Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
While the all world of Android fans wait for the official release of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, new details emerge based on rumors and leaks from, what so called, trusted sources. Today, BRG announced some interesting specs of this super-phone.
According to BRG’s sources, the new SGS3 will feature a hoping 4.8″ display that most likely will have a 720p HD resolution, even if they don’t have confirmation on this. The most interesting part is the choice of the materials for the back of the phone. SGS2 has been considered by the majority of the community as the best phone in terms of hardware but that didn’t saved him from several critics because of the use of plastic. BRG’s site is advancing that the new SGS3 will have a ceramic back which is an interesting choice by Samsung.
Other features expected are the Quad-Core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, good quality cameras and 4G LTE, as already been advanced before by most of the sites.
We will have to wait a bit more to see the official announcement of this phone and, if you were waiting to get some news from the Mobile World Congress 2012, we’re sorry to let you know that Samsung already advanced that SGS3 will not be presented at Barcelona and will be released on a dedicated event to be host later.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
THE NEEDN'T FOODS
With suggested replacements (* = omit entirely):
1. Alcoholic drinks Water/diet soft drinks
2. Biscuits *
3. Butter, lard, dripping or similar fat (used as a spread or in
baking/cooking etc.) Lite margarine or similar spread or omit
4. Cakes *
5. Chocolate *
6. Coconut cream Lite coconut milk/coconut flavoured lite evaporated milk
7. Condensed milk *
8. Cordial Water/Sugar free cordial
9. Corn chips *
10. Cream (including crème fraiche) Natural yoghurt (or flavoured yoghurt depending on use)
11. Crisps (including vegetable crisps) *
12. Desserts/puddings *
13. Doughnuts *
14. Drinking Chocolate, Milo etc. Cocoa plus artificial sweetener
15. Energy drinks Water
16. Flavoured milk/milkshakes Trim, Calcitrim or Lite Blue Milk
17. Fruit tinned in syrup (even lite syrup!) Fruit tinned in juice/artificially sweetened
18. Fried food Boiled, grilled or baked food
19. Frozen yoghurt Ordinary yoghurt
20. Fruit juice (except tomato juice and unsweetened
blackcurrant juice) Fresh fruit (apple, orange, pear etc. + a drink!)
21. Glucose Artificial sweetener
22. High fat crackers (more than 10g fat per 100g) Lower fat crackers (less than 10g fat per 110g)
23. Honey *
24. Hot chips *
25. Ice cream *
26. Jam *
27. Marmalade *
28. Mayonnaise Lite dressings/lite mayonnaise
29. Muesli bars *
30. Muffins *
31. Nuts roasted in fat or oil Dry roasted or raw nuts (less than 1 handful per day)
32. Pastries *
33. Pies *
34. Popcorn with butter or oil Air popped popcorn
35. Quiches Crust-less quiches
36. Reduced cream Natural yoghurt
37. Regular luncheon sausage Low fat luncheon sausage
38. Regular powdered drinks (e.g. Raro) Water/Diet/Sugar free powdered drinks
39. Regular salami Low fat salami
40. Regular sausages Low fat sausages
41. Regular soft drinks Water/Diet soft drinks
42. Rollups Fresh fruit
43. Sour cream Natural yoghurt
44. Sugar (added to anything including drinks, baking, cooking
etc.) Artificial sweetener
45. Sweets/lollies *
46. Syrups such as golden syrup, treacle, maple syrup Artificial sweetener
47. Toasted muesli and any other breakfast cereal with more than 15g sugar per 100g cereal Breakfast cereal with less than 15g sugar per 100g cereal, more than 6g fibre
per 100g cereal and less 5g fat per 100g cereal (or less than 10 g fat per
100g cereal if cereal contains nuts and seeds)
48. Whole Milk Trim, Calcitrim or Lite Blue Milk
49. Yoghurt type products with 10g sugar per 100g yoghurt Yoghurt (not more than one a day
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My nephews recipe - Ep 1 - Fresh Chorizo | MasterChef New Zealand | Television New Zealand | Television | TV One, TV2, U, TVNZ 7
Ep 1 - Fresh Chorizo
Fresh Chorizo Sausage with Oven Roasted Balsamic Tomato Risotto
Recipe by Andy Currin
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
WINE MATCH: Saints Shiraz
Homemade Smoked Paprika
6 red capsicums (chillies can be added for a hotter paprika), halved and deseeded
Manuka smoking chips
1/2 tbsp Mainland butter
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, diced
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 whole bulb of garlic
Lupi Olive oil for drizzling
500g pork belly, skin removed, fat retained, chilled
200g pork loin, fat retained, chilled
50g pancetta, chilled
Extra pork back fat, if required (total weight of meat should be 30% fat), chilled
1 tbsp good quality apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, roasted, ground
1 tsp picked thyme leaves
2 tbsp good quality smoked paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Beetroot and Chilli Relish
1 tbsp Lupi Olive oil
1 cup red onion, finely chopped
10 medium beetroot, peeled, finely chopped
200g green apple, grated
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-5 red chillies, chopped
6 baby beetroot, cleaned and trimmed
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Lupi Olive oil
6 small tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp Lupi Olive oil
1 sprig rosemary
1 tbsp Mainland butter
1 shallot, peeled, finely diced
1 small carrot, peeled, finely diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups Sunrice Arborio rice
3 1/2 cups Campbells Real Chicken stock
1/3 cup grated Perfect Italiano parmesan
1 tbsp Mainland butter, for finishing
Zest of 1 lemon
1. To make the smoked paprika, place the capsicums in a kettle style barbecue or similar and smoke for 2-3 hours over low heat. Place the smoked peppers in a dehydrator and dry until all moisture is gone, a few days. Grind in spice grinder.
