No need for expensive products to whiten your teeth. Here’s a simple mix that gets noticeable results. Combine the following into a paste and keep in a small tupperware container. Swish a teaspoonful in your mouth while you shower each morning, before brushing your teeth.
Homemade Teeth Whitening Ingredients
Ingredients listed from ‘more’ to ‘less’.
- Coconut Oil
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Not my teeth but here’s the point:
James Bond first ordered his trademark drink -which he named the Vesper Martini- when he met CIA agent Felix Leiter in an early chapter in Ian Fleming’s debut Bond novel Casino Royale, published in 1953:
‘A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’
‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’
‘Certainly, monsieur.’ The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
‘Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,’ said Leiter.
Bond laughed. ‘When I’m . . . er . . . concentrating,’ he explained, ‘I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.’
Fleming continues with Bond telling the barman, after taking a long sip, “Excellent … but if you can get a vodka made with grain instead of potatoes, you will find it still better.” In the next chapter, Bond names it the Vesper at the time of his first introduction to the beautiful -and original – bond girl Vesper Lynd.
A few years later, in the Dr No novel, Bond orders “a medium Vodka dry Martini – with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka.”
Since Gordon’s Gin has been reformulated since 1953 (was 94 proof, now typically sold as 75 proof), and Kina Lillet is no longer available in its 1950’s formula, we can recreate the original:
3 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin, 94-proof [Gordons gin if you can find 94-proof]
1 part Stolichnaya Vodka, 100-proof [a Russian vodka made from wheat/rye, not potatoes]
1/2 part Kina Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano [an Italian apertif wine used now as a substitute in classic drinks for Kina Lillet]
Shake well on ice, strain into a large Champagne glass
add a Large thin slice of lemon peel
Bond orders his drinks “big”, meaning 3 oz gin, 1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz Kina Lillet. Make this while enjoying an evening at home. Many bars will not sell such a strong drink.
Why Shaken and not Stirred?
-Shaking a cocktail drink 10 – 15 seconds in ice imparts much more energy than stirring, and thus more dilution. You’ll want this extra dilution when using these high-proof gins and vodkas.
Note: Kina Lillet has a cool history – made with quinone to protect one from malaria.
More than 370,000 people were killed in car crashes in the U.S. from 2004 to 2013. Alcohol was involved in 31% of those, while distracted driving led to 18%, according to the Department of Transportation. Speeding was also a factor in almost a third of those deaths. Click on the interactive version and you’ll find an amazingly detailed and troubling look at what’s been happening on our roads over the past decade. Dots begin to take shape as men, women and children as you zoom in. The different colors represent drivers in red, passengers in orange, pedestrians in yellow, cyclists in blue and groups in purple.
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- The Grand Canyon
- The Great Smoky Mountains (NC/Tennessee)
- Grand Teton National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Glacier National Park (Montana)
- Zion National Park (Utah)
Nice to daydream about visiting all 10 parks.
Comedian Brian Regan at his best:
Little League Baseball
Stupid in School
Science class (Cup of Dirt)
Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Doughnut Lady
Chili made with lots of Superfoods:
2.6 lb 85/15 ground turkey – browned
2 cups frozen peppers n onions (fajita)
1 jar shiitake mushrooms
2 cans garbanzo beans or white kidney beans or black beans
3 cups chicken broth
1 small can tomato paste
2 cans (28 oz total) diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
Salt n pepper
4 teaspoon oregano
3 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoon chili powder
Cook above on medium covered 20 minutes
Cook 1 cup Quinoa per directions (15 min)
Add Quinoa and large handful ( 2 cups) chopped Kale to chili. Cook covered 15 more minutes.
This is 50% fat / 30% protein / 20% carbs
Common Recommended ratio for bodybuilder for getting ripped is 45 / 35 / 20
These foods have powerful, drug-like effects on human physiology — they not only make you healthier and potentially boost your lifespan, but also support your physique and athletic goals.
Cook by color and texture so that meals look beautiful. If busy, skip meals with little worry. You don’t have to have three square meals a day. Snack on nuts or celery. Drink plenty of water. I also drink tea, coffee and a little wine.
Organic Coconut Oil
Greek Yogurt w/ active cultures – probiotic
Omega-3 Enriched Eggs