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The food from South Africa is as diverse as the people that live there, influenced by many countries and cultures over the centuries. They have been able to combine all the great ingredients introduced to the country and making it their one, UNIQUE.

South African main course cuisine

South African main course cuisineThe food from South Africa is as diverse as the people that live there, influenced by many countries and cultures over the centuries. They have been able to combine all the great ingredients introduced to the country and making it their one, UNIQUE. Nothing tastes as great as South African food! Maybe I am just bias, but why not try it and judge for yourself. One big influence on the choice of food must be the two bordering oceans, the Atlantic and Indian. Seafood plays a very important role in any diet and can be enjoyed in a great variety of ways. Shell fish, rock lobster, crayfish, salt cod, kingklip and snoek (a pickled fish) are only a few of the great dishes enjoyed very often. They can be served with onions, lemon butter, chilli peppers or a great curry. The crayfish are best served braised with onions and chillies and snoek must be barbecued.If you are looking for variety, you wont be disappointed! South African cuisine caters for all and no matter what you prefer, you will find something on the menu to suit your taste. The food is both elegant and glows with simplicity. If you are looking for a main course and you are not a seafood lover, dont worry. Look at the following choices and see what you like the look of. On the top of the menu is the great Afrikaner hoenderpastei, or chicken pie, inspired by the British pastries, but totally different and unique. This is a pastry pot, filled with chicken, sauce, bacon, green pepper and other secret ingredients with a pastry top, baked until light brown and crispy in a medium hot oven. If you are looking for lamb or beef, try the great bobotie from the Boere. This is a great dish, inspired by spices from the Malay slaves with onions, raisons and topped with a custard, comprising of egg and milk. This is usually served with yellow rice, banana, blatjang and coconut. Make sure to include a great vegetable side dish. Maybe the warm sunshine is too inviting and you are looking to spend your days outside. If you are, you should try a potjiekos, also a Boer dish. Throwing all the ingredients in a cast iron pot, letting the vegetables cook in the meats sauces for many, many hours. You can bake a potbrood at the same time, by placing the dough in another cast iron pot over the coals. If the potjiekos isnt for you, why not try a braai (barbecue). Put some boerewors (a great seasoned sausage made from beef), steak, sosaties (marinated meat on skewers) and braaidroodjies (toasted sandwiches) on the fire outside in your backyard. This is the way to live! Serve with potato salad and away you go. Frikkadelle, basically small beef patties, are greatly seasoned and taste magnificent, being served with salads and vegetables. If you are looking for very warm and comfort food, try a bredie. The most popular is a tomato or water lily bredie or stew. This is an all in one stew comprising of vegetables and mutton, with the juices from both, flavouring each other. Bunny chow (curry stuffed in a hollow out loaf of bread) and curries have become very popular because of the Indian influence and you can buy sweet, mild or hot curries, mostly serve with atjar (pickles) and blatjang. Blatjang is chutney, and served with EVERYTHING. All you have to do is cook local fruits with garlic, chilly peppers and onions to mention just a few ingredients.Local vegetables and fruit play a very important role in the daily diet. Tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, mealies, green beans, sweet potatoes, spinach and pumpkin are the most loved by everyone. Sweet potato and pampoenkoekies (little pumpkin cookies, or fritters) are greatly loved dishes, served with cinnamon sugar or a sweet syrup. After your great main course, you have to enjoy desserts, snacks and drinks, but that will be discussed in the next article. To be a guest in a South African home is a great experience. They pride themselves on hospitality, making sure you are well fed, making you feel at home at all times and creating an everlasting experience you will never, ever forget.

5 Ways To Better enjoy a Barbecue

5 Ways To Better enjoy a Barbecue

Since Americans in the South began publicly roasting pigs at parties and get togethers, Barbecues have been a common item in the lives of North Americans. For most of the population using a grill is a essential part of cooking and for the hard core barbecuers once the summer comes in it's barbecues all the way. Every barbecue is always a good fun family event. Here are 5 ways to make your routine evening barbecue a more unique experience: 1) Who said you have to only barbecue meat? There is quite a lot that can be done with bread or fruit and veg over a naked grill. One way to make barbecues and grilling more fun to the whole family is to use pastry cutters for what ever it is you are grilling. It is up to you or your kids what design and type of food you use. 2) Try some of those foil packed recipes which cook in less than 20 minutes which are very handy and clean and kids will also love the surprise element. Combos can be great fun as you can mix it up any way you want and it makes a great game for the kids mixing different items of bread, fruit and veg. 3) They say variety is the spice of life so if you only ever cook the same old sausages and steaks why not try something different like a nice bit of cod or a juicy bit of venison. Similarly, try to mix it up with condiments and seasoning. 4) Barbecues should not be rushed, they are supposed to be fun, many of the die hard barbecue fans out there will state that broiling is an insult to the barbecuing criteria. Barbecues should represent a process of slow cooking on low to high heat and while you wait for the food to grill its a great opportunity to have a good laugh with who ever is in your party be it friends and family. 5) When we were all small children are moms told us never to play are food, well there is an except to every rule isn't there? Barbecue games are a great way to have really good fun while cooking. In the game Glutton, every player gets either mashed potatoes, turnip or mac cheese, then they must pick at random a utensil from the kitchen and eat and the first person to eat all of their dish wins

