DELICIOUS LAMB RECIPE
4 tbsp rose harissa pesto (see Know-how) or 2 tbsp harissa paste
Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
Small bunch fresh coriander, leaves and stalks chopped
2.2-3 kg easy-carve leg of lamb (see Know-how)
1 cucumber, halved, deseeded and sliced
300g mixed radishes, quartered (or sliced then quartered if using the larger watermelon radishes)
100g whole skin-on almonds, toasted in a dry pan
Small bunch fresh mint, chopped
Handful fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tbsp argan oil (see Know-how)
2 tsp runny honey
Juice 1 lemon
125g pomegranate seeds
Roast potatoes to serve
Heat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3. Mix together the harissa pesto or paste, lemon zest and juice, ground spices, fresh coriander and plenty of black pepper in a bowl.
Put the lamb in a roasting tin and rub with the marinade (see Make Ahead). Roast for 30 minutes, uncovered, then pour 300ml water around the lamb and cover the tin tightly with 2 sheets of foil. Roast for 4 hours, basting with the cooking juices once or twice, until tender.
Transfer the meat to a chopping board and rest for 20-30 minutes, loosely covered with foil. Skim any surface fat off the pan juices, then taste and keep warm (or simmer briskly for 5-10 minutes to intensify the flavour if it’s not punchy enough).
Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Put the cucumber, radishes and almonds in a serving bowl and toss with most of the herbs.
Drizzle with the argan oil, honey and lemon juice along with plenty of salt, and toss well. Scatter over the remaining herbs and pomegranate seeds. Serve dish, carved into slices, with the salad and crispy roast potatoes.
Exotic Food and Flowers
Flowers are so beautiful, they look gorgeous in their nature habitat, in our homes. Flowers are given to show love, passion, compassion, celebration, happiness. But flowers are much more than that. Lots of flowers are edible, like these common petunias!
Edible flowers is a trend in gastronomy, and they range from the small and delicate, intended to give just a hint of flavour, to a mouthful, without dominating a dish. Those varieties include marguerites, fuchsias and tagetes (a member of the sunflower family), large and muscular enough in flavour to elbow the cutlet right off your plate.
Did you know you could eat tulips? Club Gascon chef Pascal Aussignac’s green tulip primavera with truffle vinaigrette is one of London’s most iconic restaurant dishes. The lightly scented flowers have an earthy, rich, peppery, herbaceous flavour, and crunchy texture.
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty” – Ernest Hemingway
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“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated with these felines is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” – Lloyd Alexander
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Family, the most important thing in life. Loyalty, support, caring, no judgement and acceptance of one another.
I see these beautiful birds and I see love in the air.
The adults: mom and dad, one in the front and the other in the back. The children in the middle are being taking care of. Breathtaking!
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A little bit sad today? tsk tsk, SMILE! Life is beautiful, with all its pointy-painful rocks we find along our path, life is still worth living.
Sometimes watching a cute loving video can make our day, or looking at images that we like, it can be soothing and calming. That is why we should make ourselves start the day with a smile and a kindness in our hearts, and if we repeat it tomorrow, everyday, it will become a wonderful happy habit.
Let us start changing our lives for the better!!
NOTE: I love all animals, but cats…rob my heart…completely!! (I just wanted to share that with you, gals and guys)
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True love trumps hate, it is loyal, sincere, it tells you the truth no matter what it is, it does not hurt and if it does by mistake, it repairs the damage with care.
Let your heart flow in the midst of compassion and honesty. Hate destroys and corrupts, and it is better to keep it away from our minds and our homes.
Instead, think of goodness towards your human fellow, the animals and insects that beautify your garden: butterflies, birds. They will beautify your soul too.
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SUICIDE ATTEMPTS AND SUICIDE DEATH
Suicide can be preventable since infancy. Having caring parents and relatives who really love their children and look out for them, creating an optimal and loving environment for their healthy and happy growth.
However, this almost seems like a utopia in the world we live in. But it is not impossible, we have to have hope, always, and have love, for ourselves, our children, our family and friends.
But, even when we have had been raised in loving homes by caring parents, in a healthy social and mental environment bad things happen to good people as we all know: a failed marriage, the death of a loved one, the loss of work or income, a traumatic accident; things that could trigger an acute depression and if not treated immediately it could develop into a severe case of suicidal depression.
When a friend, a child, a patient, anybody tells us that “I don’t want to live anymore”, or that “I am going to kill myself tonight or tomorrow”, we have the responsibility as human beings to believe him/her and help in anyway possible and as soon as possible.
“There is a critical window in which depressed patients who are suicidal need rapid relief to prevent self-harm,” said Michael Grunebaum, MD, a research psychiatrist at CUMC, who led the study.
“Currently available antidepressants can be effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in patients with depression, but they can take weeks to have an effect. Suicidal, depressed patients need treatments that are rapidly effective in reducing suicidal thoughts when they are at highest risk.
Currently, there is no such treatment for rapid relief of suicidal thoughts in depressed patients.” — Read more here
Learning to simplify your life is easy and fun. The result of doing this is more time for yourself, more peace and more laughter!
We spend so much time looking at screens instead of real people, put so much focus on building virtual friends instead of nurturing a small group of close friends in our daily life and technology has made us so fanatical about trying to keep up with a million things at once that our productivity sinks, our minds never rest and we gradually build up stress and anxiety.
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NO CLUTTER IN YOUR LIFE
NO CLUTTER IN YOUR MIND
NO CLUTTER IN YOUR WORK
“The soul is the same in each living creature, although the body of each is different”–Hippocrates
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