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_0____, All Glories To Srila Prabhupad.

Welcome to this latest edition of the HKSRNewsletter, and our humble attempt to do some service. This newsletter now goes out to over 951 receivers. I trust that all is well with everyone by the Mercy of the Lord. However, if anyone would like to be removed please just send me a message requesting me to do so, and I will do it promptly. If you are receiving this from a friend, and would like to be added directly to the mailout please also let me know and I will do the needful there too.  Hare Krishna. =>B-) JTCd
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yat yat--whatever; vibhuti--opulences; mat--having;
sattvam--existence; sri-mat--beautiful; urjitam--glorious;
eva--certainly; va--or; tat tat--all those; eva--certainly;
avagaccha--must know; tvam--you; mama--My; tejah--of the splendor;
amsa--a part; sambhavam--born of.

"Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from
but a spark of My splendor."

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Any glorious or beautiful existence should be understood to be but a
fragmental manifestation of Krsna's opulence, whether it be in the
spiritual or material world. Anything extraordinarily opulent should
be considered to represent Krsna's opulence.

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An Italiano flavour this time
Minestrone Soup
There are many varieties of this world-famous Italian soup. This one"Minestrone alla Milanese" is practically a meal in itself. Serve it with fresh bread and salad. For best results, start the soup well in advance of serving time and cook slowly.
YIELD: enough for 6 - 8 persons
2 tablespoons (40 ml) olive oil
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) yellow asafoetida powder
1 cup (250 ml) tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup (125 ml) dried borlotti beans or kidney beans, soaked overnight in cold water
2 tablespoons (40 ml) chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon (20 ml) chopped fresh parsley
8 cups (2 litres) water
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
1 stick of celery, diced
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium zucchinis, sliced
2 cups (500 ml) shredded cabbage
3/4cup (185 ml) fresh peas
1 1/2 teaspoons (7 ml) salt
1  1/2 teaspoons (7 ml) freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (20 ml) rice-shaped pasta (Risoni) or broken spaghetti
1/2 cup (125 ml) parmesan cheese

1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Saute the asafoetida in the hot oil until it becomes aromatic, and then add the tomatoes, drained soaked beans, basil, parsley, and water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are soft, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the carrots and celery and simmer for another 1/2 hour. Add the potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, peas, salt, and pepper. Ten minutes later add the pasta. After 10 minutes, if the potato, zucchini, cabbage, and peas are tender, turn off the heat. If the soup becomes too thick, add hot water as required. Let the soup sit for 5 minutes; then add the parmesan cheese, reserving some to sprinkle on the individual soup bowls. Serve hot.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 zucchini, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 (8-oz) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hing
16 ounces lasagna noodles
1 (16-oz) container ricotta cheese
1 cup grated swiss cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high
heat; add zucchini, bell pepper, carrot, celery and
hing. Sauté mixture for about 15 minutes, stirring
Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parsley,
Italian seasoning, basil, seasoned salt, and
pepper. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Uncover and simmer an additional 45 minutes, or until
Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package
directions; drain, cover and set aside. Preheat oven to
350°F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable
cooking spray - olive oil is good.
Spread one-fourth of the sauce in prepared baking dish.
Place noodles, ricotta cheese, Swiss cheese, and Parmesan
cheese in layers over the sauce. Layer this way two times
more. Spread last part of sauce on top.
Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven to a
wire rack; allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 9

Italian Fried Corn-Bread (Polenta)
Polenta is a yellow maize or cornmeal grown in northern Italy. Regarded there as a staple food, it can be used in many ways after it has been prepared as a rather thick porridge. Plain boiled polenta can be grilled, baked, or, as in this recipe, fried. Served with Tomato Relish and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, it makes a delicious side dish.
YIELD: enough for 6 - 8 persons
8 cups (2 litres) water
2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt
3 1/2 cups (875 ml) cornmeal (polenta)
90 g (3 ounces) butter
3 tablespoons (60 ml) olive oil

1. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a 6-litre/quart saucepan over full heat. Gradually sprinkle the cornmeal over the water, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Make sure that there are no lumps of cornmeal.
2. Reduce the heat to low. Continue to stir the polenta mixture until it is very thick (approximately 10 minutes).
3. Leave the polenta over low heat for about another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. It will be ready to remove from the heat when a wooden spoon will stand upright in the centre of the mixture and not drop to the side of the pan.
4. Spoon the mixture into an oiled 28 cm x 18 cm (7-inch x 11-inch) dish. Smooth out the mixture and leave to cool at room temperature for at least 4 hours.
5. Carefully turn the slab of polenta out of the tin and cut it in half lengthways. Cut each half into seven slices crossways, each one 4 cm (1/2 -inches wide.
6. Heat the butter and oil together in a heavy frying pan. When hot, add about 6 slabs of polenta to the frying pan and reduce the heat to low. Fry gently until the polenta is dark golden brown on each side. Place the polenta onto a serving dish and serve with Tomato Relish and parmesan cheese.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa
Italian Eggplant and Tomato Appetizer
In the realm of Italian Cuisine, antipasto (appetizers) come in varied forms, much like the Middle Eastern equivalent, mezze. Savoury breads (crostini), vegetable salads, miniature pizzas (pizzette), and asorted simple vegetable entrees would feature as vegetarian anti-pasto. Here is my version of Anti-pasto di Melanzane, from Naples. Serve it at the outset of a main meal.
YIELD: enough for 4 to 6 appetizer-sized portions
2 medium eggplants, washed
1 cup (250 ml) oil (not olive oil)
1/4cup (60 ml) olive oil
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) yellow asafoetida powder
3 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 tablespoon (20 ml) tomato paste
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
1/2 teaspoon (1 ml) freshly ground black pepper

1. Cut the eggplants into 1/2 cm (1/4-inch) slices. Cut each slice into strips 6 cm (2 1/2 inches) long and  1/2 cm ( 1/4 -inch) wide.
2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over moderately high heat. When the oil is hot, add enough eggplant strips to fill the frying pan. Shallow-fry the eggplant until it becomes soft. Remove the eggplant from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain.
3. Heat the olive oil in another frying pan over moderate heat. When the oil is hot, add asafoetida, tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick.
4. Add the salt and pepper, mix well, and carefully add the eggplant. Serve either hot or cold.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa
Mediterranean Salad (Salata)
This crisp, tossed salad from Tunisia is a blend of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, green peppers, parsley, lemon juice, oil, and mint. Serve Salata with Middle Eastern Round Bread (Pita), Falafel, Tahini Sauce, and Syrian Yogurt Cheese (Labneh) for a Middle Eastern feast!
YIELD: enough for 6 - 8 persons
1 medium Cos lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
3 small, firm tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium continental cucumber, sliced
6 small radishes, sliced into thin rings
1 small green pepper cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 small fresh green chili, seeded and sliced into wafer-thin strips
2 or 3 inner leaves of Iceberg lettuce rolled up and shredded into wafer-thin strips (chiffonade)
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped fresh parsley, packed
4 tablespoons (80 ml) olive oil
4 tablespoons (80 ml) fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) yellow asafoetida powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried mint leaves

1. Toss the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, pepper, green chili, shredded lettuce strips, and parsley in a large salad bowl.
2. Blend the olive oil, lemon juice, asafoetida, salt, pepper, and mint in a small bowl.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad when ready to serve, and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa
Eggplant Parmigiana
Eggplants lend a certain richness to this classic Mediterranean baked savoury dish: layers of crumbed and battered eggplant fillets baked with herbed tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. Degorge the eggplants before using them; that is, the eggplants are treated with salt to remove excess bitterness, also allowing them to soak up less oil when they are fried. Try serving Eggplant Parmigiana with Mediterranean Salad, Minestrone soup, and Bread rolls for a delightful summer luncheon.
DEGORGING TIME: 30 minutes (optional)
BAKING TIME: 40 minutes
YIELD: enough for 8 - 10 persons

1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
3/4 teaspoon (7 ml) yellow asafoetida powder
2 medium red peppers, finely diced
1/2 stalk celery, finely diced
6 cups (1.5 litres) tomato puree
2 teaspoons (10 ml) dried oregano
1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried marjoram
2 tablespoons (40 ml) fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground cloves
2 tablespoons (40 ml) brown sugar
2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt
2 cups (500 ml) grated parmesan cheese

For fried eggplant
ghee or oil for deep-frying
2 cups (500 ml) wholemeal flour
2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt
1 teaspoon (5 ml) black pepper
water for batter
3 large eggplants, sliced into 1 1/4 cm ( 1/2-inch) fillets (approximately 12 slices)
1 cup (250 ml) cultured buttermilk
2 cups (500 ml) bread crumbs

To degorge the eggplants (optional)
1. Rub salt on the eggplant slices and let them sit for half an hour. Rinse the eggplant slices thoroughly with cold water and dry them with paper towels.

