Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Chulha low smoke stove

The Chulha low smoke stove
Is a low tech solution designed within a philanthropy project by Philips Design.
This stove is a further development of the traditional cooking stove in India. During cooking on this traditional stoves, the houses are full of smoke.
The poorest families even don’t have a stove. They cook inside the house on an open fire, using 3 stones to support a pot.

The smoke in the kitchen is causing a lot of health problems: respiration diseases like pneumonia or nose, mouth and eyes infections.

To solve this problem, Philips designed a new stove with a chimney pipe. With the Chulha you even can save up to 50% of wood comparing to the traditional way of cooking. The stove is quite simple and can be build nearly anywhere

Sunday, 12 July 2015

A little bit Gobsmacked

A little bit Gobsmacked
Original post were i looked  
death in a face  
Well it most certainly felt like it briefly !

Then through the magic of the internet / social media i get a thank you    from the Heimlich Maneuver man himself !!! wow i was a bit stunned
Good thing to know by the way especially if you are in the hospitality trade

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Coffee Time with free Chocolate !!!

Coffee Time with free Chocolate !!!
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here
Because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire
nor without fear, no more than without sense
By Thomas Hobbes

:) Thanks +Geek Humor  

Originally shared by Geek Humor

Monday, 6 July 2015


Pineapple stuffed with meat and tings
Savoury and sweet dish got the Wow
factor :))))))

The word "pineapple" in English was first recorded in 1398, when it was originally used to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees (now termed pine cones).
When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit in the Americas, they called them "pineapples" (first so referenced in 1664 due to resemblance to what is now known as the pine cone).

Pineapple carries out CAM photosynthesis, fixing carbon dioxide at night and storing it as the acid malate and then releasing it during the day, aiding photosynthesis.

Present in all parts of the pineapple plant,
bromelain is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes. Bromelain is under preliminary research for a variety of clinical disorders, but to date has not been adequately defined for its effects in the human body.
Bromelain may be unsafe for some users, such as in pregnancy, allergies or anticoagulation therapy.

If having sufficient bromelain content, raw pineapple juice may be used as a meat marinade and tenderizer.
Pineapple enzymes can interfere with the preparation of some foods, such as jelly and other gelatin-based desserts, but are destroyed during cooking and canning.

No pineapples
 A stockboy is stacking fruit on a display, when a lady asks "Do you have any pineapples? "

The stockboy replies "Sorry ma'am, we are out of pineapples, but we will be getting a shipment tomorrow morning"

The lady looks around some more. A few mins later she runs back to him asking where the pineapples are.

The stockboy confused about her mental state simply tells her "Sorry ma'am, we are out of pineapples, but we will be getting a shipment tomorrow morning"

The lady looks around some more then goes back to the same stockboy and asks "Where the hell do you keep the pineapples, I need some pineapples right now!"

The stockboy, getting frustated with his inability to explain the situation, tells the lady "Answers a couple of questions and I will get you your pineapples from the back."

The lady agrees and the man starts the questions.

"Spell cat for me, as in catastrophe " she says Ok, "C A T".
"Very good!" the stockboy says, "now spell dog, as in dogmatic. "
The lady getting frustrated spells it correct.

Now the employee finally asks "
now spell, Fcuk, as in pineapples. "

She replies "There is no Fcuk in pineapples
To which the stockboy replies "THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU THE WHOLE TIME!" 

Originally shared by Kyla Myers

Swineapple.... i kid you not, it's a thing.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Al dente The etymology is Italian "to the tooth".

Al dente The etymology is Italian "to the tooth". 
In contemporary Italian cooking, the term identifies the ideal consistency for pasta and involves a brief cooking time.
Molto al dente is the culinary term for slightly undercooked pasta.
 Undercooking pasta is used in the first round of cooking when a pasta dish is going to be cooked twice.
The culinary term "al forno" is used for pasta dishes that are cooked twice.
Pasta that is cooked al dente has a lower glycemic index than pasta that is cooked soft.
When cooking commercial pasta, the al dente phase occurs right after the white of the pasta center disappears.
Best get in the kitchen
H/t sheila unger 
#Italy   #Pasta   

Originally shared by Yuri Prokhorov

Wow Cob kitchen rocket stove fired

Wow Cob kitchen rocket stove fired 
Made at the permaculture festival in Hungary.
Thanks to I Fcuking Love Rocket community and  Zoltan Mrekvicska