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FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System

FoodSaver V3240 Vacuum Sealing System


This product comes with a crush-free instant seal. So you’ll never have to worry about delicate food being damaged in the sealing process. It also has a built in roll holder and a bag cutter. So you get the convenience of an all in one product.  You don’t have to search for scissors or worry about where the storage bags are. The bags can be cut to accommodate smaller or unusual sized portions. This is a great money saver when having to buying additional bags.

Ease of use

This product is very easy to use. It is basically a three step process to seal and vacuum pack food.  You begin by placing your food in a bag. Place the open side in the sealer. Then close the lid and hit the Vacuum and Seal button to operate. Food sealing takes about 30 seconds to complete. Once done, you can easily store away food bags in your refrigerator or cabinets immediately. It is so easy any one can do it. This product makes food saving fun instead of a chore.


It has a compact design and can sit anywhere in your home. It comes with a full easy to read instruction manual.  The operation buttons on the front of the product are large and easy to use.  It comes with an attachment hose and port. It can be used with other FoodSaver products like jars and canisters making this product very versatile.

Cleaning the product

This food saver is easy to clean (click here for more info).  The product comes with a drip tray that is easily removed and washed.  It has a wide design that is great for catching any liquid spills.  It is also dishwasher safe.

Basic Chicken Stock from a Can

Basic Chicken Stock from a Can


Guilt drives us– and no where else does it hammer down on us than in the kitchen. We hate altering heirloom family recipes to accommodate more shortcuts and we are often dead-set to whip up a batch of some treasured family holiday meal, no matter what emotional of physical state we’re in. Aside from respecting tradition, we are also told in every cookbook to use the “best” of everything. Best vanilla extract. Best chicken. Best whatever. And it’s true advice– using the best individual ingredients does usually produce a better end result: the crisper and more flavorful roast chicken, the creamier ice cream, the more complex cocktail. But, we also feel guilt when we have to compromise when we have to use decidedly lower quality ingredients, just because we can’t find them or have the time to drive out to the organic, free-range chicken farm to cultivate a relationship with the chicken we plan to eat that night. No where else do we get more guilt than using canned chicken stock.



Chicken stock, like fine puff pastry dough, something that expert chefs takes years to perfect. It’s a very rich liquid made from slowly simmered meats and fortified with vegetables, all strained out in the end. The flavor of these perfect broths by some of these expert chefs is phenomenal on its own, yet indistinguishable from the whole dish when it’s added. Good stock can make the beef taste beefier or the vegetables more vegetable-y, without directly tasting the chicken. Needless to say, investing some time in simmering a good stock to use in your kitchen is well worth it.



Chicken stock is the basis of so many dishes and add delicious richness whenever it is used in place of water. But, not many of us have the time to let a large pot of it gently simmer for the required few hours. Yes, we can make it on a day off and freeze it for later use, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Sometimes I make and freeze it, sometimes I don’t. Yet, so many cookbooks and cooking shows tell us to use homemade pasta made in the best pasta maker! That’s where the guilt comes in– maybe I’ll just used canned; it’ll be fine, I guess…



The issue, then, isn’t the act of using canned– it’s the just using canned. The flavor of a good, rich stock is so important that it seems foolish to leave out if a big meal is being planned. However, if you are simply unable to find the time (or desire) to make a huge batch of homemade chicken stock, you may want to consider sprucing up the canned stock you can buy in the supermarket.



Canned stock is usually very simple and lacking much flavor aside from a vague chicken flavor. Yet, simmering it with a few vegetables and herbs makes a world of difference. Fortifying it with a little more flavor could not be easier and takes only a few minutes to prepare and a half hour for it to sit on the stove by itself. It’s well worth it to plan ahead next time you need some decent chicken stock– your tastebuds will not regret it!


Basic Chicken Stock from a Can



Stock is technically different than broth. Stock is very rich, whereas broth is actually a light soup. However, most companies use stock or broth interchangeably on the can and mean essentially the same thing. Avoid using canned stock/broths that contain tomato unless the dish you are adding the stock to contains tomato. I should note that this is a terrific shortcut, but I would also encourage everyone to try their hands at making a full-homemade stock at least once in their lifetime!




  • 2 cans chicken stock (low or sodium free)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine (not a dessert wine)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot (about 5-6 inches long)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 sprigs of thyme)
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • salt, to taste

Delicious chicken soup



Wash all the vegetables and peel away any very loose or dirty skin from the onion. Cut the ends off of the onions, but leave the skin on the sides if it isn’t dirty– the papery skin will release golden color into the broth. Cut the onion in half. Peel the carrot and cut in half along with the celery. Add everything to a medium saucepan and let simmer on low for about a half hour with the lid askew. Add the peeled clove of garlic if you want a slight garlic flavor in your final dish. While it’s simmering, if there is any fat in the stock that has now floated to the top, use a spoon to scoop it out and discard it. Don’t let the mixture come to a rolling boil, just a few smiling bubbles making their way up. Once it has simmered for about a half hour (you can let it simmer longer, if you’d like), pour the stock through a mesh strainer and into a large bowl. Squeeze the vegetables to get every drop (you can either discard the vegetables or top them with salt as a snack). Taste the stock and add salt as needed– it should taste delicious and well balanced on its own, like a soup you’d like to sip. Be mindful not to over salt. Return it to the saucepan if you need to reheat it and use it in any dish that needs a little extra body..