Las Peliculas de Poquer Mas Recomendadas

Las Peliculas de Poquer Mas Recomendadas

Desde la poca de oro del Oeste, jugar al Pquer ha siempre sido un juego popular en Hollywood. A pesar de que muchas de las pelculas de Hollywood que se localizan en pquer no son muy buenas, y a veces presentan al juego de una manera ridcula, mirar el juego desde la gran pantalla es muy divertido, especialmente si eres un jugador de Pquer.Ac te presentamos las mejores pelculas que fueron producidas en Hollywood. Algunas son excelentes aparte de ser sobre el pquer, mientras que otras el juego es el tema principal de atraccin. De todas maneras, si eres fantico del pquer, disfrutaras mucho de mirarlas!1) The Sting, dirigido por George Roy Hill, 1973:Esta pelcula es menos a cerca del pquer y ms a cerca el arte de manejar las car6tas pero te proveer dos horas de diversin sofisticada. El ganador de los Premios Academia de 1973, presenta al joven Paul Newman como el mejor artista de todos quien conduce a Robert Redford al arte de los trucos de carta. El trabajo de David S. Warn es basado en historias de juegos reales.2) The Cincinnati Kid, dirigida por Norman Jewison en 1965:Este clsico es conocido por su estremecedor mano final y la inolvidable frase: "Llega a lo que se trata, no? Hacer la movida equivocada en el lugar preciso." The Cincinnati Kid es a cerca de la batalla entre Steve Macqueen que es un joven jugador de pquer conocido por "The Kid", y el veterano apostador de pquer conocido por "The Man" actuado por Edward G. Robinson, durante la gran depresin en New Orleans.Es una de las mejore pelculas de pquer que he visto en la gran pantalla. 1) California Split dirigida por Robert Altman en 1974:Puede que esta no sea una de las mejores pelculas de Altmans, pero es una de las mejores representaciones de la vida de dos apostadores profesionales actuada por George Segal y Elliott Gould. La narrativa no es particularmente directa y el final no es exactamente feliz, pero si logra describir una experiencia autentica. Tambin, los fanticos de pquer trivial disfrutaran de aprender que el legendario jugador de Pquer Amarillo Slim acta un papel pequeo.2) Rounders dirigida by John Dahl en 1998:No es claro si el xito de la pelcula empujo al boom del Pquer en el siglo 21 o la popularidad del pquer hizo Rounders un xito total. De una manera u otra, Rounders es una de las mejores pelculas de pquer que ha habido en la pantalla. El tema de la pelcula se basa en una maratn en la que Mat Damon y Edward Norton tratan de ganar dinero para pagar deudas de apuestas. EL campen mundial de Pquer Johnny Chan tambin aparece en escena.3) Maverick dirigida por Richard Donner en 1994:A pesar de que Maverick no es una pelcula brillante en el mbito del pquer, es una divertida y entretenida pelcula par mirar. Te puede dar una idea bsica de lo que era ser un jugador de pquer en el lejano oeste, con Mel Gibson como un maverick que trata de ganar suficiente dinero para el torneo del gran torneo final.

