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Welcome back! Time certainly flies when you are having fun

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TIDES

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History

we focus on the Love of Food, and the joys

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SUPER HERO FOODS

associated with it. From the History of Food to

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Where to find us

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weird things for travellers

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household tips

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a taste of things

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BARAZA

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jokes

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all about cigars

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at the movies

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it’s in the bag

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our marine environment

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a trusty workhorse

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competitions

and living life in Style! In this month’s Issue

interesting, fun facts and recipes from around the world, you will thoroughly enjoy reading these articles - and cooking up a storm! Check our travel tips for safer travels. Enter our fabulous competitions to win experiences & other prizes. Stretch well with Yoga tips and learn why bones are bad for your dogs. Another bumper issue. Enjoy and look forward to Issue 4! The Style Team

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says who / pic of the month

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yoga

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THE food edition

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exercise on the move

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under cover

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a gods gift

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CHANGING WITH THE

tides

Did you know? Some shorelines experience two almost equal high tides and two low tides each day, called a semi-diurnal tide. Here is your handy tide table for July 2013. Day High Low High Low High Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 12:07 AM EAT / 1.94 m Thu 4 1:25 AM EAT / 1.97 m Fri 5 2:26 AM EAT / 2.09 m Sat 6 3:11 AM EAT / 2.24 m Sun 7 3:49 AM EAT / 2.39 m Mon 8 4:23 AM EAT / 2.52 m Tue 9 4:55 AM EAT / 2.63 m Wed 10 5:27 AM EAT / 2.70 m Thu 11 5:58 AM EAT / 2.74 m Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 12:18 AM EAT / 1.97 m Sat 20 1:41 AM EAT / 2.14 m Sun 21 2:44 AM EAT / 2.39 m Mon 22 3:35 AM EAT / 2.67 m Tue 23 4:21 AM EAT / 2.91 m Wed 24 5:04 AM EAT / 3.09 m Thu 25 5:45 AM EAT / 3.18 m Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Mon 29 Tue 30 Wed 31

3:40 AM EAT / 0.56 m 4:47 AM EAT / 0.73 m 6:03 AM EAT / 0.80 m 7:14 AM EAT / 0.77 m 8:10 AM EAT / 0.67 m 8:55 AM EAT / 0.54 m 9:35 AM EAT / 0.41 m 10:11 AM EAT / 0.30 m 10:45 AM EAT / 0.23 m 11:18 AM EAT / 0.20 m 11:50 AM EAT / 0.20 m 12:17 AM EAT / 0.01 m 12:47 AM EAT / 0.07 m 1:19 AM EAT / 0.17 m 1:54 AM EAT / 0.30 m 2:36 AM EAT / 0.46 m 3:30 AM EAT / 0.61 m 4:45 AM EAT / 0.72 m 6:13 AM EAT / 0.70 m 7:32 AM EAT / 0.54 m 8:34 AM EAT / 0.30 m 9:27 AM EAT / 0.07 m 10:15 AM EAT / -0.12 m 11:00 AM EAT / -0.22 m 11:43 AM EAT / -0.23 m 12:09 AM EAT / -0.35 m 12:46 AM EAT / -0.21 m 1:24 AM EAT / -0.00 m 2:03 AM EAT / 0.25 m 2:46 AM EAT / 0.52 m 3:41 AM EAT / 0.78 m

Moon 10:21 AM EAT / 2.45 m 4:40 PM EAT / 0.84 m 10:42 PM EAT / 2.04 m 11:35 AM EAT / 2.39 m 6:07 PM EAT / 0.88 m 12:49 PM EAT / 2.43 m 7:25 PM EAT / 0.78 m 1:51 PM EAT / 2.54 m 8:23 PM EAT / 0.63 m 2:41 PM EAT / 2.68 m 9:06 PM EAT / 0.46 m 3:21 PM EAT / 2.82 m 9:43 PM EAT / 0.31 m 3:57 PM EAT / 2.94 m 10:16 PM EAT / 0.17 m 4:30 PM EAT / 3.02 m 10:47 PM EAT / 0.07 m New Moon 5:02 PM EAT / 3.07 m 11:17 PM EAT / 0.00 m 5:33 PM EAT / 3.06 m 11:47 PM EAT / -0.02 m 6:03 PM EAT / 3.01 m 6:29 AM EAT / 2.74 m 12:23 PM EAT / 0.25 m 6:35 PM EAT / 2.90 m 7:02 AM EAT / 2.72 m 12:58 PM EAT / 0.34 m 7:08 PM EAT / 2.76 m 7:38 AM EAT / 2.67 m 1:37 PM EAT / 0.46 m 7:44 PM EAT / 2.57 m 8:19 AM EAT / 2.60 m 2:23 PM EAT / 0.60 m 8:28 PM EAT / 2.36 m 9:09 AM EAT / 2.51 m 3:22 PM EAT / 0.74 m 9:24 PM EAT / 2.14 m First Quarter 10:15 AM EAT / 2.46 m 4:42 PM EAT / 0.83 m 10:43 PM EAT / 1.98 m 11:37 AM EAT / 2.48 m 6:17 PM EAT / 0.77 m 12:58 PM EAT / 2.63 m 7:37 PM EAT / 0.56 m 2:06 PM EAT / 2.87 m 8:37 PM EAT / 0.28 m 3:02 PM EAT / 3.12 m 9:27 PM EAT / 0.01 m 3:51 PM EAT / 3.33 m 10:11 PM EAT / -0.20 m Full Moon 4:36 PM EAT / 3.45 m 10:51 PM EAT / -0.35 m 5:19 PM EAT / 3.46 m 11:30 PM EAT / -0.40 m 5:59 PM EAT / 3.37 m 6:26 AM EAT / 3.18 m 12:25 PM EAT / -0.13 m 6:39 PM EAT / 3.18 m 7:06 AM EAT / 3.08 m 1:07 PM EAT / 0.06 m 7:19 PM EAT / 2.91 m 7:48 AM EAT / 2.91 m 1:51 PM EAT / 0.30 m 7:59 PM EAT / 2.60 m 8:32 AM EAT / 2.69 m 2:39 PM EAT / 0.58 m 8:44 PM EAT / 2.29 m Last Quarter 9:24 AM EAT / 2.46 m 3:39 PM EAT / 0.83 m 9:40 PM EAT / 1.99 m 10:32 AM EAT / 2.28 m 5:05 PM EAT / 1.00 m 11:04 PM EAT / 1.80 m


Sunrise Sunset 6:34 AM EAT 6:18 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:18 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:19 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:19 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:19 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:19 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:19 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:20 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:20 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:20 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:20 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:21 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:22 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:35 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT 6:34 AM EAT 6:23 PM EAT


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MAKONDE CARVING

The Makonde TRIBE

In our 3rd edition of natural people of Tanzania, The Makonde Tribe have a rich History worth noting. The Makonde are an ethnic group

into the village of their wives. Their

The Makonde are known for their

in southeast Tanzania and northern

traditional religion is an animistic form

tattoos, which was considered as a

Mozambique. The Makonde developed

of ancestor worship and still continues,

regional indicator and each tribe

their culture on the Mueda Plateau

although Makonde of Tanzania

preferred specific motifs that were

in Mozambique. At present they live

are nominally Muslim and those of

laid down in a variety of set patterns.

throughout Tanzania and Mozambique

Mozambique are Catholic or Muslim.

The face and other parts of the body

and have a small presence in Kenya.

The Makonde successfully resisted

contained chevrons, angles, zigzag

The Makonde population in Tanzania

predation by African, Arab, and

and straight lines with an occasional

was estimated in 2001 to be 1 140 000,

European slavers. They did not fall

circle, diamond, dot, or animal figure.

and just 6 years ago sat at 233 358 in

under colonial power until the 1920s.

Today these patterns have remained

Mozambique, for a total estimate of 1

During the 1960s the revolution

largely intact since each generation of

373 358.

which drove the Portuguese out of

Makonde tattooists has only slightly

The language spoken is Makonde,

Mozambique was launched from

modified their oeuvre, obeying

also known as ChiMakonde, a Bantu

the Makonde homeland of the

traditional principles that guide

language closely related to Yao.

Mueda Plateau. At one period this

their work. To date, the only major

Many speak other languages such as

revolutionary movement known as

innovation within tattooing tradition

English in Tanzania, Portuguese in

‘Frelimo’ derived a part of its financial

is the technology itself; and the old

Mozambique, and Swahili and Makua

support from the sale of Makonde

triangular tattoo knife has been

in both countries. The Makonde are

carvings. The Makonde are best known

replaced by a finer razor-bladed model

traditionally a matrilineal society

for their wood carvings and their

that cuts the skin more evenly and

where children and inheritances

observances of puberty rites.

accurately.

belong to women, and husbands move


The Makonde are known for their tattoos, which was considered as a regional indicator and each tribe preferred specific motifs that were laid down in a variety of set patterns.

MAKONDE CARVING

MYTHS:

represented in the sculpture is a devil The founding myth seems to be

figure popularly known as “Shetani”

The Makonde beliefs mention a myth

the original inspiration of the

in Swahili. The Makonde sculptures

of origin, about a man who lived alone

traditional wood carving, for which

have been adept at representing this

in the bush. He carved a statue, which,

the Makonde are famous for. This

grotesque, indefinable, but persistent

in the night, became a woman. He

art is very important to their life. It

figure of Makonde folklore and

married her, and together they went

projects the diversity of life’s themes

consciousness. The mask, a special and

to the river to bathe. She gave birth to

so comprehensively that it can be

most noticeable form of Makonde

three children, the first two of whom

considered a discursive tradition in its

sculpture, is regularly used in dances.

died. The third child survived. These are

own right.

They wear such masks to represent human or animal spirits.

the ancestors of the Makonde. Makonde folktales present a wide This myth is supposed to account for

array of characters. These may be

various aspects of Makonde culture.

human, human-¬like, or non-human.

The mythical first ancestor directed

Hare, the main trickster in the folklore

his descendants to bury their dead

of eastern and southern Africa, appears

upright, since their mother came to

in this role. Other characters from this

life from a statue that was standing.

region, such as Lion, Hyena, Elephant

The myth also helps to account for

and Antelope are also prevalent in

the fact that the woman occupies

Makonde folktales.

such an elevated position within the Makonde society. There is a distinct

There are close linkages between

cult of feminine ancestors, who are

Makonde folklore and sculpture.

sometimes deified. The mother plays a

Makonde sculpture often represents

very important role; in time of death

themes, characters, and episodes from

or distress, the Makonde pray to their

Makonde folklore. One of the most

mothers.

prevalent and memorable characters


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A young lady visited the Government

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Matchmaker for Marriage and

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Be A Millionaire? He doesn’t know the

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Can you please help me to find a

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He says to the baker, give me a cookie,

requirements please.”

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Give me another cookie for my magic

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me interesting stories when I need a

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companion for conversation and be silent when I want to rest.”

too.

Clever Magic

Then he says again: Give me one more

The Officer listened carefully and

A Kiwi and an Australian go to a pastry

cookie... The baker is getting angry

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The Australian eats this one too.

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CELEBRATING

Cigars “A fine cigar is the essence of life. The tobacco plant comes from the earth, from which we ourselves were created. Like ourselves, each leaf grows and is nurtured individually, acquiring its own characteristics, and is then graded, sorted, and matured according to their special abilities.“ As tobacco comes to its graduation

islands of the Caribbean, Columbus

mechanized manufacturing of cigars

in the making of cigars, as with the

encountered it again in Cuba,

became the norm.

making of adults, some is left on

where he and his men settled. It was

the cutting room table and become

discovered that the Taínos on the

In 1869, a Spanish cigar manufacturer,

ordinary, run-of-the-mill products.

island of Cuba smoked a primitive form

Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his

Some graduate into leadership and

of cigar, with twisted, dried tobacco

operations from the important cigar

areas of responsibility, but a few

leaves rolled in other leaves such as

manufacturing center of Havana, Cuba

achieve greatness, and even a touch of

palm or plantain.

to Key West, Florida. In 1885, Ybor

immortality.” -Prince Sined Yar Maharg

moved to Tampa, Florida and built As time progressed, other European

The differences in the social habits of

sailors adopted the smoking of rolled

people may be apparent as soon as

leaves, as did the Conquistadors, and

they pull out a cigar to smoke. The

smoking primitive cigars spread to

cigar is a product that is considered

Spain and Portugal. Eventually, this

high- end and thus certain social

hobby spread to France, done so by

ramifications and attitudes go with it.

Jean Nicot, the French ambassador to

People who smoke cigars are generally

Portugal, and hence the name nicotine

considered to be sophisticated

came into existence. Later, this hobby

and wealthy. Not only this, there

spread to Italy and eventually to

is a definite aura of hauteur and

Britain. By the 17th century, tobacco

confidence in a person who can master

was commercially grown in America

the look that goes with smoking a

and proved to have medicinal qualities,

cigar, and people are bound to be

but there were some who considered

captivated. We need only look at

it “evil”, such as Philip II of Spain and

historical figures as an example of

James I of England.

this; King Edward VII, Sigmund Freud, Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, Che

Around 1592, the Spanish ship San

Guevara, Groucho Marx.

Clemente brought 50 kilograms of

Where it all began

tobacco seed to the Philippines. The seed was then distributed among the

It is said that the explorer Christopher

Roman Catholic missionaries, who

Columbus introduced cigars to Europe.

found fertile soils for growing high-

In 1492 he stumbled upon tobacco

quality tobacco on Philippine soil.

for the first time on the island of

In the 19th century, cigar-smoking

Hispaniola where he became fascinated

became a common pastime, and

with the peculiar fragrance the dry

the cigar business was becoming an

leaves were emitting. As tobacco

important industry, with factories

was widely diffused among all the

employing many people before

The cigar is a product that is considered high- end and thus certain social ramifications and attitudes go with it.


the the largest cigar factory in the world at the time. His

Today, the cigar industry is a multi-billion dollar business

rival, Ignacio Haya, built his own factory nearby in the same

and tobacco is grown in countries such as Brazil, Cameroon,

year, and many other cigar manufacturers soon followed.

Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico,

Thousands of Cuban and Spanish tobacconists came to

Nicaragua, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain (Canary

the area from Key West, Cuba and New York to produce

Islands), and the Eastern United States.

hundreds of millions of cigars annually. In 1929, the tobacco industry had reached its peak when workers in West Tampa,

What makes a cigar?

Florida rolled over 500,000,000 “clear Havana� cigars, earning the town the nickname “Cigar Capital of the World.

There are many cigar brands, each of them filled with premium quality tobacco and other minerals. Each brand is

By 1935, there were 80,000 cigar-making operations in the

certified and is high-end because they are usually made with

United States, most of them small, family-operated shops

a lot more effort than is normally required to manufacture

where cigars were rolled and sold immediately. Whilst most

cigarettes. Over and above this, to ensure that a cigar

cigars are mechanically manufactured today, some, as a

tastes amazing, it requires to age for a long period of time,

matter of prestige and quality, are still rolled by hand! This is

sometimes years. This requires time and patience, which is

especially true in Central America and Cuba. Boxes of hand-

why the product is so highly priced and makes an ordinary

rolled cigars bear the phrase totalmente a mano (totally by

brand turn into a top premium brand.

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There are four distinctive characteristics of cigars, namely,

The majority of a cigar is made up of wrapped-up bunches

wrappers, fillers binders and shape.

of leaves inside the wrapper known as fillers. Fillers of various strengths are usually blended to produce desired

The cigar wrapper (outermost leaves), come from the widest

cigar flavours. In the cigar industry this is referred to as a

part of the plant and determines that cigar’s flavour and

“blend”. Fillers can be either long or short; long filler uses

colour. There are over 100 wrapper shades but the seven

whole leaves and is of a better quality, while short filler, also

most common classifications are as follows, from lightest to

called “mixed”, uses chopped leaves, and stems.

darkest: Short filler cigars are easy to identify when smoked since they often burn hotter and tend to release bits of leaf into the smoker’s mouth. Long filled cigars of high quality should burn evenly and consistently. Also available is a filler called “sandwich” (sometimes “Cuban sandwich”) which is a cigar made by rolling short leaf inside long outer leaf. If a cigar is completely constructed (filler, binder and wrapper) of tobacco from only one country, it is referred to in the cigar industry as a “puro” which in Spanish means “pure.” Binders are elastic leaves used to hold together the bunches of fillers. Binders are wrappers that are rejected because of holes, blemishes, discoloration, or excess veins. In general,  

Colour

Description

Double Claro

Very light, slightly green which is achieved by picking leaves before maturity and drying quickly, the colour coming from chlorophyll, now rare

Claro

Very light tan or yellowish, depicting shade-grown tobacco

Colorado Claro

Medium brown

Colorado

Distinctive reddish-brown (also called Rosado or Corojo)

Colorado

Darker brown, often associated with

Maduro

African wrappers from Cameroon, and Honduran or Nicaraguan grown wrappers from Cuban seed.

Maduro

Very dark brown or black, primarily grown in Connecticut, Mexico, Nicaragua and Brazil.

Oscuro

Very black, (also called Double Maduro), often oily in appearance; has become more popular and mainly grown in Cuba, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico, and Connecticut, US

they are thicker and heartier than their wrapper leaf counterparts. The most common cigar shape is the Parejo, sometimes referred to as simply “coronas”, which have traditionally been the benchmark against which all other cigar formats are measured. They have a cylindrical body, straight sides, one end open, and a round tobacco-leaf “cap” on the other end which must be sliced off, have a V-shaped notch made in it with a special cutter, or punched through before smoking. The Torpedo is like a parejo except that the cap is pointed. The Pyramid has a broad foot and evenly narrows to a pointed cap. The Perfecto is narrow at both ends and bulged in the middle. The Presidente has characteristics of both the parejo and torpedo.


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What cigar brand should you be smoking? While countries such as the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua are now well known for producing excellent premium cigars, Cuba has usually been considered the premier cigar-making country. Even most of the great Dominican, American, and other cigar manufacturers active today can trace their roots to Cubans who brought the cigar industry to that country. However, there are many cigars that are portrayed in a certain manner to the world, leading to bigger sales numbers and larger shares in the market. The following five cigar brands are considered by many to be prestigious and famous:

Cohiba – Originated from Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and are known for their high
quality premium cigars that are touched off with an African Cameroon wrapper.

Monte Cristo – Originated in Cuba and Dominican Republic, and has been around for more 
than 75 years. It distributes the finest quality cigars all across the world and has a very particular texture
 and consistency.

Gurkha – An old brand that was established during the colonial times when the British
 took over the sub Continent. It is infused with rare cognac, making it highly expensive and a rare commodity, if one wishes 
to own it.

Padron – Has been around since 1926 and are made of Cuban seeds, which are allowed to
 age for up to 2 ½ years. They are quite unique tasting and are smoothly blended to create consistency 
of flavour. These are some of the finest cigars and are well known amongst their patrons.

Romeo y Julieta – This is an aromatic, smooth blend of tobacco wrapped up in high quality blunt wrap,
and has been one of the most sought after cigar brands in history. These cigars
 are hand-rolled in Cuba and are rich in cultural heritage.

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Frequently asked questions about cigars “What smells so? Has somebody been burning a Rag, or is there a Dead Mule in the Back yard?” -Eugene Field As more men (and women) are starting to smoke cigars, there are questions asked that would make the art of smoking them very gratifying.

How do you cut a cigar? Typically you want to remove an 1/8 inch or less. Where to cut is going to vary some from cigar to cigar, but you want to leave part of the cap on to hold the cigar together. Using a guillotine style cutter, snip the cigar at the shoulder, where the head begins to slope toward the body of the cigar.

Does one remove the cellophane around the cigar? Some cigars arrive individually cellophaned, while others are “naked.” There is an argument for or against removing the cellophane, and thus it is left up to the individual. The argument against: if you have several brands in the humidor, the flavour of each brand will intermingle and “marry,” and the uniqueness of the cigar will be diminished over time. The cellophane will also help trap in moisture to a certain degree for shorter storage periods. The argument for: if it’s the only brand you plan to store in your humidor they will age better in the cedar-lined environment if left naked.

How do you light a cigar? The pre-smoke ritual is one of the most enjoyable aspects of cigar smoking. First, prime the cigar by rotating the end just above the flame, allowing equal exposure to the entire foot of the cigar. This allows the natural oils in the leaves to heat up. Then, without letting the flame actually touch the cigar, hold the flame ½” from the end and draw gently while rotating the cigar to ensure an even burn.

What makes a proper lighter for cigars? There are 2 critical features one should look for. First, the type of fuel it uses. It must be a clean burning fuel such as butane. Chemical or kerosene-like odours will alter the taste of the cigar. Secondly, the lighter must provide a large enough flame to light the whole cigar.


How do you smoke a cigar?

The amount of time you age a cigar is a matter of personal

Don’t rush! Only take a puff or two about every 45 seconds.

preference. In general, age them at least a year for optimum

Smoking it faster can cause the cigar to taste bad. Also, do

effect. However, keep in mind that some cigars, after aging

not inhale your cigar. You should only take the smoke into

will have pleasantly rich flavours, even though they may

your mouth.

not smell that good. Example, Maduro-wrapped cigars are artificially “cooked” or “cured” to achieve the dark

How far down should one smoke the cigar?”

colouration of the wrapper and the distinctively strong, sweet flavour. Another example is larger ring gauge cigars.

You can smoke a cigar as far down as long you still enjoy.

The thicker the cigar, the greater the variety of tobacco

Some men have carved toothpicks to stick into the side of

leaves and hence, the more complex the final flavour of the

the cigar to avoid burning their fingers!

aged cigar will be. Of course, the environment in which they are stored is crucial.

Do the opposite ends of the cigar have different names?” Yes. The end you cut and smoke though is the “cap”. The

Indulging in things of the finest quality is a sign of living

end you light is called a “foot”.

well and who does not want such a life? A cigar is one such thing that can exemplify the kind of man one is and what

How do you store cigars?

kind of a lifestyle one leads, as it accompanies most lavish

• Decide on a plastic bag, box or a humidor.


activities. Cigars depict a sign of worldliness - people tend

• Set the temperature. Store cigars between 64 and 70 degrees

to consider cigar-smokers as such and immediately think of

• Monitor the humidity. Be sure to keep the cigars at a

them as having exciting personalities and broad horizons.

relative humidity level of 68 to 74 percent.
 • Keep the cigars in an air-tight environment, be sure to expose the cigars to fresh air every two weeks or so. • Cigars can be stored indefinitely if the above measures are done correctly.

Cigar smokers are considered quite intellectual, as they emit a sense that is intelligent and thoughtful, but most of a good cigar is a trusty companion -.when one wishes to get away from a hectic life and retreat to the confines of a peaceful library, a cigar can serve as the ideal companion. Its company is thoroughly enjoyable, while it still respects the solitude one yearns for.

“There is nothing more agreeable than having a place where one can throw on the floor as many cigar butts as one pleases without the subconscious fear of a maid who is waiting like a sentinel to place an ashtray where the ashes are going to fall.” -Fidel Castro

How do you age a cigar?


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To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised...

Pacific Rim

Despicable Me 2

When legions of monstrous creatures,

to two unlikely heroes—a washed up

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed

known as Kaiju, started rising from

former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an

filmmaking team create an all-new

the sea, a war began that would

untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who

comedy adventure featuring the

take millions of lives and consume

are teamed to drive a legendary but

return of (former?) super-villain Gru

humanity’s resources for years on

seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the

(Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the

end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a

past. Together, they stand as mankind’s

unpredictably hilarious Minions...and

special type of weapon was devised:

last hope against the mounting

a host of new and outrageously funny

massive robots, called Jaegers, which

apocalypse.

characters.

are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn


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The Lone Rangers

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.

Grown Ups 2

After Lenny Feder moves his family back to his home town, he and his friends learn some lessons from their kids on the last day of school.

The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.


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IT’s IN

the bag Handbags are said to be a lady’s best friend. And the contents are usually top secret, but there are essential items that every woman should carry. Here is a list:

Wallet A very important item to keep your money, small change and credit cards.

Cellphone This is a MUST item! Where would a woman be without her cellphone?

Make-up/Mirror Make-up and a mini-mirror are handy, so that a woman can do the necessary touch-ups and look her best at all times, making her feel great!

Deodorant/Perfume Feeling refreshed and adding a ’spritz’ of perfume throughout the day.

Safety Pins A handy item to have for accidental zips, and popping buttons.


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Tissues

Water

Chewing Gum/Mints

A must-have for every woman – you

No matter how long or short your

Ate garlic or onion at lunchtime? Hot

never know when you may need to

journey is, carry a small bottle of

date or happy hour meeting after

blow your nose or dry up a tear!

water wherever you go. Keeping

work? You always need to have gum

yourself hydrated throughout the day

or mints on hand for a fresh-smelling

prevents you from feeling lethargic

breath!

Hand Sanitizer Your hands touch hundreds of things

and tired. Sipping water throughout

everyday. And most aren’t as clean as

the day keeps your organs healthy,

Pen/Note Pad

you’d like to believe! It is a must have

detoxifies, curbs overeating, reduces

You may have a business idea, or a

for every lady, and ensures that your

fluid retention, keeps your digestion

short grocery or to-do list. You may

hands are germ-free every time.

on track and even gives you a radiant

need to write down something you

skin.

don’t want to forget!

Hand Cream To keep your hands silky smooth,

Healthy Snacks

moist, well managed, at all times.

Keep junk food cravings at bay by

Hair Brush/Comb

carrying small, simple healthy snacks in your bag. Some options include

Depending on the haire-style you’re

dried fruit, unsalted nuts or roasted

wearing, always have a small handy

chickpeas.

hair brush or comb in your bag. This way, you’re never stuck in a rut, and you can always amend a bad hair day!

Feminine Products This goes without saying, but you should always carry at least one tampon or sanitary napkin for yourself or a co-worker/ friend who may be caught one day without one.

Medicine Do you carry basic medication with you in case of emergencies? Tablets for fever, headaches and tummy upsets, band-aids and ointments for cuts should always be there in your handbag.

Sunscreen Carry a small bottle or tube of sunscreen in your handbag and use it whenever you step out. Remember that sun damage can cause premature ageing and even skin cancer, so be prepared and make it a habit to apply sunscreen. Also, don’t forget your sunglasses!

No matter how long or short your journey is, carry a small bottle of water wherever you go.


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Working Towards a Cleaner and Healthier

marine environment Waste. It’s unattractive and therefore not something that one would necessarily want to read about, but addressing the problem of waste here in DAR and throughout Tanzania is something that certainly needs to be spoken about.

