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Peruvian-style Stewed Duck


1 x 4-1/2 lb duck, cut into 6 pieces
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup beef or duck broth
1 cup white wine
4 tablespoons Yellow Chili Paste
fried yucca-root batons to serve (optional)
salt and pepper

Kumquat Syrup

10-1/2 oz kumquats
7 oz granulated sugar


  1. To make the kumquat syrup, thoroughly wash and dry the kumquats and cut them in half. Place in a pan with 1-1/2 cups water, bring to a boil, and cook until softened. Add the sugar and continue to cook, without stirring, until a syrup forms. Set aside.
  2. For the stew, place the duck in a bowl, add the cumin and half the chopped garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Pour in the orange juice and marinate for 10 minutes, covered in plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat, add the duck pieces, reserving the marinade, and brown on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Place the duck in a pan and pour in the broth, white wine, and marinade. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 2 hours, until the duck is tender. Set aside.
  5. In a separate pan, heat the remaining oil over low heat, add the chili paste and remaining chopped garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook gently, stirring, for 6 minutes until the paste has thickened and become fragrant.
  6. Add the duck to the pan and pour in 1 cup of the duck cooking liquid. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
  7. Ladle the duck stew into large shallow bowls and serve with the kumquat syrup.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Peru

Boneless Baby Back Rib Burger Now Available at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s in the U.S.

The new burger features a charbroiled beef patty, crispy onions, pickles, and de-boned baby back ribs slathered in Cattleman’s Original BBQ Sauce, all served between two brioche-style buns.

Exercise Guidelines: How Much Is Enough?

Regina Boyle Wheeler wrote . . . . .

When it comes to exercise, even a modest investment can pay off big time in terms of your health.

The latest U.S. government guidelines say that most adults need at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity exercise each week to control weight and prevent some illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. That’s just a half-hour of exercise on most days of the week. And, hitting the gym isn’t your only option. Choose activities you like. Go for a brisk walk, rake the yard or play with the kids.

You can even divide up a block of exercise throughout the day. Getting active for 10 minutes at a time, three times a day, will do the trick.

If you’re able to exercise vigorously, you can cut the minimum workout time in half. Running, swimming laps or jumping rope will really get your heart pumping. Keep in mind, though, that the more exercise you do, the better you’ll feel.

Don’t forget about strength training. Work out with weights or resistance bands at least twice a week. No equipment? Try push-ups, squats and sit-ups to keep your muscles strong. Just be sure to space strength-training sessions at least 48 hours apart. This gives muscles time to recover and grow.

Don’t give up if you can’t always stick to these goals. Remember that some activity is better than none at all.

Source: HealthDay

Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee

You’ll feel more energized if you do some easy stair walking rather than drinking caffeine, a new study recommends.

The study included college women who said they were chronically sleep deprived, meaning they got less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night.

On separate days, they consumed capsules with 50 milligrams of caffeine (roughly the amount in a can of soda) or a placebo, or spent 10 minutes walking up and down stairs (about 30 floors in total) at an easy pace.

“We found, in both the caffeine and the placebo conditions, that there was not much change in how they felt. But with exercise they did feel more energetic and vigorous,” said study co-author Patrick O’Connor, a professor at the University of Georgia’s Department of Kinesiology.

The exercise boost was immediate but short-lived, he said in a university news release.

The researchers wanted to focus on an easy and convenient way for office workers to be active.

“Office workers can go outside and walk, but weather can be less than ideal. It has never rained on me while walking the stairs,” O’Connor said.

He said even a short walk up and down the stairs seems to make workers feel more motivated and refreshed.

The study was published online recently in the journal Physiology and Behavior.

Source: HealthyDay

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