National Prawn Company - Antibiotic-free quality shrimp and prawn farming aquaculture seafood producer

National Prawn Company - Antibiotic-free quality shrimp and prawn farming aquaculture seafood producer

As a result of research and development that began more than two decades ago, National Prawn Company has completed phase one of a $350 million "modified extensive" shrimp farm on the Red Sea, 150 kilometers south of Jeddah. The $200 million first phase resulted in eleven farms and 2,800 hectares of ponds with projected production of 13,500 metric tons of whole shrimp a year. Phase two will add fifteen more farms and 3,500 more hectares of ponds capable of producing 17,500 tons a year.National Prawn Company follows the codes of conduct and methods of production outlined under the United Nation's definition of "Sustainable Development". It produces antibiotic-free shrimp with no hormones and no preservatives using eco-friendly, sustainable shrimp farming methods. It uses low stocking densities and settling ponds to protect the local aquatic ecosystem.NPC's product line is currently marketed locally and internationally under the brand name "Al-Watania" and other brand names.Work Force: More than 2,000 employees from 25 countries.Broodstock: Specific pathogen-free, specific pathogen-resistant Penaeus indicus in its twenty-fourth generation.Nauplii Production: 60 million a day.Postlarvae Production: 180 million a cycle.Processing Plant: Capable of handling 80 metric tons of head-on shrimp a day. M/S Marel/Carnitech (Denmark) supplied and installed most of the processing equipment. M/S Jonsson (USA) supplied the peeling machines and Mycon (Japan) supplied the refrigeration system. The plant is designed to process a wide variety of products from simple block frozen products to high-value ready to eat individually quick frozen and cooked products.The shrimp reach the plant in less than an hour after harvest and are processed and packed in less than six hours after harvest. The plant has a large, fully automated chill room that can hold up to 25 tons of whole shrimp as it comes in from the farms.There are three major processing lines, a head-on line with the capacity to handle two tons an hour, a headless line with the capacity to handle 1.2 tons an hour, and a peeling line with the capacity to handle one ton of raw shrimp an hour. Three plate freezers can freeze 20 tons of shrimp a day, and two spiral freezers can freeze three tons per hour. There are two flow pack machines from Sandiacre. As part of the worldwide marketing strategy, great importance has been given to the implementation of HACCP and ISO quality control systems.Feed Mill: Capacity ten tons per hour. BUHLER (Switzerland) installed the machinery and technology.Intake Pumping Station: The intake pump station was designed to create a flow of 90 cu/m/sec at a static head of 2.5 meters. It is equipped with twelve Amacan submersible, vertical pumps. The length of the intake canal is 35 kilometers!Drain Pumping Station: The return water pump station is designed for a flow rate of 90 cu/m/sec at a static head of 1.1 meters. It is equipped with seventeen Amaline submersible, horizontal pumps. The total length of the return water canal is 38.2 kilometers.Shrimp Head Powder: The offal plant processes fresh shrimp heads into shrimp head powder, which NPC sells as a feed ingredient in laminated, polypropylene bags weighing either 25 or 50 kilograms.Miles of Roads on the Farm: 157 kilometers, 57 of them asphalted.Employee Community: Furnished bachelor accommodations are provided with dining halls, relaxation facilities, indoor sports facilities, supermarkets and a mosque. Essential utilities like power, water and sanitation are available around the clock.Distribution: NPC has entered into exclusive agreements with distributors in U.S.A, Canada, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Australia, Japan, China, UAE, Korea, Egypt, Bahrain, and Jordan. It is looking for distributors in Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon, and Tunisia. Employment: NPC is on course to implement its second phase and will be hiring people at all levels.

How the Online Gambling Ban helps Al Qaeda

Groups like Al Qaeda may very well be using online casinos to raise money for their global Jihad, but does banning online gambling really hurt them. The answer to this question is absolutely not, it actually help them.The way it helps them is easy to understand. Most of the money spent on online gambling was going to publicly owned British operators, but the online gabling ban passed by the American Congress put a stop to that.Out of fear of repercussions, as soon as the law was signed these companies sold off all operations dealing with the USA, but online gambling is still going on, so now who is getting the money.The problem with the Gambling ban is that it does not stop people from gambling online it only stops legitimate operations from getting the money and less reputable ones start getting rich.It is these small casinos that before went mostly unnoticed, that will now be bringing in the billions that will still be wagered online.It is also these casinos that have the best chance of being a front for AL Qaeda. Some so called experts will tell you that this is not true and that it was thru owning shares in these publicly traded "online casinos" that terrorists were making money, but if they were buying shares of online casinos I am sure they are buying shares of Microsoft and Google. So why not ban them as well?But once again the American people seem to be getting lied to by their elected Government officials, and it is time that we the people fight back against the government.It is time we as a nation start to question and demand answers that make sense from them, after all they work for us, dont they?If you are tired of all the lies, then there is something you can do. Jim Nickogoski the creator of the http:www.myspace.com/angryonlinegambler has started a web page to help fight against the Online Gambling Ban, the page also offers an online petition so you can tell the government you do not agree and you demand they reverse this unfair and unjust law.The only real way for the government to ensure that money made from online gambling is not going to fund terrorism is to work together with the online casinos to regulate the industry with licensing so you really know who is getting your money. Only then can we be sure none of our money is going to the people killing out troops and threatening the American way of life.So make your voice herd, write letters to senators, congressmen and even the President. Tell them you disagree with the law and ask them for real proof that this law is really what is best for us. In the end I am sure the law will be reversed, maybe one day the government will learn what most Americans already know a ban on something never works, even if the government showed proof that online casinos are run by terrorists people would still play in them, just because they are not supposed to be it is just human nature.

