How To Make a Pita Pizza

Don’t have any ideas for what you should eat today? Do you feel like there’s nothing in your house for you to make? Do you feel as though a pizza would satisfy you, but a whole pizza to yourself is too much and too fattening? Here’s a recipe to make a pizza, perfectly sized for you, that’s tasty, healthier than store-bought or delivered pizza, and it’s very easy to make. The Pita Pizza.

Ingredients:

  • Pitas (whole grain etc)
  • Tomato Sauce / Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (less grease than Cheddar)

Optional:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Green Pepper
  • Red Pepper
  • Pineapple
  • Chicken
  • Black Olives
  • Anchovies

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Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 ͦ F.
  2. Place Pita(s) on a Cookie Sheet
  3. With a spoon, pour approximately 3 spoonfuls of Tomato Sauce/Pizza Sauce onto each pita.
  4. Spread the sauce generously around the pita leaving the edges try to appear as  a crust
  5. Place your preferred toppings on your pitapita
  6. After shredding some cheese, take a handful and generously cover your pita with mozzarella. Add more as you wish.
  7. Once the pita pizza’s are ready and covered  with cheese and the toppings of your choice, they’re ready for the oven.oven
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  9. Once the time’s up, check your pizzas to make sure the cheese is properly melted.
  10. Change the settings on the oven to Broil on High for 2 minutes.broil
  11. When the time’s up, turn off the oven, take the cookie sheet out and take a look at your beautiful pita pizza.
  12. Enjoy.

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How To Make a Frozen Hot Chocolate

Do you love the taste of  Hot Chocolate but are in the mood for a frozen/cold beverage? Here’s a simple recipe with steps and ingredients to make a Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 & ½ Cups of Crushed Ice
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons of Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cocoa
  • 2 Teaspoons of White Sugar

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Steps:

  • Pour 1 & ½ cups of crushed ice and 1 cup of milk into a blender.

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  • Pour 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix, 2 teaspoons of cocoa and 2 teaspoons of white sugar into a blender.

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  • Once all the ingredients are in the blender, blend on High Speed until completely smooth and mixed properly (test this by stopping the blender, and checking that the powder are mixed and there are no chunks of crushed ice left). Blend more if needed.

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  • Carefully pour your Frozen Hot Chocolate – makes approximately 2 cups or one large one.

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Enjoy this delicious, chocolate drink at any time and maybe share with a friend or someone with a sweet tooth.

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Hook #2:

Are you in the fall mood to start drinking hot chocolate but feel it still isn’t cold enough to have such a hot drink? Get a load of this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe and video on how to make it!

  • I will list the recipe
  • I will even include how many calories will be in the drink, showing that although there’s sugar, the drink isn’t that fattening.

How to make a Frozen Hot Chocolate: Ingredients/Equipment/Recipe/Tutorial – Put one and a half cups of crushed ice in blender. Pour about a cup of milk (any kind) into blender. Put two spoons full of Cocoa in blender, then two spoons full of hot chocolate mix and (optional) two spoons full of sugar in blender. Put cover on blender. Blend at the highest level, wait until smooth. *You may have to mix with a spoon at times to make sure all the dry products get blended properly.* Pour generously into a TALL glass, maybe two 😉 ENJOY !!

Editorial about Margaret Wente’s Column

Group #2.

             Against Margaret Wente

 Yes, everyone knows plagiarism is sometimes difficult to avoid, but for a woman who has a dependable career in journalism for the past decade; how credible is she really?

Margaret Wente “wrote a column about the controversy surrounding the introduction of genetically modified foods into Africa.” (Wente, 2012) which she said focused around Paarlberg’s book Starved for Science. What she neglected to mention was the fact that her work didn’t surround anything that he wrote, rather was written word for word, appearing to be “in her own words.” She overlooked quoting him for what were actually his words.

She has the tendency to drop the quotation marks in her articles when they need to be included at all times. She assumes that since she states she is writing her article based off of someone else’s research that the reader will automatically know exactly which words are hers and which are the original author’s. Which is WRONG.

Furthermore, when she finally does attempt to quote Paarlberg, she quotes him at the wrong time and actually quotes him for Steve Clapp’s words instead, as seen in the Media Culpa blog. She does this often.

She says she simply has the same opinion as many of the other writers and that they all happen to come to the exact same conclusions. She is making excuses for something that, in her field, is unacceptable. She attempts to make people feel bad for her situation; she tries to make herself appear like every other person who accidentally plagiarizes. She’s not in high school and couldn’t put the work into her own words, she’s a well known journalist who, as demonstrated, isn’t as credible as we thought.

In Her Own Words:

Wente, Margaret. “Columnist Margaret Wente Defends Herself.” The Globe and Mail. N.p., 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/columnist-margaret-wente-defends-herself/article4565731/&gt;.

Editorial Topic:

Wainio, Carol. “Media Culpa.” : Margaret Wente: ‘a Zero for Plagiarism’? N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://mediaculpapost.blogspot.ca/2012/09/margaret-wente-zero-for-plagiarism.html&gt;.

