Friday, April 27, 2012
This book is about Bill Gates, his life, and his career life. It's a good book which gives you an introduction to his genius in the computer world. You will know how he started out being intrigued with math and machines as a child which then develops to an enormous interest in computers and programming as he grows up. Many people thinks that Bill Gates has Asperger's syndrome because he does a lot of stimming, like rocking in his chair, back and forth, which he says helps him in his concentration. This and his diet with only pizza and coke while he was in Harvard, is described in the book, which is interesting because many people with Asperger's syndrome do tend to like limited and specific foods, since different and many tastes stresses their senses.
In the book you can also read about Bill Gates being the richest but most generous man in the whole world.
You can also read about his modern and intriguing home i Lakeside which suits him like a glove.
The book is divided in many parts and it has many pictures, which makes it pleasurable and easy to read. All in all, this book is a good introduction to Bill Gates life and career life.
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This mango juice is amazingly sweet, tasty and really tastes like fresh mango juice although it partly comes from concentrate. There are no added sugars so it's natural and healthy. It's ideal for smoothies and shakes instead of adding just water or milk. You won't need any added sugar especially if you use bananas and other sweet fruits.
It is sold here in Denmark in Asian and oriental stores.
I have tried many brands of juices and even pure juices without concentrates but this juice just tastes refreshing. There are other flavors too like pineapple, grape, berries and many more but this is my favorite.
You can read about Dimes juices here:
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This is film's genre is drama but to me it seemed like psychological thriller. The film starts with focusing on an odd teacher, Miss G (played by Eva Green) in a private all women school back in the 1930's in England. she is not strict and by the book like the other teachers. She and the whole film reminds me of another film, "Dead Poets Society_ Carpe Diem" with Robin Williams, where the teacher, played by Robin Williams, is also charming and unconventional like Miss G. But the similarities end there. Because in this film, Miss G who is looked up to by his students has a much darker side than she shows them.
Miss G is the leader of the group, the team, which she should guide so they could reach their goal, doing their best as a swimming team. Although Miss G is passionate and poetic, only one in the group really excels, until one aristocrat from Spain comes in to join the team and sets the bar.
The team, especially the leader of the team, tries to mold her, without luck. This girl, Fiamma has her own standards and follows no rules but her own. She too is poetic and well traveled like everybody thought of Miss G, or so they thought. Each day, the team is more drawn to Fiamma than anyone else.
Miss G also admires Fiamma but in an extremely different way, that ends in a very tragic ending. The film is a tragedy but also depicts the life of an eccentric being trying to act normal. The title itself gives a foreshadowing that the film shows that even in the most perfect facades, there will always be some cracks, no matter how tiny they may be.
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If you are health conscious and you want to avoid too many salt in your diet then i suggest you use spices like dried herbs and veggies for example dried leaks, oregano, basil, thyme, ginger, bay leaves and then if you want a bit salt just use half the amount you used before. The strong tastes in these spices will put a lot of taste and flavour in your dish that it will taste the same or even better.
The next good thing is to buy a sea salt with herbs and veggies like A. Vogel Herbamare. It contains of 93% sea salt and the rest of organic herbs and veggies so you should not be too generous when putting it in your food.
This salt taste so good you won't miss bouillon, which often have MSG, corn or soy products in it. it has still a lot of sea salt, so just use a little bit (maximum half the amount of salt you used before) and use more spices. You could also add lemon and savory vegetable fruits like celery and tomatoes to lower your salt intake. As you know, salt absorbs water, which will make you bloated and salt is also not good for one's kidneys.
You can buy your sea salt with herbs and veggies here:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This film is a film about the life of a simple but wonderful chef and food critique and enthusiast Nigel Slater. It narrates about his life growing up with a sick mother who appeared to be afraid of doing anything bold in the kitchen. In spite of this or maybe because of this poor culinary experience young Nigel is driven by hunger for real food. He is obsessed by fresh fruits, vegetables and cooking.
Although young Nigel has a bad cook for a mother he loves her dearly because of her kindness and her toast with butter, the nicest and most delicious she could make in her kitchen. Her toast and kindness compensates for Nigel's father's coldness. One day, Nigel's mother dies and Mrs. Potter, a maid and a wonderful cook comes in the picture and steals Nigel's father's heart and becomes Nigel's stepmother.
Nigel grows up longing to please his father by his exquisite cooking. He finds himself competing with his stepmother in the culinary arts.
In the end, he realizes something bigger and more important than competing in the kitchen, that will form his life.
The only negative thing i can come up with the film is that i think that actor Freddie Highmore could have put a greater effort in his acting while tasting food. If anyone has seen Nigel Slater taste food, one would salivate because one could see and almost taste his passion for good food. He is a true foodie and his passion is "contagious".
The young Nigel Slater, played by Oscar Kennedy did a much more credible portrait of Nigel Slater. He is passionate and hungry for real and tasty food. One could also feel his yearning to reach out to his father.
I just love this film and if you love cooking or at least like watching someone cook a glorious meal, this film is perfect for you. If you have never seen Nigel Slater create natural and simple cooking, you can get a glimpse of it in the film.
You can buy the film here:
You can watch Nigel Slater on YouTube here:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
These dates are made by RM Import A/S Iran and can be bought here in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden and Norway). These dates are very soft, juicy and sweet that you would think they're candy or caramel. If you don't live in Scandinavia you could just buy Medjool dates. You could eat them on their own or even better you could blend it with your shakes and smoothies and you avoid sugar, honey, agave and other sweeteners which does not contain any fiber. Then it won't be empty calories. Dates are rich in fiber and contain vitamin A, calcium and iron.
These sweet and soft dates are also excellent in raw recipes like raw cakes, raw cookies, jams, pies and dressings, homemade nutella spread/balls, sorbet/ice cream and many more. We also made ketchup and sweetened it with dates. But if you want you could also use dates in any regular baking and cooking as a substitute for any sweetener. I guess it's only one's imagination which can limit you or stop you from inventing new recipes with dates. Your recipes will not only be healthy but also sweet and delicious. You won't miss the processed sugar.
You can buy your organic Medjool dates here:
You could read about the nutrition data of dates here:
You could watch our YouTube channel with lots of recipes with dates here:
The Beaver makes Walter a different person and even gives him a British accent. With The beaver's help, Walter seemingly regains his mental health, and goes back to his family, who reluctantly takes him back. The only family member who accepts him and The Beaver with open arms, is his youngest son. The Beaver helps him also to succeed in his job.
The film is a good film over all but i wish there was an alternate ending to it. I think that people's uniqueness should be accepted. I once saw a YouTube show about a woman who has Asperger's Syndrome and she has also a puppet, a bag puppet who likes to talk to people. She was accepted by many but sometimes people don't understand and become threatened and aggressive.
The film is definitely worth buying, since it's entertaining and deep at the same time.
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You can watch the YouTube show here: