When our father died, my brother, sister and I were not able to afford the headstone we wanted for his burial spot in the cemetery. We were able to take care of the funeral necessities, and we knew that we could revisit getting him a headstone when we were all in a better place emotionally as well as financially. That was nearly two years ago, and we knew that it was time to visit the monument store in Morris County NJ. I think it was actually easier on all of us to go at such a later date because we were all at peace with what had happened. Continue reading “A Special Monument for Our Father”
In order for the fashion industry to stay healthy, brands need to make clothing that matters to consumers. Freshness, modernity, comfort and practicality are all key ones, as many New York designers did.
This year’s New York Fashion Week, these five trends are destined to become the hot fashion shopping in 2018, why? We use data to speak:
1, “inclined world”
Popular in the spring of 2017, the style of the 1980s continues into the fall of 2017 and is likely to continue into fashion next year. For the coming season, the most popular style trends will be distinctive color and formalism (frills).
The data behind this trend: In the spring of 2017, the newest frill dress from mainstream fashion retailers increased 209 percentage points from the year before. And they are selling well, with high replenishment rates, and 39% of these products are still being sold at full price. After the neutral color, yellow is the fifth largest selling color.
Although the frill dress looks like the summer will be popular, but its new arrival this fall, the number is also rising – so far has increased by 179%. This undoubtedly shows that they will still appear on the purchase list of consumers in the spring of 2018.
Bright yellow-green and lemon yellow, asymmetric cutting and frills are nowadays the most popular fashion elements.
2, pink is replaced by red
Say goodbye to “Millennium Powder,” and red has become the most popular color on Instagram!
Ok, so to speak may be a little exaggerated. Pink does not fall out of favor overnight, even within six months. But pink is no longer the hottest color, the most eye-catching red is.
The data behind this trend: In the United States and the United Kingdom, the number of “red” new arrivals by mainstream fashion retailers in fall 2017 has risen 111% from a year earlier. Although pink new products still lead, but by the spring of 2018, consumers will find the next popular color.
Create stylish red cherry is the United States beauty brand Glossier. With a $ 34.4 million venture capitalism backed by a business model that truly caters to today’s consumers, the brand has helped propel the Millennial with its critically acclaimed branding and packaging.
Recently, Glossier launched a new “Body Hero” series, and introduced a bright red. This product has now become the brand’s hot focus on Instagram.
3, short jacket
Whether it is a truck driver jacket, aviator jacket, Parker coat, as long as all the cut it to the buttocks above it. Designers are looking everywhere for alternatives to the Bomber Jacket, and in the spring of 2018, they unanimously put their attention on the jacket.
The data behind this trend: the number of new short jackets this fall is up 87% from last year. Taking into account the short jacket version, consumers may not have been wearing it this winter, so it is expected that this trend will occur in the spring of 2018. ” February and March will be the best months of new product sales, which is where the mainstream retailers launch denim jackets the most.
4, Department of sleeves waist decoration
This style looks very athletic, casual and practical. New York designer Alexander Wang tied his sleeves to a pair of jeans, while street label Kith Sport added his sleeves to the base sweater and wrapped his sleeves.
The data behind this trend: Sleeveless waistbands are very popular in the spring of 2017 and 40% of the products are sold at full price (the industry average for the quarter was 17%). Forty-two percent of spring sleeve elements appear on the skirt, and as more hoodies and sweaters appear on sleeves, it looks like Kith’s design will get popular in the following season.
5, light purple
A major feature of New York Fashion Week is the extensive use of color. Frankly, lavender does not always sell the best color. But many designers are using this sweet lilac, consumers are also likely in the spring of 2018 cast more attention to this color.
Most people think of, are noodles with lunch meat. Hot water crashed down, kneading body posture gradually soft. Then throw two pieces of lunch meat pot, sow burst of subtle sizzling, people simply could not hold!
However, in fact, this multi-faceted lunar lunchman, used only as a supper, is also a bit of a waste. Carnivores such as penguins, spring, summer, autumn and winter, from morning till night, can eat a can of lunch meat –
Morning | Thick slices of lunch meat sandwich
Eat meat, start from morning!
Convenience store cold ham sandwiches, sandwiched with a few pieces of meat as thin as onion skin, eat the same feeling did not eat the same thing. Fry a few pieces of their own thick lunch sandwich into the bread, big mouth ah woo bite go cool enough.
