Apple strudel is thought to have derived from Bavaria or Austria. Made with a very thin elastic and springy pastry and filled with apple, this classic pastry makes a heart-warming winter dessert.The strudel can be sold as a whole piece or portioned as appropriate – we cut each 27-inch strip into 12 portions. We sell ours at £1.80 a slice. *Apple Mix recipeMackle apple, chopped apples, cinnamon, raisins, lemon zest Method1 Make the strudel paste and leave in the fridge over-night. Seal with vegetable oil to avoid drying out2 Dust liberally with flour. Roll out the dough until very thin (1.5mm thick)3 Place a cloth or sheet on a table. Take the thin layer and stretch it further so it completely covers the work surface. Hint: use the back of your hands to avoid tearing the dough. Use two people.4 Gently (the dough is almost see-through at this stage) brush butter over the whole surface. Lay out a layer of sponge crumb about 9cm wide and about 5cm from the edge of the surface.5 Make a pile of apple mix along the length – we use a triangular mould 27 inches long – and leave a small gap between each one.6 Carefully lift over and encase the apple in the dough. And roll into a giant “sausage”.7 Tear off each section and tuck the ends in, so the apple is completely sealed8 Place on trays lined with silicon paper and brush with butter.9 Sprinkle liberally with icing sugar. It is now ready to bake.10 Bake at 250?C for 10-12 minutes. Finish off with icing. IngredientsStrudel paste, sponge crumbs, butter, apple mix*
Los Angeles Americana outfit Dawes has announced their new album. We’re All Gonna Die will come out on the band’s HUB Records on September 16th. The album features a ton of special guests, including Brittany Howard from the Alabama Shakes, Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Lucicus singer Holly Laessig, and an out-of-left-field appearance by Mandy Moore, who happens to be dating Dawes front man Taylor Goldsmith. Moore also appears in the music video for the album’s lead single, “When the Tequila Runs Out”. In a press release, Goldsmith had this to say about the new album: “These songs were all written in a very short period of time, very close together. In that sense, I feel like there was a consistency in mood and outlook our other records don’t have. Pretty much every song on this record explores a difficult situation and tries to find a way to find the good in it, or at least remind yourself that it’s not always that big of a deal. After all, as scary as it is, we are all gonna die.”Watch the music video for “When the Tequila Runs Out” below:Dawes have announced a full slew of fall tour dates to support the new album, and you can find those tour dates belowDawes 2016 Tour Dates:08/17 – New York, NY @ PBS Front and Center Taping08/20 – Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre At The Egg08/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Main Street Music08/23 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sound Garden08/25 – Nashville, TN @ Live On The Green Music Festival08/26 – Florence, AL @ Billy Reid Shindig08/28 – Tacoma, WA @ Cheneyville Music Festival08/29 – Seattle, WA @ Easy Street08/30 – Portland, OR @ Music Millennium08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba Berkeley09/15 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints 09/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery09/19 – New York, NY @ The McKittrick Hotel09/23 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight09/24 – Chicago, IL @ 312 Urban Block Party[H/T Consequence of Sound]
“It’s a big responsibility. It’s going to be a big challenge,” Abney said. “We’re not going to be able to solve all these problems overnight. It’s going to be kind of a grind to get the answers we need.”According to the 2011 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, peanuts were the third most profitable commodity, generating $586,414,003. Raymond Noblet is nuts about the newest addition to the University of Georgia Entomology family.Starting June 10, Mark Abney will man the peanut entomologist post at the UGA Tifton Campus. Abney, a native of Cochran, returns to his home state after more than a decade at North Carolina State where he worked as an entomology researcher and Extension specialist.“I think we’ve all known for a number of years that we desperately needed insect pest management support for the peanut industry,” said Noblet, head of the UGA entomology department in Athens, Ga. “I think Mark is a guy who will not only do this, but do it with excellence.”Abney arrived at N.C. State in 2001 as a Ph. D student. He was later hired as a researcher before assuming an Extension specialist role in 2007. He has been exclusively working with insects’ impact on vegetables. He says transitioning to peanuts shouldn’t be difficult.“The main thing is understanding the cropping systems and understanding the insects and their biologies, their life histories,” Abney said. “Then you develop control strategies based on those things.”Abney expressed excitement about his new position at UGA.