Thursday, 22 May 2014

Recipe - Pumpkin Rice

Pumpkin and rice go very well together. The pumpkin gives a cheery bright colour to the rice and add natural sweetness and flavour as well. This is a very nice and easy way to add essential vitamins and minerals to your daily diet.

The vivid orange flesh hints of the rich antioxidants found in the pumpkin. It is loaded with vitamin A and alpha and beta-carotenes, while also being a good source of vitamins C, K, and E and minerals which include magnesium, potassium and iron.

Antioxidants play a role in cancer prevention while magnesium and potassium help keep muscles functioning at their best.

In this recipe, I just added some pumpkin to the rice and it is good on its own. I had side dishes to go with it. But if you like, some meat can also be added for protein and it can be a one dish meal.

I cook the rice in a rice cooker  and just add the cubed pumpkin.

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 cups of rice
3 cups of water
About 150 grams of pumpkins (2 cm cube) and without skin.
Note: some people left the skin on.


Place all ingredients into rice cooker pot and let the rice cooker do the cooking.
Serve when the rice is done.


In this 3 minute video, the pumpkin rice is cooked in a pot.
Good idea to garnish with spring onion.

This next video (11 minutes) is in Taiwanese, a mixture of hokkien and mandarin, pork ribs are cooked together with the pumpkin rice.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Maths - An Easy Way To Multiply 2 Numbers Between 11 And 19

You can easily multiply two numbers between 11 and 19 in your head using this method. 

For example, you want to find what 14 x 15 equals... 

Take the number 14 and the second digit of the second number, i.e. 5 and add them together. 

This gives 19. 

Now stick a zero at the end of that, so it becomes 190. 

Remember that number. 

Now take the second digit from each number, i.e. 4 and 5, and multiply them together to give 20. 

Add this number to the number you calculated in the previous step, i.e. 20+190, and you get 210

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Joke - A Man With No Enemies

Ya' gotta love this guy!!!!!

Meet Walter Barnes 

- All golfers should live so long as to become this kind of old man!

Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"

80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one man, Walter Barnes.

"Mr. Barnes, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any," he replied gruffly.

"Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?"

"Ninety-eight," he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped
their hands.

"Oh, Mr. Barnes, would you please come down in front and tell us
all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not have an enemy in
the world?"

The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit,
turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply,

"I outlived all them assholes" - and he calmly returned to his seat.