Learning to cook.

I would never have known cooking was so much fun, so fascinating and of course the better I get the greater the reward ie gorgeous food for me!

I keep an eye to low cost and increasingly to minimise meat content. What has sort of turned my mind (and my stomach) was opening a can of corned beef  a couple of weeks ago to make ‘bubble n sqeak’ which in my case is based on red onion, fine chopped leek, sweetcorn, broccoli, be sure to season with sea salt, fgbp and a little oregano; the potato content is ‘forked up’ not crushed down, I aim to keep it light and airy and uses previous day boiled potatos to increase flavour, skins always remain on.  The can of corned beef if you look closely is quite horrible, a bit like sausages in that you would be horrified as to the junk that gets included, looks to be everything is pushed through the grinder to maximise output. There was a lot of material ground up that is to my mind  a) is non meat content and  b) if landed onto my kitchen work surface would be instantly binned; try a magnifying glass, you’ll never use corned beef again. Its high fat too, the wrong sorts of fat I would reckon. Hint: heat some up and let go stone cold to see the horrible fat that lies on the surface.

This has pushed me to realise something like Indian cookery is the way to go. Online is certainly useful as in fact can turn into a hobby taking notes and learning about spices and how to use them. A book I bought four years back for a pound in the Saly Army shop is a teasure trove, ‘India with Passion’ by Manju Malhi, pub Mitchell Beazley ISBN 1 84533 166 4.  The enthusiasm and knowledge of the author is a feast both for the senses and the intellect and the photography is as good or better than any trip to India. I’ve a bee in my bonnet about needless travel and airflights, its just not needed, certainly as grazing tourists or resort lovers there is no life threatening need for this travel (nor any planetary threatening need to make the silly journey) ie youtube, a book or an atlas can provide a near zero carbon travel experience. The sight of stag parties to Prague, flying needlessly across Europe is the height of human stupidity.

The latest thrill is buying in spices from my shopkeeper friend a few miles away that opens up a new world of taste and texture, I’ve about fifteen at present; theres so much, vast amounts of incredible dishes that you need never use meat. Heres an example, a beginners toe in the water and utterly infallible in outcome; remember two things, moderate quantities of each, don’t overwhelm and think about the appropriate heat, I’m lucky I cook with gas, the electric hob would send me crazy!

I’m sort of gluten free, low salt, low cholestrol and dairy free so this recipe is very useful to me, used for lunch most days, maybe chicken salad later and home-made soup late afternoon. I can create very good meals at say per serving £1.00 to £1.60 most every day.

Recipe: vegan Indian style burger with caramelised onion chutney. Be sure its a non-stick pan and use only a little oil to start and add only a little more as reqd.

Mustard seed hot pan till it pops open, add fennel seed, both are essential.

Quarter red onion, sliced thin and long.

Leek, slit down, cut as thin half circles.

Slice a cooked potato or two into slices, slice again into mini potato chips, push aside pan contents, fry in a little oil, add sea salt.

Say an inch of skinny green chilli, fine chopped.

Sea salt, fgbp, a little oregano.

Add thin sliced broccoli, mix well. You can add fine chopped garlic but not essential, fresh coriander sprinkled before combining with the besan flour lifts the taste to something even more interesting.

In a bowl mix besan flour (a very useful ingredient) till runny and drop in and mix the contents of the pan. Using a big desert spoon pick up a dollop, place in pan and pat smooth, tidy up the edges till approx round.  Cook till a little bit of dark brown appears on both sides, do not overcook, do not use too much oil.

Result is scrumptious, low cost, nutritious and satisfying. They will keep a few hours quite easily and are good hot or cold, easy to take to work or picnic. They are irresistible;  I developed the idea from thinking about onion bhajis but without deep frying in oil, therefore flatten and near to dry fry and no doubt lots of other people have done the same.

I’ve other tricks too, for instance when I buy a ready cooked chicken whilst still warm I  cut longitudinally and in my little Melissa bench top oven cook on at 220C for another ten minutes, this drains some fat and crisps up the skin which of course you should try to not eat too much of.

