Will Torrent discusses the perfect afternoon tea

first_imgTo celebrate the launch of the book, Torrent created two limited-edition patisserie treats with The Tea Room at Harrods. He also recently gave a tutorial on YouTube in which he demonstrated two sandwich recipes from the book and showed some key tips bakers can use to give their own wares a classy twist:1: Flavour your butter.For his smoked salmon sandwich, Torrent added lemon to his butter for a fresh kick. Meanwhile, to his cucumber sandwich butter he added Yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit he described as a cross between a lemon, a grapefruit and a lime, which lends the sandwiches an earthy flavour.2: Pickle your cucumber.If you are bored by the taste of regular cucumber, Torrent advises lightly pickling wafer thin slices in cider vinegar. He warns against leaving the cucumber in the vinegar for too long, however, and over-pickling it.3: Presentation is everything.To get a professional, afternoon tea-style finish, Torrent says the crusts must be removed from the sandwiches before they are sliced into elegant fingers. Celebrated pastry chef Will Torrent recently launched his third recipe book, Afternoon Tea at Home, and British Baker went along to find out more.The book features 80 recipes covering everything from classics such as vanilla shortbread to more adventurous offerings including friands made with matcha tea, a powdered green tea from China and Japan. Published by Ryland Peters & Small for an RRP of £19.99, it follows Torrent’s previous titles Patisserie at Home and Chocolate at Home.British Baker caught up with Torrent at the launch event at St George’s Church, Holborn, London to talk about the book and what inspires him.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts annual Food Week

first_imgSaint Mary’s annual Food Week kicked off Monday and brings diverse and fun food options to campus, while also promoting food education with a wide variety of events, Food Services Committee chair and sophomore Bailey Oppman said in an email. “[Food week] ranges from learning how to nourish your body with food, to special themed meals in the dining hall, to learning about food sustainability, to dining from local food trucks,” she said.The week’s events started with “Meatless Monday,” a vegetarian lunch served in the Noble Family Dining Hall. Food Services General Manager Barry Bowles led a question-and-answer took place in the dining hall during dinner, during which students asked questions and voiced their opinions about dining hall food.Monday night ended with with a screening of the movie “Julie & Julia” in Vander Vennet Theatre.Tuesday’s first event, “Tortilla Tuesday,” took place in the dining hall during lunch. In the evening, students were able to try healthy treats and make their own recipe books.On “Waffle Wednesday,” the dining hall will serve waffles during lunch, and Wednesday evening’s dinner will be Saint Mary’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.“Three Cheese Lunch” will take place Thursday in the dining hall, and Sara Stewart, a nurse from Unity Gardens, will discuss food sustainability and food justice in Vander Vennet Theatre from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oppman said she is looking forward to hearing from Stewart and feels students will enjoy the discussion. “She’s a really energetic and passionate person, so I think the discussion will be really dynamic,” she said. On Friday morning, coffee and doughnuts will be served to students in Spes Unica Hall and Madeleva Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food Week will draw to a close Friday evening, with local food trucks parked in the McCandless parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. Students can purchase food truck tickets at lunch throughout the week.Oppman said she is most excited for the food trucks.“[They] will be a new way for students to get some delicious food,” she said. Food Week aims to provide students with fun ways to learn about improving healthy eating habits, Oppman said. “We try to incorporate the fun things about food, like food trucks and free donuts, along with educational and important food topics, like sustainability and knowing how to make healthier choices,” she said.Tags: Food Week, saint mary’slast_img read more

