I just wanted to say that thanks to tumblr I now know there are reptilian owl overlords. I could have gone my whole life without knowing that but, tumblr saved me from my naivety.
I am stoked.
Chinese-Style Mushroom Soup
I was inspired to make this soup when looking through one of my all time favorite cookbooks, The New Enchanted Broccoli Forestimage, and because some of the ingredients were a little too specialized for me, I’ve adapted it to work with things I normally keep in my kitchen.
I’ve been making it for years and years now, and it is really a favorite! Too bad fresh mushrooms are pricey here, or I’d make it almost every week.
Here’s what you need:
Fresh mushrooms, sliced (at least 1 pint-size container, more is better though, if you can manage)
5-6 green onions, white and light green portions (set aside the darker part for garnishing the soup), sliced
2-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
olive oil for sauteeing
honey or sugar
crushed black pepper
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot. Add green onions, garlic, and ginger. Cook for about 5 min, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms. Stir occasionally, cook till reduced to about half. Add tamari sauce (I used about 1/2 cup), some vinegar (I didn’t measure, probably about 1/4 cup), and 1/4 cup red wine (I used the end of a bottle that had been open for a while). Stir and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 min
On December 10, 1948 – exactly 65 years ago today – the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing global principles of human freedom for nations everywhere. Every year, since 1950, the world has marked December 10 as Human Rights Day, celebrating the advancement of human rights across the globe. Since its creation, Hezbollah has consistently violated all of the declaration’s principles, applying a fundamentalist ideology to oppress civilians in Lebanon and attack innocent people. By using Lebanon as a base for its terror, Hezbollah indoctrinates Lebanese children, turns civilians into human shields, and subjects people worldwide to the cruelty of its terrorism. In honor of Human Rights Day, we present you with the declaration’s highlights – and show you how Hezbollah violates all of them.
“Article 26: Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.”
Hezbollah, like other terrorist groups in the region, manipulates the people living under its rule. Whether through propaganda, religious sermons calling for war, or restrictions on freedom of expression, Hezbollah violates human rights on a daily basis. The terrorist organization has no qualms about brainwashing children to hate from an early age. At school, children learn hatred of Israel and Jews, and sing songs about their dreams of becoming martyrs “in the name of Allah”. If education is supposed to “promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups,” then Hezbollah is in total violation of this fundamental principle. By raising children with a hate-filled world view, Hezbollah ensures that future generations will continue carrying out acts of terror against Israel and the rest of the world.
Who is giving Hezbollah its orders and the money needed to assault Hezbollah’s victims around the world? The answer is clear – the Iranian regime.
“Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
Hezbollah uses civilians as human shields to protect its terror infrastructure from attack, forcing Israel to take extraordinary measures to minimize civilian casualties. The terrorist organization establishes military sites near hospitals and uses private homes to store its weapons, sacrificing the safety and freedom of Lebanese civilians.
During his 21 year reign, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has concentrated most of the organization’s efforts on killing Israeli civilians in the name of a so-called “resistance,” even after Israel completely withdrew from disputed areas. Today, with Nasrallah still in charge, Hezbollah continues to violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through its terrorism, posing a grave threat to Lebanon, Israel and all of the world.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel and will act against anyone seeking to terrorize its people.