I buy fresh, nothing frozen, nothing processed. I think about air miles and helping to avoid pains I avoid tomatos, excessive amounts of potato and certainly bell peppers of any sort, also aubergines as all these can trigger excessive body pain. I abhor the ‘burger culture’ and particularly how it is promoted in the USA, it is ‘white man lazy cooking’ and unthinking excessive consumerism. I also abhor the American fetish to over-serve vast quantities of food say in diners, its very bad on so many levels. I never buy takeaways, I can do so much better myself at a fraction of the cost, its far more fun and of far more benefit nutritionally. In my opinion all kids at school should undergo a few hours of ‘crash course’ of say ten basic meals such as those I cook here, the recipes all combined onto a data sheet they can show parents and hopefully retain for use later.  My inventory of basic food materials means there is very little waste. I never eat out.

If you want a snack eat a carrot! My basic ingredients include fresh fig, red onion, leek, spring onion, these are always to hand and can form a chicken and rice non-fried ‘pseudo-stirfry’,  or a chicken salad with celery and a little bit of tomato and cold potato. My basic ingredients can also morph into an ‘Indian’ with a ready bought sauce and low fat coconut milk (hint add extra garam masala) or move sideways to a Chinese style sweet n sour with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, cashew nuts, Chinese five spices, Aldi ready made sauce for same; all of these starting with my basic red onion, leek, spring onion base. Occasionally I try cold potato with say three fish selection baked in the oven and this works well, but I am mindful of micro-plastic contamination and must be wary to avoid anything from the Pacific Ocean (Fukushima).

I also do all my laundry by hand, the washer packed up over a year ago and it bugged me how needlessly the thing expended so much time and energy to spin. I’ve a washing line in my garden and a bamboo pole across my kitchen ceiling, radiators too so I cope perfectly well without a washing machine, in fact I enjoy it, we seem to have reached a point in ‘civilisation’ where we are perhaps too far removed from simple honest work, a time when kids appear to be without any practical skill other than the keyboard, they don’t make, they don’t explore, they don’t learn by their own initiative.

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Why are we so jumbled?

Why is bigotry and blindness, pretend knowledge that can hardly amount to a sentence or two allowed such free-rein dominance and real ‘grown-up’ dialogue so despised?

Has the ‘little screen’ so jumbled peoples minds that knowledge and anything other than a few dozen words is beyond most people? Or perhaps more accurately shoddy tenth-rate no, zero-rate leadership glove puppet trump in the White House and space boy Pence who also doesn’t ‘believe’ in science are twitching and pronouncing on things they have utterly no idea about. Its all about the sound bite my dears, to dominate the news cyle excluding fair arguament and grown-up open minded and informed dialogue.

How can things have got this bad?

Looks like Lewis Carrol wrote the script.

Witness endless destruction of carefully built EPA safeguards and protections, a trillion handed back to the already super-rich, hatred and bigotry fuelled and stoked to a desire to be back in the 1930’s, the modest, the Mexican, the Moslem all shoved to the back of the queue, families crow-barred apart and deported. Remember, the 1930’s to people like trump would have meant ‘business opportunities’ as we imagine them cruising in their chauffer driven limos. trump finds war quite appealing, anyone who has ever been in it or suffered its effects will be screaming that war should not ever happen again. trump is deaf to this.

Once trump mis-management, inertia and sheer ignorance bite home I fear the USA will be harder hit than anyone in the coming recession.

Never trust anyone with a funny haircut, nor parades barrel chested, magesterially and with pomp with silly over-applied tv makeup for the next op ….. nor revels so obscenely in his ‘me-focused’ rallies.  Remind you of anyone?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/28/coronavirus-donald-trump-truth-president

 

Trump is a clown.
This is the swamp indeed ie Master Faker trump… can barely read, despises the printed word other than when it carries his own name, denies experts or science or environmental prudence, is blind to climate change.

 

 

Lines in the sky mid-Feb 2020.

These lines do not disappear quickly as should conventional aircraft condensation trail but in fact increase as the minutes pass and half an hour later can result in a man-made haze ….. ask any Californian or resident of the Baltic Sea area, Portugal, Spain, Italy, the Black Sea etc.

Due to these lines in the sky retired Fisheries Biologist Francis Mangels and many others link this to increased and I state here alarming levels of free-borne aluminium ie present as a toxic elemnt, not bonded as it should ordinarily be in nature. Witness seabird die off, lack of life in water ie from diatoms to caddis and higher.

