Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at
Similar to all cast iron cooking pots, a wok is a traditional pot often used for Chinese cooking instead of a frying pan. The wok has a rounded bottom, and because of its distinct shape can be used as an all round utility pot for preparing many types of dishes.
Woks are traditionally made from cast iron, usually about 3mm thick. They have a natural non-stick surface which eliminates the need for cooking oil, so they can be used for preparing healthy meals such as stir fry vegetables and rice.
Frying pans are usually made from stainless steel or aluminum, which cannot withstand the high temperatures which the wok can withstand. Frying pans are useful for shallow frying only, whereas the wok due to its rounded bottom shape, enables deep frying dishes to be cooked like deep fried chicken or prawns.
Continue reading A Wok Instead of a Frying Pan305 words, reading time ~ 1:13 mins
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at
If you are using tea bags from your local grocery store you are missing out on a good cup of tea. However, if you insist on using tea bags there are some excellent bagged teas if you shop around. But brewing tea from loose tea, instead of tea bags, produces a superior beverage.
The size of the tea leaves is vital for good tea. The leaves contain various oils and chemicals which enrich the flavor of loose tea. This does not happen in tea bags since they are filled with tiny broken pieces of tea leaf, often called ‘fannings’. Loose teas contain either whole leaves or large pieces of leaf.
Continue reading Using Loose Tea Instead of Tea Bags231 words, reading time ~ 55 secs
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at
It may come as a surprise to most computer users, especially those accustomed to giving commands to the computer by using the mouse. That once the correct keyboard commands are learned, it is much quicker to use the keyboard instead of the mouse.
Instructions for Using the Keyboard Instead of the Mouse.
a). The first thing to do is use the computer to obtain a complete list of keyboard commands. Just go to one of the search engines and search for ‘keyboard commands’.
b). Most software’s show the actual keyboard command adjacent to the menu command. with the keyboard command often appearing to the right of the menu command. A good example is the ‘Save’ command will show ‘Ctrl + S’ to the right. This is the keyboard command in the Microsoft Office program.
Continue reading Keyboard Instead of Mouse467 words, reading time ~ 1:52 mins
Monday, April 21st, 2014 at
If you are seeking to get an annulment instead of a divorce, there are a few things of which you should be aware. First of all getting an annulment in the civil sense is much like getting a divorce.
Differing states and different countries all have different laws relating to divorce and annulment, but basically the main feature between the two is paperwork. Annulment makes a different statement than the one required by divorce. Divorces finish a marriage, but an annulment states that the marriage never happened.
Annulments may be preferable if a marriage has taken place between minors without the consent of their parents, or maybe for some reason the marriage has been unconsummated, perhaps due the unwillingness or incapacity of either party.
Continue reading Annulment Instead of Divorce277 words, reading time ~ 1:06 mins
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at
Microsoft Windows is well established as the operating system (OS) of choice for the majority of computer users. Recently there has been some competition from Ubuntu, but why do people want to change to this operating system? What are the reasons for using the Ubuntu operating system instead of Microsoft Windows?
Microsoft seems to have a near monopoly on the OS market, and certainly it is an amazing program ( remember the Windows 98!). But many people are now noticing that Windows does not change very much.
For sure there are regular updates to the XP program, but later versions of the Windows program like Vista and Windows 7 were not entirely without their ‘teething problems’
Continue reading Ubuntu Instead of Microsoft Windows280 words, reading time ~ 1:07 mins
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at
Natural sleep is vital to the functioning of our bodies. Meditation can often help in helping a person fall asleep, or can be used instead of sleep to gain a little respite in our daily lives. However total meditation cannot replace total sleep, everybody requires sleep.
Meditation can relax the mind and the body parts, and is often practiced by people who have difficulty in falling asleep. It is also extremely useful as a method of ‘switching off’ for short periods in the day time instead of sleep
Meditation is a far better method of inducing sleep than taking sleeping pills, and if it is decided that meditation will be used instead of medication, then you have to learn which technique is most suitable for your body.
Continue reading Meditation Instead of Sleep434 words, reading time ~ 1:44 mins
Monday, January 13th, 2014 at
Why do some people choose to travel first class instead economy class when traveling by air? The destination is reached in the same time, regardless of which mode is chosen.
Some travelers place more importance on the economics of the journey, whilst others prefer to travel in comfort.
Differing airlines offer various classes of travel on both International and Domestic flights, and there are a number of reasons why many people choose to spend large amounts of money on first class tickets, when they could have saved money by traveling economy class instead. Some of the reasons are as follows.
- Greater comfort.
- Luxurious seating with increased leg space.
- Superior food and beverage service.
Continue reading First Class Instead of Economy Class Air Travel267 words, reading time ~ 1:04 mins
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at
In general terms we have been taught, that when writing or speaking correctly, the rule for when to use ‘An’ instead of ‘A’ is. That when the next word begins with a vowel, then ‘An’ is always used. For example, ‘an apple’, or ‘an egg’.
There are exceptions to this rule. You would say ‘a ukelele’ , rather than ‘an ukelele’, or ‘a Ukranian’ rather than ‘an Ukranian’. But conversely you would refer to ‘an umbrella’ instead of ‘a umbrella’.
The actual difference lies in just how the phrase sounds and not the letter beginning the word. If the word sounds like a consonant, then paying close attention to the sound can help in deciding whether to us ‘an’ instead of ‘a’.
Continue reading Using “An” Instead of “A”276 words, reading time ~ 1:06 mins
Friday, November 8th, 2013 at
Many people prefer to take a bath instead of a shower because they simply enjoy having a quiet time where they can soak, and focus on their inner thoughts.
Bathers can feel more relaxed sitting in the bath tub, and many make an occasion out of the event by soaking in bubbles, playing music or even reading a book
Some people find that the bath is more refreshing than being in the shower. They can sit in the bath tub for long periods, whilst the shower is usually a quick ‘in and out’, and entails standing. People often feel in a more peaceful state of mind after having had a bath.
Continue reading Taking a Bath Instead of a Shower235 words, reading time ~ 56 secs
Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at
People often use heat treatment to relax and ease muscle tension. Some people prefer to use a sauna instead of a steam bath, probably due to the differing ways the heat is generated, but it is very much a personal preference.
Typically a sauna is a wood paneled room, and a source of dry heat is provided from hot rocks. Water is poured onto the hot rocks creating a small amount of steam. The heat of a sauna is generally between 140º – 200º F.
In the steam room a very high degree of humidity is maintained by pumping steam into the room. The rooms are very moist with vapor temperatures varying between 110º – 120º F.
Continue reading Sauna Instead of Steam Room267 words, reading time ~ 1:04 mins