May 15, 2013
My favourite researcher is urgently looking for a few more Dutch ladies between 26 & 31 years old, who studied “HBO” or higher.
You’ll perform some computertasks for about 2 hours, in Amsterdam (before the end of next week!). Je moet Nederlandse zijn. The research is for the Brain and Cognition department of the University of Amsterdam. You will earn € 20,- in cash.
Do you fit the criteria? Please help out my friend, contact me and I’ll send you the info & bring you in touch.
May 12, 2013
European Wine Wars: after Tocai, it is the time of Prosek… and Teran.
I prefer Prosek above Prosecco and Slovenian Teran above Croatian. BUT Any of the above are better price- & quality- wise compared to anything for sale in The Netherlands.
Terrano wine is primarily grown in Kras plateau within the Slovenian Primorska wine region (where it is called Kraški teran) and Italian Carso DOC (with two main varieties called Terrano del Carso and Carso Rosso (red Carso)), as well as in the West Istrian wine region of Croatia (called Istarski Teran or Terrano D’Istria in Italian). Teran is the principal red wine grape in these regions.
This wine is a great appetizer and has always been appreciated for its medicinal properties. As with all other refosco family wines, some believe that Kraski Teran is the Roman puccinum (although some also believe that puccinum was a white wine similar to Prosecco). Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote that puccinum was the favorite of Augustus‘s wife Livia who lived to the respectable age of 82. The medicinal properties of lactic acid and bivalent iron, that are highly contained in Kraski Teran, have been confirmed by a modern medicine. The wine stimulates the appetite and facilitates digestion of fatty foods
April 25, 2013
Which artist/ hobbiest/ follower/ reader/ friend/ designer CAN and would like to (digitally?) draw/ design me an octopus/ pulpo/ inktvis/ hobotbnica LOGO?
I’d like all 8 tentacles to be visible because I have 8 specialisations I’d like to refer to. Also I’d like the octopus to be a bit more friendly than some of the examples below.
I can’t pay you, BUT I know how to play around with SEM & SEO, I’ll (online) advertise your skills/ your site/ your company for life!
By the way;
There are 289 species of octopuses, ranging from the giant octopus in the Northern Pacific (Octopus dofleini), which has on average 3 m (10 ft) in length and weighs 15 kg (33.3 pounds) (but the record was of 10 m (30 ft) in length and 272 kg (604 pounds)) to the male argonaut octopuses that are 2 cm (0.8 inch) long.
Octopuses live only 1-3 years in the case of females and up to 5 years in the case of males. They mate (at least females) just once for several times when they reach sexual maturity.
The penis of the octopus is called hectocotylus and it is formed of the third tentacle on the right of the male, which is modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the female’s eggs. It stores spermatophores (packages of sperm cells). After one mating, when the male loses its hectocotylus, it won’t be able to copulate again till the next season, when a new hectocotylus grows.
In common type octopuses, males die within few months after mating, without regenerating another hectocotylus. The shape and size of the hectocotylus varies greatly among octopus species, being used for species identification.
Sorry for the unpermitted use of images I found through Google. I don’t own any of the images above.
April 22, 2013
Improvised, unplanned and spontaneous.
April 8, 2013
The best food markets I’ve ever visited were in Barcelona and London.
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə βu.kəˈɾi.ə]), is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona,Catalonia, Spain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.
La Boqueria by DLCS Management
Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, Central London, England. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, and sells a large variety of foods from all over the world.
Have you ever been to any of these two markets?
What is according to your opinion the best food market in the world?
More info about my favourite market in Barcelona: http://www.boqueria.info/index.php?lang=en
More info about my favourite market in London: http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/
April 3, 2013
EatWith.com is a global community marketplace offering unique dining experiences in private homes around the world. Connect with amazing hosts, meet new people and experience the hottest new foodie trend!
When EatWith founder Guy Michlin was on vacation in Crete, the best meal he had was in the home of a local instead of in a restaurant. After visiting the tourist restaurants his wife and he found this personal experience so special, it was worth much more than a visit to a restaurant. He came up with a new business concept, so everyone could experience food this unique way.
EatWith has started the set up of this food community experience in Israel and Spain and will soon expand to the rest of the world.
As host, you choose the menu, dates, times and price. EatWith acts as an intermediary between the two parties and takes 15% on the total price of the dinner or lunch.
The set-up of this “global community that brings together people who are passionate about cooking and travelers looking for a different lunch or dinner” has commenced in Israel and Spain, but keep your eyes open; soon you will encounter Eatwith in many more places! Keep an eye on them! I say this community that lets you enjoy authentic and intimate dining experiences in people’s homes will be booming!
Check out the site & browse through your potential future hosts’ profiles: http://eatwith.com
What do you think about this new concept? Will you join the community when it comes to your hometown or when you visit a new place?