Baked rice cake with leeks and cheese and spicy tomato sauce

This is a bit of an all-season dish, good cold in the summer and hot in the winter. It may be too prosaic to describe this as a frittata made with boiled rice — it is much better than that. All it needs is a simple green vegetable like green beans or sweet-stem broccoli to go with it.

For the spicy tomato sauce
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pinch Chilli flakes, or use more to taste
2 cans Chopped tomatoes, approx. 800g
2 Tbsp White wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 handful Coriander, coarsely chopped
For the rice cakes
200 g Risotto rice, or paella rice
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 Small onion, finely chopped
3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 stick Celery, thinly sliced
2 Leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
5 Eggs, lightly beaten
1¼ cups Grated tasty cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese, fresh, finely grated
3 Tbsp Chopped parsley

Directions

To make the spicy tomato sauce

Heat the oil in a frying pan over moderate heat and add the onion, cinnamon, garlic and chilli flakes. Fry gently, without browning for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft.
Add the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar, mix well, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until thick like chutney.
Discard the cinnamon stick. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cool to room temperature and stir in the coriander just before serving.
To make the rice cakes

Heat the oven to 200C. Line a 24cm diameter springform cake tin with baking paper.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the rice and boil 10 minutes. Drain well and cool.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the onion, garlic, celery and leeks. Fry gently, without browning for 15 minutes or until the onion and leeks are soft. Remove from the heat and spoon everything into a large bowl.
Add the cooled rice, eggs, cheeses and parsley. Mix well, taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Pour the mixture into the paper lined cake tin and place in the oven for 40 minutes or until well set. If the top gets too brown, cover with foil until done.
Remove from the oven and then remove to a serving platter. (Remove the paper by inverting the cake onto a plate, peeling off the paper then inverting it again onto the serving platter.)
Serve in wedges, hot or warm, with the tomato sauce.

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Steps to follow while choosing a diamond

 

There are a lot of diamond rings to pick from and so finding the right one which is just right for you can feel like an overwhelming and confusing task. But on the other hand, visiting just a jewelry store won’t be enough as the stock there is limited. But regardless of where you want to buy your diamond from, here are some steps you can follow to choose the best diamond rings you can:

  • First step: The very first job is to identify what the diamond shape is which is wanted by you or the recipient you are planning to give it to. If you don’t know what to give them try considering the princess cut or the round cut.
  • Second step: Set up a carat weight according to what your plans are for yourself or for what the person you are gifting it to wants.
  • Third step: Based on the previous two steps, start selecting with the best quality diamond regarding the shape as well as carat weight. Use this as an elimination method till you get a diamond which fits your budget. If you are thinking of which area to begin your concessions first, then first go for lower clarity. Ideally, go till ‘VS2’ and no further. Next comes the colour. Here you can go as low as ‘H’ before you begin making concessions in the last area which is the cut. In the case of round diamonds, go till ‘Very Good’ and no lower. For other types of diamonds, stop ideally at ‘Good’.

What To Do If It Still Doesn’t fit in The budget

Here are some steps to follow if the diamond still isn’t settling in your budget:

  • You can shave off some of the carat weight in order to close off the gap. Something like a 10% difference when it comes to carat weight is difficult to visually detect.
  • Go lower in terms of Clarity. You can go till ‘SI1’ or even ‘SI2’ if you want a diamond which is less than one carat.
  • In terms of color, you can drop till ‘J’. If you already know that the diamond will get set in something like yellow stone, then a drop till ‘K’ will also work.
  • Lastly, comes the cut. You can go till ‘Good’ when it comes to round diamonds, but in case, of fancy shapes, you can drop till ‘Fair’.

Tips in Regards To Shape Buying

Most people do have a shape preference and while other factors like quality and price do come before.  Here are some tips to follow in regards to set in on a shape:

  • Round diamonds have more scintillation and brilliance when compared to shapes. They also can accommodate any form of ring setting. They also never really go out of fashion.
  • If you aren’t really sure about what shape you would ideally like to select then seeing diamonds of various types of length to width ratios within that particular shape till you get what you are aiming for.