“I think it’s a great opportunity for me, career wise to come down there and work in a system that really values applied agricultural research and has made a commitment to that line of work,” Abney said. Abney’s arrival at UGA means peanut farmers around the state will have an outlet to discuss concerns over insects, like the burrower bug. For several years, peanut producers have had major problems with the bug, which lives in the soil and feeds on kernels inside the pod. As Abney stated, the bug’s not in every field and not in fields every year, making it impossible to predict. Control strategies haven’t been worked out but are high on Abney’s list of priorities. He also plans to deal with other insects like the three cornered alfalfa hopper and spider mites.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The share of coal in the UK’s electricity system has fallen to record lows in recent months, according to government data. The figures show electricity generated by the UK’s most polluting power plants made up an average of 0.7% of the total in the second quarter of this year. The amount of coal used to power the electricity grid fell by almost two-thirds compared with the same months last year.A government spokesperson said coal-generated energy “will soon be a distant memory” as the UK moves towards becoming a net zero emissions economy. “This new record low is a result of our world-leading low-carbon energy industry, which provided more than half of our energy last year and continues to go from strength to strength as we aim to end our contribution to climate change entirely by 2050,” the spokesperson said.The UK electricity market is on track to phase out coal-fired power generation entirely by the government’s target date of 2025.This year three major energy companies have announced plans to close coal-fired power plants in the UK, which would leave only four remaining after the coming winter. RWE said this month it would close the Aberthaw B power station in south Wales, its last UK coal plant, after the winter. SSE will close the Fiddler’s Ferry plant near Warrington, Cheshire, in March 2020, and EDF Energy will shutter the Cottam coal plant in September.Meanwhile, the government’s data shows that renewable energy climbed by 12% from the second quarter of last year, boosted by the startup of the Beatrice windfarm in the Moray Firth in Scotland.More: Share of coal in U.K.’s electricity system falls to record lows Coal use in U.K. electric sector continues falling, drops below 1% in 2nd quarter
NZ Herald 23 Nov 2011There will be no sex expo in Hamilton under the current council’s watch. All but one Hamilton City councillor at yesterday’s strategy and policy meeting voted against hosting the R18 event at the new Claudelands Event Centre in March, amid accusations of trying to win votes after the V8 debacle cost the city almost $40 million.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10768050
0Shares0000The Premier League have welcomed Raheem Sterling’s offer to discuss racism in football © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – The Premier League has welcomed Raheem Sterling’s offer to help in the fight against racism after the Manchester City star called on the sport’s authorities to do more to tackle the problem.Sterling told the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival in New York this week that football’s current attempts to stamp out racism are not effective enough. The 24-year-old wants the introduction of stronger punishments when incidents occur, suggesting clubs whose fans are guilty of racism should be hit with points deductions.Sterling, who has emerged as a key voice in the campaign against racism, is keen to speak to the Football Association and Premier League to discuss his ideas.Premier League chiefs have responded by confirming they are ready to talk to the England winger and any other players with thoughts on the issue.“The Premier League and our clubs agree that while good work has been undertaken, more needs to be done to promote inclusion and diversity across football and to ensure BAME fans and players are supported,” a Premier League statement said on Thursday.“Raheem took part in our No Room for Racism campaign and we would welcome the opportunity to talk to him, and other players, about discrimination in football.“Developing our work in this area is a priority for the Premier League.”Sterling and several of his England team-mates endured racist chanting during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro in March.He was also allegedly abused by Chelsea fans in December and, speaking at the event, he said strong punishments are needed in order for the campaign to have a real impact.“Teams getting (points) deductions, teams getting kicked out. This is when people start taking it seriously,” he said.“If I go to a football game and I support Manchester United, for example, I don’t want to be the person that lets my team down by saying silly remarks in a stadium.“If you know your team is going to get deducted nine points and not win the league, you are not going to say these racist remarks even though you shouldn’t have it in your head.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)