Colombian Security Forces Capture 79 Suspected Clan Úsuga Operatives

first_imgThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported in March that groups such as Clan Úsuga “are the main challenge to public security,” a threat greater than the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest guerrilla group. Meanwhile, the Colombian Armed Forces have become more aggressive in their pursuit of the organization. On April 18 in the department of Córdoba, law enforcement officers arrested seven suspects who allegedly were part of a network that trafficked cocaine into Central America, from where the drugs were routed to Mexico, the United States, and other destinations. Four of the suspects were allegedly leaders of the drug trafficking ring, and the United States has requested their extradition. The Coast Guard did not immediately report the names of the suspects; one is Colombian, one is Ecuadorean, and four are from Costa Rica. Neither did they immediately report the exact amount of the cocaine, though they placed it in the general range of 640 kilograms. Law enforcement agents also confiscated four pieces of radio equipment that could have been used to alert fellow narcotraffickers of the boat’s location so the cocaine could be transferred to another vessel. And three days later, security forces captured 72 more suspected members, also seizing an undisclosed number of weapons and computers that contained vital information about the organization’s criminal activities. Those arrests occurred during simultaneous raids in the departments of Antioquia, Atlántico, Chocó, Córdoba, Sucre, and Valle del Cauca. The arrests dealt a major blow to Clan Úsuga, said Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón. And three days later, security forces captured 72 more suspected members, also seizing an undisclosed number of weapons and computers that contained vital information about the organization’s criminal activities. Those arrests occurred during simultaneous raids in the departments of Antioquia, Atlántico, Chocó, Córdoba, Sucre, and Valle del Cauca. The arrests dealt a major blow to Clan Úsuga, said Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón. The Army and Navy are asking residents to use hotlines 146 and 147 to report any suspicious activity while they continue to combat violence and the trafficking of illicit goods nationwide. The Army and Navy are asking residents to use hotlines 146 and 147 to report any suspicious activity while they continue to combat violence and the trafficking of illicit goods nationwide. Costa Rican Coast Guard and National Police seize cocaine On April 18 in the department of Córdoba, law enforcement officers arrested seven suspects who allegedly were part of a network that trafficked cocaine into Central America, from where the drugs were routed to Mexico, the United States, and other destinations. Four of the suspects were allegedly leaders of the drug trafficking ring, and the United States has requested their extradition. The Coast Guard has been responsible for protecting the country’s waters since Costa Rica disbanded its Army in 1948. The Coast Guard did not immediately report the names of the suspects; one is Colombian, one is Ecuadorean, and four are from Costa Rica. Neither did they immediately report the exact amount of the cocaine, though they placed it in the general range of 640 kilograms. Law enforcement agents also confiscated four pieces of radio equipment that could have been used to alert fellow narcotraffickers of the boat’s location so the cocaine could be transferred to another vessel. Colombian security forces recently captured 79 alleged members of Clan Úsuga, one of the country’s most powerful narcotrafficking organizations, during numerous operations nationwide. The interdiction occurred about 30 nautical miles west of Cape Matapalo, where Coast Guard ships and aircraft spotted a suspicious vessel in a known narcotrafficking route. The Coast Guard surrounded the ship, preventing the crew from escaping, before Police and Coast Guard members boarded the vessel and found 32 bales each containing 20 kilograms of cocaine. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported in March that groups such as Clan Úsuga “are the main challenge to public security,” a threat greater than the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest guerrilla group. Meanwhile, the Colombian Armed Forces have become more aggressive in their pursuit of the organization. Colombian security forces recently captured 79 alleged members of Clan Úsuga, one of the country’s most powerful narcotrafficking organizations, during numerous operations nationwide. In March, President Juan Manuel Santos deployed a total of 1,200 Military Troops and National Police Officers along with around 20 Black Hawk helicopters the country’s northwestern region as part of Operation “Toma Masiva del Urabá.” The operation is utilizing Neptuno Task Force, which combines 12 existing task forces and is made up of members of the Colombian Army, Air Force, Navy, and National Police. Costa Rica’s Coast Guard and National Police recently teamed to capture six suspects in connection with the seizure of more than 600 kilograms of cocaine found aboard their ship in the South Pacific, Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said. The interdiction occurred about 30 nautical miles west of Cape Matapalo, where Coast Guard ships and aircraft spotted a suspicious vessel in a known narcotrafficking route. The Coast Guard surrounded the ship, preventing the crew from escaping, before Police and Coast Guard members boarded the vessel and found 32 bales each containing 20 kilograms of cocaine. By Dialogo May 01, 2015 The Coast Guard has been responsible for protecting the country’s waters since Costa Rica disbanded its Army in 1948. Costa Rican Coast Guard and National Police seize cocaine Costa Rica’s Coast Guard and National Police recently teamed to capture six suspects in connection with the seizure of more than 600 kilograms of cocaine found aboard their ship in the South Pacific, Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said. In March, President Juan Manuel Santos deployed a total of 1,200 Military Troops and National Police Officers along with around 20 Black Hawk helicopters the country’s northwestern region as part of Operation “Toma Masiva del Urabá.” The operation is utilizing Neptuno Task Force, which combines 12 existing task forces and is made up of members of the Colombian Army, Air Force, Navy, and National Police. last_img read more

