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S. S. Legacy – 10 Best River Cruises 


What’s New: Discover the wine regions of Washington and Oregon aboard the turn-of-the-20th-century-inspired, 88-guest S.S. Legacy. New for 2015, the boat sails an “Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History” itinerary round-trip from Portland, Oregon, taking in wine-centric diversions along the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette rivers (along with an excursion to the Palouse River’s waterfalls), including tastings and tours at nine wineries, and local wine experts onboard for presentations and even more pours.

When to Sail: Four seven-night itineraries run on select dates in August and September 2015. Rates from $3,695/person include all excursions and onboard alcoholic beverages.

Where to Book It: Visit Un-Cruise Adventures

Enjoy brand new cabins, beer tastings, or jungle treks on one of these memorable river cruise excursions.

Source: S. S. Legacy – 10 Best River Cruises for 2015


Global Warming Could Be Leading to Better French Wine – Fortune

Among all the global warming effects scientists have been warning us about for decades, one of them could have been increasing the quality of French wine.

Higher temperatures in France have condensed the usual growth cycles for wine grapes, and have resulted in earlier harvests, a condition that is usually associated with higher-quality wine, according to a study released on Monday in the Nature Climate Change journal.

Source: Global Warming Could Be Leading to Better French Wine – Fortune

Roper & Sons Grief Group – Potluck Luncheon

Roper & Sons Grief Group –  Potluck Luncheon

Roper & Sons Grief Support – Please share with anyone you feel may benefit

You are Invited – Roper & Sons Grief Support – Meets Sundays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Roper & Sons Reception Facility, 4300 O Street, Sunday, February 21st – Potluck Luncheon    2 – 3:30 p.m.

Roper & Sons Reception Facility

·  Supportive friends

· Professionally guided group sessions twice monthly

· Social gathering monthly

· Special Mentoring sessions monthly

· Annual candlelight memorial service

Reservations not necessary – Sessions are open to all ages Group sessions guided by Grief Counselor Jenn Clark
Special Mentoring Sessions include: Art, Massage, Pets, and more!
Specially scheduled Potluck Lunches and Desserts
Special Holiday Candlelight Memorial Service

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Roper and Sons Funeral Services
4300 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510


Source: Roper & Sons Grief Group –  Potluck Luncheon

How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – Allrecipes

Some of you will find item an odd selection but it is how I have boiled eggs for years. And it never fails. Oddly the answer is this. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat. The article is more precise but you will find it easy and useful – if you like eggs. -keith

How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs By Allrecipes Staff What’s a perfect hard boiled egg? The whites are firm but not rubbery; the yolks are cooked but still creamy. Here’s how to boil an egg right. Divine Hard-Boiled Eggs | Photo by homeschooler3 The 4 steps to hard-boiling eggs for breakfast, salads, or Easter eggs. 1) Place eggs in a saucepan or pot and cover with cold water. Eggs first, then water. Why? Because if you put the eggs in second, they might crack as they fall to the bottom of the pan. It’s no fun to learn this the hard way. Also, very fresh eggs are delicious fried or scrambled, but older eggs are actually easier to peel. Your best bet for hard-boiled eggs is to choose eggs you’ve had in the refrigerator for a week or two. 2) Put pan over high heat and bring water to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat and cover. You want the water to come just to a boil, but not stay there. Eggs exposed to high heat for a long time go through a chemical reaction that turns the yolks green! So to answer the question “how long should I boil eggs?” The answer is pretty much not at all. And because the eggs don’t really cook in boiling water, some people prefer the term “hard-cooked eggs” to hard-boiled eggs. Compared to a simmer, here’s what a rolling boil looks like. 3) Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 14-17 minutes. How long you let the eggs stay in the water depends on how big the eggs are and how hard you want them cooked. To cook small eggs to medium, let them stand for 14 minutes. To cook extra-large eggs to medium, let them stand for 17 minutes. (We’re talking about chicken eggs here. You’re on your own with ostrich eggs.) 4) Drain eggs and put in a bowl filled with ice water. The ice water isn’t just a nice-to-have; it cools the eggs down and prevents the green yolk problem. If you’re planning to peel the eggs, like if you’re chopping them for egg salad, crack them slightly before putting them in the ice water, and let them sit for an hour for maximum ease of peeling. Ready to take a closer look? Here’s how to boil eggs, the movie.

