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Archive for June, 2012

Teaching the Children How to Handle Rabbit Food

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Rabbits are definitely one of the most popular pets, because these furry creatures are simply adorable, tame and loving. It is however important to teach children how to handle rabbit food to make sure that your pet stays healthy and gets its required dietary nutrients on a daily basis. Teaching children how to take care of pets gives them a sense of responsibility and it also helps them to bond with the pets and appreciate them better.

The first thing that needs to be done when teaching the children how to handle rabbit food is pointing teaching them about the different foods that can be consumed by rabbits and the ones that cannot. Make sure that they understand the dangers associated with feeding rabbits the wrong foods. Secondly, if the food needs preparation or cooking, pre-cook the food and freeze it to make things easier. The children can have the food de-frozen with supervision, before feeding the pet. It is also important to teach them about hygiene while handling the food to avoid contamination.

Thirdly it is important for children to know the right times to feed the pet, to avoid overfeeding it or underfeeding it. Portions are also very important when it comes to feeding rabbits and the children need to know how to measure the food before feeding the pet. It is wise to stock up on the rabbits favorite meals to avoid leaving the judgment call to children.

Finally, despite the fact that you may be tempted to give the rabbit the food that it loves, it is important to teach the children to give it a balanced diet. They should always learn to give the rabbit fresh food so that it can enjoy its meals without any complications. It is important to have a variety of food for the rabbit so that it does not get bored eating the same type of food all over again.

Cleaning after the rabbit is also one of the other things that children should be taught. They should not handle the rabbit’s droppings with their bare hands and they should also wash their hands after cleaning the rabbit’s droppings. They should also be taught to give the rabbit space when it hops away and how to gently pet it.

International Restaurants In Amsterdam

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Amsterdam is known as much for its wild nightlife as for its museums and beautiful canals. But it also has a distinctly international flavour in the form of its restaurants.

Herrie offers French and Mediterranean cuisine within a glamorous and sophisticated environment. Founded by TV chef Herman den Blijker and associate David as part of a competition, the restaurant is now up and running. Of major interest is the fact that there is no set menu in the upstairs lounge. You can request anything and specify any number of courses. For something a little more casual, the downstairs area offers finger food and cocktails.

Olav is set up to look like a 1950s living room. The traditional dark brown panelling on grey walls and granny chairs all add to the ambience. The rates are extremely reasonable for a four course meal and the menu changes frequently to keep you constantly surprised.

The owner of Foodism in the old Leliestraat is from the former Yugoslavia. Guests are invited to try the sandwiches, grilled vegetables, goat’s cheese, and mint and to wash it down with fresh juice or a smoothie. Pastas, soups, and salads are served during the evenings.

The Supperclub Cruise is themed for a ship and comes complete with a “surprise” menu, DJ, performance artists, and a unisex toilet. The staff are said to be extremely friendly and the ambience is perfect for business lunches and romantic interludes alike.

Kilimanjaro is excellent for a taste of Africa. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The menu features dishes from across the continent with an emphasis on the Ethiopian style of enjera pancake meals. Try the Mongooza beer, which comes in a calabash, or an exotic cocktail. At the end of the meal, you can opt for freshly ground Ethiopian coffee…and popcorn. It’s different, but definitely worth a try.

Mamouche is a wonderful Moroccan restaurant in De Pijp. Its Parisian flavour makes it both romantic and elegant. You’ll find Moroccan dishes like couscous with saffron-baked pumpkin or Ahram, which is a dark pyramid covered in a nutty caramel sauce.

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