2. To make the paprika oil, place several table spoons of paprika in good quality Lupi Olive oil for a few days and then strain through muslin cloth to remove paprika. Store in an airtight container or squeezy bottle.
3. Preheat oven to 150C.
4. To make the sausages, place a small saucepan over medium-low heat and melt the Mainland butter. Add the apple and maple syrup and cook for approximately five minutes, or until lightly browned. Take off the heat and chill.
5. Slice off the very top of the garlic bulb so that the cloves are just exposed. Drizzle with Lupi Olive oil, wrap in tin foil and place in the oven to roast for 45 minutes. Once cooled, squeeze the roasted cloves out of the skin and place into the refrigerator to chill.
6. Grind the meats in a mincer on a coarse setting, keeping the pork separate from the pancetta and fat. Regrind 3/4 of the pork on a finer setting. Ensure that all meats are well chilled before grinding to prevent them turning mushy.
7. Mix the minced meats with the apple, roast garlic and remaining ingredients. Use the grinder's sausage attachment to fill the casings and produce sausages approximately 15cm in length.
8. To make the beetroot and chilli relish, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Sauté until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well to combine and reduce the heat to low. Cook the mixture for approximately 2 hours, or until the mixture has a jam-like consistency. Allow to cool and store in air-tight jars until ready to use.
9. To cook the beetroot, place the beetroot together on a sheet of tin foil and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, Lupi Olive oil and salt. Wrap tightly and slow roast in oven until tender. Once cooked, peel the beetroot while still warm by rubbing off the skins.
10. To make the risotto, use a small knife to score a cross on the bottom of the tomatoes. Bring a small saucepan of water to a rapid boil and then blanch the tomatoes for 10 seconds. Remove from the water and plunge into iced water then remove the skins. Place the tomatoes on tin foil and drizzle with the balsamic, 1 tbsp of the Lupi Olive oil and add the rosemary. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, discard the rosemary but reserve the tomato juices.
11. Place the Campbells Real Chicken stock in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and turn off heat. In a separate saucepan, add the Mainland butter and remaining Lupi Olive oil and place over medium heat. Gently sweat the shallot, carrot and celery for several minutes, then add the garlic and sweat for another two minutes. Add the wine and cook off the alcohol for two minutes. Add the rice and allow to fry for two minutes. Begin to add the heated Campbells Real Chicken stock, one ladle at a time, ensuring that the last ladle has been absorbed before adding more. Add the oven roasted tomatoes and their juices. Add more hot stock until a creamy consistency has been achieved and the rice is cooked al dente. Remove from the heat and finish by stirring through Perfect Italiano parmesan, Mainland butter and lemon zest.
12. To cook the sausages, heat a little Lupi Olive oil in a large frying pan over medium low heat. Add the sausages and cook gently for approximately 15 minutes, watching closely, until cooked through. Once cooked, allow to rest for a few minutes and slice each into several pieces on an angle.
13. To serve place a quenelle of the beetroot relish at the edge of a serving dish. Place the risotto in the centre of the serving dish and top with roasted beetroot. Place the sliced sausages between the relish and risotto. Drizzle over a little of the smoked paprika oil.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A steel worker operates a cold-rolled steel sheet maker at the Anshan workshop in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, where 13 people were killed in an explosion late Monday. (GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
At least 13 people have been killed and 17 injured in an explosion at a major steel factory in north-eastern China, a company official has said.
The explosion occurred late on Monday at a steel casting workshop owned by state-run Angang Heavy Machinery in Anshan, Liaoning province, the BBC reported.
Chinese state media said the injured had been taken to hospital, while a spokesman for Angang’s parent company, Ansteel Group, said investigations into the cause of the blast were ongoing.
According to The Australian, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said the accident was due to a mold exploding at the workshop, though the agency did not clarify the cause of the explosion.
Rescuers reportedly found 10 dead victims of the blast on Tuesday morning, and later recovered another three bodies of workers previously identified as missing.
More from GlobalPost: China mine blast leaves 20 dead, 23 still trapped
Lax safety measures and a rush to feed demand from a rapidly growing economy mean that industrial accidents are relatively common in China. At least 20 workers were killed in November in an explosion at the Sizhuang coal mine in Quijing, Yunnan province.
A week earlier a rock burst at another mine in the Henan province trapped workers, killing 10. Nearly 50,000 people died in work-related accidents in the first nine months of 2011, figures from the State Administration of Work Safety show, according to the Agence France Presse.