A rapidly growing population and

Plastic waste in particular poses

Sea Sense is implementing a range

inadequate sanitation and waste

a serious threat to the marine

of waste management initiatives in

management programs means that

environment as plastics photo-degrade

coastal communities including beach

solid waste clogs up rivers, streams and

with sunlight, breaking down into

clean-up events, school education

drainage ditches which contributes

smaller pieces of debris that can take

programmes and public awareness

to the spread of infectious diseases

500-1,000 years to degrade. Birds and

campaigns. Important messages have

amongst the human population. After

marine life such as sea turtles, whales

been delivered using community

heavy rain, waste is washed into the

and sharks are killed by ingesting

theatre which is an effective way of

ocean and has a serious impact upon

plastic debris or by entanglement in

providing educational entertainment

coastal and marine environments along

plastic waste. Petro-chemicals from

and learning opportunities in rural

the length of Tanzania’s coastline.

plastic waste also leach into the ocean

communities. Community members are

causing further harm to birds and

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Sea Sense is implementing a range of waste management initiatives in coastal communities

Before and After: A local beach in Kipumbwi, before and after local community weekly clean-up efforts

their community. Performances are

in Kenya for the past 15 years. Their

also organised several screenings of

designed to include specific moments

project recycles over 400,000 kilos of

the documentary film ‘Trashed’ (www.

when members of the audience can

flip-flops each year, which are turned

trashedfilm.com) which investigates

ask questions, exchange ideas and

into unique handicrafts by local

the shocking impact of our global

experiences and suggest solutions to

artisans. Staff from Ocean Sole are

waste problem.

the problems posed.

coming to Tanzania in August and will provide training in flip-flop recycling

In Kipumbwi village, Pangani District,

to a group of artisans in Mafia Island

the theatre performance provoked

where large amounts of plastic debris

much discussion amongst the audience

are washed onto turtle nesting beaches

with many spectators becoming

every day. Sea Sense is also arranging

increasingly able to recognise the

for an environmental artist to create

impacts of poor waste management

a giant sculpture out of plastic debris.

and the importance of a clean and

The sculpture will be installed at a

healthy environment. As a direct result

local primary school in Mafia to create

of issues raised during the theatre

further awareness of the need to clean

performance, a weekly village clean up

up our oceans.

has been implemented by Kipumbwi

Nipe Fagio organised a clean-up event for World Environment Day on Coco

Village Council to address the problem

But what of all the waste here in Dar?

of waste dumping on a local beach.

Local ‘grass-roots’ organisations such

As the ‘before and after’ photographs

as Waste Dar (www.wastedar.org)

Rural communities and grassroots

show, the whole community was

and Nipe Fagio (www.nipefagion.

organisations have proved that waste

mobilised and an overwhelming

com) are taking to the streets to

management in Tanzania is not an

amount of waste has been removed

raise awareness of the problem of

insurmountable problem. With some

from the beach.

poor waste management in Dar and

empowered thinking and a number of

Beach, Dar es Salaam

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Sea Sense has also established a new

of street performances took place all

rather than indifference, we really can

partnership with a company called

over the city on World Environment

make a difference.

Ocean Sole (www.ocean-sole.com)

Day (June 5th) to spread a message

based in Kenya, which has driven local

of “environmental respect” through

level plastic waste collection activities

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travel safely When you travel abroad, you always believe that you will have a safe and incident-free trip. However, travellers can experience unexpected difficulties or even become victims of crime and violence. We have prepared some travel tips to help you prevent any difficulties when travelling and ensuring that you have a safe and wonderful journey!

Research the country you are travelling to - learn as much as you can about the local laws and customs of the country you plan to visit.

Things to do before you start travelling

travelling to - learn as much as you

• Inform your bank/credit card provider

can about the local laws and customs

that you will be travelling abroad.

of the country you plan to visit. This

Make a note of the credit limit on

• Leave all expensive jewellery,

can be obtained from your local

each credit card that you taking,

irreplaceable family objects,

library, your travel agent, embassies,

and avoid charging over that limit

unnecessary credit cards, library cards

consulates or tourist bureaus of the

while travelling. Ask your credit card

etc. in a safe and secure place.

countries you will visit. In addition,

company how to report the loss of your

keep track of what is being reported in

card from abroad.

• Always try to pack lightly as this will

the media about recent developments

allow you freedom to move and you

in that country.

•Ensure that you have your itinerary for your trip and you have checked

will also be less tired. • Your passport, traveller’s cheques,

relevant details for connecting flights.

• Activate your phone’s global

credit cards and international driver’s

As a safety precaution, leave a copy of

capabilities. There’s usually a charge for

license should be in a secure bag that

your itinerary with people you trust, in

doing this, but it is much less than the

is easily accessible for you. Try not to

the event that you need to be located

roaming charges.

carry too much cash. Avoid handbags,

urgently.

fanny packs and outside pockets that • Research the country you are

are easy targets for thieves.


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• Check-in with your doctor and

• Try not to travel alone at night.

insurance ensure that you have

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when available, is also a safety feature, allowing you to drive with windows

all the required vaccinations and

• Do not discuss travel plans or other

that you have renewed all essential

personal matters with strangers.

prescriptions. Also, ask you medical

closed. • Keep car doors locked at all times.

insurance provider if your policy

• Avoid scam artists by being wary of

applies for overseas emergencies.

strangers who approach you and offer

Furthermore, find out if your personal

to be your guide or sell you something

• As much as possible, avoid driving

property insurance covers you for loss

at bargain prices.

alone at night.

• Wear the shoulder strap of your bag

• Don’t leave valuables in the car. If you

tightly across your chest.

must carry things with you, keep them

Wear seat belts.

or theft abroad. • To avoid problems when passing through customs, keep medicines in

out of sight locked in the trunk, and

their original, labeled containers. If you

• Beware of pickpockets - groups

then take them with you when you

are chronic-medicine user, carry a letter

of vagrant children could create a

leave the car.

from your doctor attesting to your

distraction to pick your pocket. • Don’t park your car on the street

need to take the drug. • Pack an extra set of passport photos

• Try to ask for directions only from

overnight. If the hotel does not have

individuals in authority.

a parking garage or other secure area,

along with a photocopy of your

select a well-lit area.

passport in the event it is lost or stolen.

• Know how to use a pay telephone

For additional backup, leave a copy

and have the proper change or token

of your passport at home or with

on hand. • Don’t get out of the car if there are

someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store.

• Learn a few phrases in the local

suspicious looking individuals nearby.

language or have them handy in

Drive away.

• Each airline has its own set of

written form so that you can signal

guidelines as to how many bags and

your need for police or medical help.

weight thereof can be carried. Make sure to look up what your airline’s rules

• Make a note of emergency telephone

are to avoid any additional fees.

numbers you may need: police, fire, your hotel, and your nearest embassy

• Use covered luggage tags to avoid

or consulate.

casual observation of your identity or nationality, and if possible, lock or

• Only take taxis clearly identified with

cling-wrap your luggage.

official markings. Beware of unmarked

Precautions to take while travelling

cabs.

Safety when you drive in a foreign country

Use the same common sense travelling abroad that you would at home.

• Ensure that you understand the

Be especially cautious in (or avoid)

country’s rules of the road.

areas where you may be more easily victimized.

Safety on the streets

• Never pick up hitchhikers.

• When you rent a car, choose a type that is commonly available locally. If possible, choose a car with universal door locks and power windows,

• Don’t use short cuts, narrow alleys or

features that give the driver better

poorly-lit streets.

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A BONE TO

pick Dr Josef Hanekom, Veterinary Surgeon from Pet Care House, providing insight in to keeping your pets healthy and safe. Why not to feed your dog bones. Let us paint a scenario. You have just finished a lovely T-bone steak and have your companion being far more affectionate than normal. He looks longingly at the tasty remains of your meal. How do you resist those eyes piercing into you hopefully? It is only one bone. What harm can it do? Before you feed your dog a bone, I would like you to think about what you are giving. Is this bone going to do any good for your dog? Are there any risks involved? I strongly recommend you consider the risks involved. Reasons not to feed bones • Bone cause teeth fractures and wear away teeth • Bones can cause lacerations to the mouth and tongue • Bones can cause dogs to choke when they get caught in the wind pipe or throat • Bones get stuck in all parts of the intestine • Bones cause constipation • Bones can cause bleeding in the rectum • Bones can spread disease Serious enough. We want people to understand the risks involved in feeding your dog bones. While I fully accept that in 90% or more of the time there are no issues involved and bones don’t cause any problems, are you willing to take that risk with its costly outcomes? A common argument is dogs in the wild eat bones so why should I not feed mine bones. The counter-argument is dogs in the wild die on average at 6 years old; your dog will hopefully live to 14 years old. Your dog needs its teeth to be functioning for a much longer time. Let us look at dogs’ teeth. You may be surprised to know that they are not too dissimilar to our own. Dogs have two sets of teeth the baby or deciduous teeth which are all replace by six months old with the second set, the


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adult teeth. These adult teeth are not

I have removed marrow bones caught

Nutritionally a bone meal may

replaced for the duration of the dog’s

around the jaw of a dog, in-between

offer some amount of Calcium and

life.

teeth, at various points in the stomach

Phosphate but a lot of that is very

and intestines, and countless times the

hard to absorb through the intestines,

Secondly let’s look at bones very

constipation it causes is painful and

offering very little actual nutrition.

superficially. Bones are as hard as

requires an enema to remove. Every

In summary, bones cause more harm

stone but still shatter into very sharp

time you perform surgery involving

than good and have the potential

glass-like shards, a fact our ancestors

opening the intestinal tract there

to cause major health issues. My

used in hunting and killing animals. A

is a serious risk of peritonitis and

suggestion is scrap the bones

major problem with bones is that they

potential death to the animal. None

altogether. Try raw hide chews.

cause micro-fractures in the teeth and

more so when bones get caught in

cause teeth to wear down. This is often

the oesophagus immediately adjacent

For more information contact Dr Joe at

evident in a consultation with the

to the heart which can require open

Pet Care House 0753643835. Look out

flattening of the ridges of the teeth

heart surgery, a job for a much braver

next month for more pet health tips :

that a dog is fed bones regularly. At

vet than myself.

Coming up Why to spay your pets and

best is cleans the teeth a little, at worst it fractures molars and canines.

when to do it Another good reason to not have bones lying around is the public health reason.

Dr Josef Hanekom

One of the most common causes of

We cook food for a reason and disregard

BVSc MRCVS (Dip VEPH)

dental extractions is fractures related

food that has been lying in the sun for

to chewing bones. The major bone

more than a couple of hours, but for

fractures occur in the molars as dogs try

some reason we think that bones and

to gnaw their way to the inside marrow.

their marrows lying around for weeks

The resultant fractures are painful and

will not cause harm. Bone and marrow

require removal. If you were given a

is a great place for harmful bacteria such

substance to chew on which was as hard

as campylobacter and salmonella to

as rock with the potential of shattering

multiply. Obviously of concern to your

into ragged edges as sharp as glass, you

dog but what about your two year old

simply wouldn’t.

that loves to put anything into his mouth.

My suggestion is scrap the bones altogether. Try raw hide chews.


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who? says

The answer to last months quotes is Albert Einstein. Now see if you know who said:

“We are rising from the ashes of war” “Africa, more than any other continent, has had to contend with the consequences of conquest in a denial of its own role in history, including the denial that its people had the capacity to bring about change and progress” “I am nearing my end. I want to be able to sleep until eternity with a broad smile on my face, knowing that the youth, opinion-makers and everybody is stretched across the divide, trying to unite the nation” “Aids is clearly a disaster, effectively wiping out the development gains of the past decades and sabotaging the future”

NUMBERS TO

know

New to Tanzania? Here’s who to call in an emergency: police: Emergency: 112 Dar es Salaam Traffic Police: +255 22 2111747 Hospitals: AMI Hospital: +255222602500 Aga Khan Hospital: 0222115151-53 Masaki International: 0786705137 IST Clinic: 0222601308 Premier Care Clinic: 0784254642 Regency Medical Center: 0222150500

month pic of the

Send us your pic of anything from an experience to a special meal, a great smile etc. and we could pic it for our “pic of the month.” This month we feature “A storm is coming” sent to us by “Fred” from Dar.

Shree Hindu Mandal: 0222114991-4 TMJ Hospital: 0222700007-8 Municipal telephone numbers Ilala Municipal: + 255 (22) 2128800 Kinondoni Municipal: 0222170498 Temeke Municipal: 0222851054 Dawasco: +255 22 211 0931 TANESCO: 0222700367


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thoughts Down 1. Transported (7) 2. Emblem (5) 3. Tropical bird (6) 4. Mistake (5) 5. Dependable follower (7) 6. Go in (5) 8. Magnitude relation (5) 13. Reinforcement (7) 15. Reasoned judgment (5) 16. Musical passage (7) 17. Opportunity (6) 18. Part of a church (5) 19. Ahead of time (5) 21. Obviate (5) Across 1. Floorshow (7) 4. Spooky (5) 7. Detection device (5) 9. Vertical (7) 10. Inactivity (7) 11. Measuring implement (5) 12. Dictator (6) 14. Ecclesiastic (6) 18. Copious (5) 20. Drawn (7) 22. Pouch worn with a kilt (7) 23. Diadem (5) 24. Admittance (5) 25. Spiny anteater (7)

SUDoKU

last months answers:

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YOGA-

THE FACTS

So what is yoga? As a Teacher and student of yoga for many years, I am well aware of the fantastic changes to the body and mind and love to share my experiences. 3. I am Not Flexible

When I tell people that I teach Yoga, I

brought Yoga out of India were men.

come across some resistance and their

Real men do yoga! Why would half the

need to tell me why they do not do

population want to miss out on feeling

yoga class! Flexibility is actually one

yoga. To practice yoga is of course

less stressed and chilled too?

of the positive side effects of yoga

a personal choice, just base your decisions on facts and knowledge not myth.

2. It is only for skinny people

You should have seen me in my first

not a prerequisite. The yoga postures promote strength, balance as well as flexibility over time.

If you turn up to a yoga class full of So to dispel a few misconceptions and

only slim women, don’t worry, yoga is

If you are naturally flexible then yoga

unmask some mystery, here are my

non competitive and non judgemental.

can strengthen muscles and prevent

answers to some excuses for not trying

Everyone is there to work on

joint injury. It really doesn’t make you

yoga....

themselves. Take a few classes, and you

a better or less of a person if you can

will feel great about yourself and those

or can’t touch your toes, promise.

Have you ever used one of these

around you.

yourself? If so, read on enjoy and

4. I don’t have time

maybe give it go and find out for

Yoga is a great way to get moving

yourself.

and attain a healthier weight. It can

a day; yoga can be done anytime,

also promote self acceptance. You

anywhere. If you are short of time,

may find it gives you a new outlook

start off just a little bit each day, this

and the motivation you need to make

can be just as beneficial as a longer

As some yoga magazines and films

a positive lifestyle changes. You may

session once a week. Are you at your

would have you believe. In fact modern

discover that you are perfect just the

desk or stuck in Dar traffic? Try this:

yoga is designed more for young men,

way you are.

