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terça-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2015

Burger Heaven Exists!

Dedicamos ao Victor!! :)
You won't find these at McDonald's! Rare beef with fondant icing, the giant Crabzilla and oysters on rye with dill spray... the world's most bizarre burgers revealed
  • Parisian artists Thomas Weil and Quentin Weisbuch created 60 different unique burger recipes
  • Bored with eating sandwiches, the pair experimented with various fillings for their lunchtime meal
  • The duo take photos of their highly-stylised food and post them on their website Fat & Furious Burger
The crazy creations are the brainchild of artists Thomas Weil and Quentin Weisbuch, who were so bored of ubiquitous lunchtime sandwiches that they took matters into their own hands.
The duo soon established a ritual where they conducted weekly experiments on new ways of cooking burgers during their very short lunch break with the ultimate aim being to design an edible masterpiece of ‘everything that tastes good between two buns.’
The Beerger bun is made with malt, barley and hops. The patty  comes with onions, slices of orange, cabbage and cheese
The Mystery Box burger, created for Master Chef USA is composed of raw salmon, smoked bacon, mint, basil, garlic and yogurt sauce, rice cake, rice bun, black sesame seeds, salmon roe, mint and basil leaves and balsamic cream
Oyster burger made with sea rye bread, 'tsunami' butter, shallots, oysters, lemon drizzle, dill 'spray' and 'wrecked' wakame
Their wondrous creations, which feature everything from a gold-leaf covered burger and rolls stuffed with raw oysters, to 'burger' composed of rice and sushi, are featured on the duo's website Fat & Furious Burger.
Thomas and Quentin – who founded the graphic design and art studio Furious – used the recipes to launch their Fat and Furious Burger cookbook late last year, with 60 recipes for ‘kamikaze livers and intrepid stomachs.’
The blurb on their website reads: ‘As we were so bored of random food at lunch, we started cooking together. It soon became kind of a ritual: improvising and experimenting new ways of cooking a burger in very short lunch break.
‘It’s about an hour and a half to find an idea, run to a supermarket to get everything, cook, shoot and eat.
‘We didn’t expect this project to go viral: Back in 2012, we decided to launch our blog to show our crazy pics to our friend… never expecting it would be such a buzz!’
Crabzilla has spider crab, mango slices, curly lettuce, tomatoes, shrimp, lemon, fennel and chili mayonnaise
The Pizza Mutant Ninja Burger has tomatoes, bacon, lettuce, Cheddar, pepperoni, beef patty, mozzarella and salad
The bun in the Ocean Burger was painted with food colouring to make it appear like salmon skin. The burger has smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and mustard
The pair go on to explain that their project was born from the collision of two strong appetites.
And while the burgers are not on any restaurant menu, the colleagues often work with chefs to come up with new creations.
The added: ‘We cook them [the burgers] for our daily meals, so it’s all about one shot, but we often collaborate with restaurants to create special burgers people can actually taste.’
The Paris-based pair say it costs anything from 5 to 50 Euros to make their burgers.
Happy Birthger (left) is rare beef with fondant, coulis of red wine and dark chocolate, red onion compote, slivered almonds poire belle Helene (poached pears in sugar syrup) and fresh goat's cheese. Tell Dad Burger (right) has layers of ham, carrots, peas, and pureed vegetables   
Go Green burger with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, grilled courgettes, dill and mozzarella
Inspired by daily life, they also get burger ideas from newspaper headlines.
When the twosome first started on their project they were shooting on their iPhones.
They have since graduated to their own studio with a proper kitchen and professional camera equipment.
Understandably, with so many strange ingredients, the burgers are '‘sometimes a great surprise and sometimes kind of a fail.'
The Head Burger: Mandolined tomatoes, vegetables, beef patty, sausage slice and white cabbage
Heart-Breaker Burger. Artichoke hearts, raw marinated tuna, heart of lettuce, tomatoes, honey vinaigrette and mustard sauce
Coq'O Wine Burger (left): Bun stuffed with bacon, onion rings, cooked mushrooms,  carrots with lemon juice and bacon butter. Burger snow (right) is a white bun with Cheddar cheese, chicken steak with chesnut stars, mayonnaise, candied chestnuts, candied pears and salad
In addition to a beef patty, the Apocalypse Now themed burger has pickles, onions, vinegar, nuts and a pomegranate reduction
The Hobbit Burger is made from a single bagel stuffed with  'Mordor' powder, peppers, onion rings, cod roe, hummus, cucumber and dill
One of the pair's favourite burgers is the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Burger that they created in collaboration with a restaurant in Geneva called Le Calamar.
They said: 'We were very excited to work on a global Burger event that included the creation of a delirium burger recipe.
'[It included] the creation of crazy posters and designs for the event’s communication, and above all creating a new food tasting experience.'
But their sushi-shaped burger has so far proved to be the most popular.
They said: ‘The sushi shaped burger we created in collaboration with tumblr & Master chef USA has been really appreciated by our community.
[There were] more than 1500 reblogs on tumblr and thousands of likes on Instagram and Facebook.'
It came from space: The UFO Burger with flying fish roe, tobiko wasabi, breaded chicken fillet, wakame salad, grilled papadum, beetroot sauce and slices of ginger and lemon
The Blue burger (left) is stuffed with blue cheese, wilted spinach, tomatoes and Brie. The Burgirl (right) has prawns, cucumber, avocado, coriander, lemon juice, peppers, graprefruit, mint and salmon mousse
The Blue burger (left) is stuffed with blue cheese, wilted spinach, tomatoes and Brie. The Burgirl (right) has prawns, cucumber, avocado, coriander, lemon juice, peppers, grapefruit, mint and salmon mousse
The Blue burger (left) is stuffed with blue cheese, wilted spinach, tomatoes and Brie. The Burgirl (right) has prawns, cucumber, avocado, coriander, lemon juice, peppers, grapefruit, mint and salmon mousse
Yin & Yang Bun:  The yin (white) is chicken breast in coconut milk with a lemon and cheese sauce, egg white, white pepper, white onion, white cabbage and white fungus. The yang (black) bun has been stained with squid ink and contains black Angus, black radish, black fungus in China black tea. It also includes Smoke Black Label whiskey sauce and black pepper
Spicy Burger comes with a tur-'bun' and perches delicately on a bed of nails. It contains a beef patty smothered in curry sauce and onions
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sexta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2015