More recipes here: http://wannapasta.com/best-vegetable-spiralizer-noodle-maker/

New Marijuana Dispensary Opening in Chicago with $70 Limit

New Marijuana Dispensary Opening in Chicago with $70 Limit

Social Media

The legalization of Marijuana for medical purposes was a relief for many. Since then there have been a number of programs in light of history, strains and consumption of marijuana. According to research, this plant has commendable properties fighting cancer and its symptoms. If someone has used medical marijuana then they must have learned how these managed to keep growing on behalf of their medical use. A number of studies conducted for this. According to these studies, marijuana can help us fighting cancer, diabetes and other such complications. As marijuana pharmacies are doing well, the pharmacy jobs here pay well. Therefore apart from health benefits, the marijuana stores are also helping for creating more jobs. Keeping all limitation in mind, a new pharmacy is going to be opening Chicago.

It would be active 7 days a week. To establish control, appointments would be limited so only 4 people will inside in one time. Clients who have been diagnosed with medical conditions such as HIV and cancer are allowed while Marijuana itself will be dispensed only by registered nurse, pharmacists and pharmacy tech. the store will be accepting stock delivery a week which will be brought in by a secure delivery bay.

In order to assure smooth business without break in, an extensive and complex network of cameras will be introduced both in and outside of building. These cameras will be capturing faces and license plates. These disciplinary measures are taken to minimize the chance of any unfortunate event as break in. as the store is not in Commercial area because finding one was not easy. This was one of few ideal locations.
To keep things in order around the block, patients will only be allowed to buy $70 worth personal consumption marijuana at a time.


This way, the store will help for dropping crime rate in adjoining areas. As precautionary measures such as cameras and guards are more of deterrent, if marijuana is available for safe use, it can help people who are suffering from Alzheimer and cancer. Medical cannabis has proved itself for years. However, it`s unfortunate people still believe it helps increasing crime and lowering the value of property.

Yes, no doubt residential areas don’t prefer buying Marijuana from their neighborhood dispensary. But will conduct all the extra measures, the lake view store won`t drop the quality of life here. The shop also sells the most popular vaporizers such as arizer extreme q and plenty vaporizer (read plenty vaporizer review here). Leveraging the business, this store will be providing patients specific and valued services. This store will help them exploring the modules for how to advantage from this plant.

Realizing the expansive nature of this industry as it easily makes a smooth stream where the sale reputation is quite eminent. In fact, this can be a little frustrating as product lines and prices change from time to time but if time is invested for learning and testing new product and models, as for developing relations with vendors, we work to provided preferred pricing on products. This provides the store a competitive edge which in other case is not even possible.



Low Intensity Social Updating Means Better Use Of Face-To-Face Time

Low Intensity Social Updating Means Better Use Of Face-To-Face Time

Business, Social Media, Work

Yesterday I met up with four old school friends for dinner. It was lovely. These are all intelligent, professional women and I’ve known them for over thirty years. But getting all of us in a room together only happens once a year, or less. And every time we try to catch up on what each has been up to – job changes, what children are doing, how parents are, what’s happening in our lives.

Two executives shaking hands with each other as their colleagues look on

When I left last night it occurred to me that if we only updated each other more frequently, we’d actually have better and more satisfying conversations, rather than having to rush through the last 18 months’ activities like a kind of round robin letter, or explain again what it is we all actually do in our working lives. If we’d seen the updates, and been following each other even loosely, we wouldn’t have to waste the precious little face-to-face time we do have. Plus we’d have been aware of the life-enhancing or difficult moments that we’d been facing as they happened, and been able to comment, share in or show we were listening in some way.

What I’m describing of course is just what social tools offer. I’ve a pretty good idea what my nephews and nieces get up to – boyfriends, work trips, new jobs, good news or bad days, because we’re connected on Facebook. I don’t hang on (or even see) their every update, and I rarely have conversations with them, but we all get the gist of what we’re up to and we stay connected, so that when we meet at family weddings we’re not strangers (which was always the case when I was growing up, having little contact with family members outside of those kinds of event.) But my schoolfriends don’t use Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to blogs. And there’s nothing social about emails.

What we lack is the constant, consistent low-level form of updating, running in the background, there to jump into or ignore at will. And it’s one of the key things social tools offer to employees in large organisations – the possibility of staying updated with what colleagues are doing, what they’re interested in, what thorny issues they are facing – particularly if they’re working in another country, in a different department or even in your own building, and even if you’ve never met them. But in a non-intrusive, backgrounded way.

It might be that you see each other’s updates and realise someone else is trying to solve the same issue you have faced, or they’re looking for knowledge or expertise you possess, or know someone who does, so you’re able to connect them, and so the network grows. It may be you feel an affinity with them because you share an interest outside of work. It could be any of these things, or other things.

Business people discussing work on laptop at a meeting

But when you finally get round the same table, or find yourselves in the same workgroup, you don’t have to waste time with the preliminaries – you already know them, or at least enough about them to feel confortable in their company, and able to get down to business. You probably already have ideas, are quicker to develop a working rapport and come up with innovative solutions. It’s not a question of letting social get in the way of work relationships, it actually enhances them and create connections where there were none. It doesn’t have to be full on socialising.  It’s just the background noise you can choose to dip into or not. But I think it can make a huge difference to the quality and efficiency of face-to-face communication.