Beef Quality Guide 101

adminBeef Cuts, Beef Quality Guide, Ground Beef, Round Steak, Sirloin Steak, T-Bone Steak

Meat Quality Grading is an indication of tenderness, juiciness and flavor. It is determined on the amount of marbling and the age of the animal. The higher the grade, the more tender, juicy and flavorful the cut should be.

Prime is the top grade in the U.S. meat grading system. Prime has the most marbling and is produced in limited quantities. Prime Beef is most commonly sold in fine restaurants and some meat markets.

Choice has less marbling than Prime but more than Select. It can usually be found at your local grocery store at a higher price than Select.

Select has the least amount of marbling of the top three grades, making it leaner and probably less tender and juicy than prime or choice grade. Select is the most common quality grade at your local grocery store.

Quality grades determine how much you will enjoy a steak. The higher the grade, the better chance that the steak will taste great.

On the other hand, the quality grade of lower-end cuts of meat like chuck or brisket is not as important. Good cooking methods can are what will make these meats taste best. So don’t feel bad about buying the lower quality grades of the lower-end meats.
All cuts of beef have their own individual differences and qualities that make them perfect for certain recipes and dishes. Knowing all the ways to identify beef cuts will move you toward more economical and better tasting beef.

Rib Roast Small End
Rib Roast Roll
Rib Steak Small End
Rib Eye Steak

Round Steak
Rump Roast, Boneless
Top Round Steak
Bottom Round Steak
Eye Round Steak
Tip Roast
Tip Steak
Heel of Round

Top Loin Steak
T-Bone Steak
Top Loin Steak, Boneless
Porterhouse Steak
Tenderloin Steak
Sirloin Steak, Pin Bone
Sirloin Steak, Flat Bone
Sirloin Steak, Round Bone
Sirloin Steak, Wedge Bone
Sirloin Steak, Boneless

Blade Pot Roast
Blade Steak
Arm Pot Roast
Arm Steak
Cross Rib Pot Roast

Flank & Plate:
Flank Steak

Brisket & Fore shank:
Shank Cross Cut
Brisket Whole
Short Ribs

Misc. Cuts:
Ground Beef
Cubed Steak
Beef for Stew
Cubes for Kabobs

Quick Tip: Instead of using vegetable storage bags.

-Wrap your lettuce in a damp paper towel (you may need a few to wrap a large head of lettuce) and store in a plastic grocery bag. Your lettuce will last a while wrapped like this.

-Tomatoes, apples, and avocados (and most fruit, for that matter). It ruins the taste.

-Avoid using your refrigerator crisper, if you don’t see the veggies, apples, etc. you are less likely to snack on them. The items that should be out of site are the chips, cookies and candy. do place the veggies in a bag, buy place them visible.

Beef Quality Guide 101


admincyclones, harbor waves, hurricane watch, hurricanes, Our Oceans, Summer Storms, tornadoes, Tsunamis,

Hurricanes draw their energy from the warm surface water of the tropics, which explains why hurricanes dissipate rapidly once they move over cold water or large land masses

The path of a hurricane greatly depends upon the wind belt in which it is located. A hurricane originating in the eastern tropical Atlantic, for example, is driven westward by easterly trade winds in the tropics. Eventually, these storms turn northwestward around the subtropical high and migrate into higher latitudes. As a result, the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast of the United States are at risk to experience one or more hurricanes each year.

Hurricanes are also rated according to their wind speed. The scale ranges from categories 1 to 5, with 5 being the most devastating.
The global wind pattern is also known as the “general circulation” and the surface winds of each hemisphere are divided into three wind belts:
-Polar Easterlies = from 60-90 degrees latitude.
-Prevailing  Westerlies = from 30-60 degrees latitude.
-Tropical (known as Trade winds) Easterlies = from 0-30 degrees latitudes.

A HURRICANE WATCH issued for your part of the coast indicates the possibility that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. This watch should trigger your family’s disaster plan, and protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions that require extra time such as securing a boat, leaving a barrier island, etc.

A HURRICANE WARNING issued for your part of the coast indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours or less. Once this warning has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm. Hurricanes are a severe tropical storm that forms in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E. Hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds above them. If the right conditions last long enough, a hurricane can produce violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains and floods. In other regions of the world, these types of storms have different names.

-Hurricane (The North Atlantic Ocean, The Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160 E)

-Typhoon (the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline)

-Severe tropical cyclone (the Southwest Pacific Ocean west of 160E or Southeast Indian Ocean east of 90E)

-Severe cyclonic storm (the North Indian Ocean)

-Tropical cyclone (the Southwest Indian Ocean)

“Super-typhoon” is a term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 65 m/s (130 kt, 150 mph). This is the equivalent of a strong Saffir-Simpson category 4 or category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin or a category 5 severe tropical cyclone in the Australian basin.
“Major hurricane/Intense hurricane” is a term utilized by the National Hurricane Center for hurricanes that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 50 m/s (96 kt, 111 mph). This is the equivalent of category 3, 4 and 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Hurricanes rotate in a counterclockwise direction around an “eye.” A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when winds reach 74 mph. There are on average six Atlantic hurricanes each year; over a three-year period, approximately five hurricanes strike the United States coastline from Texas to Maine. The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. The East Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, with peak activity occurring during July through September.
When hurricanes move onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. The heavy waves are called a storm surge. Storm surge is very dangerous and a major reason why you MUST stay away from the ocean during a hurricane.


