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Squat Sounds *

Squat Sounds *

Pszychisz Teror (Zurich, Schweiz) – 1993
Live at
Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstrasse Hanau

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SQUAT – SOUNDS *

AUTONOMES KULTURZENTRUM HANAU
(Besetztes Haus / Metzgerstrasse-Squat in Hanau / Germany).

Photographs 1987-1994

– Please scroll down for english and german info) –

The Squat – Photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799174125

Squating the Parliament (1988):
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923787960

Concert-Photos 1987-1988:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627799191443

Concert-Photos 1989-1990:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923799072

Concert-Photos 1991-1992:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923811302

Concert-Photos 1993-1994:
www.flickr.com/photos/sterneck/sets/72157627923815978

– Concert-Photos 1993-1994:
Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (Seattle, USA) – 1993
Deo Cadaver (Lausanne, Switzerland) – 1993
Hadayatullah Hübsch (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1993
In den Wolken schwebende Gänse II (Hanau, Germany) – 1993
Inox Kapell (Wiesbaden, Germany) – 1994
Left Hand Right Hand (London?, England) – 1994
Orchestre Murphy (London, England) – 1993
Peter Brötzmann (Wuppertal, Germany) – 1991
Pszychisz Teror (Zurich, Schweiz) – 1993
Rabenhirn (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1994
Schwartzeneggar (London, England) – 1993
Strelnikoff (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – 1993
Steve Ignorant (London, England) – 1993
Substanz T (Frankfurt, Germany) – 1994
The Honkies (London, England) – 1993
….. and Friends and …..
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There were a lot more bands playing in the squat.
If you have photographs or recordings – please get in contact:
contact@sterneck.net
Thanx! *

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THE SQUATED AUTONOMOUS CULTURE CENTER
METZGERSTRASSE / HANAU

In December 1986 some people in Hanau (Germany) decided to squat a house that had been empty for a long time, Metzgerstraße 8. They restored it and filled this free space with a new life.

Soon it became an ’Autonomous Culture-Center’ for the people and by the people, and also a focal point for a solidaric projects and for the resistance against ruling systems in all their repressive forms. The center has had a long history of attempts to establish a self-determined culture-center in Hanau, although it has always been repressed by the local city council.

The basic forum of the center is the ”squatter meeting,” which is open to everyone who has an interest in the squat as a counter-cultural free space. Decisions are made on the consent principle, which means that they try to find a decision that can be supported by everyone. Many activists in the squat, but not all, describe themselves as members of the autonomy movement, which connects anarchist, communist and feminist ideas.

At the moment there are a lot of projects, groups, and events that take place in the center. Everything is done on a do-it-yourself and nonprofit basis; no one receives money for her or his work. Solidarity, trust and self-determination are the basis for all work. Here are some examples:

– The ’Infoladen’ (Infoshop): The Infoshop is an opportunity to get information that can’t be found in the normal bourgeois media. There are a lot of autonomous, left radical and feminist leaflets, brochures and newspapers available. There is also a small media center and an archive that includes material on topics like anti-fascism, atomic politics, women’s liberation, internationalism, etc.

– The ’Volxküche’ (Peoples Kitchen): Frequently people from the community cook a vegetarian meal that is available for a small price. The idea behind this is to overcome isolation between people and the patriarchal roles typical in the kitchen, and, of course, to provide a good tasting meal for many people.

– The Concerts: Concerts in the center are organized, and absolutely dedicated to the principle of working in a self-determined way without a manager, an agency, or even a contract. The bands that play in the squat should have a mutual relation to the ideas of the center. There are no musical limits: Local punk bands have played there as well as jazz bands from North-America and Avantguarde projects from Eastern Europe. Some of the performances have been released on tapes and records.

In a way, the things that happen between the people in the center are more important than the events: changes in behavior, opportunities to live together without hierarchical structures, and new ways of relating. Although the squat is like an island in some ways, it’s far from a concrete utopia. Problems in interpersonal relations exist, as well as differences between ideals and real behaviour.

If people want to go alternative ways, the authorities try to stop them. In Hanau the local city council has said for a long time that none of the things the squatters do and organize represent culture. They decided in parliament that the center was to be closed and torn down without an alternative. In place of the squat, they planned to build five parking places. A decision that is very symbolic and characteristic. Certainly, the real aim was to destroy the ideas and the structures this center stands for.