Source: How To Boil The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs – Allrecipes

Lincoln, ne | 2015 Top 10 Best Places to Retire

The city’s outdoor activities, strong economy, entertainment options and affordability make Lincoln, Neb., one of the top retirement destinations in the country. Home to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln is full of youthful energy that attracts young professionals, entrepreneurs and retirees. About 16 percent of the city’s population is age 60 or older, and while there are retirement communities and assisted living centers to choose from, homes in Lincoln cost less than they do in most mid-sized cities.

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Being a college town, it’s easy to find things to do in Lincoln, whether it’s a sporting event, theatrical performance or a singer/songwriter playing in a bar. Downtown Lincoln continues to evolve into a trendy, artsy destination where people come to shop, eat and mingle. The Historic Haymarket District sees a lot of foot traffic and fills with people on weekends who meander among restaurants, shops and art galleries. Pinnacle Bank Arena hosts major concerts while the Lied Center for Performing Arts provides a stage for musicals, comedy shows and other performances. Attracting nearly 10,000 visitors each September, the Lincoln Arts Festival is the city’s largest art event. Residents are treated to art walks, free concerts and festivals throughout the year. Several nearby wineries and dairy farms make great day or half-day getaways.

Get Lincoln’s ranking on the Top 100 Best Places to Live.

While Lincoln may not offer the beach scene that lures many retirees to Florida or the coasts, it does feature plenty of waterfront, including lakes, ponds and streams filled with trout, bass and other trophy fish. Throughout the city and surrounding area are opportunities to encounter natural treasures, like Wilderness Park, Pioneers Park Nature Center and several trails and hiking paths. Lincoln is loaded with recreational facilitieswhere residents can play tennis, golf, swim, ice skate and cross-country ski.

It’s no wonder Lincoln ranked as one of the happiest cities in the country, according to a Gallup poll.

Find out where Lincoln landed on our list of the Top 10 Downtowns.


Source: Lincoln, ne | 2015 Top 10 Best Places to Retire

How the Food Giants Hooked Us – Pages 3-6 encores articles that subscribers picked as their favorites.

Today’s encore selection — from Salt, Sugar, fat by Michael Moss. Eating sugar makes us crave still more sugar:

“The first thing to know about sugar is this: Our bodies are hard-wired for sweets.  

“Forget what we learned in school from that old diagram called the tongue map, the one that says our five main tastes are detected by five distinct parts of the tongue. That the back has a big zone for blasts of bitter, the sides grab the sour and the salty, and the tip of the tongue has that one single spot for sweet. The tongue map is wrong. As researchers would discover in the 1970s, its creators misinterpreted the work of a German graduate student that was published in 1901; his experiments showed only that we might taste a little more sweetness on the tip of the tongue. In truth, the entire mouth goes crazy for sugar, including the upper reaches known as the palate. There are special receptors for sweetness in everyone of the mouth’s ten thousand taste buds, and they are all hooked up, one way or another, to the parts of the brain known as the pleasure zones, where we get rewarded for stoking our bodies with energy. But our zeal doesn’t stop there. Scientists are now finding taste receptors that light up forsugar all the way down our esophagus to our stomach and pancreas, and they appear to be intricately tied to our appetites. 

“The second thing to know about sugar: Food manufacturers are well aware of the tongue map folly, along with a whole lot more about why we crave sweets. They have on staff cadres of scientists who specialize in the senses, and the companies use their knowledge to put sugar to work for them in countless ways. Sugar not only makes the taste of food and drink irresistible. The industry has learned that it can also be used to pull off a string of manufacturing miracles, from donuts that fry up bigger to bread that won’t go stale to cereal that is toasty-brown and fluffy. All of this has made sugar a go-to ingredient in processed foods. On average, we consume 71 pounds of caloric sweeteners each year. That’s 22 teaspoons of sugar, per person, per day. The amount is almost equally split three ways, with the sugar derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, and the group of corn sweeteners that includes high-fructose corn syrup (with a little honey and syrup thrown into the mix). 