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adminastroids, Astrologicial, astronomy, deep space, Hirayama families, planetoids., space,,

An asteroid is any of numerous small planetary bodies that revolve around the sun. Asteroids are also called minor planets or planetoids. Most of them are in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and most asteroids are found in this belt because of the gravitational interaction between the solar system and the celestial bodies in it. Over 6,000 asteroids have been named and 70,000 have been identified. The belt contains more than 200 asteroids larger than 60 miles (100 kilometers) in diameter. Scientists estimate that there could be as many as 800,000 or more asteroids in the belt larger than 3/5 mile (1 kilometer).

Many asteroids follow orbits outside the belt. For example, a number of asteroids called Trojans follow the same orbit as does Jupiter. Three groups of asteroids — Atens, Amors, and Apollos — orbit in the inner solar system and are known as near-Earth asteroids. They also vary in their size. Ceres is the largest known asteroid and is 940 km in diameter. Some of the smallest asteroids are just 6 meters in diameter. The mass of all the asteroids added together, is believed to less than the mass of our Moon. Only 200,000 asteroids have been discovered so far, but a billion more undiscovered asteroids likely exist in our solar system-

They are considered to be remnants of an early broken planet of the solar system. Asteroids have no fixed shape and are too small to be spherical in shape. They are ellipsoids (two dimensional figure), dumbbell or irregularly shaped. These objects were left over from the time the planets formed. Elsewhere in the solar system, other such objects gathered together to form the planets and satellites.

Studies of an asteroid’s reflected light as well as analyses of meteorites have provided information about the composition of asteroids. Astronomers classify asteroids into two broad groups based on their composition. One group of asteroids dominates the outer part of the belt. These asteroids are rich in carbon. Their composition has not changed much since the solar system formed. Asteroids in the second group, which are located in the inner part of the belt, are rich in minerals. These asteroids formed from melted materials. The average temperature of the surface of a typical asteroid is -100 degrees F (-73 degrees C).

Most asteroids follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits in the asteroid belt. Groups of asteroids that follow the same orbit are called Hirayama families, named after Kiyotsugu Hirayama, the Japanese astronomer who first discovered them.

Asteroids are made of different minerals and substances. This depends on the planet they broke away from in a collision, as well as the chemical reactions they might have experienced while orbiting in the solar system. The asteroids closest to the Sun are mostly carbonaceous and the ones further away are composed of silicate rock. The metallic asteroids are made of 70-80% iron and the remaining is nickel with many other metals such as iridium mixed in. Some are also made of half silicate and half metallic.

For example the asteroid Ceres (the mass of Ceres is 25% of the combined mass of all the asteroids) is composed of a rocky core covered by an icy mantle, whereas Vesta has a nickel-iron core, basaltic crust and a covering of magnesium iron silicate (olivine mantle).

Asteroids composition has been classified as the following:

C class asteroids: They are found in the Earth’s outer belt and are darker and more carbonaceous than the ones found in the S class.

D class asteroids: They are also known as Trojan asteroids of Jupiter and are dark and carbonaceous in composition.

S class asteroids: They are found in the Earth’s inner belt, closer to Mars and are composed of mostly stone and iron.

V class asteroids: They are a far-out group of asteroids that follow a path between the orbits of Jupiter and Uranus and are made of igneous, eruptive

And now you know.



adminEye care, eye disease, eye injury, eye pressure, eye problems, Eye Protection

Most eye injuries are preventable, simply apply safety and precaution.
Wear eye protection:
Safety glasses
Face shields.
Whenever there is the risk of flying objects (tools, hammers, etc), chemicals use eye protection, whether you are on the job or doing projects at home, to include: hand and power tools, auto repair and yard work, such as lawn mowing, edging, weed cutting.

When participating in Sports, anytime there are balls, racquets, sticks, especially racket ball, handball, squash, hockey, basketball and baseball, you need eye protection, this includes the riding of bicycles.

Know eye safety hazards related to your specific activity on and off the job. And remember that eye hazards extend to bystanders too.

If you get something in your eye:
Don’t rub it, Let your tears naturally wash the eye or use an eyewash. If you do not get relief, keep the eye closed, bandage it lightly and see your physician or emergency room, immediately.

Eye Care & Injuiry Prevention


adminUnited States of America, We the people, wealth and power


We the people in The United States of America, acting as an individual have little strength alone and our single voice is barely heard, but as a group, we stand together and we elect a person whom we feel will represent us, and not his/her desire for wealth and power.

Unfortunately, many of whom we elect to office fail us miserably!