The Verve Party

On September 12th, 2012 I went to a Verve Party at my friend Courtney Rodgers’ house. The point of her having this party was to get myself and a few of her friends interested in a company called Vemma. I am not at liberty to discuss everything about it unless it were with people who I would promote to. The reason I’m writing about it is because it had an important effect on me and I wanted to share my experience.
I wasn’t aware of what kind of get together I was walking into when I stepped into Courtney’s house; but knowing her, I knew it would be interesting. I honestly thought she needed help with perhaps a survey for a class or something and was asking us over to take surveys. That idea was shot down as soon as she mentioned that she wanted to talk to us about a business that her, her boyfriend, his mother and many others want to make known in Quebec.
She told us how how this company is very successful in the United States and in Toronto. Many people have jobs with the company and are making great money, weekly. The point of her telling us about all of this was to get us to join her team; I was so intrigued by the idea that a few days after the meeting, I joined and now I’m going to be doing the things Courtney did and is still doing.
Although my parents were skeptical about me doing this, I trust Courtney and the people I got to speak to about the product and job. We will work as a team and hopefully get Dawson students involved as well. I think that with a bit of my time and attention, I could start making good money and hopefully do something amazing with it; perhaps move out, or send my parents on a trip.
That’s thinking long-term but it’s also thinking positively. I believe I have the proper communication skills to get people to want to get involved, so hopefully they pay off.

Field Trip Assignment

1. Find the series on the child brides of Yemen. What do you think the photographer’s motivation is here? What is your reaction to this series?

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In all honesty I think Stephanie Sinclair’s motivation would be the issue that Child Marriage is scary not only for the child but for those who will eventually be forced to go through it as well. As written in the first picture’s description, “the incidence of maternal or infant death is high for women who give birth under the age of 18”, therefore you can sort of say that Child Marriage is dangerous. Marrying an older man at such a young age is an issue; and you can see the fear and discomfort in the little girls’ eyes.
My reaction to this series was that I was grateful that I am not these little girls. I would absolutely hate it if I had to marry and have children at such a young age. Seeing the fear and discomfort in their eyes made it very uneasy for me to understand why people would want to do that to their children.

2. Find the special mention photo of Muammar Gaddafi. What does this example say about the future of photojournalism?

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Personally I think that this example tells us that any picture can be prt of photojournalism. Everyone documents everything, there’s isn’t always going to be a professional photographer at an event where something important may occur. If someone is at the right place at the right time they can sell their picture to Newspapers and make a good amount of money. This photo is taken from a video, so it just goes to show that photos can be derived from just about anything and anywhere, taken by anyone.

3. Find the World Press winning photograph. What story is Aranda (the photographer) trying to tell with this image? Is there an emotional impact?

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When I first looked at the image I simply thought it was a man being supported by a woman, who perhaps could’ve been a nurse based on the fact that she was wearing gloves. The man, Zayed, is crying due to the effects of tear gas after having been involved in protests. In this picture his mother is cradling him against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year-long regime. There is contrast in the photo, black clothing and white skin, and this could portray the two sides of the protest. The fact that she’s cradling him can be a sign of a mother’s reassurance that “everything will be okay” which actually becomes reality when President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement transferring power to his deputy who later was elected president, ending Saleh’s rule.

Other questions:

4. What was your favourite picture in the exhibit?

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My favorite picture would have to be Adam Pretty’s photo of Vadim Kaptur and Timofei Hordeichik of Belarus who are competing in the Men’s 10-meter Synchro Platform preliminary round. The reason I adore this picture is because of the shapes in the picture, and the sense of entrapment and freedom in water.
On the left, the man looks as though he’s struggling underwater, drowning and suffocating perhaps. On the right, the man looks like he’s breaking free from a bubble of water and isn’t having any trouble at all. Things like this intrigue me; the untold stories of the images, fact or fiction.

5. What was your favourite series in the exhibit?

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I would again refer to Adam Pretty, that series, on 2nd Prize Sports Stories was my favorite. The reason for this is that I am very into sports but I also am very intrigued by pictures with shapes and lines. This series showed all those things.

6. What makes an effective press photo in your opinion?

I think that an effective press photo is one that immediately intrigues a viewer. It has to be something they’ll want to read about; it doesn’t have to be incredibly well photographed, it needs to just make sense. It has to be eye catching, meaningful and perhaps shocking. It can be an act of violence, love, tragedy, anything; but it needs to be able to intrigue many people; not just the photographer.

