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Well, I guess all my thrifted, genuine wool sweaters that I have lovingly collected, repaired, washed and worn are beyond the pale. That’s OK. There is more for me that way.

You know, you can launder used clothing items before wearing it. And you can examine things to make sure they aren’t stained, shrunken or misshapen.

If I found a used Fossil handbag in good shape, I’d probably consider buying it. (Well, I might not if it didn’t have pockets for a cell phone.) But if I were to buy a vintage Fossil, I’d wear it with pride.

My personal preference is that I don’t like HUGE names on my handbag; no desire to advertise for COACH or MK though I know these bags are very popular.

I’m hard on bags so I tend to keep them for a season and toss them. The only handbags I’m willing to spend any money on are Kate Spade bags and that’s because I love the colors. I only buy them at an outlet (and if people can figure out which bags came from outlet stores, good on them) and then only about once ever few years.

It’s everyone’s personal preference and I don’t give one thought to what anyone else might think.

I like to buy designer handbags, but my budget doesn’t allow for me to buy them new. I have discovered a way for me to be able to afford them easily: buying them used in great condition on websites like Poshmark, Tradesy, or ebay. I have bought several in this manner for $75 or less, mostly in leather, and they have held up great for years. I have discovered my bags are dated styles though.

Most of them are five, ten, or even 15 year old styles, and I am a little embarrassed about the fact that other women have more modern handbags than I. I have become more conscious of what I’m wearing and how I look. I’m nearly 41,
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and want to improve my appearance after realizing I’ve dressed pretty sloppy most of my life. Is this something I should be concerned with? Is it worth saving $$$ over time and getting a new style? For reference, I buy lower end designers such as Treesje, Botkier, and Michael Kors, in which the bags brand new are $300 $400. Thanks for your responses.

Pre owned newer and older designer handbags are very popular. Although companies like Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc have their classic models, they also produce other models for a season or two. Once they stop producing the particular model and it is sold out people will buy them from resellers. It’s very common. Coco Chanel designed her first bag in 1929 and it’s still popular today. Designers include production dates on their bags. For example look at the hologram on a Chanel bag, it tells you date of production. A seven digit serial number printed on white sticker with Chanel logos. Opaque film covers sticker indicates production date from 1996 to 1997

Here’s here is a Chanel with a 8 digit number on the hologram that starts with a 21. This indicates it was produced in 2008 2009.

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Buy what you like and don’t worry about it. They are popular.

I like to buy designer handbags, but my budget doesn’t allow for me to buy them new. I have discovered a way for me to be able to afford them easily: buying them used in great condition on websites like Poshmark, Tradesy, or ebay. I have bought several in this manner for $75 or less, mostly in leather, and they have held up great for years. I have discovered my bags are dated styles though.

Most of them are five, ten, or even 15 year old styles, and I am a little embarrassed about the fact that other women have more modern handbags than I. I have become more conscious of what I’m wearing and how I look. I’m nearly 41, and want to improve my appearance after realizing I’ve dressed pretty sloppy most of my life. Is this something I should be concerned with? Is it worth saving $$$ over time and getting a new style? For reference, I buy lower end designers such as Treesje, Botkier, and Michael Kors,
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in which the bags brand new are $300 $400. Thanks for your responses.

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While most people don’t have a choice as to whether they’ll pay taxes or not, you can certainly choose how you want to pay your tax bill. Using a regular checking account is not only the most traditional and easiest route but it is also, most importantly, free. You can also use other methods, too, such as a debit card, wire transfer and even cash. And, yes, you can even pay taxes with a credit card.

Using the latter option a credit card to pay your taxes might sound potentially lucrative. In a new analysis of IRS data by , we found taxpayers who owe money to the IRS will face an average federal tax bill of $5,294. If you’ve got a great cashback credit card, that’s a lot of potential points you could cash in by paying Uncle Sam with your card.

Before you swipe, consider the risks of paying your taxes with plastic. Most financial experts will advise against paying taxes with a credit card if you have other options. Federal laws don’t allow the IRS to pay fees to credit or debit card processors.

That, unfortunately, means that those credit card processors will pass those fees on to you, the credit card user. To use a credit card to pay your taxes, you’ll pay a convenience fee that can range from 1.87% to 1.99%.

If you use the IRS e file and e pay option, the fees are even higher, from 2.35% to 3.93%.

In addition, you’re also just swapping one type of debt for another if you pay with a card and can’t pay it off. If you don’t pay off your balance every month,
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your balance could become subject to your regular credit card interest rate.

You can see why paying a tax bill with a credit card may not be a winning proposition that is, unless you stand to gain something from it.

If you use a rewards credit card, you get points, miles or cash back on every purchase, and there can be other advantages as well. Of course, the only way it can be a viable option is if you pay off your credit card charges every month and never carry a balance.

Here’s when it makes sense:

If you get a rewards card with at least a 2% rewards rate. Because of the fees, you need to earn at least enough to make up for them and then some. Just watch out. Many cashback or rewards cards carry annual fees, which just makes it all that harder to justify using them to pay your tax bill. You can get a good sign up bonus. Credit card issuers often offer huge sign up bonuses for a new card, but there is a catch in order to qualify, you are supposed to meet a certain spending requirement that can be anything from $500 to $4,000 or more within a limited period of time. If you stand to gain a major bonus do the math you might want to pay taxes with the card even if it means losing a little cash on a convenience fee. Of course, that depends on the size of the bonus and the tax amount you’re charging to the card.

How paying taxes with a credit card works

You can pay taxes with a credit card on the internet, by phone or with a mobile device. You can also pay with a credit card when you e file using a tax preparation program, such as TurboTax, H Block or others, although you will pay a higher fee for the “integrated e file and e pay debit/credit card option,” according to the IRS.

On the web or by phone

Visit the IRS page “Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card.” Select one of the processors and click the form or forms you need.

E file + E pay integration

E filing is more popular than ever, and for good reason. It’s very convenient and you can get your refund faster than someone who files on paper. The integrated e file and e pay debit/credit card option is available through some tax preparation software products, and tax professionals may offer the option as well.

You can use a credit card when e filing, but with a higher convenience fee ranging from 2.35% to 3.99% (this fee integrates the e filing and transaction fees). The IRS Pay by Debit or Credit Card page lists four integrated IRS e file and e pay service providers.

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Cornstarch goop is a very peculiar substance as it has the properties of both a solid and a liquid. It is a suspension, meaning that solid particles of cornstarch are suspended in water. When the mixture is squeezed or pressed the molecules line up in a regular pattern, as they do in a normal solid. This makes the goop feel and act as a solid. When the pressure is released the molecules form the random arrangement of a liquid and the goop suddenly flows.

Source: Chemical Precipitation Diagram ZooFari, Wikimedia Commons

All fluids have a measurable viscosity. Viscosity is the thickness or resistance to flow of a liquid. Water, for instance, has a low viscosity because it pours easily. In comparison,
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Cornstarch goop is an example of a non Newtonian fluid. The viscosity of the goop can be changed by temperature and also by pressure. Quicksand is also non Newtonian fluid. That why the best way to get out of quicksand is to move slowly. Too fast and the quicksand will stiffen like cornstarch goop.
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In the small cluster server market there are a few chip manufactures offering six core CPU’s with up to 16Mb cache already. Of course these chips are not x86, but do use an AMD or Intel x86 chip to interface the data to and from the server.

One known server cluster maker has the ability to hold over 250+ cores in their machine. Of course, you and I could never touch these beasts for price. Just the memory alone runs in the 10’s of thousands of dollars.

Yes, six cores will be something. The number of cores will go higher, but the cores will get smaller. The more smaller defined cores, the more number crunching can be done.

I understand that there are supercomputers with several processors out there but the keyword is processor not core. super computers these days rarely use custom architecture, infact the only i know of is IBM’s blue gene and ever it uses Power PC chips. most others use server procs like standard opertons only they use hundreds of them linked together. Those processors follow the same restrictions most desktop processors follow including TDP. 3 dies on a proc, even at 45nm will put out a ton of heat. Hell look at the current dual die quad core intel chips, alot of CPU coolers cant be used with them because of their high TDP (isn’t it like 125w or something?) in order to have a triple die proc each die would have to have a TDP of 40w or less to be viable in a PC. What would that mean for single threaded apps? a 20w core probably wouldn’t perform all that well given the price point of these parts, regardless of what architecture it is.

