Paracord Crafts / Sailing / Salsa Challenge.
Daja hits the high seas for her first sailing lesson! From land to sea, she finds some freedom in learning how to rig and sail her own boat. Then, Brandon and Elainena bring the sweet and spicy in the Fuel Lab when they take on the Salsa Challenge. And Elainena lends some flair to braiding crafts and Penny, the Outsider’s mascot, with Project Paracord!
Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa: Serves 8
– 4 ears corn, roasted and kernels removed from the cob
– 2 large tomatoes, diced
– 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
– ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
– ½ cup bell pepper, finely chopped
– ¼ cup fresh cilantro, hand torn
– 1 lime, juiced (plus more if desired)
– Salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
Nutritional value per serving
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Total Carbohydrates: 16 g
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 31 mg
– Salsa’s vary greatly and can be made with many different ingredients according to your tastes. Some salsas can be sweet, some savory and some spicy!
– Don’t forget, it is recommended that kids ages 9-13 eat at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables each day. Salsa is a perfect recipe to pack in the veggies and satisfy part of your daily vegetable needs.
– Hannah Sheppard
– Tampa, FL
Favorite Sailing Spot
– The Davis Island Yacht Club
Hannah started sailing in an Opti sailboat until she was 15. Today she sails a Laser 4.7 (an Olympic Class Boat) and travels around Florida & the South eastern United States competing in Regatta’s.
This summer Hannah received her Level 1 instructor’s certification and teaches sailing to kids as young as 8 years old.
Kids can learn to sail at their local sailing centers or yacht club. Hannah started sailing at a summer camp at Davis Island called “Learn to Sail”
Information about Youth sailing can be found at local centers listed on the Florida Sailing Association website:
– 550 Paracord: 19ft one color, 19ft a second color
– Plastic or metal buckle
– A D-Ring
You are going to start out by joining both pieces of paracord to make one single cord. First, trim an end of each color at an angle. Then use your lighter to melt the ends and press them together while they are still hot.
Fold the cord in half at the joint you just made. Thread the loop through the female part of your buckle. Secure the cord to the buckle by making a hitch knot
Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle.
Slide the D-Ring on over the other end of the collar and up until it’s touching the buckle end you just attached. (the male piece)
Now, let’s start with the standard cobra weave.
Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.
This is where our Cobra becomes King Cobra!
Continue all the way down until you are back where you started. Get as close to the D-Ring as possible.
This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar.
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