Archive for June, 2010

Red, White and Blue Salad Ingredients –4th of July

[ 1 ] June 30, 2010 |

Red White and Blue Salad Ingredients and Red, White and Blue Food

Red, White and Blue Salad Ingredients

Here’s a variety  of great red white and blue salad ingredients for mixing up your 4th of July Salads!

RED Salad Ingredients, toss-ins, add-ins


Tomatoes, radishes, red peppers, strawberries, raspberries, cherries (dried),  sweet and sour cherries, apples (red and white), cranberries, pomegranate seeds, red potatoes (red and white), red onion, red wine, red jello, beets, red lentils, red cabbage, kidney beans, red lobster, watermelon, currents, red grapefruit, blood oranges, papaya, guava, red pasta, red salad dressings, red grapes, bacon, caviar

WHITE Salad Ingredients, add ins, toss-ins

white beans

Hard Boiled eggs (without yoke), Cauliflower, white beans (cooked any variety), white asparagus, white onions, mushrooms, pasta, marshmallows, cucumbers (peeled), cream cheese, dream whip, mayonnaise, potaotes (peeled), apples (peeled), celery root, barley, horseradish, garlic, bananas, ginger, jicama, parsnips and turnips, clear jello, white cheeses, fish, chicken, sour cream, marshmellow whip,

BLUE Salad Ingredients, add ins, toss-ins

blueberriesBlueberries (Duh!), blackberries, eggplant, figs, raisins, juneberries, plums, prunes, purple grapes,  blue jello, blue potatoes, blue peeps



What Red White and Blue Salad ingredients did I miss?

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Year 2050–What will the world be like when I am 100? Big Think

[ 0 ] June 30, 2010 |

Big Think Answers In 2050–Will you be healthier?  Wealthier?  Wiser?

What will the world be like when I am 100

By 2050,  the planet will house 9 billion people, who will consume  ever more precious resources all the while  leading even greater  technologically complicated existences.  What will we eat?  What will out towns and cities be like?  Will the climate crisis still exist or will we still exist?  BIG THINK asked top thinkers across the country these and other questions to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Smithsonian magazine.   The outcome  is Big Think’s special series which discusses  Life in 2050 .  Summary of the findings:


  • Dramatic demographic shifts expected.  Average age rates will increase and most people will live in urban areas.


  • Real time pricing for energy will be the result  of  “smart grids”  that all our appliances will be linked to.


  • Media will continue to be radically transformed destroying the traditional model for a news organization and replacing it with  “individuals and small alliances of individuals” reporting and publishing on niche topics.  (Like this really awesome BLOG!)
  • No surprise will come that technological threats such as viruses and terrorism could compromise most of the  openness and freedoms that we currently enjoy online.

The Environment

  • Freshwater will certainly be a bigger issue along with out-of-control rises in sea levels and enormous crop shortfalls.  

Financial Markets

  • Financial products of today, will be determined illegal due to their non-beneficial nature to consumers (eg. over-the-counter derivatives).


  • While we may not radically extend life beyond 120, it is certain that we will continue to improve the quality of life as people age.
  • It is believed that  HIV/AIDS will still exist but our knowledge of the virus and therapies to treat will be more extensive.
  • Food supplies will be more localized  with smaller slaughterhouses , creameries, and increased regional food operations .  Big Think feels we will be healthier due to this trend.


  • Processed foods will be out of vogue and food eaten will be from more local sources.  


  • Race issues will  not be such a significant issue, but class issues may be.  It is even possible that we will see a black pope.
  • Prison Population in the US will decrease by 2050. 

Big Think represents  a worldwide  forum of  today’s top minds and influential experts .  1500 thought leaders worldwide have had their ideas showcased via BIG THINK.

What do you think?  What other changes to our world could/should happen in the next 40 Years?

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