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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent...

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

There you go ;)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8897662/EU-bans-claim-that-water-can-prevent-dehydration.html

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Hoy Mang Poo Half shelled mussels fried with Lemon grass,Thai sweet Basil served with Lime and Chilli sauce .


Hoy Mang Poo Half shelled mussels fried with Lemon grass,Thai sweet Basil served with Lime and Chilli sauce .
and with a match made in heaven a

Margarita consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass.
The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up).

Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

One of many origin tales begins the cocktail’s history at the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas where, in 1948, head bartender Santos Cruz created the margarita for singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee.

He supposedly named it after the Spanish version of her name, Margarita, and it’s been a hit ever since.

Another explanation, however, is that the margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol.
There is an account from 1936 of Iowa newspaper editor James Graham finding such a cocktail in Tijuana, years before any of the other Margarita "creation myths". #Margarita

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Adam Open it to full-screen, HD, for maximum impact. It is quite impressive.

Adam Open it to full-screen, HD, for maximum impact. It is quite impressive.
This absolutely gorgeous under-six-minutes short film, called Adam, was rendered by the Unity team, in real-time, to show off the capabilities of the current Unity game engine.

The Unity Demo Team built Adam with beta versions of Unity 5.4 and our upcoming cinematic sequencer tool.

Utilises an experimental implementation of real-time area lights and makes extensive use of high fidelity physics simulation tool Caronte
Robots are coming David Amerland full film part two.
#Cyberpunk  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXI0l3yqBrA&feature=share

Decoded Sunday Groove Presents Mayawaska a.k.a Liam Paterson

Decoded Sunday Groove Presents Mayawaska a.k.a Liam Paterson
“I put this mix together for some chilled out Sunday escapism
Its a day for relaxing, reflecting and more often than not, recovering! Sometimes you just need a big sonic cuddle to help things along
This collection of downtempo/ambient gems should provide just that (any day of the week).”

Based in Scotland has been gaining widespread recognition for his sublime mixes which exhibit a wealth of musical knowledge and a rare attention to detail.
He is well known in the Scottish festival/party scene and has played to ecstatic crowds France, Italy and New Zealand. Mayawaska is a DJ not to be missed.
Whatever vibe Mayawaska brings to your ears, you can expect both quality and creativity in abundance. Expect a showcase of some of the finest music out there.
On u #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/decodedmagazine/decoded-sundays-present-mayawaska

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Left Should Celebrate Brexit: The UK Just Kicked Neoliberalism in the Nuts

The Left Should Celebrate Brexit: The UK Just Kicked Neoliberalism in the Nuts
"It is a sad and ironic indictment on the state of the global Left and the progressive agenda, that the very compelling reasons to support a Brexit have been lost amongst the rightful consternation with the racist views and actions of far Right political forces in the UK and Europe, and their conflation with the demagogue Donald Trump."

Anyone with a genuine understanding of the political and economic machinations of the EU, knows that the institution operates as a bureaucratic/technocratic dictatorship, working against democratic justice, social justice and economic justice.
It is a primary vehicle for the neoliberal project and modern finance capitalism."......
http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-left-should-celebrate-brexit-the-uk-just-kicked-neoliberalism-in-the-nuts/

Going West "Some people feel the rain.Others just get wet" ~ Bob Marley


Going West "Some people feel the rain.Others just get wet" ~ Bob Marley
Random ;)

Friday, 24 June 2016

Wasabi 和佐比 Its stem is used as a condiment and has an extremely strong pungency more akin to hot mustard than the...


Wasabi 和佐比 Its stem is used as a condiment and has an extremely strong pungency more akin to hot mustard than the capsaicin in a chilli pepper, producing vapours that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue.
The plant grows naturally along stream beds in mountain river valleys in Japan.
Because it grows mostly submerged, it is a common misconception to refer to the part used for wasabi as a root or sometimes even a rhizome: it is in fact the stem of the plant, with the characteristic leaf scar where old leaves fell off or were collected.

In some high-end restaurants, the paste is prepared when the customer orders, and is made using a grater to grate the stem; once the paste is prepared, it loses flavour in 15 minutes if left uncovered.

In sushi preparation, sushi chefs usually put the wasabi between the fish and the rice because covering wasabi until served preserves its flavor.

Because the burning sensations of wasabi are not oil-based, they are short-lived compared to the effects of chilli peppers, and are washed away with more food or liquid.

The sensation is felt primarily in the nasal passage and can be quite painful depending on the amount consumed.

Inhaling or sniffing wasabi vapour has an effect like smelling salts, a property exploited by researchers attempting to create a smoke alarm for the deaf.

One deaf subject participating in a test of the prototype awoke within 10 seconds of wasabi vapor sprayed into his sleeping chamber.

The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the researchers for determining the ideal density of airborne wasabi to wake people in the event of an emergency.