The answer of the supporters of the Autonomous Culture-Center was the squatting of the parliament of the city. The politicians went out of the building and the squatters voted for the continuation of the center.

Up to now the authorities have not been able to realize their plans for various reasons. On the one hand there are many people who support the squat. There are also legal difficulties around closing it, and they are afraid of the resistance and activities that could take place after closing the squat.

But even if they evict the center, they can’t repress the ideas that the squat stands for. It’s about a self-determined culture and a self-determined life. It’s about dreams and ideals. It’s about consequence and change, here and now.

Wolfgang Sterneck, 2001.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum
Metzgerstrasse 8, D-63450 Hanau, Germany.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Info on the Project of John Cage and Sterneck / KomistA in benefit of the squat:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage/metzgerstrasse-e

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SUBVERSIVE SOUNDS *

Konzerte im Autonomen Kulturzentrum Hanau.

Das besetzte Haus

Im Dezember 1986 kam es in Hanau zur Besetzung eines ehemaligen Nachtclubs in der Metzgerstraße 8. Das Gebäude, das zuvor über Jahre hinweg leer stand, wurde renoviert, neu gestaltet, umbenannt und wird seitdem als Autonomes Kulturzentrum genutzt. Das Ziel der Besetzung war es, einen Freiraum zu schaffen, in dem die Vorstellung einer autonomen Kultur wie auch die Wiederaneignung des entfremdeten Alltags konkret umsetzbar wird.

Vor diesem Hintergrund gelang es, ein Zentrum zu entwickeln, in dem solidarisches Handeln, kollektives Leben und politische Identität auf vielen Ebenen verschmelzen oder sich zumindest annähern. Die Metzgerstraße wurde dadurch zu einem wichtigen Bezugspunkt von dem auf verschiedenen Ebenen vielschichtige politische, soziale und kulturelle Impulse ausgingen.

Im Laufe der Jahre entstanden vielfältige Projekte wie die Volxküche (Essen zum Selbstkostenpreis), der Infoladen (Aktuelle politische Informationen und Archiv) und das Basta-Cafe (Treffpunkt und Sozialberatung). Die politischen Schwerpunkte der im Kulturzentrum aktiven Gruppen liegen unter anderen in den Bereichen ‘Internationale Solidarität’, Antifaschismus und ‘Soziale Veränderung’.

Die Entscheidungen innerhalb des Kulturzentrums werden basisdemokratisch nach dem Konsensprinzip getroffen. Alle Aktivitäten basieren auf einer idealistischen Grundhaltung. Keine Person aus dem Zentrum erhält für ihre Tätigkeiten eine finanzielle Entlohnung.

Selbstbestimmte Kultur ohne Kommerz

Musik hatte von Anfang an in der Metzgerstraße eine besondere Bedeutung. Über das Musikhören hinaus machen viele AktivistInnen selbst Musik, veröffentlichen eigene Aufnahmen oder organisieren Konzerte. Im Sinne des DIY-Prinzipes (‘Do it Yourself’) werden die Auftritte im direkten Kontakt mit den MusikerInnen ohne Konzertagenturen und auch ohne Verträge auf völlig nichtkommerzieller Basis organisiert.

Eine Grundlage bildet ein solidarisches Verhältnis der MusikerInnen zur Metzgerstraße, was sich unter anderem auch in der Gage ausdrückt, die sich in der Regel auf die für die Band entstandenen Unkosten und die Verpflegung beschränkt. Der Eintrittspreis ist so ausgerichtet, dass er für alle interessierten Personen erschwinglich ist und die anfallenden Kosten deckt bzw. im Rahmen von Benefiz-Konzerten bestimmte Projekte unterstützt.

