3 Plank Variations

"Personal trainer Kai Wheeler demonstrates 3 awesome plank variations. Planks are great exercises to strengthen the core. A strong core will also provide spinal support, promote healthy posture and help to prevent pain and injuries."

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Ditch the noodles: Zucchini Lasagna

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Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South : The Ronald and June Shelp Collection 
Complemented by more than 170 superlative illustrations and reproductions, this vivid look at African-American vernacular art celebrates the work of twenty-seven self-taught artists whose artistry captures the social, cultural, and spiritual experiences of African Americans in America’s South.

Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South : The Ronald and June Shelp Collection

Complemented by more than 170 superlative illustrations and reproductions, this vivid look at African-American vernacular art celebrates the work of twenty-seven self-taught artists whose artistry captures the social, cultural, and spiritual experiences of African Americans in America’s South.

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Soul Food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the Southern United States.

Many of the various dishes and ingredients included in “soul food” are also regional meals and comprise a part of other Southern US cooking, as well. The style of cooking originated during American slavery. African slaves were given only the “leftover” and “undesirable” cuts of meat from their masters (while the white slave owners got the meatiest cuts of ham, roasts, etc.).

They also had only vegetables grown for themselves. After slavery, many, being poor, could afford only off-cuts of meat, along with offal. Farming, hunting and fishing provided fresh vegetables, fish and wild game, such as possum, rabbit, squirrel and sometimes waterfowl. Africans living in America at the time (and since) more than made do with the food choices they had to work with. Dishes or ingredients commonly found in soul food include: Biscuits (a shortbread similar to scones, commonly served with butter, jam, jelly, sorghum or cane syrup, or gravy; used to wipe up, or “sop,” liquids from a dish). Black-eyed peas (cooked separately or with rice, as hoppin’ john). Catfish (dredged in seasoned cornbread and fried). Chicken (often fried with cornmeal breading or seasoned flour) Collard greens (usually cooked with ham hocks, often combined with other greens). Grits, often served with fish. Neckbones (beef neck bones seasoned and slow cooked). Okra: (African vegetable eaten fried in cornmeal or stewed, often with tomatoes, corn, onions and hot peppers). Turnip greens (usually cooked with ham hocks, often combined with other greens).

Though soul food originated in the South, soul food restaurants — from fried chicken and fish “shacks” to upscale dining establishments-are in every African-American community in the nation, especially in cities with large black populations, such as Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

Slave Women Processing Pork on Wessyngton Plantation Source: http://www.wessyngton.com/blog/tag/slave-women-in-the-south/

Soul Food History: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/soul-food-brief-history

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CultureCUISINE: Assorted Vegetable Tarts

1. Tomato Zucchini Tart (recipe)

2. Spring Green Veggie Tart (recipe)

3. Ham & Vegetable Tart (recipe - English translation at bottom)

Unknown Italian Artist
Bust of a Moor
Italy/England (c. 1600)
Carved Agate Bust with Gold, Enamel, and Diamonds
Burghley Collections

Unknown Italian Artist

Bust of a Moor

Italy/England (c. 1600)

Carved Agate Bust with Gold, Enamel, and Diamonds

Burghley Collections

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The Kim Sisters

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[The Kim Sisters] were a South Korean trio who had a successful career in America during the 50’s and 60’s. To support their family during the Korean War, they performed songs for American GIs who then spread word of them after returning home. They were signed to a contract and went to the US, eventually performing 22 times on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Can I just add how much I love that they were successful Asian-Americans in the mid-20th century? Also I’m glad vintage style inspiration isn’t spared for Asian women!

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Jeneil Williams featured in Oyster Magazine Fall 2013, photographed by Skye Parrott. Styling by Clare Byrne and Make-up by Kanako Takase.

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