“That we love, and crave, sugar is hardly news. … Cane and beets [were] the two main sources of sugar until the 1970s, when rising prices spurred the invention of high-fructose corn syrup, which had two attributes that were attractive to the soda industry. One, it was cheap, effectively subsidized by the federal price supports for corn; and two, it was liquid, which meant that it could be pumped directly into food and drink. Over the next thirty years, our consumption of sugar-sweetened soda more than doubled to 40 gallons a year per person, and while this has tapered off since then, hitting 32 gallons in 2011, there has been a commensurate surge in other sweet drinks, like teas, sports ades, vitamin waters, and energy drinks. Their yearly consumption has nearly doubled in the past decade to 14 gallons a person. 

“Far less well known than the history of sugar, however, is the intense research that scientists have conducted into its allure, the biology and psychology of why we find it so irresistible. 

“Far less well known than the history of sugar, however, is the intense research that scientists have conducted into its allure, the biology and psychology of why we find it so irresistible. 

“For the longest time, the people who spent their careers studying nutrition could only guess at the extent to which people are attracted to sugar. They had a sense, but no proof, that sugar was so powerful it could compel us to eat more than we should and thus do harm to our health. That all changed in the late 1960s, when some lab rats in upstate New York got ahold of Froot Loops, the supersweet cereal made by Kellogg. The rats were fed the cereal by a graduate student named Anthony Sclafani who, at first, was just being nice to the animals in his care. But when Sclafani noticed how fast they gobbled it up, he decided to concoct a test to measure their zeal. Rats hate open spaces; even in cages, they tend to stick to the shadowy corners and sides. So Sclafani put a little of the cereal in the brightly lit, open center of their cages — normally an area to be avoided — to see what would happen. Sure enough, the rats overcame their instinctual fears and ran out in the open to gorge. 

“Their predilection for sweets became scientifically significant a few years later when Sclafani — who’d become an assistant professor of psychology at Brooklyn College — was trying to fatten some rats for a study. Their standard Purina Dog Chow wasn’t doing the trick, even when Sclafani added lots of fats to the mix. The rats wouldn’t eat enough to gain significant weight. So Sclafani, remembering the Froot Loops experiment, sent a graduate student out to a supermarket on Flatbush Avenue to buy some cookies and candies and other sugar-laden products. And the rats went bananas, they couldn’t resist. They were particularly fond of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate bars. They ate so much over the course of a few weeks that they grew obese. 

 “‘Everyone who owns pet rats knows if you give them a cookie they will like that, but no one experimentally had given them all they want,’ Sclafani told me when I met him at his lab in Brooklyn, where he continues to use rodents in studying the psychology and brain mechanisms that underlie the desire for high-fat and high-sugar foods. When he did just that, when he gave his rats all they wanted, he saw their appetite for sugar in a new light. They loved it, and this craving completely overrode the biological brakes that should have been saying: Stop. 

“The details of Sclafani’s experiment went into a 1976 paper that is revered by researchers as one of the first experimental proofs of food cravings. Since its publication, a whole body of research has been undertaken to link sugar to compulsive overeating. In Florida, researchers have conditioned rats to expect an electrical shock when they eat cheesecake, and still they lunge for it. Scientists at Princeton found that rats taken off a sugary diet will exhibit signs of withdrawal, such as chattering teeth.”

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us Author: Michael Moss – Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks – Copyright 2013 by Michael Moss

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Smoothies That Boost Senior Nutrition and Memory

Seniors may not eat as much as they used to, but they still need proper nutrition to keep their bodies strong, to prevent serious diseases and to ward off memory loss.

A healthy diet feeds your body inside and out, and eating well should be a part of your routine no matter what your age. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association describes how brain-healthy foods increase blood flow to the brain, reducing risks for Alzheimer’s disease and helping prevent heart disease and diabetes.