Freiräume statt Parkplätze

Während der ehemalige sozialdemokratische Kulturdezernat Hanaus davon sprach, dass in der Metzgerstraße keine Kultur stattfindet, bildete dass selbstorganisierte Zentrum durch die Auftritte von Bands aus Westeuropa und Nordamerika einen im Hanauer Kulturleben herausragenden internationalen Bezugspunkt. Die musikalische Bandbreite umfasst unter anderem Rockmusik in den verschiedensten Schattierungen, Punk, Hardcore, Folk und Jazz, sowie experimentelle und improvisierte Musik. Lokale Nachwuchsbands traten im Laufe der Jahre genauso auf wie renommierte Gruppen aus unterschiedlichsten Ländern. Einen Kultcharakter erlangten zudem die Nachtcafe-Sessions, an denen jeder und jede teilnehmen konnte.

Die Aufnahmen einiger Konzerte wurden später auf verschiedenen Tonträgern veröffentlicht. 1992 kam es daneben zur Veröffentlichung eines der Metzgerstraße gewidmeten Stücks des Avantgarde-Komponisten John Cage.

In den Anfangsjahren plante der Hanauer Magistrat das Haus nach einer Räumung abreißen zu lassen, um dort stattdessen fünf Parkplätze zu errichten. Die Kulturpolitik des Magistrates entlarvte sich dadurch in einer kaum zu übertreffenden symbolhaften Weise selbst. Das Vorhaben wurde jedoch nicht zuletzt in Folge einer Besetzung des Stadtparlamentes durch Unterstützerinnen des Kulturzentrums nicht weiter verfolgt.

Rund 25 Jahre nach der Besetzung wird das Haus weiterhin als Kulturzentrum genutzt. Im ansonsten auf Konsum und Kommerz ausgerichteten Stadtzentrum Hanaus ist es mit seinen vielfältigen Projekten kreativer wie auch subversiver Freiraum.

Wolfgang Sterneck, September 2011.

Autonomes Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße:
www.metzgerstrasse-hanau.org
de-de.facebook.com/people/Metzgerstrasse-Acht-Hanau/10000…
www.myspace.com/metzgerstrasse
www.sterneck.net/squat

Eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Geschichte des Kulturzentrums:
Freiräume entwickeln – Das besetzte autonome Kulturzentrum Metzgerstraße Hanau
www.sterneck.net/squat/metzgerstrasse-d

English Info:
The squated Autonomous Culture Center Metzgerstrasse Hanau
www.sterneck.net/squat/metzgerstrasse-e

Infos zum Benefiz-Projekt von John Cage und Sterneck / KomistA für das Kulturzentrum:
www.sterneck.net/john-cage

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Posted by Sterneck on 2011-10-19 14:57:02

Tagged: , Pszychisz , Teror , Metzgerstrasse , Metzgerstraße , Hanau , Besetztes , Haus , Squat , Culture , DIY , Do , It , Yourself , Politics , Music , Change

#44 // 07.03.2017

#44 // 07.03.2017

Reykjavik
T.Min 2,8°C
Clear

I decided to start a long-term project called "1000 und eine Nacht". The idea is to sleep as often as I can outdoors. Rain, snow, freezing temperatures, wind or heat doesn’t matter anymore.

I did quite a lot of cycling and hiking trips and appreciate sleeping outdoors pretty much. Aswell I’m planning to cycle the world in 2018/19 so I think its a pretty nice way to get prepared for extreme wheater conditions and to set up a safe overnight camp. I still have my flat to store stuff, to take a shower, to cook or to do my studies…but not to sleep anymore in here.

So the aim is to take every night a picture of my setup to improve my photgraphy skills and to develop my own style. I’m NOT leaving any rubbish or harm nature.

Posted by SHAZAM BADAM on 2017-04-04 15:31:27

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King of Chinatown (Paramount, 1939). Lobby Card (11″ X 14″)

King of Chinatown (Paramount, 1939). Lobby Card (11

This Paramount vehicle for Anna May Wong co-starred Akim Tamiroff as a reformed underworld boss who turns over his fortune to a Chinese war relief fund. Sidney Toler, who had just completed his first Charlie Chan film only months before, also appears as Dr. Chang Ling.
Akim Tamiroff plays the title role, an underworld leader who controls all illicit operations in Chinatown. Tamiroff is toppled from power by two members of his own mob (Anthony Quinn and J.Carroll Naish). He is left for dead, but is saved by a dedicated Chinese-American doctor (Anna May Wong). In gratitude, Tamiroff turns over his fortune to a Chinese war relief fund. King of Gamblers was directed with flair by the otherwise unimaginative Nick Grinde, who seems to have borrowed several artistic touches from fellow Paramount contractee Robert Florey. Violence and death stalk the Chinese faction of a large American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors. Gangland overlord Frank Baturin is shot and only the intervention and operation by Mary Ling saves his life. She performs the operation because it is her duty as a doctor, but she also thinks Baturin was shot by her father following a quarrel with Baturin. The racketeer then sets out for vengeance against the man who had actually tried to kill him in order to take over the Chinatown rackets.
FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN STAR!
Written by PHILIP LEIBFRIED

