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Macarons

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:38

Yes, it is possible to make these at home!

Whisk 60g of egg whites (from 2 eggs) till soft peaks form.

Gradually add 75g of castor sugar. Whisk till firm peaks form.

Sift 100g of icing sugar and 75g of almond flour.

Fold the sifted icing sugar and almond flour into your egg whites together with a few drops of colouring.

Remember that the macarons will be lighter in colour after baking.

Continue folding until the batter falls off your spatula in a thick ribbon.

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Harmful Foods

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 February 2018 15:37

Foods can generally be termed as those edibles which nourish the body. There are, however, certain foods that adversely affect the body. These can be termed as “harmful foods”.

Harmful foods can be divided into two categories:

1. Foods that are not beneficial to anybody.

2. Foods that do not agree with certain people.

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‘Mise en Place’

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 January 2018 08:39

In the world of food preparation, there is a concept that is greatly emphasized– the concept of mise en place. Actually a French term, it means ‘putting everything into place’. Thus, mise en place is where before preparing a dish, a person first takes out the necessary ingredients in the required amounts, finds the utensils that will be used and ensures that everything is in a state of preparedness before commencing. Once ‘all the ducks are in a row’, it becomes easy for a person to prepare even a complex dish.

On the converse, imagine that just as the onions begin to brown, the cook realizes that the meat still hasn’t been washed and cut. As he rushes to wash and cut the meat, he realizes that he doesn’t have some of the necessary ingredients for the dish he wanted to prepare. As he rushes out the door to buy the missing ingredients, he realizes that one of the utensils that he will need has been lent to someone. Obviously, the result will be nothing short of a disaster!

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GPS Programming

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Last Updated on Friday, 26 January 2018 06:30

From Garmin to TomTom and every GPS app besides – the choices are endless when it comes to finding a solution to safe navigation and guidance to the destination. With a GPS in hand, a person feels at home on even foreign roads, casually driving about and comfortably commuting from one point to the next.

However, imagine for a moment that a person is all alone and driving through the wilderness at night. Suddenly, he enters an area that is ill-reputed to be fraught with hijackers and robbers. As he enters this area, his GPS system goes absolutely haywire. The system ‘speaks’ and tells him to turn left, but when he glances at the screen, it clearly shows that he should proceed straight ahead without taking any turns. It is not farfetched to believe that this person would break out into a sweat and panic, as he would not know which direction to take in this most dangerous of places.

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Frozen Banana Pops

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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:24

A fun (and healthy!) snack to make with your kids.

You will need:

6 bananas

280g of chocolate

12 popsicle sticks

Assorted chopped nuts/sprinkles/coconut

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