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Celebrate National Lemonade Day On August 20th With These Blackberry Lemonade Glazed Short Ribs

It’s no secret Mess Hall Canteen doesn’t play when it comes to creating exciting new additions to their already robust menu. Even though Mess Hall is a food truck, it operates like a five-star steakhouse — producing some of the most exclusive barbecue dishes on the West Coast.

Considering Mess Hall’s tendency to go all-in with every new recipe they debut, it was only obvious a partnership with Hubert’s Lemonade for National Lemonade Day on August 20 would create an intense barbecue dish.  

For only TWO DAYS you can find Hubert’s Blackberry Lemonade Glazed Spare Ribs at Mess Hall Canteen. You’d be wise to move fast, because they’ll only be around until supplies last. On August 20, Mess Hall will be at Green Check Brewing in TKTK, and on August 22, you’ll be able to find Mess Hall at Street Food Tuesday in Orange County.

This delectable dish is made with Hubert’s Blackberry Lemonade Glaze, which Mess Hall created by infusing Hubert’s Blackberry Lemonade with fresh blackberries, hoisin, soy and lemongrass. The spare ribs are then sous vide for 24-hours in a vacuum-sealed bag with soy and Hubert’s blackberry lemonade.

Next, the ribs are smoked for two hours and basted with Hubert’s blackberry Lemonade Glaze every 20 minutes.

The dish is finally topped with pickled blackberries, and garnished with pickled blackberries, shaved lemon, black & white sesame seeds, and a chiffonade of Thai Basil.

This is truly a blackberry-infused barbecue bonanza you need to try now! Be sure to get these ribs while they’re hot!

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with Hubert’s

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5 Practical Ways To Use A Lemon

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The majestic lemon is so much more than a garnish for your cocktails and crispy fish tacos.

Aside from its culinary uses, there are many practical things you can do with the fruit thanks to its acidity and pleasant citrus smell.

We dug around and found five practical uses for lemons outside making dishes taste better. I definitely have a newfound appreciation for it.

Furniture Polish

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Whether its the desk you eat so many lunches alone at or your trusty chopping board, sometimes wood can wear down and stink after exposure to so many different foods and contaminants.

Simply squeeze some lemon juice on the surface and wipe it down with a clean paper towel. You’ll get a fresh citrus smell and slightly cleaner and healthier furniture.

Mouth Wash

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Bad breath? After crushing a fat onion-filled burrito, you’re probably gonna want to clean your mouth somehow. If you gargle some lemon juice, minus the seeds, the citric acid will definitely kill any residual germs and odors from your last meal. Just make sure to rinse your mouth out with water afterwards, or that same acid will harm your teeth.

Keeps Food From Oxidizing

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Ever get brown avocados or guac? The longer the emerald fruit is exposed to air, the more it goes through an oxidation process that discolors it and turns the delicious green into an unsightly brown.

If you squirt a bit of lemon on top of the avocado, it’ll prevent oxidization until you’re ready to finish off your snack. Just don’t let it sit for a week because a lemon can only do so much.

Scare Off Ants

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Those pesky insects are everywhere. Unfortunately, your kitchen is a sacred space and you wouldn’t want to fill it with too many unnecessary chemicals. Peel off some of the rind from a lemon and leave it around spots in the kitchen where ants gather the most. The strong odor will keep them at bay.

Get Rid Of Unwanted Smells

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YouTuber DaveHax recently purchased a product that you can plunge into a fresh lemon and spray juice directly from the fruit. With it, he recommends spritzing your garbage or bathroom whenever there’s an unpleasant or unwanted odor.

While you could easily just pour some lemon water in a spray bottle, this product cuts out the middle-man entirely.

Definitely adding it to our holiday wishlist.

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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Smelly Garlic Fingers

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We’ve all worked with garlic in the kitchen before. While an incredibly delicious and essential ingredient, the tiny onion (yes, it’s an onion) tends to leave your hands smelling pretty bad long after you put down the cutting board.

As you may know, soap does pretty much nothing and the smell can linger for the rest of the day unless the appropriate action is taken.

If you want to make sure your hands smell the freshest they could possibly be after mincing, smashing, peeling, or pureeing some garlic, check out these fives ways to get rid of that odor from your fingers.

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Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel is one of the most popular ways to get the garlic smell out of the way without wasting any other food resources. Rubbing your fingers, after handling garlic, on the flat side of a knife or the inside of your sink works.

We recommend the inside of a sink or even your faucet. That way, there’s less of a chance that you’ll accidentally cut yourself.

Lemon Juice

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It’s always a good idea to keep some lemon wedges around when in the kitchen. After working with garlic, squeeze a generous amount on your fingers and rub them together. You’ll get the smell off in no time.

The only downside is if you happen to accidentally cut yourself when working with the un-peeled cloves. Then it’s gonna burn.

Coffee Grounds

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There’s nothing like waking up to the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning. So if you can’t get your hands to stop smelling like garlic, maybe you can get them to smell like something else more pleasant.

Coffee grounds can also exfoliate your skin, helping get rid of the garlic funk quicker. Just dunk your fingers in some excess grounds and rub them around for a minute before rinsing them off.