TELL ME WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE REVIEWS!

this is one of my favorite books includeing the harry potter series and stephen king. when i picked up this book i saw the dragon on the cover and being that i like dragons i did not have to give it a second glance. I read the front flap and knew i had to get it. well any way about the story, its about this kid named eragon to clear it up its not the dragon her name is saphare in the middle i realy got into it. i liked from the start, and i hope you will to i defenlty recomand it. ive read the 2nd one to and i cant wait for the thrid one.
this is one of the best books i have ever read as stephen kings first novel stephen king thought it was a peace of garbage realy he thorugh it in the trash but his wife thought different and sent it to a puplisher. this was my third king novel and one of his best i thought but most of his stuff is really good in this story carrie white strugles in school in part because of her crazy astranged rilligos mother she never really learned about anything inporntent. but if you like kings works and havent read this you really should
Fixed: Guessing that the book is Eragon.
This is one of my favorite books, so are the Harry Potter series and Stephen King books. When I picked up this book, I saw the dragon on the cover and seeing as I like dragons I didn’t have to give it a second glance. I read the front cover and I knew I had to get it. The story is about this boy named Eragon. To clear things up, Eragon is not the dragon, the dragon’s name is Saphire. In the middle of the book is when I got really into it, however I did like it right from the start. I hope you will enjoy this book too, I recommend it. I have also read the second book and I can’t wait to read the third.
Fixed: Guessing that the book is Carrie.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. As Stephen King’s first novel, he himself thought it was a piece of garbage, he actually thought it was trash. His wife thought differently so she sent it in to a publisher. This was the third King novel I have read, and I think it’s one of his best. Most of his novels are really good. In this story, Carrie White struggles in school, partly because of her crazy, strange and religious mother; she never really learned anything important. If you like King’s work and you haven’t read this yet, you really should.

“Capturing a Moment” Assignment

Picture #1:

Campaigning for Equality

Story – “Legalizing Love”: a campaign for gay rights.

In this picture we see two men supporting the cause by showing their affection for eachother. With the help of posters, T-Shirts, bumper stickers, wristbands, other campaigners and a simple kiss, they are are helping to support the cause.

Picture #2:

Motherly Love Forever

Story – No matter how old you are, or what sport you play, you will always have your mother’s love and support.

Group Work – Atrocities

Questions to answer:

  1. What happened?
  2. When/where did the atrocity take place?
  3. Why do you think it wasn’t reported?
  4. What were the effects?
  5. Was there any relief for victims, etc?
  6. Where did you find this story? What news agency, etc?
  7. Had you heard of this before?

Atrocity #1: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/1362387/A-hundred-fighters-killed-as-they-hide-in-school.html

  • A hundred young Taliban fighters killed as they hide in school in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
  • November 14th 2001
  • Probably because it wasn’t close by
  • Several deaths of young fighters who didn’t have much military training
  • The UN was there
  • The Telegraph
  • I had never heard of this event before

Atrocity #2:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2005904.stm

  • Congo have accused the Rwandan rebels of grave human rights violations
  • May 24th 2002, Congo Africa
  • Happened in Africa
  • 18 people were executed, 5, thought to be Rwandans, were killed.
  • The UN was invovled
  • BBC News
  • Never heard of these events

Atrocity #3:

  • A 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake in El Salvador
  • January 13th 2001
  • Killed at least 944 killed, 5,565 injured, 108,261 houses destroyed, 169,692 houses damaged, 150,000 buildings were damaged, caused earthquake. Destruction of almost $7 million municipal water drinking systems.
  • American Red Cross
  • Wikipedia, United States Geological Survey
  • Nope.

Atrocity #4:

  • A 6.6 Magnitude earthquake in El Salvador
  • February 14th 2001
  • Killed at least 400 people
  • American Red Cross
  • Wikipedia, United States Geographical Survey
  • Never

Atrocity #5: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_Fo1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=kiUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1931,32357449&dq=atrocities&hl=en

  • War in Liberia forces 200,000 civilians to flee
  • July 22nd 2002. Liberia
  • It was in the NewsPaper
  • People from Fassankoni, Guinea were hiding because of Liberia war, they were looting, raping, burning and killing trapped villagers.
  • UN was involved
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • No, I was 9 years old

never forgetting 9/11

11 years ago, between 8:45am and 9:15am, something happened while I was at school and I didn’t hear about it until 3:45pm that afternoon.

I remember walking into my house and hearing just the T.V. on in the living room, this was really weird because usually my family is busy talking and walking around the house, but this day everyone was in the living room. They were all just staring at the screen and when I looked to see what they were watching I didn’t know what I was looking at. I remember asking my dad where the event was, and my mom answering and telling me in was in New York, which is in the States.

My mother spoke with panic in her voice while on the phone with my aunt because another of her sisters had just been in New York so my mom was making sure she was no longer there. The aunt that had been in New York was my younger brother’s god-mother, so he started to cry but my parents made sure he knew that she was okay.

I still had no idea what happened, or even why it was happening. I wasn’t scared, I was just confused but had no idea what to say or ask. I remember staying quiet and just sitting down on the floor in front of the T.V. as the different videos of the tragedy showed up on the screen. We all stayed staring for about half an hour and then when it changed to the news people, I got up and walked to my room to do my homework. It hadn’t really affected me, and I guess because I didn’t really know what was happening and because I didn’t know anyone that lived in New York, that I didn’t really care at the age of 8.

The only time I was really clear about the event was in 2006 when World Trade Center came out; I watched that movie and recalled the event that I hadn’t understood. That movie probably helped a lot of people understand the event, and I’m grateful that it clarified things for me.