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Bialetti Venus 2 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker: Kitchen & Home Frequently Bought Together Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Special Offers and Product Promotions Product Description Product Description The stainless steel espresso maker with harmonious, smooth lines is a seduction. The Venus is a modern and stylish stove top espresso maker. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? 3.9 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Customer Reviews 47 of 47 people found the following review helpful Amazon Verified Purchase I have this and the 4-cup Venus too. But the 2 cup always seemed to brew a slightly harsher cup of espresso despite taking the same care when grinding my coffee just before the brew. I finally sussed out why.Because this is a smaller unit compared to the 4 cup (and others I'm sure), the coffee basket sits just that bit closer to the heat source.So I cut the heat used by 50-60% and it's now making the smoothest, richest cups of Jo. Ironically it's just as hot to drink a before and it takes pretty much the same amount of time to brew.

Lateral Thinking Puzzles - Preconceptions Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions. 1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose? Hint: You can make everyone happy. Solution: The old lady of course! 2. Hint: The police only know two things, that the criminal's name is John and that he is in a particular house. Solution: The fireman is the only man in the room. 3. Hint: He is very proud, so refuses to ever ask for help. Solution: The man is a dwarf. 4. Hint: It does not matter what the baby lands on, and it has nothing to do with luck. Solution: The baby fell out of a ground floor window. 5. Hint: His mother was an odd woman. Solution: When Bad Boy Bubby opened the cellar door he saw the living room and, through its windows, the garden. 6. Hint: This has nothing to do with adoption or time travel. 7.

Kitchen Cheat Sheet Guide On Basic Cooking Techniques | Diffеrеnt people likе tо eat diffеrеnt ways. Yоu саn spend tens оf thousands оf dollars оn kitchen equipment, оr уоu саn spend a couple hundred bucks, thеn lеt уоur cooking style dictate hоw tо expand уоur collection. Yоu’ll spend mоrе timе in preparation thаn асtuаl cooking.The wау уоu prepare food hаѕ a direct impact оn hоw it cooks. Onсе in a whilе уоu might make a blunder thаt renders ѕоmеthing inedible. But оnе оf thе joys оf working in thе kitchen iѕ thаt nоt оnlу dо уоu learn frоm уоur mistakes, thеу nеvеr lаѕt lоng еnоugh tо haunt you. Thе ability tо improve uроn аn оld recipe оr create аn exciting nеw recipe iѕ a talent a vеrу ѕресiаl fеw саn accomplish with littlе оr nо training, but аlmоѕt аnуbоdу with thе proper training аnd a genuine interest in excellent food аnd itѕ preparation саn bесоmе аn exceptional imaginative chef. Thеѕе kitchen posters аrе meant tо bе uѕеd аѕ a guide аnd аѕ a tool in knowing thе essentials оf endless variations оf mixing techniques. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints. To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. The resulting paintings are dark and atmospheric, urban streets seemingly drenched in rain and mystery. Mann’s work is in no way limited to cityscapes, he also paints the human figure, still lifes, and landscapes. He currently has work at John Pence Gallery and you can see many more of his cityscapes here.

Bialetti Moka Express 1 cup Espresso Maker: Kitchen & Home Frequently Bought Together Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Special Offers and Product Promotions Product Description Product Description Bialetti is one of the top names in Italian housewares and has been manufacturing stove-top espresso makers since the 1930s. The Moka Express, made by Bialetti in Italy, is the original stove top coffee maker. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? 4.6 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Customer Reviews 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful Far beyond expectation!! Having been left espresso-less for a couple of weeks due to a meltdown of my former moka (a smaller, stainless-steel machine) and being utterly unable to find a shop selling anything like that in town (I am Italian but live in the UK), I was verging towards irreversible frantic insanity when an illumination stroke me like a kick you-know-where: why not buy on-line?? So I did and I do not regret it! Was this review helpful to you? Amazon Verified Purchase

11 Creative Contest Ideas for Facebook Most of us know that we can use Facebook to create free pages for businesses, products and services. Many of us use this feature and get people to like our page. After doing this, we just expect fans to keep coming back to the page while fans, in all probability, simply “like” the page and almost never return. The key to customer engagement is keeping people involved and connected with your page. Floating a contest is a great way to engage fans and customers on Facebook as well as drive traffic to your page and/or website and get noticed. Topical Posts Topical posts are inspired by topical copies (a technical term in advertising used to refer to advertisements which are linked with current events). Reasons? The event is fresh in the minds of people, they might just have an idea or opinion about it and chances are they will be excited about participating. Try National Pride An extension of topical posts and contests, the trick here is to know how to engage fans on the right occasion.