Aaron Garrett, BHS Boys Basketball

first_imgAaron Garrett is the boys basketball coach at Batesville High School.  He has had a total of 22 years coaching in some capacity before being named the head coach at Batesville were he is in his 11th season.  Coach Garrett has a lot of experience behind him coaching as a volunteer in Greensburg, coaching 8th grade at South Ripley for a year, 7th grade at Batesville Middle School for one year, 6 years as the JV coach for Batesville, and then serving as the varsity assistant to Melvin Siefert for 2 years.  Besides all of his experience coaching basketball, he has coached track and football.Aaron grew up in a family of 6 and is a graduate of South Decatur High School where he played basketball and ran track.  He continued his education at Indiana University and is now an 8th grade social studies teacher at Batesville Middle School–a position that he loves!!  (I have heard that his classes are very interesting.)Coach Garrett is married to the former Jenni Weigel, and they have 3 children–Lincoln, Winston, and Eleanor.  (Perfect names for the offspring of a history teacher!)last_img read more

Chiefs GM Brett Veach: ‘No more basketball’ for QB Patrick Mahomes

first_imgThe goat came out to ball tonight. What can he not do?! @PatrickMahomes5 🐐@espn @BleacherReport @YahooSports @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/JOmL8NwFz6— Faiz Jiwani (@Faiz_Jiwani) February 5, 2019However, NFL players have done less in the offseason and sustained serious injuries, something Veach was quick to address with Mahomes’ agent.”The (Chiefs) Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat … We were able to nip that in the bud,” Veach said on Kansas City radio station 810 WHB Thursday. Related News After a video of Patrick Mahomes playing basketball went viral, Chiefs fans were awed — and concerned — that he was playing a little  competitively.The video, which also caught the attention of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, shows Mahomes aggressively going for the basket — spin moves and all. NFL Honors 2019: Full list of every award winner — Patrick Mahomes wins MVP, Offensive Player of the Year Veach said Mahomes is a natural competitor, which is why he can’t take it easy on the field or court.”With Pat, everything he does is so competitive. … He actually was in the office yesterday and we were joking about it. He was just shooting around and all of a sudden it turns into a spin move and juking guys out. He doesn’t have that filter in his mind to just have fun and not take everything so competitively,” Veach said.Despite falling short in the AFC title game in January, Mahomes had a great season. He won the NFL’s 2018 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards in his first season as a starter and is the second player in NFL history to throw 50 touchdown passes and for more than 5,000 yards in the same year. Mahomes is so good at basketball that he was a star player on his high school team, as well as a prolific football and baseball player.last_img read more

Opinion of Charles Ramson Jr

first_imgDear Editor,I have read letters to the editor published about Charles Ramson Jr after his announcement about running for the PPP’s presidential candidacy and I wanted to share another view since I have known Charles for decades, and Guyanese need to know about the persons who would like to lead Guyana.I would also like to disclose that I am a relative of Mark Devonish who wrote that Charles would not be a good choice for President. My position stands to offer you perspective.For the decades I have known Charles… from our school days at Stella Maris and Queen’s College. We were always in the same class up until I left Guyana.He was always a person who held good judgment, strong values and was always good to everyone he encountered. In fact, I have never seen him display or express a single racist, bigoted, sexist or class-ist view in my entire life. He was always the “fight-parter”, but was always willing to fight if necessary to defend himself and others.Those elements about a person remain unchanged. It is who they are and how they are made up. Those to me are not only essential ingredients of good leadership, but exactly the kind of leadership necessary for Guyana.Opinion pieces have been published about him and one from a member of my extended family. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, I firmly believe that a Facebook argument you had with someone years ago and very little real-life interaction will give very little insight into determining the value system essential for leadership and, therefore, has no relevance in public discussion.In my opinion, I also think he would make a good president based on what he brings to the table.He will inspire a generation of young people; he can bridge the bitter racial and political divide in Guyana; he will improve Guyana’s international relationships, image and foreign investment opportunities, but most importantly he is the only person in politics at the moment, who has a deeper understanding of oil and gas economies which will be a dominant part of Guyana’s future.I know writing this has somewhat compromised my personal privacy, which is important to me but that is how strongly I view this subject.Edwin Foo IITokyo, Japanlast_img read more