HONkUS wrote:I understand that there are supercomputers with several processors out there but the keyword is processor not core. super computers these days rarely use custom architecture, infact the only i know of is IBM’s blue gene and ever it uses Power PC chips. most others use server procs like standard opertons only they use hundreds of them linked together. Those processors follow the same restrictions most desktop processors follow including TDP. 3 dies on a proc, even at 45nm will put out a ton of heat. Hell look at the current dual die quad core intel chips, alot of CPU coolers cant be used with them because of their high TDP (isn’t it like 125w or something?) in order to have a triple die proc each die would have to have a TDP of 40w or less to be viable in a PC. What would that mean for single threaded apps? a 20w core probably wouldn’t perform all that well given the price point of these parts, regardless of what architecture it is.

Look at the soon to be released 45nm Quads!

They clock to

kenc51 wrote:HONkUS wrote:I understand that there are supercomputers with several processors out there but the keyword is processor not core. super computers these days rarely use custom architecture, infact the only i know of is IBM’s blue gene and ever it uses Power PC chips. most others use server procs like standard opertons only they use hundreds of them linked together. Those processors follow the same restrictions most desktop processors follow including TDP. 3 dies on a proc, even at 45nm will put out a ton of heat. Hell look at the current dual die quad core intel chips, alot of CPU coolers cant be used with them because of their high TDP (isn’t it like 125w or something?) in order to have a triple die proc each die would have to have a TDP of 40w or less to be viable in a PC. What would that mean for single threaded apps? a 20w core probably wouldn’t perform all that well given the price point of these parts, regardless of what architecture it is.

Look at the soon to be released 45nm Quads!

They clock to

actually ken, even the quads out now can clock to 4ghz on air” . Some of you will remember that SiCortex took our TopFLOP 2006 award for crafting the most compelling supercomputer of the year. The company has taken six core MIPS chips, put 27 of those chips on each server board and then slapped 36 of the server boards in a DeLorean inspired case. This beast gives a customer 5832 GFlops of horsepower while chewing through just 20 kilowatts (10W per chip) of power.”

just for fun I e mailed Intel a few minutes ago about these leaks and got this in response.

Dunnington is the next Intel Xeon Server CPU designed with Enhanced Core Microarchitecture and built on our 45nm Hi K metal gate process technology.

We have previously announced that Dunnington will be pin compatible with Tigerton in the Caneland platform, and will be available in 2H’08. In addition, with Intel’s VT FlexMigration Assist feature, applications running under VMware’s ESX can be readily moved between Tigerton and Dunnington based versions of Caneland.
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One of the more than 38,000 artifacts in the Fort Morgan Museum collection is in the running to be named one of Colorado’s 2017 Most Significant Artifacts, according to Museum Curator Brian Mack.

This is the same contest the museum won last year, earning a spot in the top 10 with the 1866 letter from a soldier at the military Fort Morgan proposing marriage to a woman he had just met

And while that letter held significance for its rarity and both its historic and romantic natures, the artifact Mack nominated this year offers a glimpse much further back into this area’s history.

It is the Yeager Badger Creek Partial Vessel that is on permanent display in the West Gallery in the prehistory section.

“It derives from the Early Ceramic period, the earliest pottery manufacturing period on the Plains. All exhibiting characteristics . are attributes of Plains Woodland Pottery,” Mack’s contest entry information states. Also on display next to it is a replica version of the original pot that was created by local artist Cherylene Caver much more recently.

Mack said this is a very significant and popular artifact at the local museum, and he hopes it will be recognized as significant statewide.

The Colorado’s 2017 Most Significant Artifacts contest is being conducted by the Colorado Collections Connection at Auraria Library in Denver.

“It’s always a tough choice,” he said. “There’s a lot of interesting things in the collection.

He is hoping that people again will go online and vote for the Fort Morgan Museum artifact in the contest.

“We’ve already made it through round one,” Mack said. “This is the second part where we try to get in the top 10.”

People can vote in this contest online, offering support for the partial vessel or any of the other artifacts up for consideration. The 10 artifacts that receive the most public votes will be announced in late November.

Mack encourages everyone to visit the website and cast their online votes for the Yeager Badger Creek Partial Vessel. Getting into the Top 10 in votes will help draw attention to our outstanding local museum and its remarkable collection, Mack said.