Fast Facts on Coffee Consumption  Pouring in Your Cup: Fast Facts About Coffee Consumption is a good infographic from Hamilton Beach. This is a good example of a company publishing an informative, marketing infographic about a topic related to their products (coffee makers), without feeling like a sales pitch or ad for their products. However, I don’t think there is a clear story told by the infographic. It’s generally a bunch of coffee and caffeine statistics put together in an infographic without a clear message. I like the design and the simple color palette. There are a handful of stand-alone statistics that are just shown in text, that could have been visualized. I’m going to go pour myself my third cup of coffee this morning… Found on Infographics Showcase, Infographic Pics and Infographipedia

21 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die Credits: Bored Panda Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford holiday in one of these locations, however most of us would love to spend quality time with family or friends in these places. You might want to stay in the room underwater or perhaps enjoy your breakfast from the cave facing the sea. Everyone will find something interesting. 1. Website: 2. Website: 3. Website: 4. Photographer Jesper Anhede/ Image credits: Genberg Underwater Hotels/ 5. Website: 6. Website: 7. Website: 8. Website: 9. Website: 10. Website: 11. Website: 12. 13. Website: 14. Website: 15. Website: 16. Website: 17. Website: 18. Website: 19. Website: 20.

Bialetti 1284 Mini Express 2 Cup Espresso Maker Aluminium: Kitchen & Home I purchased this brewer at a local shop in Brazil about 4 months ago, and brewed nearly daily on it. My first brews were uneven and made a mess on my stove. After quite a few bad brews and almost giving up on it, I began to understand what was going on. I usually brewed finely-ground coffee and got mediocre results. I would, usually, fill the basket up to the top, tapping it just a little bit, and let it heat. Coffee would begin to brew unevenly, leaving me with a tiny extra-strong cup and a large extra-weak one. If you run a test brew with no coffee grounds in it, only water, you'll see it comes out perfectly even on both cups. Learning from that, I realized that I couldn't fill the basket up to the top with finely-ground and tap it. Nowadays, I usually fill the basket leaving about 2-3mm free space at the top of the basket when using finely ground coffee and progressively less free space the coarser my grounds are. That's a peculiarity of its unique design.

"What Does Love Mean?" See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love Article By:Ladan Lashkari A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think... "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. Rebecca - age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. Billy - age 4 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4 "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7 "Love is when you kiss all the time. Emily - age 8 "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!) "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet) "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."

Ginger And Cinnamon Drink Recipes pineapple juice, ground cinnamon, pineapple, ice, fresh ginger and 1 MORE B 25 mins, 6 ingredients apple cider, brown sugar, orange juice, orange, cinnamon sticks, brandy, clove and 1 MORE B 30 mins, 8 ingredients light brown sugar, apple cider, ginger, cinnamon sticks, clove and applejack B 35 mins, 6 ingredients gingersnap cookies, ground ginger, molasses, vanilla ice cream, ground cinnamon and 3 MORE B 10 mins, 8 ingredients crystallized ginger, apple cider, ginger syrup and cinnamon sticks B 15 mins, 4 ingredients ginger, orange, cinnamon sticks, lemon, cardamom pods, pure maple syrup, clove and 3 MORE B 40 mins, 10 ingredients evaporated milk, coconut milk, ginger, ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks and 6 MORE B 75 mins, 11 ingredients ground ginger, ground allspice, amaretto, ground cinnamon, brewed coffee, sugar and 2 MORE B 25 mins, 8 ingredients boiling water, cinnamon sticks, brandy, simple syrup, honey and orange rind B 5 mins, 6 ingredients B 40 mins, 7 ingredients B 45 mins, 7 ingredients