Vitruvian Man

Leonardo Da Vinci


Movies - The Motorcycle Diaries

Road Trip

Based on the factual seminal journey of Ernesto Che Guevara, the iconic revolutionary. Deals little with politics, but covers the life changing experiences of the young doctor, that shaped his later life.

Go watch it.

Name: The Motorcycle Diaries
Year: 2004
Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna.


Movies - Maria Full Of Grace

Substance-Abuse

A touching and harrowing tale of an innocent drugs mule and her effort to escape the poverty and hopelessness of her life in Columbia.

Worth a look.

Name: Maria Full Of Grace
Year: 2004
Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez.


Movies - In Bruges

Hitmen

Two hit men go to Bruges to cool their heels and wait to hear from their boss. Farrell and Gleeson in superb form.

Go watch it.

Name: In Bruges
Year: 2008
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson


Movies - Head-On

Love In Hamburg

Two suicidal Turks agree to help each other as friends, but inevitably fall in love.
With English subs.

Worth a look.

Name: Head-On
Year: 2004
Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli


Authentic Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Texas Chilli - No Beans

Ingredients

4lbs Silverside/Round beef, trimmed and cubed (not minced or ground)
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 400g can chopped tomato
3 fresh jalapenos, chopped
1 500ml water
2 tbspn chilli powder
2 tbspn cumin
1 tspn pepper
1 tbspn salt
cooking oil

Method

Cut the beef into approx. 1 inch cubes
Brown the cubed meat in a large chilli pot
In a fry pan with oil soften onion and garlic
Add tomato sauce, water and the rest of the ingredients to the chilli pot and stir well
Simmer very gently on lowest setting with the lid on for four hours, adding more water (or tomato) if necessary
The final thickness should be between a sauce and a stew
Serve with corn chips and green salad

Note

Buy extra cans tomato (I normally buy 3 cans)
Taste after 2 hours cooking and adjust flavour by adding more cumin and chilli
Taste after 3 hours cooking and adjust flavour again if necessary

Prep Time
20  mins

Cook Time 
4 hours

Servings
Normally feeds 4 people