Her complexion was described as "a rose blushing through old ivory;" she was beautiful, tall (5’7"), slender, and Chinese-American. The last fact kept her from attaining the highest echelon among Hollywood’s pantheon of stars, but it did not affect her popularity, nor keep her from becoming a household name. She was Anna May Wong, nee Wong Liu Tsong, a name which translates to "Frosted Yellow Willows," and she was born, appropriately enough, on Flower Street in Los Angeles’ Chinatown on 3 January 1905, above her father’s laundry. Anna May Wong’s contribution to show business is a unique one; she was the first Asian female to become a star, achieving that stardom at a time when bias against her race was crushing. With determination and talent allied to her exotic beauty, she remained the only Asian female star throughout her forty-year career, never fully overcoming all prejudices in maintaining that position. Perhaps the rediscovery of her art will elevate her star to the pantheon of great performers and serve as a guiding light to Asian performers who still struggle to find their rightful place. Anna May Wong’s life and career is something that is important for all who value greatly the Asian / Asian Pacific American communities’ many artists and what we can all contribute!
Excerpt from : That Old Feeling: Anna May Wong
Part II of Richard Corliss’ tribute to the pioneer Chinese-American star.
Daughter of the Dragon. Paramount 1931.
Based on a Fu Manchu novel by Sax Rohmer.
Daughter of the Dragon extended the curse sworn by Dr. Fu on the Petrie family to the next generation. Fu Manchu (Warner Oland), long ago injured and exiled in an attempt on Petrie Sr., returns to London and confronts the father: "In the 20 years I have fought to live," he says in his florid maleficence, "the thought of killing you and your son has been my dearest nurse." He kills the father, is mortally wounded himself and, on his deathbed, reveals his identity to his daughter Ling Moy (Wong) and elicits her vow that she will "cancel the debt" to the Fu family honor and murder the son, Ronald (Bramwell Fletcher)… who, dash it all, is madly infatuated with Ling Moy. Ronald has seen "Princess Ling Moy Celebrated Oriental Dancer" perform, and the vision has made him woozy. "I wish I could find a word to describe her," this calf-man effuses. "Exotic that’s the word! And she’s intriguing, if you know what I mean." In a near-clinch, Ling Moy wonders if a Chinese woman can appeal to a British toff. When he begs her to "chuck everything and stay," she asks him, "If I stayed, would my hair ever become golden curls, and my skin ivory, like Ronald’s?" But the lure of the exotic is hard to shake. "Strange," he says, "I prefer yours. I shall never forget your hair and your eyes." They almost kiss … when an off-camera scream shakes him out of his dream. It is from his girlfriend Joan (Frances Dade), and the societal message is as clear and shrill: white woman alerting white man to treachery of yellow woman. Ling Moy, a nice girl, previously unaware of her lineage, might be expected to struggle, at least briefly, with the shock of her identity and the dreadful deed her father obliges her to perform. But Wong makes an instant transformation, hissing, "The blood is mine. The hatred is mine. The vengeance shall be mine." Just before his death, Fu mourns that he has no son to kill Ronald. But, in a good full-throated reading, Wong vows: "Father, father, I will be your son. I will be your son!" The audience then has the fun of watching her stoke Ronald’s ardor while plotting his death. When she is with him, pleading and salesmanship radiate from her bigeyes. But when an ally asks her why she keeps encouraging the lad, she sneers and says, "I am giving him a beautiful illusion. Which I shall crush." As a villainess, she is just getting started. Revealing her mission to Ronald, she tells him she plans to kill Joan "Because you must have a thousand bitter tastes of death before you die." (The ripe dialogue is by Hollywood neophyte Sidney Buchman, whose distinguished list of credits would include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Here Comes Mr Jordan and The Talk of the Town.) She soon ascends on a geyser of madness as she decides on a new torture: "My vengeance is inspired tonight. You will first have the torture of seeing her beauty eaten slowly away by this hungry acid." An aide holds a hose gadget over Joan’s soon-to-be-corroded face, and Ronald cries for Ling Moy to stop. Very well she says. "Ling Moy is merciful." She barks at Ronald: "Kill her!" He must decide if his favorite white girl is to be etched with acid or stabbed to death. Great stuff! Melodrama is the art of knowing how precisely too far to goThe film is a triangle: not so much of Ling Moy, Ronald and Joan as of Ling Moy, Ronald and a Chinese detective, Ah Kee, played by Sessue Hayakawa, the Japanese actor who in the teens was Hollywood’s first Asian male star. He’s not plausibly Chinese here, and he is in a constant, losing battle with spoken English. But he is a part of movie history, in the only studio film of the Golden Age to star two ethnically Asian actors. And he gives his emotive all to such lines as "It is the triumph of irony that the only woman I have ever deeply loved should be born of the blood that I loathe." And in the inevitable double-death finale neither the villainess nor the noble detective can survive the machinations of Hollywood justice he gently caresses the long hair of the lady he would love to have loved. "Flower Ling Moy," he says, a moment before expiring. "A flower need not love, but only be loved. As Ah Kee loved you."
The Personal Anna May Wong
This 5’7 beauty loved to study and could speak in an English accent, as well as being fluent in German and French with more than a passing knowledge of other tongues including Italian and Yiddish. For exercise she rode horses, played golf, and tennis. She liked to cook and regaled her guests with succulent Chinese dishes at frequent dinner parties. She preferred casual clothes, wearing slacks and sweaters at home, but cultivated an oriental motif in her very smart formal wardrobe. She studied singing with Welsh tenor Parry Jones before she participated in the film Limehouse Blues as George Raft’s mistress. Anna loved to dance to contemporary music. Anna was quoted as saying, "I think I got my first chance because they thought I was peculiar. But, now I like to believe that the public are fond of me because they think I’m nice."
The story of Anna May Wong’s life traced the arc of triumph and tragedy that marked so many of her films. Wong’s youthful ambition and screen appeal got her farther than anyone else of her race. But her race, or rather Hollywood’s and America’s fear of giving Chinese and other non-whites the same chance as European Americans, kept her from reaching the Golden Mountaintop. We can be startled and impressed by the success she, alone, attained. And still weask: Who knows what Anna May Wong could have been allowed to achieve if she
had been Anna May White?
Anna May Wong passed away on Feb. 3rd 1961 she was 56 years old.

