Glazed; Sweet and Sour Baked Alaskan Salmon

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Here’s my delicious baked salmon recipe that’s easy and fun. Since fresh salmon fillets are so large, one fillet works great for family gatherings.

Ingredients:

3 pound fresh Alaskan Salmon fillet

4 tablespoons peanut oil

2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 onion finely chopped

1 tablespoon onion powder

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 and ½ teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Procedure:

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together except, only use one tablespoon of brown sugar. Save two tablespoons for the top—later. Put the topping in the fridge for later.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. For heart healthy cooking, I use extra-virgin olive oil non-stick.

Remove salmon from the deli wrapping and scrap off all scales. Rinse thoroughly with cold tap water. Cut into desired fillets and place onto prepared baking sheet—skin side down.

Remove the topping from fridge and spoon on top of fillets; coat evenly. Next use the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar that are remaining to sprinkle over the topping. This is the glaze.

Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and carefully pour off the juice. Be careful—the salmon will easily slide off the baking sheet.

If you like your fish a little more crispy like we do, put back in the oven and bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees. If not, keep the temp at 350 degrees for 5 more minutes of baking. Your choice.

Total baking time is 15 minutes.

This Salmon has a sweet and sour zip that adds to the flavor of the fish. If you like new fish recipes this is a great one to try. It’s delicious, fun, and very heart healthy.

Thanks for stopping by.

J.A. Ireland.

Glazed; Sweet and Sour Baked Alaskan Salmon

Glazed; Sweet and Sour Baked Alaskan Salmon

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The Rescue of Dr. Leqtus Kin

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Dear science fiction readers,

The second  book in my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series, The Rescue of Dr. Leqtus Kin is available on kindle as well as all my books.

This novel is an exciting tale of how Detective Maxx Zeqster and his apprentice, Art Nekuma travel to Qashlet lab, in the wet lands, and rescue the genetic engineer, Dr. Leqtus Kin from the Mad scientists at Qashlet lab.

The Rescue of Dr. Leqtus Kin on Kindle

The Rescue of Dr. Leqtus Kin on Kindle

In this thrilling adventure we get an up close look at Qashlet Lab and Dr. Myro Rewqust. Are they Mad? You be the judge.

I hope you will download this book today and read my spellbinding Maxx Zeqster Creepy Case. Just click on the book cover.

The other books in my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series, The Unthinkable Duo Of Justice, Rydon’s Fall, The Dunjyn Asylum Escape, The Rise of the Melá-Jutis, and The Kinkorx Horned Horned Hares Slasher are available on kindle as well.

I hope you will read my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases and tell me what you think.

Happy Reading!

“May good fortune guide your path”

J. A. Ireland

The Virgin Islands; Picturesque Tropical Beauty and Inviting

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Dear cruisers,

There’s nothing like a family vacation. After months of hard work we’ve all earned one.

St. Thomas USVI

St. Thomas USVI

We as a family often times choose to cruise on our vacations due to the advantages. No cooking, no cleaning, the shows, the decks, the ocean,  the food, etc. You get my point.

On this vacation we sailed to St. Thomas USVI from Port Canaveral, Florida on the Disney Magic. We sailed on a  7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise.

St. Maarten, St. Barth, British Virgin Islands

St. Maarten, St. Barth, British Virgin Islands

We enjoyed a shore tour at St. Maarten; the beauty of this Caribbean island is enchanting.  We saw much of the tropical island from motor coach; the scenery was memorable.

The Virgin Islands were beautiful and breathtaking as we sailed through the open waters. There were small islands on both sides of the ship as we cruised by.

St. Thomas is a very beautiful but busy seaport; one of the more popular we’d ever been to. It’s easy to see why St. Thomas and St. Maartin are such popular cruise destinations; their beauty is beyond imagination.

Nautilus Semi Submarine

Nautilus VI Semi-Submersible Submarine

Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park home for  Native Iguana Lizards

For our shore excursion on St. Thomas, we decided to plan something special. We went to Coral World Ocean Park near Coki Beach.  Coral World is the one of the top tourist attractions in St. Thomas. We had a blast; It’s a family friendly marine and ocean park.

In addition to Coral World, we rode in the Nautilus VI; a semi-submersible submarine. The crew aboard the Nautilus took us on a sightseeing tour out to the coral reefs. Once there, we entered the Nautilus VI submarine, we saw the interior seating area was a large tube with individual seats and windows for viewing.

The submarine part stretched about 10 feet under the water;  this is where we entered the under sea world. The abundance of undersea life was incredible. We saw several live conch shells lying on the ocean floor as we slowly motored by.

