Freitag, 22. Juni 2007

Hearty Fruit Desserts

Crumbles are originally British dessert dishes that were first made during the second world war when food was strictly rationed, leading to the use of a basic mixture of flour, sugar and margarine to make the top crust of pies. This pie-making variation resulted to the creation of crumbles, which became popular because they were very simple to make.

In the United States, crumbles are often referred to as crisps. Crumbles closely resemble fruit cobblers although cobblers typically have smoother toppings.
Crumbles consist of stewed fruit as filling with a crumbly topping made of mixed flour, fat, and sugar. Crumbles are oven-baked until the topping becomes crisp. They make warm satisfying desserts and are often served with cream, custard or ice cream.

Some fruits popularly used in making crumbles are apples, berries, rhubarbs, plums, and peaches. There are also a variety of crumble toppings that you can use such as ground nuts, oats, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, nutmeg, and grated cheese. Typically, crumble toppings are sprinkled with brown sugar on top, which becomes caramelized when baked. Some American recipes for crumbles use cookie crumbs and, sometimes, breakfast cereals for the topping.

Here are some helpful tips to bake hearty crumbles:

Add some dried fruits such as raisins or dried cherries into the fruit mixture. You can soak dried fruits first for 15 minutes in fruit juice or liquors like brandy or rum to make them plump and to add flavor. Because the fruits will be baked, you have to choose fruits that can handle heat well. Avoid whole citrus fruits and those with soft flesh like bananas.

The sweetness of one fruit will differ from another so if you are replacing the fruit in a crumble recipe, you may have to vary the amount of sugar. Start with three fourths of the required sugar in the recipe and just add sugar to suit your taste.
Since crumbles do not have a bottom crust, the acid in fruits will interact with a metal dish so use a glass or porcelain oven-proof baking dish instead.

You can mix and prepare the fruit filling in a pan a few hours before cooking. Just cover the pan tightly with a plastic wrap and then refrigerate. Add the topping just before you bake the crumble.

Crumbles are popular fruit desserts because they are easy to make since they do not have a bottom crust. Plus, their strong fruity flavors are loved by almost anyone. Try apple cranberry, peach raspberries or other fruit combinations.

Dienstag, 12. Juni 2007

Three Quart Tea Kettle

Purchasing a tea kettle is no easy task. If you are truly serious about tea drinking and believe that the perfect kettle makes the perfect tea, then you are going to do everything in your power to ensure that you get only the tea kettle that fits your needs.

What are the basic requirements of a tea kettle?

This is the first question you should ask yourself when shopping for tea kettles. The basic requirements, of course, are durability, material (what it’s made of), and capacity.


Durability is easy to understand. Of course, you want a tea kettle that will last you for years. After all, each purchase you make, whether it is a tea kettle or some other miscellaneous household item, is an investment of your money. While you may not always get your money back (you could always sell it at eBay), it is enough that you’ve made good use of it as to make it worth your money. That means that the item must last a good number of years.

Now the thing with tea kettles is that its durability more often ties with the type of material used. When it comes to tea kettles, durability and material is equal to quality.

Quality of the Material

There are three very common materials used in making tea kettles. These are stainless steel, glass, and cast iron. Of these three, the most durable is stainless steel. The reason is obvious, stainless steel does not break, unlike glass, and it does not rust either, unlike cast iron.

However, there are stainless steel tea kettles that are not of good quality. Some may actually produce scale formations – a result of heat reacting with the water and the material of the vessel, causing the minerals to buildup inside the kettle. Some of these minerals might affect the taste of your tea, which you don’t want to happen. So it is important to keep quality in mind when choosing the type of tea kettle to purchase.


The last consideration in purchasing tea kettles is capacity. In determining the right capacity of your tea kettle, ask yourself this one question: How much tea can you drink in a day?

If you are an avid tea drinker and there are also other tea drinkers in the family, then you are better off with a three quart tea kettle than a one quart one. A three quart kettle is large enough to produce several cups of tea which your family will enjoy yet small enough to allow you to make just one cup.

Moreover, a three quart tea kettle has enough capacity for when you are receiving guests. Even if you have a large family and you have guests, a three quart tea kettle can produce enough cups of tea to satisfy everyone’s appetite for tea.

Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2007

"Captain of the Queens" from Windward Technology

The "Captain of the Queens" from Windward Technology at

Consumer: Simulator game players

The purpose of the Captain of the Queens is to entertain as well as educate.

Pros: The first simulator game produced by Windward Technology was Cruise Ship Captain, and it was and is a huge success. This second game from Windward Technology is even better. Captain of the Queens simulates the docking of the Queen Mary, Queen Mary II, and Queen Elizabeth II.

You will have a lot of fun docking any of the three "Queens" at Honolulu and Nawiliwili, Hawaii; Long Beach, California; New York, NY; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Sydney, Australia; and Apia, Samoa. Each harbor presents its own set of docking problems.

Each ship is controlled differently so you will have hours and hours of fun docking each of the three ships at the various harbors.

The "Captain" simulator games by Windward Technology are all well thought out. They will be a lot of fun and (don’t tell the kids) educational as well.

Cons: One downloadable version had a problem with "Restart" leading to program failure. This has been fixed as of June 4, 2006. 

Guarantee: There is no guarantee of satisfaction offered but there is a free trial version that buyers can try before they buy.

Value for money: The Captain of the Queens is a wonderfully entertaining and educational simulator game, and it is an excellent value.


"Bass Tournament Tycoon" from Game Zone

The "Bass Tournament Tycoon" from Game Zone at

Consumer: Simulator gamers

The purpose of the Bass Tournament Tycoon game is to entertain fishing fans and tycoon gamers.

Pros: Bass Tournament Tycoon is the very first simulator game of its kind. You can play as three very different and unique identities. You can create your dream bass lake as the "Master of Fish & Water" and you can manage your own bass fishing tournament. Also you can compete in a pro tournament to test your skills against the best fishermen in the world.

There are groundbreaking features such as the "Bass-Cam," which lets you follow the underwater path of a trophy bass or give the ability to truly define and change the land both above and below the water. Bass Tournament Tycoon delivers an extraordinary tycoon world creation experience combined with really terrific graphics. You will be able to build the lake and the ecosystem and become a tournament tycoon while you live the dream of being the champion all in one great game that's completely addictive.

Cons: There really aren’t any particular cons associated with the Bass Tournament Tycoon. It is a reasonably priced game that will provide hours of pleasure.

Guarantee: There is a limited guarantee that reads in part, “Returned product(s) must be in the original packaging and include any manuals, cabling and accessories in saleable condition. We reserve the right to limit returns to unopened or defective products. Defective product(s) will be replaced with a like item, upon return.”

Value for money: Bass Tournament Tycoon is actually a very good value and will be especially attractive to those who are both fans of fishing and simulator games.

Montag, 4. Juni 2007

World Of Warcraft Guide

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