My favourite Uk Wasabi source https://www.thewasabicompany.co.uk/
Great website and information. #Wasabi

Really :O) "it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for"

Really :O) "it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for"
Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the vote
At about 1 a.m. Eastern time, about eight hours after the polls closed, Google reported that searches for "what happens if we leave the EU" had more than tripled
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/24/the-british-are-frantically-googling-what-the-eu-is-hours-after-voting-to-leave-it/

Angry Kanye West on Sway in the Morning interview

Angry Kanye West on Sway in the Morning interview
With musical accompaniment by Alfie Hole English jazz pianist living in New York - www.alfiehole.com
103213able Quote
I for one would like to see more of these. set to kanye if possible. that man is a goldmine of cringe
#KanyeWest  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjSUe7mTTJM&feature=share

Biggest uprising since Peasants Revolt in 138l


Biggest uprising since Peasants Revolt in 138l
Our chief political correspondent Christopher Hope
puts the referendum into historical context.

The 2016 EU referendum is set to the biggest uprising
against the people who run the UK since the Peasants Revolt
in 1381
Britain's bosses, politicians, church leaders, sports stars,
bankers, economists and celebrities told the people to vote
to Remain in the UK.

And (by the look of it now) the people sent back a massive V
sign.
Democracy indeed

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Thanks for all your messages! First of all, I'm fine - or I will be soon.


Thanks for all your messages! First of all, I'm fine - or I will be soon.
I had nasty accident today but I'm ok.
I went horse riding and let's just say it didn't end up quite as planned.

I got on the horse ok and started out slowly but he started to speed up and we were going faster than I was comfortable with until we were going as fast as the horse could go!
Have to admit I was terrified!!
Then the worst thing ever happened - I fell off and caught my foot in the stirrup and the horse was dragging me around in a circle.
It wouldn't stop, it just kept going around and around.

Thank God the store manager at Tesco's came out and unplugged the carousel.
How many of you actually read that all the way through?
If you did, copy and paste and give someone else a good laugh.
Thanks Jimmy da Blacksmith ;)

I am Cured


I am Cured

Chillies n Garlic The English names chile or chilli are borrowed from Náhuatl (native Mexican), where the plant’s...


Chillies n Garlic The English names chile or chilli are borrowed from Náhuatl (native Mexican), where the plant’s name chilli allegedly derived from a root meaning red.

It is not related to the country name Chile, which is supposed to derived from the Quechua word meaning end, because today’s Chile marks the southern end of the Inca Empire.

Another theory links the toponym to an Araucanian term depth referring to the coastal lowlands as seen from the Andes.
Capsicum cardenasii: Ulupica flower
Flower of Bolivian ulupica chile (Capsicum cardenasii)

There is con­siderable zeal in the discussion whether the spice should be called
Chile
Chili
or chilli in English.
The form chilli is probably closest to the Náhuatl original, and it is the preferred form among historically minded USians and in Australia.

The word chili has come to mean almost exclusively the Tex-Mex-food chili con carne in the USA, but is used for the spice in British English.

The variant chilly (also the adverb of chill) has become obsolete; it bears connotations to the British Colonial Era and sometimes appears in brand names of products that go back to the first half of the 20.th century.
Lastly, chile is the name of the spice in contemporary Mexican Spanish, and it is also quite popular in the USA.

To make things worse, chiles are often referred to as peppers in English, which is of course a never-ending source of culinarily fatal misunderstandings.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Too Much Whiskey (full version)

Too Much Whiskey (full version)
#Jazz #LazyVibe on u #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/alex-cortiz/too_much_whiskey_full_version

Purple rose primarily stand for enchantment.


Purple rose primarily stand for enchantment. A deep magnetism and charm that makes the recipient almost irresistible is what the purple rose seeks to convey.
Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red.
In the Secret garden. ;)

Cooking in Da ;)


Cooking in Da ;)

Monday, 6 June 2016

Clafoutis or Flaugnarde.


Clafoutis or Flaugnarde. 19th Century.The clafoutis comes from the Limousin region of France, and while black cherries are traditional, there are numerous variations using other fruits, including red cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears, cranberries or blackberries.

When other kinds of fruit are used instead of cherries, the dish is properly called a flaugnarde.

A traditional Limousin clafoutis contains pits of the cherries.
The pits contain amygdalin, the active chemical in almond extract, so during baking a small amount of amygdalin from the pits is released into the clafoutis, adding a complementary note to its flavor.

Recipe

60g cup all-purpose flour
30g Sugar
Salt
3 large eggs
Vanilla pod (or extract)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
4 fl oz milk
1 1/2 pints Black Cherries

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Butter a 9-inch gratin dish.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar and a pinch of salt.
Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, butter and lemon zest until smooth.
Add the milk and whisk until light and very smooth,
Pour the batter into the gratin dish and top with the cherries.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the clafoutis is set and golden.

Serve warm #Clafoutis #Recipe