LOL – I have never heard of this before (maybe because I was only a Cub and not a full Boy Scout!), but this is very clever!
Campfire Eggs in an Orange
Feeds 1 hungry Boy Scout
- 1 orange
- 2 large eggs
- salt & pepper
- other seasonings of choice (optional)
- 2 large pieces of foil
- heatproof tongs (for grilling or camping)
- Light campfire and allow it to burn until hot coals develop
- Cut orange in half and scoop out pulp with a spoon from each half (snack on this while your eggs cook!). Run a knife along the insides of the orange peels to remove excess pulp
- Crack one egg into each orange peel half
- Season with salt, pepper and seasonings of choice if desired
- Wrap one piece of foil around each egg tightly
- Place foil-wrapped orange halves atop hot coals. Allow to cook 3-5 minutes to set
- Remove from coals using long, heat-proof tongs. Unwrap and allow orange halves to sit one minute to cool slightly before eating
Leave it to Martha to come up with these fun and clever ideas for Easter and Spring kids crafts! See them all here:
Children will bloom with creativity when making these seasonally inspired crafts.
Crafty young gardeners will love celebrating the arrival of spring with a tissue cherry-blossom tree.
Gather branches that have fallen outside; let dry, if necessary. Cut out 2-inch squares of pink tissue, pinch tightly in the middle to create blooms, and affix them to branches with white glue. Display in a tall container, such as a canning jar, with the lid’s center removed.
Such a gorgeous view! I want to be there now!
Untitled photo by Saša Čuka
Interesting, I use a lot of Google’s products (Gmail, GCal, GRead, GVoice, GDocs. Chrome, etc. etc.) and this new report and analysis from Google sounds interesting! Details form Lifehacker:
Google’s freshly released Account Activity Dashboard creates a monthly report that lays out how you’re using Google, from your Gmail activity to your account sign-in locations.
Obviously the most interesting stat for most of us will be the Gmail analysis, though Googler Andreas Tuerk offers a broader view:
[M]y most recent Account Activity report told me that I sent 5 percent more email than the previous month and received 3 percent more. An Italian hotel was my top Gmail contact for the month. I conducted 12 percent more Google searches than in the previous month, and my top queries reflected the vacation I was planning: [rome] and [hotel].
Lastly, it’s a potential gem for running a monthly security audit.
For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification.
You can sign up for the new Account Activity Dashboard here. It probably won’t blow your mind off the bat, but it could be a handy—or at least interesting—tool to keep in mind.
Giving you more insight into your Google account activity | Official Google Blog
Wow – this is an awesome yacht design! Truly timeless! From YankoDesign:
The highlight of the Cronos yacht is stunningly intricate woodwork that almost seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. The elaborate flooring and siding leaves little to be desired from additional furnishings. This is recognized in its otherwise minimal, albeit somewhat futuristic, interior and exterior. I’d never want to leave!
Designers: Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli
In the same way this post helped with slowing down bananas ripen, there are several ideas on how to properly and quickly ripen fruit and vegetables. Here is a great tip for those unripen avocados waiting to become guacamole! From Lifehacker and TheKitchn:
Use a Banana to Quickly Ripen an Avocado
Finding a good ripe avocado can be difficult at most grocery stores. If you get one that’s not quite ripe enough to eat but you’re dying to make up some tasty guacamole, food blog Tasting Table recommends you just store the avocado in a paper bag with a banana.
Bananas release ethylene gas, which speed up the ripening process for avocados (and other fruits). Storing the two in close proximity means the ripening is super charged and happens quicker. If you happen to do your grocery shopping at a store that only seems to stock rock hard avocados, this might come in handy. If you don’t have any bananas on hand, Apple’s should work just as well.
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