Thursday, April 16, 2009

By Denisia Adams

Hello and Good day to you. Hope you having an awesome day thus far as it is Thursday which means it’s a day away from FRIDAY!!

Today on the Morning Cruise was Community Buzz Thursday where we kept you in touch and in tune with your community, Check it out:

outré \oo-TRAY\:
Unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.

What was the Cape Minstrel Carnival originally known as?

Answer: Kaapse Klopse
The event was originally known as the Kaapse Klopse and originated in the 1800s when Malay slaves celebrated the one and only day in the year that they had off work.

India is the world's largest democracy with more than 600 million voters. Also did you know The United Nations organisation (UN) was founded in 1945.

Food Safety Tips

Handle with care
While raw meats and eggs are the most common sources of illness-causing microbes, fresh fruits and vegetables can also carry the organisms that cause food poisoning.

Keep raw meats and fish away from other foods, especially those that won't be cooked.
Thaw frozen meats in the refrigerator, microwave oven, or under cold, running water-never on a counter.

Wash all produce before it's used, even if it looks clean. Produce that won't be peeled, such as strawberries or green onions, can be washed in plain water. If necessary, use a scrub brush to remove surface dirt. Wash lettuce leaves individually. Produce that will be peeled or eaten off the rind, such as oranges or cantaloupes, should be washed on the outside with soapy water and rinsed well.

Use paper towels and soapy hot water to clean utensils, counter surfaces, and cutting boards immediately after preparing raw meats and fish. If you use sponges, place them in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Wash your hands, faucets, and anything else you may have touched.

Don't undercook foods
Thorough cooking will kill most germs. To make sure foods get hot enough, check the internal temperature by inserting a food thermometer in the thickest part.
Meats: Cook beef and pork to at least 160 ° F, lamb to 145 °, and poultry to 180 ° for thigh meat and 170 ° for breasts. Ground beef, pork, veal, and lamb should be cooked to at least 160 °, and ground poultry to 165 °.

Seafood: Cook fish until it flakes with a fork. Simmer shrimp for three to five minutes or until the flesh turns pinkish and opaque. Steam clams and mussels for 5 to 10 minutes or until the shells open (if they don't, toss them out). Cook oysters until they're plump, for about five minutes. Don't eat raw oysters.

Eggs: Don't use homemade foods containing raw eggs, such as mayonnaise and Caesar-salad dressing. Commercial versions are okay, since manufacturers use heat-treated eggs. Use hard-boiled eggs within two to three days of cooking.

An interview with Rasaraj a member of the Global Food For Life organisation. FOOD FOR LIFE is a nonprofit organization, bringing food and life to the needy of the world through the liberal distribution of pure vegetarian meals. The project started in 1974 when an elderly Indian swami, Srila Prabhupada, implored his yoga students not to allow anyone within a ten mile radius of his ashram to go hungry. The program grew quickly, and today Food for Life is active in over 60 countries worldwide. To Find out more or to volunteer contact Rasaraj on 021 403 43 87 or 083 64 22 063

We then spoke to Michelle Solomons of the Abbeyfield Society of South Africa. Abbeyfield Societies establishes secure, affordable, fully self-catering homes for small groups of independent older. To find out more contact Michelle on 021 689 32 52

The Truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives a lie

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

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