Food of the Day: Tamarind Piragua in Old San Juan

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This Puerto Rican shaved ice is refreshing and perfectly sweet, The Daily Meal reports.

Maybe it is the longing for summer that made me crave a cold cup of shaved ice in the middle of December. Whatever the reason was, I found myself day-dreaming of the sweet and tangy tamarind-flavoured piragua I had (more than once) when visiting Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Piragua, Puerto Rico’s version of shaved ice, is a delicious way to cool down on a hot and sunny day. Sold from small push-carts on street corners and even the beach, piragua can be had in a range of flavors — most of the piragua carts I encountered offered assortment of more than 15 different flavoured syrups, from more common ones like strawberry and lemon, to the more unusual flavours like tamarind and even chile.

To make a piragua, the shaved ice is dumped into a…

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Coalition government to sell off UK population to foreign investors by 2020

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The coalition government is to sell off its remaining stake in British people as part of its ambitious plan to privatise £63.23bn worth of the UK population by 2020.

The announcement is contained in the new national infrastructure plan (NIP) which sets out over £375bn of planned privatisations of UK citizens to mainly foreign investors up to and beyond 2020.

The plans include a new target for selling off the entire population of the country to foreign investors, including major sales of British people to Chinese government-managed investment funds.

It comes just weeks after ministers were criticised for understating the value of the nation’s blood before its sale to US private equity firm Bain Capital.

Government ministers however are confident the forthcoming sale of British sweat and tears will exceed expectations of potential investors.

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Grace Braeger Has Been Driving The Same Car For Fifty-Six Years. We Asked Her Why. | The Truth About Cars

It was like finding a living mammoth, or one of those miniature elephants that still inhabited some islands off the coast until about four thousand years ago. There, in the video, was Grace Braeger pulling up to the gas pumps in her 1957 Chevy, which she had bought new, back in the fall of 1957, about the same time my parents and my brother and I had gone to the car store to get our ’57 Chevy wagon, when I was 4. We had bid ours adieu 8 years later. But the memories surged as I watched Ms. Braeger pump gas. The chrome gas cap cover doubles as the back of the tailfin, and there it was, flicked back to accommodate the nozzle. Then the scene shifts, and I’m riding shotgun, watching Ms. Braeger hang a right and then a left, steering hand over hand—with gusto and panache!—a necessary technique in the days of five turns lock to lock.

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George Clooney x Yayoi Kusama, photoshoot by Emma Summerton – The Fox Is Black

George Clooney x Yayoi Kusama, photoshoot by Emma Summerton - The Fox Is Black

Australian photographer Emma Summerton photographed George Clooney recently for W Magazine, and the images are quite amazing. That’s because Mr. Clooney was outfitted in a custom suit by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who also created the amazing scenes he was photographed in. I love the stark contrast of these photos, and I also love that Yayoi Kusama is getting so much love these days.

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(fos) creates an illuminated installation out of paint and tape – The Fox Is Black

(fos) creates an illuminated installation out of paint and tape - The Fox Is Black

(fos) is a young multi-disciplinary design team out of Madrid and Barcelona who are already turning heads with their first project. Using only tape and paint, this trio has managed to created a rather vibrant installation that tricks the eye in a very pleasing manner. I love the way they were able to incorporate the effect by painting over top the tables, chair and paintings, making it feel like the light is starting to take over the world.

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