martes 19 mayo 2009 - Whisky, whisky, whiskyNUESTRA BETH ESTÁ DE VIAJE. ESTÁ VEZ SE HA IDO A NORTEAMERICA. HOY ESTÁ EN SAN FRANCISCO. A VER QUÉ INTERESANTE LINK DE INTERNET NOS TRAE...
In our North American adventures, we stopped in San Francisco, a city on par with Melbourne and Barcelona for coolness, progressiveness, art & culture. We found a community cinema called Red Vic
which is run by members and volunteers where we watched the film ¨Sita Sings the Blues¨. Animation, Indian folk story, personal tale, blues music and colourful spectacular - it was great.
Check out the website for more information, including how to see the film and also screen the film.
jueves 25 diciembre 2008 - Whisky, whisky, whiskyPeople with Passion for the Internet.
Behind the ease and familiarity of the internet giants (Google, Facebook and Un Bloc, Un Mon) is the infrastructure, engineering and computer mass that runs the world wide web. The DIMES project takes a particular interest in the back-end of the internet and collects/works with data that is used to understand and describe the internet. See their site: http://www.netdimes.org/new/
According to their site, DIMES is a distributed scientific research project, aimed to study the structure and topology of the Internet.
From the DIMES project comes an amazing set of maps that are created ONLY by lights to represent internet connections – no continents were formed, but have been created numbers of internet connections.
For more maps: http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/InternetMap/
jueves 27 noviembre 2008 - Whisky, whisky, whisky
Sure.. your head looks like a box – but that may not be a bad thing.
Pioneering Moroccan Frenchman Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is making waves with JC vs Lego, which is transforming itself from Run-Way to Website to YouTube. Castelbajac has featured other pop-culture icons in designs, such as Barack Obama – but dare I say, the influence of those little yellow Lego men (and women) and their static hair will be with us long after Obama has left the White House.
For more Lego fun, check out YouTube or the Lego homepage.
My favourite Lego clip, Grease:
lunes 25 agosto 2008 - Whisky, whisky, whisky
Yo no soy deportista.. Puedo hacerlo sin problema pero prefiero mirar cómo crece el césped que ver un partido de fútbol.
Todo ha cambiando después de los juegos olímpicos y de los doce hombres croatas con sus bigotes (el Equipo de Waterpolo de Croacia - Hrvatski Vaterpolski).
Estoy enamorada de todo el equipo y, quizás, hasta me mudaré a Croacia.
Fuera bromas, voy a comprar el traje de baño del equipo para mi novio.... ¡qué bonito para llevarlo en la playa y en casa!
I'm not a very sporty-person... technically - I can play sports without much of a problem.. but when it comes to spectating.. I would usually rather spectate paint drying....
All of that has changed since The Croatian Men's Water Polo Team - Hrvatski Vaterpolski
I am officially in lust with all of them.
According to The Boston Globe... Croatia, the world's No. 1 team.. decided 2 months ago to grow mustaches while preparing for Beijing and there is no way they are going to shave now.
So maybe they lost to Montenegro... but they won my heart!!
I am going to buy the Croatian Olympic Speedo for Oli to wear around the house... and to the beach.
For more information.. head to their official website: http://www.crowaterpolo.com/
jueves 3 julio 2008 - Whisky, whisky, whisky
In search of new opinions, information and points-of-view.. I ventured to The New York Times (www.nytimes.com). I usually visit Melbourne-centric news sites, such as The Age (www.theage.com.au) and SBS (http://news.sbs.com.au/worldnewsaustralia/) or world news sites, such as BBC World News (www.bbcoworldnews.com). I must have thought for a crazy minute, that the NY Times, coming from such a cosmopolitan business and culture-hub such as NY, would have some interesting and enlightening content. Oh how I was enlightened!!
I am not going to pretend that I am completely up-to-date on world events or that I only read the serious sections of the newspaper (because it’s not true)…So, on the NY Times site, I headed straight for the food and wine section. What I was hoping to find… was not the reality of the site. I was hoping along the lines of a recipe for the Manhattan Cocktail.. or reviews or NYC’s best Chefs. What I did find made me nearly fall of my seat in hysterics. Possibly the worst dessert I have ever encountered: Root Beer Semifreddo. Let’s just reflect on the combination for a moment… According to Wikipedia…
Root Beer: Root beer, also known as sarsaparilla, is a carbonated beverage originally created from sassafras (Steam distillation of dried root bark)
Semifreddo: Italian word that refers to a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts
I’ll let you all form conclusions on this concoction.
Root Beer Semifreddo
Time: One hour 15 minutes, plus freezing
4 12-ounce bottles root beer, preferably made with cane sugar
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon juniper berries
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs, separated
4 tablespoons birch syrup or maple syrup, preferably grade B
1 1/3 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup dark rum
4 firm but ripe apricots, pitted and cut in eighths.
1. Line a 6-cup metal loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving generous overhang on the sides. Place in freezer. Place root beer in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Crush allspice, juniper and coriander in a mortar and add. Boil root beer until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 25 minutes. Strain into a measuring cup. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
2. Beat egg yolks in a small saucepan. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup warm reduced root beer. Place over low heat and whisk until steam starts to rise and mixture has thickened to custard consistency. Do not overcook. Place bottom of pan in bowl of ice and water to chill.
3. Bring 1/4 cup remaining root beer to a simmer in a small saucepan. Beat egg whites until softly peaked. Very gradually beat in hot root beer and continue beating about 3 minutes until firmly peaked. Slowly beat in 3 tablespoons syrup. Refrigerate.
4. Beat cream until it holds peaks. Beat in remaining syrup. Fold egg yolk mixture into whipped cream, then fold in egg white mixture. Spread in pan, overlap paper to cover and freeze at least 6 hours.
5. Heat remaining 3/4 cup reduced root beer in a saucepan with apricots. Simmer 5 minutes. Add rum and remaining vanilla. Refrigerate. To serve, unmold semifreddo onto a chilled platter, peel off paper and cut in slices. Spoon apricot sauce alongside each portion.
Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
miércoles 11 junio 2008 - Whisky, whisky, whiskyDESDE AUSTRALIA, BETH NO SE OLVIDA SE NOSOTROS Y SIGUE ENVIÁNDONOS PROPUESTAS PARA QUE NAVEGUEMOS POR INTERNET CON BUENA PUNTERÍA
A veces, encuentro websites que sin razón, me capturan con su pasion, su color, su ritmo...
Una de ellas es la de la chocolateria rusa "Alenka"
Mi jefe llegó de un vieje a Rusia y me dio unos chocolates de Alenka...
Su paquete es muy bonito y el website tambien. Bueno... el website está en ruso... pero, incluso así, ¡me gusta visitarlo!
Otros websites bonitos:
Michi Girl - http://www.michigirl.com.au/ - Designer clothes and weather updates
Kitsch Kitchen - http://www.kitschkitchen.com/ - shopping!