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Ingredients for the syrup:

  • Honey: 3/4 cup
  • Butter or margarine: 1/2 cup
  • Ground cinnamon: 1/2 tsp

Ingredients for pancake:

  • Bisquick™ mix: 2 cups
  • Honey: 2 tbsp
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Egg: 1

Preparation:

Heat all syrup ingredients over low heat in 1-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally, until warm. Keep it warm. Heat the griddle or skillet over medium heat or electric griddle to 375°F. Grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening.

Stir all pancake ingredients until blended, in a medium bowl. For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until the edges are dry. Turn it and cook the other sides until golden. Garnish and serve with warm syrup.

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Accidents Health News

The life of Vincent Lambert (42), the severely brain-damaged French patient who became the centre of France’s right-to-die case, came to an end on Thursday.

His death occurred after the doctors removed his life supporting aids, says his family. Lambert had came up with a road accident in 2008 and had been suffering from severe brain damage after that accident. At the time of accident, he was just of age 32 and had recently become a father.

He was the subject of a long term legal war between his parents, who wanted to keep him alive, and his wife Rachel, who believes he should have the right to die with dignity.

“He is minimally conscious but he is not a vegetable”, said his mother. “Keeping him artificially alive and totally dependent? For him, that would be unacceptable”, said his wife.

The painless killing or so called Euthanasia is not legal in France. But the law allows the doctors to put the severely and terminally ill patients into deep sedation.

The issue of Lambert, apart from his own family, has been taken up by the whole country, with different opinions and street demonstrations.

His death was reportedly marked at 08:24 (06:24 GMT) on Thursday, nine days after his life aids were removed.

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Food Trending

Ingredients for the dough:

  • White wheat flour: 1.10 lbs
  • Milk: 2 cups
  • Salt: 2 tsp
  • Fresh yeast: 1 ounce
  • Sugar: 10 tsp
  • Melted butter: 10 tsp

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 beaten yolk of egg
  • Sesame seeds

Preparation:

Mix well all the ingredients for the dough into a large bowl. Leave the dough for about half an hour. The dough will now double in size. Make small buns using this dough and then gently make a hole inside it as to form in the shape of a Donut.

Put the bagels into an oiled baking tray, and add a beaten yolk on top, and sprinkle some sugar or sesame seeds. Bake it at 392 F for 20 min. When the Bublik gets a brownish color, switch the oven off and let it cool for about 15 minutes and serve.

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Health News

Germany and Netherlands are on toxic caterpillar infestations, whose tiny toxic hairs that spreads through wind causes severe allergic reactions and skin irritations in humans and pets.

This year’s mild winter and warm spring provided a good environment for the caterpillars to increase enormously in number. Firefighters, with flame torches and special vacuum cleaners, are trying to destroy nests of the invasive species, across Germany.

Late in July, these caterpillars are expected to turn into pupae and then the threat will be decreased.

The return of the Oak processionary moth caterpillars made the restaurants, swimming pools and schools across Germany to close.

The Western Ruhr region of Germany is a densely populated area and is severely affected by these caterpillars.

These caterpillars, of about 2-3cm (about one inch) are moving towards and spreading on the trees at night time. Specialists said that there will be around 700,000 hairs in a mature caterpillar, which will be spreading severely through winds. These contains an irritating toxin that causes itchy, blistering rashes, which may last for weeks.

Reports said that six people in the western city of Munster had to undergo eye operations to remove the caterpillar hair that got stuck on their corneas.

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Food Health Trending

Lets try some tasty and healthy Greek salad. Tzatziki – The Greek cucumber salad!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup full fat Greek (strained) yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • 3 medium cucumbers

Preparation:

Mix well all the ingredients except the cucumbers in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Slice the cucumbers very nicely and mix with the yogurt dressing, until all cucumbers are coated with the dressing. Garnish chopped fresh herbs and serve.

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Lifestyle News

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is quite famous where prostitutes offers their “services”, from behind a window. These ‘Window displays’ may come to an end soon, as Amsterdam’s mayor Femke Halsema has announced options to radically revamp this Red light district, including closing down brothels in the city centre.

