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Solanum lycopersicum, the tomato, is an edible nightshade in the Family Solanaceae.
The tomato first appeared in Europe in the 16th century as they explored new lands and brought it back to European kitchens. It was readily eaten in the Southern European nations but the British thought it was poisonous like other nightshades. It also had a similar appearance to the ‘wolf peach’ which helped to define it’s species name: lycopersicum. And the British had good reason to fear this now-a-days common fruit. All parts of the tomato are poisonous except the fruit itself. To make matters worse, in the 1500′s upper-class Europeans used pewter plates that had a high lead content, the tomato, being acidic in nature would cause the lead of the plate to leech into the food and in turn cause lead poisoning.
For being a traditional staple of Italian and European cooking, tomatoes actually originated from South and Central America where natives readily ate these large red berries. The first tomato is hypothesized to have originated in Peru and wild tomatoes can still be found in the mountains of Peru. By the time conquistadors arrived, tomatoes had already been cultivated by the native people.
The name “tomato” originates from the Nahuatl or Aztec “tomatl” and today a tomato can be found growing in nearly every garden in the world.
“The pastoral property looks pretty inviting, considering its ghoulish history; the 2,100-square-foot house sports a scenic view of the surrounding wilderness, with lush gardens and walking trails, and the interior features two fireplaces and a European-style kitchen. (Given the details of Dahmer’s crimes, I’m going to refrain from commenting on that last part.)
The current realtor, Richard Lubinski, told AOL that Dahmer moved into the house with his parents when he was 8 years old, and it was in the same location that his first victim, teenager Steven Mark Hicks, was brutally murdered. (The other 16 known victims were killed in Wisconsin over a 13-year span.)
Lubinski clearly has no problem explaining the house’s morbid history, and claims prospective buyers don’t seem to mind. The house was previously owned by an unnamed musician (no, it wasn’t Marilyn Manson or Trent Reznor) and went back on the market in 2012, though there were no takers at that time. It’s back on the market now, with an asking price of $295,000.
If you’re thinking of taking a peek for yourself, bear in mind that the realtor is only interested in serious inquiries.
“The house is not a museum,” Lubinski says. “We’re not giving public Tours.”
as we were pulling into the venue a large crowd turned away from the dozens of exotics to gawk at his car. the host of the event noticed this and ran over to the spectator lot to urge us to park in the show area. tony’s rx7 managed to get an immense amount of attention despite being worth only a tiny fraction of the multi million dollar cars surrounding it.
Круассаны… Когда я слышу/произношу это слово, у меня в голове сами собой мелькают картинки: утро в Европе, уличное кафе, прохладный ветерок и еле-еле пробивающееся сквозь облака ленивое солнышко… Впервые в жизни я услышала это слово из телевизора, когда в начале 90-х в России показывали сериал “Элен и ребята”, и казалось, что вкуснее того, что “они едят и называют "круассанами” быть ничего не может, а попробовать их, чтобы понять, что же он из себя представляют - просто нереально. Потом, гуляя с девочками во дворе дома, мы часто произносили это загадочное слово “круассан”, не особо понимая, из чего они вообще сделаны и с чем их едят, но, понимая, что совершенно точно - это невероятно вкусно.
Потом прошло какое-то время и я очутилась в Европе. В самом ее сердце, во Франции. это был мой самый первый в жизни завтрак во Франции. Все было, как у Элен и ребят))) Кафе, крепкий кофе, апельсиновый сок и, конечно же, они, круассаны )) Я перепробовала кучу круассанов и во Франции, и в Германии, и в Испании, где вообще вся выпечка пропитана наркотиками какими-то, потому что, когда откусываешь кусочек, кажется, что ты где-то не здесь, а в раю. Я кушала круассаны с шоколадом (и, пожалуй, они самые вкусные, на мой взгляд), и с сыром, и простые, без начинки. А спустя годы я и вовсе сама стала их готовить, ведь приготовить круассаны - дело 20 минут, а наслаждаться ими можно и на завтрак, и на полдник, с чашкой горячего шоколада или моего любимого мятного чая ^_____^
Приготовить круассаны - значит потратить 20 минут времени. Нам понадобится слоеное дрожжевое тесто (я покупаю готовое, мне лень готовить свое. хотя свое, безусловно, получается бесподобным), любая начинка, нож. Я использую волнистый ролик, им удобно рисовать треугольники. За неимением такового можно использовать обычный нож. Только в таком случае нужно внимательнее рисовать треугольники, чтобы они получались ровными.
