Well, that is it… the 2015 Unite Half Marathon in New Jersey 2015 is over and done with, and we must say: what a great event this was. We thank all of our readers for reading our earlier promotions of the race, and especially thank everyone who was able to make it out for race day. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry, we have a few photos of race day in our race day photo gallery below. Don’t forget to visit the official site of the Unite Half Marathon in New Jersey for even more race day photos, results and to get ready for the announcement of the 2016 Unite Half Marathon in New Jersey.
Citrus peels can be used for many purposes. They are especially useful in cooking, but there are many more uses for citrus peels. The citrus family includes lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, tangelos and grapefruit. The multiple uses for citrus peels include using peels for flavoring foods, making candy, creating extracts and liqueurs, cleaning, deodorizing and deterring insects and animals.
Zesting is used in cooking to flavor dishes. By using a microplane zester slivers of citrus fruit peel is yielded. These slivers hold tons of flavor and easily share that flavor with the dish being prepared. Create your own lemon pepper seasoning by adding lemon zest to freshly milled pepper. Flavor your olive oil with lemon zest. Place lemon zest in olive oil, allowing it to stand for two weeks. Afterwards strain it to remove the zest and your olive oil will have that fresh lemony flavor. Infuse your tea with lemon zest for an extra flare. Just add lemon zest before you boil your water, strain the hot water and dip your tea bag or ball as usual in the lemony water.
Candied citrus peels are a pleasant treat and they are very easy to make. After peeling your citrus fruit, remove any pith and membrane adhering to the peel. After blanching the peel repeatedly, the next step is to cook the peels in sugar water. When they are nearly translucent they are done. Dip them in sugar and allow them to dry on a wire rack.
Another great use for citrus peels is in making citrus extract. It can come in handy when fresh fruit isn’t available. By using citrus peels, vodka and time you can create your own citrus extracts. These extracts store well and can be use much later for use. You can also make your own citrus liqueurs using grain alcohol and some spices. Again, you need a lot of patience for this process to complete, but when it does, you’ll have a tasty liqueur.
You can also use citrus fruits to clean when combined with white vinegar. Citrus peels can also freshen up the sink drains and garbage cans as well as the garbage disposal. Citrus peels can even be used as deterrents for ants, roaches and fleas. The scent even makes cats shy away from areas yielding the strong fresh odor of citrus peels.
Uses for citrus peels are numerous. The great thing about them is where ever they wind up the food that’s cooked with the zest and the areas where the peels are distributed always smell nice.
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Copper pans have the most reactive cooking surface you can use. They react quickly to temperature changes and you will not find that you get hot spots with copper cookware. The copper surface conducts heat evenly; consequently, many professional cooks prefer using it over other cookware materials.
The Pros of Using Copper Pots and Pans
Copper looks opulent and impressive.
Copper is an excellent conductor of heat.
Copper reacts quickly to heat changes.
Copper is heavy, but not too heavy to handle with one hand.
The Cons of Using Copper Pots and Pans
Copper is more expensive than other types of cookware.
Copper cannot be washed in the dishwasher and must be hand washed and thoroughly dried to be free of spots.
Copper must be lined with stainless steel to have longevity. If it is lined with tin, the tin will wear away too quickly and the pan will corrode.
Copper requires a lot of effort to keep it shiny and it good condition.
Copper cookware gives you excellent control over the cooking of your food. In the same pan, you can braise a leg of lamb and then simmer a savory sauce by lowering the heat and the pan reacts quickly to the temperature changes. This feature makes cooking with copper quite pleasant. The chef is sure to get the results he or she sets out to achieve by merely adjusting the temperature of the burner; no other special attention is needed.
Copper reacts to the food cooked in the cookware, unless the pot is lined with tin or stainless steel. Tin wears out quickly and renders the pot unusable. So stainless steel, which lasts much longer, is preferable.
Despite its perfection as a cooking tool, copper cookware is still problematic to maintain, if you can afford to buy it in the first place. In order to maintain the shiny burnished look seen in images with shiny copper cookware hanging from pot hooks on TV and in print work, you must never allow the pot to sit in water. That means never place a copper pot in the dishwasher, only hand-wash and dry thoroughly. A dry pot must be polished periodically to keep the surface free of spots and shiny and buy the best quality copper cookware lined in stainless steel so you will get years of use from your cooking tools.
If you are a cooking fanatic, you probably have a few thermometers lying in the kitchen drawers for the foods that require precise temperatures. If you are roasting a turkey, you may get away with a few degrees of inaccuracies. However, if you are cooking sous vide, tempering chocolate, grilling a steak or making caramel, it’s crucial to have a thermometer that works correctly.