Take a deep breath, and as you breathe

1. Yoga is for women only....

and most of the yoga teachers that

You can start with as little as 10 mins

out in roll your shoulders forwards,


Yoga is for all people: old people, fat people, skinny people- only not lazy people! breath in again, and as you breathe

Behind the physical yoga teaches self

I quote the late K. Pattabhi Jois

out roll your shoulders back..... Better?

acceptance and makes you feel whole

founder of Ashtanga Yoga Institute

As little as 2 mins breathing or

and connected.

‘Yoga is for all people: old people, fat

meditation at lunch can give you extra energy for the rest of your afternoon.

5. Yoga is religious.

8. Yoga is too expensive

people, skinny people- only not lazy people!’

If this is a problem for you, there are always good books, DVD’s and Youtube

As most things, when we are new to

Yoga in Sanskrit (the ancient language

clips to guide you (although a qualified

something it is not always easy, it takes

of India,) means ‘union’. It is about

teacher is advisable for beginners).

practice and patience. But when you

bringing together the mind and

You may be lucky to find a community

find yoga, try stick with it have fun and

body; Yoga is practiced by people of

project that works on subsidies or

watch yourself grow.

many different faiths, so if you have

donations. Gyms and studios often

a belief system or religion it can bring

have block booking rates or monthly

Andrea is a Yoga teacher from the

you closer to that. Conversely it can

passes. With a little training you can

UK living in DAR, she started yoga

bring you closer to a healthier positive

practice on your own.

over 15 years ago. She has committed

lifestyle. This all depend on what you want to take from it.

6. I am too old...

9. I already do exercise I don’t need yoga

her career to life as a full time yoga teacher and therapist, specialising in yoga for women. She has classes in

Many sports men and women practice

DAR and also teaches privately in small

Ignore the stereotype of 20

yoga to balance their training. It

groups or one-one.

something’s in fancy yoga clothing.

promotes flexibility, core strength,

Give a class a go and see there is more

focus and motivation. Yoga will help

She trained as a teacher in Ashtanga

often a mix of ages, shapes and sizes.

you become aware of your body; know

with Paul Dallaghan in 2009. Since then

Many senior teachers are still practicing

when you can push harder and when

she has worked extensively with Uma

into their 80’s and 90’s.

to back off, this leads to less injuries.

Dinsmore-Tuli one of UK’s leading yoga

Yoga compliment most sports very well.

teachers; training in yoga for fertility,

You are never too old to start. Even people who started yoga late in life experience the benefits to their health and well-being.

7. I have a chronic illness or disability

10. I tried it once and didn’t like it. It was too hard/ too gentle

pregnancy, postnatal and menopause. Andrea also teaches children and those with special needs and disabilities. She loves to teach beginners and

Well done for giving it a go, but

teaching those who didn’t think yoga

there’re so many styles of Yoga.

was possible for them;

Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga if you

‘I believe Yoga is for everyone so my

Yoga is a powerful tool for healing.

want to work harder and sweat, or

classes are adaptive to your needs.

Many postures, breathing and

try Lyengar if you want alignment

So men, women, old, young, or

relaxation techniques are designed

and strength. Hatha classes vary

those blessed with tight hamstrings...

for specific ailments. There have been

between teachers but are gentler and

karibuni.’

many studies to show that yoga can

involve more relaxation and breathing

andrea@butterfly-yoga.co.uk

help with heart conditions, scoliosis,

techniques. Try a few classes. Find a

www.butterfly-yoga.co.uk

asthma and depression. Yoga is also

style and a teacher you like, then have

great for pain management.

some patience and stick with it for a bit.


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RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

Le Bistrot Le Bistrot is located on the roof top of Alliance Francaise which has been recently renovated to bring a taste of French Cuisine to Dar. It’s a rather large but cozy place with

“Mille-feuilles d’aubergines au pesto”,

“Risotto aux champignons aromatisé

approximately 15 tables centered

a tower of grilled egg plant, tomato

á l’huile de truffe”, for the non French

with small lanterns giving a romantic

and mozzarella drizzled with fresh

speakers, mushroom and truffle oil

atmosphere. Music playing softly in

homemade pesto. All this accompanied

risotto topped with finely grated

the background and the sounds of

by a bottle of French Cabernet

“Parmiggiano” cheese. The Menu will

the water fountain trickling in the

Sauvignon suggested by the waiter

change on a regular basis so when you

distance creates the scene for a typical

from a decent selection of wines,

go to Le Bistrot, you may find some

French bistrot on the banks of the La

primarily French.

new exciting dishes.

Seine. Even though only at a stone’s

To close the evening in style for the

throw from the city centre it feels as if

Whilst waiting for our main course

sweet toothed the “Tarte Tatin”,

you are in the Serengeti, overlooking

we could not stop admiring the

upside down apple tart served with

the Gymkhana Golf Club with

combination of the burnt orange

vanilla ice-cream and cherries, was

swaying trees and the cries of night

colored walls with arched window

incredible.

critters from afar, creating a pleasant

openings, decorated with heart shaped

atmosphere for a delightful evening.

objects and potted plants all wrapped

After one too many glasses of the gods

All of this enhanced by the “Super

up on a bed of large black & white

nectar, the night had reached an end.

moon”, a phenomenon that occurs

checkered floor. The bar was a work of

We were satisfied by the hospitality

once a year whereby the moon is at its

art, recycled oil drums cut and crafted

and service that was offered to us. It

closest to earth.

with protruding face like figures bound

was an enjoyable evening that we are

together by a wooden top.

looking forward to repeating. For the

We let the waiter surprise us with his

celiac’s, Management is investigating

choice for starters.

For the spécialités de la maison, “le

gluten free dishes on their menu

My partner was served the “Pâté

steak frites”, a 250gr of prime cut fillet

as well as introducing a new chef

Cognac Maison”, a home-made

grilled to taste (medium rare for me)

from Mauritius to incorporate some

chicken and duck pâté with sliced

with fresh cut French fries laid out on a

authentic Creole dishes.

French baguette, bread sticks and a

thoughtfully garnished plate sprinkled

side of fresh salad whilst for me the

with herbs, and for my partner, the

Merci pour l’expérience memorable.


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The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) has awarded Safari Lager the top most honour, the “Grand Champion Award” at the African Beer Awards in Accra, Ghana, held between the 3rd and the 8th of March 2013. Safari Lager was selected amongst 50 beers from other African countries to become Africa’s No.1 beer, proving that Safari Lager truly is a Champion Beer.


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PRIME TIME DAR - 007 Party

Shaken and stirred!

With the venue fitting the theme perfectly, Sea Cliff Casino saw many “Bonds” and “Moneypennys” at the 2nd PRIME TIME DAR event. With Martini’s tuxedos and ladies dressed to thrill, debonair flair was the order of the night.

Muhana Samantar & future wife - Janet

Matteo and Krisha

Jamil Fayad

Gavin and Sylvia


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Gulnara and Shargia (Bati Services)

Hristjan and Maria

Moneypenny and Bond

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FOR THE LOVE OF

Food

There are cinephiles who cannot miss the latest movie. There are bibliophiles who will stand in queues to purchase the newest book. There are partygoers for parties, animal lovers for animals, even pluviophiles for the lovers of rain. And then there are Epicures – the lovers of Food. We call them ‘Foodies’.

Fusion food is the most popular, allowing groups of people to sample a variety of food dishes and their great tastes at one venue.

Spicy, sweet, saucy, cooked, raw,

spend Billions of Dollars annually on

city. Fusion food is the most popular,

vegetarian, vegan or just plain, there

food, this is seen as an important

allowing groups of people to sample a

are Foodies who spend hours preparing

business sector for employment and

variety of food dishes and their great

it, or eating it. The one common

growth in most countries worldwide.

tastes at one venue.

factor is the absolute pleasure derived

Americans spent $400 Billion last year

from being involved with food. Food

on food. And that’s just one country.

Italian, Lebanese, Chinese,

Festivals have increased annually with

It seems that Foodies pack a financial

Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese,

specialist events such as the Nappa

punch.

Fish or Meat specialities, you think it –

Truffle Festival in California or Madrid

we’ve got it! Rumour even has it than

Fusion in Madrid becoming increasingly

During our research for this specialist

a leading DAR restaurant may be hiring

busy and sought-after culinary

report on food and Foodies, we were

a Mauritian chef just to offer the best

events to experience. Even Africa has

surprised by many different facts,

of Creole cuisine. Simply flip through

jumped to the beat with the Coffee &

which we will share with you over the

PRIME TIME DAR to view a variety of

Chocolate Expo in South Africa mid-

next few pages. First and foremost is

fabulous restaurants to satisfy your

July, being one of 15 Foodie events

that Dar es Salaam can stand proud

dancing taste-buds.

being held there just for this year.

with the variety and quality of food

Taking into consideration that people

served in many Restaurants across the

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We cannot imagine at what date in History the first documented fact was

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an aphrodisiac (ah, Valentine’s Day).

The technologies in irrigation allows

Only in 1847 in Britain was the first-

made by man about food. Perhaps the

for the correct amount of water to

ever chocolate bar manufactured by

Cavemen? What we do know is that

carry the correct number of nutrients

Joseph Fry & Son. And today we have

very early on food became not only a

in the fastest possible way to your

the mega chocolate makers of Godiva,

need for survival, but for pleasure too.

vegetables and other food types

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey’s brining us

Every food outlet today plays a role, and deservedly so. Fast food, health food, steakhouses, fish wholesalers and

insurmountable pleasure in thousands

Rising it

of chocolate bars.

Using convection methods instead of

eateries, noodle bars and many more

radiation ones, baking heats food over

In 1756 a French chef to a duke

are the standard stomping grounds

a long period of time, safely

invented Mayonnaise. Only in 1905 in

for Foodies on a daily basis. And don’t forget the busiest chefs in the world – mom & dad! They rely on food outlets

New York was ready-made Mayonnaise

Catching it

available, and in 1912 the first mass

The fishing net is a marvel, as it has

market one called ‘Hellman’s Blue

and fresh produce markets all over the

sped up the process of catching food

Ribbon Mayonnaise’. Sure took some

city.

for the masses

time to get to that point.

Interesting facts relating to the culinary

If you found that interesting then this

And finally, Pizza. In 1889 Raffaele Esposito

process from inception to date revolve

will certainly keep your attention. We

made the first modern pizza. In 1905

around ‘innovations in food’. Here are

all have at some time wondered where

Gennaro Lombardi opened the 1st Pizzeria

some of the many that have impacted

a specific food-type came from or

in America, in little Italy, New York.

the way we experience food today.

interested in learning facts about food.

Keeping it cold

Pasta from the Italians…well no, it was

Crazy pizza toppings have been found

the Chinese.

worldwide, and people love it. Russians

Even in pre-historic times, food was

enjoy red-herring. Pickled ginger for

kept fresher and longer due to ice.

The American Seventh-day Adventists

the pizza lovers in India. Eel and squid

Same goes for you fridge and freezer

created the first breakfast cereals

for the Japanese.

Sterilizing it

in the 1860’s. It took one Will Keith Kellog to bring it to us in a box in 1906.

On two opposite ends of the food

One way to keep those bad bacteria

And that’s only because his doctor

spectrum we find Cheese, and Fish.

away from you

brother needed something specific for

With thousands of tons consumed

his patients to eat!

worldwide annually, both of these

Keeping it hot

are firm favourites, especially fish,

Did you know that the ‘oven’ was used

Chocolate was first grown as domestic

often found fresh in the city of Dar es

as far back as 29 000BC? Unless you eat

crop as cocoa beans by the Olmec

Salaam. So, what follows are some of

Sushi day and night, you’ll need the

Indians in 1500BC. The Aztecs drank

the more interesting details on both

oven

chocolate in the 14th century. In

Cheese and Fish (and we thought we

1570 it was used as medicine and as

knew it all!)

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‘SAY CHEESE’

Factory-made cheese overtook

on sandwiches, either cold or melted.

traditional cheese making in the World

In the Netherlands, chunks of young

Cheese is one of the world’s greatest

War II era, and factories have been the

Gouda are often eaten as a snack with

source of most cheese making globally

Dutch mustard and are sometimes

ever since.

topped with sugar or apple syrup.

A prestigious cheese award from the

Cheddar - A relatively hard, pale

wines, olives, figs and nuts!

African continent - Fairview Cheesery

yellow to off-white (unless artificially

in Paarl, South Africa won two Gold,

coloured), and sometimes sharp-tasting

In order to understand the beauty

one Silver and a Bronze medal at the

which originated in the English village

2012 annual World Cheese Awards in

of Cheddar in Somerset. Strong, extra-

Birmingham, UK. The World Cheese

mature cheddar, sometimes called

Awards is the biggest and most

vintage, needs to be matured for up

prestigious cheese competition in the

to 15 months! This is the most popular

world. Fairview’s Blue Rock and De

cheese in the UK, however various

Leeuwen cheese received Gold medals.

strengths are produced in countries

The Brie de Roche received a Silver and

such as Australia, Argentina, Belgium,

the Goat’s Feta a Bronze medal.

Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New

foods. No other food compares to its perfection - its intense flavour and fragrance, its extraordinary array of textures, its compliment to starters and

of this food, we need to start at the humble beginnings of this masterpiece. Legend attributes the discovery of cheese to an Arab trader, who placed milk in a pouch that was lined with the stomach of a sheep. As he travelled, the heat from the sun activated the enzyme, rennin, found in the stomach lining. This made the milk turn into its liquid whey and solid curd or cheese components, and thus cheese was

Emmental - A yellow, mediumhard cheese that originated in

Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States.

made.

Switzerland. Often referred to as Swiss

Camembert - A soft, creamy,

cheese. It is savoury, but not very sharp

cheese made from cow’s milk. It was

The first industrial cheese factory

in taste. Did you know, in the late

first produced in Camembert, northern

stage of cheese production, lactic acid

France in the 18th century. Camembert

is excreted by bacteria, and releases

cheese gets its characteristic flavour

carbon dioxide gas, which slowly forms

from chemical substances such as

the bubbles that make the unique

ammonia, succinic acid and salt.

holes of this cheese.

