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Sunday brunch At Olive

The place is small but adequate since we were the only customers having brunch. OK, I'm a sucker for French pressed coffee served in a big black shinny glass cup. Now, for the purpose of this Headline. My sunny side eggs were cooked to the point of being burnt on the bottom which means there was very little fluid yolk left for the french toast which had no flavor. The bacon consisted of 2 small paper thin slices, maybe equal to one slice if I put one on top of the other. My wife said her's was ok except for the 2 thin slices of bacon. Price for all this was a whopping $30.00 before tip. It's a nice sorta off the beat little place in the cannery district in downtown Dayton, Ohio. located in the old Wmypee's Place.

Recommendation: Try "Tanks" just up the street on Wayne Av. for a better, bigger, breakfast, more meat and at 1/2 the price. This is not a plug for TANKS -just the facts.


17 Starbucks Customer Ideas That Need to Be Implemented Now

Earlier this summer, Starbucks announced that it would start offering almond milk in its stores, noting in the press release that it was one of the most common requests on its "platform for crowdsourcing customer and barista suggestions," called My Starbucks Idea. I had never heard of the site before, but it is a treasure trove of great𠅊nd some admittedly not-so-great—ideas from Starbucks customers around the world. The whole goal of My Starbucks Idea, according to the FAQ, is to "shape the future of Starbucks," making it the most perfect customer experience possible. These forums aren&apost a place to complain about bad service at a single store, though. There are some big picture, pie in the sky kind of ideas here, with hot topics of conversation ranging from how the Starbucks app and the My Starbucks Rewards program could be improved, to what kind of mugs should be used in stores.

And folks from Starbucks HQ are listening, as demonstrated by the addition of almond milk to the menu. So since it&aposs clearly not unprecedented for Starbucks to take customer suggestions into consideration, here are 17 other ideas from intrepid Starbucks customers, pulled from the My Starbucks Idea forums, that I&aposd like to see implemented next.


Recipe Improvement - Elder Scrolls Online

Rank I - Provisioning Rank 1

Allows the making of up to level 19 Recipes.

Rank II - Provisioning Rank 20

Allows the making of up to level 29 Recipes.

Rank III - Provisioning Rank 30

Allows the making of up to level 39 Recipes.

Rank IV - Provisioning Rank 40

Allows the making of up to level 49 Recipes.

Rank V - Provisioning Rank 50

Allows the making of up to level 50 Recipes.

Rank VI - Provisioning Rank 50

Allows the making of up to level 150 Recipes.

Recipe Improvement is a Skill in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This Skill is found in the Provisioning Skills Skill Line and can be unlocked by gaining experience while having a Skill from that Line on your active Skill Bar. Skills can be reset at Rededication Shrines found in the capital cities of each ESO faction, for a tidy sum of gold.


Reviews ( 13 )

Great recipe! Only change I made
was to add a bit of salt to the dough. I froze half the dough before the baking soda water bath and still ended up with 16 good sized pretzel bread sticks. I served them with cheddar beer soup. Outstanding!

The recipe works beautifully, I have no idea what the people who had issues did wrong. I make the dough a day ahead and store it in the fridge, then get it out, shape, and let rise just a bit longer, maybe an extra 10-15 minutes. I add 2 tsp. kosher salt to the dough, I find it too bland without. Also, I add all the flour at once, because I'm somewhat lazy when I make bread/bread products. My KA handles it with no problems. Absolutely delicious, it makes a bunch but somehow they always get eaten. :D

Good pretzels, but a bit of a struggle. Frankly, this recipe could use some copyediting. Here are my suggestions:Heed the note to boil the dough in a skillet -- preferably cast iron. It doesn't goo-up the dough nearly as much.Get yourself a fish spatula (or two) to get the dough in and out of the water.Let the wet dough sit for a few before paper towelling them off, otherwise you have dough sticking to paper towel. Not fun.Make sure to add water to the egg wash (I forgot) and GO EASY on it on the dough -- my rods flattened out quite a bit probs due to overzealous egg washing.Hit the pretzels with the Maldon right before they go into the oven. The pretzels came out tasting great but looking like sea cucumbers. Better luck next time.

Priscilla Yoshizawa Wagner

Our first attempt at making soft pretzels so unsure if the outcome was due to ineptitude but they were very bitter (which we attributed to all that baking soda!). We boiled for at least 30 secs per side and baked for almost 15 mins, not 10, as suggested. 3 out of 5 ⭐️

They came out great following.the exact instructions. However they were bland without a topping, so maybe a bit of salt or seasoning in the dough itself would have been good

There seem to be some typos in the recipe - "after before cooking" for instance and are we supposed to boil the pretzels for only 30 seconds ? As to lye - it's very dangerous stuff, food grade or not. Caustic and damaging to tissue - get it in your eye and you'll be in for a world of hurt, and very likely blindness.