Note trump has the USA and particularly the EPA trussed up, everyone fearful, scientific ethics and knowledge banished for fear of retribution ie sackings, budgets withdrawn etc. trump too is now disassembling the American Intelligence community, he also has done the same by installing stooges to do his bidding, lets hope Mr Barr can reclaim his self respect and fight this evil. Fingers crossed Mitt Romney can fight this avalanche of disaster known as trump. As at mid-Feb 2020 we now have the pardoning of white-collar crooks and Stone laughing all the way to the Bank.

Recall trump endlessly repeating he was going to ‘drain the swamp’? trump will do anything to catch votes, anything to feed his absurd extreme money obsessed and unreal, unethical, immoral outlook. Sitting there with his Big-Boy Marker he scans the newspapers for mention of his name, hardly able to read, most certainly not intending to read (witness his absurd and embarrassing teleprompter wrangles) and certainly never picking up anything new from the printed word. Its not even his own fingers that push out the tweets. The machinery of nature to use a Paul Erlich book title is now set in revolution to dissolve ice-caps, unfreeze the much needed permafrost and release both terrestrial and subsea methane, merely a slight sea level rise will unhinge the multiple Antarctic ice shelf and now weather systems are working against the tiny little humans that scurry around, most certainly nature laughs last. Meanwhile clown trump inhabits the White House …

Below I include lucky glimpses of chemtrail here in NE England these last few days. Its near impossible at this stage of the climate game to impress upon anyone that these things are undesirable and mock a so-called free society, only time will prove me right.  In my opinion it is free-borne nano-particle aluminium as the reason California wildfires burned the way they did. There must be a reason for chemtrail but I cannot work it out, I am wary of that dreaded term ‘conspiracy theory’ thrown around, bandied with little thought behind it; which is in fact something we are not very good at these days ie ‘thinking’ … no time, no rest from little screens and endless un-needed information. The bright and clever will still gain academic excellence but for the rest of us, the ordinary, I fear the ordinary person knows less now than for many generations previously, likewise this two-edged so-called wonderful thing the web far too easily feeds prejudice and polarises thought, the web hardly seems to nurture tolerance and compassion particularly among the less advantaged that are not used to evolving a balanced consideration, a discussion. I’ve always thought that in schools rhetoric, the art of talking and discussion needs to be more fully embraced.

 

 

 

 

I also use NASA Worldview (see prev posts) which only gives me a hint say a third max of chemtrail activity as observed overheard here in NE England, but at least allows me to look at Spain, Bay of Biscay, Balearics, Italy, Baltic Sea, North Sea, English Channel etc that receive a lot of chemtrail.

 

Chemtrail soup…

Yup, chemtrails aplenty but hard to see from the ground (here NE England) as lower haze and possible aluminisation obscures for anything other a few seconds of chemtrail awareness / visibility.

I’m back to taking pics daily (to follow) and this post is a work in progress.

below, chemtrails from NASA Worldview, captured 14:19 GMT, full link is inserted as lately occasionally a shorter link malfunctions. Click to enlarge over on the Worldview website and also look around Europe for today Valentines Day, theres lots of chemtrail.

chemtrail soup, Brittany, Brest, northern France, Valentines Day 2020 ... https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=-5.631276777142759,45.636080986484025,-1.6948501531897375,48.437709622750596
chemtrail soup, Brittany, Brest, northern France, Valentines Day 2020 … https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=-5.631276777142759,45.636080986484025,-1.6948501531897375,48.437709622750596

 

Lines in the sky.

NASA Worldview reveals chemtrails off the coast of Portugal has been a favourite target these last few days, Black Sea also. Also check Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea, Corsica Sardinia. Not much in the UK, not good for flying.

A mix of links and pics, its silly to endlessly enlarge server capacity and/ or the cloud, links should suffice.

chemtrail Portugal 5 Feb 2020  … https://go.nasa.gov/37qmyAU

masses of chemtrail southern Ireland, Fastnet, Lundy 5th Feb…  https://go.nasa.gov/2HcWOxb  … lets paste the above link as a chemtrail screen grab, its too illustrative to leave as merely a link.

masses of chemtrail southern Ireland, Fastnet, Lundy 5th Feb... https://go.nasa.gov/2HcWOxb
masses of chemtrail southern Ireland, Fastnet, Lundy 5th Feb… https://go.nasa.gov/2HcWOxb

 

chemtrail East Anglia, London, southern England  5 Feb 2020…  https://go.nasa.gov/37hvicb

Next day ….

chemtrail Lisbon, Portugal, southern Spain 6 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/38mwQmC

chemtrails Toulon, Marseilles, Corsica, Sardinia 6th Feb 2020  … https://go.nasa.gov/2UQVtUR  (note these chemtrails are fifty and a hundred miles long).

Lets insert a closeup of the above chemtrail incident …..

Corsica, Sardinia chemtrail 6 Feb 2020 ... https://go.nasa.gov/31L3s7j
Corsica, Sardinia chemtrail 6 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/31L3s7j

 

More chemtrail …. heres a thousand miles of chemtrail, North Africa, the Med, France, England 7 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/2vmZ2r8

And below is a close-up of the plus thousand mile chemtrail corridor linked to above 7 Feb 2020.

Valencia, Barcelona, Ibiza chemtrails 7 Feb 2020 ... https://go.nasa.gov/39raBfy
Valencia, Barcelona, Ibiza chemtrails 7 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/39raBfy

 

I think the above NASA Worldview image demonstrates something very clearly, that chemtrail seems not to be attached or coming from standard scheduled air traffic or usual passenger routes. The Balearics, Ibiza, Mallorca receive lots of airflights, this does NOT show up in the above or in fact all other NASA Worldview images posted on this chemtrail blog. If of course my conjecturing is correct, it may be that I am completely loopy and merely self-reinforcing my own delusions. However I think not, I’ve seen enough chemtrail here in NE England to demonstrate 99% that chemtrails are real and true. Remember that general media does a good job at ridiculing people such as myself.

Next day 8 Feb 2020, chemtrail southern Spain, Portugal … https://go.nasa.gov/2Hfdhka

Probable chemtrail Gibralter, Tangier, Malaga, western Med 8 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/2HfEOCn

Note how the above extends through central and eastern France and up into the North Sea, Denmark chemtrail 8 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/37kKZzF

Next day, chemtrail Atlantic and over Portugal, Lisbon, 9 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/2SJJA0i … lets insert this link / chemtrail pic, its quite dramatic.

Lisbon, Portugal chemtrail and out into the eastern Atlantic 9 Feb 2020 ... https://go.nasa.gov/2SJJA0i ... five hundred miles of chemtrail.
Lisbon, Portugal chemtrail and out into the eastern Atlantic 9 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/2SJJA0i … five hundred miles of chemtrail.

 

Chemtrail Italy, northern Adriatic, Slovenia. 9 Feb 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/2SzBfMq

Next day chemtrail…

Probable chemtrail aftermath Italy 10 Feb 2020. https://go.nasa.gov/38lYNLu

Next day chemtrail…

Chemtrail Greece, Corfu, Athens, Cephalonia 11 Feb 2020. https://go.nasa.gov/2SBSv3H

Chemtrail Ibiza, Palma, Minorca 11 Feb 2020  … https://go.nasa.gov/2Sjtawh

Chemtrail Black Sea, lots of it. 11 Feb 2020. https://go.nasa.gov/3bt5xZP

Same day looks to be lots over north Atlantic and Bay of Biscay. https://go.nasa.gov/31Ood1R

 

postscript … tootling here Valentines Day 14 Feb 2020 and finding some of my previous NASA Worldview links do not work (which of course upsets me, engenders consternation ie pissed off)  lets paste a pic just garnered and from 16th Jan 2020 which is a fine example of chemtrails gone crazy. What is there to refute, surely this sledge hammer on the head of 99.99% certainty that chemtrails exist, are real, and therefore I fear will be a problem.

Jan 16 2020 obvious chemtrail Adriatic, Croatia, Golfo de Venezia, Venice ... https://go.nasa.gov/2OT9sFM
Jan 16 2020 obvious chemtrail Adriatic, Croatia, Golfo de Venezia, Venice … https://go.nasa.gov/2OT9sFM

Is HS2 worth the money?