Filmography:
The Red Lantern. Metro 1919. The First Born. Robertson Cole 1921.
Shame. Fox 1921. Bits of Life. Assoc. First National 1921.
The First Born. Robertson Cole 1921. Thundering Dawn. Universal 1923
The Toll of the Sea. Metro 1922 Drifting. Universal 1923 Fifth Avenue. PRC 1926.
Lillies of the Field. Assoc. First National 1924. The Thief of Bagdad. United Artists 1924
The Fortieth Door. Pathé serial 1924. The Alaskan. Paramount 1924.
Peter Pan. Paramount 1924. Forty Winks. Paramount 1925.
The Silk Bouquet/The Dragon Horse. Hi Mark Prod. 1926 The Desert’s Toll. MGM 1926.
A Trip to Chinatown. Fox 1926. The Chinese Parrot. Universal. 1927.
Driven from Home. Chadwick 1927. Mr. Wu. MGM 1927.
Old San Francisco. Warner Bros. 1927. Why Girls Love Sailors. Pathé short 1927.
The Devil Dancer. United Artists 1927. Streets of Shanghai. Tiffany 1927.
Across to Singapore. MGM 1928. Pavement Butterfly (aka City Butterfly).
The City Butterfly. German 1929. Across to Singapore. MGM 1928.
The Crimson City. Warner Bros. 1928. Song. German 1928
Chinatown Charlie. First National 1928. Piccadilly, British International 1929.
Elstree Calling. British International 1930. The Flame of Love. British International 1930.
Hay Tang. German 1930. L’Amour Maitre Des Choses. French 1930.
Daughter of the Dragon. Paramount 1931. Shanghai Express. Paramount 1932.
A Study in Scarlet. World Wide 1933. Tiger Bay. Associated British 1933.
Chu Chin Chow. Gaumont 1934. Java Head. Associated British 1934.
Limehouse Blues. Paramount 1934. Daughter of Shanghai. Paramount 1937.
Hollywood Party. MGM short subject 1937. Dangerous to Know. Paramount 1938.
The Toll of the Sea. Metro 1922. The Thief of Bagdad 1924