I used lard instead of veggie oil. I only use lard from our pigs an oh my these were delicious, but you MUST boil them in lye water, it's all the difference in the world.

I made two batches - one boiled as directed and one not boiled. The boiled batch is more fluffy inside like a ballpark pretzel. I noticed that the one that are slightly larger are more moist inside. a bigger pretzel could be really soggy. The non-boiled batch, while still tasty, are more like a salty breadstick than a pretzel. Still good but lacks that familiar, fluffy texture. Some users reported they had a very wet dough. I found that I needed 3.5 cups to the initial mixture with an additional half cup for kneading although it's humid today which has an impact. I also used raw sugar rather than brown sugar. still tasty. Overall, a good taste.

Oh my goodness were these a disappointment! Never use this recipe! Honestly, it's a huge waste of time! I spent 3 hours making these and they turned out to be vile and soggy. First, the flour amount they call for is way off. They warn that the dough may be slightly sticky and that you can add up to 1/4th cup more. I needed much, much more than that, because my dough was a pile of gluey goo (I followed the recipe perfectly). Perhaps they scooped flour instead of pouring it to measure? They should've specified if they were using an abnormal method of measuring, but the amount they called for was nowhere near enough. Then, when it was time to cook the sticks, the directions are very vague and don't give you an idea of how the sticks should look. I tried doing 15 seconds, flipping, then 15 more seconds. They were soft and gooey - falling apart. So, instead, I tried 30 seconds, flip, 30 seconds. This was better but still soft, and I was very unsure if they should be cooked more or not, but I didn't go over 1 minute per stick because the recipe said a vague "30 seconds". Finally, baking took longer than 10 minutes even using convection bake, which is usually faster. The results were 24 massive pretzels that tasted awful, bland, yet bitter (and the next morning they were horrendously soggy). I couldn't eat even one and dumped all the rest in the compost bin. Huge waste of time and ingredients. BTW - I wish I'd halved the recipe 24 9 inch long pretzel sticks is a LOT of pretzel.


7 Natural Ways to Increase Hemoglobin

1. Eat Iron-Rich FoodsIron deficiency is the most common cause of low haemoglobin levels, according to the National Anemia Action Council. “The top iron rich foods include green leafy vegetables like spinach, beetroot, tofu, asparagus, chicken liver, whole egg, oysters, apple, pomegranate, apricot, watermelon, prunes, pumpkin seeds, dates, almonds, raisins, amla and jaggery”, adds Dr. Anshul Jaibharat.

Food TypeName
Vegetarianspinach, tofu, asparagus, broccoli, green peas, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, potatoes, fenugreek leaves, beans,
FruitsBeetroot, pomegranate, watermelon, apple, apricot, oranges, strawberries, papaya, grape fruit, banana, peach, persimmons, mulberries, guava, litchis, kiwi
Non vegetarianWhole egg, chicken liver, oysters, meat, seafood, red lean meat, clams
Other foodsdates, almonds, amla, raisins, prunes, pumpkin seeds, dried beans, Nettle, wheat germ, sprouts, peanuts, colocasia leaves, soyabeans, currants, legumes( soya nuts, red kidney beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, black beans, lentils, fava beans) starch and grains, brown rice, dark chocolates, whole grains, yogurt, daal , rajma, sesame seeds

How much iron does a person need daily?

Though this may vary according to the age, weight, nutrition level and gender, generally speaking, experts believe that an adult male needs upto 8mg/day and women in the age range of 18 to 50 need around 19mg/day.(Also Read: Fruits for Anaemia: Load Up on these 6 Fruits to Boost Your Haemoglobin)

The top iron rich foods include green leafy vegetables, chicken liver, whole egg, oysters, apple, pomegranate, apricot​, et al.

2. Increase Vitamin C Intake
“It is important to have a combination of both iron and vitamin C as the latter is a carrier rich molecule that can be used for better absorption of iron”, says Dr. Anju Sood, Bangalore-based Nutritionist. Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, lemon, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit and tomatoes.(Also Read: Top 6 Vitamin C Rich Foods)

Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, lemon, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit and tomatoes. Image credits: iStock

3. Increase Folic Acid Intake
“Folic acid, a B-complex vitamin, is required to make red blood cells and a folic acid deficiency automatically leads to a low level of haemoglobin”, says Dr. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital. Some good food sources of folic acid are green leafy vegetables, sprouts, dried beans, wheat germ, peanuts, bananas, broccoli and chicken liver. “Beetroot is also highly recommended to increase the body's red blood cell count as it is high in folic acid as well as iron, potassium and fiber”, says Nutritionist and Dietician Sheela Krishnaswamy.