Camembert is also found in tins, with a

opened in Switzerland in 1815, but it was in the United States where large-scale production first found real success. Credit usually goes to Jesse Williams, a dairy farmer from New York, who started making cheese in an assembly-line fashion using the milk from neighbouring farms in 1851. Within decades hundreds of such dairy associations existed.

Gouda - One of the most popular

ring-pull tab for opening.

Dutch cheeses worldwide. It is yellow

Feta - Feta is traditionally made

in colour and made from cow’s milk.

in Greece from cows, goat or even

Young Gouda cheese is typically used

buffalo milk! It is a soft white-brined

CHEESES!

Cheese is one of the world’s greatest foods. No other food compares to its perfection.

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cheese with small or no holes and no skin. Its flavour is tangy and salty, ranging from mild to sharp. Feta is used in salads (e.g. the Greek salad), pastries and in baking, notably

Fun cheesy facts • There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses.

in the popular phyllo-based dishes spanakopita (“spinach pie”) and tyropita (“cheese pie”), or served with some

• In 1962, French General & Politician Charles De Gaulle

olive oil or olives and sprinkled with aromatic herbs such as

wrote: “How can one be expected to govern a nation with

oregano. It can also be served cooked or grilled, as part of

246 kinds of cheese?”

a sandwich, in omelettes, or as a salty alternative to other cheeses in a variety of dishes.

• Say Cheese – said when wanting to take a photo

Parmesan – Also know as Parmigiano Reggiano, it is

• As different as chalk & cheese

a hard, granular cheese, named after the producing areas near Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Mantova in Italy. It is made from raw cow’s milk is commonly grated

• Remains of cheese have been found in Egyptian tombs over 4,000 years old.

over pasta dishes, stirred into soups and risottos, and eaten on its own. It is often shaved or grated over other dishes.

• In 1869, English Cheese makers Green’s of Glastonbury

Slivers and chunks of the hardest parts of the crust are

made and gave British Queen Victoria a wedding gift of a

sometimes simmered in soup. They can also be just roasted

giant 1/2 ton Cheddar wheel.

and eaten as a snack.

Mozzarella - A fresh cheese, originally from southern Italy, traditionally made from Italian buffalo milk, fresh pasteurized or unpasteurized cow’s milk or skimmed milk, and widely used in the food-service industry. Mozzarella is sold with a shelf life of up to six months and is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes, or served with sliced tomatoes and basil in insalata caprese.

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SOMETHING FISHY We have a tendency to call anything from the ocean, fish. Not quite so. They are not fish in the true sense of the word, such as shellfish, cuttlefish, starfish, crayfish and jellyfish. In earlier times, biologists even named seals, whales, amphibians, crocodiles, and hippopotami as fish! We have also always been conditioned to eat fish because it is healthy. Of course, as in most food groups, some fish are healthier to eat than others. So look out for these at your favourite fish market or restaurant.

The Albacore tuna (white tuna that is commonly canned), is a Super Fish with much lower mercury and contaminant ratings, and is a good source of protein.

Halibut is low in overall fat with only two grams of total fat per serving, and contains a high level of potassium and vitamin D.

Salmon is high in Omega 3, are a great source of vitamin D, and you can basically eats tons f it as contaminant risk is low.


Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12. Their high zinc content aids the production of testosterone and that is why it is seen as an aphrodisiac food.

Sardines, herring and anchovies are loaded with Omega3s, low in contaminants and eco-friendly, but many people don’t like their strong taste! All the above and many hundreds more varieties of fish can

TUNA STEAKS

be sampled in what are arguably the best Fish Restaurants in the world, rated by both connoisseurs and amateurs alike. If travelling and fish is on your list, get your passport ready for these fabulous venues. Bang Po Seafood Restaurant (Ko Samui, Thailand) Sushi Dai (Tokyo) Walrus and the Carpenter (Seattle) Lo Scoglio da Tommaso (Amalfi Coast, Italy) Hive Beach Café (Burton Bradstock, England) Pantelis Marathi (Marathi, Greece) And you thought that some fish is a tad too expensive for dinner? Think again. What would you buy if you had $700,000? A Rolls Royce Phantom perhaps ($501,000), an island in Brazil at $399,000 or a Virgin Atlantic trip to space

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valued at $200,000?

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Well, for Japanese businessman Kiyoshi Kimura, the purchase of the world’s most expensive fish valued at $736,000 was a drop in the ocean! Kimura, who owns a sushi restaurant chain, purchased the blue-fin tuna and planned to cut it up in smaller pieces for resale. The Japanese consume fish at a startling rate, with 80% of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans’ blue-fin tuna being consumed in that country.

Some fishy facts • The largest fish in the world is the Giant Whale Shark growing to length of over 12,65 metres and weighing 30 metric tons. • The most poisonous fish in the world is the Stone fish. Its venom can be fatal to humans and many instances have been reported when stonefish have stung divers, resulting in their death in a few hours of being stung! • The slowest fish in the world is the Dwarf Sea Horse. It travels .001 miles per hour, and would take it about an hour to swim only five feet! • The fastest fish in the world is the Sailfish, clocking 110kms an hour. Second fastest is the Marlin. • The fattest fish is known to be the blob fish with its body made almost entirely out of a kind of jelly-like fat.

EEL

• The slimiest fish in the world is the Hagfish. It can make enough slime in one minute to fill a bucket. • Electric eels and electric rays have enough electricity to kill a horse. • A fish can drown in water. Like humans, fish need oxygen, so if there isn’t enough oxygen in the water, they will suffocate.

Some funny fishy quotes • “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” –Benjamin Franklin • “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau • “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Gloria Steinman • “Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.”

SAILFISH

– Arnold H. Glasow • “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” - A.K. Best • “Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.” - Dave Barry

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the world. Topped with white truffle

his Roner machine, and is a technical

From food innovations to interesting

cream cheese and goji berry infused

maestro. Josep is the head sommelier

facts about common foods. From

Riesling jelly with golden leaves. $1000

who runs the front-of-house operation:

the World of Cheese to the World of

and it’s all yours

understated but passionate. Jordi is

Fish. In the true spirit of Living life

the extraordinary pastry chef whose

in Style, PRIME TIME DAR introduces

Casino tycoon Stanley Ho

the most expensive meals that will

purchased a white truffle, hailing from

at this family restaurant is by far a truly

leave you famished, and in awe. This

Tuscany, for $330,000 at an annual

uplifting experience.

is Gastronomical madness. Take out a

auction in Hong Kong.

loan. Rob a bank. Hit the Euro lottery.

….and Africa isn’t fairing too badly And finally, the best Restaurant in the

Do whatever it takes.

The Fleurburger 5000 burger

creations blow the imagination. Eating

World, 2013 is…..

either. Coming in at number 53, The

from Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay, Las

El Celler de Can Roca (Girona,

Tasting Room at Le Quartiere

Vegas, Nevada that put world burgers

Spain)Best Dish: Charcoal-grilled king

Francais (Franschoek, South Africa),

to shame. This absurdly expensive

prawn, king-prawn sand, ink rocks,

serves unique African-inspired cuisine,

$5,000 burger done Las Vegas-style was

fried legs, head juice and king prawn

giving diners the opportunity to

created using foie gras, black truffles,

essence.

experience a true journey of taste. The Tasting Room menu’s outstanding

and a black truffle brioche bun. Owned by the Roca brothers, who have

balance ensures that the cuisine

combined their diverse skills to such

is nothing short of a theatrical

island of Malta sells a pizza with

extraordinary effect, this Catalan family

masterpiece. It is no wonder that this

white truffles and 24-carat gold

restaurant is now the best restaurant

restaurant has won numerous awards:

leaf on a traditional crust for about

in the world. The Spanish favourite

$2,400, making it the most expensive

entered the World’s Best Restaurant

commercially available pizza in the

list eight years ago and has stealthily

world.

climbed the rankings since. The Rocas

• Chef of the Year 2012.

grew up in their mother’s restaurant

• San Pellegrino Top 50 best restaurants

Margo’s Pizzeria on the tiny

New York City’s Craftsteak

• Best Restaurant in Africa and the Middle East 2009,2008,2007,2005.

in Girona’s working-class suburb of

awards 2011, 2010,2009,2008,2007,

restaurant serves a full Wagyu rib-eye

Taiala. In 1986, elder brothers Joan and

2006,2005,2002.

steak for a whopping $2800. Japanese

Josep opened El Celler de Can Roca

Beef Cattle at its best.

and in 2007, younger brother Jordi

We hope you have been inspired to

joined the business. Joan, the Head

cook-up-a-storm, so we have reviewed

chef, helped pioneer the widespread

and sourced 10 countries’ recipes that

use of sous-vide cooking in the ’90s via

will make you Queen or King of the

New York’s Westin Hotel produced the most expensive bagel in

EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA

Eating at this family restaurant is by far a truly uplifting experience.

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EAT AROUND

the world In the spirit of bringing you the best of everything around the world, we have compiled a global menu for you to experiment with, bon apetit!

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Kitchen. Voila!

GREEK Creamy, cheesy baked pasta with meat (Pastitsio) The Greek word Pastitsio derives its name from the Italian pasticcio, a large family of baked savory pies, which may

• 1 quart milk, warmed

10. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

• 8 egg yolks, beaten lightly

while you prepare the Bechamel

• A pinch of ground nutmeg

Sauce.

Preparation:

Bechamel Sauce:

1.

1.

Heat olive oil in a large sauté

Melt butter in a saucepan over

be based on meat, fish, or pasta. The

pan. Add ground beef and cook

low heat. Using a whisk, add

word pasticcio loosely translates to a

over medium-high heat until

flour to melted butter whisking

figurative meaning of “a mess” or “a

pink colour disappears, about 5

continuously to make a smooth

minutes.

paste or roux. Allow the flour/

Add onions and cook until they are

butter mixture to cook for a

translucent, about 5 minutes more.

minute but do not allow it to

Add wine, tomato sauce, parsley,

brown.

tough situation”! Three essential ingredients make up this dish - pasta, meat filling, and a

2. 3.

2.

creamy Bechamel Sauce, which are

allspice, cinnamon, salt, and

layered in a pan and baked to a golden

pepper and allow sauce to simmer

in a steady stream, whisking

over low heat for 10 minutes.

continuously. Simmer over low heat

While sauce is simmering put

until it thickens but does not boil.

brown.

Ingredients: • 1/2 cup olive oil

4.

water on to boil for pasta. 5.

• 2 lbs. ground beef (or ground lamb, or a mixture of both) • 1 large yellow onion, chopped • 1 cup dry white wine

6.

3.

Add warmed milk to mixture

Remove from heat and stir in

Cook pasta according to package

beaten egg yolks. Add pinch

directions and drain well. Rinse

of nutmeg. If sauce still needs

pasta in colander under cold water

to thicken, return to heat and

to cool them slightly.

cook over very low heat while

Stir in 3 tbsp. breadcrumbs to meat

continuing to stir. 4.

• 1 14 oz. can tomato puree or sauce

sauce to absorb excess liquid and

• 3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

remove from heat.

gravy but not quite as thick as

Melt 1/2 cup butter in pasta pot

pudding. It should be somewhere

• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

and return cooked pasta to the

in between. One way to tell if

• 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan

pot. Stir in beaten egg whites and

it is thick enough is to dip your

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup of grated cheese and toss

wooden spoon in the sauce and

lightly, being careful not to break

draw your finger across the back

the noodles.

of the spoon. If the sauce holds a

• 1/2 tsp. ground allspice

7.

to taste • 3 tbsp. breadcrumbs • 1 pkg. #2 Macaroni (500g)- You can

8.

lasagna pan with olive oil. Layer

substitute this with Penne • 4 egg whites (reserve the yolks for Bechamel Sauce) • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

Brush the bottom and sides of the

visible line then it is thick enough. 5.

Pour the Bechamel over the pasta

the bottom with half the pasta

making sure to pour sauce down in

noodles and press down so that

to the corners as well.

they are somewhat flat. 9.

Note: Bechamel is thicker than

6.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of

Add the meat filling in an even

grated Parmesan cheese. Bake in

For the Bechamel Sauce:

layer to the pasta. Top with

350 degree oven for approximately

• 1 cup unsalted butter

remaining pasta and flatten top

45 minutes or until the top is a nice

• 1 cup all purpose flour

layer as best you can.

golden colour.

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Roasted Lamb with Potatoes (Arni me Patates)

11. Roast at 175C for 1 hour, checking

wax paper and a damp paper towel

still a little water in the bottom of

while working with the other.

This is a lovely dish for an Easter meal or simple Sunday dinner. Make it

too brown, cover with foil.

into a festive occasion with assorted appetizers, salads, and sides, or just

To prevent drying, cover one stack with

every so often to make sure there’s the pan. If the meat starts getting

Classic Greek Baklava

Assembling the Baklava: 1.

Ingredients:

Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom and sides of a 9 x 12 rectangular pan. Begin by layering

serve it with a salad and cheese for a simpler meal.

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Baklava a rich, sweet pastry made

six sheets of phyllo making sure to

of layers of phyllo pastry filled with

brush each with melted butter.

chopped nuts and sweetened with

2.

Add half of the nut mixture in

• 4 pounds boned leg of lamb

syrup or honey. It is characteristic of

• 4 pounds of roasting potatoes

the cuisines of the former Ottoman

• Juice of 1 lemon

Empire, and those of Central and

• 1/3 cup of olive oil

Southwest Asia, but is also eaten

of phyllo. Add the remaining nut

• 1-2 tablespoons of fresh or dried

frequently in Mediterranean Europe.

mixture in an even layer. Top with

Greek oregano • 4-6 cloves of garlic, sliced in half or thirds

an even layer. Pat it down with a spatula to flatten. 3.

