Perfect Poached Eggs

Yummy Eggs

Poached eggs with Sauce Hollandaise

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I have to admit: I’m not good at poaching eggs.

Not long ago a friend of mine posted a photo of a perfectly poached egg on a toast on her FB Timeline and she explained some basics to me.

Today I had a bit of time and looked online for some info on the subject. I found this clear video footage by Jamie with some tricks and maybe his best trick is to pack the egg in some foil while cooking.

And see while drafting this post, a post about a Breakfast Blog pops up…..

I’ve tried it on two eggs today and I succeeded and without the foil trick. It is not difficult at all, you just need to practice. The second video also helps to understand the process a bit better and the third is for the microwave addicts.

Fresh eggs, not a lot of water in the pan, stirring is not very necessary and no vinegar to help the egg white coagulate. With a low water level a lid is helpful when the yolk sticks out of the water. Next step: Learning to make a nice Sauce Hollandaise. Yummie.

I add two links as a reminder: Eggs Benedict accoring to Simply Recipies and and easy pease written story about egg poaching.

Fast Motorboats – Axopar

Axopar 37 Cabin

Although I’ve abandoned fast motorboating since the European Commission decided to curtail the use of excise duty free diesel for boating, even international boating, largely, I’m still very much interested in new developments.

When i saw this Axopar 37 AC for Aft Cabin berthed in Scheveningen Marina, I thought “Hey that boat must have some potential with those two large outboard”. I hadn’t seen the boat before nor read about it before.

After some research I found a test by Motorboat and Yachting and a Dutch Language extensive demo video by the Dutch dealer Kempers from Aalsmeer.

It’s bow section seems to apply the same principles as the Axe Bowe designed by Damen shipyards for rescue boats and fast patrol-boats and offshore crew tenders.

All The World’s Futures – Out of Bounds 2014-2015

All The World's Futures - Out of Bounds 2014-2015

June 2015 I visited Venice to see the city’s Art Biennial (or Biennale Arte). When leaving the Arsenale there is a narrow alley between two old buildings. There I found these rags:

Okwui Enwezo curated the 56th Art Biennale of Venice. (See Labiennale at Google) which had the subtitle All The World’s Futures.

All The World’s Futures is also the inspiration of an intruiging Art installation by Ibrahim Mahama at the Arsenale’s Exit road. It was named Out of Bounds 2014-2015. The road between two parts of the Arsenale was draped with primarily Jute coal sacks and jute sacks used to transport other goods from all over the world like cocoa that Ibrahim had been collecting over several years. One could say the sacks that are used to transport goods that also serve as futures in various trade systems.

Ibrahim Mahama was born in 1987 in Ghana, Africa. He lives and works in Tamale.

See for an interview:

Obelisk de Caja by Calatrava in Madrid

The Needle by Calatrava, or as he says: “The Obelisk” is located at Plaza de Castilla, in the north of Madrid, next to the “Puerta de Europa” towers and the new CT Business Area. It is a present by the Caja bank to the city of Madrid at the occasion of its 300th anniversary.

A large movable sculpture formed by a central tube of steel covered by a skin of 462 bronze bars that can be moved by means of a hydraulic system. The central tube rests on an auxiliary steel structure that spans over the different tunnels and galleries located beneath the square. The foundation elements are three concrete piles with a diameter of 1m.

On both side of the obelisk you can see the twin leaning towers of Puerta de Europa (114 m, designed by Philip Johnson), behind it the Torre Caja Madrid (250 m, designed by Lord Norman Foster) and partly two other skyscrapers (Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso and Torre Espacio, both 236 m)

The Kiwis won the Auld Mug

After a 6-1 standing this morning ETZ needed just one more win to first reach 7. It performed during the first race today in Bermuda and won the 35th edition of the America’s Cup.

It is a pity that the Americas Cup bobos have decided to keep the entire video coverage of the matches behind pay walls. I have been following the event with interest but feel the matches should be streamed for free like the last time in SFO.

That is also the reason I have been publishing nothing about this 35st edition of the America’s Cup.