Dear Andre (Chinese Edition) (Chinese) Paperback – January 11, 2008

Product Details

  • Paperback: 299 pages
  • Publisher: People’s Literature Press (January 11, 2008)
  • Language: Chinese
  • ISBN-10: 7020068618
  • ISBN-13: 978-7020068616
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces

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Puddings in Skins

Two Stuart sweet puddings in skins – rice puddings and ambergris puddings
These ‘sausages’ browning on a seventeenth century gridiron, are in fact two different sweet puddings from the reigns of James I and his son Charles I. The large ring on the left is a Rice Pudding, made from a recipe in Gervase Markham’s The English Huswife (London: 1615). The three smaller ones on the right are Lord Conway’s Ambergris Puddings from The Queen’s Closet Newly Opened (London: 1655). Both recipes are given below.

With its rich blend of rice, cream, pepper and dates, Markham’s rice pudding is excellent, especially when lightly toasted over the embers. It would probably appeal to most modern palletes. On the other hand, the ambergris pudding is much more unusual, as it is flavoured with a blend of ambergris, musk and orange-flower water. When toasted or lightly fried, it look remarkably like a sausage, but has a sweet, perfumed taste. According to W.M., the compiler ofThe Queen’s Closet, the recipe was given to Lord Conway by an Italian ‘for a great rarity’. Sir Edward Viscount Conway of Ragley (1564-1630) was Principal Secretary of State to Charles I. His recipe is typical of late mannerist cookery at its most artificial. It is interesting to note how these puddings found favour with the ladies at court, as both musk and ambergris were considered to be powerful aphrodisiacs at this time.

The Lord Conway his Lordships receipt for the making of Amber Puddings

First take the Guts of a young hog, and wash them very clean, and then take two pound of the best hogs fat, and a pound and a halfe of the best Jordan almonds the which being blancht, take one half of them, & beat them very small, and the other halfe reserve whole unbeaten then take a pound and a halfe of fine Sugar and four white Loaves, and grate the Loaves over the former composition and mingle them well together in a bason having so done, put to it halfe an ounce of Ambergreece the which must be scrapt very small over the said composition take halfe a quarter of an ounce of levant musk and bruise it in a marble morter, with a quarter of a Pint of Orange Flower water then mingle these all very well together, and having so done, fill the said Guts ther­with, this Receipt was given his Lordship by an Italian for a great rariety, and has been found so to be by those Ladies of honour to whom his Lordship has imparted the said reception.

From: W.M., The Queen’s Closet Opened (London: 1655)

Ambergris was a popular ingredient in both confectionery and cookery in the Stuart period. Though it smells of very little in its raw state, it releases a violet-like odour when blended with other ingredients like musk and perfumed waters. In addition to ambergris puddings, some early cookery texts have recipes for ambergris cakes. Lord Conway’s pudding tastes like an orange-flower scented marchpane and is actually suprisingly delicate

To make her puddings, the young woman on the left is filling her ‘farmes’ or ‘forms’ (cleansed hog’s guts) with a small funnel identical to that above left. This laborious method is what Gervase Markham refers to in one of his recipes, when he instructs his readers to ‘fill it up in the farmes according to the order of good Housewifery’. Later kitchenmaids and housewives could take advantage of the much more convenient sausage forcer on the right.

A marrow pudding garnished with slices of Gervase Markham’s rice pudding and Lord Conway’s amber pudding. This particular marrow pudding, from a 1723 recipe, is flavoured with rose water and is therefore more practical for the modern cook than the ambergris flavoured puddings of Charles I’s ladies of honour.

Marrow Puddings

Cut two French Rolls into Slices, and take a quarter of a Pound of coarse Bisket, put into a Saucepan a Quart of Milk, set it over the Fire, make it B1ood warm, and pour it upon your Bread; cover it close and let it soak, ‘till it is cold; rub it through a Cullender, mince half a Pound of Marrow, and put to it three Eggs well beaten and strained; then mix all together; sweeten with Sugar; add a little Salt, and a Spoonful or two of Rose-water, scrape in a little Nutmeg, put in two Ounces of Almonds well pownded; mix all these well together, put them into Guts, and tie them up; but do not fill them too full: Boil them in Water for a quarter of an Hour, turning them with a Skimmer; lay them in a Cullender to cool: When you use them, put them into a Pan with a little Butter, and fry them as yellow as Gold, or you may set them in the Mouth of an Oven. These are proper to garnish a boil’d Pudding, or Fricassy of Chickens, for the first Course, or you may serve them in little Dishes or Plates for the second Course.

