X-cite launched the new Jamie Oliver home cooker from Philips yesterday afternoon at Gaucho grill, the Avenues.
Jamie Oliver’s home cooker will give you an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. Easily create your home made meals from scratch and have one thing less to focus on. It cuts, cooks, and stirs for you so you can enjoy other things you like.
These are the highlights of the home cooker:
The Home Cooker allows you to leave during cooking
Always the exact temperature you need
Timer up to 99 minutes, with ready signal
Automatic shut down
Cutting and slicing directly into the pan
XL feeding tube for all your ingredients
Unique combination for perfect end result
Pasta insert, steaming basket and tray for different recipes
Jamie Oliver recipebook full of variety and inspiration
2 cutting and slicing speeds
5 different discs that slice, shred and cut julienne
Dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning
A demonstration was done to show how easy the product is to use, and I loved it because even people who don’t know how to cook, can easily cook a meal with this home cooker!
After the launch, lunch was served with a side of entertainment by the great juggler Sir Julian from Germany. It was a perfect way to end the afternoon. Thank you x-cite, Gaucho Grill, Philips, Jamie Oliver, and last but not least Sir Julian for putting together an unforgettable afternoon.
Just like kids, sometimes the adult mind wonders about many things. We often always have a different perception of how things are really done but in reality, our perception is almost always wrong. Take the Kitco bag that I found with two crumbs inside, all I see in a chips pack is the chips and the pack. Did you know that this one pack of potato chips which costs 50 fils in the baqala, takes quite an amount of time to make and we buy it for nothing and consume it within seconds? Kitco factory gave me the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes and I wanted to share it with all of you because maybe then, we will start looking at things way differently.
I am now going to take you in on a tour of how Kitco biscuits are made:
It all Starts with Sanitation.
Then the raw materials are mixed together and placed into a huge mixer.
After the raw materials are mixed, they are spread out onto a sheet ready to be placed into the molds.
After the biscuits are molded into shape they go through the baking oven.
They are then baked at a certain temperature and sent out the other side of the oven ready to be put together.
A friend of ours from Bananaq8 recently bought a new pair of UGGs summer collection from ShoeboxNY. Upon paying at the cashier, she was informed that with every purchase of KD25 worth of Uggs at any ShoeboxNY store, there is one chance to participate in a draw to give two lucky winners a 7-day round-trip and accomodation to the sunny city of Los Angeles, California for some absolute sun fun. She filled out the coupon, and…
She is now somewhere tanning on Cali Beaches, enjoying the scenery and hollywood life-style.
If you want to be a lucky winner with ShoeboxNY, visit any of the stores and enter the draw. Best of luck to everyone!
Wow, apparently Salmiya has added some new parking spaces for SUVs. Now I know exactly where I should park when i’m in that area! I MEAN SERIOUSLY? How are you going to even get your car out of there!? Come on people, there is something called common sense and something called stupidity. Let’s try to have at least some common sense! Happy Parking…
As a follow up to my previous post, I wanted to share with you this article I just read on Kuwait Times about how by the end of the year, 92 new traffic cameras will be monitoring the Arabian Gulf Road including video and audio! Hmmmm.. If this is true and they really do implement the new cameras then that would be a great step forward for Kuwait. Hopefully, if these cameras are implemented correctly with proper laws to be followed by everyone then Kuwait might start having fewer death rates. Stay safe Kuwait!
I can’t stress enough how many times this topic has been brought up but no proper action has been taken! Have you noticed how the number of cars on the road is increasing by the day causing more traffic and more road rage? Have you noticed that even with the new cameras and traffic laws people are still driving like crazy? Kuwait’s streets have become really unsafe due to those few people who feel that they are better than the law and everyone else on the street. According to recent studies by the Traffic Department, Kuwait is moving in to top the record in world traffic deaths. Studies show that there are 75,194 accidents taking place on Kuwaiti roads annually, which is 206 accidents per day on average, or 8.5 per hour. Fatalities have climbed to 493 per year, averaging 1.3 per day. And it was also shown that among the top 20 causes for deaths in Kuwait, traffic accidents rank at No. 8!
Using mobile phones while driving and not adhering to basic safety standards like wearing seat belts were identified as important causes for road accidents. Let’s add to the list: children sitting in your lap while driving, racing, and chasing other cars in hopes of finding a “companion.” And just recently the Chairperson of Traffic Safety Society in Kuwait has stated that Kuwait has broken the world record in the number of traffic deaths. He said 17 deaths are recorded in every 100,000 accidents, and blamed the Kuwaiti roads which can only accommodate 700,000 vehicles, while 1.6 million vehicles ply the roads. And to add to the problem, about 80,000 cars enter the roads every year.
Follow the traffic laws people, respect other drivers, and respect the streets. There is no difference between getting somewhere in 15 minutes or getting there in 5 minutes. Eventually, you will reach your destinations. Let’s just try to reach them while we’re in once piece.