It’s crunchy and sweet and sublime!

Continue layering another 6 sheets

the remaining phyllo sheets. 4.

Before baking, score the top layer

• Sea salt

Ingredients:

• Freshly ground black pepper

• For the Filling:

past the top filling layer) to enable

• 1/2 cup of water

• 1 lb. walnuts, coarsely ground

easier cutting of pieces later. I

• 1/2 lb. almonds, coarsely ground

place the pan in the freezer to

• 1/2 cup sugar

harden the top layers and then use

• 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

a serrated knife.

Preparation: 1.

Note: The best way to test roasts is

of phyllo (making sure not to go

5.

with a meat thermometer. Cooking

Bake in a preheated 325 degree

times are approximate.

For the Syrup:

oven for about 45 minutes or until

2.

Preheat the oven to 175C

• 2 cups water

the phyllo turns a rich golden

3.

Rinse the meat with cold water

• 1 1/2 cups sugar

colour.

and pat dry.

• 10 whole cloves

Mix a little salt and pepper in a

• Juice of half a lemon

Preparing the Syrup While the Baklava

small bowl.

• 1 lb. phyllo pastry sheets

is baking:

Make small cuts into the meat at

• 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, melted

1.

various points. Coat the garlic in

4. 5.

6.

7. 8.

9.

In a medium saucepan, combine the water and the sugar and mix

salt and pepper and insert into the

Preparation:

cuts.

Note:

Using your hands, coat the meat

If you are using a food processor to

medium high heat for about 20

first with lemon juice, then olive

grind the nuts, process the almonds

minutes. You want the syrup to be

oil.

separately from the walnuts. Almonds

slightly thickened.

Season with salt and pepper and

take a bit more time to grind than

place in a roasting pan.

walnuts and you don’t want the

Peel and clean the potatoes

walnuts to be ground too finely.

and cut into rounds or slices,

Mix the walnuts, almonds, sugar, and

lengthwise. Salt and place around

cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

the lamb.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.

3.

Add the cloves and simmer over

Remove from the heat and discard the cloves.

4.

Stir in the juice of half a lemon. Allow the syrup to cool slightly.

5.

When the baklava is out of the oven and still warm, ladle the syrup carefully into the pan.

Pour the remaining olive oil and lemon juice over the potatoes, and

Unwrap the Phyllo:

sprinkle with oregano.

Carefully remove the Phyllo roll from

10. Pour 1/2 cup of water into the

well.

6.

Baklava can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature.

the plastic sleeve. Using a scissor or

bottom of the pan (down the side so

sharp knife, cut the sheets in half to

it doesn’t coat the potatoes or meat).

make two stacks of 9 x 12 inch sheets.

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ITALIAN Antipasto Pasta Salad

in the envelope of dressing mix.

• 1/4 cup red wine (a good Cabernet!)

Cover, and refrigerate for at least

• 1 lb thin spaghetti

Antipasto (plural antipasti) means

one hour.

• Parmesan cheese

“before the meal” and signifies the

3.

To prepare the dressing, whisk

official beginning of the Italian meal. It

together the olive oil, balsamic

may also be referred to as a starter, or

vinegar, oregano, parsley,

an entrée.

Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Traditional antipasto may include cured meats, olives, pepperoni, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or

4.

1.

over the salad, and mix well.

Marigold’s Famous Spaghetti

In large, heavy pot, brown Italian sausage, breaking up as you stir.

Just before serving, pour dressing 2.

Add onions and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until onions are softened.

3.

Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.

mozzarella), pickled meats and vegetables.

Preparation:

Spaghetti is the plural form of the

4.

Italian word spaghetto, which is a

Add basil, parsley, brown sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, and black

Ingredients:

diminutive of spago, meaning “thin string” or “twine. Spaghetti is made

5.

Stir well and barely bring to a boil.

• 1 pound seashell pasta

of semolina or flour and water. Italian

6.

Stir in red wine.

• 1/4 pound Genoa salami, chopped

dried spaghetti is made from durum

7.

Simmer on low, stirring frequently

• 1/4 pound pepperoni sausage, chopped

wheat semolina, but outside of Italy

for at least an hour. A longer

• 1/2 pound Asiago cheese, diced

and Sicily it may be made with other

simmer makes for a better sauce,

• 1 can black olives, drained and chopped

kinds of flour.

• 1 red bell pepper, diced • 1 Green bell pepper, chopped

Ingredients:

• 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

just be careful not to let it burn! 8.

• 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot)

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

9.

• 3 Tomatoes, chopped • Italian-style salad dressing

pepper.

Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

• 1 small onion, chopped (optional)

• 2 tablespoons dried oregano

• 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 tablespoon dried parsley

• 1 can diced tomatoes

• 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

• 2 cans tomato paste

“Biscotti” is the plural form of biscotto.

• 2 cans tomato sauce

The word originates from the medieval

• 2 cups water

Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-

Cook the pasta in a large pot of

• 3 teaspoons basil

cooked/baked. Biscotti is also known

salted boiling water until al dente.

• 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

as biscotti di Prato or cantuccini. The

Drain, and cool under cold water.

• 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

biscuits are oblong-shaped almond

In a large bowl, combine the pasta,

• 1 teaspoon salt

biscuits, made dry and crunchy through

salami, pepperoni, Asiago cheese,

• 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

cutting the loaf of dough while still hot

black olives, red bell pepper, green

• 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground

and fresh from baking in the oven.

Preparation: 1.

2.

bell pepper and tomatoes. Stir

Biscotti

black pepper

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 1 cup white sugar • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 3 eggs • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1 tablespoon aniseed extract, or 3 drops aniseed oil

Preparation: 1.

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C

2.

Grease cookie sheets or line with backing paper.

3.

In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and aniseed flavouring until well blended.

4.

Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.

5.

Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet.

6.

Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.

7.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

8.

Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack.

9.

When the biscuits are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.

10. Place the slices cut side up back

BISCOTTI

onto the baking sheet. 11. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. 12. Slices should be lightly toasted.

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ARABIC Kofta Kebabs

a skewer, flattening into a 2 inch

incorporating Levantine, Yemeni,

Kofta originated from the Persian word

skewers.

Indian and Persian cuisine.

köfte, meaning “mashed”. In ancient

Arabic cuisine today is the result of a combination of richly diverse cultures,

Hummus

5.

grinders and hence minced their meat them in rather large mortars. The food

“chick peas”. This traditional spread is

is popular in Iran, Turkey, and other

made from cooked, mashed chickpeas

Middle Eastern countries.

blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon

Place the kebabs onto a baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate at

times, people did not have meat to very small pieces and then mashed

Hummus is an Arabic word meaning

oval; repeat with the remaining

least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours. 6.

Preheat an outdoor grill or an oven grill at 120 degrees C.

7.

Cook the skewers turning occasionally, until the lamb has cooked to your desired taste

juice, salt and garlic.

Ingredients:

Today, it is popular throughout the

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

Middle East, Turkey, North Africa,

• 1 teaspoon salt

Morocco, and in Middle Eastern cuisine

• 1 pound ground lamb

Basbousa is a variant of the Egyptian

around the globe.

• 3 tablespoons grated onion

dish ma’mounia. It is a sweet cake

• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

made of cooked semolina soaked in

• 1 tablespoon ground coriander

simple syrup. Coconut is a popular

Ingredients:

(about 6 minutes for medium).

Semolina Cake (Basbousa)

• 1 teaspoon ground cumin

addition. The syrup may also optionally

• 2 cups chick peas, drained

• 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

contain orange flower water or rose

• 1/3 cup tahini

• 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

water. The Greeks and Turks call this

• 1/4 cup lemon juice

• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

cake revani.

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

• 2 cloves garlic, halved

• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 28 bamboo skewers, soaked in water

• 1 cup semolina flour

• 1 pinch paprika

for 30 minutes

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Preparation: 1.

• 1 cup yogurt

Preparation:

• 1 cup butter

Mash the garlic into a paste with

• 2 tablespoons baking powder

the salt using a mortar and pestle

• 2 beaten eggs

Place the chickpeas, tahini, lemon

or the flat side of a chef’s knife on

• 3 cups sugar

juice, salt and garlic in a blender or

your cutting board.

• 1 cup water

Mix the garlic into the lamb along

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

with the onion, parsley, coriander,

• 1/2 lemons or 1/2 lime

food processor.

1.

2.

2.

Blend until smooth.

3.

Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

cumin, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne

• 1 cinnamon stick

4.

Drizzle olive oil over the mixture.

pepper, ginger, and pepper in a

• syrup

Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

mixing bowl until well blended. 3.

Form the mixture into 28 balls.

4.

Form each ball around the tip of

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Preparation:

Preparing the syrup:

1.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees C

1.

2.

Mix together flour, sugar, and

in a pot, put on stove on high

baking powder very well in large

heat.

bowl. 3.

Melt butter, add into mixture.

4.

Add yogurt into the mixture, mix

2.

Add eggs, mix well again.

6.

Beat mixture for 2 minutes till

3.

8.

Pour into 9 X 13 inch baking pan

Add in vanilla and cinnamon stick. Squeeze half lemon into mixture, drop the lemon itself in there after squeezing.

4.

there are no lumps. 7.

Mix 3 cups sugar & one cup water

Stir well.

well. 5.

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Mix well, and boil for 1 minute, remove from heat.

5.

Once the cake is a golden colour,

brushed with very little oil.

remove from oven, and let cool for

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

about 5 minutes. 6.

Pour syrup onto the cake, let cool.

7.

Cut into as many pieces as you like.

HUMUS

BASBOUSA

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ARGENTINIAN Argentina is famous for its beef –

directly over the coals, and cook

• salt and pepper to taste

and eating lots of it! A meat grill or

at medium-high heat for 6 to 8

• 2 1/2 teaspoons salt

barbeque is called an asado or parilla

minutes more on each side, or until

• 1/2 - 3/4 cup water

desired taste.

• 4 1/2 cups flour

and is a great way to celebrate. The tradition of slowing roasting many

5.

Remove from heat and let rest 5

different cuts of meat over a fire

minutes before serving. Remove

Preparation:

originated on the cattle farms of

strings from steaks

For the Filling:


Argentina and Uruguay.

Patagonian-style Tenderloin Steaks (Lomo Asado)

Beef Empanadas (Empanadas Tucumanas)

1.

Finely chop the beef into 1 cm. square pieces.

2.

Cook the garlic and the white onions in the beef fat or oil until

An Empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry which is baked or fried and

tender.
 3.

Add the paprika, cumin, salt, and

Lomo is the Spanish word for

can be found in many countries in

tenderloin and Asado is a term

Southern Europe, Latin America, and

used both for a range of barbecue

parts of Southeast Asia. The name

browned. Add 1/2 to 1 cup water

techniques and the social event of

comes from the Galician, Portuguese

and simmer for 5-10 minutes

having or attending a barbecue.

and Spanish verb empanar, meaning

more, allowing water to boil off.

to wrap or coat in bread. The Tucumán

The filling should be juicy but not

Ingredients:

chili pepper, and stir well. 4.

Add the beef and cook until just

region of Argentina is famous for their

watery, and the meat should be

• 5-7 pound beef tenderloin

handmade empanadas filled with

tender.


• Coarse salt

seasoned, finely chopped beef and

Preparation: 1.

2.

3.

Clean and prepare the grill. Light

Stir in the green onions and sauté 1 minute more. Stir in optional

raisins, olives, and hardboiled eggs.

raisins, green olives and hard boiled eggs. Season with salt and

the charcoal and wait until the

Ingredients:

flames have gone down and the

• 1 pound beef steak

coals are covered with white ash.

• 1/2 cup beef fat, lard, or vegetable oil

Cut the tenderloin into steaks, 1 to

• 1 cup chopped white onion

Making the dough:

2 inches thick. Tie a piece of string

• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1.

around the circumference of each

• 1 teaspoon cumin

steak to maintain its round shape

• 2 teaspoons paprika

on the grill.

• 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chili powder

fingers, cut the lard or shortening

Season the steaks generously with

• 1 teaspoon salt

into the flour until well blended.

coarse salt. Place the steaks on the

• 3 green onions, white and green

Slowly stir in the water a little at a

grill, directly over the coals (high heat) and sear them, 5 minutes on each side. 4.

5.

onions. Optional ingredients include

pepper to taste.
 6.

5 minutes and drained (optional)

Sift the salt with the flour into a bowl.


2.

parts sliced crosswise into thin rings • 1 cup raisins, soaked in hot water for

Chill beef mixture for 2 to 24 hours.

Using a pastry cutter or your

time, reserving some.
 3.

Turn the dough out onto a flat surface and knead, adding more

Move the steaks to the side

• 1/2 cup chopped green olives (optional)

water if necessary until the dough

slightly, so that they are not

• 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped (optional)

comes together into smooth

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clump. If you add too much water and the dough is too sticky, you can knead in some more flour.
 4.

Alfajores Alfajores is a traditional confection,

8.

To fill the cookies, spread one cookie with dulce de leche and top with second cookie.

9.

Knead the dough for 5 to 10

derived from the Arabic word meaning

minutes, until it is smooth and

“luxury” or “exquisite”. This food

stretchy. The dough should not be

has been popular in Argentina and

sticky at all. Cover dough with a

Uruguay since the mid-19th century.

dish towel and let dough relax at

Today, Argentina is the world ‘s largest

room temperature for 30 minutes.

consumer of Alfajores, being the most

Ingredients:

You can wrap the dough in plastic

common snack for schoolchildren and

• 1/2 cup of condensed milk

warp and keep in the refrigerator

adults.

• 2/3 cups of evaporated milk

Roll the edges in the coconut.


10. Store in an airtight container. Making the Dulce de leche sauce.

• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

overnight. Shaping the Empanandas:

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Ingredients:

• Generous pinch of salt (optional)

• 3/4 cups cornstarch

• Cinnamon sticks (optional)

1.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees C.

• 1 cup flour

• 1 tablespoon corn syrup

2.

