The home has always been the central point of a family’s existence. It is a place for everyone to work, play, entertain and most importantly, unwind after a hectic day. A house is much more than a set of walls; it is the comfort zone of each and every person living in it.The importance of our homes in our lives is what makes decorating them a task no lame hearted should ever endeavor. Decorating a home is no easy feat. It is about making it look great while catering to the demands of every individual living in it. Kids are by far the easiest to please as far as home decor is concerned. Bright, bold colors and a minimalist style works the best as far as children are concerned.There are several themes which can be created in a child’s room; such a theme room is not only great to look at but can also capture the imagination of your child or give him the surroundings that he loves the most. There are millions of animal enthusiasts out there, these are children who eat, sleep and breathe animals. Decorating the room of such a budding forest ranger in animal themes is the best gift that you as a parent could give your little nature lover.Decorating in animal prints can be very interesting. Involving your child in this process can also be very rewarding and a lot of fun. Living in a jungle is probably the fantasy of every animal lover; give him that wild feel right in his bedroom with the right selection of animal prints. Furniture molded in the shape of animals is easily available in the market and can look great in an animal theme room. Jungle safari, sitting on an elephant chair, what kid wouldn’t want that? Animal prints can range from glaring to subdued, they can have a really wild look or a tame one. The kind that you choose for your child should be determined by his personality and taste.Area rugs are a very important part of a kid’s room. These are budding athletes we are talking about; they pole vault, high-jump, long-jump and indulge in pretty much every Olympic activity you can think of. Unfortunately all these acrobats are carried out in their rooms. An area rug when suitably placed can reduce those grazed knees and elbows to quite an extent. There are several animal printed rugs available in the market. If a lion sitting on the floor doesn’t quite suit your tastes, you can even opt for plain rugs in deep green, moss or brown colors, which accentuate the general wildlife, look of your kid’s room. An animal print rug hung on the wall can be the focal point of the whole room.A jungle print wall paper, lights in the shape of buffaloes, a leopard area rug… the list could go on. Let your imagination go wild in every sense of the word and give your child the room he always dreamed about.
Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Not the usual line one might recite whilst walking along the white sands of a popular sunbathing beach, but this season fierce animal prints are in vogue. A long time favourite among the animal prints is the Leopard bikini, a design that oozes sultry sex appeal when executed correctly. There’s no direct science to finding the perfect leopard bikini, it all comes down to personal style and of course, confidence!Animal print fashion is by no means a new phenomenon. The trend emerged years ago and has been gaining ground ever since, with designers taking inspiration from the wild and captivating patterns and textures which are now available in a number of sort after fabrics.The main reason cited for the popularity of animal print is the emotions generated by it in different situations. A leopard bikini can evoke passion, confidence and inner strength, with a dash of desire; just in case the flesh baring design of a bikini isn’t enough. For those of us who would rather keep our fierceness for the exclusive benefit of our partners, a leopard bikini top can induce a power rush of confidence and esteem when worn under a loosely fitting low cut caftan, revealing just a hint of the fiery animal print, yet enough to get hearts racing.For a fun and flirtatious look, team an animal print monokini with a pair of cut off denim shorts, over size white singlet and of course some aviator sunnies and straw trilby hat. Add some sparkle to your look with a selection of gold and bamboo cuff bangles and hoop earrings for a look that’s perfect for an afternoon drink or a spot of shopping.With surprisingly varied design options truly the leopard bikini is the cat’s meow for this season. Shoppers can select from a range of different styles including the Brazilian cut, monokini and the in vogue high waisted bottoms.However, although the bikini continues its evolution, animal prints are one re-emerging trend gaining popularity this season, from accents and hints of the fierce prints to entire bikini’s in one solid print, this is a trend falling directly off the runways and into boutiques making the perfect addition to any wardrobe that is sure to add a new dynamic to your personal style.It’s time to escape the concrete jungles of the world and head to the beach, discovering your inner wild side with a fun and evocative animal print bikini this season. For poolside glam sport a sexy monokini in a zebra print for a classic look, teamed with a white floppy hat and black sunnies or for the beach try a fierce leopard bikini that will minimize the dreaded tan lines.
The wild boar meat is lean and for this particular reason, it should be cooked at lower temperatures in comparison with other meats. Whatever you do, do not overcook the meat, as you will ruin it. The wild boar, raised like beef, is range fed and for this reason, it can be served on the rare side. The general rule for cooking wild boar meat is “low & slow”. For cooking roasts, the temperature must be between 250 – 275 degrees Fahrenheit.As far as the time for cooking is concerned, it greatly depends upon your personal preference as to how well done you prefer to cook your wild boar meat. For chops, you will obtain great results baking with a sauce, an alternative to this would be pan-frying at medium heat. It is highly recommended to check the meat from time to time so that you will not overcook it.The wild boar meat is delicious if barbecued because when it is prepared properly it is very tender and flavorful. With the wild boar meat, you can also make great sausages, jerky as well as ground meat products. When you will be preparing the wild boar meat, remember not to cook it in a microwave because it will become dry and very tough. For obtaining the best results, slowly thaw the meat the day before cooking it and marinate overnight. For marinating, it is highly recommended to use wine or pineapple juice as it contains an enzyme that actively breaks down muscle fiber and for this particular reason, it is very good as a meat tenderizer.The animal’s light fat layer can be easily trimmed but many good cooks believe that the fat layer provides a “self-basting” element and also helps retaining the succulence. Smoking the wild boar meat is the most popular way of preparing the meat and it is usually served at friend & family reunions. Great seasonings include onions, lemon, potatoes as well as others; the choice is up to you. It is recommended to completely wrap the wild boar meat in order to make sure the vapors are locked in as well as possible and make sure that the drippings will not escape.Slowly smoke or bake at about 275 -300 degrees Fahrenheit, turning/rotating the meat in order to make sure that the meat is being cooked evenly. The time for cooking depends on the quantity of the meat being cooked. Entire wild boars should be cooked overnight or all day as for quarters it requires between 5 – 6 hours.Wild meat soak and tenderizer is another way to go. Skin and debone or quarter the animals out and place the meat in a large ice chest along with the following mixture: ice water, ½ cup of vinegar, medium/large (18 – 20 oz.) size container or real lemon juice. Soak big portions of meat for 2 or 3 days (changing the water as needed and keeping the ice very cold, making sure that the entire meat is covered with this ice). Soak the meat until it turns white and all of its blood is leached out. Word of warning: if the meat starts to darken or turn blue, it means that you have used too much vinegar but do not worry, the meat is not ruined, all you need to do is to change the ice water and reduce/eliminate the vinegar.As a conclusion, cooking the wild boar meat is not a very hard thing to do and the meat is simply put, delicious. As far as the wild boar recipes are concerned, the variety is quite generous; you just simply have to take your pick.