Spice rack: Poppy Seeds

first_imgPoppy seeds are cultivated from Papaver Somniferum and are used to flavour breads, rolls, cakes and pastries in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cookery. They have a nutty aroma and taste, particularly when roasted. Poppy seeds can be added to many recipes, either as an integral part of the recipe or as a garnish that adds colour and flavour, as, for example, in a poppy seed plait, which has the poppy seeds sprinkled on the bread after proving and glazing. Their flavour marries well with citrus, so try Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins which are finished with a lemon syrup glaze when they are hot out of the oven or make an Orange and Poppy Seed Cake, adding poppy seeds and orange zest to a sponge mix, then soaking with an orange syrup once cooked.Why not make biscotti, using a mix of hazelnuts, almonds and poppy seeds? Or use ground almonds and poppy seeds to make an unusual shortbread or biscuits. If you want to add them to savoury recipes, try adding them to a cheese scone recipe, make savoury muffins adding spiced onions and poppy seeds or simply scatter them over cheese biscuits made with blue cheese.Fiona Burrell, co-author of Leiths Baking Bible, from the Leiths School of Food and Winelast_img read more

If Love Is Love, Why Not Three Men ‘Marrying’?

first_imgCharisma News 24 February 2015If “love is love” and “everyone should have the right to marry the one they love,” then why can’t any number of people come together in “marriage”?On Valentine’s Day, three men in Thailand were “married,” and immediately, they became an Internet sensation.As reported on gaystarnews.com, when Joke, Bell and Art posted their “wedding” pictures online, “the Internet went crazy,” with one Facebook post receiving 50,000 Likes and more than 1,000 comments.Why not? After all, “love is love,” right? How can any gay activist object? As Art commented on Facebook, “Love occurs unconditionally and is not limited to only two people. Love brings peace to the world.”For years I’ve been talking about our ongoing descent into sexual anarchy, also warning that the moment you redefine marriage, you render it meaningless.The events in Thailand simply confirm what we’ve been saying all this time: If marriage is no longer the union of one man and one woman, then it can be anything: Two men, two women, three men, three women, or an almost infinite number of other possibilities.http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/48454-if-love-is-love-why-not-three-men-marryinglast_img read more

PSG set to face old foes Marseille early in French season

first_img Read Also: Premier League: Man Utd break record for most penalties in a season Despite the early end to the last league season in France, the two domestic cup finals, postponed in April, will still go ahead. PSG will face Saint-Etienne in the French Cup final on July 24, and the capital club will then take on Lyon in what will be the last ever French League Cup final on July 31. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 That is two weeks later than had initially been planned before the coronavirus pandemic forced French football authorities into a rethink, despite the controversial decision to end the last season early in late April with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. PSG were declared champions for the third year running having been 12 points clear of Marseille at the top, with a game in hand, when the season was suspended in mid-March. Thomas Tuchel’s team are due to kick off their defence of the title with a home game against Metz before visiting newly-promoted Lens on the weekend of August 29 and 30. However, the Metz match will have to be rearranged if Paris make it to the final of the Champions League, which is scheduked to go ahead in Lisbon on August 23. PSG have qualified for the final eight of the competition to be staged in the Portuguese capital and will find out on Friday who their opponents will be in the quarter-finals between August 12 and 15. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoGreatest Movies In History Since 19825 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled Loading… center_img Champions Paris Saint-Germain will play host to fierce rivals Marseille in their third game of the new Ligue 1 season in mid-September as the French fixture calendar was unveiled on Thursday. The match at the Parc des Princes is due to be played on the weekend of September 13, but the 2020-21 campaign is set to begin on the weekend of August 22 and 23. Lyon are also still alive in the Champions League, although they must still play the second leg of their last-16 tie against Juventus having won 1-0 at home in the first leg in February. The seven-time champions, who were a disappointing seventh when last season was suspended, are due to begin their season at Montpellier. Lyon will visit PSG in mid-December and will host the capital side in late March. Back in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2013, Andre Villas-Boas’s Marseille will begin their season at home to Saint-Etienne. Rennes, whose third-place finish was their best ever, will go to Lille on the opening weekend. The Brittany side are due to go into the Champions League third qualifying round in mid-September, although they could still be parachuted into the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition depending on who wins the Europa League in August.last_img read more

“Families, inclusive societies” focus of  Int’l Day of  Families

first_imgThe International Day of Families was officially launched by the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Social Services on Tuesday focusing on ‘Families and inclusive societies.’Being the agency with responsibility for social services in Guyana, the ministry has designated one month (May 15 to June 15) as International Month of the Families. During this period, the ministry will embark on a series of activities to encourage and strengthen families.A section of the participants of the eventIn her remarks at the event held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Chairperson, National Commission of the Family, Sandra Hooper said that the family unit is the lynchpin of any society. Its main responsibility is the socialisation, education and protection of its members, particularly children and the elderly. She noted that in today’s ever-changing societies, the family often faces challenges in the execution of its role.Meanwhile, Director of Social Services, Whentworth Tanner explained that a functioning family is a microcosm of a functioning society, and that “parents and children have to work together in order to build a functioning family, Similarly, each of us has to do our part to create and sustain a functional society.”Tanner added that the family is the first school in which a child receives the basic values of life, that moulds his/her character and lays the foundation for their analytical capability. He noted that the ministry is cognisant of the changing complexity of the modern family – nuclear families are reducing and extended and single-parent families are on the increase.The International Day of Families provided an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and can become a powerful mobilising factor on behalf of families in all countries, allowing them to lobby for the protection and support of family issues appropriate to each society. A series of panel discussions will be held throughout the month with key stakeholders deliberating family-related issues. The event will culminate with a march for elderly awareness on June 15.last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have suffered their first defeat of the season after eventually going down 2-0 to table-toppers Shelbourne at Tolka Park tonight.In a fairly nip and tuck opening period, it was Shels who opened the scoring on the 23rd minute and in some impressive style.Gareth Coughlan was fouled on the edge of the Harps area and he duly unleashed a superb free-kick into the top left corner of Winn’s net to make it 1-0. Harps tried to regroup after going behind but Shels continued to pass the ball well throughout and kept Harps’ chances to a minimum.Without the young and not-so-young guns of Ruairi Keating and Kevin McHugh, Harps were struggling in the firing line.But just before the half-time whistle Mickey Funston had the perfect opportunity to reply from the penalty spot.But the Harps midfielder fluffed his lines as Greg Murray saved with his foot after Lee Desmond had taken down Damien McNulty in the box. After the restart Harps had a succession of corners which unfortunately didn’t results in anything.Coughlan almost doubled his tally for Shels in the 72nd minute when his powerful shot came back off the bar.Harps cause wasn’t help by the sending off of Josh Mailey as the Dublin outfit ran down the clock.And when referee Andrew Mullally pointed to the penalty spot at the death, Keith Quinn sealed the points on a night when Harps got a wake-up call after such a promising start to the season. HARPS LEFT SHEL-SHOCKED AFTER 2-0 DEFEAT was last modified: April 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsShelbourneTolka Parklast_img read more