Separate eggs. Rub the yolks with 300 g of sugar. Add the juice from the compote and put on low heat until the sugar dissolves (do not boil). Separately put gelatin in 200 ml of cold water, dissolve according to the instructions on the package and add over the yolks.
Beat the egg whites with the sugar (100 gr) and the vanilla sugar.
Whip the whipped cream, then form the final composition: cut the fruit into small cubes, mix the yolks with the egg whites, whipped cream, peel and lemon juice and pineapple.
Put the cake in a baking dish (with cling film). Put biscuits on the edge, cream and biscuits on top (preferably soaked in milk / syrup).
Leave to cool for 12 hours and then garnish.
Remembrance of things awry
I have the privilege of knowing some really world-class shopaholics, and they are an amazing breed & # 8230.
Putting aside the bottomless resources of these people, I have observed that megashopping, however pleasurable, is still a labor-intensive activity & # 8230
Unseen Taipan. & # 8220Shopping & # 8221 on the KKR / Kravis and Blackstone / Schwarzman level [in their heyday]. Juan de la Cruz buys clothes and shoes, He buys conglomerates and companies. Liquidity is never a problem. The most recent purchase was a large corporation based in China. He is private and low-key to the extreme. For all the money in the world [and perhaps to deflect the kidnappers], the family piles into one simple vehicle wherever they go in the city.
Oriental Publisher. A truly rich man, he bought a major hotel, had it completely renovated from top to bottom, but keeps it closed, reserving its use solely for his private functions. The unknown darling of the & # 8220Lladro & # 8221 Porcelain Company. He does not buy single figures, or even groups of figures. He buys, quite literally, whole towns of & # 8220Lladro & # 8221 figures. His Collection numbers in the thousands. But once in a while, he finds the pale colors of the porcelain quite restrained for his tastes, and has them sprayed with gold.
Emperor Kangxi. Shopping on a sublime level with Olympian taste. His kind of shopping is for multimillion-peso Filipino masterpiece paintings, magnificent antique furniture, ecclesiastical and domestic gold and silver, antique ivory. In short, Everything Filipino, the best of the best, rare, and very expensive goes to Him.
Great Mother. I have written so much about her that Everyone knows for certain that She is a certified megashopper. The very best stores in New York, London, and Paris, and even Hong Kong and Manila, are her playgrounds. To say She has dozens of Everything is an understatement. All sorts of precious objects, name it She has it, in multiples. As She herself said, with a puff from her solid gold tar guard: & # 8220The only things I haven & # 8217t shopped for are Men, but I think I should start sometime, don & # 8217t you think. & # 8221 * LOLSZ. *
Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty is No Great Beauty but She was born rich, married rich, divorced rich, remarried rich, and will in all probability die rich. Excellent Dress Sense. The most beautiful dresses [needless to say the most expensive] and the most beautiful shoes [also the most expensive] I have ever seen on a Filipina in Manila, barring Madame Imelda Romualdez-Marcos in her heyday, of course.
The Woman and Furniture. Like Sleeping Beauty, She was born rich, married rich, separated rich, and shacked up richrichrich. Dress Sense straight from the magazine ads. Looks like a walking & # 8220Chanel & # 8221 magazine ad, actually. Or & # 8220Dolce & amp Gabbana. & # 8221 Has every single thing to make one look fantastic: All the best and the most deathly expensive clothes, shoes, and bags. Frankly, A Looker.
Grand Don. He has to acquire something everyday or He will get sick. His recently-built & # 8220Little House & # 8221 in the legendary family spread sprawls over 1,000 square meters but it is still not enough to contain his myriad collections of paintings, sculpture, furniture, ecclesiastical art, silver, porcelain, crystal, and high kitsch .
Talleyrand. Born to Big Money, the scholarly and erudite gentleman grew up & # 8212 to quote the diplomat Valentine Lawford about Baroness Pauline de Rothschild in the Library of the Chateau Mouton & # 8212 & # 8220combining luxury with learning. & # 8221 From books, he branched out to objects of historical significance, and from there to rariora that exemplifies the best of everything in the History of the Philippines.
The Duchess. Like Grand Don, She also has to buy something everyday or She will get sick. Heaven have mercy on you if She takes a fancy on something you have, because She will summon Hell to get it. Has the incredible gift of Serendipity: What She wants appears out of the blue and She is able to buy, acquire, or simply grab it for herself.
