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10th July 2008

lfart52362:07pm: Great Salad Recipes

Great Salad Recipes

Salads are nutritional and can be the great source of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and lot more. They are considered as light meal and much more than an appetizer. Their preparation mostly involves vegetables (leafy vegetables) sometimes fruits. The dressing of the salads forms the crux of it, which differentiates the taste of different salads. Occasionally the salad is prepared with meat, fish cheese or nuts, which makes the salad of high calorie-content. Basically the salads are healthy with low calories most commonly found on every dining table in US

The most commonly consumed green salad consists of variety of vegetables like lettuce, spinach or arugula. This is not all green salads can be seen with tomato, cucumber, peppers, mushrooms, onions, spring onions, and red onions, carrot and reddish. We come across people who love to try different things in their daily diet they make different combinations in the same dish to give it different taste and flavor. For this reason we find green salads complimented with pasta, olives, cooked potatoes, croutons, beans, rice meat, cheese and fish. That is why salad is not just any mixture of leafy vegetables but needs proper garnishing and serving with of course the right mix of ingredients.

There are wide array of sumptuous chicken and summer salad recipes with tantalizing taste and mouth-watering aroma.
Lets look at one of the recipe called Chinese chicken salad recipe which easy to prepare and tasty to eat. The almonds and noodles in the salad adds a crunchy taste to it and the dressing makes it spicy and sweet. Take a quick look at the ingredients needed.

Chinese chicken salad
1 packet of chicken noodles
1/2-cup of chopped green onions
Few sliced almonds to add crunch
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Dressing essentials:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of olive oil
Wine vinegar or same quantity of rice preferably 1/2 cup rice
2 tsp. of soy sauce
Seasoning from the ramen

To start with the Chinese chicken salad, you need to bake/grill and cube the 4 chicken breasts properly. Once this is done you have to combine all ingredients together. When the ingredients are mixed properly put the dressing on salad immediately before serving.
During summer the intake of regular diet is less but the salads with nice dressings and variety of toppings can actually work a appetizers. The summer salad recipe give involves fresh vegetables. Just go through the recipe to more about it.

Mid- summer Italian bread salad

1 clove of garlic
1 (1 pound) loaf or Italian bread preferably
1 cup of finely chopped tomatoes
1 cup of peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber
1 cup of chopped red onion
1 clove crushed garlic
2 cups of chopped fresh basil
1/8 cup of chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
If the bread is too fresh toast it till it becomes dry and crunchy.

First of all rub the peeled clove of garlic from inside of wooden salad bowl. After that chop the bread into small size pieces. Mix bread, tomato, tomato, cucumber red onions, garlic, basil and thyme in the prepared salad bowl. Finally add oil and vinegar for lightly coating. Toss and serve the Mid- summer Italian bread salad.

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14th June 2008

lfart523612:07am: Coffee Drink Recipes From Around The World

Coffee is the second highest imported commodity in todays industry, immediately behind petroleum. This beverage has become so widely known that many coffee-derivative drinks have been produced and consumed for years. Below are a few usual coffee drink recipes.

The first drink would, of course, be coffee. Grown all around the globe but especially in Ethiopia, the Middle East, Columbia and Brazil, coffee seeds are exploited, dried, and then roasted. The process in preparation is complex, but the coffee drink recipe for coffee is simple: Coffee beans, consisting of caffeine and a variety of oils indigenous to the particular environment in which the beans are cultivated.

One coffee drink, called Ca Phe Sua, well-known in Vietnam comes in two variations Ca Phe Sua Da (coffee, milk, and ice) and Ca Phe Sua Nong (coffee and milk hot). The coffee drink recipe for the first consists of the simple procedure of blending dark French Roast with a quarter to half percent of condensed milk and then pouring, through a small drip filter, over ice. The coffee drink recipe for the second is similar, but ice is withheld, leaving only hot Ca Phe Sua.

The famous and widely consumed Espresso, invented and grown in Italy and well-known all over Europe, has a wide array of coffee drink recipes. Only a couple of them are described here.