Halsema has been trying to implement new rules in the city’s sex trade in two decades. This includes the banning of sex workers called ‘window workers’, standing in window-fronted rooms.

Halsema said that these new modifications in rules are as a part of protecting sex workers from gawping tourists and to combat a rise in human trafficking.

The prostitution will not be banned completely, she said. To the medias, she said, “I think a lot of the women who work there feel humiliated, laughed at and that’s one of the reasons we are thinking about changing”. The prostitution was legalised by Dutch government in 2000.

Four major modifications will be considered to be implemented. This includes: shutting down of the city centre brothels and shifting them to another place, reducing the number of brothels, ending of window displays and and stepping up the window workers’ licensing.

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Entertainment Food News Travel

In an award ceremony at Singapore, the Mirazur restaurant of France was awarded as the world’s No:1 restaurant. It is for the first time that Mirazur’s chef Mauro Colagreco and his dining room is achieving the first place. Previously the restaurant was having the third position.

The competition was organised by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant’s ‘salt-crusted beetroot with caviar cream’, is one among the world famous dishes, in which the vegetables are taken from its own garden. The restaurant is run by an Argentine chef.

Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco

The methodology of the awards, which started since 2002 has been questioned by some critics. The list of awards had been prepared on the basis of more than 1,000 culinary experts’s decisions.

Spain’s three restaurants had the top 10 positions. Restaurants of Denmark and Peru had two top 10 entries each.

William Reed Business Media, that published the World’s best 50 restaurants said that “Mirazur provided “the ultimate restaurant experience”.

They added that they are highly impressed by the “unrivalled views of the French Riviera, three levels of cascading vegetable gardens churning out the sweetest produce and a team of outrageously talented cooks and front-of-house staff”.

Reuters reports that Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco said that he felt like he “was in the sky”.

Check out the list of the top 10 restaurants:

  1. Mirazur, Menton – France
  2. Noma, Copenhagen -Denmark
  3. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe -Spain
  4. Gaggan, Bangkok -Thailand
  5. Geranium, Copenhagen -Denmark
  6. Central, Lima -Peru
  7. Mugaritz, San Sebastián -Spain
  8. Arpège, Paris -France
  9. Disfrutar, Barcelona -Spain
  10. Maido, Lima -Peru

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Food Trending

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 4 cups sliced onions
  • 4 cups sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 slices French bread
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese, diced
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Melt the butter with olive oil in a pot on medium heat. Add onions and continually stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions.

Add beef broth, sherry and thyme. Season it with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes. Heat the oven broiler.

Transfer the soup into bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each. Layer each slice of bread with a slice of provolone, 1/2 slice diced Swiss and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns slightly.

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Natural Disaster News Travel

A passenger has captured the moment a plane hit a severe pocket of turbulence, on Kosovo-Switzerland flight.

Media reports said that about ten people have been injured in the incident aboard the ALK Airlines flight from Pristina to Basel. A member of cabin crew had been thrown into the ceiling.

The video shows the frightened passengers crying and shouting and some others praying. This incident was just before 20 minutes, when the plane was to land.

Watch the Video !!

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Food

Tandoori Chai

Ingredients:

  • Milk: 2 cups
  • Water: 1/2 cup
  • Indian tea powder: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
  • Sugar for taste
  • Cardamom: 3-4 pcs
  • Small Clay pot

preparation:

Place the clay pot in medium flame and heat the whole pot for about 10 minutes. Keep changing the position of pot to heat it evenly. Meanwhile, heat a pan and add the milk and water into it.

Once the milk start boiling, prepare the tea by adding ginger, cardamom, 1 tbsp tea powder and 2 tbsp sugar in it and boil it for 2-3 minutes in low flame. When the tea is ready , remove it from the stove and stain it.

Increase the flame to high and heat the clay pot properly. Use tongs for holding pot. Once the clay pot is heated properly, gently put the hot clay pot into a pan. Now, pour the prepared hot tea into all over the clay pot.

Now a nice, smoky flavored smell will come. Now, carefully take out the clay pot and transfer the tea into another cups, preferably a clay cup. Serve hot!

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