NY Doctor. & # 8220A Diamond a Day keeps Boredom Away & # 8221 is her motto. She is a constant presence in the jewelry stores of Manila and the jewelry salesmen are a constant presence in her home. Has & # 8220ballroom dancing & # 8221 soirees in her posh apartment so she can wear her big diamonds without fear of them falling and getting lost. Takes her lucky dance instructors & # 8212 the handsome, straight ones & # 8212 on luxury Mediterranean, Aegean, and Caribbean cruises. But no affairs & # 8212 the widow is in love only with her jewelry, Euro placements, and Manhattan properties.
Governor. She likes Everything and will buy Everything.
Old Guard Banker. Belonging to a venerable Spanish mestizo family whose vast fortune [and arts and antiques collection] underwent the vicissitudes of time. He buys the most beautiful and expensive Filipino colonial antiques and artifacts in an admirable effort to replace his family & # 8217s lost legacies. It is through him that the cycle of wealth has returned to the family.
Violetta Valery. Unlike the original & # 8220La Traviata & # 8221 story, this Violetta Valery & # 8217s Alfredo Germont has provided handsomely for her. But how long will it last.
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New Starts by aurora_chiroptera
Fandoms: Shadowhunters (TV), The Shadowhunter Chronicles - All Media Types
Even with the Institutes closed following the Revised Accords 15 years ago, Magnus still found he had to deal with the Clave more than he liked. But when Alexander Lightwood shows up at his door in need of a place to lay low and work on starting a new life, he finds little reason to say no.
In a world where the Downworld rebelled and won, Magnus is High Warlock of NYC and Alec was his contact within Idris to smuggle out captured downworlders. But when Alec needs to flee the Clave, Magnus finds himself with three unexpected roommates. Luckily, the kids seem to get along.
Or, I made an AU just to write a fic that is 90% single parent fluff and 10% to say Fuck the Clave.
Valentine's Day Diploma Cake - Recipes
The diplomat cake is a classic delight. He represents elegance.
This is not a cake recipe, it is a score for a symphony, a symphony for the taste buds, the performance hall is the icing on the cake, the instruments and performers are the fruit. The conductor is the Charlotte cream that highlights the best of his performers.
We at Tort Design love this recipe and appreciate it at its true value. We use as many fresh fruits as possible, the best in the world. As fruits in temperate and subtropical areas have their season, the fruit mix used in the cake can vary depending on the month we are in.
We warmly recommend this cake to fruit lovers and not only to them.
Classic Charlotte cream with a mix of tropical and local fruits as fresh as compote, placed on a homemade pandispan top.
The cake is decorated with quality jelly-covered fruit imported from Italy. The edge is decorated with a mixture of cream from natural cow's milk and the finest Belgian Callebaut chocolate.
Iranian diplomat convicted of planning attack on opposition
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) - An Iranian diplomat identified as an undercover secret agent was convicted Thursday in Belgium of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in France and sentenced to 20 years in prison, a legal outcome that infuriated Tehran.
A Belgian court rejected the Vienna-based official's claim of diplomatic immunity. The official, Assadollah Assadi, contested the charges and refused to testify during his trial last year, invoking his diplomatic status. He did not attend Thursday's hearing at the Antwerp courthouse.
Prosecutors had requested the maximum prison sentence of 20 years on charges of attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.
Defense lawyer Dimitri De Beco said Assadi would likely decide to appeal the verdict and sentence. Three other defendants were also found guilty and received lengthy jail sentences after the court ruled that they belonged to the same network.
During the trial, lawyers for the plaintiffs and representatives of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq opposition group, or MEK, claimed without offering evidence that the diplomat set up the attack on direct orders from Iran’s highest authorities. Tehran has denied having a hand in the plot.
A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, condemned the court decisions and said Iran did not recognize the sentence because it considers the Belgian proceedings against Assadi to have been illegal.
The court in Antwerp rejected Assadi & # 8217s claims of individual immunity and said the case did not violate state immunity principles since neither Iran nor an Iranian security service stood trial.
In its ruling, it made clear Iran was not on trial, but insisted the quartet of defendants were members of a cell operating for Iran’s intelligence services gathering information about the opposition group to identify targets and set up an attack.
Assadi’s conviction comes at a critical time and has the potential to embarrass his country as U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration weighs whether to join the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Iran also said last month it expects Washington to lift economic sanctions that former President Donald Trump imposed on the country after pulling America out of the atomic deal in 2018.
The European Union centered its reaction on Assadi specifically and did not draw in Iran as a nation. “The acts committed by this person are completely unacceptable. That’s a fact. The other aspect I can add is that the person in question is already on the EU counter-terrorism list, & # 8221 said EU spokesman Peter Stano.
The Belgian government said the ruling stood on its own, separated from diplomacy and international relations.
“What matters is that today the justice system has ruled on facts of terrorism and made a clear statement about it. And it must be able to do that in complete independence. Otherwise, we will no longer live in a constitutional state, ”said Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne.