From: John Nott, The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (London: 1723)


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Always determine if the calf is in a normal presentation, posture and position. If the calf is not in the correct position or posture at the examination, then these must be corrected before beginning to pull. For instructions on this topic see the next section.

After examination and a determination that the calf is in the correct position and posture, chains should be placed on both limbs. They may be placed either above the fetlock joint or below the fetlock above the hoof of the calf or a combination of the two. In most instances, it is recommended to place the chains above the fetlock and take a half-hitch below the fetlock joint as well. The chain above the fetlock should be placed where the bone is decreasing in size on the leg above the growth plate of the bone. 

Have the cow on her right side. It is easier to pull the calf when the cow is on her right side and the calf is lined up with the birth canal. Also, when the cow is lying down, she can push with each contraction and help deliver the calf.

Be sure you are in an area large enough for the cow to safely and comfortably lie down.

An example of casting the cow:
To lay the cow down, take a long sturdy rope (about 10 feet long) and place across the back of the cow’s neck. Take the two ends of the rope and place them under the front legs. Bring the ends of the rope up and cross them over the middle of her back. Now take the two ends and place between her hind legs and her udder. Pull the two ends of the rope from behind the sow until she lies down. Usually the cow will remain lying down.

Take a long rope that has a honda at one end and place the rope around the flank of the cow. Put the one end through the honda and pull tight. Be sure that the rope is in front of the udder. Pull the rope in the direction you want the cow to fall.


You are now at a point to determine if delivery by forced extraction is possible. This test for delivery is valid only if certain criteria are followed relative to position of cow, type and amount of traction, and direction of pull. Traction should only be applied when the cow is assisting with an abdominal press.

Whenever the birth canal is evaluated, and during the entire process of calving assistance, it is extremely important to maintain excellent hygiene. The operator’s hands and arms and the cow’s vulva and surrounding area must be cleaned and disinfected repeatedly. Clean/sterile lubricant should be used liberally and frequently. During attempts to pull the calf, the birth canal should be dilated using your hands and forearms.

To repeat – for any of the assistance procedures it is extremely important to:

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Who has the need to change its name, or the name or surname as ridiculous or shameful or because it reveals the natural origin or for reasons other than those mentioned above, must undertake the procedure established by the Regulations for the simplification order status civil, as indicated below. Several people need to change their name, with high percentage to expats or living abroad, as name is meant for another gender, or for an animal, in particular puppies and kitten.

In some occasions people had to change their name because matching with the one of a just became famous person. In particular in the case of rapers or serial killers. If you are considering changing your name the first thing you should do is check your birth certificate to see exactly how your full name is listed. The name on your Birth Certificate is your legal name. No legal form is required to return to your maiden name if you have not changed your birth certificate.   

To change back to your maiden name, you must present your marriage certificate and birth certificate at each office that issues the identification that is currently in your married name.All identification, e.g. social insurance card, health card, banking information, credit cards, should be changed to reflect the name you will now be using.

Legal Name Change

If you wish to change the name on your birth certificate, then you must apply for a legal name change.


Do you know what your employees are doing on the Web? At a minimum, they’re probably goofing off watching YouTube videos. At worst, they could be steering your company toward financial ruin. In this quick guide, I’ll show you how to keep an eye on employee Internet use and monitor just about everything else they do with their PCs.

I can already hear the groans of disgruntled readers as I type these words (and if you’re worried about privacy at work, you have ways to stop your boss from spying on you). But gone are the days when PC monitoring was an optional, draconian security measure practiced only by especially vigilant organizations. Today, more than three-quarters of U.S. companies monitor employee Internet use. If your business is in the remaining quarter that doesn’t do so, you’re probably overdue for a policy change.

Why You Should Monitor

Everything your team does on company time–and on company resources–matters. Time spent on frivolous Websites can seriously hamper productivity, and visiting objectionable sites on company PCs can subject your business to serious legal risks, including costly harassment suits from staffers who may be exposed to offensive content.