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There’s no shortage of advice for new parents and it seems everyone has an opinion on every aspect of parenting including teething.

New parents often hear tales of miserable babies’ terrible teething experiences. These experiences include anything from irritability, drooling, red cheeks and nappy rash; to diarrhoea, sleep disturbances, infections and even fever.

Research suggests not, and Professor Melissa Wake, associate director of research for the Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, says parents should never assume that their baby’s fever is related to teething.

In the late 1990s, Wake led a seven month teething study at a number of Australian day care centres. Each morning, parents reported any ‘teething symptoms’ they’d noticed since the previous morning. At midday, a dentist checked the baby’s mouth for signs of new teeth coming through and took the baby’s temperature but didn’t tell the parents or carers. In the afternoon, carers reported any daytime symptoms.

The researchers found the babies didn’t experience any significant increase in temperature when they were teething. (A fever is considered any temperature over 38 Researchers also failed to find any significant association between teething and some of the symptoms commonly associated with teething babies, such as sleep disturbances, congestion, changes to bowel movements, and infections.

However, a US study did find some short term links between teething and increased biting, drooling, gum rubbing, irritability, wakefulness, ear rubbing, facial rash and a decreased appetite for solid foods.

Why the link?So why do so many parents, and even some medical professionals, continue to believe that fever is a common symptom of teething?

Wake says most infants and young children start teething between four and 24 months old. This time frame roughly coincides with the period, between six and 24 months, when young children experience most of their infections. And infections (especially viral ones) are the most common cause of fevers in young children.

Babies start to get more infections from around six months of age, Wake says, when there is a decline in antibodies that they receive from their mother.

Given that most children get scores of infections and 20 teeth during the first three years of life, it’s hardly surprising that these two events often coincide.

Another point Wake makes is that primary school aged children also get many new teeth but they don’t seem to complain of the side effects that parents report in infants.

Possible concernsWhile parents may find it reassuring to attribute symptoms, such as a fever or a sleeping difficulty, to teething, this is not a good idea.

There is the possibility that parents could overlook an illness that needs medical attention and treatment. Fever can be a symptom of mild infections, such as a cold, flu, stomach bug, but it can also be a symptom of something more serious, such as pneumonia or a urinary tract infection. So, if a baby has a fever, and parents feel concerned then they should always see a doctor.

Also if a baby with an infection continues to mix with other children then they can spread the infection.

Similarly, parents may ignore certain developmental issues and not get relevant expert advice. For example, some babies develop sleep problems at around eight to 10 months old. If these are addressed promptly they are often sorted out easily. Putting sleep problems down to teething may mean parents don’t get help for sleep problems their baby is having, which means months poor sleep for both parents and the baby. (This situation can sometimes lead to maternal depression, which further affects the baby.)

Also erroneously linking symptoms to teething can lead to an overuse of pain relieving medications and oral gels; this is especially a concern over longer periods, Wake says.

“No one wants babies to be taking unnecessary medication.” (For more information on babies and pain relievers see fact buster on pain killers)

Treating teething symptomsBut there is at least some research to suggest teething does make babies irritable or more inclined to want to mouth or bite things and rub their gums.

In these cases you can try giving your baby something appropriate to chew on such as a cold teething ring or rusk this may or may not relieve the baby’s apparent discomfort, but it’s unlikely to cause any harm.

Most importantly, if your baby has a fever and seems unwell whether teething or not then you should probably take them to the doctor.

Professor Melissa Wake is the associate director of the Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She spoke to Callista Cooper.
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She said to her students, “We going to make that first and we going to make a fluid motion to go up and make that second taught her 2nd and 3rd graders cursive writing.

“As a teacher it almost disheartening a little bit,” she told us.

But she was not talking about her students first day of the cursive curriculum.

She was referring to was the group of students many now high schoolers who weren required by law to learn the “art of cursive.”

We sat down with 6 Sylvan High School students.

Our reporter wrote in cursive the word

When we asked if the high schoolers could read the word, all the seniors could but not 2 sophomores told us they could not.

Lunin said, “(I met) Students (who) I come into contact with who don know how to sign their name.”

We only used the high schoolers first names in our report.

