• I discovered who Q is!

    Many of you might have heard about Qanon, which was started by the mysterious Q.
    I was late to hear about this earth shattering piece of information, but once I learned about it I kept hearing about it again and again, even heard president Trump being asked about it.

    But an hour ago I figured it out. I know who Q is!

    Most Americans won’t recognize this. Australians and Israelis that watched TV kids shows in the 70’s will recognize it right away. I’ll give them a clue. Ask Jeremiah Quizzle.

    The Lost Islands, an Australian TV show (Wiki) had the mysterious almighty Q ! That’s it! Here he is:

    So now we know. exciting.


  • ENOUGH WITH THE CENSORSHIP

    PLEASE SHARE.
    THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL PLAY. THIS IS ABOUT FREE SPEECH.
    WE CAN ALL FORM OUR OWN OPINIONS, JUDGE AND DECIDE OURSELVES.
    INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED TO US, AND NOT CONTROLLED BY “BIG BROTHERS”.

    Social media and news venues should not censor items or block whoever is sharing information just because of their opinions or political views/affiliation.

    They should not control the information we get, share or write.

    Unfortunately, most do, and since last week they did so abruptly, especially Facebook, Twitter, NYT, CNN, CBS, NBC, even NPR and many others.

    The news item censored, which is still not reported on most of these “news” venues and blocked on the main social media venues, was published by the New York Post, the 4th largest newspaper in the US, founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton.

    This is the link to the article. Please share and forward this message just for sake of free speech. You can comment it’s fake. You can comment it’s real. BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO READ, SHARE AND COMMENT and not be controlled by anyone.

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/


  • Korean inspired port belly

    OK, so maybe it’s not that kosher. But it is so good!

    Korean inspired pork belly
    Korean inspired pork belly

    The basic recipe is real simple. I just added some seasoning and modified quantities to how I like it. Other than the salt, sugar and black pepper, spices are optional.

    Ingredients

    • Pork Belly slab, skinless, but with the fat layer. As small or large as you want.
    • The following is per pound of pork:
      • 1/2 tbs salt
      • 1 tbs sugar
      • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
      • 1 pinch of Habanero pepper (or Cayenne)
      • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
      • 1/4 tsp granulated onion

    mix all spices together. If you have a big enough Ziploc bag for the pork put it and the spices in the bag, close it and work it all until the pork is covered with the spice mix. Optionally, just dry rub the pork all over.

    Place in the fridge, covered, overnight.

    Place on a roasting pan, 450f, for 30 minutes. Lower to 275f and let cook for two more hours.

    Now for the hard part. Let it cool down. Don’t eat it! I know, not easy. Sometimes you gotta cheat. It smells and looks too good. OK, have a tiny piece, but it will be even harder not to keep eating!

    One it cooled down to room  temperature, wrap it in plastic and let it cool in the fridge for a few hours. Then you can take it out, slice it, warm it, fry it, cube it etc.

    In the picture it shows how it looks like relatively thick sliced. I served it with green peas and quick pickled carrots, red bell pepper and apple. I’m getting hungry.

     


  • Sangria repost

    I’m reposting this with pictures from the latest batch I made for the Superbowl. I had some blueberries and Asian pear (pealed). I used wine in a box ’cause it was the cheapest. I also used a tiny can of ginger-ale and little less sugar. ’twas good!  I still have a bit left (I had to hide it) if you’re around.

    Sangria is delicious, easy to drink, refreshing and as you can understand I really like it.

    I usually make 3-4 gallons, so here I reduced the amounts to make about half a gallon. Multiply as needed, and always make more than you think you’ll need, it goes fast…

    Sangria. OpineAway.com
    Sangria

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 litter (2 bottles) of red wine, the cheapest you can buy. Any red wine will do. No, really. Boxed wine is great, usually burgundy is the cheapest.
    • 1.5 cups Triple sec liqueur. Don’t bother to do this without it. No need to go fancy with Cointreau.
    • 3 cups (at least) of ¼” cut cubes of mixed fruits. I usually use peaches, apples (mix Granny Smith and Fuji/Gala), oranges (peel first), plum, grapes, strawberries.
    • Optional ½ cup blueberries, smashed a bit.
    • 1 cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed from 3 oranges is best).
    • 1 cup of sprite, 7up or ginger ale.
    • Juice squeezed from half a lime and half a lemon.
    • 2 tbsp of sugar (or sugar in the raw).

    Mix it all in a big glass or plastic container. Place in the fridge for 24 hours (this is a must). Enjoy.

    Sangria in the making, and "cooking" in the fridge.
    Sangria in the making, and “cooking” in the fridge.