Noon | colorful meat Ding fried rice
Weekend at home chasing the play, unknowingly had lunch point. Call takeaway, but also do not know how long to be sent, it is better to fry a meal yourself.
A few packets of carrots, corn, green beans, assorted vegetables diced in the refrigerator, and then cut the lunch meat, make an egg – aroma overflowing! A spoon can eat the whole bowl, did not delay my chase drama industry!
Dinner | stomach meal noodles
Home from work at night, hungry and tired, but do not want to move?
A meal noodles, fried eggs, fried noodles, full stomach meal of a dinner, and just wash a pot!
Late at night | crisp meal of meat
Late at night without take-away, you can not sleep without full meal, you can also take lunch meat to pad mat.
Lunch meat cut into thick, threw it into a small pan slowly fry. Like a small fire more frying for a while, eat crisp and more crispy incense.
Have a good time, then drink a little wine. This supper, I think OK!
Home to save a few cans of lunch meat, bring a sense of security is comparable to a boyfriend.
However, although the boyfriend lunch delicious meat, in the end is a meat products, to choose the excellent quality of the big brands, to eat at ease.
The luncheon meat, the founder of Lord Shiba’s luncheon meat, is the first choice of penguin king’s peace of mind.
The birth of the star in the flames ingredients
World stick lunch meat SPAM
Few modern ingredients, like this blue can (SPAM), carry such a heavy history.
On the eve of World War II depression, the meat supply shortage, ham, sausage have become a luxury. To deal with this situation, the meat giant Hormel minced pig’s shoulder meat by adding water and seasoning to a slurry and filling it into tin cans to shape it. SPAM was born.
World War II, because SPAM easy to transport, canned instant, rich in protein and other advantages, as a perfect military rations, fed a million war soldiers in the United States soldier.
▲ SPAM mascot Slammin ‘Spammy pig, was also painted on the fuselage of the fuselage
At the time when coal and oil were all well-priced, most of the meat was available in limited quantities, combined with the instant consumption of lunch meringue, making it the most economical and convenient staple food choice.
According to Raj Patel, a British scholar, “the biggest impetus for changing human recipes has always been war.” Indeed, the birth of SPAM in the war spread to many countries as the military spread and had a profound impact on the eating habits of locals .
Lunch meat as a US soldier’s food, was taken to South Korea, it is popular in the local open. Until today, Korean troops in the pot, rice balls, sushi … … can not do without luncheon meat. A can of luncheon meat on a hundred yuan combination is a decent gift for the holidays.
Hawaii’s fishing industry was once restricted in World War II, lunch meat as a convenient source of meat, but also gradually accepted by the local people. Lunch meat salad, lunch meat sushi … McDonald’s on this tropical island, and even sell lunch meat burger!
Popular 80 years of canned blue, what is the taste?
In our luncheon meat evaluation, SPAM with the taste of fine, strong meat, topped the recommended list!
And the pot lunch meat recipe is simple, only six: pork, water, starch, salt, sugar and sodium nitrite.
Even texture and delicate texture, but also obviously feel chewy meat fiber.
After cooking, the sensation is still tight, do not worry about the next hot pot scattered starch lumps.
Most like to cut into thick slices, more fried for a while, eat more Jiao Xiang.
Now formula has been adjusted, lower sodium content. Classic version of the original version of every 100g, the sodium content of only 693mg, will not eat too salty, very suitable for Chinese tastes.
There are light flavor optional! Every hundred grams of fat content, even less than the classic version 6.6g, lower calories.
Each soul full of meat, not too lonely.
Wet and cold winter, quick juicy lunch with Q shells, give yourself a good meal!
Salad Lane will generally add a lot of vegetables, fruits, meat and other ingredients, or even directly into the cereal beans as the staple food, and then poured on the favorite sauce, a bowl to meet. Not only all kinds of nutrition are taken in, it is also easy to do.
However, I thought I could eat cold chilled fruits and vegetables at this weather. After all, it’s also important to have a hot meal in the winter.
However, who says salad can only eat cold?
Recently read a “wow! Salad’s textbook” and found that the original salad not only eat hot, many seasonal ingredients are also particularly suitable for autumn and winter made of “hot salad” (Hot Salad or Warm Salad). So, delicious “hot salad” how to do?
Hot salad selection of ingredients
In theory, the ingredients of a normal salad can be used. However, in order to ensure the taste, some suitable for cold food vegetables, such as lettuce, cucumber, etc., it is recommended to replace with other vegetables.
