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George Palaganas So the organizer of today's meeting at Joan's Place is Pearl Celebrant Jonathan Dumlao. Pot luck muna!
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‪#‎THEYEAR2014inBLOGGING‬ ‪#‎GEORGEPALAGANAS‬ ‪#‎Wordpress‬ ‪#‎YEAR2014‬ ‪#‎REVIEWofStats‬ The year that was on my BLOG at Wordpress, STATS including most viewed posts and who are reading my blogs!

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George Palaganas My most viewed POST in 2014 is Will Baku, Azerbaijan Sustain it's hold with 840 views! Unfortunately this post was SUPERCEDED by the holding of the 2014 Miss Universe in January 2015 at Doral! I have the following views from each country PHILIPPINES - 661 views USA- 88 views Japan - 9 views Canada - 8 views Azerbaijan - 3 views Colombia - 1 view Brazil - 6 views Australia - 3 views and other countries that totalled to 35 countries in ALL!
Baku, Azerbaijan is fast becoming the favorite choice for this year's Miss Universe 2014 venue. The tentative…
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At once earthy and modern, yet effortlessly capable of projecting the aura of a glamorous, silent-era film starlet, French actress Marion Cotillard has achieved fame in her home country with substantial roles in such high-profile blockbusters as the Taxi series, and such critically acclaimed arthouse hits as Jean-Pierre Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement and Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose. The Paris native got in tune with her desire to become a performer early in life, and soon began honing her talents as both an actress and a singer. As fate would have it, Cotillard's parents were both active members of the Paris theater community who lovingly nurtured their daughter's creative talents and encouraged her to pursue a career on the stage and screen.
Cotillard debuted onscreen at just 16 years old, in the 1994 Philippe Harel romance The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed. While Cotillard's sensitive performance in the film indeed marked the arrival of a skilled young actress, it wasn't until the release of Taxi in 1998 that audiences truly perked up to the promise of this emerging talent. Cotillard was nominated for a Most Promising Actress award at the 1999 César ceremonies thanks to her performance in that movie. She went on to appear in the second and third installments of the series while simultaneously drawing notice for performances in Haute Tension director Alexandre Aja's 1999 debut, Furia, and Gilles Paquet-Brenner's dark family drama Pretty Things -- which earned Cotillard her second César nomination. While the elusive César award had been well within her grasp twice before, Cotillard finally won the coveted trophy as the result of her role in Amélie director Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement. Cast as a vengeful prostitute who sets out to punish the person responsible for the death of her love, Cotillard was awarded the Best Supporting Actress César in 2005, cementing her arrival as a formidable onscreen talent.
At this point in her career, Cotillard was an increasingly familiar face to stateside film fans thanks to supporting roles in such films as Tim Burton's Big Fish and Jeunet's international arthouse hit, yet as with any great actress, she was still willing to take the kind of risks needed to take her career to the next level. Subsequent roles in Guillaume Nicloux's A Private Affair and Abel Ferrara's Mary proved that she was most certainly up to the task, serving nicely to offset the mainstream sweetness of efforts like the airy 2003 romance Love Me If You Dare. In 2006, Cotillard was back on stateside screens, this time opposite international superstar Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's A Good Year.
If anyone at this point had doubted Cotillard's abilities as an actress, those reservations would be put to the ultimate test when she assumed the role of a lifetime in the 2007 Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose. Cast as the enigmatic French songstress who went from being a common street busker to a national icon, Cotillard found the perfect cinematic vehicle to combine her duel interests in acting and music (though audio recordings of Piaf were used in the film), and drew near unanimous praise from critics both foreign and domestic. In addition to netting another César, she captured a host of year-end accolades in the States including Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and the L.A. Film Critics, as well as a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild. Most impressive of all, Cotillard won the much-coveted Best Actress Oscar, launching her into another level of international success and marketability. Her next roles were of the prestigious Hollywood variety, in the Michael Mann period crime drama Public Enemies, opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and the Rob Marshall musical drama Nine, alongside Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. - Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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George Palaganas Alexander Ajia's debut film Furia stars Marion Cotillard
Combining romance, science fiction and a political parable, Furia takes place in the future, after an oppressive government, which has shut down all political opposition, recognizes art as a
means of free expression -- and therefore bans painting on public surfaces. Theo (Stanislas Merhar) is an activist artist who creates paintings on walls under the cover of darkness, despite the fact his bother Laurence (Wadek Stanczak) works with the local government. Their father Aaron (Pierre Vaneck), a local barkeep, used to paint, but when he was caught, the color was taken from his eyes and now he can only see in monochrome. When Theo meets another rebel artist, the lovely Elia (Marion Cotillard), he's immediately smitten, and when she's arrested and subjected to torture, Theo tries to have himself caught so he can be with her (and protect her) behind bars. Furia was adapted by director and co-screenwriter Alexandre Aja from a short story by Julio Cortazar, an Argentinian refugee who fled to Paris in the era when rebellious citizens were "disappearing" -- 30,000 in all. - Mark Deming, Rovi