 We Saw Hundreds of Fish From the Nautilus VI

We Saw Hundreds of Fish From the Nautilus VI

Sailing through the tropical waters, we found the coral reef colors to be spectacular as we viewed them from our underwater lookout windows in the Nautilus VI. The sea was teaming with marine life. We saw hundreds of colorful tropical fish, turtles, living sea shells, as well as living sea vegetation.

One of the crew from the Nautilus put on diving gear and began feeding the tropical fish in the waters outside our viewing window; that was fun to watch. There were so many fish we couldn’t see the diver at some points. Our time in the sub lasted about 45 minutes. It was a fun adventure into the under sea world.

As we arrived back at the dock, we were greeted by several different sized, free-roaming, iguana lizards. They were sunning themselves on the docks and walkways. We passed by the giant lizards and continued back to Coral World.

"Hi! Glad to Meet Ya Dude!"

“Hi! Glad to Meet Ya Dude!”

Coral World Ocean Park is a beautiful marine park with many interesting exhibits to walk through.  We saw giant sea turtles the size of automobile tires in their ocean side exhibits. We hand fed and touched stingrays.

There’s also a shark tank and a large observation pier spanning far out into the sea. We wandered around the entire park; It was an enjoyable afternoon in the tropics.

I wish we could have spent more time in St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands; The area is so beautiful. We would have loved to take a day to visit the beautiful island of St. John but time didn’t allow; perhaps another cruise someday? Another 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise would definitely be nice. St. John will be a must see next time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my article of our cruise to St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands USVI on the Disney Magic. Thanks for stopping by.

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

Dr. Rewqust and his Researchers are Mad Scientists!

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Greetings Coteries in the Milky Way, it’s J.A. Ireland,

There’s been a lot of disturbing news from Dr. Rewqust and Qashlet lab recently. The words, Mad Scientists, are being used again in an article by Veem Weazan of The Wet Lands News. It seems, Xuro Qashlet and his team of scientists are unconcerned about the consequences of their genetic code modifying experiments. I’ll let you read this alarming article.

Dr. Rewqust and his Researchers are Mad Scientists!

The Wet Lands News:

Inside Qashlet Lab

Inside Qashlet Lab

Dr. Rewqust and his team of researchers are reportedly engaging in numerous experiments involving genetic code modification and have been for some time. It has been reported to us that Xuro Qashlet, the owner of Qashlet lab, his instructed his team of unethical and unscrupulous scientists to do whatever is necessary to further their horrific research into genetic code restructuring.  It would seem Mr. Qashlet sees monetary advantage in this pursuit. Their frightening work is under the umbrella of improving hatchling counts, which all Sesleans need.  All coteries are plagued by low hatchling yields—some more severely than others.

The Secret Room In Qashlet Lab

The Secret Room In Qashlet Lab

By means of DNA gene modifications, the lab is experimenting on un-hatched embryos.  It is believed that the lab is attempting to alter the genetic code chain of embryos causing a new creation or frightening mutation.  There have been reports of mutated embryos hatching while assuming grotesque forms. These horrific, mutated embryos don’t live long.  “Many citizens fear these radical experiments will become a reality.”  There are reports that these mutants are already surviving.  If that’s true, they could become horrific criminals or worse, they could become mutated zombies, or grotesquely disfigured cannibals.  What will we do then?

This reporter doesn’t have to remind anyone of the effects of genetic restructuring when it comes to the sea doxer.  Many wet landers are concerned that these experiments are having a similar result.  As we all know, the many Sesleans that have mutated due to doxer fever are frightening, grotesque mutants and are confined to mental hospitals or asylums.  Will Qashlet Lab produce evil, horrific mutants that our asylums and hospitals cannot control?  Will they create mutants that attack and eat Sesleans?  This reporter is fearful.

This leads me to my final question that many coteries are asking.  Are Dr. Rewqust and his team of scientists mutating embryos for profit without concern?  Thus creating a more frightening and horrifying strain of mutants that our society cannot control?  Are Dr. Rewqust and his scientists a team of mad scientists?  Concerned citizens want to know.  I want to know?

Written by Veem Weazan

J.A. again; there you have it. Many citizens of the wet lands and the desert are concerned about what the scientists at Qashlet lab might be creating. Rumors have circulated for years about a secret room where Rewqust performs genetic code experiments; this room has never been seen be anyone.

It is mine, as well as other’s belief that the Gang of Five, the heinous mutant group with super intelligence, is a product of the mutation experiments of Qashlet lab; possible created in the secret room?  If our suspicions are correct, what else will they create? The thought is horrifying.

I’ll keep you informed of further developments. Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

Ice Mountains On Pluto

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Hi everyone,

Guess What? Ice and Mountains on Pluto!

Here’s the latest. Nasa has discovered a relatively young mountain range and ice; how fascinating.