That doesn’t look like work to me. ActivTrak can give you a real-time look at employees’ screens.

Other consequences may be far worse than mere productivity loss or a little legal hot water. Either unintentionally or maliciously, employees can reveal proprietary information, jeopardizing business strategy, customer confidentiality, data integrity, and more.

And, of course, unchecked Web activity can expose your network and systems to dangers from malware and other intrusions. Even something as simple as a worker’s failure to keep up with Windows patches can be a threat to your business, so don’t think of monitoring as merely snooping.

Monitoring Software

Employee monitoring is just one facet of a larger discipline known as endpoint security, which includes everything from malware protection to policy enforcement and asset tracking. Large enterprise computing environments demand comprehensive endpoint-security systems, consisting of server software coupled with client software on each user’s machine, that can handle many of these functions at once. These systems tend to be complex enough to require the expertise of a trained IT pro. But in this guide, I’ll be looking primarily at simpler tools designed for smaller organizations.

For a small business, you have several good ways to achieve endpoint security. You can install a Web-hosted system that combines software on the PC with remote monitoring services to protect your computers and enforce compliance with company policies. You can combine a few complementary tools, such as a desktop security suite and professional tracking software. Or, if your company is very small and your budget is tight, you can adopt free tools à la carte.

Symantec’s cloud-based endpoint-protection service can monitor all of your company’s PCs with minimal setup time.

The most secure way to monitor PC use is to deploy a system that consists of a host, server, or appliance together with client-installed software. Unless you have a dedicated IT staff or the budget to bring someone in on a regular basis to check on things, a cloud-based service–such as or Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security–is probably the best choice. These services are relatively inexpensive and easy to set up compared with server offerings, and they give you the flexibility to set and monitor compliance with acceptable-use policies from a single management interface. They also deploy system security updates automatically, block malware, and protect sensitive files to prevent data from leaking out of your company. Better still, these hosted systems effectively protect laptops that frequently leave the office.

The cost for a hosted endpoint-security service is generally very low: A five-client license for Trend Micro Worry-Free will set you back less than $300 for two years.

If you’re not up for a total security overhaul and you just want to track user activity on a few systems, you have several affordable ways to go about it. Packages such as Interguard Sonar can monitor all e-mail and IM sessions, track and filter Web usage, log users’ keystrokes and program use, and capture screenshots on command for as little as $87 per user.

If you’re really on a shoestring budget, plenty of free and open-source tools can log PC and Web use. A freebie called ActivTrak, for instance, can keep tabs on which applications your staffers are using and which sites they’re visiting, complete with simple reports that give you a pretty clear idea as to how employees are spending their time on their PCs. A word of caution on stand-alone tools, though: Some antimalware utilities can quickly identify and disable stand-alone monitoring tools, so you may need to create an exception in your malware protection settings to ensure that ActivTrak can work properly on your systems.

Best Practices

It should go without saying that employee monitoring ought to be just one small component in a comprehensive strategy to protect your business and maintain productivity. Once you’ve made the choice to monitor, you should follow these general guidelines to ensure your success.

Be forthright: Nobody likes being spied on unwittingly. Unless you think someone on your team poses a serious threat that requires covert monitoring, it’s best to be up front with staffers about what you track and why. Many companies accomplish this with a simple statement in the employee handbook telling workers plainly that everything they do on company computers, including individual keystrokes, can and will be tracked. Letting employees know that their behavior is being monitored can serve as a powerful deterrent against unwanted online activity.

Filter proactively: Most good endpoint-security tools include Web and e-mail content filters that can block inappropriate sites and prevent users from sending or receiving files that can jeopardize your business. Use them. By limiting the ways your staffers can get into trouble, you can prevent problems up front.

Check reports regularly: There’s little point in generating usage reports if you’re not going to look at them. Take the time to at least spot-check the reports that your monitoring software generates so that you can identify potential problems early and take remedial action. Whatever you discover–whether it’s a time-wasting Website that everyone is watching this week or a single person who is addicted to solitaire–you can often fix problems with a simple e-mail that tells your team you know what’s up: “Just a reminder, people: Chatroulette is not an appropriate use of company time.”

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