A formal Italian Espresso is created by forcing moderately hot water through high pressure (nine to ten atmospheres, or bars) into extremely fine-ground coffee to create a drink thicker in consistency than regular coffee and composed of a variety of vegetable oils, proteins, sugars, and reddish-brown foam called Crema.

Espresso has very little water. The coffee drink recipe for Caffe Americano (American Coffee), an American version of Espresso, has a higher degree of water and is created related to the drip-brew fashion.

The coffee drink recipe for Latte (Italian for milk) is a simple one: Caf a Latte, meaning Coffee and Milk, is composed of one-third Espresso and two-thirds steamed milk, poured together simultaneously into either side of the drinking cup. Caf Lattes typically have foam floating on top.

The Frappaccino is a widely known drink sold by the Starbucks coffee chain. This coffee drink recipe is as follows: one-part soluble coffee is blended with water, which in turn is mixed with an one-part proprietary liquid comprised of milk, sugar substances, and caramel flavoring and then in the end with ice. A Frappaccino has a milkshake consistency, a solid coffee flavor, and is chilled before drinking.

All of these and many other coffee drink recipes are available on the Interweb or in various recipe books. For those who love coffee, these coffee drink recipes will leave mouths watering!

Mmm, coffee! That oughta get your fire burnin!

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25th September 2006

transient_gonzo1:31am: Pornography as a legitimate topic for academic investigation....
hahahahahah - knew that would get your attention, but seriously, I have a tutor who think's that it's quite legitimate, and important to have academic research into pornography.

What do you think?

I would probably tend to agree with her, pornography has soooo much to say about society, culture and the modern male. Not just men either I think - pornography says a lot about the position and self-perception of women as well.

ohhhhh, lets start a discussion.......

6th October 2005

le_passionne6:21pm: Hey,

My name is Olivia and I'm new. I am a lover of anything beautiful and intriguing. I'm currently studying philosophy and french. I'm anglo-italian. I love music, poetry, literature, history, the future, the present and most of all, intense passsion.

There isn't much more I can say really right now. except for one burning question...

I take heed to a lot of eastern philosophy. I mean, the morals presented in ancient eastern scriptures are so deep and meaningful, telling you how to be what you are, not a perfect citizen or anything like that. Eastern philosophy tells you to be who you are and feel what you want to feel. In essence human beings are naturally meant to be compassionate and interdependent. Anyway...do you preferr Western philosophy or Eastern philosophy?


25th May 2005

goldomega12:46am: "Image" in the Music Industry
In hopes of breathing life into a much needed community, allow me to pose this question: Did Video in fact Kill the Radio Star? In other words, does a band or singer's image account for as much as/more than their musical talent? How does this impact the aesthetics of modern music?

There was a time when record labels would sign bands based on talent alone. The thought at that time was that if a band was good enough, enough interest would be made to generate sales of records and merchandise from said band. These days, many record labels have decided that talent is not enough, and that a band's "image" creates as much of a selling point as does the music. My question is whether this focus on image on the part of the music industry has overshadowed the fundamental talent required to make aesthetically pleasing music. Are executives too caught up with image and not focused enough on how their musicians make their music?

25th April 2005

tygerofdanyte2:10am: Truth about the Beautiful

            Beautiful. It's such an odd word.
            Esthetically (aesthetically for the American in me) it's comprised of three smooth-flowing syllables. To identify the three variables, they would be beau, ti and, ful. While beau as a singularity of a word (sorry been watching Farscape) is pronounced b  (Bartleby), is in conjunction with any other syllable is pronounced as by  (Bartleby). Ti in itself is pronounced as t (Bartleby), unlike bi/fi. And Ful is pronounced as f l(Bartleby), which is fine in itself. But when the three are combined with the smooth oriental sound of by , the soft yet jerky Romanic sound of t  followed by a smooth but quick Nordic f l, it's just odd.