High school senior Azarias said, “Like in history when they trying to make us read like the Consitution or something like that I have no idea what that says at all.”

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Another student referred to it as “that fancy script.”

Highschooler Syndey said, “It like a bunch of scribbles.”

The students laughed as they talked about it.

We started off the discussion by asking the group when did they last write cursive.

Aubree said, “Third grade.”

Azarias said, “Like it been a minute.”

Scott said, “Yeah. Third grade.”

Sophmore Syndey said, “Probably when I was signing my name on my ID when I was getting my ID but it not really cursive.”
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Let there be no denial. Small is beautiful.

Salz Bratwurst Co is the cutest miniature beer hall/sausage house you have ever seen, a hole in the wall on 115 Street south of 107 Avenue, with two long tables to sit at and a TV to watch the Oilers.

On the chalkboard menu were three choices of made in house bratwurst sausage (with or without the piggy in a blanket bun), goulash, currywurst, three salads, cheesy sp and Butcher Cake, described as charcuterie within a bread pudding mix.

The meat dishes are constant. The sides such as pretzels, dumplings and perogies take their turns in the daily line up.

Behind the simple bar are two draft beer taps, through which are rotated made in Alberta, German style craft beers. The Fahr North Dunkel was a rich, nutty, brown beer from a Turner Valley craft brewery specializing in German brews. My dinner pal downed his Medicine Hat Brew Company Town Lager with no problem at all.

Nothing is fancy at Salz Bratwurst, no kitschy declarations of ethnic food pride: Just an unpretentious German style sausage house offering an $11 to $15 lunch or dinner with tasty German style Alberta brewed beers.

At the heart of Salz are the sausages themselves, made in house several times a week by sausage maker Eric Jalbert, who learned the skill in the meat department of Old Strathcona venerable K German Foodliner.

The Salz sausages are out of this world good.

The classic brat in a bun was hot, juicy, rich, all garlic and pepper within the rich ground pork. The is made by skewering a half loaf from the Vienna Bakery on a heated spike, making room for the brat in the middle. Other restaurants have tried this dog in a bun technology,
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The Kasekrainer is of Austrian heritage, a ground pork and beef sausage packed with cheese in this case Sylvan Star gouda. As you munch down on the Kasekrainer, little pockets of melted cheese burst in your mouth, adding flavour and delicious contrasting creamy texture to the crumbly ground meat.

The Salz Bratwurst sides are good, but not outstanding.

I never quite understood the attraction of a coarse coleslaw as a common companion to sausage, other than being easy to make, inexpensive and long lasting. The Salz Bratwurst Co gives the lowly cabbage distinctiveness by an aromatic sprinkling of toasted caraway and mustard seeds.

The cheesy sp (German style egg noodles) is an interesting and unusual side dish, but needs adaptation, as it too quickly cools on the checkered paper metal trays Salz uses as plates. Within five minutes of serving, the sp had lost its heat and mushed into a gummy mix of chopped noodles and cheese.

The Salz Bratwurst Co.’ Kasekrainer sausage with coleslaw and spatzle.

Salz is the latest food concept from the quality conscious Nate Box and his Black Box Hospitality Group. Nate specializes in multiple is beautiful restaurants. Currently in the Black Box stable are the sandwich specialty Elm Caf off Jasper Avenue, the crusted pizza specialty District Caf on 109 Street, The Little Brick Caf in Riverdale and now the Salz Bratwurst Co.

The Burrow Caf was an experiment, to see if Edmonton could sustain an underground coffeehouse in the LRT system, at Central Station. It didn last. Outside the morning rush hour, customers were sparse.

The Salz Bratwurst Co. is where it is, in a drab commercial zone, because the upstairs is Black Box corporate headquarters. The ground floor was part of the lease but not being utilized. Originally intended as a lunch outlet, Salz has been discovered as a fun and inexpensive evening eatery.

One lingering thought: Although Box and crew shun deep fryers, these sausages would be so good with rustic French fries!Chinatown Food Festival
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Grand Island GI program includes big ideas like local angel investment, abusinessincubator and maker spaces.

Finding people with skills that complement your own is also critical. Thesenvitz brought her daughter, Vice President Teresa Grabowski on board for just that reason.