Hot salad ingredients require heat treatment, therefore, highly recommended in autumn and winter season root vegetables, various fungi and protein-rich seafood and meat.
Root vegetables mainly refers to the food part of the vegetables in the soil, including potatoes, radishes, carrots, taro, sweet potatoes, yam and so on.
Mushrooms recommend the choice of relatively thick meat, such as mushrooms, Pleurotus eryngii, crab mushrooms, etc .; meat suggestion to choose a higher protein, fat, relatively less chicken, beef, or all kinds of seafood is not bad, such as shrimp, scallops, Salmon, tuna and so on.
In particular, root vegetables, fungi and meat are not raw, is the “hot salad” the best choice.
Hot salad cooking & sauce with
Hot salad cooking methods, including steaming, cooking and oven baking, etc., will not be overly complicated ingredients processing, not only the pursuit of simple operation, but also try to keep the raw ingredients.
The usual practice is to put all the ingredients to deal with, and the same as the ordinary salad, all together, pour sauce into the mix well. This is also the difference between “hot salad” and ordinary stews, cooking and oven dishes.
In addition to the commonly used sauces of ordinary salads, Hot Salad is also suitable for flavors such as cheese, cheese, cream, paprika, garlic and curry powder. Appetite salad.
Eat “hot salad” in winter, not only can eat a lot of vegetables at a time, warm food can speed up the body’s basal metabolism, it is suitable for winter fitness and fear of people who gain weight.
Then share 6 delicious, good to do, nutritious low calorie “hot salad”, two of them from the food book new book, “wow! Salad’s textbook” and quickly do it.
Musical song (dry) …… 200g
Coarse salt … … 60g
Water … 280ml
① cut cowpea, cut into small slices of small potatoes, garlic chopped, olive cut half; small potatoes into the water pot boil for 20 minutes until soft rotten.
② the cowpea paragraph into the boiling water, boiled 2 minutes after the removal, too cold water drain.
③ production rosemary pepper oil: pan hot olive oil, add garlic, rosemary, the smell of leaching in the cowpea and potatoes.
④ Stir in half of the olives, add chili powder, allspice and salt seasoning can be.
What is blue cheese?
Blue cheese is a semi-soft cheese, loose texture, easy to melt, but the most fragile. The latter is the reason people use more drops of cheese. Traditional drops of blue cheese, crustless, white mother with blue mold, its taste than white mold cheese to appear strong and spicy, very exciting.
Blue cheese, with more than two thousand years of history, the breeding of penicillium cheese makes a beautiful blue pattern, but this time the cheese can also be eaten. Unlike other cheese varieties, blue cheese matures outward from the center.
The invention of blue cheese legend:
A desperate cheese maker tosses half-eaten rye bread into the cheese pail, and after several weeks or months he comes back and discovers that the mold buns on the bread have been transferred to the cheese, and this daring pioneer has no direct Throw away the cheese, but choose to taste, so, blue cheese came out.
Blue cheese unique mold pattern is another part of the cheese production process. Because blue mold (a fungus) requires plenty of oxygen, the entire cheese is filled with needles so that the air can enter the interior of the cheese. This method can make the inside and outside of the cheese can form a blue moldy.
Blue cheese mold fungus safe?
The number of microorganisms around us is huge. The number of microorganisms carried by the human body itself is 10 times that of human cells, and the number of genes is more than 100 times that of human beings. It is precisely because of the presence of a large number of microorganisms that our people can live well.
The vast majority of microorganisms in nature live in peace with others, unrelated to each other. Only a very small number of people are ill and there are very few other people whose metabolites are consumed by humans.
For example, yellow rice wine contains molds such as Rhizopus; the most famous Maotai and other solid-state fermented white spirits generally have several types of molds involved in fermentation; the more famous southern fermented rice is mainly fermented by Rhizopus. All kinds of sauce is fermented by wild molds; traditional fermentation of stinky tofu has mold involved. In addition, milks are also involved in the dairy products in northern China and Tibet.
Long-term research fermented, mold fermented foods may also have some health functions.
So mold fermented food is safe.
Tips: penicillin allergy can eat blue cheese it?
1 Penicillium has many subspecies, not all penicillin will produce penicillin
2. Under different conditions, the metabolism of penicillin is also different. In cheese production conditions, the environment humidity, temperature, oxygen, etc. may not meet the mildew penicillin production conditions.
