Monday, May 5, 2008

Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis has devastated parts of Burma, destroying thousands of homes and killing hundreds of people.

In my eyes mother nature is still stronger than hate, discrimination, war of what else.

Do we need to hate someone?
Do we have to discriminate because someone has frizzy hair?
Do we need to start war because someone wants to have their own border?

Do we? In the end mother nature wins.
When will love or peace win?

Hamas propaganda and more ridiculous stuff

The Palestinian TV station al-Aqsa broad casted two weeks ago a documentary about the Holocaust. According them the Jews are responsible for the Holocaust. 'Israel' wanted to get rid of their elderly and handicapped Jews, and 'invented' this 'ingenious' plan so they could blame the Germans for it.
The international think tank MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) in Washington translated and released the tape.
You can watch it here. Scroll down; their you will see a box with 'Palestine, Holocaust'.
Also: Former Jordanian Minister Ali Al-Faqir Vows to Conquer Spain and Rome and Declares: America and the EU Will Soon Come to an End
Are their still people thinking that there is no anti-semites in the Middle East?

Gauri's posts...

When Gauri from and in India, who is here on the blog roll, writes an entry, she really post a story - in fact she paints an atmosphere.
She doesn't write that often but I check all the time her blog.
Yesterday she posted another amazing story: My Daddy strongest. You can read it here.
Another story which impressed me is this one: the Beach.
Or simple go to her blog.
Ps. Baba in India is the same baba as in Turkey...

Indian Ice Cream

Instead of politics, today Ice cream for everybody! Below two recipes of Indian Ice Cream. If you are not able to make it, you can also find them in Indian restaurants.

Kesar Pista Kulfi

4 Cans of Evaporated Milk
1 Can of Sweet Condensed Milk
1 table spoon Salted Butter
1 1/2 table spoon Custard Powder
Few Saffron strings
Handfull of Pista nuts

Method :
1.Keep 3 tablespoon of evaporated milk in a small bowl and boil the
rest of evaporated milk in a non stick pan. Add condensed milk and
bring to a boil.

2.Add saffron to milk and chopped pista nuts and boil it for few
minutes. Turn gas to lower heat.

3.Dissolve custard powder in a small bowl using 3 tbsp of evaporated
milk and add it to the mixture. After milk mixture thickens trun the gas
off. Let it cool down little bit and after 10 minutes add butter. When
the mixture is lukewarm put it in a grinder and mix it.

4.Pour the mixture in little moulds and keep them in the freezer. In
about 6/7 hours you have delicious kulfi.

Mango Kulfi

3 table spoons water
4 Ripe mangoes
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup cream, whipped
roasted pistachios finely cut

1. Peel and pit mangoes. Puree flesh in a blender or food processor. You should have 3-1/2 cups puree.

2. Place mango in a large bowl; add sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Fold whipped cream into mango mixture.

3.Place bowl in freezer until mixture is half frozen; about one hour. Remove from freezer; beat until smooth. Pack in little moulds and freeze until about half frozen but still creamy.


Day opening - May 5

Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul. (Dolmabahce means: 'filled garden')

The ambasasadors room.