Getting fat day by day

When my friends come to my place these days, they always point out that I have gained a lot of weight. Weight machine at my home also tell those extra kilos added. I was a very skinny person but then after my education I could not get any job and so kept working as a freelacer. Now working as a freelance web developer from home means I am confined to my home and I don’t even get time to write a blog post or get my car serviced! Weeks pass and then I realize that I have not stepped out of my home and then I plan a trip to nearby market to buy some groceries and stuff. I am not complaining, I am enjoying my life as I work with my convenience but this convenience is now showing its ill effect. Because of almost no physical work, I am gaining unnecessary weight. People who go to work atleast they have to climb a few stairs, walk around in the office and travel from one place to another which keeps their body in working order. Here a freelancer like me is struck between his computer and the amazing world of internet which keeps him glued. All the work is on computer and all the entertainment is too on computer.

I have also become lazy, and enthusiasm to do something fun is loosing. I was an electronics hobbyist who would not think twice to go out and hunt for a component in market. Today even if I have it in front of me, I will prefer to browse 9gag instead of tinkering with circuits.

Everyday I think of starting to exercise a bit but can’t do it. With this blog post I hope I gavw myself some kick to get started with little workout every morning.

ice-cream

Delicious Homemade Blackcurrant Ice Cream

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Here is an ice cream recipe which you can make at home with ease and requires no ice cream maker. You can use ice cream maker if you have one but this recipe will give you rich smooth and creamy ice cream even if you freeze it in your refrigerator.

Here are the ingredients:

1. Blackcurrant flavour powder 100g ( Weikfield Freeze recommended)

2. Full cream milk – 400ml

3. Heavy milk cream – 350 gms

4. Sugar – 95 gms (~7 tablespoon)

5. Banana – 2

6. Vodka – 2 teaspoon (optional)

 

Method:

In a deep pan pour the milk and add 100g of blackcurrant ice cream flavour. Heat this mix on slow flame first and stir, then increase the flame and bring it to boil. Make sure there are no chunks of flavouring powder left. Take the pan off the stove and let the mix cool down.

In a separate pan take the heavy milk cream, add sugar and whip it using a hand blender. If you don’t have the blender then you can also whip it in mixer grinder. After whipping the volume of cream will almost become double.

Now add the milk (make sure its cooled down) to the cream and whip it again. You can add two teaspoon of vodka in your ice cream mix to make it more creamy. Science behind soft ice cream is that your ice cream mix should be whipped well and have least amount of water which is possible only with best quality of milk and cream. Alcohol mixes with water that may be present in your ice cream mix and stops ice crystal formation because alcohol acts like antifreeze here. Commercial ice creams have chemical antifreeze like propylene glycol which makes commercial ice cream so easy to scope out. We are not adding this in our recipe because its not very healthy stuff to add.

IMG_20140323_132922Now cut banana into small pieces and add to the ice cream mix. Banana adds nice flavour to the ice cream and compliments blackcurrant flavour really well. You can also add other fruits like grapes etc but do not add fruits which have strong flavour like pine apple otherwise it may ruin the original flavour of your ice cream.

Now put your ice cream mix in refrigerator (not in the freezer yet) and let it cool down. When its cold enough, put it in freezer for about 30 mins so that its half set. After 30 mins take it out and whip it lightly using spoon so that any ice crystals that may be forming can break. Now keep it in freezer and let it set fully.

Enjoy the delicious ice cream!

psychology

Hacking into people’s mind

psychologyAfter completing my MCA, I was so happy, not that I would now get a job or something but that now I have a PG degree and I can relax and concentrate on more important things in my life. My web design work which started as a hobby when I first voluntarily made a website for my friend’s computer business, web design has become an important thing in my life. Time passed and it was some time since I touched any book but soon I started actually missing books. I ordered a thick programming book online on Android and it felt great when it arrived and the tantalizing effect of freshly printed book, I knew I always loved reading but realized only when I was studying this book not for clearing any exam or any kind of grading but just for knowledge.

If I get a chance to study something, I would go abroad and study psychology. It will sound odd for a computer guy going into this subject but to me this can be a great thing to learn. Psychology can be really useful in everyday life, understanding the behavior of people around me. It can be helpful in many situations and give me an edge when dealing with clients. I also think that I will be able to understand client better that what they want in their website and create exactly what they like. It will be like hacking into people’s mind. Overall it would be easier to deal with people and understand them better. UK will be a good place to study this subject, it’s a nice place to live and study. There are plenty of prestigious science colleges in UK and hence chances of getting admission into one is good.