Drink special: Sailors cup

sailorscup

It is Thursday and almost weekend, and time to inspire all of you with a new drink recipe. This week I am providing you with a rhum based drink called Sailors cup.

What you need:

  • 6 cl Rum
  • 2 cl Orgeat syrup
  • 1 cl Orange liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura
  • Crushed ice

How to prepare:

  • Mix the liquids and shake
  • Add the crushed ice
  • Garnish with mint

Pasta Alfredo

yummie yummie in your tummy

yummie yummie in your tummy

This delicious pasta is not for the one on a diet, but as everyone knows, you are allowed to cheat once in a while. Pasta Alfredo is a perfect dish to cheat with.

What you need:

  • 500 grams Pasta (tagliatelle or linguini, fresh if possible)
  • 3 table spoons Parsley (minced)
  • 3 dl Cream
  • 150 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 90 grams Butter or margarine
  • Chicken (works without if you want a vegetarian alternative)
  • Salt and pepper

How to prepare:

  • Roast the chicken in a pan (if using chicken)
  • Grate the parmesan cheese
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan
  • Add the parmesan and cream to the butter as you stir it
  • Add the parsley in the saucepan and mix
  • Boil the pasta (if using dry pasta you should start boiling it earlier)
  • Add the parmesan and chicken to the pasta and mix all together

Enjoy the high calorie dish of Pasta Alfredo

 

Battle: Camel vs Giraffe

Who is the winner?

Who is the winner?

Camels are known for being able to last for weeks without water. The store a large amount of the water in their hump and are able to walk around in the desert without any water and survive. They sure are persevering animals. But, there is another animal on the planet that survives even longer than the camel. Sorry camels, you are defeated by the tallest animal of the world, the giraffe. They can be without water longer than the camels thanks to their diet. To be more precise, the acacia leaves, their favorite food, is the secret behind their win against the camel. The leaves contain a lot of water and as the giraffe can eat more than 34 kg of food each day, their water intake is very high.

Places to visit: Ice Hotel, Jukasjärvi

Sweden is cold, especially during the winter. There is a lot of snow and ice and the temperature goes many degrees below zero. Many people run away from it, travel to warmer climate or stay where they are. In Jukasjärvi, a small little town located in Lapland, only 200 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, the snow, ice and cold is exactly what attracts people from all over the world.

The Icehotel was inspired by Japanese ice sculptors who in 1989 visited Jukasjärvi and created an exhibition of ice sculptures. One year after the artist Jannot Derid was invited to hold a vernissage which was placed in a specially created igloo located by the Torne river. The vernissage had many visitors and due to the fully booked hotel in the city, the visitors requested for permission to sleep in the exhibition area. In that point, Ice hotel was created.

The Ice Hotel is a staggering 5500 square meters and created only by using ice and snow. Every year the design of the hotel is changed and rebuilt all over again from scratch. A total of approximately 1000 tons of ice is used. The hotel is constructed in 5 steps and the first part is ready the first weekend of December and the complete hotel in January. In addition to having room for over 100 guests, the hotel also incorporates a church and a bar as well.

Below you find a short video of the Ice Hotel.

What goes around, comes around

It is always fun to scare someone, any way that you do it, the reaction and especially face expression of the person should end up on a big poster in the living room. But, you should be careful and remember that one day it might be your turn.

Well, this might not be the best way to hit back but everyone reacts different to fear, right?

Drink special: Mojito

Original Mojito
Who doesn´t love a refreshing Mojito? A lot of people, but I´m not one of them so just in time for the weekend you can find a recipe for how to make a real authentic Mojito.

What you need (4 Mojitos):

  • White rum
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 4 Lime
  • Crushed ice
  • Soda/carbonated water/ginger ale
  • 4 table spoons brown sugar

How to prepare:

  • Cut the lime into smaller pieces and put in a glass together with brown sugar and the mint leaves
  • Use a muddler to crush the ingredients until the lime juice is released
  • Fill the glass with the crushed ice
  • Add rum (depending on how strong you want it add more) and soda (preferably with lime/lemon taste, ginger ale works as well)
  • Mix the drink and serve

There are many variations that can be made to a Mojito, you can add fresh fruits to the drink such as strawberry and raspberry etc. Add and muddle the fruit before adding the ice and liquid.

 

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

How many times do you do it?

How many times do you do it?

There are more interesting facts to a yawn that you would think, just look at the list below:

  1. It is highly contagious
  2. It has no cure and not a scientific reason why it is contagious
  3. Even by looking at someone yawning or a picture of it you automatically do it
  4. An average person yawns 4-6 times per day

Did you yawn reading this post or looking at the picture? I did. I yawned 4 times meanwhile writing this post and looking at pictures of people yawning.

 

The cinnamon challenge

Challenges are always fun, especially when other people are doing the work and you are the one laughing. This video demonstrates what is called the “cinnamon challenge”. Many people worldwide have tried but only a few have succeeded. There are hundreds of clips on Youtube on people defeated by the cinnamon, and this is one of the most viewed ones.

GloZell didn´t do that well, will you make it or not?