Roll out half the dough very thin,

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

to 1/4” thick. Cut the dough into

• 1 teaspoon salt

4-5 inch rounds, using a large

• 1 cup butter

cookie cutter, bowl, or coffee can.

• 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Knead the scraps into a ball and let

• 1-2 tablespoons Brandy

corn syrup, and the condensed

the dough rest, covered, while you

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

milk in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add

roll out the other half of dough.

• 1 cup dulce de leche

the cinnamon sticks, baking soda,

You should end up with 20 to 24

• 1/2 cup toasted coconut, finely chopped

and pinch of salt if desired. (Salt

Preparation: 1.

is not exactly traditional but helps

rounds, depending on the size. 3.

Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the middle of a dough round. Brush edges of circle with water. Fold the round in half over the

Preparation:

4.

2.

Place the cornstarch, flour, baking

heat. The water will begin to

powder, and salt in a bowl and mix

evaporate as steam. Stir steadily so

briefly.


that the mixture does not stick to

Cut the butter into small pieces

the bottom of the pan and burn.

3.

and add to the flour mixture,

Adjust the temperature so that the

blending with your fingers until

mixture stays just barely at a simmer.


the middle and press down. Move

the mixture is smooth.


the edge into the middle again.

4.

3.

thicken and darken slightly in color.

Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and Brandy, and mix with

The mixture will slowly begin to Keep stirring - this takes patience!

4.

Cook and stir until the mixture

Continue around the sealed edge

your hands until the dough is

of the empanada, folding the edge

homogeneous and smooth (add

is making big slow bubbles and

over itself, to make a twisted rope

another tablespoon or two of

is very thick. Lift the spoon out

effect.

Brandy if dough is too crumbly to

of the pot and drizzle some of

Bake the empanadas for

form a ball). Let the dough rest in

the caramel over the surface. If

10 minutes, then turn the

the refrigerator for 30 minutes.


it forms a ribbon that does not

Roll out dough to 3/8” thickness,

disappear after 10 seconds or so, it

temperature down to 400 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes more. The empanadas should be golden brown. 6.

Cook and stir over medium low

Preheat oven to 350 degrees C.

down edge, fold the edge towards

Starting at one end of the pressed-

your fingers over 1/2 inch and fold

5.

intensify the flavour).
 2.

1.

filling, and press down hard along the edges to seal.

Place the evaporated milk, the

Store baked empanadas in the refrigerator or freezer and reheat

5.

and cut into 2 inch circles.
 6.

Place cookies on baking sheet lined with baking paper.


7.

Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes, until they are barely golden

in the microwave. Unbaked

brown. Let cookies cook 5 minutes,

empanadas can also be frozen.

then transfer to rack to cool

is ready. 5.

Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

6.

Remove cinnamon sticks, and stir in the vanilla.

7.

Let cool completely and serve.

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AFRICAN Egyptian Toasted Pine Nut Couscous with Garlic Shrimp:

butter in a bowl, and set aside. 9.

3.

Sauté the shrimp in a large skillet

add the rice to the lentils and

with the marinade over medium

continue simmering until the rice is cooked, adding water if necessary.

heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until

Ingredients:

When the lentils are quite tender,

shrimp turns opaque (Do not

4.

Cook the macaroni in a separate pot.

• 1 lb large shrimp (fresh or frozen)

overcook or the shrimp will be

5.

Rinse and strain when done.

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

tough).

6.

Meanwhile, fry the onions and

• 4 garlic cloves, minced • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or celery salt) • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted • 1 (5 5/8 ounce) package couscous

10. Pour half of the butter over the shrimp. 11. To serve, divide the spinach among

• 2/3 cup sliced green onion

lemon butter over everything.

• 1/3 cup lemon juice

Sprinkle with shredded parmesan.

shredded parmesan cheese

Directions: 1. 2. 3.

4.

Ingredients:

food processor until smooth or just leave as is. 9.

Mix the lentils, rice and macaroni together in one pot.

10. Place some of the lentil mixture on each plate and top with tomato sauce. 11. Sprinkle with more hot chili powder or salt and pepper, if

Peel, devein and rinse shrimp if

• 1 cup basmati rice

desired.

needed, and then pat dry.

• 1 cup uncooked pasta (small shells or

Place shrimp in a large self-sealing

elbow macaroni is best)

Dessert - Basbousa:

plastic bag.

• 2 large onions, diced

Add oil, garlic, tarragon, thyme

• 4 cloves garlic, minced

Ingredients:

and Old Bay seasoning and seal

• 2 tablespoons oil

• 3/4 cup butter

bag.

• 1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes

• 3/4 cup sugar

Gently turn and ‘massage’ the

• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper

• 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

marinade. 5.

Refrigerate for at least one hour.

6.

Prepare the couscous according

flakes (or more to taste) • salt and black pepper

Directions: 1.

• 2 cups semolina • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Cook the lentils in just over a liter

• Sugar syrup

of salted water.

• 1 cup sugar

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat

• 1 cup water

Stir the pine nuts and onions into

and simmer, covered, for 15-30

• juice of lemon

the couscous and set aside.

minutes, depending on the type of

Combine the lemon juice and

lentils you are using.

to the package directions, substituting the chicken broth for the water.

8.

Koshari:

You can now blitz the sauce in a

• 1 cup brown lentils

bag to coat the shrimp with the

7.

thickened and sauce like. 8.

13. Arrange the shrimp on the

• 1 1/4 cups chicken broth

• 1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach

bubble for 10-20 minutes or until

12. Spoon the couscous onto the spinach.

Add the tomatoes, chili flakes, salt and pepper to taste and let it

individual bowls.

couscous and pour the remaining

• 1/4 cup melted butter

garlic in the oil until golden. 7.

2.

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Directions: 1.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2.

Melt butter; allow to cool to room temperature.

3.

Combine sugar and buttermilk in a large bowl.

4.

Combine the semolina, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl.

5.

Add semolina mixture to buttermilk mixture, mix well, then add melted butter, and mix well.

6.

Spray an 11x7 inch pan with cooking spray, pour in the mixture; You may also use a 13x9 inch pan, and bake for 25 minutes instead of 30.

7.

Let it sit for 20 minutes.

8.

Bake for 30 minutes; pour sugar syrup over it while still warm.

9.

This is usually served with tea or coffee.

Sugar Syrup 10. Combine sugar, water and juice of half a lemon in a saucepan. 11. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes, mixture should thicken when it cools.

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ASIAN Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce:

10. Pour sauce over pasta and toss

Ingredients:

12. Garnish with additional green

• Noodles • 12 ounces linguine

well.

• 1 cup finely shredded carrot • 2 cups frozen stir fry vegetables

6.

Add coconut milk, water, and salt, and bring to a simmer.

7.

13. **Chili-Garlic sauce can be

8.

Add shrimp, simmer, stirring for 5 minutes.

increased or decreased depending

Spicy Shrimp in Coconut Milk:

Simmer until thickened 5-10 minutes.

onions, if desired.

on how spicy you like your dish. • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped

Add tomatoes, cook for 1 minute.

11. Transfer to a plate and serve warm.

• 4 tablespoons sesame oil Sauce

5.

9.

Stir in cilantro.

10. Serve with lime wedges.

Thai-style Crème Caramel (Lactose/Gluten-free):

• 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic

Ingredients:

• 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger or 1

• 1/4 cup oil

Ingredients:

• 1 cup chopped onion

• 1 cup good-quality coconut milk

• 1/4 cup honey

• 1 tablespoon minced garlic

• 2 eggs

• 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

• 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

• 1 Tbsp. sugar

• 1/4 cup soy sauce

• 2 tablespoons coriander

• 1 tsp. vanilla essence

• 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

• 1/4 teaspoon cumin

• 1/4 cup maple syrup

• 1/2 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce

• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

• pinch of salt

• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

• a little coconut oil, canola oil or other

tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

Directions: 1.

• 1/8 teaspoon turmeric

Cook pasta in a large pot of

• 1 cup drained canned tomato

salted water according to package

• 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

directions.

(from 2 15oz cans)

2.

Drain and return to pot.

• 1/2 cup water

3.

Add 2 TBSP sesame oil and toss to

• 1 teaspoon salt

coat.

• 1 1/2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and

healthy oil

Preparation 1.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease ramekins with oil

2.

Beat eggs by hand with a fork or with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Then add the salt, sugar, vanilla

cleaned

4.

Set aside.

5.

Heat remaining 2 TBSP sesame oil

• 3/4 cup fresh cilantro

essence, and coconut milk. Stir

in heavy pot over medium-high

• lime wedge (for serving)

until well combined.

heat. 6.

Add green onions, carrots, stir-fry veggies, garlic and ginger.

7.

Sauté until vegetables soften, about 4 minutes.

8.

Add honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and chili-garlic sauce and mix well.

9.

Simmer sauce 2 minutes.

Directions: 1.

3. 4.

Pour a little syrup into the bottom of each ramekin (enough to cover

Heat oil in large skillet on med-hi heat.

2.

3.

the bottom + up to 1 Tbsp. more). 4.

Now pour egg and coconut

Add onions and stir cook for 3

mixture into each ramekin up to

minutes.

3/4 full. (Do not stir - syrup will

Add garlic and ginger, cook for 2

naturally remain at the bottom of

minutes.

the ramekin.)

Add the spices, cook for 1 minute.

5.

Place ramekins in a large glass

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baking dish or on a deep-sided roasting pan. Pour some water into the bottom of the baking dish or pan - until water reaches 1/4 way up the side of the ramekin. 6.

Bake 30 minutes, or until an inserted fork comes out clean. Allow to cool, and then place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. (Note: you can also serve this dessert warm)

7.

To serve, run a knife around the inner rim of each ramekin (to loosen pudding). Overturn the ramekins onto individual dessert plates. The pudding should fall out easily, with the syrup naturally dripping down over the coconut

CREME CARAMEL

custard. \

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JAPANESE Braised Meat & Potatoes Ingredients:

Japanese-Style Salmon Baked in Foil Ingredients:

• 200 g thinly sliced beef (veal)

Gelatin Cup with Matcha Ingredients: • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder

• 2 big onions

• 200 g or 2 pieces salmon

• 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatin

• 600 g (4 big or 6 small) potatoes

• 70 g onion

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 3 tablespoons green peas

• 6 button mushrooms

• 285 ml hot water

• 400 ml water

• Suitable amount soy sauce

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• A pinch of salt

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 20 g butter

• 2 tablespoons sake • 2 tablespoons sweet sake for

Method: 1.

Method: Slice the beef into thin slices. Cut

2.

the onions into 8 sections. Cut the Heat olive oil, sauté the beef until

ml hot water. Add the remaining 240 ml hot

Sprinkle salt on both sides of the

water and mix. Add the gelatin

salmon. Thinly slice the onion and

and sugar and mix often. Pour into

the mushrooms.

a small bowl and chill for 4 hours

Wrap the salmon, the onion, and

in the refrigerator.

aluminum foil. 3.

Put the wrapped salmon in a

the color changes.

frying pan and cover and bake on

3.

Add the onions and fry.

medium heat for 15 minutes.

4.

Add the potatoes and fry.

5.

Add the water, sugar, sake, mirin,

suitable amount of soy sauce over

and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce.

everything.

6.

Melt the matcha powder with 45

mushroom slices and the butter in

potatoes into 6 to 8 pieces. 2.

1. 2.

seasoning (mirin) • 4 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1.

Method:

4.

Remove the foil and pour a

Cover and boil on high heat. After boiling, reduce the heat, skim off the surface scum.

7.

Bring to boil again and cook until broth is reduced to half. Add remaining soy sauce. Cover again and boil until broth is reduced to one - third. Add green peas and mix.

SALMON

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TANZANIAN Pilau Rice with Beef Stew

brown. Then add tomatoes that have

Ingredients:

rice water with the pilau masala until

5.

Remove bones, cut fat off.

it boils. Add some salt to taste. Add the

6.

Cut meat into 1/2” pieces.

• 1 lb. beef [not ground] i.e. Cut meat

rest of the water to the fried onions

7.

Puree soup return to casserole.

• 2 carrots

and tomatoes. Then add the green

8.

Stir in butter and meat and simmer

• 2 green peppers

peas when the water starts boiling and

• 4 tomatoes

the rice. Then let it cook.

• 4 onions • Coriander • Curry powder • Black pepper

4.

been peeled and cut. Boil some of the

With tongs, transfer short ribs to a plate.

to reheat. 9.

Serve in soup plates.

Mtori: Ingredients:

• Seasoning salt, Crisco cooking oil, salt • 3 lbs short rib of beef, cut into

Method:

3-inch lengths (a whole chicken can be substituted)

Fry the onions that have been chopped

• 1 quart water

until they turn brown. Add tomatoes

• 2 teaspoons salt

and chopped green pepper. Add

• 3 medium ripe plantains, peeled and

carrots, black pepper and coriander. Wash the cut meat and sprinkle it with

sliced into rounds 1/4-inch thick • 3 medium boiling potatoes, peeled

seasoning salt. When the carrots have

and quartered, then placed in a bowl

become slightly soft add the cut meat.

of cold water to prevent

When meat is almost cooking add

discoloration

some curry powder and salt to taste.

• 2 medium size onions, peeled and

Pilau Rice Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon butter

coarsely chopped • 1.5 LB rice (water according to rice) • 0.5 LB green peas • 2 cans pilau masala (type of spice) • 3 onions

Method: 1.

Combine ribs, water and salt in

• 3 tomatoes

heavy 3-4 qt casserole and bring to

• Crisco oil

boil over high heat, skimming off

• Salt

Method:

foam and scum. 2.

Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered, 1 and 1/2 hours.

3.

Add plantains, drained potatoes

Wash the rice with cold water. Boil the

and onions and simmer for 30

peas until cooked. Chop onions and

minutes or until meat is tender and

then fry them until they turn slightly

potatoes are mashed easily.

