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A Woodland Hike in Search of HubNuggets
We're allergic to "Holidays..."
After a series of exciting though potentially perilous adventures, the HubNuggets Team was ready for a rest. Monday found them gathered in the Minna Street offices, making plans for the coming HubNuggets round-up hub.
"Let's just stay home and work this week," suggested ladyjane1.
"I'm with you," said ripplemaker. "I don't think I could stand another adventure so soon after our last one. Couldn't we just do the HubNuggets from home this week?"
"Come on over to my place," Enelle Lamb offered. "We can go for a quiet stroll at Golden Ears Provincial Park - it's only a short drive, and the trails are so beautiful and peaceful. Then we can work on the HubNuggets nominations in the afternoon, and have a nice, quiet, barbeque supper in my backyard. It will be a perfectly restful day."
A nice, quiet walk in the woods...
"I'm all over that," said RedElf. "A gentle stroll through serene forest glades sounds like a perfect antidote to our usual adventures."
"...but what about our readers?" KoffeeKlatch Gals' cup and saucer clattered agitatedly. "They expect a ripping good yarn every week. They count on us to have an exciting adventure to recount while we present the HubNuggets nominees. We can't disappoint everyone!"
"Calm yourself, Gal - I'm sure everyone will understand," said Patty Inglish MS. "Shady forest glades sound very good, given the hot summer temperatures in Ohio right now."
"I've just sent Enelle's location to your cell phones, along with a map to Golden Ears, so we should all get there without any trouble," said Jason Menayan. "Don't you just love technology?"
HubNuggets Nature Stroll location
Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?
- 10% How to Gain More Subscribers With Quality Content
- 17% Five Interesting And Cool Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) Features Everybody Should Know About
- 7% How to Stream Movies and Music From Your Computer to Your Sony PS3
- 7% System76 Review: My Adventure To Buy An Ubuntu Linux Laptop
- 45% Reuse and Recycle Your Old Beer Bottles
- 14% Page Rank: Don't become obsessed.
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Technology Nominees
- Five Interesting And Cool Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) Features Everybody Should Know About
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is the new leader of the Android pack challenging every other smart phone out there including the iPhone 4S and the HTC One X. As far as specifications go, this smart phone has a top of the line processor, an astounding 2GB of
- How to Stream Movies and Music From Your Computer to Your Sony PS3
Gone are the days when video game consoles were used solely to play games. One of the most powerful and attractive features of the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) is its functionality as full-featured home media center. Say goodbye to the restrictions of...
- System76 Review: My Adventure To Buy An Ubuntu Linux Laptop
I love the Linux operating system. I have been using it for over 8 years. For about 5 of those years I have used it exclusively on all my personal computers. So when I heard about companies that sold computers with Linux preinstalled on them I got...
- Reuse and Recycle Your Old Beer Bottles
I had recently brewed my own beer and had been saving beer bottles for the next batch of brew. I just moved and don't have the space to brew any new beer at the moment so I'm left with a huge box of empty beer bottles. I've been wondering of things..
Is this trip going to be expensive?
After reading the nominees' articles in Technology, the team gathered round Patty's computer to plan their trip.
"This spread-sheet program is great, Patty," said ripplemaker. "We can work out our menus for lunch and the barbecue, set up travel routes, do up our grocery shopping lists and - we can even plan what to pack for the hike!"
"Wow, what a wonderful way to keep track of your spending. I need a copy of this so I can manage my household accounts more easily," said Gal.
"Good idea," said RedElf. "I've just been checking out home-owners' and car insurance, and wondering if I should raise the deductible on our vehicles."
"...and I'm meeting with my financial adviser tomorrow," said ladyjane1. "It's a good idea to know where you stand, financially."
"What a coincidence," remarked Enelle. "Our next category this week is Personal Finance. Let's see if the nominees have any tips or advice for us."
Which one of this week's Personal Finance nominees is your favorite?
- 17% How to Live without a Car - and Not Hate the Experience
- 10% Lessons In Living a More Frugal Lifestyle
- 28% Living Healthy on a Budget
- 3% A Beginner's Guide to Making Money through Thrift Shopping
- 28% Understanding The 4 Cs of Credit
- 14% How to Lower Your Utility Bills and Improve Your Health Too!
