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Chocolate Guinness Goodness Recipe at Epicurious

Chocolate Guinness Goodness Recipe at Epicurious
Editor's note: This recipe was developed by Shane Philip Coffey, the chef at Alias restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side. This rich and luscious dessert came about because I needed a special dessert for a St. Patrick's Day tasting menu. I was on a mission to use my favorite beer, Guinness, something I consider to be one of Ireland's gifts to the world. As the 17th of March drew closer, I looked for inspiration at my favorite Irish pub in Manhattan. Make the effort to find a good dark chocolate (about 70 to 72 percent cacao). Related:  cocktails

Laban Al Loz- Fragrant Almond Milk with Orange Blossom Water Laban Al Loz- Fragrant Almond Milk with Orange Blossom Water I generally pride myself on my ability to do menial and repetitive tasks but I will say that blanching almonds might just be my least favorite kitchen chore. But pre-blanched almonds are super expensive around here and I’m too frugal to pay triple just to save myself some time. Perhaps next time I also need to factor my sanity into the equation. But seriously, I need to look into ordering blanched almonds online before I get to the next country that uses a bunch of them. If you’re lucky enough to have a hookup for inexpensive blanched almonds (Trader Joe’s?) Special thanks go to my kitchen elf, who did a great job helping with the almonds. Fragrant Almond Milk with Orange Blossom Water Ingredients: * 1 cup blanched almonds * 6 cups water, divided * 1/2 cup sugar * 2 drops almond extract (optional) * 1 teaspoon orange blossom water, or to taste Directions: Add the almond extract, if using, and the remaining 4 cups of water.

Losing Control Is Complexity’s Greatest Risk : Managing In most companies, there's no organized measure of complexity. Understanding how to reduce it can lead to profit. November 01, 2011 The complexity of every business in the world is increasing daily, by leaps and bounds. When RIM’s Blackberry system stopped working, one of the likely contributing factors was its inherent complexity. When General Motors was taken apart and dramatically restructured in what was a Herculean effort to reduce complexity, the efforts paid handsome dividends in both profit and market position. Wise men have written about management: "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." Companies spend a huge amount of time and effort on "risk management" without realizing that the greatest risk is a "loss of control." When complexity reaches critical levels, it not only damages profitability, it increases the risk of losing control. Innovators worry that complexity management will constrain their creativity, but it doesn’t.

10 cocktails for nurses Image: © Veer Incorporated Throwing a party for your coworkers or just need a laugh after a long shift? Try our favorite nurse-themed cocktails! Please enjoy responsibly. Each recipe makes one drink. 1. Mix all ingredients in a highball glass. 2. Place several ice cubes into a 12-oz. highball glass or equivalent. 3. Apply lemon juice to the rim of a frosted double-cocktail glass and dip into caster sugar. 4. Pour vodka and cranberry juice into shaker. 5. Place an ice cube and a small amount of water in a cocktail glass. 6. Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. 7. In a cocktail glass, stir ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. 8. Add both ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. 9. Add vodka, juices and sauces to a shaker with ice, adding salt and pepper to taste. 10. Combine whiskey, sugar and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Got a favorite nurse drink that we missed? Sources for

What Your Drink Says About You >>> Bang for Your BuckBy staff writer David Nelson January 28, 2007 Essential New Word of the Week: nay nay (definition hint: stop the abuse!) By now, it’s no secret that one of my favorite hobbies, besides collecting Beanie Babies and hunting mimes for sport, is binge drinking. Liquor is like jewelry for the palate: so many colors, so many textures. And like a piece of jewelry, the right drink can serve as the perfect accessory, whether you’re fireside at a ski lodge, or in the women’s bathroom stall at Hooters, trying to wash the taste of semen and wing sauce out of your mouth. I like throwing back glasses in big stone houses, so to speak, but I don’t have a lot of loyalty to one particular type of beverage. I admit, this is perhaps not the wisest way to drink. The point is, as a generalist in the liquor arena and a slightly-paranoid social critic, I’ve noticed that the drink you choose, as an accessory, says a lot about you. (N.B. Wine What it says about you: Beer Malt Liquor Vodka Tequila

italian sodas June 30, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!! My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm Software architecture Software architecture is the high level structure of a software system, the discipline of creating such structures, and the documentation of these structures. It is the set of structures needed to reason about the software system, and comprises the software elements, the relations between them, and the properties of both elements and relations.[1] The architecture of a software system is a metaphor, analogous to the architecture of a building.[2] Software architecture choices include specific structural options from possibilities in the design of software. For example, the systems that controlled the space shuttle launch vehicle have the requirement of being very fast, and very reliable, in principle. Therefore an appropriate real-time computing language would be chosen. Similarly, multiple redundant independently produced copies of a program running on independent hardware and cross-checking results would be a software system architecture choice to satisfy the need for reliability.

