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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
8:07 pm
[ramba1400]
5 Romantic Dining Places in Singapore


1) Alkaff Mansion - 10 Telok Blangah Green
Alkaff Mansion is pre-war luxurious bungalow with rich history behind it. Located on a hill, it overlooks a beautiful park and enjoy a spectacular view of Singapore Habour and sea.
It is a 2 storey Mansion Restaurant with nightly live music, good food and great service.

The Mansion was owned by the wealthy Alkaff family whose ancestors arrived in Singapore from Indonesia in 1852. It was used as a retreat house for the Alkaff family and a place to entertain their guests with songs, dance and food.

The Mansion was later abandoned after World War II. It later caught the attention of the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board in 1986 and was restored its past glory. The Mansion was later converted into a restaurant and yet retaining the old world charm of the Alkaffs.

2) Jewel Box
Jewel Box is bar cum restaurant over 90m above sea level, located at Mt. Faber, it is a popular place frequently by courting couples.
You can enjoy the privacy and tranquility of nature surrounded by flora and Fauna as you overlook the beautiful city and harbour scenary. Jewel Box is just a few minutes cable car ride away from the popular Singapore resort island Sentosa.

3) Sky Dining on Cable car.
This is yet another unusual way couples spend their evening. On board of a cable car where candle light dinner is prepared for you, dine at 70m above sea-level, have total privacy inside a cable car as you dine and admire the beautiful harbour and city view of Singapore.

4) CHIJMES
CHIJMES is a formal girl's convent with a spacious and stylish courtyard. Located right in the heart of Singapore busy city, this place is a popular wine and dine area with more than 20 restaurants, pubs and clubs with live band performances.
Sit at its breezy courtyard under the starry night sipping glass of wine after a sumptuous meal is a wonderful romantic experience.

5) One Fullerton
Dinner by the bay enjoy the night breeze and watching the busy bumboats ferrying people around.
Here you can find a few restaurants with perfect ambience to blend with the bay. The Esplanade, Theatre by the Bay is just across the sea, you may even hear the faint music coming from the outdoor stage from the Esplanade.
Choose a restaurant that is slightly further from the Merlion (landmark of Singapore) will help to provide you a quiet dinner away from the tourists.

To learn more about Singapore and what it has to offer, visit Best Singapore Travel Guide




About the Author: Soh is the author and the webmaster of .best-singapore-travel-guide.com
She develops websites to provide information on the topics of her interest. These includes stock marketing investing, fising, cooking, healthy living etc..




shit! gourmet coffee beans - a brief overview
7:07 pm
[ramba1400]
Cultural food - Special Confinement food for after delivery care.


Among the Asian, many ethnic groups have their own after birth dietary care. This is based on the belief that the health of the mother is significantly weakened during the childbearing period and the labour process where lots of blood is lost.

For the Ethnic Chinese, the first 30 days after child birth is called the 'confinement period'. It is also the most crucial 'window period' where the mother's body is able to absorb the required nutrients in it's maximum capacity. During the confinement period, the new mother is to stay at home and avoid going out so as to minimise the exposure to wind (adverse weather condition) and crowd.

A live-in confinement lady is usually employed to do the cooking and caring of the mother and the new born.

There are variations in the type of food and the cooking among the different dialect groups (or different provinces in China). However, the main ingredients used are essentially the same.

In Chinese Confinement food, the main ingredients and herbs used are Ginger, wine and black vinegar.

Ginger is thought to possess warm and heaty properties which is needed to 'drive away the winds' in the body. The pores of the skins are believed to have opened up and the joints loosen to prepare for
labour and remain in a loose state for a short period after delivery. This is when the 'winds' from the climate will enter the body if one is exposed to a windy environment. The ginger would counter the coolness and the wind effect on the body.

Black vinegar is used to cleanse the womb of residual blood clot. It is commonly cooked with Ginger and Pig trotters and simmer for several hours until the trotters are tender and tasty. This dish is cooked in large pot and eaten over several days.

Wine especially tonic wine is helpful in warming and nourishing the body. It is also believed to help in the blood production and circulatory process. Therefore, food or soup are cooked with lot of wine and ginger for this reason.

Confinement mothers are also encouraged to drink tonic wine. If she is breastfeeding, timing of wine consumption will have to be carefully planned out.

Another common dish for breastfeeding mum is fish soup cooked with ginger and raw papaya. It is extremely effective in inducing milk production by the milk glands.

