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The Spider and the Fly (by Mary Howitt)

“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly;
“’Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”

“I’m sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?” said the spider to the fly.
“There are pretty curtains drawn around, the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I’ll snugly tuck you in.”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “for I’ve often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed.”

Said the cunning spider to the fly, “Dear friend, what shall I do,
To prove the warm affection I’ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome; will you please to take a slice?”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “kind sir, that cannot be;
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see.”

“Sweet creature!” said the spider, “You’re witty and you’re wise!
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I have a little looking-glass upon my parlor shelf,
If you’ll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself.”
“I thank you, gentle sir,” she said, “for what you’re pleased to say,
And bidding you good-morning now, I’ll call another day.”

The spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly fly would soon be back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready to dine upon the fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing
“Come hither, hither, pretty fly, with the pearl and silver wing:
Your robes are green and purple; there’s a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead.”

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little fly,
Hearing his wily flattering words, came slowly flitting by.
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue;
Thinking only of her crested head — poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlor; but she ne’er came out again!

And now, dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly, flattering words, I pray you ne’er give heed;
Unto an evil counselor close heart, and ear, and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale of the Spider and the Fly

By Mary Howitt, 1829

The basic food recipe

‘What to eat today’ may be the most frequently asked question. Indeed, the cooking niche is very rich in recipes and food kinds that would make such a question quite care-making for some individuals.  Let’s suppose there is a basic food recipe that may suit most of people who may vary in their health conditions, nutritional needs and eating preferences. In order to answer this important question we need a recipe-oriented classification of food stuffs that are ordinarily included in food preparation ‘cooking’. Such classification would rely on the energy content and the serving type of the food items:

1- Basic recipe items, wheat and rice

2- Pot-cooked plants: potatoes, zucchini, aubergine, etc.

3- Salad and flavor plants: tomatoes, herbs, onion, garlic etc.

4- Oils: olive, maize etc.

5- Animal food: milk, cheese, meat, eggs and fish

I suggest a basic food recipe as follows:

Poached (boiled) rice, poached vegetables, tomato salad with one lemon and one flavoring herb like green thyme, and 100 g meat (optional).

General remarks:

1- Because such a ‘basic food recipe’ can be not always affordable besides the need to take other kinds of foods like milk and vegetable oils, it may be put once or twice in the weekly food time table.

2- Always cook the meat (or chicken) in a separate pot. Don’t cook or add it to the poached vegetables. The later should be always true vegetarian to pass all individuals and all day time.

3- Avoid adding any sort of dried flavorings including table salt that may be health-wise not suitable for some individuals. Instead, we can depend on a fresh lemon or some green tasty and healthy plant like thyme for example (Don’t exceed the amount you need because such food herbs can be dose-linked in their action).

4- Don’t use more than one kind of flavoring plants in one pot-cooking, e.g. onion and garlic together, this would be either not tasty or embarrassing for your digestion.

5- Drink the normal water shortly before your meal in order to avoid immediate water drinking after you are done.

6- When you serve your own dish (or have it served for you) make sure you have somewhat less than what you usually eat. Because in case you think you need a bit more after you finish your first serving (a common occurrence), you may leave your place or ask the host for an additional small serving (rice, vegetable, etc.). This scenario would usually end up with better appetite and maybe less overall eating for those who cannot help overeating.

7- Avoid having a dessert after your basic food recipe. You can instead have a fresh (not chilled and sugarless) juice.

8- Eat slowly.

9- When possible eat while being seated.

10- “Make your food your medicine”.

Recipe steps in pictures:

1- Starting items 20150519_234859 20150519_182709 20150519_18264420150519_183953 (A small spoonful vegetable oil on the served tomato or vegetables is optional.)

2- The cooking process 20150519_182844 20150519_182753 20150519_192830 3- Serving form 20150519_193103 Good appetite 🙂

Father And Son Lyrics – Cat Stevens

Father
It’s not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy,
To be calm when you’ve found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, cause when I do it turns away again.
It’s always been the same, same old story.

From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
It’s not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
if you want, you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I’d agree, but it’s them they know not me.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

The kitchen – an intro

For me the kitchen was and is still a sign of luxury and richness. That is the concerned place where an elegant oven and large granite bench with wood cupboard and many machines and cooking tools and equipments. This would be a typical kitchen as the word would mean.  Although not everybody may be warranted such opportunity, the fondness of cooking and making healthy and good recipes seems to be inherent to some people regardless their financial and socioeconomic level. Cooking is an art, talent and science. The most noticeable reason why some people cook well, in my opinion, is that they really like it. These people are greatly good-spirited, generous and kind.

Being a science the cooking relies on the philosophy of promoting health on both spiritual and bodily levels. The eye eats, and so does the nose. It is not surprising to notice that the healthy food fulfills three basic criteria, a good shape, a good smell and a good taste. Accordingly, the food must comply with the current needs of the individual as whether to maintain good energy supply, exceptionally higher vitamins or to help overcome some illness. Indeed, such awareness of the healthy food and the diet manipulations that suit the different health and disease conditions should make a very valued difference in leading a happy and successful life. The term lifestyle is becoming more and more familiar and implies the impact of the usual life activities such as food, movement and free time on one’s health and happiness. In the past when people used to eat almost raw and little processed food and when they worked almost manually from the dawn to the sunset, they enjoyed much healthier and maybe also lengthier lives.

That is why deciding to cook and make food is a quite serious thing. It is even not less serious than conducting an experiment in the laboratory; kitchen safety, strict cleaning, cooking bench, work plan, time monitor, good observation, assessing results, feedback and continuous refinement. The question is not that one would be a professional cook but more to consider healthy food to maintain health and help overcome illness and as a means of fun for those who like doing it by themselves.

Tip: Cook only when you have the sufficient energy all through the whole job and of course when you have the good mood for cooking.

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