Unhas no Grammy!

ahhhh esmaltes, esmaltes, esmaltes... por Unha Bonita :)

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Personal Style and How To Cultivate Your Own

Personal style is not determined solely by what a woman wears, but more in how she wears it. It’s confidence, it’s purposeful, it’s in her demeanor and it’s part of who she is as an individual. There is no exact algorithm or recipe for what specifically makes a woman or a person stylish or even beautiful for that matter, and if you asked a woman who possesses these qualities, chances are she would have no grand or finite answer for you.
From her hair style to the way it falls around her face, from the way her eyes move around a room, down to the color and shape of her nails and the way she holds a glass… from her eyebrows to her shoes, it’s everything in between. Her style, her beauty, her “self” is accumulated over time, through her attention to detail, and not just material details, it’s watching stylish people to learn. Watching how they carry themselves, how they stand and behave in their social circles or even how they move when they’re alone simply walking down the street. It’s the choices they make in any given situation that create their persona allowing them to stand out or to blend in. And I would bet that the stylish women of today have been watching women’s mannerisms, especially women with style of whom they longed to emulate one day, since they were very young girls. I know I have.
The number one and most important ingredient to personal style is that it belongs to you. It’s all your own. Never imitate someone else’s style, for it will always appear contrived. The key is to take it all in and interpret it with your own individual and creative spin, giving life to something completely new and completely you.
Personal style, more than anything, is knowing and accepting who you are as well as the body you live in. But the choice to change your style is yours as well! Just as an artist inherently knows when a certain brushstroke completes his or her painting, a stylish woman, in the same way, knows exactly when she has finished creating her look and is ready to face the world.
Stylish women seem to effortlessly and inherently know what colors look the best on them, what prints are timeless and classic and exactly the right amount of accessories to complete their look without overdoing it. But what they know most importantly, is their body shape and what silhouettes fit it well and work best to flatter it. Then they buy clothes that fit perfectly, and if they do not fit perfectly, they take them to the tailor… or if they don’t mind a little hard work, they do it themselves. Using accessories to nip and tuck and disguise and distract is part of the style equation as well.
Finding your own personal style doesn’t happen over night. It can take years, it can take a lifetime, but it can also be extremely fun! Fashion is creative and artistic and style is a way to express ourselves visually. It’s the fairytale we grew up thinking our lives would turn out to be. It’s the illusion of an exotic lifestyle, or perhaps, it IS an exotic lifestyle. It’s a way to form exciting identities and live out fantasies in this less-than-fantastical and otherwise boring reality we call life, and to do so with very little risk!
There is a stylish woman inside each and every one of us, but to those for whom it is a priority, effort is subjective and reflective of the finished product. All you have to do is choose.
While copying someone else’s style is never advised, finding a muse, however, is quite helpful in determining your own personal style and fashion voice. If you’re not sure where to begin, watching what celebrities are wearing, or rather, what their stylists are preparing for them, is an easy place to start. Creating inspiration boards from magazine tear-outs, in reality or online via Pinterest, and including everything from clothes, shoes, and accessories to makeup and hair styles, women whose styles you prefer and even locations and destinations that offer the feeling or mood you’d like to portray.