On June 30, 2018, Belgian police officers tipped off by intelligence services about a possible attack against the annual meeting of the MEK, stopped a couple traveling in a Mercedes car. In their luggage, they found 550 grams of the unstable TATP explosive and a detonator.
Belgium’s bomb disposal unit said the device was of professional quality. It could have caused a sizable explosion and panic in the crowd, estimated at 25,000 people, that had gathered that day in the French town of Villepinte, north of Paris.
Among dozens of prominent guests at the rally that day were Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani Newt Gingrich, former conservative speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.
Assadi was arrested a day later in Germany and transferred to Belgium. The court said since Assadi was on vacation at the time of his arrest - and not in Austria, where he was accredited - he was not entitled to immunity.
A note from Belgium’s intelligence and security agency seen by The Associated Press identified him as an officer of Iran’s intelligence and security ministry who operated undercover at the Iranian Embassy in Austria. Belgium’s state security officers said he worked for the ministry’s so-called Department 312, the directorate for internal security, which is on a European Union list of organizations the EU regards as terrorist groups.
Prosecutors identified Assadi as the alleged “operational commander” of the planned attack and accused him of recruiting the couple - Amir Saadouni and Nasimeh Naami - years earlier. Both were of Iranian heritage.
Saadouni was sentenced to 15 years in prison while Naami received an 18-year prison term.
According to the investigation, Assadi carried the explosives to Austria on a commercial flight from Iran and later handed the bomb over to the pair during a meeting at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Luxembourg. The ruling confirmed that the explosives were made and tested in Iran.
The fourth defendant, Mehrdad Arefani, was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran is a part of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, an exiled Iranian opposition group largely based in Albania and Paris.
It was formed in 1965 by college students who embraced both Marxism and Islamic governance while seeking to overthrow the ruling shah. They’ve been blamed for killing Americans in the 1970s and later assassinations and bombings, attacks in which the group now denies being involved.
They were pushed out of Iran in the wake of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, then joined Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in battling Iran, becoming incredibly unpopular in their country. The group has sought to rehabilitate its image in recent years, paying tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to American politicians. The MEK says it renounced violence in 2001.
The organization’s leader, Maryam Rajavi, welcomed the ruling and reasserted her claims that Assadi & # 8217s plot had been approved by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
"The time has come for the European Union to take action, & # 8221 she said, urging EU countries to recall their ambassadors from Tehran in light of the ruling.
Amir Vahdat in Tehran, Angela Charlton in Paris, Raf Casert in Brussels and Jon Gambrell in Dubai contributed to this report.
Valentine's Day Diploma Cake - Recipes
It is the classic recipe with eggs, gelatin and cream, which I adapted for a round tray with a diameter of 28 cm. A cool, delicious and full of fruit cake!
300 g sugar,
20 g gelatin,
400 ml of milk,
500 ml liquid bottle,
2 oranges, 2 kiwis, 1 banana, 300 g pitted white grapes.
A simple sponge top.
200 ml liquid cream,
1 tablespoon powdered sugar,
2 kiwis, thin slices,
Method of preparation:
Beat the eggs lightly, as for the omelet, mix with the milk and sugar. Make a pudding on a sea bath, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Allow to cool.
Cut the fruit into cubes, possibly cover with cling film, so as not to change color.
Dissolve the gelatin in 150 ml of cold water, then dilute in a sea bath. Be careful not to boil! Pour the diluted gelatin into the cooled egg cream.
Beat the cream and mix with the cooled egg cream.
Lovers' Cold Brew
- Great cold drink
- Add two pumpkins of raspberry syrup
- Add two pumpkins of white chocolate sauce with mocha
- Add cold foam with the strawberry puree mixed in
- Countertop with chocolate curls
After $ 2.10 in changes, plus $ 40 in tax, this drink went up to $ 6.15, which is not reasonable for multiple complementary components. After I ordered, the employee informed me that the chocolate curls are a winter topping, so I am around until supplies run out. Fortunately, the store had some, but if yours is not, I recommend you finish the contour with a mouthful of mocha.
Related: Starbucks customers swear by cold medicine ball drink
Although almost every person who ordered the drink from The Leaf Rakers liked it, our office was a bit more mixed-minded. However, I thought it was tasty and, to my surprise, not too sweet. The best part of the refreshment was the cold strawberry flavored foam and I would recommend asking for a plus.
The pink color with the aromas of chocolate and strawberries are ideal for Valentine's Day, but you can order this drink any day of the year. (Except for the curls, of course.) But if you're looking for an affordable treat for you or your sweetness on Friday, this option is a delicious choice.