This is a little video slide show of the ISS star trail photos from NASA.
Original photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_jsc_photo/sets/72157629726792248/
I just donated to Planned Parenthood in honor of both David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby and Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods both of whom are denying coverage of contraceptives to their female employees on their insurance plans.
3 lb of ground beef, (or ground turkey) sometimes I’ll add a lb of sausage. Experiment by adding different meats.
2 large green peppers – chopped and seeded
1 cluster of celery – chopped
1 small onion – chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic (I use a garlic press)
½ cup of Texas Pete (or your favorite hot sauce… to taste)
2 28oz cans of diced tomato (you can use crushed, puree, sauce…but these can be higher in carbs)
Cumin to taste ( start with tablespoon)
Red Chili Pepper to taste ( start with tablespoon)
Black Pepper to taste ( start with tablespoon)
Paprika to taste ( start with tablespoon)
1. If using Ground Turkey or lower fat meat, butter the bottom of the pot well and brown the meat.
2. Add green peppers, celery, onion and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
– You can alter the texture by processing vs “chopping” veggies.
3. Add Texas Pete, tomato, cumin, red chili pepper, paprika, black pepper to taste.
Cook on medium heat, stirring often until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
** I never measure anything… so everything is “to taste”. The advantage to this is …my chili never tastes the same. The disadvantage is… telling someone the recipe. 🙂
Optional Items – these are not optional for me, I almost always add these now, in differing amounts.
Collard Greens, Riced Cauliflower or Broccoli – I now almost always add one of these now.
Chili is Versatile
I use chili with many different food combinations and I also vary the ingredients to suit the needs of the meals.
1. Combining: Try cooking chili with eggs, fish, steak, hamburger …. the options are as varied as your tastes. When combining with a protein, I typically will “reduce” the chili by cooking out more of the moisture.
Credit for this recipe goes to: Diabetes-Warrior.net
I just found this video and it is incredible. This is guy is a true guitar legend. Seems like his name is seldom mentioned when great guitar players are mentioned. I don’t know why, he is so talented. If you like this you should also check out (good audio, despite the horrible watermark of the asshole FARCO777):
Gotta love that Eric Clapton is there honoring Mark.
NGC 7023 – Iris Nebula from 08/08/2012, 09/07/2012 and 09/11/2012
5 sets of 2 luminance@50s, 1 red@40s, 1 green@40s, and 1 blue@40s, binned 3×3
Telescope: 0.5 meter (20″) PlaneWave CDK20 @ f/6.8
Camera: ProLine PL09000
Processing: Maxim DL and Photoshop
Elon Musk has become my latest hero. I’m not a huge fan of paypal.com, one of his first creations, not because of anything he has done, but because of the way they often treat customers. There are many horror stories about paypal out there. Elon Musk, is of course, no longer involved with paypal.
I love SpaceX and Tesla motors. I was very skeptical of both SpaceX and Tesla in the beginning because I figured they were just short term companies with short term goals that would fail. I was very wrong. Elon Musk had real long term goals in mind when founding these companies and he/they have delivered spectacularly on goals. Tesla is delivering cars and SpaceX is successfully launching a spacecraft with a recent dock with the International Space Station.
Here is a great interview of Elon Musk:
NASA posted some new images from the Cassini spacecraft today. Simply stunning.
The full article from NASA can be found here: