Nikkei Opens Higher On Monday, March 1st
Reuters: Nikkei rises 0.2 pct on Wall St; metal stocks up
"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." - Yogi Berra
Over the last five years, 600 scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sifted through thousands of studies about global warming published in forums ranging from scientific journals to industry publications and distilled the world’s accumulated knowledge into this conclusion: “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal.”Real Climate: Beginner's Start Here
So do Idaho's lawmakers think they're hypocrites?
Emphatically no, said Republican Sen. Mike Crapo, who along with Simpson trumpeted the millions of dollars in funding for the Idaho National Laboratory, money that's created jobs and helped keep eastern Idaho's economy afloat in an otherwise bleak period for the state.
"I said at the outset that spending $800 billion in the short term would generate some economic activity that would not have otherwise been generated," Crapo said. "But that long term, the drag of that debt. If you take the amount of benefit that's being calculated out there and then offset against the amount of debt that's out there that each individual in America will pick up as well in the future, well, I'm not sure that the balance is justifiable. In fact, I'm quite confident that it is not."
Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. Their use dates back to more than 3000 B.C...Nutrition Data: Capers, canned
The good: This food is very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Niacin, Calcium and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Copper.Puttanesca Sauce
The bad: This food is very high in Sodium.
1 large (28 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, halved
5 anchovy filets, chopped
4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 can chopped black olives; or better chopped jarred black olives
3 Tablespoons capers, drained
2 Tablespoons dried parsley, chopped
1/2 to 1 small red chili pepper, chopped
salt, to taste
1 lb spaghetti or any pasta you prefer
As is, this recipe provides 4 portions.
Set the pasta water to boil. Then follow package instructions to boil your pasta;
of course, allow less boiling time for 'al dente'
Make sure you have olives, parsley and capers left for the end to be used for presentation.
In a deep saucepan lightly cook the garlic until brown, in hot oil. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes
Add all the anchovies, crush well with a fork.
Mix in the tomatoes, olives, capers and the chili, cook over medium high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the parsley and cook the sauce a little more.
Put the ready and drained pasta in the pan, top with the sauce and toss pasta to coat.
Now, sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley. source
A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.
Americans consume 42 tons of Aspirin per day.
Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.
Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing Heroin in 1898.
Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.
Cheerios cereal was originally called Cheerioats.
Chewing gum was patented in 1869 by William Semple.
Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two medicinal ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formula, it's hard to know.
Cocaine used to be sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s.
During the Prohibition, at least 1565 Americans died from drinking bad liquor, hundreds were blinded, and many were killed in bootlegger wars. Federal agents and the Coast Guard made 75,000 arrests per year.
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, "Intolerance." He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
For two years, during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called "Growing Up Skipper". Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.
Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators, where it was first developed.
Hershey's Kisses are called that, because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.
The ball-point pen was invented by two hungarian brothers: Georgo and Lazlo Biro.
If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom, over and over again.
In 1965, LBJ enacted a law requiring cigarette manufacturers to put health warnings on their packages.
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting out advertising space on his cows.
In 4000 BC Egypt, men and women wore glitter eye shadow made from the crushed shells of beetles. Men and women walked around topless, and marriages between brothers and sisters were not uncommon in the Royal families. Cleopatra was married to her older brother, until he drowned in the Nile. Then she married her 11-year-old younger brother.
In the 1700s, European women achieved a pale complexion by eating "Arsenic Complexion Wafers", which contained the actual poison.source
“It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.” - Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” - Ovid
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time” - John Lubbock
Senate reform, however, could have no better friend than Bunning. Last year, ending the filibuster was a quixotic blogger obsession. Now it's the subject of a petition by the Senate majority whip. Former Republican majority leader Bill Frist says his colleagues are "overdoing" the filibuster. This is how change begins, and without Bunning making clear exactly what the problem is, it would be impossible. sourceHere is some of Bunning's Senate voting record and yes, he did vote for the Bush tax cuts.
CNN: Jobless benefits start ending on Sunday* 2005 -- Voted WITH the credit-card industry on the bankruptcy bill.
