Both of these consist of a heated bowl which can chop, blend and heat at the same time. The Thermomix costs about £800.00 and the Kcook about £200.00.
I've spent quite a while looking at the recipes and I don't really get the time saving angle of it. You still need to be there to put the stuff into the thing. You might have one less pot to wash but that's it.
Am I missing something?
Cucumber amd mint salad (V)
(Bread, butter, humous, pate and tapenade will be served)
Salmon en croute
Tomato salad (olive oil and sea salt)(V)
Roasted artichokes (V)
Hasselback potatoes (V)
Clafoutis aux Pruneaux
(Served with cream)
Salmon and white fish terrine wrapped in spinach
Vegetable terrine with goats cheese(V)
(Bread, butter, humous and tapenade will be served)
Salmon en croute
Courgettes with curry spiced oil (v)
Asparagus in butter (v)
Clafoutis aux Pruneaux
Tarte aux pommes
(Served with cream or a chocolate sauce)
Assistant in Boots is walking through the baby aisle and sees a lost looking person and offers to help.
She shows lost person to a plastic baby brush and comb set.
Lost person says - Oh thank you, but no, it would hurt her tummy.
Assistant goes off to help someone else.
I re-run the conversation in my head but from the Assistant's side. There are other chemists I can go to while I live in Birmingham, possibly for several decades.
And as I am a rational person I asked myself if I would buy a house without a bath? Nope. Despite the space they take up, I am emotionally attached to a bath. I want a bath after a really bad day. I know that if I have a messy job to do like bathe a pet, bleach/dye something large or dissolve a corpse at least I will have a contained space to do it.
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1. Plan it on the kitchen whiteboard and tick off when done. Start with an empty dishwasher and empty bins. Feed the cat beforehand and have a pot of coffee on. Have a good stock of disposable wipes/kitchen roll/bin bags.
2. Take everything out of the fridge which I intend to use and group into recipe clumps on the worktop.
3. Buy chopped onions/pre chopped veg/grated cheese the day before.
4. Buy pre rolled pastry and bake a quiche.(Fry the veg, stick on the pastry, top up with beaten egg/cream and grated cheese, bake). And if I have pastry left over - jam tarts.
5. Depending on attendees make the same meal work for them all: A vegan butter nut squash soup, have cream on the side and bacon bits.
6. Any guest who turns up and asks if they can help will be taken seriously. (Last poor victim ended up frying halloumi, making popcorn and assembling meringue nests and also later playing with cat to keep her occupied (the cat that is)).
7. Own 2 slow cookers and limit the people coming near the stove, getting under your feet and spilling soup on the cooker.
8. Meat eaters: To a large slow cooker add two raw lamb shoulders, a jar of very good quality pasts sauce (Zest) and a bag of good quality frozen veg. Come back 6 hours later and pick out the shoulder bones with fingers.
9. Partially assemble salads and leave the dressing as something people can add themselves.
10. Breadmaker - have two or three bags of mix in reserve and know they take 2 hours on rapid and serve it hot.
11. Carpet bomb the place with coasters and mats.
12. Have a designated dead bottle space.
13. Frozen to oven pain chocolait/croissants are an excellent cheat.
Beyond that I try to keep the cat off the dining table (because she'll walk around displaying her butt), keep long hairs out of the food and always use a temperature probe so you don't poison your guests.
Anyone got any other lazy tips?
Here's the list so far:
James White (Sector General series - 12 books) Various short stories
Greg Bear (Blood Music)
Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)
Geoff Ryman (The Child Garden)
That white Christian extremists are the most satisfying bad guy.
That just about everyone has a hit in codis.
That most episodes will have a 'let's dispell a fallacy' section is the form of an info dump.
That the coroner always has perfect hair.
That Jeremy Irons and Robin Williams guested in it.
That Olivia Benson will never be happy in her life. Every time someone so much as smiles as her they due for a good old fashioned smiting/killing/jailing/suiciding. Bloody hell girl get out of the job 'cos misery is all that's in the post.
That her partner Elliot finds it hard to pass an episode without at least two accusations of police brutality. Possibly that's why he gets shot about twice a season and has two emotions.
That ICE T can act, as long as he's playing a street wise thug with a limited emotion range and vocabularly.
That Munch gets all the best lines.
That the majority of perps or humps get 25 to life up in Sing Sing and nobody nice ever goes to central booking.
But most of all it hit me as I walked home through Birmingham tonight and saw an advert for a movie on the side of a bus:
WHY OH WHY WOULD ANYONE BE SO FUCKING STUPID AS TO NAME A MOVIE "DIRTY GRANDPA" !!!!!
So in the spirit of ICE-T: Gramps the Five Oh gonna bust yo skanky ass to supermax.
We recently moved from a loft apartment on the second floor with a lift which we used all the time, to a house with four floors including the ground. There are 2-3 rooms on each floor so I am regularly moving between floors. I thought I'd get fitter. I did, but after about 3 months I also ended up with pain in my inner hips which was sharp and nasty and would hit at all times of day and especially if I wasn't walking properly upright and taking long strides. I wear very sensible shoes - I regularly get mistaken for a matron. I am overweight and carry a heavy but well balanced laptop rucksack 2-3 days a week. I honestly thought I something nasty was brewing.
