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Friday, July 27, 2012

Home process coffee bean

Here how i research, google and process the fresh coffee bean. 
Step :1 The coffee bean after 1 day soaking in water, gonna wet process it
Step :2 crack the coffee cherry skin and isolate the green coffee bean inside..
Step :3 After wet process the fresh green coffee bean's skin is peeled , it's flesh( mucilage) still attached on the bean. Fermentation begin to remove the mucilage .
Step :4 After fermentation the mucilage is removed . Here the fresh green coffee beans 
 Step :5 dry the green coffee bean under the sun. 
Step :6 Hulling-to removing the entire dried husk. Here show the green coffee bean and the removed husk.


dry the coffee bean untl about 11% then it can be roast and grind to serve as coffee.  


The after roasted coffee..ready to grind and serve as coffee..the coffee aroma is strong now




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zion National Park, Utah, United States.





Introduction:

Zion National Park is located in the Springdale, Utah, United States. It covered a total of 590 km2, which is 24 km long and up to 800 m deep. Located at parts of  Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The unique life zones includes desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest consists of canyons, buttes, mountains, mesad,rivers, monoliths,slot canyon and natural arches.  It take about 3 hours drive from Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Attraction:
Hiking, canyoneering, climbing, biking, photography, birds watching , natural arches, canyons, rock climbing 

Animals: Rock Squirrels, Cougars, Mule Deer,Coyotes, Jackrabbits,  Whiptail ,Gray Foxes, Collared lizards, Pinyon Jays,etc.

Popular hiking trails: The Narrows, The Subway, Angels Landing, and Kolob Arch.

Rock climbing trails:   Moonlight Buttress, Prodigal Son, Spaceshot, Touchstone.


Contacts:

Phone: 1-435-772-3256 
Fax: 1-435-772-3426

Address: Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767-1099




Fees:

WEEKLY PASSES
Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase.
Private Vehicle: $25. Valid for 7 days.
Motorcycle: $12. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one individual on a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Any passengers pay the per person fee not to exceed the private vehicle fee of $25.
Per Person: $12. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. - typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free. 



Nearby attractions:





Map:


References:
http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/hours.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_National_Park




Click on photo to ENLARGE

The magnificent view of Zion National Park Valley from a cave with melting snow waterfall fall on the right.The weather is still cold in the spring ( April ) but not cold enough to prevent the snow from melting. In spring there are many waterfalls around the park because of warm weather melting the snow.




Panoramic view of Zion National Park snow mountains
Panoramic view of Zion National Park at the car park
At the bus station, Zion National Park
panoramic view of the partly snow mountain 
The sign board to Zion National Park
The Zion National Park entrance



Monday, July 16, 2012

Lamb Chop with mashed potato





Lamp chop

Ingredient
1 sliced lamb shoulder
1 broccoli
1 pack of baby carrot
dash of salt
dash of pepper
meat tenderizer powder

Recipe:
Marinate lamp shoulder with salt and pepper left there for an hours ( add meat tenderizer powder to soften the meat)
heated the hot pan and ready to cook the meat cook for approximately 12 minutes. Then ready to serve.


Mashed Potato and Gravy


Ingredient
3 russet potato peeled and cubed
1/4 cup warm milk
40g butter or margarine
4 onions
flour
chicken stock

Recipe:

Cover potato with water in saucepan and boil for 25 minutes with cover. Drain well. Add  salt ,milk, butter and pepper; mash until fluffy.

Gravy:


In a pan, cook the butter and onions on medium heat until onions slightly browned

whisk in some flour into the pan, and add the salt and pepper. Then cook for 3 minutes

Add the hot chicken stock, and cook  for 5 minutes until it's thickened. Cognac can be added too.



Broccoli and carrot is boil and serve together with lamp chop and mashed potato



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lata Beringin (Beringin Waterfall)


Introduction:
Lata Beringin is a 120 meters waterfall located at Sungai Pas, Kuala Krai. Magnificent  view of the waterfall with lush green surrounding suitable for picnic and camping.   The location is quite remote and not easy to find . The first time went there we get lose and  only found the way after asking the villager there, the small road located near the bridge turn left  ( from Kuala Krai area) and go along the road until the end ( it's a tiny road which is one lane tarred road)  
Where:
 Lata Beringin waterfall / Sungai Pas waterfall

Attraction: 
Waterfall, campsite, picnic, nature,jungle trekking, nature photography, fishing,etc

Contact:
For more information, please contact the Kota Bharu Tourist Information Centre at +609-7485534.

Fees:
FOC - there is no one to collect any entrance fees ( because the facilities there are all broken- toilet is filled with fallen leaves and trees branches and with graffiti vandalism)

Nearby Attraction:
Telaga Bijih Waterfall
Lata Rex waterfall ( downstream to it) 
Gunung Stong ( Jelawang waterfall) - Purportedly the highest waterfall in South East Asia


Gps Point 
for Lata beringin is N5 26.847 E102 19.585







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