S'moretini Shooters Me again. Here to convince you that you need yet another trendy, insanely-flavored bottle of booze. I do what I can. I know what you’re thinking. “Does marshmallow vodka really taste that different from that whipped cream vodka you already insisted that I buy? Well… not technically. You seriously don’t want to see our liquor cabinet. But don’t blame me. Don’t mind my fingerprints. I also like my marshmallows charred. I roast them ’til they’re flaming. The good news is that this world seriously CANNOT come up with another vodka flavor that I will have to run out and immediately purchase. [Right.] The best part? People go nuts. And for those of you that don’t like alcohol, don’t consume alcohol, or are underage… you can totally make virgin versions of these with chocolate fudge on the bottom, some chocolate milk (maybe even whipped with marshmallow fluff? You. S’moretini Shooters makes 1 (2 ounce) shooter, easily multiplied 1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur 1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur

Mocha Granita OMG coffee, I love you. Raise your hand if you go to sleep dreaming about the next morning’s cup of coffee… Raise your hand if you’re sort of a snob about coffee (and you don’t care who knows it)… Raise your hand if you love coffee in baked goods… If I were you, my hand would’ve been raised for all 3. Whatever. In the summer I’m all about desserts that don’t require an oven. Back to no oven…so, granites…I love them. This one has a little combo of coffee and chocolate. That’s kind of the only thing with granitas, they definitely take a little checking up on. I topped mine with a dollop of whipped cream. Mocha Granita Print this recipe! 1 cup coffee 3 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons Dutch processed cocoa powder Whipped cream (optional) 1. 2. Tagged as: Chocolate, Coffee, Dessert, granita, Italian, Sugar

Perfect Iced Coffee Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there. There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. I start with a big ol’ container. You can use a big bowl, a large pitcher…even a really clean bucket will work if you’re going for a huge quantity. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Hi, Julie!

How Old Spice Revived a Campaign That No One Wanted to Touch The Modern Media Agency Series is supported by IDG. Ad agency JWT has used mobile marketing for two brand name clients. During a marketers’ panel discussion, John Baker explained the important role mobile played in a promotion for Zyrtec and for a campaign across media for Macy’s. Maybe advertisers should stop hoping that their new campaigns should be super-successful and instead wish for them to be moderately well-received. After all, almost no one has been able to create a second act for ad campaigns that become cultural touchstones. If anything, adding a social media layer to a successful campaign only raises the stakes as bloggers, Tweeters and Facebookers pile on to celebrate and watch to see if new ads live up to the set standard, then mercilessly scold it for not doing so. "It was definitely daunting," says Jason Bagley, a creative director at Wieden. But who would play Mustafa's foe? Upon meeting Fabio, Bagley and Allen soon discovered why. Eventually, they found a rhythm.

How to Make Caramel Apple Shots Photo: Michelle Oddis Once in a while, a party trick comes along that grabs our attention. Food blogger Michelle Oddis of That's So Michelle loves making caramel apple shots we can't imagine anyone would turn down. Using, wait for it, real fruit and time-tested formulas for tasty, jiggly shots that stay put in their edible "shotglasses," Michelle's gotten Food Republic on the gimmicky Halloween bandwagon we've been resisting so fiercely. Try out these irresistible boozy apple treats (and don't hold your breath for a candy corn cocktail on our end). Here's what you'll need: 10 small granny smith apples 1 envelope knox gelatin 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 drops yellow food coloring 1 envelope Land 'o Lakes caramel hot chocolate (regular would do just fine if you can't find caramel) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps lemon juice Halve and hollow out apples, cutting them from the stem down using a melon baller or spoon. Cut halves in quarters and those quarters in half again.

Edible cocktails with gelatin Recipes for Bluberry martini jelly shots (top right), B-52 jelly shots (bottom right), Prosecco gelée (middle left) and Gin and Tonic gelée (middle) are given below. Just wanted to point you to a beautiful picture gallery of edible cocktails accompanying an article by Betty Hallock at LA Times, “Cocktails you can eat”. The recipes (shortened and converted to metric units by me) are as follows: Blueberry martini jelly shots 300 mL vodka (blueberry flavored) 60 mL simple syrup 25 g gelatin (6.9%) 35 fresh blueberriesMix vodka and syrup in small saucepan. You might notice that the amount of gelatin varies over a pretty large range from 2.2-6.9%. But as you can see from the B-52 jelly shots, the same concentration of gelatin is used for Baileys (17% alcohol), Kahlúa (26.5% alcohol) and Grand Marnier (40% alcohol), so there should be some room for variation here (I doubt that the resulting variation in texture was actually intended in this recipe). Share

20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series: Pics, Videos, Links, News Just Don't Go, the Sequel? - Innovations I regularly teach a graduate seminar on academic labor, but I’ve always hesitated to teach William Pannapacker’s, aka “Thomas H. Benton’s” inflammatory—and now classic Chronicle article—“Graduate School in the Humanities: Just Don’t Go” (January 30, 2009). I always felt that its compelling combination of cold logic and cynicism would depress my graduate students beyond recovery. Graduate school aside, I believe one now has to wonder if going to college is a sensible decision. First, the economy and consequent employment outlook for college graduates. So here’s my somewhat obvious question: Is it worthwhile for high-school graduates to go to college right now? Return to Top