* 2005 -- Voted WITH oil companies by giving them more tax breaks.
* 2006 -- Voted FOR higher deficits by extending the Bush Tax Cuts.
* 2007 -- Voted AGAINST children by opposing S-CHIP.
* 2008 -- Voted AGAINST helping people facing foreclosure.
* 2009 -- Voted AGAINST women by opposing the Ledbetter Act.
* 2009 -- Voted AGAINST children again by opposing S-CHIP.* 2010 -- Voted AGAINST reducing the debt by opposing the Debt Commission source
Starting Monday, the jobless will no longer be able to apply for federal unemployment benefits or the COBRA health insurance subsidy.
...the jobless will now stop getting checks once they run out of their state benefits or current tier of federal benefits.
...Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., prevented the $10 billion measure from passing, saying it needs to be paid for first.
...1.2 million workers who will lose benefits in March...
The principal causes of the “perfect economic storm” that broke in the fall of 2008 were (1) the dramatic increases in economic inequality which made the system less stable as well as less fair, and (2) the reckless deregulation of the financial sector. Both trends began in earnest with President Reagan in 1980, continued under Bush I and Clinton, and accelerated during Bush II. These trends were the result of a steady increase in corporate power, and the power of mega financial corporations in particular, and a dramatic decrease in the countervailing power of workers, consumers, and governments.
1. Large inequalities of income and wealth are not only unfair, they also increase the likelihood of economic crises for the simple reason that more of the income of the wealthy is not automatically turned into consumption demand. The poorer you are the more likely you are to spend what little income you have relatively quickly, and thereby provide adequate demand for all that was produced. The richer you are the more likely you are not to consume all your income. Unless the savings of the wealthy are successfully channeled into spending on goods and services by someone else, the demand for goods in general will fall short of the supply. When this happens businesses unable to sell all they are producing cut back on production and lay off workers, which of course, further aggravates the problem. This self-reinforcing, downward spiral is what we are now experiencing, more strongly than at any time since the Great Depression eighty years ago.
For now the only way to stem the downward recessionary spiral is for government to spend more than it collects in taxes – a lot more!
Yes, this means we need a big government budget deficit right now. Bigger deficit now…. Good. Smaller deficit now…. Bad.
Republicans raise concerns about fiscal deficits for opportunistic reasons. They showed no concern over massive deficits caused by tax cuts for the wealthy and increases in military spending and corporate welfare during the Bush Presidency—even when the economy was not in dire need of fiscal stimulus. Clearly they are hypocrites to raise deficits as a reason we cannot afford a massive fiscal stimulus now when the economy desperately needs one.
The many Liberals and ordinary people who express and support concern over budget deficits badly mistake their own as well as the national interest and fall into the Republican trap by doing so.
...no GOP presidential contender would now dream of acknowledging that human beings are warming the planet.
...you could fill the Superdome with climate-change research data...
Every major scientific body in the world has produced reports confirming the peril. All 15 of the warmest years on record have come in the two decades that have passed since 1989.
...virtually every glacier on the planet is, in fact, busily melting.
The climate deniers come with a few built-in advantages. Thanks to Exxon Mobil and others with a vested interest in debunking climate-change research, their “think tanks” have plenty of money, none of which gets wasted doing actual research to disprove climate change. It’s also useful for a movement to have its own TV network, Fox, though even more crucial to the denial movement are a few rightwing British tabloids which validate each new “scandal” and put it into media play.
Their (climate change deniers) success can be credited significantly to the way they tap into the main currents of our politics of the moment with far more savvy and power than most environmentalists can muster. They’ve understood the popular rage at elites. They’ve grasped the widespread feelings of powerlessness in the U.S., and the widespread suspicion that we’re being ripped off by mysterious forces beyond our control.
Anyone who works seriously on the science soon realizes that we know more than enough to start taking action, but less than we someday will.
By the way, if you think there’s a scam underway, you’re right -- and to figure it out just track the money going in campaign contributions to the politicians doing the bidding of the energy companies. Inhofe, the igloo guy? Over a million dollars from energy and utility companies and executives in the last two election cycles. You think Al Gore is going to make money from green energy? Check out what you get for running an oil company.
