Meet The Somabar, A Home Bartending Robot With Class

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There once was a man from Blue Grouse
Who wanted to become fully soused
He got in his car
And went to the bar
And wished he had stayed in his house.

“A robot I need,” said he.
“To prepare a tipple for me.”
He bought some steel rods
And some whiskey pods
And started to work on his spree.

The robot he made is a thrill
It spits out your booze with a chill
Called the Somabar
It’s now a Kickstar
And has so far raised nearly 1/10th of a mill.

And what does this drink machine void
when you select a drink on your Droid?
It mixes your booze
And out does it ooze
Perfectly blended and poured.

And so now this kind man he is drunk
Thanks to Somabar he’s no longer so sunk.
And four hundred clams he will see
From each devotee
Who wants to…

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Preserved Apricots

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Yes, I know it’s the middle of winter and apricots are far from in season. But as it happens my sister in law is fortunate enough to be on a sort of sabbatical in the south of France and she tells me apricots are available in abundance, of course as it is the middle of summer & yes we are allowed to be slightly envious of her chateau type setup in the rural country side.  We receive no updates of the relaxed Provencal experience but rather an urgent request on what to do with all these apricots?
So, my dear Sis here is the what to do’s for preserving apricots:

You’ll need :  Apricots, Sugar, Water, Jar(s) that close tightly.
Use 1 to 1 sugar to water, so if you are using 1L water, you’ll need 1kg sugar.
Water goes into a saucepan, add the sugar and bring to the boil, dissolve the sugar and let boil…

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