All the numbers and abbreviations stated within quotations are just gradually decreasing terms of measurement of various factors in regards to diamonds. These tips and steps detail the way you can choose a diamond for yourself without much hassle or confusion.

5 Tips To Keep In Mind When Hiring AV Services

 

When organizing any event, it’s always about creating that just perfect experience which will stun everyone. To create something that special many just get one chance, so it’s imperative that it’s special and impressive. But not everyone is an expert in AV so it gets difficult to decide from where to begin, let alone how to deal with all the jargon related to it like the power required to operate it, the equipment needs and such. For such matters, there’s a need for AV experts. So if you are planning to hire one, then here are some tips to follow:

Remember that AV Suppliers are more than that

Always try to get the best deals out of your AV supplier. For this get to know about all the types of services that they offer. Many offer support during events from the very beginning till the end along with giving assistance and advice to ensure that the event goes off smoothly. But no matter what, make sure to you get a dedicated manager who will be on standby so as to help you get the best results possible.

Make sure that you involve the AV guys early on

Don’t contact an AV supplier right at the last minute. Ensuring that you hire one as early as possible makes the AV set up more securely in the event. This ensures that you get the most professional work which can be tested time and time again to ensure that everything goes well. Make sure that the AV suppliers bring with them stand builders, designers, and plans out all the needed AV requirements right from the time the plan has been developed and also approved.

Check on the power

An AV hires Auckland, Christchurch or from any other place will tell you just how important getting a continuous and proper power supply is. But one shouldn’t assume that you will have enough of it to get through the event. For this, check and then double check the venue where the event is being held to know about its power capability. Also, remember that many venues charges for these separately so that makes it more pertinent to check for those.

Map out the restrictions of the venue

Before hiring any AV service, it’s important to survey the venue where you will be setting up the AV. This should be done keeping in mind the kind of restrictions it can pose to AV use. So make sure that you arrange the venue as soon as possible before you start thinking about AV options. If you are not sure what to ask when it comes to judging restrictions, which avenue might possess, get a professional.

Assess the content

The content which will be displayed at the event is what matters supreme so after you are done with your display, make sure to check that it is in the right format. Make sure to double check it after the AV is set up. If the set up is interfering with the content in any way then contact the AV service to get it solved.

Following these tips will ensure that you have everything under control and get to organize a successful event.

Difference between fire protection engineering and fighting engineering

 

Fire engineering is something that has different sectors of workings, like many other jobs. The two basic different sections in this job are firefighting and fire protection. Since these are two different sections, work performed here are also different. Following are the points that will prove it.

  • The first and basic difference between the two types of engineering is the way in which the process of the rescue is done. Fire protection is the process in which different engineering methods are used and applied to stop the fire and the damages caused by it. This method included the analysis of the accidents, the management and the maintenance after the caused damage. On the other hand, fire fighting is the application of various science and technique to prevent the fire from occurring. The person who has the skills and knows the respective technique is called fire protection or fire prevention engineer.

 

  • A fire fighting engineer knows how to control the fire, about the equipment and tools that are required for getting rid of the fire. He knows and understands the density of fire and thus is able to take the required action for controlling or removing it. On the other hand, a fire prevention engineer is the person who knows how to prevent the place or the person from the fire. He knows about the measures and steps that are important for preventing fire.

 

  • Fire prevention is a course in which the students have to read about equations and has to do case studies to understand the actual problems related to the field. The students also need to do a practical application after the proper calculation. This is important, as these practical applications help in getting the idea of the worst condition possible. In the future, the engineers can perform their activities well and can prevent the loss and damages caused by the fire.

 

  • In case of a fire fighting course, the students are taught a lot of practical things. There is a lot of action in this course, as the work they do in the future requires it. They also get the knowledge of differentiating between two types of fire and thus they know about the damage that the type of fire cause.

 

  • Training of both engineering is also different. Fire fighting engineers undergo training that has a lot of physical activities, while fire protection engineers do not go through any such training. In the fire prevention training, you get the knowledge of how to prevent the fire from occurring. To prevent fire, You should take care of the wooden things in your home, should not leave the burning cigarette here and there, burning candles should be taken full care, electrical outlets also should be under surveillance.