...February's non-farm payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department will be the main event as job losses continue to give investors reason to question the sustainability of the economy's recovery."If that number (February's non-farm payrolls) comes in weak, it really confirms the strong unemployment claims data we've seen. If it comes a little bit better, it would indicate maybe we're creating jobs at a fast enough pace to offset the claims..."
“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” - Flora Whittemore
“Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.” - anon.
“Change is the only constant” - anon.
The first came earlier this week when the House overwhelming approved stripping health insurance companies of their antitrust exemption. The next could permit children to remain on their parents' insurance policies through their mid to late 20s.
Passing any legislation, though, will be difficult; not only because of centrist hesitation, but also because it's unlikely that Senate Democrats can muster the 60 votes that are needed to cut off debate.
...data showed the economy grew a tad better than expected in the fourth quarter.
"I'd like the Republicans to do a little soul-searching and find out are there some things that you'd be willing to embrace that get to this core problem of 30 million people without health insurance," Obama said at the conclusion...
"I don't know, frankly, whether we can close that gap," he added. "If we can't, then I think we've got to go ahead and some make decisions, and then that's what elections are for."
The country "will understand the president has done everything humanly possible to work this out," said Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii. "What the president has done is put himself in a position where even his harshest critics will say he's reached out to find cooperation."
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" - Katherine Hepburn
"No, you never get any fun out of the things you haven't done." - Ogden Nash
...investors sought to build on the optimism that started to emerge towards the end of the previous session.Reuters: Futures slightly higher, economy in focus
The Commerce Dept will release its second estimate of fourth-quarter gross domestic product at 8:30 a.m.
His tap water catches fire.Q and A from the director of 'Gasland' which shows fracking -
Fracking is used to access natural gas and oil reserves buried thousands of feet below the ground. Companies like Halliburton drill down vertically, then send the shaft horizontally, crossing many small, trapped veins of gas and oil. Explosive charges are then set off at various points in the drill shaft, causing what Fox calls “mini-earthquakes.” These fractures spread underground, allowing the gas to flow back into the shaft to be extracted. To force open the fractures, millions of gallons of liquid are forced into the shaft at very high pressure.
The high-pressure liquids are a combination of water, sand and a secret mix of chemicals. Each well requires between 1 million and 7 million gallons of the fluid every time gas is extracted. Drillers do not have to reveal the chemical cocktail, thanks to a slew of exemptions given to the industry, most notably in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which actually granted the fracking industry a specific exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Scene 4: The Opposite of Feng Shui
My wife practices a discipline I call “The Opposite of Feng Shui.” It is the art of placing as many obstacles in my path as possible. It is a strict discipline, and she practices it religiously.
If I need to open a container, there will be heavy items stacked on top of it. If I need to walk through a narrow hallway, there will be a laundry basket or chair in my way.
She calls out “Are you OK?” if she hears a thump followed by my muffled cry of pain. “I’m fine,” I always reply. “I just bumped into something.”
Her discipline dictates that tables and chairs are to be arranged so that I must zigzag around them. Books, instead of standing upright in our bookcase, are to be stacked in tall, unsteady piles. Through the magic of The Opposite of Feng Shui, the book I seek will invariably be at the bottom of the pile.
There is an end table with three drawers where she keeps various essentials like checkbooks, batteries, and pencils. She keeps the top drawer stuffed with more items than can fit, and so it cannot close all the way. I can’t get to the second or third drawer without first removing the entire top drawer, as if I were appraising the table for Antiques Roadshow.
She leaves her shoes and boots against the wall behind our front door, so the door won’t open all the way, and I must edge sideways into my own house like a ghost crab. She also hangs coats back there. If I arrive home with an armful of packages and manage to open the door, it bounces softly against the coats and shoes, and closes back on me.
She recently attained the rank of Master of the Opposite of Feng Shui. This means I can barely make a move now without walking into something and bruising myself.
She has attained perfection.
...anticipating high unemployment for years to come.
