Posts Tagged ‘summer’
Preheat broiler. Place Swordfish on non-stick surface, sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and black pepper, add several drops of Balsamic Vinegar. Broil on High for 6-7 minutes, then turn over fish, sprinkle on a few more droplets of Balsamic Vinegar and broil for approximately 5-6 more minutes (depending on the thickness of the cut). Use a spatula to move fish to plate. It will be moist and delicious – without any need for added oil, butter or salt. Try serving it with fresh grape tomatoes (sliced into halves, sprinkled with fresh black pepper). Add a slice or two of lemon as a garnish.
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Sure, it’s fun to be outdoors at this time of year in order to enjoy the warm weather and summer sunshine. But sometimes it’s fun to be inside in the air conditioning, too. So why not have your own Summer Film Festival and rent some of these “classic” summer-themed movies for a little warm weather fun? Yes, some of these titles are a little ‘cheesy,’ but can’t we all use a little extra fluff in our lives (other than on our waistlines)?
To find these titles, you can check out your own local video stores (if you’re lucky enough to have any left in your area) or check them out (so to speak) online via Amazon Instant Video, iTunes or even netflix or Blockbuster (which both offer online access as well as actual home delivery).
Beach Party (comedy, 1963)
Beach Blanket Bingo (comedy, 1965)
Camp (musical comedy, 2003)
The Endless Summer (surfing documentary, 1966)
Grease (musical, 1978)
Indian Summer (comedy, 1993)
Jazz on a Summer’s Day (music documentary, 1959)
One Crazy Summer (comedy, 1986)
Summer Magic (comedy, 1963)
A Summer Place (drama, 1959)
Summer Rental (comedy, 1985)
Summer School (comedy, 1987)
Summertime (romance, 1955)
Weekend at Bernie’s (comedy, 1989)
Wet Hot American Summer (comedy, 2001)
What are your favorite summer-themed movies that you’d recommend to other readers of this blog (or even to me)? Please feel free to comment below in order to share your viewing tips — or even to add your reviews of the films mentioned here. (Happy viewing!)
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“A life without love is like a year without summer.”
Summer’s finally here – and that makes it a great time to get outdoors to add even more physical activity to your day. Not only will being outdoors add to your bottom line (or lack thereof) when it comes to your healthy life outlook, but it will also allow you to soak up some healthy Vitamin D in its natural form from the sun.
But whatever your outdoor activity, make sure you remember the sunscreen. The FDA recommends that we apply SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 at the very least. But that rule doesn’t apply to everyone. Thus, you’re encouraged to take your own “sun history” into account.
If you rarely burn and tan easily, SPF 15 is likely right for you. But if you are very pale, have numerous freckles and/or red hair, then you should use a much higher level of SPF. If you’re not sure which level of SPF you should be using, make a quick call to your doctor or dermatologist to get their professional opinion. After all, the skin you save may be your own.
And no matter which level of SPF you’re using, this same rule applies to us all: Reapply the sunblock every 2 hours (moreso if you’re sweating or just getting out of the pool or ocean).
To find out which SPF level is right for you, click here
For more information on the FDA Guidelines regarding SPF levels, click here