У основания каждого треугольника кладем начинку и начинаем заворачивать треугольник от основания к вершине. Края немного загибаем. Начинку можно использовать любую. Мне нравится шоколад. В этот раз шоколада у меня не было, и я использовала оставшуюся вишню. Пробуйте и экспериментируйте: сыр, ягоды, бекон и т.д. И, кстати, круассаны без начинки, на мой взгляд, бесподобны.
После этого смазываем каждый круассан яйцом и отправляем в духовку. Выпекаем минут 10 при температуре 180 градусов.
I’m working at a German refugee camp. It’s an improvised settlement of huge tents on an abandoned airport. It houses about 1,600 people. They live together in tents: No privacy, stale air, sinking temperatures. The camp is in a small village of 3,000 inhabitants of which many feel ‘outnumbered’. The vast majority of the refugees is male; there are a few hundred children and some women and there’s at least one transwoman.
The overall situation there is stressful, depressing and very tense. And boring. People are not allowed to work, can’t travel around as they please and pastime activities are rare and only provided by volunteers from outside. There are many animosities, often between different ethnic groups. Huge brawls at times. I work in the kitchen. It’s not exactly cooking what’s done there, it’s feeding. It’s preparing 1,500+ meals three times a day. The variety is limited. There’s a lot of rice and bread. A lot. Dishes are European. The kitchen crew is mayonaise German. A local caterer was commissioned for the job. Many kids from surrounding villages work in the kitchen. These villages are tiny and so are the world views. The n-word is dropped like it’s hot. Gay and retard are some favourite slurs. With every day of working in the camp, I was informed by a female co-worker (who “is not racist, but”), she felt a stronger need for Germany to close its borders, to deport refugees. Every day, she liked the people less. Another one casually told me about her neo-nazi friends, who are super chill though and totally don’t look like right-wing extremists. Her favourite food is “German” everyone who doesn’t speak German or English (the sole languages she recognizes) speaks “foreign” (”ausländisch”). I live in a nearby city, in a very diverse, multi-ethnic neighbourhood. I was told how that’s not cool for a German - yet at the camp I would probably feel “just like at home, right?” Right. Co-workers constantly mock and demean the refugees demands for better housing conditions. My female boss said she’s “looking forward to see their faces when it’s -20°C and they sleep in these tents.” My male boss called a young girl a “bitch” (”Miststück”). He also kept a donation of 500 litres of organic, local apple juice for the refugees to himself and his kitchen staff. This is not a very bad example, an exceptional case: This is Germany, this is Volksgemeinschaft. Sure, there are this highly publicized pictures of refugees arriving in German stations after making it through racist Hungary and being cheered at by a welcoming crowd. At the camp though, there is no such crowd. There are a handful of people now and then, but besides emptying basements and closets from clutter and garment one hasn’t worn since 2000 and dropping the stuff off, there’s not much going on. When CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other international news outlets broadcasted the scenes from those German train station around the globe, the world was in awe by Germany’s hospitality. So cosmopolitan. So generous. So previously unknown. World champions of welcoming. Plus soccer. Germany’s on a roll, Angela Merkel’s the “saviour of the outcasts” (as a Syrian refugee said). Merkel however has been repeatedly criticised for remaining silent and indifferent as racist violence and mobilization is on the rise again in the country, especially in the eastern part. The early 1990s saw an increased influx of refugees and asylum seekers too and the era was dominated by pogroms and racist killings and lynchings. As a reaction elected politicians tightened the asylum law, basically annulling it. Not protecting victims of violence and racism but taking political measures to ultimately please the mob. Today, German papers reported on renewed plans to tighten the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. These measures, if passing the parliament, will leave tens of thousands homeless and without care. Germany has always been an advocate of Fortress Europe-politics that murder thousands before they reach the continent. On top, Germany still thumbs the Dublin treaties: Every refugee should stay in the European country he first enters, the only EU country where they can legally seek asylum. This leaves border states with an immense political, financial and structural burden, yet secures the wealth of northern European states who can act like migration’s not their business. Dublin makes it impossible to legally seek asylum in Germany unless you jump off a helicopter with a parachute. It’s highly racist and murderous. The new law will upheld the Dublin treaties and tries to force refugees back to southern Europe by denying them housing, medical care and food. “Fehlanreize beseitigen”. The list of safecountries (thesearecountrieswhere Germany will deport to) will be enhanced, making poverty-ridden, corrupt Balkan countries safe. Refugees are not allowed to work and they don’t enjoy freedom of movement. New laws shall clip their liberties even further. Unless the German economy needs you as you may be a Syrian engineer. No minimum wage-binding for your future employer, though. Sorry.
I’m writing this just to remind everyone who thinks Germany is this cool, refugee-friendly haven of the racist and discriminating realities in this country. Germany does, what it does best: Discriminating people by law while the vast majority turns a blind eye to it. It’s German in coldland.