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Father’s Day is a perfect occasion to pamper the most important person in your life and there is nothing better than dessert to celebrate in the current times.
Bake a bowl of dessert to satisfy his sweet tooth, and catch up with him by spending the day watching his favorites with him. We have shortlisted some recipes from Del Monte to help you celebrate the special occasion this Sunday, making it even more memorable.
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Chocolate Cranberry Nut Clusters
Ingredients for the dessert
75g DEL MONTE dried cranberries
200g dark chocolate
Chop the walnuts and almonds.
Melt the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl in a microwave for one minute. Stir until smooth.
Add the dried cranberries and chopped nuts to the melted chocolate. Stir well so that all the fruit and nuts are coated with chocolate.
Lightly grease a baking tray or plate.
Drop teaspoonfuls of the chocolate mix on the tray. Chill for 15-20 minutes until set.
Once set, take off tray and store in a cool place
FRUIT COCKTAIL PANNA COTTA
Ingredients for the dessert
1 + ½ cup milk
3 tsp powdered gelatine
½ cup castor sugar
1 + ½ cup heavy cream
1 canDelMonte Fruit Fiesta, drained
Pour the milk in a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatine on it evenly and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Bring the saucepan over low heat and let the gelatine dissolve. Do not boil the mixture.
Once the gelatine has dissolved, add the sugar and let that melt as well.
Bring the mixture off the heat and mix in the cream.
Lightly grease a glass bowl/ ramekins. Spread the fruit fiesta in an even layer.
Pour the cream mixture over it and let it set in the fridge over-night.
MINI BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKES
Ingredients for the dessert
For the compote:
Dried Blueberries: 200 gms
Water: 1 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Zest of 1 Lemon
For the biscuit layer:
Melted Butter: 3 tbsp
For the cheesecake batter:
Heavy Cream: 3/4 cup (cold)
Zest of 1 lemon
Icing Sugar: 1/2 cup
Vanilla: 1 tbsp
Cream Cheese: 225 gms (at room temperature)
Start by making the blueberry compote. In a pan, add dried blueberries, water, sugar and zest of one lemon.
Mix well and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes till the coyote thickens up and the blueberries are soft. Set aside to cool.
Add biscuits to a food processor and pulse till the biscuits resemble bread crumbs. Add butter and pulse a few more times. Remove the biscuit crumbs and set aside.
To make the cheesecake batter, add heavy cream to a bowl. Whip the cream till soft peaks form. Add lemon zest, icing sugar, and vanilla and whip again till everything is combined. Add cream cheese, and whip till the batter is smooth and creamy.
Chill the cream cheese batter for up to two hours.
To assemble the mini cheesecakes, start by filling a piping bag with the cream cheesecake batter.
In a glass or jar, add two tablespoons biscuit crumbs. Pipe in the cheesecake batter and add a tablespoon or two of the blueberry compote. Top with more cheesecake batter and blueberry compote till the glass is full. Repeat this process for the other glasses as well. Serve immediately or refrigerate till ready to serve.
CHIA SEED PUDDING
Ingredients for the dessert
130Grams Dried Cranberries
1 Cup Milk
½ Cup Honey
1 Cup Yogurt
½ Cup Chia Seeds
Dried Cranberries For Topping
Blend together dried cranberries, milk, and honey till smooth.
In a bowl add yogurt and the blended cranberry mixture. Whisk together till smooth and creamy. Add chia seeds and mix well. Refrigerate for two hours. The pudding should thicken up as the chia seeds absorb the liquid.
To serve, divide among bowls and top with more cranberries. (IANS)
Facebook must pay a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million in back pay to eligible victims who say the company discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreign ones, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The discrimination took place from at least January 1, 2018, until at least September 18, 2019.
The Justice Department said Facebook "routinely refused" to recruit or consider U.S. workers, including U.S. citizens and nationals, asylees, refugees and lawful permanent residents, in favor of temporary visa holders. Facebook also helped the visa holders get their green cards, which allowed them to work permanently
In a separate settlement, the company also agreed to train its employees in anti-discrimination rules and conduct wider searches to fill jobs.
