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March 8, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Food that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

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From the Guardian:

The line between what "could" and "should" be kept in the fridge can be furrier than a year-old jar of pesto.

new survey by Which? found that just one in five of the people surveyed checked a condiment's label to see where it should be stored.

Marriages have exploded, families have warred, and housemates have done unspeakable things with toothbrushes over the kinds of arguments that can erupt over whether ketchup should be kept in the fridge or the cupboard.

The Love Food Hate Waste campaign has a fairly definitive A-Z of food storage on its website, full of interesting tidbits such as "tucking in" your mushrooms under a tea towel in the fridge.

According to the site, eggs are best kept in the fridge.

Bananas and pineapple should live in the fruit bowl, but most other fresh fruit and vegetables can be given an extended shelf life by being refrigerated.

Just be sure to bring them back up to room temperature before cooking or eating to increase the flavor.

Potatoes and onions belong in a cool, dark place such as a vegetable basket, ideally in a cloth bag (except spring onions, which should be kept in the fridge).

You can also store soy sauce, ketchup, brown sauce, mustard, olive oil, pickles, and chutneys in a cupboard away from sunlight, even if the label advises refrigerating after opening, according to Which?.

"Storing it in the right place keeps your food fresher for longer — and it saves you money," says Helen White, an adviser at Love Food Hate Waste. "If you're keeping bread in the fridge, it will go stale quicker; it needs to be in the cupboard or a bread bin. If you keep your apples in the fruit bowl, they will go wrinkly quicker. Store apples in the fridge — you'll be amazed at how long they last."

The broad message seems to be that keeping things in the fridge can keep them better for longer and therefore cause less food waste.

Pesto, mayonnaise, avocados, butter, and dips will last longer in a fridge than they might in a cupboard.

But when it comes to honey, bread, pastries, grains, nuts, cake, and bagels, a cool, dark cupboard with well-sealed containers is fine.

March 8, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dain Yoon, Illusion Artist

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From the New York Post:

"Illusion artist" Dain Yoon, 26, received traditional training at art school in her native Seoul, Korea, but prefers a more unique canvas than students generally study: her own face.

The painter, who now lives in Los Angeles, Calif., is able to functionally transform herself with makeup and other materials.

The result is mind-boggling, and it is often difficult to find Yoon's actual face within the art she has created on top of it.

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She becomes a Cubist portrait, the other half of a doll,and a multiplied version of herself.

She posts photos of her surreal finished work on Instagram, where she's amassed over 623,000 followers.

"When I am creating my 'look,' I always try to capture everything inside the frame, not just the painting," she says. "I try to curate everything, not only the body parts being painted but also the background, the atmosphere, the movement of body, objects, lighting, every single detail."

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Despite using her physical form, Yoon does not identify as a makeup artist, but rather as an illusion artist.

"I am a classically trained artist who just happens to use herself as her canvas," she says.

She uses a much wider range of materials than just makeup — although she still stays away from anything that may harm her hair or skin.

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She learned that lesson the hard way following an incident when she needed to cut off some of her hair after glue-gunning it.

March 8, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday Meat Loaf

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Off-Facebook Activity

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Yet another in an endless progression of Facebook rabbit holes down which things go without your having any idea about what's happening.

I'm reminded of a great remark, source unknown:

There are three types of people in the world:

Those who make things happen

Those who watch things happen

Those who wonder, what happened?

But I digress.

I only learned about this Facebook feature when I read an interesting story on Terence Eden's blog entitled "Who is Facebook's mysterious 'Lan Tim 2'?"

I happened on Eden's piece when it was featured on the front page of Hacker News, my favorite website on the planet — wait a sec, joe: are websites on the planet? Never mind... — after the New York Times, as judged by how much time I spend there.

March 8, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Finger Watch

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Finally.

From the website:

What time is it?

Finger time!

Clunky wristwatches are so last century.

The Finger Watch is more minimalist than a wristwatch and way more chic than your phone's clock.

It's past time to replace that gold Casio watch you've had since 2009.

It's time to step into the future with time at your fingertips.

Well, it's more like time at your knuckles, but you get the idea.

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Never again find yourself awkwardly asking strangers if they have the time.
 
Ice yourself out and watch the compliments and VIP treatment roll in.
 
We're surprised Cardi B didn't mention this thing in "I Like It" — yeah, it's THAT fancy.
 
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Keep an extra eye out for muggers when you're wearing this 'cause they'll think you're some sort of billionaire.
 
Damn that exquisite gold finish.
 
Features and Details:
 
• One size fits most
 
• Batteries included

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Blue or Red: $8.99.

March 8, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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