Shanghai Express 1932

Posted by Morbius19 on 2013-10-17 22:22:33

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Crab Cakes, Take I

Crab Cakes, Take I

The wife and kids were out this afternoon, leaving me to fend for myself for dinner. That means I get to cook something that wouldn’t ordinarily fly with the kids, who, despite being adventurous eaters, still have some pretty clear dislikes. Tonight, that translated into these crab cakes, with lime-sriracha mayo, avocado, and a sautéed corn, red pepper, and bacon "salad". The beer is a Jack’s Abby Sunny Ridge pilsner.

I played with a few different compositions for this one, and while I got two that I like, I didn’t really get one that I love, so I thought I’d post both of the leading contenders in case anyone wants to offer words of wisdom. I didn’t really work this scene for very long, because, hey, I was hungry. This is one composition, and the other is here.

For this shot, I wanted to try to compose from above, since I tend to forget about that angle when shooting food (mostly because I don’t have any way to secure my camera above a scene right now to let me compose to the camera.) The biggest issue here is that I didn’t really light this very well; I lit the way I usually do for a shot from the side, meaning two strobes left and right of the scene with about a 1EV difference between them in power and some diffusion with umbrellas, but the result from above just makes the resultant shadows look wonky instead of interesting and contrasty. I fiddled with the shadows a bit in post but wasn’t really successful at reducing said wonkiness. On a more minor point I don’t think the fork or the beer at the edge of the frame really add anything here.

Ingredients

I really mostly improvised this recipe on-the-fly, but these amounts should be close.

For the crab cakes and spicy mayo

2 cloves garlic, minced very fine
1/2 shallot, minced
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1/2 c. mayonnaise
3 peppadew peppers, minced
1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
6 oz. cooked lump crabmeat
1 egg white
panko bread crumbs’
sriracha
1/2 avocado, cubed
butter
salt
pepper
leaves from a few sprigs of cilantro, roughly chopped

For the corn "salad"

1/2 shallot, minced.
1 c. frozen sweet corn kernels
1/4 c. diced red bell pepper
1 strip cooked bacon, diced
1 tbl. lime juice
butter
salt
pepper

Directions

Start by cooking the garlic and shallot in a little butter over low heat, cooking until fragrant. Set aside.

Add a little more butter to the pan. Add the ingredients for the corn salad and cook until the corn browns just slightly. Dress with the 1 tbl. of lime juice.

Add 1/2 of the garlic/shallot mix, 1/2 of the lime juice, and the lime zest to the mayonnaise.

Dress the cubed avocado with the remaining lime juice and a little salt.

In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, 1/2 of the mayonnaise, the egg white, a little salt and pepper, the rest of the garlic/shallot mix, the peppadews, and the bay seasoning and stir to combine. Add a few tablespoons of panko to help absorb the moisture; it should hold together when packed but not be drippy. Divide into four parts, shape into patties about 3" across and 1/2"-3/4" thick, then coat the outside in more panko.

Sautée the crab cakes in butter over medium-low heat for a few minutes per side, until the bread crumbs are golden brown and the crab meat is warmed through.

Combine the remaining mayo with a teaspoon or so of sriracha (or more to taste). Smear a little of the spicy mayo on the plate, put on the crab cake, and top with the dressed avocado and the chopped cilantro. Serve with the corn salad.

Posted by djwtwo on 2015-01-25 01:58:52

Tagged: , AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 , nikon , d7000 , crab , cake , avocado , corn , bacon

Tiramisu I.

Tiramisu I.