I cannot think that HS2 is worth the money. So much emphasis is made on getting ‘business people’ whoever they are to and from the Midlands and London. I don’t think this arguament of Doris holds water. Remember we are now so very screen based, people are possibly prefering to fly and airports are usually easy road links, I’m not convinced of the HS2 arguament. Not ever a mention of goods needing to be transported, decades ago rail was important for this. Perhaps moves to help / aid road transport might be a better idea. Or better still getting the existing rail network to function as it should be, to focus more on local solutions, to open a few more local commuter lines to and from growing towns and into local cities would surely be a useful idea.

HS2 sounds silly, perhaps a diversion / news filler when in fact the big problem is exiting Europe, my heart bleeds for manufacturers whose worlds are being turned upside down, with probable bankruptcy or closure at the end of it. How else can it be, the USA most certainly does not want our goods, trump himself is hell-bent on protectionism and tariffs, oblivious to knowledge, expertise or history.

So many flaws with HS2 as highlighted this morning on bbc r4 news, lets list a few of my rambling poorly read ideas …

  •  HS2 terminals look to be separate from existing stations, its not just a question of walking to another platform.
  •  environmentally its tragic.
  •  a nonsensical reach for max upper speed on HS2 adds dramatically to final cost, massage it down a little and look at the saving!
  •  I don’t think there is the need for it, but I do concede it may take pressure away from existing networks, maybe … but where does this factor into the daily commute for the average person?
  •  we know fine well that with climate change we need to be closer to our work, to somehow eliminate travelling.
  • the regions themselves all insist the money could be better spent locally.

 

It was quite ironic a few minutes later we have a news item say 0830’ish regarding the plight of the homeless and how a simple one room bedsit is so very important, we assume and hope getting people turned around again, getting them away from the desperate hopelessness of sleeping rough. No wonder mental health problems and drugs are rife. I also believe mentoring is so very important, methinks cuts after cuts have ground away so much that could be done. To NOT give them a bedsit and some basic mentoring IS to commit them to an early death.

Its my opinion social housing and council built property (when well done) is so vastly under-supplied. Now that would be a very good use of HS2 money.

I remember the silly move 20 years ago to send the weak and mentally ill or handicapped into the community ‘American style’ a cruel move indeed, disrupting and / or removing networks and socialisation to place the handicapped into bungalows and dwellings across the UK where boredom hardly starts to describe their pointlessness.

We don’t seem to be very good at ‘thinking’ do we?

Dirty pictures …

… of dirty chemtrails. Yup, I don’t like what I see in the sky. Maybe its being the UKs most prolific chemtrail blogger renders my sky to be clear … but I can still see them. I don’t like being fooled.

This afternoon …

(7th Feb 2020 NE England) was the first time without doubt I could see a chemtrail plane turn off the chemtrail once it had travelled through a say twenty mile width of haze (chemtrail crap?) … and certainly travel onward without emitting any chemtrail. Observed from say thirty miles away. First pic the chemtrail enters from the right (click to expand) and as it reaches the LH margin the chemtrail stops, I saw this realtime.

Quoting from elsewhere … “Its not perfume they are spraying”.
Working backwards, heres NASA Worldview and my own pics for the last couple of days

Above at right is a close up / zoom of how the aircraft chemtrail ‘turns off’ once it reaches the LH edge of pre-existing cloud / haze or perhaps chemtrail, the camera fails here but certainly was obvious when viewed realtime.

Below for 5th Feb 2020.

 

Sunset reveals chemtrails already suspected to be there 7 Feb 2020 NE England
Sunset reveals chemtrails already suspected to be there 7 Feb 2020 NE England

 

Lets go look at some NASA Worldview material, links only, remember not much good for more than a thirty per cent rendering of realtime chemtrail activity.

fake weather / chemtrail 7th Feb 2020, Spain, France … https://go.nasa.gov/3bgBOn3

chemtrail link Corsica Sardinia 6 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/38kA6ig

chemtrail / geoengineering Portugal 5 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/2S7MnkD

chemtrail southern England, southern Ireland, English Channel (this is obscene) 5 Feb 2020   https://go.nasa.gov/2HgFZBz

Also,

Sea area Fastnet, Sole 5 Feb 2020 chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2OBp5Bn
Sea area Fastnet, Sole 5 Feb 2020 chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2OBp5Bn

What further proof could one ever need !

Atlantic off Portugal 4 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/389rawm

Its everywhere, go look and find some for yourself.