...anticipate a U.S. growth rate this year of 3 percent to 3.5 percent, and next year between 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent.
...participants expect the unemployment rate to decline only slowly, to a range of roughly 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent by the end of 2012...
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” - anon.
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” - Winnie the Pooh
“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” - Mark Twain
A report on weekly jobless claims is due out at 8:30 a.m. ET.Reuters: Stock futures lower after Greece downgrade fears
...as investors refocused their attention on Greece's woes.
...rating agencies said they may downgrade Greece's sovereign debt...
Bernanke resumes his testimony on Capitol Hill today.
Used extensively in Italian and Chinese cooking, it is not as popular in the United States but is gaining popularity. The stems are generally uniform in size (hence cook evenly) and need not be peeled. Clean it as you would other greens, removing the bottom portion of the stems which appear tough (sometimes the stems are tougher than other times depending on the age of the rapini). They stems can be removed up to where the leaves begin, and sautéed before adding the leaves to the pan. This vegetable is a source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium. Rapini is available all year long, but its peak season is from fall to spring.Food Network: Braised Broccoli Rabe
* 2 bunches broccoli rabe, stems trimmed and washed
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 4 ounces pancetta or mortadella, finely chopped
* 6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 1/2 cup stock
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli rabe and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add pancetta and saute for 4 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant. Do not allow the garlic to brown. Add the broccoli rabe and stock, partially cover the pan and cook until the greens are tender, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, if necessary. Serve hot or warm, with some of the cooking liquid ladled over the top.
...raise premiums by as much as 39 percent on hundreds of thousands of Californians.
"How much profit is enough?"
"Have you no shame?"
...about 15 percent of the company's more than 800,000 individual-policy subscribers to drop their coverage this year because of the premium hikes.
Since 2002, the cost of living has risen 23 percent, while health insurance premiums have increased 117 percent...
... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. - Alex Carey
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through. - Alexis de Tocqueville
That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing -- the truly democratic thing about it -- is that you don't even have to be a player to lose. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for the first of two days of testimony before lawmakers.Reuters: Futures edge higher as Bernanke awaited
The Fed chief is expected to discuss economic and monetary policy.
...Bernanke was not likely to say anything that will alter the Fed's promise to keep interest rates low for an extended period, predicting the market would gain today as a result.
The first type is volatile oil components-including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. The second type is flavonoids-including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.Food Network: Parsley Salad
Parsley's volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke).
* 4 ounces (about 2 quarts) Italian parsley
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons lemon zest
* 6 tablespoons walnut oil
* 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
* 1 teaspoon honey
* Salt and freshly ground pepper
* 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Wash and dry the parsley. Pick the leaves, and set aside. Discard the stems.
In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest, walnut oil, sesame oil, honey, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the parsley and sesame seeds and toss to combine. Allow the salad to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving so that flavors meld.
The survey, found that over the last 12 months, a third (33%) of African Americans 45+ had problems paying rent or mortgage, and 44% had problems paying for essential items, such as food and utilities. Nearly twice as many African Americans 45+ lost a job than the general population (18% vs. 10%), and almost one in four (23%) lost their employer-sponsored health insurance.
“I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them.” - Noam Chomsky
“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.” - Thomas Jefferson
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index comes out at 9 a.m. ET. That's followed by a report on consumer confidence at 10 a.m. ET.Reuters: Stock futures fall after German business index drops
...a key index of German business sentiment fell unexpectedly...
Home Depot swung to a fourth-quarter profit versus a loss a year ago.
Joblessness has climbed to 19 percent in Spain, the highest in the euro zone, after the collapse of a housing bubble. But here in Cádiz, it is at a staggering 29 percent — and has been in double digits for decades.
These small fish swim in large schools and are related to shads, herrings and menhadens. Much of the world's sardine catch is used for baitfish, fishmeal and fish oil, although some is canned or sold fresh.NOAA: Pacific Sardine
Sardines are very high in selenium and vitamin B12 and high in calcium, niacin, and phosphorus, but they are also high in cholesterol.Epicurious: Spaghetti with Sardines, Dill and Fried Capers
Sardines may live as long as 14 years, but 90% of the population consists of fish younger than six years of age.
