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    Posted: 3 years 49 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Yamuna Devi's Tomatoes in Smooth Yogurt (Tamatar Raita) Yamuna Devi writes: "Tomato is probably the most popular raita selection in India, vying for first position with cucumber. It is simple, unadorned refreshment, with each region having its own slight nuance in seasoning. The contrast between the brilliant red tomatoes and the snowy yogurt is vivid and appealing. To take advantage of the colours, use firm-fleshed or seeded tomatoes. I like to use marble-sized cherry or sugar-lump tomatoes...
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    Posted: 3 years 49 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    A couple of months ago I blogged about some recent liasons with the Australian Press by former High Court Judge Justice Michael Kirby who said "Just stare into the eyes of a cow and you will see yourself looking at you because they are also like us - beasts that feel pain and suffering." Mr Kirby is in the press again, speaking more common sense - an item sorely lacking in today's media.
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    Posted: 3 years 50 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    It's still cold and wintry in most of Australia's southern states. What better way to warm yourself up this season than with a cookery adventure 'far from the madding crowd'. Some places still remain for this great retreat to be held a little less than one week from now. For those of you that haven't heard of this event, Krishna Valley is in country Victoria, surrounded by State Forest. And if you don't know your geography, the 200 acres of beautiful rolling countryside is a couple hours...
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    Posted: 3 years 50 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Coconut (Gobhi Foogath) Yamuna Devi writes: "Adapted from a recipe cooked by the residents of Udupi, in South India’s Kanada district, this dish may be prepared with either ghee or coconut oil. In the fried seasoning, split urad dal is browned with spice seeds. Shop for baby Brussels sprouts, bright green and compact. If the sprouts are large, remove the tough outer leaves. If you want a creamy dish, fold in a spoonful of plain yogurt or sour cream just...
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    Posted: 3 years 50 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    In 1996 I published a seven-hundred page book on the history of the Hare Krishna Movement in Australia entitled “The Great Transcendental Adventure”. The book also serves as a biography of the movement’s founder and Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, affectionately known as Srila Prabhupada (1896 - 1977). Today is the birthday of Srila Prabhupada, and in every Hare Krishna Temple around the world, a festival celebrating his great life and contribution to the world is in...
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