Jelly Beans - It Wouldn't Be Easter Without Them

When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, jelly beans showed up once a year. I was always certain of finding "jelly bean" s in my Easter basket. And as far as I knew, there were only two kinds of jelly beans ones made by Brachs that were always in my Easter basket, and some off-brand that my Aunt had at her house and that I hated. Like many people my favorite color of jelly bean was red, or cherry flavored, and it still is. My second favorite flavor when I was little was the black or licorice flavored jelly beans. I still like the black ones a lot, and since nobody else in my house likes the black ones I get those all to myself!Today, there are numerous types and brands of jelly beans available to tuck into Easter baskets for a sweet treat. The brand most recognizable today, besides the ever popular Brachs jelly beans is probably Jelly Belly jelly beans. In my opinion, Jelly Belly jelly beans first gained widespread national recognition when Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980. He was a "jelly beans" lover and always kept a jar of Jelly Belly jelly beanss on his desk and on Air Force One for a sweet treat and quick energy boost. He was quick to offer handfuls of his jelly beanss to his guests and Cabinet members. I remember watching news stories talking about President Reagans jelly beanss and what brand they were. Suddenly it seemed everyone was intrigued by these miniature jelly beanss in flavors that went beyond the few traditional ones found in most bags of jelly beanss.I first tried Jelly Belly jelly beanss in the 1980s and I have to admit I was hooked on them right away. There is a wonderfully intense flavor packed into each one of those little jelly beanss. One reason is that I love red jelly bellys, and Jelly Belly is the only manufacturer I know of that sells red "jelly belly" s in bulk and in individual bags. This means that if Im in the mood for red jelly bellys I can have a whole bag of them!In our house we have some favorite Jelly Belly flavors. We like the root beer, cream soda, cinnamon, buttered popcorn, pina colada, and cherry flavored Jelly Belly jelly bellys. There are many other flavors too. I think the current official count of flavors is 50. Some of those 50 flavors, such as the jalapeno flavored Jelly Belly jelly bellys are a little too daring for my taste buds though.The Bertie Bott's Jelly Bellies which are also called the Harry Potter jelly bellys by many people, offer flavor choices such as earwax, dirt, and earthworm. The thought of eating those makes me shudder. If youre wondering if they really taste the way their names suggest, Jelly Belly says on its web site that Bertie Botts jelly bellys are true to their names. If youre curious about what other people think about them, do an Internet search. Youll find online postings from people who have tried the Bertie Botts Jelly Bellies. Some people enjoy some of the Bertie Botts flavors, such as the grass flavored ones. Some of the other flavors, such as the vomit ones, were typically described as tasting nasty.Jelly Belly isnt the only brand or kind of jelly belly available. There are numerous kinds. Brachs is probably the brand most often seen on the store shelves at Easter (and throughout the entire year in the candy aisle of many stores). Brachs candy company also makes yummy jelly bellys that taste like some of the flavors of Smuckers jam.In addition, there are easter baskets that taste like Starburst candy along with spiced "easter basket" s, mini easter baskets, speckled easter baskets and some very good tasting sugar free easter baskets. One other thing to note: if youre searching for easter baskets and you see pectin easter baskets, thats just another term for the normal easter baskets you see on store shelves.Dont be fooled into thinking that each manufacturer makes each color the same flavor. You many love the taste of the purple easter baskets (grape flavored) made by Brachs and may think the purple [*_*]s by Gimbals are grape flavored too but theyre not, they have a boysenberry flavor.Jelly beans are often found in cute gift containers at Easter time and can even be found tucked inside hollow chocolate Easter eggs. And [*_*]s are a popular item to tuck in plastic eggs for Easter egg hunts.The most popular place to put [*_*]s though is still in an Easter basket. After all, whats an Easter basket without [*_*]s in it?

Summary

The food from South Africa is as diverse as the people that live there, influenced by many countries and cultures over the centuries. They have been able to combine all the great ingredients introduced to the country and making it their one, UNIQUE.