Archive for January, 2010

Italian Meringue New Temp

January 24, 2010

115’C Turn On Whites

126’C Pour In Sugar

Aura chef

January 24, 2010

Hammond Bay Fudge Company

January 21, 2010

Dessert At Laurel Point With Zoe In Jaunary 2010

January 21, 2010

Apple Toffee Cheesecake $11
Apple caramel soup, maple pecan ice cream

Aura Blackforest Gateau $12
Devil’s Food Cake, Manjari chocolate sour cherry mousse, Kirsch cream and cherry consommé

Kraft Buys Cadbury! Jan 19th

January 19, 2010

United Kingdom-based Cadbury, the world’s second biggest confectionery company with huge operations in India, on Tuesday agreed to being taken over by Kraft Foods after agreeing to an improved offer from the US food giant.

The improved takeover offer is worth $18.9 billion.

Earlier, Cadbury had consistently rejected the takeover bid made by America’s Kraft Foods Inc. However, Kraft, was hopeful that the share-and-cash offer for Cadbury would go through, and it has.

Cadbury top bosses to step down
The three men at the top of Cadbury have all announced their resignations following Kraft Foods’ takeover of the chocolate maker.

Chairman Roger Carr, chief executive Todd Stitzer and chief financial officer Andrew Bonfield are all to step down, Cadbury said.

US firm Kraft sealed its takeover on Tuesday after Cadbury shareholders voted in favour of the deal.

For months, Cadbury had rejected a hostile bid from Kraft.

In January, the board approved an increased bid of £11.5bn ($18.9bn) and advised shareholders to accept it, saying it offered “good value”.

‘Deep purple’

Mr Stitzer, who has been with the company for 27 years, said: “I wish [Kraft chief executive] Irene Rosenfeld and her team every success in taking Cadbury and its brands forward.

“I will now be taking some time out with my family to consider my future options, but you can be sure my heart will always be a deep Cadbury purple.”

Mr Stitzer, who became chief executive in 2003, is expected to leave with a package that could be worth up to £20m.

Mr Carr said: “Together we have fought an excellent defence campaign and delivered substantial value to Cadbury shareholders.

“In handing over to Irene Rosenfeld I wish her the very best as she takes on responsibility for continuing to build and develop what is indisputably one of the world’s greatest brands.”

The dates when all three will officially leave the company have yet to be decided.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/business/8496873.stm

Published: 2010/02/03 17:32:22 GMT

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Bread Picture From Magazine

January 19, 2010

Roast Temp For Prime Rib

January 18, 2010

Water Cooled Refrigeration Systems

January 17, 2010

When water supply is turned off the compressor runs, builds up heat and head pressure.(Which is basicaly the same thing). Head pressure is normaly at aprox 150. At 300 manual head pressure sensors are tripped and the compressor will not run. Automatic reset head pressure sensors will cycle on and off continuously until water is restored. Cooling will not be effective during cycling.
If water is turned off to a building you must turn refrigeration off too!

TX Throttles amount of refrigeration to control super heat

Don’t buy a computer right now!

January 16, 2010

Wait a couple of months:

ATOM N40 processor is coming out!

see:
alan-perry.spaces.live.com

What exactly is a magpie?

January 13, 2010

Magpie symbolic meanings are numerous and varied. This stands to reason because the magpie herself is a varied creature. Her colorful character is a delight to observe with symbolic eyes because she is so unpredictable, high-spirited and expressive.

Among her many common attributes, here are a few magpie symbolic meanings:

opportunistic
intellect
perceptive
flashy
refined
communicative
social
deceptive
illusion
expressive
willful

When we observe the magpie’s behaviors in nature, we can pick out many strong symbolic messages.

The magpie’s speech is symbolic of communication and creative expression. When we hear the magpie speak it is a message to us that we might need to listen to what is being spoken to us – listen with more attention. The chatter of the magpie is also a symbolic message that we may need to speak our minds more clearly….speak up, express our opinions, be creative with our spoken words.

The magpie’s obsession with shiny things is symbolic of our tendency to chase after false ideas or perceptions. When the magpie comes into our lives it is often a reminder that we may have to re-evaluate our priorities. Are we chasing after unsuitable desires? Are we serving a false ideal? Are we putting materialism ahead of matters of the soul?

The magpie builds its home in the thickest “V” of trees. Forks or V’s in nature are symbolic of gateways or paths into the spirit realm. In this fashion, the magpie asks us about our level of spiritual perception. Specifically, the magpie asks to keep an open mind in matters of the spirit. She also asks us where our spiritual foundation is and encourages us to open the gateways of higher (spiritual) vision.

Her plumage is also symbolic. With striking colouration, the magpie is symbolic of flamboyance, expression, and glamour. When we see her, we do a double-take because her appearance commands our attention. This is a message for us to not hide ourselves away from the world. The magpie beckons us to reveal our brilliance (physical and otherwise) to the world. We are each composed of incredible beauty and grace – the magpie is a reminder that we must express these attributes outwardly in a glamorous display just as she does.

And just when we get to know the symbolic meaning of the magpie, she eludes us and leaves us guessing what she’s all about. In nature she has been known to be shy and reclusive – yet in cities she is noted to be extremely sociable with humans. Typically, she is a scavenger…but she has also been witnessed taking down small birds and rodents – acting as a bird of prey (which is not her classification).

These and other oddities in her behavior are symbolic of illusion and perception. The magpie’s message her is that not all things are what they appear to be, and we should not set our judgements in stone. Further, this aspect of the magpie is a message that we do not have to be bound to perceptions. In other words, we may want to consider departing from our habitual behaviors and avoid being type-caste into a specific role.

In ancient European cultures the magpie is said to predict omens, and there is a type of divination based on the magpie according to an old riddle. I’ve forgotten how the rhyme goes, but gist of it is according to how many magpies are seen the following will be one’s fate:

One magpie indicates danger
Two equals joy in union
Three means good journey
Four magpies means new beginning
Five equals company coming
Six indicates an ending
Seven magpies is a good omen, carry on with your plans
Eight magpies suggest a wait period, do not continue with your plans
Nine magpies speak of love will coming to call on you, or a return of love to your life

Magpie symbolic meanings take on a brighter note in the East, where the Chinese regard the magpie as a good luck symbol, joy, marital bliss, sexual happiness, and long lasting fortune.

When the Chinese hear the cry of a magpie it is said to be an announcement of the arrival of friends and family (click here for other symbolic meanings of Chinese animals).

The ancient Roman’s viewed the magpie as a creature of high intellect and reasoning powers. She is also an attribute of Bacchus, the God of wine.