  • Almond Flat Bread (carbs, gluten and can be dairy free)

    Almond Bread (carbs, gluten and can be dairy free)
    Almond Bread (carbs, gluten and can be dairy free)

    Cutting on carbs, I wanted to have avocado on a piece of bread. So I made bread (sort of) from almond meal. It’s quick to make and came out great. It’s gluten free and if using oil and not butter also dairy free.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp butter, melted (can substitute with avocado oil or olive oil, but why?)
    • 1/4 cup of water
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cups almond meal
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • A pinch of black pepper
    • A pinch of turmeric
    • Optional 2 tblsp crushed dehydrated tomatoes and jalapeño pepper.

    Mix butter, water and egg, add all other ingredients and let stand for five minutes.

    Heat toaster oven to 350f.

    Butter (or oil) an 8″x11″ toaster oven flat pan. Spread mix over the whole pan evenly. It’s a bit sticky, so wet or oil the back side of a big tablespoon and use it to spread it out.

    Bake at 350f/convection for 15 minutes. Let cool a bit and cut into half bread slice size pieces on the pan, then release them from the pan.


  • Sangria

    Sangria is delicious, easy to drink, refreshing and as you can understand I really like it.

    I usually make 3-4 gallons, so here I reduced the amounts to make about half a gallon. Multiply as needed, and always make more than you think you’ll need, it goes fast…

    Sangria. OpineAway.com
    Sangria

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 litter (2 bottles) of red wine, the cheapest you can buy. Any red wine will do. No, really. Boxed wine is great, usually burgundy is the cheapest.
    • 1.5 cups Triple sec liqueur. Don’t bother to do this without it. No need to go fancy with Cointreau.
    • 3 cups (at least) of ¼” cut cubes of mixed fruits. I usually use peaches, apples (mix Granny Smith and Fuji/Gala), oranges (peel first), plum, grapes, strawberries.
    • Optional ½ cup blueberries, smashed a bit.
    • 1 cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed from 3 oranges is best).
    • 1 cup of sprite, 7up or ginger ale.
    • Juice squeezed from half a lime and half a lemon.
    • 2 tbsp of sugar (or sugar in the raw).

    Mix it all in a big glass or plastic container. Place in the fridge for 24 hours (this is a must). Enjoy.


  • I’m one of many

    My mother is a Holocaust survivor. Her story, as unique and terrible as it is, is unfortunately one of so many.

    My mother’s entire family was murdered by the Nazis. The only survivor other than my mother was her uncle. When troubles in Europe just began, her uncle was “crazy” enough to immigrate to Israel from Lvov, Poland.  His sister (my grandmother) and the rest of the family were captured and killed.

    One of the only photos of my gradparents and two brothers before the war.
    One of the only photos of my grandparents and two brothers in the happy days before the war.

    Before my grandparents were killed they smuggled my one year old mother out of the ghetto. She was brought up Christian by their Polish housekeeper, who was paid by my grandparents and then by my mom’s uncle, to keep my mother safe and  to hand her over after the war.

    My mother, after being “delivered” to a Jewish organization by the polish housekeeper, spent some time in an orphanage in France and then was brought to Israel, as countless other orphan kids were. Her uncle, serving at the time in the Israeli Navy, supported her.

    My mom’s story has of course a lot more to it, and there are so many others that went through such horrible events, and millions more that did not survive, and their stories will never be told.

    I’m one of many. One of many children of holocaust survivors.

    For me, growing up, it was a fact. The fact that my mother never knew her parents was to me as a kid, just that, a fact. But of course it is not. It is a life that was dictated to her and to us by twisted minds who committed horrible acts against humanity.

    Ours is one of many stories that need to be remembered.

    The Holocaust is a part of history that must be taught, learned and remembered.  And it must always serve as a warning of what can happen when extremists and fanatics are not stopped with swift action and determination by the rest of the world. Too little too late results in horrific consequences.

    In Israel, every year on the annual Holocaust Memorial Day, a siren sounds and the entire country stops in memory of  all those who were murdered by the Nazis. Schools, highways, work places, hospitals – every single person stands up in silence and solidarity. I believe that remembering these events is so important globally, that Holocaust Memorial Day should not only be universal, but that everywhere around the globe every person will take one moment of their time to remember those who were lost, and to reflect on the horrific events that lead to it.

    Never forget.


  • Obummer

    I rest my case regrading Obama. The below quote from a news piece, relating to the video release showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant,  reflects it all:

    “Obama was briefed on the video while aboard Air Force One as he jetted from Washington to Martha’s Vineyard to resume his vacation.”

    Aboard Air Force One to resume his vacation? Global terror, beheaded American, hostage situation, riots in the US, not mentioning the economy situation, medical insurance disaster, and Putin cracking up with laughter every time someone says “Obama”. And the president? He’s going back to resume his vacation. Sorry to interrupt you El Presidente. I hope the water in Massachusetts are not too cold.

    Actually, I take it back. I hope you’ll freeze your butt.

    Regardless of political views. NeObama . www.OpineAway.com
    Regardless of political views. NeObama . www.OpineAway.com