How to eat Blue cheese ?
1. Pears and apples are usually better served with blue cheese.
2. Make a salad, cut the cheese into small pieces, or grind it with salad.
3. Blue cheese + bread + wine the simplest, most traditional, but also the most perfect combination.
4. To make cheese sandwich, the practice is simple: clip ham, ah, what fresh vegetables.
Filipino cuisine is not as famous as “neighbors” in Thailand and Vietnam. But with more than 7,000 islands and a rich history, this tropical archipelago also has its own flavor.
Let’s taste it with me now!
Adobo marinated chicken or pork with vinegar, simmered, fat and not greasy. Since the main seasoning pickled vinegar, it is not perishable, and very tasty. There are also some adobo cooked with squid and oysters.
A fusion restaurant with local Filipino cuisine, western food, signature grilled squid and adidas.
Address: Station 1, Aklan Province, Philippines
2. roasted pork leg (Crispy Pata)
Roasted pork leg is marinated pork leg roasted to crisp, cut into small pieces on top sauce, together with garlic, pepper and vinegar, crisp and meaty, sweet and not fat, when eating plus cattle Ox tripe and vegetables.
Restaurant on the cliffs, famous for invincible sea views, high-end hotel restaurant, but the price is not that high. When you have a good meal, the taste may not be as important. Restaurant is not very easy to find, a Chinese menu, it is recommended to advance viewing location, late to sit in the middle only
Address: Diniwid Beach, Philippines
3. Philippine barbecue
Barbecue best reflects the local Philippine style. Philippine-style barbecue is a traditional Philippine-style food, there are grilled chicken, pork roast pork, grilled fish and grilled shrimp.
AA BBQ is Cebu’s chain of gourmet restaurants, very famous. In the local, readily stopped a taxi and told the driver AA BBQ, the driver Mr. absolutely know what you mean shop. When you enter the restaurant, you can see all kinds of fresh and delicious seafood into the open refrigerator, you can choose seafood, and then to the counter to tell the ordering staff you want to cook the taste.
Address: AA BBQ, San Roque, Cebu City
4. roasted suckling pig (Lechon)
Roasted suckling pig is the representative of the food here, the locals become “Lechon” (Lechon), when the holidays, the locals will be regarded as delicious food on the table, which is a kind of pork as a raw material to bake Grilled, pure pork, not mixed with other foods, grilled, dipped in local people like to eat vinegar and garlic and other spices, special delicious.
Kamayan is a famous traditional Philippine food chain, 29 years old. Here, customers can taste a variety of Philippine native cuisine. In addition to taste, there are bands live, very popular.
Kamayan, in the Filipino language, refers to “eating by hand,” and despite the in-store serving of cutlery, the tradition of pilafing is also very popular.
Address: 523 Padre Faura Street Corner M Adriatico Streetermita, Metro Manila, Philippines
Halo-halo means “mixed” in Filipino. It is actually a local specialty dessert. It is a cool ice-cold drink that mixes jelly, milk, sugar and ice cream to cool the heat well.
This dessert shop sign is very eye-catching, colorful. There are three kinds of text at the entrance of the menu to choose from, there are physical display, you can buy as you like. There are 20-30 kinds of tastes, the price is not expensive, sweet taste.
Address: D’Mall de Boracay, Malay, Aklan
6. Spanish paella
Many dishes in Boracay, Philippines, are heavily influenced by Spain, and there are many restaurants on the island famous for its cooked Spanish seafood paella. In full of seafood on the rice, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice, taste and fragrance.
Ol Spanish Tapas, Bar and Restaurant
The island is famous for its Spanish restaurant. Recommended paella, golden rice fired just right, accompanied by a variety of seafood and lemon juice, taste like but slightly more expensive.
Also recommended are Spanish sardines, can serrano ham, spanish manchego cheese, olives and salami.
Address: D’Mall, Boracay Island, Station 2 White Beach, 5608, Philippines
7. bone soup (bulalo)
Beef bone soup is a Philippine national dish, which is made with beef bone and tendon for a long time, thick and tasty, and aftertaste.
This shop has a very famous beef bone soup, sell generally, but the taste is very tasty, the basic point of each table. The overall price of things in the store, but the environment is relatively simple, beef mushroom rice, roasted pork rice is also delicious.
Address: D’Mall, Station2 | White Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines