2012年8月24日 星期五


Taiwan develops soft rice for the elderly 

"We've developed the rice with the elderly consumers in mind to make the rice taste very soft and a little sweet. It also gives a stable yield and can be stored for a long time," said researcher Chang Su-jeing.







Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/taiwan-develops-soft-rice-elderly-article-1.1143700#ixzz24WfhUJX8

White House Honey Ale


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1 [U][C]エール(ビールの一種;約6%のアルコール分を含む);((英古風))(一般に)ビール(▼beerより上品な言葉)
small ale
Good ale will make a cat speak.
((ことわざ)) 上等のエールには猫さえ口をほぐす.
2 ((英))(エールを飲んで楽しむ)村祭り.

White House Honey Ale

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barack Obama and Dakota Meyer drinking White House Honey Ale on September 15, 2011
White House Honey Ale is the first beer known to have been brewed in the White House.[1] The process began in January 2011[2] at the request of President Barack Obama who purchased the homebrewing kit using his personal funds.[3] It includes a pound of honey collected from beehives on the South Lawn.[4] The chefs at the White House are said to use "traditional methods" to brew the beer, before it is bottled and labelled with a customized logo. The logo features a line drawing of the White House on a maroon background encircled in yellow.[5]
A bottle of White House Honey Ale
The beer has been brewed for various events held at the White House. A Super Bowl party, attended by nearly 200 guests including acquainted celebrities and members of the U.S. Congress, was one of the first events where the ale was served.[5] Nearly 10 US gallons (38 L) were produced for the party, with around 90 to 100 bottles available.[1] Some bottles were also brewed for St. Patrick's Day. On September 15, 2011, former United States Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota Meyer was the recipient of the Medal of Honor at the White House. Earlier, when informed of his award over the phone, he requested to share a beer with President Obama. The president accepted the offer and they each drank a bottle of the ale on the patio outside the Oval Office.[3]
As of 2012, two styles have been brewed in addition to Honey Ale: White House Honey Blonde Ale and White House Honey Porter.[6]
On August 21, 2012, at least two Freedom of Information Act requests were sent to the White House seeking the recipe of the White House Honey Ale from California attorney Scott Talkov and Texas attorney Brodie Burks, both home brewers.[7][8][9][10]
Former president Thomas Jefferson, who lived in the White House between 1801 and 1809, is known to have brewed beer himself, particularly after his retirement. He has been called "America's first microbrewer", but there is no evidence that it happened within the White House.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kitsock, Greg. Beer with presidential aspirations. The Washington Post. February 22, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2011.
  2. ^ The Obamas Make History With Homebrewed White House Honey Ale. Obama Foodorama. March 1, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2011.
  3. ^ a b White House brewing its own beer. CBS News. September 16, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Crugnale, James. Obama Homebrews White House Honey Ale For Medal Of Honor Recipient. Mediaite. September 16, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Wolf, Z Byron. A White House Brewery? White House Honey Ale. ABC News. February 7, 2011. Accessed September 18, 2011.
  6. ^ Murgai, Puja (March 26, 2012). "Home brewing the toast of the Beltway". Politico.com. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  7. ^ Marin Cogan (August 22, 2012). "The People Demand Answers (About What Exactly Is In The White House Homebrew)". gq.com. GQ.
  8. ^ David Minsky (August 23, 2012). "Help Brewers Obtain The White House Beer Recipe, Sign the Petition". MiamiNewTimes.com. Miami New Times. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  9. ^ Kimberly Pierceall (August 24, 2012). "FOIA: Riverside lawyer seeks Obama’s beer recipe". PE.com. The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  10. ^ Lesley Ciarula Taylor (August 24, 2012). "Obama’s suds recipe brews up a honey of a popular movement". TheStar.com. The Star. Retrieved August 24, 2012.

2012年8月23日 星期四

beers made in the hezeweizen style

Beers of The Times
I’ll Pass on the Coffee; Give Me a Different Brew

German Beer Styles:

"Hefe" means yeast, "Weizen" means wheat. Hefeweizen is a top fermented, unfiltered, bottle conditioned wheat beer with a noticeable yeast sediment and a cloudy appearance. Wheat beers are also referred to as Weissbiers (white beers) because before the invention of pale lagers and pale ales, most beers were dark. Wheat beers were the exception as the wheat content lightened the colour of the beer.

German Beer Guide: Hefeweizen

2012年8月22日 星期三






2012年8月21日 星期二

Senior's Medicine Cabinet---a must have!Among Many Aging Americans, Surprising Optimism

The New Old Age Blog

Among Many Aging Americans, Surprising Optimism

A survey finds that many older Americans are optimistic about their future -- perhaps unduly so.

 Subject: Senior's Medicine Cabinet---a must have!

                                              *SENIOR'S MEDICINE CABINET
   *It has taken me many, many months of my retirement time, but I have
just ****finished building my new Medicine Cabinet.
   *I don’t know about you, but I think it was well worth the time and
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   *Daily dose*
   *Chardonnay de Paeuf*
   *1 glass*
   *4 glass*

   *Bourgogne or Bordeaux
> ( + sugar and cinnamon )*
   *3 cups*
   *Anjou blanc electricity . Vouvray*
   *4 glass*
   *Coronary arteries*
   *Dry Champagne*
   *4 glass*
   *Beaujolais Nouveau*
   *4 glass*
   *Champagne sec*
   *1 bottle*
   *Burgundy , Santenay Rouge*
   *Two glass*
   *Uric acid gout*
   *Sancerre , Pouilly Fume*
   *4 glass*
   *Alsace , Sancerre*
   *4 glass*
   *Saint Emilion*
   *4 glass*
   *4 glass*
   *4 glass*
   *Rose Provence*
   *1 bottle*
   *4 glass*
   *Excessive weight loss*
   *Chateau de Beaune*
   *4 glass*

   From the American Association
   Of Retired People

   *Q: Where can men over the age* *of 60 find younger women who are
interested* *in them?*
   *A: Try a bookstore under fiction.*
    *Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through* *menopause?*
   *A: Keep busy. If you're handy with* *tools, you can finish the basement.
* *When you're done you'll have a* *place to live.*

   *Q: How can you increase the* *heart rate of your 60-plus* *year old
   *A: Tell him you're pregnant.*
    *Q: How can you avoid that* *terrible curse of the elderly* *wrinkles?*
   *A: Take off your glasses.*

   *Q: Why should 60-plus year old people use valet parking?*
   *A: Valets don't forget where they* *park your car.*
    *Q: Is it common for 60-plus year olds to have problems with* *short
term memory storage?*
   *A: Storing memory is not a problem, Retrieving it is the problem.*
    *Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?*
   *A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.*
    *Q: Where should 60-plus year* *olds look for eye glasses?*
   *A: On their foreheads.*
    *Q: What is the most common remark made by 60-plus* *year olds when
they enter* *antique stores?*
   *A: "Gosh, I remember these!"*
    *SMILE, You've still got your sense of humor!*

2012年8月20日 星期一

Daily chart: Tequila ummah

Daily chart

Tequila ummah

Aug 17th 2012, 13:41 by The Economist online
Alcohol in the Muslim world
NOBODY knows exactly when Islamic scholars decided that booze was sinful. In the 1970s political Islam led some countries such as Iran and Pakistan to ban alcohol, although many do not and exceptions are made for non-Muslims. In some countries the punishment for Muslims caught quaffing are severe: 80 lashes in the case of Iran. Things may get more arid yet as Islamist parties from Indonesia to Tunisia moot restrictions on alcohol. The number of drinkers varies by country, but some put the total at 5% of those identifying themselves as Muslim. Drinking may even be on the rise. Between 2001 and 2011 sales of alcohol in the Middle East, where Muslims dominate, grew by 72%, against a global average of 30%. That rise is unlikely to be accounted for by non-Muslims and foreigners alone. The black market for spirits flourishes in Libya, while Iranians are adept at producing home brew. Could Islam become more tolerant of drinking? A handful of scholars permit alcohol as long as it is not made from grapes and dates, because these are specifically mentioned in the Koran.