Do You Love Cheese?

I was having a salad for lunch earlier with ricotta salata and I was kind of upset because I was really wishing I would have bought the feta cheese at whole foods. Anyhow, it inspired me to write a post about cheeses that make good substitutes for similar cheeses, or basically food recommendations based on your personal palate! 🙂

I am a big fan of feta cheese, but when I want something a little harder, milder, and less salty I normally opt for ricotta salata. Ricotta salata is a semi hard cheese that is a bit dry and crumbly.  It tastes like normal ricotta cheese but with added salt and a different texture. Just imagine someone drained all of the water out of ricotta, thats basically what ricotta salata is. Also, I love having paneer in Indian dishes. I feel paneer, feta, and ricotta salata all fall within a similar taste and texture category. Paneer is a very milky cheese an has the texture of a feta and mozzarella combination, leaning more towards the feta side.

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The Chance to Live on Mars

Mars One

Have you guys heard about the Mars One project? Apparently this non-profit organization plans to send volunteers to Mars in 2023 to live there for a lifetime. Water was discovered on Mars, which is a possible sign of life. The volunteers who live there will be searching for life there and living the dream… of a space geek! Would you be willing to live there for the rest of your life? Check out the website to see videos that applicants have sent in to compete for their chance to live on Mars! You could be picked! xxx

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Time and Skins

What would you do if you survived being hit by a bus, would you live in fear or joy? Fear of being so close to trauma? or joy of being lucky and surviving? Tony (from Skins) seems to be acting on the former.

I was just rewatching some episodes from the Skins series (UK) and it just hit me (no pun intended)! Two and a half years have flown by since I last watched Skins. But not only that, two and a half years since I was in high school; two and a half years since I was lusting after smelly teenage boys. And now here I am, in my bed in an apartment with friends I have accumulated only within the past year. How does time fly by so quickly? Why haven’t I taken the time to reflect on these moments and cherish them while they last? I’m sure I will be somewhere fantastic in two and a half years time, but will I look back on this moment and see it as lost? I sure hope not. I always try to really encapsulate the happiness I feel in the moment and enjoy it and store it for times when it is lacking. Looking back on my past, I’ve been blessed with so many great opportunities and people but only few really stick… do you know what I mean? I live for fleeting moments and  once in a lifetime experiences, but do you ever wonder which ones are meant to last?

Just some food for thought for everyone! Also, if you are an angsty teen and want to start a new series, definitely check out Skins (UK)! 🙂 Enjoy xxx

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Anatomy Lab Practical… tomorrow! Let’s Practice.

For those of you interested, I am taking an anatomy class this semester. I love every moment of the class. I get to learn about all the gross, interesting, and … gross things I’ve always wanted to know… So anyways, I’m supposed to be studying for my lab practical tomorrow, but I really cannot be bothered at the moment. I’m having tonnes of fun doing this! But if any of you readers are taking anatomy, here is a helpful tool/website/interactivething to help you study, gag, and get an A!

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