10 Tips to Help you Cultivate Your Own Personal Style

1. Just like actors in movies and TV shows, the clothes you wear help to define your personality or character to those around you. Knowing the “character” you’re trying to portray is a great first step in identifying your signature style.
2. You don’t need to follow every new trend to be fashionable. Find the ones that work with your style, body, age, and for your personality.
3. Be consistent in your style choices, but always be fresh and modern.
4. Your hairstyle is just as much a part of your signature style as your clothes. Learn to work with it rather than against it and it will be one of your greatest assets.
5. Style is not just in what you wear, it’s in your posture and how you walk, and it’s in the music you listen to and the fragrances you choose.  It’s an overall “life style” that you portray.
6. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Just because something didn’t work on you in the past, doesn’t mean it won’t look great on you now. Fabrics and cuts of garments are consistently changing. The way you wear it has changed and yes, your body has even changed.
7. Look for clothes that you don’t have to worry about, fuss with, pull up all the time, or twist back to position. This fidgeting with your outfit strips your confidence and your attempt to be effortlessly chic.
8. If you find something that works great on your body shape and makes you feel confident, stock up on that item and allow it to be your go-to piece when in a hurry.
9. Dress for your body shape. Always find a way to flaunt your assets and disguise your flaws. No matter how much style you have, if you’re not dressing your body correctly for your shape, all your hard work and creativity will be lost.
10. Most importantly, wear what makes you happy and leave the house confident and ready to take on the world!
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O ABC da Mesa

Para quem adora cozinhar e receber as amigas em casa com estilo! Super algo que adoramos fazer né meninas!? :) xx Liv
Coloque na mesa apenas o que é necessário de acordo com o cardápio.
A disposição dos talheres obedece à ordem em que serão usados, de fora para dentro. As facas ficam à direita, com o corte virado para o prato, e os garfos, à esquerda. As colheres são para os caldos: a maior acompanha o prato fundo comum e a menor é para a sopa servida na tigelinha (se tiver).
No alto do sousplat (base que recebe o prato), vão os talheres de sobremesa. Observe que a colher e faca têm cabos virados para a direita e o garfo fica ao contrário.
O guardanapo de pano já dobrado (com ou sem argola), pode ficar sobre o prato ou à esquerda dele.
Coloque o pratinho de pão no alto, à esquerda. O lado oposto fica reservado às taças, em linha reta ou na diagonal. A de águia mais no centro, depois as de espumante, vinho tinto e vinho branco, nessa sequência.
O chá ou café pode ser servido à mesa ou posteriormente, em outro lugar na casa.

Os sommeliers, estudiosos das variedades de vinho, não dispensam as peças de cristal transparente, bem fino, que permite analisar a coloração da bebida. Já existem versões mais em conta de vidro e até descartáveis.
Água- são sempre as maiores e podem ou não ter pé. Como a água não tem sabor que possa ser alterado, pode permanecer mais tempo em copos.
Espumante- ela é fina e direciona a fervência e os aromas para o nariz e a boca.
Vinho tinto- sua taça é menor do que os de tinto. Pode ser usada também para vinhos rosés.
Vinho tinto- o bojo (corpo) é mais curto e largo e dá mais espaço para o oxigênio interagir com a bebida e liberar os seus aromas.
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quarta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2015

Returning from a loooooooooooooooooong break!

Sei que não temos desculpas, mas com o vai e vem da vida, as vezes sobra pouco tempo para poder postar, e nem sempre contamos com os melhores computadores ou conexões à internet, mas ano novo vida nova, new year resolution, voltar a postar no blog, coisas legais que gostaríamos de complartilhar.
Esta página me lembra muitas coisas boas, e me dá mais saudade de minhas queridas amigas. Então comemorando a alegria, amizade, e momentos preciosos... enfim, retornando.

