Friday, August 4, 2017

FUN FOOD & FACTS FRIDAY

WATERMELON-BERRY LIMEADE
INGREDIENTS
1/2 Cup Chopped Watermelon
1/2 Cup Fresh Strawberries, hulled
1/2 Cup Coconut Water
1 Lime, juiced
Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS
In a blender, puree watermelon, strawberries, coconut water and lime juice until smooth.  Pour over ice cubes in a decorative glass so you can show off for your friends.  Top with additional strawberries and lime slices, then serve.  Feel free to add sugar if you like it sweeter, or more lime juice for a more tart flavor.
This recipe is enough for 1 person.


CHOCOLATE
According to a Facebook survey, 53% prefer to cook their s'mores over a campfire and 26% enjoy preparing their treats right at home in the microwave. National S'mores Day is right around the corner on August 10.

Have you already been on vacation?  Are you still planning to take a trip?  Even while getting away to relax, 42% of people still check their work emails.

Do you like art?  I'm not really the type of person that can sit in a museum for hours, but I do enjoy looking at unusual things. This 3D artwork is truly amazing, and so unique.  Don't you agree?










The great actress Audrey Hepburn was born in 1929 and went on to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy and 2 Oscars.


Sally Ride, the first woman and youngest person to visit space in 1993, actually had other ideas for her career.  She was so good at tennis, that she was ranked 18th in her junior year of high school and planned to become a pro.  Once she started taking science classes in college, Sally changed her mind and decided to become an astronaut instead.

According to Dr. Bob Arnot of The Coffee Lover's Diet, some coffees are better for revving up your metabolism than others. The best are low-roasted versions that contain antioxidants which contain phenols. The phenols improve blood sugar, burn fat, protect your heart, lower Alzheimer's risk by 65%, and reduce cancer risk.  
The best coffees to buy are actually right in your local supermarket and include Veranda Blend Blonde by Starbucks,  Eight O'Clock Coffee Colombian Medium, and Dunkin Donuts Original Blend.


TOO HOT
It's ironic that I was born in August, the hottest month of the year, but I can't stand all that heat. And it's not over yet.  With heat indexes that reach between 105 degrees to 129 degrees, our bodies can suffer from heatstroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion before we know it, even in areas that are considered shady.   The body cools itself by sweating, so if you're in this type of heat and NOT sweating, that's a danger sign.  My solution - stay in the dang house and eat some fruit, which is the best thing about the summer.  
Or we could all just stay at The Icehotel in Sweden for a day or two, right?

ORGANIC FOOD
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Today, August 4 is International Beer Day, which we should never confuse with National Beer Day that we just had back in April or Drink a Beer Day which is coming up in September. (lol)
















46 comments:

  1. My birthday is on the 10th of August

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    1. I knew there was a reason I liked you Adam! Let the Leos rule! Hugs...

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    1. I love any reason for chocolate!(lol) Hugs...

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  3. S'Mores are good no matter how you make them. Yay for good coffee and I like Hepburn. That smoothly looks good too :)

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    1. A definitely agree, Kim. Any way to get some chocolate in sounds like a plan to me. Isn't that great news about coffee? Hugs...

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  4. I'm bad about checking emails on vacation. Darn for these smartphones!!! Last time I went on vacation, I had clients slam me with work the week before...it was exhausting.

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    1. You have so many things going on, I'm not surprised that you're peeking at email stuff while on the beach Steph!(lol) I hope one day soon you can actually relax for even a day! Hugs...

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  5. Thanks for the wonderful share and facts, liked the 3-d art works. Greetings.

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    1. Isn't that artwork amazing? Every time I look at them, I just marvel at the talent. Hugs...

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  6. I like fruit and try to stay inside as much as possible during the summer.

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    1. I'm addicted to fruit, and hate that all the good ones come in the summer. Like you, I hang out in the house whenever possible. Hugs...

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  7. Ugh. Don't tell me Aug is the hottest month of the year. I've been slowly sweating to death for the last two months! Normally I love summer but it's been one muggy heatwave after another here and it's brutal. I can't wait until the fall rolls around.
    BTW, I make my smores in the toaster over or in the broiler. ;) LoL

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    1. Kristin, I feel your pain and am sending some cool hugs your way. That's a great way to make s'mores. Love that idea! Hugs...

