Hey bloggers and lurkers!
It just came to my attention that Millionaire Matchmaker has a new season coming up. And in true Bravo form, they are showing old episodes before the big premiere. Incase you missed me, my episode airs this Tuesday at 10:00am (eastern and “specific” time). So dvr or tivo it if you’re at work and didn’t see my debut last season. You can read about my experience on the show here.I’m mainly in the beginning until the middle but I m in a lot of scenes so you won’t miss me.
I hope everyone had a nice weekend!
I can’t believe that I will be at the foodbuzz fesitval after the next two weekends! I’m very excited, but at the same time nervous and anxious.
Its monday, which means another round of myth busting! This by far seems to be the most popular posts of the week!
Myth #1: You can’t die of a broken heart: Well, your heart doesn’t literally break like they show in cartoons. But, it is definitely possible to become so upset and stressed over losing a loved one that it can lead to death. The condition called cardiomyopathy causes death. People who die from this condition have no previous heart disease but have had an extremely stressful emotional situation and die. How to prevent? Chocolate and family guys (or anything that will make you laugh and forget about that a-hole).
Myth #2:I got criticized on my blog, I suck! The fact ism your readers will not always be kind, they may criticize or disagree with you and express it in very harsh ways. They may not like what you have written or how you’ve written something, but its not their comments that will determine your reputation. Rather, its how you respond to these comments. Don’t take it personally and provide authentic information. If you think that someone has a point in what they are saying, then acknowledge it graciously. Think of it as an opportunity to interact with your readers and engage them in meaningful conversations.
Myth #3: Washing dishes by hand saves money: On average, modern dishwashers use about 1-1.5 kilowatt hours of energy and 3.7 gallons of water, which is actually equal to one full kitchen sink. Now think about how many full sinks you use to wash your dishes and the water you use to rinse them after. Don’t forget that in general, a dishwasher runs every 2-3 days, whereas washing by hand is usually a daily chore. It’s pretty clear which one is less water-efficient. Since I slaved most of culinary school washing dishes by hand, I embrace the dishwasher with open arms!
Myth #4: Rats are unhygenic: I lived in a student apartment near the east village in NYC where I became familiar with a number of rats that hanged around. Of course they freaked me out because I thought they would carry diseases and what not. However, after some research, I found out it depends on the rat. Pet rats are actually quite compulsive when it comes to cleaning, spending approximately 60% of their time cleaning. That sounds like my grandma. Since they’re very social animals, they will often help each other out to clean those hard to reach places, which means if they have passed by a bait box the baits get transferred from one rodent to another. I’m still afraid of rats, but I’m mainly just fascinated another creature spends more of their day cleaning than my grandma.
Myth #5: Your blog is yours, it doesn’t matter what you say: Yes, it IS yours, but I have four words: It’s on the internet. Even if you don’t publicize your blog, people can find it. An online forum as a substitute for journaling comes with risks — your boss, friends, parents and more might end up reading it. Is it likely? Maybe not. Is it possible? Yes. Some young people have a blog and share it only with their friends. Don’t count on them not forwarding it. If you REALLY don’t want anyone to read it, maintain a password, or consider a Word document on your hard drive. Or go old school, and get a paper diary. I only write what I feel comfortable sharing with anybody. So with that in mind, I dont share EVERYTHING. Believe me, there is some serious trash talk and gossip I’d love to gush, but this is the internet, and my blog is not about to become the next US weekly.
For today’s recipe, we have sweet n spicy citrus salmon. People get scarred of cooking fish but this was a frozen fillet from trader joes. All I did was take it out of the package, slather the marinade, and cooked it. Heres what goes in:
-1 salmon fillet
-3 tbs of blood orange marmalade
-a generous shake of red chili pepper
-dash of salt
Place the salmon in foil, slather the marmalade, pepper flakes and salt. Bake at 350 for about 20 minuets (less if its fresh). Check often and flake with a fork to test the “doneness”. Easy right?