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Olive Oil Mashed Potato for One Person

Posted by Kwok Kin THAM on Thursday, July 14, 2016, In : Food & Drinks 


 
Ingredients:

1 large potato
1 to 2 teaspoon Virgin Olive Oil
3 to 4 tablespoon of fresh milk
1 teaspoon of table salt
White of black pepper powder
Paprika powder

Preparation:

Boil potato with sufficient water and add table salt
When you are able to poke a fork into the potato, take out potato and cool
Grate the potato
Add a pinch of salt, sprinkle of pepper and paprika powder, olive oil and milk
Smash with a fork and mix well
When smooth, transfer into serving bowl
Final sprinkle some olive oil and paprik...

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Christmas won't be the same without Ham

Posted by K K THAM on Friday, December 25, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 
X'mas Ham image
In ancient Norse tradition, "a boar's head with apple in mouth was carried into the banquet hall on a gold or silver dish to the sounds of trumpets and the songs of minstrels." This was probably how the tradition of serving ham during Christmas started. [1][2]

Now, Christmas won't be the same without ham, but have you wondered where the ham come from and how? Recently I wrote a review on the book "The Compassionate Carnivore" which describes the horrible conditions of factory farms i...


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Concept of Double Boiling

Posted by K K THAM on Saturday, November 14, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 
"Double boiling" is a simple yet scientific way to cook at a constant temperature of 100 degrees Celsius. Tranditional Chinese cooking and traditional Chinese medicine recognise that double boiling is an ideal way for food preparation.  Why?
One obvious reason is that if we exceed a hundred degrees C, many of the nutrients would be destroyed.  Another reason is that tasty sauces and gravies are sensitive to temperature, and double boiling would reduce taste-change, burn-out or dry-out.

In ...

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No Trans Fat Please

Posted by K K THAM on Monday, October 26, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 
Fries image

Trans fat is produced by a process called hydrogenation in which polyunsaturated oils are subjected to hydrogen gas at high pressure and temperature in the presence of metal particles, usually nickel oxide. Emulsifiers and starch are added to the mixture to improve the consistency. To remove the unpleasant smell in the product, it is steam cleaned under high temperatures. In the case of products like margarine, the mixture is also bleached to remove the unnatural gray color, and artifici...


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OK to have more than an egg a day?

Posted by K K THAM on Friday, October 9, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 
eggs image

For more than three decades, we have been told that eggs have high cholesterol and consequently taking more than two to three egg yolks a week might lead to heart attack.  As a result, I had been descarding the egg yolks, where the cholesterol is supposed to be, and consumed the egg whites only.  When I was in Zurich, Switzerland, I kept the discarded yolks in a container and deep froze them.  When the container was full, I defroze the yolks and made rich egg yolk puddings to feed the swan...


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I am going Nuts over Nuts

Posted by K K THAM on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 
A 135g can of peanut with coffee

Nuts have relatively high fat content and have been labelled as unhealthy until recent studies suggest that they are good sources of fiber and unsaturated fat; and that regular moderate consumption would reduce heart diseases and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Now, peanuts and nuts are generally accepted as ‘healthy’ snacks, according to a telephone survey carried by About Nuts in 2007 of people working in the fields of nutrition and health.

There are many kinds of nuts e.g. Brazil ...


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Fruit Enzymes

Posted by K K THAM on Monday, September 28, 2009, In : Food & Drinks 

This is a fruit enzyme solution that a friend had learned from a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor.  It is supposed to be good for meat eaters as it has a detoxification effect.  One tablespoon is to be taken with an empty stomach early morning and before bed.  The brew tastes like a cross between a fruit punch and a wine.  Today, my wife started to make the brew and had the fruits placed inside two bottles to ferment.  I should be able to taste this brew in 20 to 30 days time.  
If...


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Second Half Life

Living the Second Half Life

<p>In a Global Village, there is no such thing as an immigrant.</p>

In a Global Village, there is no such thing as an immigrant.

Posted 107 weeks ago
<p>Notes on Brick Walls</p><p>When clearing my bookshelf, I came across an old book published in 2010, <i>The Last Lecture</i>, which was an International Bestseller at that time, having sold five million copies.  Flipping through the pages that had turned yellow, this quote struck a chord in me because only recently I was discussing with a friend how to handle brick walls that attempt to stop us.  </p>

Notes on Brick Walls

When clearing my bookshelf, I came across an old book published in 2010, The Last Lecture, which was an International Bestseller at that time, having sold five million copies.  Flipping through the pages that had turned yellow, this quote struck a chord in me because only recently I was discussing with a friend how to handle brick walls that attempt to stop us.  

Posted 107 weeks ago
Posted 109 weeks ago
<p>How to Become a Data Scientist.</p><p>Here is an interesting article written by Alec Smith, a Data Scientist Recruiter.</p><p><a href="http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/08/become-data-scientist-part-1.html">http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/08/become-data-scientist-part-1.html</a><br/></p>

How to Become a Data Scientist.

Here is an interesting article written by Alec Smith, a Data Scientist Recruiter.

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/08/become-data-scientist-part-1.html

Posted 113 weeks ago

Easy Yoga For Beginners ♥ Full Body Gentle Flow

This Yoga Flow is easy on beginners and seniors.  The music accompanying this video is soothing. The beach at Ko-Wai, Thailand is a fitting place for the video. beautiful too.

Posted 114 weeks ago
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thesassycat.tumblr.com/post/148207094570">thesassycat</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sinner-in-a-trashcan.tumblr.com/post/145830279417">sinner-in-a-trashcan</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dagny-hashtaggart.tumblr.com/post/145788407490">dagny-hashtaggart</a>:</p>
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<p>JET FUEL CAN’T MELT DANK MEMES</p>
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<p>OOH MY GOD, IM GLAD I READ THIS</p>
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<p>i hate this</p>
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thesassycat:

sinner-in-a-trashcan:

dagny-hashtaggart:

JET FUEL CAN’T MELT DANK MEMES

OOH MY GOD, IM GLAD I READ THIS

i hate this

Posted 114 weeks ago

Flee 9 to 5

Whether you are retired, retrenched or re-organizing your career choice, the book Flee 9 to 5, Get 6 - 7 figures and do what you love by Ben Angel provides plenty of suggestions.

I particularly like the Six publicity formulas you can use to help you get more media coverage at page 143.

Posted 114 weeks ago
It happens. It happens every day. People grow apart. Friends walk hand in hand until they find that their parts no longer intertwine. Lovers kiss to notice that this kiss that once meant weak knees and beating hearts no longer tastes of sweet love but of bitter goodbye. You once poured your heart out to the boy who was your best friend but when you see him again, it’s like the silence swallows you whole and you can’t think of one word to say. So you stare and stare and try to figure out what happened to create this chasm, this black abyss that opened up between you. And most of the time it’s not an argument that tore you apart but life itself. It’s you and it’s them. You changed. You grew up. You made decisions. You moved on. Things that used to mean the world now mean nothing and people that used to make you feel like you could climb the highest mountain now make you feel like drowning at the bottom of the sea. And that’s okay. Because people come and people go and it happens for a reason. Some friendships aren’t meant to last a lifetime, some people can’t be kept, some relationships aren’t worth holding on to. So let go. If they don’t make you happy anymore, let them go.
changing and moving on
n.j. (via ninasdrafts)
Posted 114 weeks ago

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K K THAM Welcome to my blog. I am living my second half life; doing many things that I have postponed before. Most importantly, I am enjoying every moment of it.

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