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  8. Snap. I was born in January which is one of our hottest months. Not a fan of heat and would LOVE to stay in the ice hotel. I am a fan of summer fruits though. A big fan.
    I am blown away by the three-D works. So much skill. And imagination.

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    1. My goodness, it's the opposite here EC. Give me January right now! We need to meet in that ice hotel for some tea, right? (lol) That's also when my son was born. Summer fruits totally rock. That artwork is truly amazing! Hugs...

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  9. Your recipe is perfect for the summer. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. A great one to try to celebrate your birthday Angela! You're probably one of the calmest Leos I've ever met. (lol) Hugs...

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  10. Those 3-D art are amazing, mesmerizing! I just came back from vacation which means I'm going back to work on Tuesday. *sobs*

    How are you, Ro?

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    1. When I saw that art, I felt the same. That's some serious talent! I always miss having you around and hope you got in tons of reading and relaxation. Girl, I'm trying to get all my freebies for my birthday on the 12th, AND plan a HUGE yard sale for the veterans to make some extra cash selling their things. That's a job, I could probably do much better if If I stop reading for a while. (lol)

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  11. Ha! I love S'mores anyway I can get them. Audrey!!! Love her movies.

    Good advice about the heat and apropo.

    Have a great weekend, Ro!

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    1. There has never been another actress like her. Such grace and elegance. Hope all is well! Hugs...

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  12. Great post RO, I love Eight O'Clock coffee and thanks for all the fun facts!!

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    1. Hey Debbie, and hope all is well! I think they had a deal on that coffee the other day at Harris Teeter. Hugs...RO

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  13. Thank for the WATERMELON-BERRY LIMEADE recipe. Very refreshing especially during terrible heat.

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    1. Just picked up a huge watermelon, and want to try lots of new recipes. Hugs...

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  14. All kinds of fun stuff!
    So much information, so little time. Thanks, Ro, especially for the coffee info. I'll be picking up Dunkin original next week.
    Enjoy your weekend:)

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    1. I'm always looking for ways to lose weight Sandra. (lol) Hope your days have been great!

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  15. Hmmm, I've got a watermelon in my fridge right now! I stopped drinking beer when I rediscovered cider... I'm off to search National Cider Day :-)

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    1. I was sort of surprised to find so many different things to do with watermelon Annalisa. Cider sure is yummy! Hugs...

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  16. August is a great birthday month! Most of my favorite people have August birthdays including my husband and my dad. That watermelon limeade sounds amazing! And that's really interesting about the coffee. I made notes and I know what kind of coffee I'm going to buy next time I'm at the grocery store!

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    1. Yay to Leos this month, and your life must be interesting to have two Leos in the family! (lol) Truly amazing about the benefits of coffee. 2 more days! Hugs...

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  17. The 3D art amazes me. I can't imagine creating anything like that! I have been reading a lot about watermelon this summer and how good it is for us. I think your recipe makes it sound even better. :) Love coffee- and I switch up what I buy, but it's nice to know sometimes I am buying the healthier ones. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I know, right? The art is really wonderful and creative! Yay to watermelon this month! Hugs...

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  18. Wow that art is super! Isn't watermelon lovely, so refreshing.
    Hope you have a great birthday month!

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm trying to eat as much fruit as possible these days and to stay away from those carbs! Hugs...

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  19. Mmm...that first recipe for the limeade looks so yummy!

    I love s'mores. Over the fire is fun, but I'll make them in the microwave too. :)

    I think that 3d chalk art is so fun. I read a library book with all sorts of examples.


    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Wow! You found a library book with this type of art? What's the name of that book? Need to grab that. I love tart flavors a lot. Hugs...

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  20. Yummy drink! I tried out BerryCart! Thanks for the heads up on it yesterday :D

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    1. More fruit for me! Glad you had a chance to try the new app! More savings! Hugss..

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  21. Every day is Beer Day in this house. Don't worry, though, I'm countering all of that with this Eight O'Clock Colombian roast I'm drinking right now.

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    1. I'll bet you celebrate on National Beer Holidays even more, but I agree. The coffee sure helps. (lol)

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  22. You find the best recipes! I love smores made in the microwave:)
    YOU have a great one.
    Hugs,

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    1. I love fruity and tart things, and they're super simple to make because I don't want to work too dang hard. (lol) Hugs...

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  23. Hi RO, I wish August was our hottest month this year! I have high hopes for next summer. :) Great post! :)

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    1. I wish you a wonderful summer next year! Hugs...

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