The Chinese believe that failure to eat these food during the confinement period will result in the woman aging faster, experience joint pain and other health problem in later part of their lives.

To learn more about cooking, cuisines and other cooking news, visit Whats Cooking




About the Author: Webmaster of whats-cooking.info




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8:07 am
[ramba1400]
Smoker Cooking, Is It For You?


There are many ways to cook outdoors. And if you ask anyone that loves to prepare their meals this way, you will find many differing opinions as to what is the best way to perform this task. There are probably two main ways to cook outside and that is with the barbecue grill or with a smoker.

Many will explain that using the barbecue grill is the best way. This way of cooking is a great way to prepare a meal in a relatively short time and is normally the first method that is learned by many. Anyone that uses this method will have different opinions as to which is better the wood grill, the propane grill or the charcoal grill.

Those in the other camp will rave about how smoker cooking is the best route. This is a longer method but delivers a very delicious, moist flavorful meal. And, again, those that support this method will be divided as to the best smoker be it gas, wood, or electric.

Both methods have their pros and cons but the one that I prefer is smoker cooking.

What Is A Smoker?

Most cookers do not provide the heat directly to the meat. They are constructed so that the fire is normally in an offset fire chamber. This is so that the heat and smoke will move around and thru the meat indirectly. The food will never come in direct contact with the flame and as such will not get burned. Also, because the meat is not directly over the flame, any juices or oils that may drop will not cause the flame to flare up.

Probably the biggest difference between barbecue cooking and smoker cooking is that the wood is used to generate a flavorful smoke and not just the heat. There are many types of wood that can be used in a smoker. The different types will provide a very different flavor.

One of the most popular wood to use is that of the hickory tree. This creates a heavy, smoky flavor. The smoke created by wood from fruit trees like apple and pecan will generate a lighter, sweeter flavor. Another wood that is used in the southwest is that of the mesquite tree.

If You Are An Impatient Person, Do Not Use A Smoker

If you want a meal that will be ready in a short period of time, smoker cooking is not for you. It is a process that takes more time than it would using the barbecue grill. This is due to the fact that the meat is not placed directly over the heat source. Obviously, the length of time will vary with the type of meat and the temperature in the smoker.

When you are smoking a piece of meat that weighs about 4 pounds this should take more than two hours. On the other hand, cooking the same piece of meat on a barbecue grill may take less than an hour.

What Can You Smoke?

The only limitation as to what you can cook on a smoker is your imagination. Any meat that you can cook on a kitchen stove or a barbecue grill, you can cook on a smoker. You will find many recipes for cooking all kinds of different meats. Some of the more popular dishes include pork ribs, fish, chicken, turkey, and the famous beef brisket.

Along with the different flavors you will get from the different woods, you can change the taste by the use of the meal by the way you season the dish. Another way to enhance the flavor is to place fruit juices in a bowl over the heat source. I have used pineapple and apple juices with some garlic in a bowl to create a very different taste.

When it comes to cooking outdoors, there are a few ways that you can go. But, when you talk to most cooks, they normally have one way to approach this taks. The way that I prefer is the use of a smoker.




About the Author: Dave Owen is the webmaster for Bbq Heaven. For more information as to how to cook outdoors visit BBQ Heaven




I like it - best recipes: amaretto peach cheesecake
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
3:07 am
[ramba1400]
low carb diets recipes


Take the time to read the following article, Surely you will gain from the inquiry that been conducted in order for it to be written.


For the person who is on a low carb dieting food can sometimes be a problem. To ward off this problem when it is time to shop for groceries you can opt some low carb diets recipes that will not only taste great but are also good for you. Of course the foods in the low carb diets recipes that you take will influence your choices in shopping. There are many low carb diets recipes that you can decide upon to make your meals.


Eventually you must take care that your recipe choices are in line with your dieting program. By choosing different diet recipes from other low carb diets as well you may end up with more calories and carbs in your meals than you expected. As each low carb diet has certain foods that you can use in their diets they have for conveniences sake low carb diets recipes that you can use.


Each of these low carb diets recipes is divided into sections. You will find that there are sections with a list of breakfast foods, appetizers, salads, main courses, desserts andsometimes there will also be a connoisseur&rsquo;s department on low carb diets recipes. These recipes not only give you the ingredients that you will need to buy, but they also have various nutrional info that is critical when you are on a diet.


There are many another low carb diets that can fit your idea of what you want to achieve. Many of the low carb diets recipes that you will find on these diets are very easygoing for you to fix and they also have the added gain of taste good, being very simple and delicious.


