Choose Your Destiny

Originally posted on LeadToday:

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One of my favorite stories is the one about the hot dog vendor. Maybe it’s because I love hot dogs, or maybe it’s because it is such an insightful story.

Perhaps you have heard it before. There’s this guy who runs a hot dog stand in the city and he does pretty good with it. Good enough in fact that he can afford to send his son off to college. While his son is off to college the dad continues to grow his business, by the time his son graduates from college his dad has 10 hot dogs stands around the city and no less than 15 employees. His business is booming!

Well, his son is shocked by all this growth. He tells his dad that times are bad, he shouldn’t be growing like this in “down” times, and he certainly shouldn’t be adding employees. He needs to be careful…

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Cumin-Spiced Chicken and Egg Salad

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You know you want this!

Originally posted on en quête de saveur:

Just because the warm days have left us does not mean that we can’t enjoy summer staples.  This is an egg salad with a protein boost and spice kick.  I thank my mother for this recipe.  She would make this with potatoes and hard boiled eggs and put it in pita bread to make warm sandwiches for lunch.  I left out the carbs and added more protein with the chicken.  Also, this really is figure friendly because it has no mayo that normally lathers typical egg salads.  The cumin adds a comforting warmth and stuffed into a toasted pita pocket, this will be your next go to weeknight dinner this fall !

Ingredients:

1lb chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces

4 hard boiled eggs chopped

1 medium onion, diced

1 tbsp of whole cumin seeds

1 tbsp of olive oil

1tsp of chilli powder

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

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Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Originally posted on Desa's Dishes:

A few weeks ago I made an offhand comment in…well, a comment about making these cupcakes as a way to spit in the eye of all my friends with dietary restrictions.  This recipe has animal products, refined sugar, alcohol, gluten…pretty much everything you need to cut people out of dessert time except for nut allergies.  The comment was born out of break-up aggravation and anger, and I figured channeling that through defiant cupcake baking was more productive than lashing out or boring my friends.  Also, it was my sister-in-law’s early birthday celebration the same weekend and she loves these, so win win!  In fact, I first made these when we went bridesmaids’ dress shopping for her wedding two years ago.  Cupcakes + prewedding diets = still totally delicious.

Irish car bombs are a pint of Guinness with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream dropped in them and chugged before the…

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How Bloggers Can Grow Each Others Readership

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Growing Fellow Bloggers

Originally posted on The @Steveology Blog:

Blog Blogging Tips Content Marketing Grow Readership B2B

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If you are a blogger for a mid-sized company, or trying to build a B2B’s reputation, growing your readership is an ongoing objective. This is the same challenge that all business bloggers and individual bloggers struggle with alike.

I have always thought Twitter was a marvelous way to help grow your blog readership by helping others grow theirs. Bloggers supporting bloggers. That sounded like s stupid simple thing that any blogger would get behind. However, for whatever reason this wishful reciprocity only happens sporadically at best…until now.

Click to Tweet ★   How Bloggers Can Grow Each Others Readership  ★

A lot of requests from fellow bloggers to share their latest post flow into my DM and email boxes. I don’t mind when I know the requester well, or have had some meaningful exchange on social media, or have met in real life. Heck, I enjoy helping friends…

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The Slow Food Show: Salone del Gusto 2012 in Turin Italy

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Torino 2012 Salone del Gusto

Originally posted on Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events:

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Image by Jetske19 via Flickr

The Slow Food Show: Salon del Gusto is a mecca for artisinal food and wine lovers in Turin, Italy.

WHEN: The event takes place between October 25-29, 2012.

WHERE: Lingotto Fiere at Via Nizza 280 in Turin, Italy.

Buy TICKETS here.

Salone del Gusto - rice

Salone del Gusto – rice (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Salone del gusto - fish

Salone del gusto – fish (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Nebbiolo has a long history in the Alba region...

“Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;

CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;

FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.”

Salone del Gusto - foie gras

Salone del Gusto – foie gras (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre: A…

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Beaux-arts : les grands peintres à l’épreuve de la colorimétrie

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The Brush & Lens Time:

Originally posted on Pegasus Data Project:

Les pigments de Van Gogh, Gauguin ou Monet sont-ils solubles dans une étude colorimétrique ?

Dans une démarche plus artistique que scientifique, Arthur Buxton (son site : www.arthurbuxton.com) nous livre des tableaux tout à fait fascinants*. Mesurant les principaux tons de couleurs des plus grandes oeuvres d’un panel de peintres du tournant du XXe siècle, cet artiste les restitue sous la forme de diagrammes circulaires qui, réalisés en séries, nous offrent une vision inédite de la palette de nuances de leurs auteurs respectifs ! Finalement, une telle démarche relève bien d’une volonté de data visualization qui n’est pas sans applications possibles dans le champ de l’histoire de l’art.

Clé de lecture : les diagrammes reproduisent toujours les 5 couleurs principales des tableaux analysés.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

“Champ de coquelicots près de Vétheuil” Cliquez pour voir l’oeuvre en entier.

Diagrammes Monet. Cliquez pour afficher la série complète (28).

Paul Gauguin

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