We love roasted brussel sprouts in our family and we eat them quite often. Insanely easy to fix, just a little oil, some salt and pepper and pop them in the oven o a foil lined cookie sheet for about 30 minutes at 400°F. Easy. We love them. Even the little guy and the whole family loves them a little extra crispy which really seems to bring out the flavor.
But I never thought about roasting them with bacon. YUM!
Check out the recipe over at Nom Nom Paleo.
This is a great animated short that everyone should really see. If you are a parent, be sure to watch it with your kids, they need to see it too.
As any good AdWords agency knows, you have to be careful when running keyword and content targeted display ads. If not, you run the risk of having your ads appear next to a tragic event or a breaking news story, resulting in really ill-timed and inappropriate ad placement.
Promoted tweets on Twitter are no different as FX Networks is finding out when their promoted tweets for their new series The Bridge were showcased along with breaking news of the I-5 bridge collapse in Skagit Valley near Mount Vernon, WA.
Suffice to say, having a promoted tweet that reads, “Over The Bridge, not only the secrets are buried.” run along side breaking news for a bridge collapse where it was first reported that cars and people were under water certainly falls into the ill-timed and inappropriate category of ad display.
It’s OK, FX, we still love you.
— The Bridge(@TheBridgeFX) May 23, 2013
I received the ring knife in the mail the other day from the Handy Twine Knife Company and this is one review that has me mixed.
You see, I received two different types of ring knives and both were at the other end of the spectrum quality wise. The orange one was high quality metal that was dipped in an orange vinyl coating. The other one was green plastic that reminded me of a cheap plastic toy out of a cracker jack box but with a sharp blade on it.
Suffice to say, I loved the orange one. It felt solid and sturdy during use and worked wonderfully on fishing line, twine and popping off plastic straps on a large box. I will definitely be adding this to the tackle box and will likely even pick up a spare or two for the tool box.
The plastic green one however was a bit “flexible” and left me with concerns that the plastic was going to break and the end result would be a run-away blade finding flesh. (For the record, it DID NOT and I am able to type this review all fingers still in tact.) While I might keep it around for small jobs, it will only be used if I can’t readily find the orange one. In fairness, I may have reviewed it higher it didn’t come with the vinyl covered metal one, which is a tool I can see myself using often. Safely.
There is a new survey program in beta testing called PaidViewpoint that is looking for beta testers to sign up and actually get paid their viewpoints. Not points, not entries to win but actual cash via PayPal.
The more you answer the higher your TraitScore, the higher your TraitScore, the more you earn per answer.
If you like participating in survey’s, this this one is for you. If you like being paid for your opinion, then this one is definitely for you.
Dear Ben and Jerry,
Please stop adding seaweed to your ice creams.
I was extremely disheartened to learn that a company I had always respected for their high moral values and a company mission to “improve the quality of life” had started using an ingredient that has a history of health concerns – carrageenan, a red seaweed extract. Yes, I know that carrageenan is approved by the FDA but I always felt that Ben and Jerry’s had much higher standards than those set at the FDA. Isn’t that one of the reasons why you take a stance on GMO’s and used egg’s from cage-free hens?
Suffice to say, I miss my New York Super Fudge Chunk… I want it back. I want to be able to enjoy it again but I refuse to have it as long as it has carrageenan. You should know that many refuse to eat anything with carrageenan in it and my family is one of them. As such, we no longer buy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and are now buying from your competitors. If sales are not what they used to be, might I recommend removing carrageenan and making a very big deal about it. Your sales will jump back up.
Remove the carrageenan and restore my faith in the B&J mission to “improve the quality of life”. After all, ice cream made from “high quality dairy ingredients” doesn’t need a seaweed extract.
Learn more about the dangers of carrageenan:
A former fan,
The CanGun1 Spray Can Tool advertises that it has an “Exclusive FullGrip Trigger” and in this case, it certainly is a full-size grip. Many other items that claim to have full size grips are often made for smaller hands and do not have as comfortable grip in the hands of a full grown working man. That is not the case with the CanGun1. At 6′ tall and over 200 pounds, I am not a small guy and neither are my hands. As you can tell from the pictures below the CanGun1 fits comfortably with plenty of grip.
The trigger was smooth and allowed for a nice even covering with very little effort on pulling the trigger which certainly makes the CANGUN1 a recommendation for anyone that has arthritis or large projects to work on.
Not only is the CanGun1 easier on the finger but it is also easier on the wrist. Using spray paint cans with the “one finger” method requires your wrist to be in a right angle, however the CanGun1 allows for a more natural and comfortable position of the wrist that also allows for more control when painting.
Installing and removing CanGun1 on a spray can is a bit tight the first couple of times (especially in colder weather) and the secure fit that this provides is certainly appreciated. However, I can envision spray paint mishaps happening to a user if they are not careful and do not take the half a second to look at the clear to understand picture of how to properly install the CanGun1 onto the aerosol can.
- A true full size grip that was built for a real mans hand.
- Allows for a smooth application of spray paint.
- Virtually eliminates finger and wrist fatigue during big projects.
- Puts painting projects back in the reach for many with arthritis.
- Snaps onto any standard aerosol can.
- Made in the USA
All in all very high marks for this product and highly recommended.
Ken Becker, inventor of the CanGun1, says that the CanGun1 is available nationwide through all Ace Hardware Stores, Tractor Supply Stores and on Amazon.com with new retailers being added regularly.
MaxFilm leaves a dry film lubricant which greatly outperformed other spray lubricants I have used in the past. My first impression was that the can was a bit too small for the price but after using it and seeing that I didn’t have to use nearly as much to get the performance results I needed, I felt that the can was just right and certainly fits better in my tool box.
Definitely give it a shot if you see it at your local retailer.