            As I've shamefully illustrated in the last sentence, the word Beautiful seems to have been put together by meshing up three different words from three very different languages together. This isn't the case though. The etymology of Beautiful in itself is first seen in the mid 1500s through an obscure line in a publication (OED), and its signifier syllable's origin can be seen going back to early Latin and Greek.
            Going back to it's esthetic, Beautiful just doesn't sound good to the ear.  In the movie Donnie Darko, Drew Barrymore's character Karen Pommeroy talks about how a great linguist once stated that cellar door is the most Beautiful word combination in the English language. I still haven't figured out why. But, Tolkien said it, and he was a far better and more acclaimed linguist than me and I shan't question the master at his trade.

            In an essay commenting on his affection for the Welsh language [the affection is very clear in many aspects of his world Middle-Earth, and that god-like character Bombadil. Even more clearly through the Silmarillion and countless other works]

'Most English-speaking people...will admit that cellar door is 'Beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More Beautiful than, say, sky, and far more Beautiful than Beautiful. Well then, in Welsh for me cellar doors are extraordinarily frequent, and moving to the higher dimension, the words in which there is pleasure in the contemplation of the association of form and sense are abundant.'  (Wikipedia)
==end quote==

Far more Beautiful than Beautiful. He says it himself, but I take it to extremes. I don't find the word Beautiful to be at all pleasurable. And isn't that the saddest part of the word. If you take meaning from its ugliness. It's also one of the most tragic words in the English language. One of its antonyms ugly is far better pleasing than it ever could be. But, that's because of that short succinctness present within ugly. But, the word ugly in itself has that bad connotation that one looks past it's inherent shortness and dare I say it...class. Even other harsh antonyms that it possesses such as grotesque or repulsive share the same fate as ugly fares. The only two antonyms of Beautiful that I can think of that aren't good to the ear are unattractive and homely. Ironically, both words have backgrounds in words such as attractive and home, words that are directly or indirectly associated with the concept (and word) of beauty and in the end the word Beautiful.

I come near the end of my shift at work, and I’ve been typing this slowly over the hours. It's rater sad that a word that is inherent within Hume's version of Esthetics, which incidentally is also the primary esthetical philosophy, is very ugly. As I touched in the last paragraph, words connected to ugliness or the absence of beauty are apparently much more pleasing to the ear than words connected to beauty.  But, that's for another rant.


Arun K

6th April 2005

goldomega10:18pm: When we discuss art, usually we speak in terms of visual art. But why not another sensual experience? How about taste? What is your taste in taste? What sings to your palate, as opposed to your pallette? Just as an exercise, describe one dish you would classify as a work of art, then paint for us a mental picture of your favorite foodstuff.

For me personally, I enjoy the beginning of a day with a well-made Eggs Benedict with grilled canadian bacon and eggs over medium with a dash of pepper and a side of hot french vanilla tea. The eggs are just firm enough to keep from being messy, and the creamy yolks blend oh so nicely with the hollandaise. The mix is a perfect match for the firm, smoked and salty canadian bacon, which is in turn contrasted by the rough, crispy english muffin nestled beneath.

22nd March 2004

hoe_killa7:54pm: hello everyone
I wana be removed from this club, how do I go about it?
Current Mood: cheerful

7th December 2002

ex_freshbre1:37pm: Do these photos stimulate a feeling for anyone else?

7th September 2002

miruku2:59pm: what is everybody's least favourite colour(s), and for what reason..?

11th August 2002

miruku1:23pm: sexual preference is an aesthetic preference, no? :)
miruku2:04am: an intresting article on the importance of aeshetics in philosophy

"Art matters philosophically because it matters humanly."

"Aesthetics is part of value theory, and if the theory of value is philosophically important, aesthetics is philosophical important, too. How can philosophers aspire to understand the nature of value without attention to aesthetic value?"

Update: it would bloody help if i got the web address right ;p

10th August 2002

ex0teric6:16pm: Interests list: I think "epistmology" is supposed to be "epistomology", and I'm pretty sure "sences" is actually spelled "senses".
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