Salt

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Think of it as washing your hands with soap and water. Once finished with the garlic, apply a generous amount of salt to your hands and scrub them diligently. The smell should disappear as you rinse your hands with warm water. Like the lemon juice, however, make sure you don’t have any fresh cuts to your hands before adding the salt.

You can also wear gloves when working with garlic, but where’s the fun in that.

Tomato Juice

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A common solution when getting skunked, the bright-red liquid that comes from the tomato can work wonders when trying to get rid of unwanted odors. If you’re in a pinch, soak your hands in some tomato juice for a few minutes until the smell dissipates from your fingers.

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Customer Shocks Drive-Thru Workers With A Lemony Magic Trick

That guy MagicofRahat is at it again, terrorizing fast food drive-thrus with his wizardry. In one his latest YouTube episodes, he cruises through multiple fast food drive-thrus purchasing a bottle of water. He then asked the clerk for some lemon to go with his beverage.

When they hand it to him, he tells them there’s a hole inside his bottle. As they lean closer, he magically transports the lemon inside the water bottle without ever opening it.

How does he do it??

Check out the mystifying video.

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Just Stuffed A Croissant Donut With Lemon And It Looks Beautiful

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Dunkin’ Donuts is now serving new limited edition citrus donuts inspired by the summer season. The new flavors, which are a Lemon Croissant Donut and a Key Lime Square Donut are now available nationwide.

The Croissant donut has lemon filling, icing drizzle and graham cracker crumbles. The key lime square takes a square twist on the classic donut shape and has key lime filling, icing and graham cracker crumbles.

Another new menu item is the Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich which will be available any time of day for a limited time. The new sandwich features sausage with the hint of maple, egg, and Wisconsin aged white cheddar cheese all on an oven-toasted croissant. The breakfast sandwich will be sold in participating locations with the exception of Metro New York and select markets in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Dunkin’ Donuts also has begun making expansions to its beverage menu. Customers in Metro New York and Los Angeles market can now enjoy cold brew coffee. The cold brew is handcrafted and served daily while supplies last. The brew is designed to be served black, but it is customizable based on customer preference.

The new items will be available nationwide later this summer.

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Beyonce’s Album ‘Lemonade’ Gives New Life To The Lemon Emoji

Britney Spears’ utter domination of the world in the late 90s and early 2000s was the first time a woman became president of the entertainment industry since Madonna at her peak. The throne was empty for a while, until Beyonce saw an opportunity and swooped. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, “Dope.”

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Queen Bey recently released a “visual album” on April 23rd called Lemonade, a collection of songs that are each accompanied by a music video and all presented to viewers in one fell swoop. Similarly to King Midas, everything Beyonce touches turns to gold, as did this album. People took to social media to express their opinions and, thanks to an initial tweet by Tidal (the company that exclusively released the album) that used the lemon emoji several times, the sour citrus fruit began to spread like wildfire.

When it comes to food emojis, nobody really uses them outside of the taco, pizza, eggplant (as a stand-in for a penis), peach (as a stand-in for butts) and beer mug. After the release of her album, use of the emoji just on twitter alone skyrocketed from 25,000 to roughly 450,000 just from April 23rd to April 24th.

The bee emoji, used in reference to Beyonce’s nickname “Queen Bey” (pronounced bee), also blasted to the top of the chart, going from (on average) 70,000 sightings on April 22nd to peaking at 250,000 on April 24th.

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It’s nice to see some other emojis get some loving, although it seemingly comes at the cost of a few reputations, most notably Jay-Z and Rachael Ray, the celebrity chef who is being wrongly accused of having an affair with Jay.

 

 

Source: Twitter

Photo Credit: Vulture

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Strawberry- and Lemon-Flavored Hot Dogs Should Not Exist, Yet They Do

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Somewhere in Japan, specifically in the Tochigi Prefecture, exist fruit-flavored hot dogs. No, it’s not those gummy snacks made to look like fruit. They’re actual, savory, pieces of processed mystery meat with an additional kick of fruit flavor. Now we’re the last to knock such a bold combination, but we shudder at the thought of biting into one of these.

Reports say that the wieners have a slightly milky taste with a stronger sweetness. Though we’d have to try them before passing our final judgement. Sweet and savory usually works, right?

The hot dogs can be found in the Hasuda Service Area near Saitama City. They’re available for 200 yen each ($1.77 US).

Anyone want to ship us some?

H/T Rocket News 24 Picthx Holistic Beauty Suzu No Oto

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Watch this Real-Life Fruit Ninja Slice 140 Lemons in 66 Seconds

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We’ve all logged our share of hours on Fruit Ninja. While were were on our phones slashing at digital fruit, however, this boss was spending his time slashing real lemons. In probably one of the sickest displays of cutting I’ve ever seen, this dude has his citrus slicing technique down to a science.

Watch as he goes through dozens of lemons in a matter of seconds without his knife even touching the counter. The amount of practice it takes to time the cut so quickly mid-air says a lot about his years of experience. Not to mention such clean slices.

Though I’m in awe, I do cringe whenever he misses. Cause then it’d be a different kind of YouTube video.