I spoke to my boss who had had the exact same thing when she moved to a house with a lot of floors.
When you regularly take a lot more stairs you overuse your calf muscles everytime you push off to take a step up. This massively tightens your calves and shortens the muscles and overbuilds the quads. This leads to the pain.
It's fixed by simple stretches to lengthen the calf muscles. I'm not in pain anymore.
Unless you have had injuries that cause you to learn to walk again on unsteady joints or an illness that affects your ability to walk, you probably haven't thought about how terrifying it is to fall. Due to old injuries I still hesitate at stairs and prefer to walk slowly beside the handrail and I am still under 40. The thought terrifies me and I hate the winter. I recently started working on the strategic implementation of improvements in Older People's Care in an NHS Trust. The material I've be working with on falls has been startling.
An elderly person falling and breaking their hip has a 30% chance of being dead within a year and a 10% chance of being dead in a month. Source BMJ 2014 . The reasons for this are various; you're already frail and small ailments hit you hard, let alone a break and major surgery, you end up in a hospital which is an unfamiliar place where you can catch infections, are surrounded by strangers, possibly fall again, the place frightens you, it's difficult to sleep and the food is not what you are used to and you use a strange and shared bathroom. The single biggest risk factor for a fall is that you have already fallen.
If you have concerns please consider the following:
Know that most fire services will do free fire safety checks on older people's homes
Check the house for trip hazards (rugs on landings are a nasty one)
Check their shoes/slippers fit properly.
If they are unable to wear shoes recommend socks with rubberised grips (these are standard issue in hospitals)
If they report diziness ensure any medications are checked for any cross-reactions.
Make sure the lighting is adequate for someone perhaps with failing eyesight
Immediately fix any worn carpet on the stairs.
Consider bathroom handrails.
An important but often overlooked one is if you notice they are wearing a long dressing gown or nighty that has perhaps grown to big as they have lost weight or have a dressing gown belt on which trails on the ground - sort it by safety pinning the belt to the loops and offer to buy better fitting night clothes. Also look for mens trouser hems that trail the ground.
All of these things can help prevent a fall.
Most of all - if you notice that an elderly relative has started to have difficulty walking please do not assume it is part of ageing - ask them to see the doctor and ask for a referral to a Physiotherapist. They really can help with quite a few problems. Some tremors of the head can be dealt with through exercises to strengthen muscles. Showing someone how to get up and down from the floor, especially following a fall can help to minimise or prevent injury. And the Physio can do some basic gait analysis and look at exercises that counter the under or over use of a particular joint/limb. Physios also run balance class for people who have fallen which concentrate on gentle exercises to improve balance and are vastly sucessfull - so much so that participants love the classes and won't leave.
If you're interested and want to know more about the subject there is currently an excellent free short course on the OU's Futurelearn platform which I can't recommend strongly enough. It's through the University of Newcastle and is excellent - you can find it here.
Paging doubtingmichael as la_marquise_de_says he is the man who knows...
Right - this is a stupid post but I have no other avenue. I sort of feel like the person who walks into the book shop and asks for a book that had a blue cover...
It's all Apple Music's fault. About 6 weeks ago I cam across a great track on their rock radio station and even though I marked it as being a favourite - it doesn't mean I can find it again. It sounded a little like the White Stripes but wasn't. It was about something like being all you can in the lyrics.
The album cover was a black and white image of the lead singer who was a white guy with shoulder length dark hair wearing a white shirt and black jacket. The name of the album/artist was in yellow text in the top right corner.
Can anyone help? Feel free to share. Yes I did try google images and even searching the album cover description.
"Ergo Sum Apsolvo Condemnabis Mei"
I have extracted from Google translate: I therefore condem my release or I therefore condem my acquittal.
Can any one out there add anything?
He got me to sit down and gave me a metal oblong with rubber on one side and was about 10cm by 5cm. You relax and put your hands on your lap holding this small piece of metal and pressing your thumbs into it. It reads your heart rate (64) and after 30 seconds gives you an ECG assessment.
I have a normal ECG and it took 30 seconds of my thumbs and the surgeon's iphone.
There are times when the future of medicine makes me grin.
What if you could have something the size of a button you could clip under the collar of your coat? It would be the size of your thumb print and locked to your thumb print only you would set it up so that when you press it with your thumb and hold it for 3 seconds it will flash green and will have messaged your bank to instantly put all your cards on hold. You follow it up with a phone call within 24 hours that either cancels or removes the block.
I don't have the connections or wherewithall to suggest this further but if anyone could pass this idea on I think it'd be a very good idea and would save banks/credit card companies money.
I want something that covers health science - preferably UK but EU and US are ok.
Here's what I've rejected so far:
New Scientist - Not sure it covers a very wide Science angle)
Health Service Journal - can get this at work and it's too political and not enough science
Nursing Times - Very little science
Our books are taken care of through Delicous Library but I'm thinking I'd like to do the rest of the house. I want something where I can scan receipts, take pictures of the item and have it update across devices. But I'm also slightly nervous of where that information ends up.
EDIT: You all know what it is... If you're a bit sunk just ask for the answer in the comments.
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BTW I'm reading this text book (Webb and Bain) for fun after reading Ghost Map about John Snow's work. The first chapter has me hooked.