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Personal Finance Nominees
- How to Live without a Car - and Not Hate the Experience
Living without a car is a great way to get in better shape and cut your carbon footprint. But if you just wake up and start walking or biking, you'll be miserable in no time. These tips will help you plan your car-free lifestyle and live in comfort
- Living Healthy on a Budget
Are you struggling to find a balance between being healthy and not breaking the bank? It is possible and this hub will show you how to achieve it.
- How to Lower Your Utility Bills and Improve Your Health Too!
Turning up your heating or air conditioning isn't just bad for your wealth - recent research shows that it's bad for your health too, and easy temperature control could be fuelling the Western world's obesity epidemic, not to mention the stress that
Recipes, recipes recipes...
"Now that we've chosen our menu, we can make our shopping lists," said Gal.
"Let's double check our recipes so we can buy the right ingredients," added ripplemaker.
"This recipe for stuffed spare-ribs makes my mouth water - and I just know RedElf and Enelle will love this Maple Glazed Barbecued Salmon!"
"Mmm, salmon!" The kitties were already purring over a picture of prawn-kebabs, but the mention of salmon set their whiskers a-twitch in happy anticipation.
"I do a mean marinade," volunteered Jason, "and I've been told by a reliable source that Simone's Spicy Chipotle Chicken is to die for." He winked at Maddie.
Maddie laughed. "Well, just wait til you taste my low-fat guacamole and salsa on home-made Asiago and Parmesan cheese-crusted pita bites."
"You guys are killing me!" groaned Simone. "Patty, let's read the articles by the Food & Cooking nominees, and then go shopping before we all die of hunger."
Which one of this week's Food and Cooking nominees is your favorite?
- 21% Raspberry & Ginger Refresher
- 8% The Best Spinach Lasagna
- 60% Schezwan Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
- 6% Simple whole grain sourdough bread recipe -- sourdough bread benefits
- 0% Magical Bottle
- 4% How To Make Perfect Stovetop Espresso Coffee with a Bialetti Moka Pot
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Food and Cooking Nominees
- The Best Spinach Lasagna
This recipe is a favorite my family and friends like for me to cook for them. One story behind this recipe is that one friend of mine could not get her kids to eat spinach at all. So, I cooked this lasagna dish for her and her family. The next day,..
- Schezwan Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
This recipe is for those people who like spicy chicken.It is very easy to make and relatively lesser time consuming.It is a Chinese cuisine but very popular among Indian also.You can easily find this in menu of every Indian restaurant. So now what.
- Simple whole grain sourdough bread recipe -- sourdough bread benefits
Whole grain sourdough bread is a very healthy choice of bread. Sourdough has less gluten because beneficial bacteria and yeasts in the bread predigest gluten. Sourdough bread has many health benefits and its very easy to make.
- How To Make Perfect Stovetop Espresso Coffee with a Bialetti Moka Pot
Moka Pots are a quick and easy way to make heavenly stovetop espresso. But if you run into any difficulties, this guide should have you sipping the perfect cup of coffee in no time at all.
The HubNuggets Team
All's well that ends in a summer barbecue...
The team spent a happily uneventful day strolling along the peaceful mountain trails of Golden Ears Provincial Park. They marveled at the giant evergreens as they passed through shaded glens, basking in the dappled light and calm serenity of the ancient forest.
Everyone agreed the barbecue supper that evening was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
"Combining the barbecue with a party to christen your new patio was a wonderful idea, Enelle," said ladyjane1.
"A perfect idea," sighed ripplemaker. "I hope your neighbors won't mind the music."
"Not a chance," laughed Enelle. "We invited them all!"
Sure enough, people began arriving, setting up speakers for the band (several of Enelle's neighbors played in a local, excellent bluegrass group). In almost no time, the roadway was lined with long tables loaded with soft drinks, summer cocktails, and party munchies. ripplemaker's face painting and Gal's balloon animals proved to be a big hit with young and old alike.
The throng of happy party-goers spilled over into the usually quiet street, and the whole neighborhood was soon rocking out at the HubNuggets Team BBQ and Block Party. It promised to be a long, loud, and joyful night.