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PORTUGUESE Portuguese Pork Tenderloin:

• 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Ingredients:

• 2 teaspoons canola oil

• 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed

10. Add broth and 1/4 teaspoon of

• 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper • 1 link Portuguese chourico, sliced in rounds

salt; bring to boil. 11. Wrap handle of pan with foil, cover pan;. 12. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. 13. Stir in shrimp, asparagus, and peas. 14. Cover and bake an additional 5

• 2 tablespoons flour

• 1 cup onion, chopped

• salt

• 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

minutes or until shrimp are no

• pepper

• 1 1/2 cups uncooked arborio rice or 1

longer translucent.

• paprika

• 1/2 cups other medium grain rice

• 1 tablespoon butter

• 1/2 cup diced plum tomato

• 1 onion, sliced

• 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

• 1/2 lb mushroom, sliced

• 1/4 teaspoon saffron thread, crushed

• 2/3 cup dry white wine

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1/4 teaspoon rosemary

• 3 cups chicken broth

• 2 tablespoons lemon juice

• 3/4 lb large shrimp, peeled and

• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

deveined

Almond Cake from Albufeira, Portugal: Ingredients: • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

• 1 cup asparagus, cut diagonally

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

• 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1.

Directions:

Season flour with salt, pepper and paprika.

2.

Roll tenderloin in seasoned flour.

3.

Sauté pork in butter until golden brown.

4.

Add sliced onions and mushrooms.

5.

Sauté for a minute or two.

6.

Add wine and rosemary.

7.

Cover and cook over low heat for 45 to 60 minutes, or until done.

8.

Add lemon juice and parsley just before serving.

Portuguese Paella: Ingredients:

• 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 egg • 1/2 cup buttermilk

1.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2.

Sprinkle chicken with rosemary, 1/2

• 1/3 cup melted butter, cooled to

teaspoon salt, and black pepper. 3.

Heat oil in a large oven proof

room temperature • 2/3 cup sliced almonds

nonstick skillet or paella pan over 4. 5.

medium-high heat.

Hot Almond Syrup

Add chicken; cook for 3 minutes on

• 3/4 cup granulated sugar

each side or until lightly browned.

• 6 tablespoons water

Remove chicken from pan; cover

• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

and keep warm. 6.

Add chourice and cook until lightly

Directions:

browned;. 7. 8.

Add onion and bell pepper; cook

1.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

for 7 minutes, stirring constantly.

2.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Add rice, tomato, paprika, saffron 3.

Beat egg, buttermilk and vanilla

• 6 skinless chicken thighs (1 1/2 lbs.)

and garlic; cook for 1 minute

• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

stirring constantly.

extract together until smooth. Stir

Return chicken to pan.

in melted butter.

or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

9.

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Add flour mixture and mix with

between pan and cake, then cool

Turn into a buttered 9” spring-

completely before releasing spring-

form pan.

form pan.

back when lightly touched, about 35 minutes. 7.

Remove from oven.

8.

While is hot, cover top with sliced almonds.

9.

12. Using knife or spatula, loosen sides

spoon until nearly smooth.

Bake until center of cake springs

Slowly pour Hot Almond Syrup

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13. Hot Almond Syrup: In 1-qt saucepan combine sugar and water. 14. Boil until mixture reaches 220F on candy thermometer. 15. Remove from heat and add almond extract; stir well.

even over, letting syrup soak into cake. 10. Broil about 6” from heat until almonds are lightly toasted. 11. Cool on rack 15 minutes.

ALMOND CAKE

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MEXICAN Chicken Tortilla Soup:

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas:

wrapped and frozen at this point)

• 2 teaspoons olive oil

Ingredients:

near edges of baking dish is

• 1 medium onion, chopped

• 1 lb chicken breast, diced

• 4 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 medium onion, chopped

• 1 medium jalapeno pepper, chopped

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

• 1/2 medium green pepper

• 8 flour tortillas, softened (8 inches

Ingredients:

• 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts

each) • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey jack

and bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce bubbly.

Mocha Tres Leches Cake: Ingredients: • 6eggs

• 2 cups frozen corn

cheese or 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend

• 3/4cup milk

• 1/2 cup dry white wine or 1/2 cup

cheese, divided

• 3/4cup unsweetened cocoa powder

• 1/4 cup butter

• 1 3/4cups all-purpose flour

• 2 teaspoons cumin

• 1/4 cup flour

• 4 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon chili powder

• 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth

• 1teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

• 1 cup sour cream

• 1 1/2cups granulated sugar

• 4 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

• 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

• 2 teaspoons vanilla

water

• 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

• 112 ounce can evaporated milk

Directions: 1.

In frying pan, cook chicken and

Topping:

onion together in oil over medium-

• 1 cup non-fat tortilla chips (optional)

high heat until chicken is just

Directions: 1.

3.

4.

milk

done.

• 3/4cup whipping cream

Divide cooked chicken evenly

• 1/28 ounce package cream cheese, softened

between 8 tortillas; add 1 1/2

green pepper with olive oil in a

tablespoons cheese to each tortilla.

• 1cup powdered sugar

Roll enchiladas and place seam-

• 1 1/2cups whipping cream

Add all the rest of the ingredients

side down in 9x13” baking dish

• Chocolate jimmies (optional)

to the large pot and bring to a

that has been lightly sprayed with

boil.

no-stick cooking spray.

After about 15 minutes, remove

3.

4.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan;

Directions: 1.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

the chicken breasts and shred.(Two

stir in flour to make a roux; stir

Separate eggs, placing egg whites

forks work well to pull the chicken

and cook until bubbly; gradually

in a very large bowl and yolks in

apart!).

whisk in chicken broth then bring

a small bowl; set aside. In a small

Return shredded chicken to the

to boiling, stirring frequently.

saucepan heat the 3/4 cup milk

Remove from heat; stir in sour

over medium heat until simmering;

minutes.

cream and green chilies; pour

remove from heat. Whisk in the

Serve, topped with crushed tortilla

sauce evenly over enchiladas.

cocoa powder (mixture will be

Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese

thick); set aside to cool.

pot and simmer an additional 45 5.

powder • 114 ounce can sweetened condensed

Sauté onion, garlic, jalapeño and large pot until soft.

2.

2.

• 3 tablespoons instant espresso coffee

chips if desired.

5.

6.

(baking dish may be double-

2.

In a small bowl combine the flour

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3.

5.

In a medium saucepan combine

7.

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Meanwhile, in a medium bowl

the egg whites and salt with an

the evaporated milk and espresso

beat the cream cheese with an

electric mixer on medium speed

powder. Heat over medium heat,

electric mixer on medium speed

until frothy. Increase speed to

stirring constantly, until the

until smooth; beat in powdered

medium-high and beat until soft

espresso powder has dissolved.

sugar. Add 1/4 cup of the whipping

peaks form (tips curl). Slowly add

Remove from heat. Stir in the

cream and beat until combined.

the granulated sugar, beating until

sweetened condensed milk and the

Add remaining whipping cream

stiff peaks form.

3/4 cup whipping cream.

and beat until soft peaks form.

Add egg yolks to the beaten

6.

Use the tines of a long fork or a

8.

Pipe or spread whipped cream

whites and beat just until

wooden skewer to poke holes all

mixture over cake and refrigerate

combined. Add the flour and

over the top of the cake. Pour the

for 3 to 24 hours, covering cake

cooled chocolate mixture

espresso mixture evenly over the

after topper is set. If desired,

alternately to the egg mixture,

top of the cake.

sprinkle with chocolate jimmies.

beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat just until combined. 4.

Pour batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and cool completely in the pan (about 1 hour).

ENCHILADAS

MOCHA CAKE

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exercise

on the move

For those who often travel via airplanes, they are familiar with the need to do exercises to keep the flow of blood through the system, limit any cramping that can occur and prevent stiffness.

If you’re on a double-decker bus and it’s safe to do so without affecting other commuters, spend a few minutes stair climbing.

Airplanes are not the only place for any traveler to fit in a few quick exercises.

Bicep Curls

So how do we stretch our bodies,

A low impact version. Just use one.

and minds, in a bus? Guess there’s no

Stand with your legs shoulder-width

excuse to stop that training!

apart and your stomach pulled in while

your leg. Switch to your other leg and repeat the exercise 10 times.

Heel Raises

holding on to a pole. Start with

Best part is you won’t need a seat.

your hand by your side. Keep your

Hold on to the back of a seat or an

palm facing your body and lift your

overhead bar for support and slowly

If you’re on a double-decker bus and

hand upwards to contract your bicep

raise your heels off the floor. Try not to

it’s safe to do so without affecting

muscle while exhaling. Lower your arm

tip forward. Hold each heel raise for 20

other commuters, spend a few minutes

and repeat 10 times, then switch sides.

seconds. Relax and then repeat five to

Stair Climbing

stair climbing. This reputedly burns more calories than jogging. Remember to hold onto the handle rail for

10 times.

Seated Knee Lifts

Neck Rotation

support and pull in your stomach while

You will need a resistance band. Stretch

climbing. You’ll get calorie-burning

the resistance band tightly across

So it’s been a long day at work and

benefits from both climbing and

your thighs. Slowly raise your thigh

your neck is taking strain. Relieve

descending the stairs.

up against the band and then lower

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A low impact version. Just use one. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and your stomach pulled in while holding on to a pole.

toward your chest and then slowly rotate your head toward your right shoulder in a semicircular motion. Return your head to the center and then rotate it toward your left shoulder. Try to keep your shoulders relaxed. Repeat 10 times.

Other great exercise tips on the move are: Buy a bicycle and ride to work. Best is to have a bike with various gears for those pesky uphills, and don’t forget your helmet.

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Walk to work and back 2 or 3 times a

Do isometric exercises. Simply imagine

week. Low impact, longer distance

moving each muscle part in your

with fresh air and great views. Invest in

body, so start wriggling your toes,

good running/walking shoes, and

flexing your feet and then working up

for an extra kick, carry a backpack with

all the way to the top.

all you office notes. Get a grip. Grab the steering wheel Park a little further from the office, so

and flex your arms by resistance-pulling

at least there is slightly more distance

yourself towards and away from the

than usual for a short term boost.

wheel.

Take the stairs in the building - both up

Well, I for one will surely not be bored

and down. Give the escalator and

with any of the above. Get stretchy!

lift a miss - every time.

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Walk to work and back 2 or 3 times a week. Low impact, longer distance with fresh air and great views.


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strength to strength. Sofiya also has

underwear too. Really classy.

the agency for the brand in Tanzania. She tells me that in 2008 when looking

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Not taking a moment to rest, Sofiya

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TOP TECH FOR 2013 (part 3) Analysts predict that by 2014 the latest technology inventions related to cloud computing will significantly influence how we use our computers. For those that are still in the dark,

about to be an iPhone feature, but it

approach to generating holograms

cloud computing is where tasks and

has potential for future versions of the

that could lead to colour holographic-

file storage on your computer are

phone.

video displays costing less to produce

performed and stored elsewhere.

than existing monochromatic

eliminates the difficulty and expense

Samsung 5G Mobile Technology

of maintaining, upgrading and scaling

Samsung are on the brink of a break

beneath the surface of the crystal, he

your own computer, while increasing

through which will allow users to

created microscopic channels called

efficiency, speed and resources.

download high definition 3D movies,

“waveguides” which confine the light

The advantage of this system s that it

technology. And this is all thanks to a $10 crystal optical chip! Just

music and social networking hundreds

that travels through them, producing

The future of cloud computing will see

of times faster than the current-fastest

a final “floating” image. Hopefully,

you being able to generate your own

4G network.

this means that we’re not too far away

electricity as it has the architecture,

from holographic television displays

infrastructure, applications, expertise

Although 5G is not expected to

and resources to generate this service

be available until 2020, Samsung

for you. You just need to connect to

believes that their research will

their grid! Google, IBM and Microsoft

“invigorate research into 5G cellular

are some of the companies that are

communications across the world”.

investing heavily into the research and

The key to 5G transmission is in

The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

development of this technology.

sending information over a much

is claiming to be the world’s first

However, there are some interesting

broader range of frequencies,

bulb-less motorcar - the world’s first

inventions to look out for that will

called ‘millimetre-wave’. What a

all-Light Emitting Diode car, with

change our lives as we currently know

technological pleasure!

all its exterior lighting and interior

it:

Apple iPhone

Holographic TV’s

that were commonly seen in Star Trek!

World’s First All-Light Emitting Diode Car

illumination courtesy of LED sources. It also has what seems like the world’s

Glasses-free 3D TV’s are already

most complicated and sophisticated

Would you like a phone that has a

available, which is about the closest

headlamps, which incorporate an

sensor that recognizes that it had been

you can get to a hologram, but it’s not

optional motorized system for the

dropped? Or if it could shift its center

quite the same – a hologram occupies

high-beam headlamps so drivers can

of mass such that it never landed on its

space and can simulate reality without

keep the high beams on virtually

screen?

influencing it. 3D only works in a single

all the time. The new Mercedes will

direction - just out and in your face.

recognize either on-coming headlamps,

Basically, the sensor sends signals to

With a holographic TV, you would be

or the tail lamps of vehicles ahead. It

the processor, which determines if a

a able to watch an action movie and

then deploys the moving motorized

device is in a free-fall state, deploying

have life-sized translucent warriors

system, which will prevent on coming

the protective mechanism. In order to

circle you as if you were part of the

drivers from being dazzled and allow

lessen the blow, or avoid it entirely, the

fight!

the S-class’s main beams to be left on

protective mechanism can change the

all the time. Three motors are used in

angular velocity, device positioning or

Graduate student, Daniel Smalley, from

each headlamp unit to allow this high-

device rotation! To be clear, this isn’t

MIT’s Media Lab is reporting a new

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iPhone 6/7/8

Would you like a phone that has a sensor that recognizes that it had been dropped?

HOLOGRAM TV

Hopefully, this means that we’re not too far away from holographic television displays that were commonly seen in Star Trek!

MERC S-Class

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