Sardines eat plankton.
* 1 pound spaghetti
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup drained capers, patted dry
* 2 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs (from a baguette)
* 1/2 cup chopped dill
* 2 to 3 (3 3/4-ounces) cans sardines in olive oil
* 4 garlic cloves
Cook spaghetti in a pasta pot of well- salted boiling water until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Fry capers until they "bloom" and are just a shade darker, about 2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Toast bread crumbs in same skillet, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with capers, dill, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
Add sardines to skillet with their oil (if using 3 cans sardines, discard oil from 1 can) over medium-high heat, then force garlic through a garlic press into skillet. Sauté until sardines are golden in spots around edges, about 2 minutes.
Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta. Add pasta to skillet with cooking water and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Toss until pasta is coated and sauce is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve topped with seasoned crumbs.
But what happens next isn't pretty.
The U.S. president and his National Security Council try to keep the crisis from escalating. That sours U.S.-Israeli relations, already stressed by the fact that Israel didn't inform Washington in advance of the strike. The White House tries to open a channel for talks with Iran, but is rejected.
Instead, Iran attacks Israel, both directly and through its proxies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. It misinterprets U.S. actions as weakness and mines the Straits of Hormuz, the world's chief oil artery. That sparks a clash and a massive U.S. military reinforcement in the Persian Gulf.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. - Beatrix Potter
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. - Buckminster Fuller
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin Roosevelt
The latest survey from the National Association of Business Economics showed that leading economists believe the U.S. recovery will remain firmly on track.Reuters: Stock futures edge up amid M&A; earnings awaited
Five former Treasury secretaries urged Congress on Sunday to bar banks that receive federal support from engaging in speculative activity unrelated to basic bank services.
Crocus sativus...is the world's most expensive spice. Saffron are the stigmas from the crocus sativus flower.Home Cooking: Saffron History
According to Greek mythology, handsome mortal Crocos fell in love with the beautiful nymph Smilax. But alas, his favors were rebuffed by Smilax, and he was turned into a beautiful purple crocus flower.About.com: Mushroom and Leeks with Saffron Rice Recipe
The word saffron derives from the Arab word zafaran, meaning yellow, and it was mentioned as far back as 1500 b.c. in many classical writings, as well as in the Bible. Further derivations come from the Old French safran, Medieval Latin safranum, and Middle English safroun.
Saffron is harvested from the fall-flowering plant Crocus sativus, a member of the Iris family. It is native to Asia Minor, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes, and as a wonderful flavoring for foods and beverages.
The red-gold threads were also highly prized by pharoahs and kings as an aphrodisiac, yet large amounts produce deathly narcotic effects.
Saffron has been used medicinally to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves. It has also been used externally to for bruises, rheumatism, and neuralgia. (Warning! Do not use medicinally without consulting your physician.)
Although the majority of the world's saffron is produced in Iran, Spain is the world's largest exporter of saffron.
# 3 teaspoons water (for saute)
# 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
# 2 cups leeks, thinly sliced, white and green parts
# 1-1/2 cups long grain brown rice, rinsed and drained
# 2 cups boiling water (2-1/4 cups for older style cookers)
# 1/2 pound button mushrooms, cut into 1/2-nch slices
# 1 carrot, diced
# 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
# 3/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
# 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
# 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
# 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley for garnish
In pressure cooker, saute garlic and leeks for 2 to 3 minutes.
Use this time to heat the water, on stove or nuke. Mix salt in water. Add water to cooker along with brown rice, mushrooms, carrots, fennel seeds, salt, saffron, and pepper.
Cover, lock, and immediately bring to high pressure. Keep there for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes, after which release/open cooker. Stir, garnish, and serve.
Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition (per serving): 320 calories Saturated fat 0 g Total Fat 3 g (7% of calories) Protein 8 g (10% of calories) Carbohydrates 66 g (83% of calories)
Roman Polanski was named Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival...
Polanski, of course, is still under house arrest in Switzerland in connection with his 1977 sex-charge case...