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Normandy Open now at 17th and Van Dorn

French Cuisine in Lincoln sounds great! They serve 11:00 till  9:00 Tuesday through Saturdays. 17th and Van Dorn. 402-525-6798

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Food we eat

The USDA strictly defines organic in three ways:

  1. 100% Organic: every ingredient is certified organic. Uses USDA/Organic logo.
  2. Organic: at least 95% of the ingredients are certified organic.  Uses USDA/Organic logo.
  3. Made with organic ingredients: at least 70% of the ingredients are certified organic.  Cannot use the USDA/Organic logo.

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Organic or not, food just might make the world go ‘round.
We bond around the dinner table
We feed our body’s basic and complex needs with it
We fight or invite disease with the choices we make
We can explore diverse cultures through it
We wage battles of “daring do” (jalapeno eating contests)
We compete for notoriety (county fair or international bake-off)
Some eat dessert first
Poetry is written about it (Shel Silverstein’s Italian Food)
Movies are made about it (Babette’s Feast and Chocolat)
Lovers express feelings with it (chocolate for Valentine’s Day)
The broken hearted use it for comfort (chocolate for the other 364 days in the year)
We dream about it.

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Spiral-cut your Wieners – 50 Seconds

Viral video: Why you should spiral-cut your wiener – BizPac Review

If you like Hot Dogs, this is a must must must see

Viral video: Why you should spiral-cut your wiener – BizPac Review.

Viral video: Why you should spiral-cut your wiener – BizPac Review

From the web site author – This video changed my life. –  It was originally posted on BizPac Review in June 2012, and since the day I saw it, I have not eaten a hot dog any other way. If you try it just once, neither will you.    Spiral-cut wieners!

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A La CARTe becomes Lincolns third food truck

Our Friends from Chefs on the Run are out on the street now – with gourmet dining from a mobile kitchen. Take a read from the Lincoln Journal Star – Ground Zero.

A La CARTe becomes Lincolns third food truck.

Lincoln 55+ Seniors Paper – Our History, Our Future, Our Experience 

HF Crave – Building Healthy Burgers

Learn more about HF Crave..

We’ve built something very Special here. Something we believe in so strongly we’re willing to bet the farm on it. Holl- enbeck Farms, to be exact. That’s our family farm, where we graze our own cattle, free of any hormones, steroids or antibiot- ics. We can guarantee the beef that we make your burger with here, is the same beef we use to make burgers for our very own family.

BPA Blood Levels Spike by 1,200 Percent After Eating Canned Foods

New research from Harvard University has found that eating canned soup can spike your urinary bisphenol A (BPA) levels by 1,200 percent compared to fresh soup. Described as “one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods,” the study examines the volume in which cancer-causing BPA contaminates canned goods across the world.

Activist Post: BPA Blood Levels Spike by 1,200 Percent After Eating Canned Foods.

This Christmas – The Birth of a New Tradition!

Modified 11-6-11 by Keith Larsen to remove negative aspects.

Christmas 2011 – The Birth of a New Tradition!

This year Americans can give the gift of genuine concern for others. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is, so think outside the box!

EVERYONE gets their hair cut, so how about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? Its appropriate for all ages who are thinking about health improvement.
Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Local car wash shops would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates that will last for months.

Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would prefer his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or lessons at the local golf course instead. Does someone on your list want to learn how to play golf…tennis…horseback riding…sailing?? Think lessons.

There are a tons of restaurants offering gift certificates. And, if your preference isn’t the fancy eatery, what about a half dozen breakfast gift cards at the local  Restaurant?

This is about supporting your home town — Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep the doors of their businesses open.
How many people could use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by our neighbors?
How about pest control services? Get the point?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? How about the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
Planning a holiday dinner? How about going to a local restaurant with the family, and leaving your server a nice tip. It will be nice to leave the cooking to others, so that we can have a good time.
And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater?
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Buy some art or a certificate from a local gallery.
How about Travel Certificates? Can you share your miles with someone special to you?

Also (…) leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip to show your appreciation for their help all year long.

Christmas can be about encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. When we care about others, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldnt imagine. So, donate to your church until it hurts, feed the homeless, or start any other tradition of giving during Christmas, but lets keep it going hroughout the entire year for we are blessed. Please consider forwarding this note to your friends and family, and lets make every festive occasion an opportunity for caring.

via This Christmas – The Birth of a New Tradition!.

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