After a some time I prepared the Tiramisu for Saturday morning. The recipe is easy. Need Mascarpone, whipped cream, vanilla sugar … mix everything carefully. Add a little rum to taste. Prepare a strong cup of coffee and biscuits soak in it. Before eating is good to let it rest for the night in the fridge. Finally decorate with cocoa and that’s it. 😉

Posted by Michal Soukup on 2012-02-25 15:23:26

Tagged: , tiramisu , italian , cake , dessert , coffee , mascarpone , cocoa , cup , handmade , cooking , Canon 5D Mark II , Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

How To Relieve Bloating in 4 Easy ways

How To Relieve Bloating in 4 Easy ways

How To Relieve Bloating in 4 Easy ways ift.tt/19ZnDKf Bloating can really put a sour note on your day. You don’t feel good, your clothes don’t fit right and the side effects can be a little embarrassing. However, there are some things you can do to ease the discomfort you feel while bloated. First, it’s important to understand where bloating stems from so you can alter your habits accordingly. If bloating still occurs, there are some easy tips and tricks you can follow in order to reduce your symptoms. How To Relieve Bloating – COMMON CAUSES OF BLOATING Bloating can be caused by a wide variety of factors. In some cases, it’s a medical condition or emotional state that you can’t help. In other situations, it could be from the foods you’re eating. Here’s a list of the top causes of bloating to help you understand where this condition stems from: Acute conditions: Problems in the gastrointestinal area, like an infection or blockage, may also lead to bloating. Premenstrual syndrome: Many women experience bloating during PMS due to increased water retention. Smoking: The increased air intake that occurs while smoking cigarettes can lead to bloating. Stress: Hormonal changes due to stress may cause some bloating. Also, stress can sometimes lead to poor digestion which can also lead to bloating. Poor food choices: Some foods are more likely to lead to gas and bloating. Eating healthy is not a sure-fire fix since even some healthy foods can cause bloating. 4 TIPS FOR REDUCING BLOATING How To Relieve Bloating – Avoid belly-bloating foods You should either avoid these foods altogether or eat them in limited amounts: Excess carbohydrates: Eating too many carbs can lead to unnecessary water retention, which leads to bloating. Raw veggies: Many veggies are known to cause gas when eaten raw, especially cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, onions and Brussels sprouts. Simply cook your veggies instead – the nutritional value is equal to that of raw veggies. Spicy foods: The spicier a meal is, the more stomach acid it will trigger, which leads to bloating and irritation. Fatty foods: Foods with a lot of fats, especially fried foods, cause bloating because they are digested very slowly. Pick foods with monounsaturated fatty acids instead, like walnuts, sunflower seeds and avocados. Salt: Avoid foods with too much salt, including processed foods, whenever possible. The sodium attracts water, which causes the body to retain fluids. Carbonated drinks: The air bubbles in caffeinated drinks like soda end up in your belly. Acidic drinks: Fruit juice, coffee and alcohol each have a high acid content which can cause swelling in the gastrointestinal tract. Chewing gum: You swallow air as you chew gum, which causes bloating. How To Relieve Bloating – Eat bloat-busting foods instead These are the top dietary changes you should make in order to prevent bloating: Fiber: Your digestive system will be much more efficient with enough fiber in your diet, which in turn decreases the likelihood of bloating. High-fiber foods include bran cereals, blueberries, peas and lentils. Carminative herbs: Herbs like peppermint, chamomile, fennel and ginger are all great for reducing gas. You can eat foods with these ingredients or drink them as a tea. Water: Despite the fact that bloating is often due to water retention, drinking more water helps to flush out the system and reduce bloating. How To Relieve Bloating – Change your habits There are a few simple changes you can make to your daily routine to prevent bloating before it happens: Exercise more: Even just a short, brisk walk each day can reduce bloating because the activity helps the digestive tract process gas more quickly. Eat slowly: When you eat too quickly or while talking, you’re more likely to take in excess air, which can turn into a bloated belly. Slow down while you eat and always close your mouth while chewing. Don’t use straws: Drinking with a straw can also cause excess air intake and bloating. Check your meds: Some prescriptions and supplements contain carbonate or bicarbonate, both of which can cause bloating. Ask your doctor about these side effects and how to prevent them. Belch more: Though it may seem a little crass, a few stealthy burps can help get rid of excess gas from your stomach. How To Relieve Bloating – Natural Remedies for Bloating Even with these lifestyle and dietary changes, you may still experience bloating once in a while. Here is our Number 1 recommended remedy for bloating BROWTOL Finally, if your bloating is severe or chronic, you should see a doctor as this could be a sign of a more serious condition. Check out more here ift.tt/1gCM89H ift.tt/19ZnDKh How To Relieve Bloating