.Genre(s):Science FictionDVD Release Date:11/30/2004Status:DVDDirector(s):Alexandre AjaStarring:Stanislas Merhar, Marion Cotillard, Wadeck Stanczak, Pierre Vaneck, Carlo BrandtProduction Co.:Alexandre Films, Canal Plus, France 2 Cinema
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What's Cooking at Sirka Terang(TAGGED) and MyCafe(FacebookCafeWorld) Today 7:05pm Manila 30-Dec-2010 Thu…

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George Palaganas What's Cooking? On MyCafe at Facebook's Cafe World Today 30-Dec-2010 Thu
Spaghetti and Meatballs Time Cooked: 2:25am Manila 31-Dec-2010 Fri
Dino Drumstick Time Cooked: 7:27am Manila 31-Dec-2010 Fri

What Is Being Served Now! 6:57pm Manila 30-Dec-2010 Thu
V.I.P. Dinner ( 62 servings left)
Homestyle Pot Roast ( 5,869 servings left)
Super Chunk Fruit Salad ( 232 servings left)
Caramel Apples ( 337 servings left)

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Buffalo Chicken Wings Time Cooked: 2:56am Manila 31-Dec-2010 Fri
Grandma's Spaghetti and Meatballs Time Cooked: 7:00am Manila 31-Dec-2010 Fri

Total Pancakes Served: 6726 servings

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George Palaganas Dino Drumstick Recipe
3 pounds chicken drumsticks

1-1/2 cups bottled barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1.Place drumsticks on unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown, turning once. Place drumsticks in a 3-1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker.
2.Combine barbecue sauce, honey, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over drumsticks.
3.Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Caramel Apples Recipe
6 apples
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk
1.Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
2.Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
3.Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.


Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ chopped sweet yellow onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 cup very finely chopped carrots
1 cup chopped crimini brown mushrooms
2 28-oz cans Italian plum tomatoes (get San Marzano brand if possible)
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
3 Tbsp tomato paste concentrate in tube
¼ cup grated parmesan-romano cheese blend
Salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon)
¼ cup red wine

1 lb ground beef (at least 16% fat)
½ lb fresh bulk Italian style pork sausage
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
½ cup finely chopped crimini brown mushrooms
2 eggs
¾ cup unseasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan-romano cheese blend
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
Red wine

1 1/2 lbs dry 100% semolina spaghetti, thin spaghetti, or bucatini
1 Prepare the sauce. Heat olive oil in 4-5 quart pot on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add carrots and mushrooms, blend together for 2 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, stir together. Add basil and parsley, stir tomatoes with a potato masher until sauce starts to thicken about 5 minutes over medium high heat. Add tomato paste concentrate, stir to blend. Reduce heat and simmer while preparing meat balls, stirring occasionally.

2 Prepare the meatballs. Mix by hand in a large bowl beef, Italian sausage, basil, parsley, mushrooms, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, herbed salt, and pepper until well mixed. Use small melon baller, or teaspoons to form 1-inch round meat balls. Roll and compress into tight balls.

3 Heat frying pan on high heat. Add olive oil. Sear and brown meat balls on all sides. About 2-3 minutes. Depending on pan size you may need to brown two batches of the meatballs. Do not crowd the pan by stacking the meatballs. Cook in a single layer. Do not over-cook. As meatballs are finishing, add a little bit of red wine to de-glaze pan.

4 Add ¼ cup red wine to the sauce. Then stir in ¼ cup cheese. Add salt to taste. Add meatballs, gently stir. Simmer sauce and meatballs for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5 While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot with 4 quarts of water in it to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add 1 Tbsp of salt. When the water returns to a boil add the pasta to the pot. Leave the pot uncovered while you cook the pasta on high heat with a vigorous boil. Put a timer on for 8-10 minutes, or whatever your pasta package directions say is appropriate for al dente (cooked but still a little firm). Drain.

To serve, place thin layer of sauce on plate, add pasta, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated parmesan-romano cheese.
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