It’s not difficult to calibrate thermometer on your own. Most digital and analog thermometers allow you to offset the temperature to adjust for the calibrated value. However, if the offset function is not there, you can till calibrate the thermometer in two easy ways:
Calibrating Thermometers Using Boiling Water
- Boil distilled hot water to the boiling point.
- Insert the thermometer into the boiling water, ensuring it does not touch the edges of the pot.
- The temperature of the water should read 212°F (100°C). Note the difference with the usual reading and offset the thermometer as required.
Calibrating Thermometers Using Ice Water
- Pour cold water in a container and add some ice cubes.
- Stir the water and let it settle for about three minutes.
- Stir again to evenly spread the coldness of the ice and insert the thermometer in the glass, ensuring it does not touch the side.
- The thermometer temperature should read 32°F (0°C). Note the difference with the usual reading and offset the thermometer as appropriate
One thing to remember when calibrating, whether using boiling or ice water, is not to allow the thermometer to touch the sides of the pot or glass holding the water. Remember, you want to calibrate the thermometer based on boiling water or ice water, and not on the container holding the water.
Calibrating the thermometer will only take you a few minutes but is crucial for food safety and other benefits. For instance, no longer will you have to worry about your chocolate recipes getting over burned or undercooked. The above are two easy ways in which you can calibrate your thermometer at home.
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It’s not too late to do something great this year. If you’re looking for an event where you can share the spirit of enthusiasm with others, the Unite Rutgers Half Marathon is perfect for you. It is the biggest half marathon in New Jersey organized by CGI Racing being help this spring. Joining is easy and you can also invite your friends and family to run with you or as volunteers.
You just need to register online via their website to be part of the race. Of course, you have to read all the details carefully, since there are three categories where you can register. For that half marathon, you just need to select the first option and pay for the one-time registration fee. You will receive a confirmation once you have successfully registered, but you’ll still need to mark your calendar at home so you won’t be late for the event. The schedule is indicated on the website, as well as the address and other things that you need to know. This year the race is set to take place April 12th of 2015! Since it is so close to race day, it recommended that you register as soon as possible to hold you place.
Why You Need To Register Early
Since this is the biggest New Jersey half marathon for 2015, many people are joining every day. If you want to be part of this event, it’s best to secure a slot as soon as possible. Those who were able to register and participate will get awesome perks that you won’t just see anywhere. Some of the freebies are technical shirts, commemorative mugs, vanity bibs, medals, free training sessions and other exciting stuff. Group finishers may be awarded a finisher’s party, so if you have friends who are looking for fun-filled, inspirational events, make sure that you share the news with them.
If you wish to join as a volunteer, the organizers will be very much pleased because there are lots of participants to assist and there are many tasks to fulfill. Apart from setting-up booths and providing water cups to the runners, you can also raise money for your own team or organization. You can cheer for your friends and family or just about any group that you root for. You can do tons of things and you can help in many ways by simply being part of this event.
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Golf is a great sport to play, even people from the likes of Mark Twain believed so. However, no matter how poetic a wordsmith can paint the game to sound on paper, actually stepping out onto the course and playing can be incredibly frustrating. Golf would be far more fun if all players had their own caddies who always knew what club to choose. Choosing the proper clubs is a key to playing better in golf. This article will help you with a wide variety of golf techniques.
It is a good idea to skip the golf cart and walk the course when you are golfing. You’ll get an excellent workout as you complete the course, and golfing can truly become an effective part of your physical fitness routine. Walking also prevents your muscles from getting cold, which can mess up your shots.
Don’t take golf too seriously. Mistakes will happen and you should laugh at them to remain calm.
Use a neutral grip on your golf club. Your shots will drift to the right if you grip the golf club tightly. On the contrary, holding the club too loosely will steer the ball to the left. Use the way your shots go to figure out the right grip for yourself.
Your feet must be lined up in the correct way. This is perhaps the simplest and most effective way to improve your swing. The direction that you want your ball to travel should be perpendicular to how your feet are lined up. If you are unsure if you are doing this correctly, you can verify it by putting your club flush against your toes. The club’s end should be facing the direction your shot should travel.
For relatively inexperienced golfers, a hybrid club may be the best bet. Hybrid clubs are a mixture of wood and iron clubs. Like wood clubs, they feature a larger club head, but like iron clubs, they offer easier control of the club. Thus, a hybrid club should allow you to more easily hit the ball and control its direction. Hybrid clubs have revolutionized the game of golf, so pick some up.