The fines and back pay are the largest civil awards ever given by the DOJ's civil rights division in its 35-year history.
"Facebook is not above the law and must comply with our nation's civil rights laws," Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told reporters in a telephone conference.
"While we strongly believe we met the federal government's standards in our permanent labor certification [PERM] practices, we've reached agreements to end the ongoing litigation and move forward with our PERM program, which is an important part of our overall immigration program," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "These resolutions will enable us to continue our focus on hiring the best builders from both the U.S. and around the world and supporting our internal community of highly skilled visa holders who are seeking permanent residence." (VOA/RN)
Keywords: Facebook, Employment, Justice Dept., Recruitment
Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian diet, be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dish. It has to be a part of each meal in some form. As puree, paste, flavour, or diced into the dal. This tangy, sweet, and juicy ingredient was not always Indian. In fact, it did not even grow in India until the British sanctioned it. It is a product of colonization and has come a long way to become part of our everyday meals.
Originally, the tomato was considered poison. Its actual native is debatable. Some say it is European while others argue that is came from indigenous parts of Spain and Portugal. Either way, it is a plant species that is associated with the legendary Nightshade. It looks very similar to this poisonous plant that tomatoes were not even harvested for a long time, for fear of picking Nightshade instead. It was believed that Nightshade caused the blood to turn to acid and that tomatoes had the same property. Later research proved that the plant itself may be poisonous but the fruit is not.
The fruit if the woody nightshade plant Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Tomato is considered a fruit instead of a vegetable because it is cooked. But this theory has an interesting tale behind it. in the United States, in 1887, a tax was levied on the transport of vegetables, but not on fruits. By then, tomatoes had become a huge part of the American diet and traders could not afford to pay the ten percent duty. So, they began to call the large loads they transported fruits, just to avoid the tax due. In time, this is how the tomato came to be regarded. Some scientists went even further and stated that it is a berry. Botanists claim that since it is a part that grows from the flower's ovary and contains seeds, it is a fruit and not a vegetable. But this is a debate that will never end.
Incorporating tomatoes into the Indian diet must have happened so long ago that people do not remember a time without tomatoes, considering how it is the fundamental ingredient of most cuisines. The tomato has a name in every language as well, so the trading between nations, the voyages that brought them to India, and the decoding of the fruit-vegetable must have taken place far earlier than our ancestors remember. Or, perhaps we liked it so much that we decided to use it everywhere and make it our own. Nonetheless, it has been a delightful addition.
Keywords: Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable, Nightshade, Voyage, Staple
Every child who grew up in the 90s and the early 00s has certainly grown up around Tom and Jerry, the adorable, infamous cat-chases-mouse cartoon. The idea of naughtiness and playing mischief had the standards that this particular series set for children and defined how much wreckage was funny enough.
The show's creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera initially named their characters Jasper and Jinx. They did not plan for the fame that Tom and Jerry brought them when they released a movie by the name of "Puss Gets the Boot". This movie featured a certain cat and mouse who were a notorious pair, named Jasper and Jinx. When the movie became a hit, the names of the characters were changed and the show shot to fame.
Tom and Jerry became a go-to cartoon for children in the early 00s, and it was one of those shows with a firm foundation, that had already been in the running for decades. The original template had been planned nearly 80 years ago, and the makers did not change it. The music that was played in the many episodes, made a breakthrough in its own way. It is the most easily recognizable melody with utterly nostalgic associations.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons Image credit: wikimedia commons
A set of supporting characters were defined for the show, to occasionally take the focus off the original pair. There was a large, black woman named Mammy Two Shoes and a bulldog who took Jerry's side. Mammy Two Shoes was discontinued because her character portrayed racist tendencies. A tall white woman replaced her, who was kinder and loved mice. Either of the women's faces was never revealed.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons. There are a host of other shows besides this that aim to replicate the same aspects of the cartoon but do not come close at all. Despite the immense amount of violence in the show, it is a beloved pastime of parents and children alike.
Keywords: Tom and Jerry, Cartoon, Hanna and Barbera, Television