:) :*
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sexta-feira, 26 de julho de 2013

Seismograph Nails...

Black, Copper, & Silver Metallic 

Seismograph manicure, halloween nails

Halloween or not, this may be one of my new favorite manicures ever. Done with metallics, shimmers, and fine glitters, any three colors would look fantastic really. After compiling myHalloween manicure ideas from around the web, I was determined to create something different. And while this isn't spooky, I think it's a chic way to do a Halloween mani using the copper rather than a bright orange.... and in the end actually looked like a Seismograph. I just love it.

Here's how...

I used only Sonia Kashuk nail polishes: 
Starry Night {black shimmer} | Smoke & Mirrors {silver} | Two Cent {copper}
Seche Vite fast drying top coat {a favorite}

* Paint two coats of black to half of your nail, closest to the nail bed. It doesn't have to be perfect.

* Paint two coats of copper to the top half of your nail... and let dry.

* With your silver metallic, allow most of your paint to drip from your brush so it's more dry than wet and carefully create lines mimicking a Seismograph {earthquake meter} and fill in the blanks with all silver. 

NOTE: this particular metallic silver is thick enough to go on and cover in one coat... I love it!


Seismograph manicure, halloween nails

* Obviously, my right handed work {on my left hand} is a little steadier than the other, creating more distinct lines, but the smudgier affect works as well. 

Seismograph manicure, halloween nails

Seismograph manicure, halloween nails
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sexta-feira, 19 de julho de 2013

Can you recognise the celebrity from the famous footwear?

Stars of popular culture instantly recognisable from their shoes. Lady Gaga, Carrie Bradshaw and Jack Sparrow all wore unique footwear Whether it's film, music or sport, we often associate specific styles with famous stars.  And one of the ways leading figures of popular culture can often define themselves is through their shoes. Whether its David Beckham wearing specially-adapted football boots or fictional TV characters such as Sex & the City's Carrie Bradshaw, what people wear on their feet can often define their image. 

Famous: The ruby shoes worn by Dorothy Gale, famously played by a young Judy Garland in the 1939 film Wizard of Oz, become recognisable to generations of film fans 

Bizarre: Lady Gaga is known for her unique look, demonstrated by these shoes 

Popular: Sex and the City's fictional character of Carrie Bradshaw, played by actress Sarah Jessica Parker, is an icon of women's fashion. Her shoes were an important element of her look 


Hit: Captain Jack Sparrow was played by Johnny Depp in the hit film Pirates of the Caribbean. His disheveled look, featuring these large boots, was a big part of his success 

Superstar: His dancing revolutionised music and has never been matched. In order to perform moves like the Moonwalk, Jackson needed shoes just like this 

Bold: Wonder Woman's look was not complete without these impressive bright red boots 

Tough: Famous for his role in Westerns, legendary actor Clint Eastwood would often wear impressive boots like this in his films 

Ladies man: As the world's most famous spy, James Bond needs a smart and sophisticated pair of shoes 
As the world's most famous spy and a notorious ladies man, James Bond's shoes are also a key part of his look. Much like the man himself, they are smart and sophisticated. 

Fast: The phrase 'Run, Forrest, Run' became famous following the 1994 classic Forrest Gump. In order to run, the character played by Tom Hanks needed this flashy pair of trainers 

Laid back: Famous for his relaxed style, these sandals are a key feature of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's look 

Success: Even in sport, shoes worn by sportsmen and women can become iconic. These boots belong to legendary basketball star Michael Jordan 

Impressive: American gangster Al Capone was famous for his flashy pair of shoes 

Famous: This boot was worn by fictional character Marty McFly in Back to the Future 

Relaxed: As the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain's appearance was extremely laid back . These trainers were a big part of that look 

Star: British actress Audrey Hepburn was a film and fashion icon during Hollywood's Golden Age 

Talented: As one of the most talented footballers the world has ever seen, Maradona would have been unable to score some of the most memorable goals of all time without this pair of boots 

Singer: As well as his unique hats, Jay Kay, the lead singer of Jamiroquai, was also renowned for his trainers 

Dark: These large boots are unique to Frankenstein, a character from the famous Mary Shelley novel 

Sporty: As the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs would often appear in meetings and press conferences wearing these trainers

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