WhatsApp Email Print Facebook Advertisement Previous articleNo room at the LAW innNext articleCharged with conspiring to commit crimes admin Twitter Linkedin NewsSole with green papaya salad – A taste of Asia….By admin – August 7, 2012 752 A STAPLE of Asian cooking, or at least Asian dishes, the green papaya is a fruit that is a rich source of nutrients and can be used either cooked or raw. In Southeast Asia, it is used predominantly in salads and curries when blended and accompanied by the wonderful herbs and spices of the region. In this dish, I have used the papaya in an accompanying salad to a steamed fish dish that also incorporates the same herbs, fruits and spices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEEDfor the fish1 fillet of a firm white fish per portion 9sole, hake or cod)4 tiger prawns per portioncoriander1 fresh red chilliJuice of a fresh limeSea salt flakesSmall knob of butterCracked black pepperDash of Thai fish saucefor the saladgreen papaya, peeled and thinly slicedgreen beans, blanched and refreshedpomegranate seedsthinly sliced radishfresh coriandersea saltlime juicedash of groundnut oil1/2 a red onion or shallot thinly sliced50ml of orange juicefor the steamed vegetablesgarlic leaf (available in ethnic stores)tenderstem broccoli, trimmed1 purple aubergine, sliced into chunksdash of olive oilSea salt flakesWHAT TO DOIt may look like a plethora of ingredients but in fact many of them will be store cupboard bar the acquisitions you will make at the Asian supermarkets like the papaya, purple aubergine and garlic leaf. Keep an eye on the Market for many of the fresh ingredients used also.You will be pleased to know that you should be able to turn this exciting dish around in about 20 minutes including preparation and cooking.Invest in a double layer bamboo steamer, a good knife and you will be well on your way to getting a taste of Asia in your kitchen.First, trim the fish and remove the skin if your very kind fish monger has not already obliged.Next, place the fish on some parchment paper and in the first layer of the bamboo steamer and add the prawns, the herbs and seasonings.In the second bamboo layer, add the trimmed vegetables including the broccoli, aubergine and seasonings.Put the fish bamboo layer over a pot of boil water, add the vegetable layer on top and cover with the lid. It should take 8 to 10 minutes to be cooked and meantime you can prepare the salad. Peel the green papaya and thinly slice the white flesh into long strips. Cooked and cool the green beans. Roughly tear the coriander and remove the pomegranate seeds from the fruit and thinly slice the radish and onion.Combine all ingredients for the salad in a bowl and mix thoroughly and allow to stand for a few minutes to allow the flavours develop. Serve with the salad and vegetables.
Facebook Email Print NewsEnvironmentBiodiversity-friendly landscaping schemes to benefit Limerick City roundaboutsBy Cian Reinhardt – June 24, 2020 236 Twitter Linkedin Advertisement EIGHT of Limerick City’s most prominent roundabouts will benefit from pollinator and biodiversity-friendly landscaping schemes commissioned by Limerick City and County Council with funding from the Heritage Council and as part of Limerick’s European Green Leaf Year.The idea behind the scheme is to show roundabouts have the potential to be much more than traffic control features. They can also be attractive greenspaces, which greatly enhance the appearance of our cityscape and provide havens for biodiversity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The eight roundabouts are located at Kilmallock Road, Tipperary Road, Parkway, Greenpark, Clondrinagh, Loughmore in Raheen, Ballycummin and Roxboro.The designs are the work of local landscape architect Dave Ryan who has worked closely with Peter Cuthbert, an expert in the field of pollinator-friendly planting schemesThe unique designs are intended to reflect the character of their settings, with the more rural roundabouts incorporating wildflowers and native species, while more formal designs, based on pollinator-friendly perennials, have been chosen for the more urban locations.Limerick City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest from companies and organisations who would like to become partners in this project and sponsor the implementation of the planting schemes.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheehan said, “We are delighted with the quality of the final designs which will enhance the experience of both residents and visitors to Limerick and provide a great opportunity for local businesses to raise their profile while contributing to the public good.”Anne Goggin, co-ordinator of Limerick European Green Leaf Year said: “It is important that we lead by example and show that wildlife-friendly spaces can be hugely attractive. While all the designs are different, there is a consistent ethos running throughout which reflects the Council’s commitment to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and to making Limerick a more biodiversity-friendly city.”For more details about the scheme check the Briefing Document on Limerick.ie here or email [email protected] Expression of Interest form is contained in the Briefing Document.Completed forms should be returned to [email protected] by Thursday 9 July 2020. WhatsApp Previous articleVideo messaging platform keeps parents in touch with newborn babies at University Maternity Hospital LimerickNext articleLimerick Post Show | CSSI 2020 Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]
DNY59/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) — Jayme Closs vowed to never let her kidnapper take her freedom or her spirit from her in a powerful statement read at the sentencing hearing of Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to abducting 13-year-old Closs, killing her parents and then holding her captive until she escaped.“I was smarter,” Closs said through a statement read in court on her behalf Friday. “I watched his routine and I took back my freedom. I will always have my freedom and he will not. Jake Patterson can never take my courage. He thought he could control me, but he couldn’t.”Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for shooting and killing Closs’ parents on Oct. 15, 2018, and one count of kidnapping for taking the couple’s only child from her home in rural Barron, Wisconsin.He faces up to life in prison.“I was brave and he was not. He can never take away my spirit,” Closs said in a statement read by an attorney on her behalf Friday. “He can’t ever change me or take away who I am. He can’t stop me from being happy and moving forward with my life. I will go on to do great things in my life and he will not.”Patterson is accused of shooting and killing Closs’ mother at point-bank range in front of the 13-year-old.“I loved my mom and dad very much… he took them away from me forever,” Closs’ statement read. “I felt safe in my home and I loved my room and all of my belongings. He took all of that, too. I don’t want to even see my home or my stuff because of the memory of that night. My parents and my home were the most important things in my life.”“I have to have an alarm in the house now just so I can sleep,” Closs said. “It’s too hard for me to go out in public. I get scared and I get anxious.”However, the teen insisted, “Jake Patterson will never have any power over me.”“I feel like I have some power over him because I get to tell the judge what I think should happen to him,” her statement read. “For 88 days he tried to steal me and he didn’t care who he hurt or who he killed to do that. He should stay locked up forever.”Closs’ relatives, including aunt Sue Allard and cousin Lindsey Smith, also spoke in court Friday, urging the judge to sentence Patterson to the maximum for each count.“My sister and brother-in-law were such loving and giving and beautiful people,” Allard said at Friday’s sentencing. “It was senseless.”“Oct. 14 was a typical family event with nothing but happiness,” said Smith. “We spent the next 88 days living in fear, pain and not knowing what happened to our family.”“On the 88th day we were finally told that Jayme would be coming home,” Smith said. “We were so glad that Jayme was home… but you took so much from Jayme. You took her parents, her home, her childhood and all of her happiness.”“You took so much from all of us. You took my aunt and uncle from me,” Smith said. “The last moments of my aunt’s life were the worst and scariest moments of her life. No one should leave this earth in such a horrible way.”Patterson held Closs captive in his home in Gordon, Wisconsin, for 88 days, until she escaped on Jan. 10, according to court documents.Patterson confessed to investigators that he targeted Closs after seeing her board a school bus, according to a criminal complaint.After Patterson fled with the girl to his home, he created a space for Closs under his bed. When he would leave the house, he would put barbells and free weights around the bed so she couldn’t escape, according to the complaint.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.