Here’s a segment of the article from nasa.gov.

Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA’s New Horizons team, just one day after the spacecraft’s first ever Pluto flyby.

The Icy Mountains of Pluto

The Icy Mountains of Pluto

“Pluto New Horizons is a true mission of exploration showing us why basic scientific research is so important,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “The mission has had nine years to build expectations about what we would see during closest approach to Pluto and Charon. Today, we get the first sampling of the scientific treasure collected during those critical moments, and I can tell you it dramatically surpasses those high expectations.”

“Home run!” said Alan Stern, principal investigator for New Horizons at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. “New Horizons is returning amazing results already. The data look absolutely gorgeous, and Pluto and Charon are just mind blowing.”

A new close-up image of an equatorial region near the base of Pluto’s bright heart-shaped feature shows a mountain range with peaks jutting as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.

The mountains on Pluto likely formed no more than 100 million years ago — mere youngsters in a 4.56-billion-year-old solar system. This suggests the close-up region, which covers about one percent of Pluto’s surface, may still be geologically active today.

“This is one of the youngest surfaces we’ve ever seen in the solar system,” said Jeff Moore of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Team (GGI) at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

Unlike the icy moons of giant planets, Pluto cannot be heated by gravitational interactions with a much larger planetary body. Some other process must be generating the mountainous landscape.

“This may cause us to rethink what powers geological activity on many other icy worlds,” says GGI deputy team leader John Spencer at SwRI.

The new view of Charon reveals a youthful and varied terrain. Scientists are surprised by the apparent lack of craters. A swath of cliffs and troughs stretching about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) suggests widespread fracturing of Charon’s crust, likely the result of internal geological processes. The image also shows a canyon estimated to be 4 to 6 miles (7 to 9 kilometers) deep. In Charon’s north polar region, the dark surface markings have a diffuse boundary, suggesting a thin deposit or stain on the surface.

New Horizons also observed the smaller members of the Pluto system, which includes four other moons: Nix, Hydra, Styx and Kerberos. A new sneak-peak image of Hydra is the first to reveal its apparent irregular shape and its size, estimated to be about 27 by 20 miles (43 by 33 kilometers).

The observations also indicate Hydra’s surface is probably coated with water ice. Future images will reveal more clues about the formation of this and the other moon billions of years ago. Spectroscopic data from New Horizons’ Ralph instruments reveal an abundance of methane ice, but with striking differences among regions across the frozen surface of Pluto.

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J.A. here. Isn’t that fantastic! What other secrets does Pluto have that we will soon know? Thanks again Nasa.

Thanks for tuning in. I’m J.A. Ireland.

NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

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Hi everyone,

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.

This is from nasa.gov.

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto

“I’m delighted at this latest accomplishment by NASA, another first that demonstrates once again how the United States leads the world in space,” said John Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “New Horizons is the latest in a long line of scientific accomplishments at NASA, including multiple missions orbiting and exploring the surface of Mars in advance of human visits still to come; the remarkable Kepler mission to identify Earth-like planets around stars other than our own; and the DSCOVR satellite that soon will be beaming back images of the whole Earth in near real-time from a vantage point a million miles away. As New Horizons completes its flyby of Pluto and continues deeper into the Kuiper Belt, NASA’s multifaceted journey of discovery continues.”

“The exploration of Pluto and its moons by New Horizons represents the capstone event to 50 years of planetary exploration by NASA and the United States,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Once again we have achieved a historic first. The United States is the first nation to reach Pluto, and with this mission has completed the initial survey of our solar system, a remarkable accomplishment that no other nation can match.”

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Congratulations to Nasa and all who made contributions to this historic mission. Imagine what we are going to learn as the data rolls in; what nasa has already learned. We are changed for the better-forever, due to this epic accomplishment. Thank you Nasa.

I’ll keep you informed on this blog. I’m J.A. Ireland.

Pluto As Seen From New Horizons on July 11, 2015

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Hi everyone,

It’s starting! The fly-by is beginning! New Horizons is still a million miles away from Pluto but in space that’s a short distance. Here’s the latest from nasa.gov. It’s so exciting!

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015

One million miles to go; Pluto is more intriguing than ever!

At 7:49 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 14 the unmanned spacecraft will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data. The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet.

Follow the path of the spacecraft in coming days in real time with a visualization of the actual trajectory data, using NASA’s online Eyes on Pluto.

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

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Last Updated: July 13, 2015
Editor: Tricia Talbert
Tags:  Dwarf Planets, Image of the Day, New Horizons, Pluto, Solar System

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J.A., Can you believe it? That’s Pluto!

I’ll stay on top of this epic story by Nasa. Thanks for tuning in. I’m J.A. Ireland.