Beetroot is also highly recommended to increase the body's red blood cell count. Image credits: iStock

4. An Apple (or Pomegranate) a Day Keeps The Doctor Away
An apple a day can help maintain a normal level of haemoglobin, since apples are rich in iron plus other health-friendly components that are required for a healthy haemoglobin count. You can either eat 1 apple a day, or drink juice made with ½ cup each of apple and beetroot juice twice a day. Add a dash of ginger or lemon juice for extra flavour. “Pomegranate is also rich in iron, calcium, fiber and protein. Its nutritional value can help increase haemoglobin and promote healthy blood flow”, says Dr. Jaibharat.


Apples are rich in iron plus other health-friendly components that are required for a healthy haemoglobin count. Image credits: iStock

5. Drink Nettle Tea
“Nettle is a herb that is a good source of B vitamins, iron, vitamin C and can play a key role in raising your hemoglobin level”, says Dr. Adarsh Kumar, Internal Medicine, National Heart Institute. All you need to do, is add 2 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Then strain, and add a little honey. Drink this twice daily.

Nettle is a herb that is a good source of B vitamins, iron, vitamin C and can play a key role in raising your haemoglobin level. Image credits: iStock

6. Avoid Iron Blockers
Avoid eating foods that can block your body's ability to absorb iron, especially if you have a low haemoglobin count i.e. coffee, tea, cola drinks, wine, beer, etc.


Avoid eating foods that can block your body's ability to absorb iron. Image credits: iStock

Mushroom varieties and what to do with them

There are a variety of mushrooms — more than 10,000 that are known — with distinct flavors, textures, sizes, shapes and colors. With plenty of vitamins and minerals, medicinal mushrooms have become wildly popular to help with stress, focus, digestion and more.

For cooking, thin, delicate enoki mushrooms are wonderful toppers for Japanese noodle dishes. Dried porcini mushrooms can be boiled in water with aromatics to make a rich, flavorful vegetarian broth to use as a base for sauces, soups or vegetarian ramen. Bright red lobster mushrooms (which are technically a mold) have a slight seafood-like flavor that is perfect for bisque. Chanterelles cooked in butter or cream pair beautifully with pasta.

Spicy Miso Ramen

The most common mushrooms that you’ll find widely for cooking at home are button, cremini, shiitake, oyster and portobello. We’ll get more into the best ways to cook these later on.


How to Start a One-Man Handyman Business Out of Your Home

Homeowners have to develop a special skill set to handle all the day-to-day demands of maintaining their property. A self-sufficient attitude is essential to cutting the costs associated with repair, and, naturally, most people pick up a few things along the way. You might count yourself among these people. You’ve fixed your fair share of squeaky floorboards, creaky doors and . Read More »


An excellent way to improve yourself is to subscribe to personal development or self improvement blogs.

Most of these blogs are created by individuals who have been through the same and mastered a particular sphere in life.

Their genuine advice, stories, struggles and experiences will inspire you and keep you motivated.

However, this can be a little tricky as there are millions of bloggers who have jumped into the field of blogging just for the sake of it.

Here is a list of a few trusted blogs for you to start with:


Getting The Members Together To Come Together To Eat

The preparation of food and all the organizing is fine. But one needs to get the members under one roof to make it a family affair worth remembering. This can be done by fixing up a schedule. Ask all the members to be back by that time so that all of you can have at least one meal together. It is difficult but can be done at least thrice or twice in a week. Ask the members which of the days in the week will be convenient for all of them.

The Occasions To Get The Families Together

Another great option is getting the family together for some special occasion or festivals . The Christmas or Easter celebrations are an excellent way of doing the get-together. It can also be done in a wedding or marriage in the family. All the laughter and shared jokes with some signature family recipes will make it an affair to remember for all. The weddings in the family are great for all the happy members to share their time and food with each other. Think of special events like promotions or new jobs. Treat all the family and friends to your cooking. Think of the favorite dishes that the members love and the signature recipes passed down through the generations.


What tops the list for super easy ground beef recipes?

In my mind, the easiest recipe that you can make using ground beef or ground sirloin is nachos. So true, right?

All you need are tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, meat, onions, and about 20 minutes or so in the oven on low and slow, and you&rsquove just made one of the best yummy ground beef recipes, ever.

Yum! The whole family is going to love this beef cabbage casserole recipe! It&rsquos to die for.

It&rsquos time for you to make up some of these easy dinner recipes with hamburger meat. And with over 50 to choose from, you&rsquove got options, y&rsquoall!

Don&rsquot wait on any of these! Gather up the ingredients and get to cooking! I can&rsquot wait to hear about what ground beef recipe you whipped up first!


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