The weekend is almost here and my friend is standing next to me, asking me the same question I hear almost every week – what are you up too this weekend? I smiled and asked the same question back. “I’m probably going to head to the beach.” Why do we always just do the typical things to do here in Kuwait and then we end up complaining that “there isn’t much to do,” and “let’s travel for the weekend for a change.” There are things to do; we just choose not to do them. So, I put together a list of the things I decided I’m going to do on weekends from now on:
1.) Green Island! Even though my parents used to take us there when we were kids, I haven’t stepped foot in Green Island since (and I bet a lot of you haven’t either). Green Island is the perfect spot to spend the whole day and enjoy your time with family and friends. This beautiful Island is open from 8 AM – 11 PM daily with an entry fee of just 1 KD. There are many activities for children as well as adults, and on both sides of the Island there are restaurants serving local and international dishes, as well as other attractions like a theatre where concerts and plays are exhibited live, and a tower 35 meters high from where you can have a good view of the city. Contact No: 22526153
2.) Paint Ball. Feel like killing someone? LOL, take them out to the paintball field and shoot them! Besides relieving stress, this activity is good exercise as well as an excellent experience if you’ve never tried it. The field is 5000 square feet and they will provide you with a variety of action packed games, guns, and equipment. Call 22431101 for more information. 3.) Remember the story behind the House of Mirrors? 77 tons of mirror and 102 tons of white cement have been used to create the mosaics that decorate the entire house. I heard that Lidia Al- Qattan, the owner, is very friendly and anyone is welcome to visit at any time. But try to make sure to call ahead of time (22518522) just so that you’re not intruding. The address is Qadsiya, Block 9, Street 94, House 17.
“Run the first mile with your legs, the second mile with your mind, and the third mile with your heart.”
On May 18th 2013, at 8 AM Ecco will be hosting, for the first time, its 10 kilometer race in Kuwait at the Mishref Track. With this 10 K run, Ecco will be presenting its new Biom line that would prepare runners for the track ahead. There will be 6 winners, three males, and three females which will be recieving trophies according to their ranks; as well as, receiving vouchers to purchase their very own Ecco Biom pair of running shoes. Registration fees are 15 KD so if your interested visit their website or any of the Ecco branches.
We all had childhood favorites, my list includes KDD chocolate ice cream, Kinder Surprise, and Kitco Chips. So imagine my surprise when I go down to the baqala for an all time favorite and end up with (See video above).
The bag was empty! Completely empty except for two little crumbs at the bottom. Are Kitco seriously packaging air filled bags? That’s exactly what their doing! My question is, if I were to file a lawsuit, would I win?
Update: During my visit to the Kitco Factory, I learned that this air-filled bag is a very rare case and can only happen to one out of a million people.
Hi everyone. I received an email about dead dolphins washing up on the shore in Abu Hassaniya area. Apparently, every year around this time (December- May) more and more dolphins are being washed up on shore and no one knows the case behind it. Kuwait Times have published something regarding this issue , and it would be nice to know exactly what is going on because its so sad to see this happen every year.
Thank you [TK] for the tip.
Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, the exclusive importer of BMW Group vehicles in Kuwait, revealed the all-new MINI Paceman at a unique activity at Avenues Mall, where visitors and media got the chance to interact with the brand. With all the driving excitement of a Sports Activity Coupé and the hallmark MINI go-kart fun driving experience, the seventh addition to the MINI family is set to turn heads in Kuwait. Shoppers will have the chance to interact with the brand’s newest addition and experience the new MINI Paceman for themselves via a host of fun, creative, eye-catching stunts, including pop art and interactive drawing screens,. Entitled “Design with Bite,” the activation will form part of a region-wide road show, which includes visits to six countries across the MiddleEast.
The seventh model in the MINI family has a unique character all of its own, while displaying clear ties to the inimitable style of the British brand. On the outside, the MINI Paceman offers a unique combination of sporty and extrovert design with two elongated doors, large new horizontal taillights and sloping roofline. The fresh and individual character of the MINI Paceman comes across most prominently when the car is viewed from the side. It is also highly customisable, and available in eight body finishes and a choice of seven light alloy wheels in four colours. The roof and exterior mirror caps can be painted in the chosen body colour, white or black.
Commenting on the launch of this car in Kuwait, Mr. Yousef Al Qatami, General Manager of Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, said: “MINI has achieved phenomenal success in Kuwait over the years, helping to make it the most successful small premium car brand in the world and across the Middle East. Unique, yet typically MINI, the MINI Paceman opens up the brand to a whole new audience segment that has been looking for a MINI that combines the sportiness and space of an SUV, with the sleek design of a coupé. We are confident that this new addition will prove highly popular among MINI fans here in Kuwait and will mark a new and exciting chapter in MINI’s illustrious history.”