“It was one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made,” Thesenvitz said. “She’s very skilled and talented and has a whole set of skills that I don’t have.”

Entrepreneurship as a key to the future

Nova Tech is one example of Grand Island based companies that have started and grown into major concerns. Others include Bosselman Companies, Grand Island Express, and Chief Industries.

But what about the environment for today’s entrepreneurs and startups in the central Nebraska community of more than 50,000?

Some of the more visible entrepreneurial activity is with food and beverage businesses like Carnivores Meat Supply and The Chocolate Bar. But creating a culture to foster more startups is definitely on the mind of city leadership.

“There’s a lot of interest (in promoting a startup culture), moreso now than ever,” said Grand Island City Administrator Marlan Ferguson. He and other city leaders point to an emphasis on entrepreneurship in the recently launched Grow Grand Island Initiative.

“Entrepreneurship is one of the five pillars of the Grow GI Initiative,” said Assistant City Administrator Nicki Stoltenberg. Creating a local angel investment organization and business incubator are ideas in the early development stages. Other ideas include developing an “Entrepreneurial Academy,” mentorship programs and supporting maker spaces.

“Grow GI is the product of visioning efforts in 2014, and now has over 500 volunteers working on 32 initiatives,” Stoltenberg said.

Growing talent without a college

The lack of a four year college or university in Grand Island can have some impact on the community when it comes to the startup ecosystem. Although Central Community College has a significant presence (as well as in Hastings and Kearney), there is no four year institution like Hastings College or the University of Nebraska Kearney. That makes a difference in the startup culture.

“The culture is different in a college town,” said Cindy Johnson, President of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. “There are different ideas percolating.”

She also pointed to the challenge of overcoming risk aversion.

“We don’t reward trial and error,” she said. “Rewarding success also means recognizing failure. If you get smacked down, you have to get back up.”

She pointed to Nova Tech as an example of a now successful company that had to go through ups and downs along the way.

Expanding the definition of sees potential entrepreneurs coming from what some may consider unlikely sources.

“Farmers are some of the greatest entrepreneurs,” she said. “We don’t often think about taking that resource and applying it more broadly.”

There are a number of programs designed to help startups gain traction. For example, the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) of the Center for Rural Affairs places a particular emphasis on assisting small and minority owned businesses. The project was recently recognized as the 7 organization nationally in Small Business Administration micro loans placed.

Johnson also sees minority businesses as a significant growth area.

“Minority businesses are the future,” she said. “They’re often more willing to take risks and are hungry for success.”

story is the secondin a 4 part series on the state of startups and entrepreneurship in central Nebraska, beyond the region’s major urban centers.

Rod Armstrong is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for AIM in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is a regular contributor to Silicon Prairie News.

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I always been fascinated by avocado. It is such a delicious, creamy and rich treat that pretty versatile. You can enjoy it savory as well as sweet dishes. It rather healthy but also incredibly rich and fatty. One of the questions that often comes up is this: Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable?

Since it grows on a tree (the avocado tree) and is part of the reproductive organ of the plan that also carries the seed, it is technically / biologically a fruit. We do tend to think of it more as a vegetable though because of the way we use it in the kitchen.

Most of the time we use it in savory dishes and salad. And since avocado aren naturally sweet, we don think of them as fruit. We add it to salads, make cold soups from it or use it as a sandwich spread. Of course then there the ever popular guacamole, a simple avocado dip. Here my favorite recipe.

1/8 teaspoon salt

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and put it in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and use a fork to mash the avocado into a smooth paste. Stir in the salsa and salt. Chill until ready to serve.

In some cultures, the avocado is treated more like a fruit and is used in sweet dessert type dishes. Mostly it is mixed with milk and sugar to make a rich and sweet shake.

The nutritional makeup of the avocado also makes it unique. It is by far the fattiest fruit I am aware of. A medium Avocado contains 276 calories and 27.6 grams of fat. Thankfully those fats are the healthy kind but you should still limit yourself to no more than 1 avocado every other day.

Ready to include more avocado in you meals. One easy way to do this is to buy them when they are on sale and then freeze them. They turn out quite well provided you know how to freeze avocado. You can then use your frozen avocados in dips,
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sandwich spread, soups etc. It time to use this unique fruit in your kitchen on a regular basis.

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