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Honey-Dijon Ham Recipe

Honey-Dijon Ham Recipe

DESCRIPTION

Put your slow cooker to work making a moist, irresistible ham. Serve some now, and if you like, freeze the rest for another day.

INGREDIENTS

1 bone-in cooked ham (5 lb)
1/3 cup apple juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS

1.In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, place ham. Add apple juice. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, honey and mustard. Spread mixture over ham.

2.Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

3.Remove ham from slow cooker. Cut ham into slices; place on serving platter.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

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New Zealand – Picton

New Zealand - Picton

The Edwin Fox – 9th oldest ship in the world.

Edwin Fox is unique as the only surviving ship that transported convicts to Australia, brought settlers to both Australia and New Zealand and served in the Crimean war. She is the oldest surviving merchant sailing ship. The ship is drydocked at The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre at Picton in New Zealand.

She was built of teak in Calcutta in 1853 and her maiden voyage was to London via the Cape of Good Hope. She then went into service in the Crimean War as a troop ship, and later carrying passengers and cargo.

As a typical East Indiaman, she was constructed of Burmese Teak, which was a far stronger wood than English Oak, and more resistant to the sea-worms which ate through the bottoms of many ships. Some Saul was used in the frames and she was sheathed in Copper. The wood of the Saul tree (Shorea robusta) is of a light Brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable, it is not as difficult to work as Teak, but both sink in fresh water.

On 14 February 1856 she began her first voyage to Melbourne, Australia carrying passengers, then moved to trading between Chinese ports. In 1858 she was chartered by the British Government as a convict ship bound for Fremantle, Western Australia.

In 1867 she was converted from a full-rigged ship to a barque, and from 1873 served on the emigrant route to New Zealand, making four voyages carrying a total of 751 settlers to the distant new colony. Conditions on board for the four to six month voyage were harsh and luggage strictly limited, and several voyagers did not survive to see their new home. On arrival they often found conditions much harsher than expected, and were also faced with being cut off from family and friends in distant Europe, sometimes for life.

The Edwin Fox was overtaken by the age of steam, and in the 1880s she was refitted as a floating freezer hulk for the booming sheep industry in New Zealand. She was towed to Picton on the South Island on 12 January 1897 where she initially continued as a freezer ship, before being further dismembered into a coal store hulk. By this time she had long since lost her rigging and masts, and suffered holes cut in her sides and the removal of most fittings.

During the 1960s the hulk was in the way of expansion at Picton, and she was towed round to Shakespeare Bay where she remained for nearly 40 years. She settled on her side and the rising and falling tide led to rotting of many of her internal timbers, and she was also subject to vandalism.

n 1999 she was bought by the Edwin Fox society for a nominal sum, and after much further fundraising was refloated and towed to her final home, a dry dock on the Picton waterfront. She floated in and the dock was drained to begin restoration.

Inside Edwin Fox
Initially it was planned to restore the ship completely, replacing rigging and refurbishing the interior. It has since been decided that this is not practical, not only for reasons of finance but because the timbers required are no longer available. She is thus preserved as a hull with an adjacent informative museum, and visitors can visit two of her decks and so stand inside this atmospheric piece of history. Most visitors to New Zealand will pass through Picton as they move between the islands, and so there are high hopes that the continual cost of her preservation can be met by revenue from the visitor centre. The trust are also looking for sponsors to continue their work on this unique vessel.

She has been given a Category One Registration from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Fox_(ship)

See also an excellent year by year history of the vessel at: www.nzmaritime.co.nz/edwinfox.htm.

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5 Heart Healthy Diet Tips | Heart Healthy Meals | Cheap | Fast | Easy

5 Heart Healthy Diet Tips | Heart Healthy Meals | Cheap | Fast | Easy

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