To find all these great low carb diets recipes you can check out the versatile book shops and your library for books that will contain low carb diets recipes. There is also the alternate of seeing what your favourite Net search engine has in the way of low carb recipes. When you really start your search on the cyberspace you might just get swamped at the sheer number of links for low carb diets recipes.


So calm down and decide which one of these low carbrecipe pages will have the best taste goodies that you can cook. Inaddition you will need info about the carb issue that is in these low carb diets recipes. Consequently when you scroll through all of the diverse recipes that beat your eye take a bit to see the nutritional valuate of these low carb recipes. This way you will be acquiring low carb diets recipes that look fabulous, sample terrific and have the added gain of being be good for you.


There are many more clause like this one on my site. Thanks for reading! Keep browsing.





About the Author:

Michael Malega presents several Low Carb Diets Recipes articles for your information. You can visit Michael's web site here low carb diets recipes



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Monday, June 9th, 2008
5:07 am
[ramba1400]
Best Rated Gas Grills Under $300


The first of the best rated gas grills under $300 is the Brinkman Pro Series 2210. A very basic grill, it offers a 636 total square inch area for cooking, which is very large in comparison to most in this price range. Its 12000 btu burning capacity is not that powerful, but it does offer three burners.

While the cart on this gas bbq is not as sturdy as it could be the burners are made of cast iron and should last a very long time. This grill was designed to be very large and quite inexpensive. It succeeds on both counts.

The next on our group of top rated gas grills under $300 is another Brinkman Pro Series, model 4400. This grill is found at Wal-Mart. Designed to look like a knockoff of a Weber grill, it has some stainless steel construction and good cast iron burners. The heat output on this grill is good.

This member of the best gas barbecues under $300 family has four burners, giving off 15,000 btus of power each, 630 square inches of grill area, a 12,000 btu side burner made of brass, and a cast coated in porcelain.

Brinkman again earns another grill listing as one of the best rated gas grills under $300 with its Charmglow grill. Sold only at Home Depot, this grill is made completely of stainless steel. It is heavy and durable, the primary reason it is one of the top gas bbqs under $300, with 45,000 btus and 456 square inches of cooking area.




About the Author: Judy Simpson makes it quick and easy to find the best barbecue gas grills. Read expert information here.




Luck link best recipes: ice cream cookie pizza
Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
5:28 pm
[megumipie]
I should probably rejoin the group dedicated to something so delicious as mangoes...and me of course..ha ha..I'm not conceded.
Saturday, June 19th, 2004
6:12 pm
[twistedxsandman]
real mangos taste better than jucie. but then again i havent had the juice. what does the jucie taste like?
Friday, January 2nd, 2004
11:06 pm
[ttgoddess]
Heya. I'm back, suckas.
Thursday, April 17th, 2003
9:24 am
[ttgoddess]
Can someone get me mango juice for my birfday?
Monday, February 17th, 2003
11:13 am
[ttgoddess]
This upsets me! No one has given me any Mango Juice since my birfday! I want mango juice daaaamn yooou!!
Saturday, January 25th, 2003
10:59 pm
[ttgoddess]
Hey! why did people stop posting in my commitee, yo?! This is whack!
Thursday, March 21st, 2002
5:17 pm
[ttgoddess]
We all know I am a mango slut, no?

Current Mood: complacent
Friday, March 15th, 2002
7:11 pm
[ttgoddess]
Ok, i need a life
Monday, February 18th, 2002
4:35 pm
[superspam]
This communitee rules
Sunday, February 17th, 2002
12:21 pm
[ttgoddess]
this community feels so empty.

Current Mood: cranky
Friday, February 15th, 2002
6:12 pm
[ttgoddess]
I need energy...must have energy
Thursday, February 14th, 2002
9:45 pm
[devi02]
Marianne is the best person in the world. She's better than me, even.

I can't say I really like People magazine (although compared to most non-gay magazines out there, it's not bad...just very...media-ish...), but she should definately be in People's 50 Most Beautiful People.
7:19 pm
[ttgoddess]
I got my girl scout cookies today!! it made me so happy!! super super happy!!

Current Mood: pleased
Saturday, February 9th, 2002
9:53 pm
[ttgoddess]
This is so cute chris, i love you.

Current Mood: amused
9:24 pm
[hamlettwisty]
Well I'm going to Hang with Mango Goddess. tomorrow. More pictures to follow. Blah. So this shrine in her name will go un written in for a few days.
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