Monday, February 18, 2013

Published on Feb 18, 2013
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In a painstaking investigation, this report amassed compelling evidence to finally uncover the identity of Prisoner X, sending shock-waves around the world when it broke the story. A unique insight to the case.

In early 2010 a man was escorted to arguably the most secure prison cell in Israel. The guards taking him there had no idea who he was or what he'd done. "It is simply a person without a name and without an identity who is placed in complete and absolute isolation from the outside world. There is confidentiality surrounding the detainee in every respect" a prison official stated. When word leaked about the mysterious inmate, Israeli media began to report and speculate but no sooner had a handful of stories been published, than the coverage was shut down by one of the most comprehensive suppression orders conceivable."Hermetically sealing him away in all human terms, even within the prison, suggests that it had to be something very, very touchy", Warren Reed, a former ASIS agent tells us. Prisoner X, or Ben Zygier, a Jewish-Australian citizen, may have been a Mossad agent. So why would the Israeli service make him disappear? Warren Reed reckons we may never find out: "I think this will probably be under lock and key for 50 to 75 years, if not never to be released." But as international pressure mounts, the Knesset has launched an inquiry.

ABC Australia

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Herring Cove

What a change in the weather from a blizzard last Saturday to warm breeze and 6 degrees yesterday. I went for a long walk on Herring Cove beach and took my camera along with me. These photos are processed using a program for HDR photos (High Definition Resolution) The camera takes three photos of the same subject at three different exposures and the HDR software layers these three photos togethers and allows you to edit them for different effects.


Driftwood Sepia


Footprints in the sand

Eastern Head

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hydroponics, Onions, Time Lapse of Aerogarden.

Second week of adding nutrients to the hydroponic set-up. I've removed the domes from the onion trays and reseeded the cells that didn't germinate. A look at the aerogarden and the time lapse video of the garden taken between January 7th and February 10th.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Highgrove: Alan Meets Prince Charles

Published on Feb 8, 2013 2011. The Prince of Wales takes Alan Titchmarsh on a tour of Highgrove House - his own personal retreat and family home. Prince Charles gives a remarkably informal and candid interview about the outlet for his gardening aspirations, offering a rare insight into a royal passion. The Highgrove estate has become synonymous with all things organic, and Alan finds out from Head Gardener Debs Goodenough and her team what inspired the beliefs of the most hands-on royal gardener in history.

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 6 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013 2011. Into Winter. In November and December, holly, box and yew reveal their evergreen glory.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tarte au citron meringuée

Not what I would call heart healthy but I bet it is very good.

Published on Feb 10, 2013
Albarock vous donne tous les secrets de la tarte aux citron meringuée.
Les recettes dans la description.

Kitsh - Foreigner

La pâte sablée:
500 Gr de farine
300 Gr de beurre
5 Gr de sel
190 Gr de sucre glace
60 Gr d'amandes en poudre
2 œufs (110 Gr)
- Cuisson 180 °C chaleur tournante pendant 10 à 15 minutes, selon votre four, à surveiller.

The dough:
17,63 Oz of flour
10,58 Oz of butter
0,17 oz of salt
6,70 Oz of icing sugar
2,11 Oz of powdered almonds
2 eggs (3,88 Oz)
- Cook at 356°F in a convection oven for 10 to 15 minutes depending on your oven
(check regularly).

La masa sablé:
500 Gr de Harina
300 Gr de mantequilla
5 Gr de sal
190 Gr de azucar flor
60 Gr de almendra en polvo
2 Huevos (110 Gr)
- Coccion 180 °C calor envolvente durante 10 à 15 minutos, segun su horno, vigilenlas.

La crème au citron:
240 Gr de jus de citron
1/2 zeste de citron bio
240 Gr de sucre
6 œufs
350 Gr de beurre

Lemon cream:
8,45 Oz of lemon juice
½ the zest of an organic lemon
8,45 Oz of sugar
6 eggs
12,35 Oz of butter.

La crema de limon:
240 Gr de jugo de limon
1/2 zeste de limon
240 gr de azucar
6 huevos
350 Gr de mantequilla

La meringue:
3 Blancs d'œufs.
100 Gr de sucre.

The meringue:
3 egg whites.
3,52 Oz of sugar.

El merengue:
3 Claras de huevo.
100 Gr de azucar.

Crepes in the Cabin

Another miserable cold day and a great warm fire in the cabin. I decided to try Crepes on the wood stove.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 5 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013
2011. Autumn. In September and October it's harvest time and there's tidying and collecting to be done.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 4 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013
2011. High Summer. In July and August there's staking to be done and roses to deadhead.

Hydroponics, Onions, Aerogarden, Bay Laurel, Oleander,Rosemary, Meyer Le...

A quick look around at some of the things that are growing in the house in mid-winter. The nutrients for the Hydroponic garden arrived and the seedlings have had their first feeding. The onions seed planted last week are up and growing. The herbs in the Aerogarden have started to put on some size and I harvested some of the dill today to use in a potato salad. A look at some of the tender plants that are over wintering in the house Oleander about to bloom, Bay Laurel and Rosemary enjoying thew winter sun through glass and my very small Meyer Lemon in bloom. To close everything off a visit to the basement to see that amazing growth that the Artichoke it putting on under a grow lamp.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 3 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013
2011. Spring into Summer. In May and June, Carol is planting out sweet peas and staking perennials.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 2 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013
2011. Spring. There is great change in the garden as the remnants of winter make way for the spring.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein - 1 of 6

Published on Feb 2, 2013
2011. Winter. It's winter and there is much to do; cutting back, preparing the soil and planting garlic.

Candlemas and Groundhog's Day February 2nd.

Today is Candlemas and Groundhog's Day both of these occasions have weather forecasting lore attached to them. As near as I can tell Groundhog's Day began in 1887 and Candlemas day is a Catholic Feast Day and I'm not sure of it's origin but likely in the middle-ages or earlier. The little rhyme for Candlemas Day says, If Candlemas Day be fair and clear there'll be two winters in the year. With Groundhogs Day if the Groundhog can see it's shadow there will be six more weeks of winter but if it is overcast and no shadows then winter is over. So they both give similar predictions of bad weather to follow if it is a bright sunny day. Here in North America both Canada and the United States have famous Groundhogs and their attendants in black tie and tails bring them out with great ceremony to see if they can see their shadows. I'm just curious in your part of the world are either one of these observations talked about or is it just the nut cases on this side of the pond.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Surf's Up January 31, 2013.

No dialog just a few clips of the storm surge after today's storm. These clips were taken at the beach in the Herring Cove Provincial Park.