So, these are the differences between fire protection and fire fighting engineer has. The reason behind so many differences is the difference in their work. The work of both engineers is different, so there are these differences.

 

 

Different places in the world that serves the best ice cream

 

A foodie person’s mind always has a foodie thought in it. He or she loves to explore the different flavours of a particular dish. If you too belong to the same category and always have a craving for ice cream, then we have bought the list of some of the best ice creams in the world and the name of the places where you can find them. Here is the list.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Missouri

The specialty of the ice creams that you will get here is that they are prepared from fresh ingredients. The freshness of the ingredients that are used in the making of this ice cream makes it tastier in every aspect. The key ingredient of this ice cream is frozen custard, as the name and the taste suggests. Other things that are used in the making of this ice cream are cream, eggs, milk, and sugar. If we talk about this parlor, then it has been serving ice-creams here since 1913. Other ice creams that you can get from this place are frozen custard shakes, root beer floats, Hawaiian delights, and carter Copernicus.

Devon House, Kingston

If you are planning a trip to Kingston and you have included Jamaica in your list of visiting places, then the Devon house is a big recommendation. If you love ice creams, then you cannot resist yourself from going here. This place serves you 27 different flavours of ice cream and you can have it all. All the flavours that you get here are classics. Some of the popular flavours are mango, coconut, cherry, and soursop. There is a special ice cream that has a beer in it. It is called Devon Stout. If you visit this place, then you must try this ice cream as it is once in a lifetime experience.

Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia

The ice creams that would find here are made from the fresh handpicked ingredients. It is said about this place that it has such flavours of ice cream that is not found anywhere else. Some of the uncommon, yet delicious flavours of ice cream that you can find here are Thai coconut milk flavour, pomegranate flavour, Saigon cinnamon flavour, and pumpkin flavour. All of them are worth trying, at least once in your life.

Bombay Ice Creamery, California

The uniqueness of this ice cream center lies in its name. The name only suggests that this must be related to India, somehow. If you are thinking so, then you are right. It is one of those ice cream centers where you can find the flavours related to India. Not only the name, but the taste too will remind you of your country. The flavours of ice cream that you get here are Chiku, cardamom, tea, saffron, rose and ginger. If you are an Indian, then these flavours are no surprise for you, but those who have not visited India, find these flavours different and lovely too.

So, these were the name of the best ice creams and the places where you can get them.

 

Tips to consider when hiring a property manager

Owning a property is a big responsibility and it requires a lot of efforts to manage it. The best person to contact within the case of property management is a property manager, but finding a good one is a tough task. So, here are a few of the tips that one should consider before hiring a manager for their property.

The license of the manager

The first tip that one should consider while hiring a property manager is to look for his or her license. By the term license, we mean that you need to check whether that particular person whom you are hiring has done any course related to this or not and if he has done the course then the institute from which he has passed is recognized or not. Also, the most important thing is whether he has passed the exam for getting a license from the state government or not. So, before you hire a property manager you need to check all this.

Experience of the person

Next thing that you need to check is the experience that he has. Before you hire any of the property managers you need to check his or her recent work. So, while checking these you will have to keep in mind that you check it properly whether his former records are good or not. You should not consider any such property owner who has a bad record in the past, on any cost as this will harm you in every way. You can even go to the particular owner for whom he has worked and gets your doubts clear.

Fees

The third thing that is considered for hiring a property manager is the fee that you are giving him. Some people have enough money and they do not think about this tip before hiring any staff or spending it anywhere, but why to waste it if you can get a better person in less costing. So, before you hire any property manager, you should check and compare the fee with other good persons in the town and then only hire one. This will not just save your money, but will also help you in getting a better property manager for yourselves.

The way of working

The working of every individual is different, but you should let your property manager work in the way you want and this thing should be cleared at the time for appointment itself. For example, some of the managers cut the cost of the maintenance from the rent that your tenants pay whereas some of them give you the proper bill of the particular repair. So, it depends on you that how you want this thing to be worked. If you will get the bill every time, then there won’t be any case of fraud and you too will be aware of what is happening with your property.

So, these are a few of tips that every person should consider before hiring a property manager and this is helpful for all those who are new property owners.