To make the sauce
1. Heat the olive oil over high heat in a heavy saucepan. Saute the asafoetida; then add the minced red peppers and celery. Stir-Fry for a few minutes. Add the tomato puree, herbs, spices, sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

To batter and fry the eggplant
1. Heat the ghee or oil for deepfrying until it reaches about 185°C/365°F. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cold water to form a medium-thick batter. Dip a few slices of eggplant in the buttermilk, roll them in bread crumbs, and dip them into the batter. Fry them in the hot ghee or oil until golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain. Repeat this procedure until all the eggplants are cooked.

To assemble the casserole
1. Preheat the oven to 180°/355°F. Spread one-third of the tomato sauce in a deep casserole dish (about 25 cm x 30 cm [10 inches x 12 inches]). Place half of the eggplant slices on top. Carefully pour and spread another one third of the tomato sauce on top and sprinkle on half the parmesan cheese. Layer the rest of the eggplant in the dish; then pour on the rest of the tomato sauce. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

Note: As an alternative, serve the fried, crumbed, and battered eggplant fillets hot, on individual platters, with a generous spoonful of sauce and parmesan cheese.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa
Italian-style Lemon Doughnuts
A friend's grandmother from Tuscany, Italy, parted with this recipe for doughnuts (called Bomboloni). Serve them hot at afternoon tea for a delicious treat.
PREPARATION TIME: a few minutes
FRYING TIME: 5 minutes each batch
YIELD: 15 - 20 doughnuts
4 cups (1 litre) plain flour
3/4 cup (185 ml) caster sugar
pinch of salt
75 g (2 1/2 ounces) butter, softened and cut into pieces
3 teaspoons (15 ml) fresh yeast dissolved in 2 tablespoons (30 ml) warm water
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
ghee or oil for deep-frying

1. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in 1/3 cup (85 ml) of sugar and the salt. Mix well. Make a well in the centre and add the butter, the yeast water, and the lemon rind. Mix well, adding enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth, shape into a ball, and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in bulk. Punch the dough down with your fist.
2. Roll out the dough into a long rope and cut into 15 or 20 even-sized portions. Roll each into a smooth ball. Place on a buttered baking sheet and let rise in a warm place for another hour. The balls should double in size.
3. Heat ghee or oil to 180°C/355°F in a wok or deep pan and very carefully lower 3 - 4 doughnuts at a time into the hot oil. Deep fry, maintaining a constant temperature, for about 5 minutes, turning often until the doughnuts are dark golden brown. Drain and dredge in the remaining sugar. Serve hot.

From Great Vegetarian Dishes - Kurma dasa

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Ten years went by, and the abbot called for the man. He told him
that he was a model monk and perfect scribe, and that they were
very happy to have him. As per their tradition, he was allowed
to say two words. Asked if he had anything to say, the man
nodded and said:
"Food cold."
The abbot sent him on his way. Ten years later, he was brought
before the abbot again and once more told how pleased they were
with his performance, and that he was again allowed two more
words if he so chose. The man said:
"Bed hard," and was sent back to work.
Another ten years went by and again the abbot sent for the man,
telling him that he was the best monk they had ever had, and
that he was allowed another two words. The man nodded and said:
"I quit."
To this, the abbot replied in a disgusted tone: "Doesn't
surprise me. You've done nothing but complain since you got
There were three Eskimos in Alaska, and one time while they were at their local cafe, they got to talking about how cold it was outside and how cold their igloos were. They could agree on everything but whose igloo was the coldest, so they decided to determine who indeed had the coldest igloo.

They went to the first Eskimo's igloo, where he said "Watch this!" and
poured a cup of water into the air. Well, the water froze in mid-air and
fell onto the floor solid.

"Not bad", said the other Eskimos, but each maintained their igloo was
colder still.

So they went to the second Eskimo's igloo, and he said "Watch this!" and
took a big breath and exhaled, whereupon his breath froze into a big lump and fell to the floor.

"Wow, that's colder than mine!" said the first Eskimo.
But the third Eskimo exclaimed his was colder still. So they ended up at
the third Eskimo's igloo. He said "Watch this!" and went into the
bedroom, threw back the thick furs, and retrieved one of several small
balls of ice there. He took one of them, put it in a spoon and held a match under it. When it heated up enough, it went "FFFAAAARRRRTTT".

And for those offended by this word:
Do you know how they discovered the word "fart"?
It is an acronym for: Finely Articulated Rectal Tremor

.....there seems no bounds to knowledge!!!
...if you wonder what is its relation to KC you've obviously
missed out on my Chick-pea and cabbage sabji prasadam.
A family of devotees took their frail, elderly mother to the Bhaktivedanta nursing home and left her, hoping she would be well
cared for. The next morning, the nurses bathed her, fed her a tasty breakfast of Krishna prasadam, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden. She seemed okay, but after a while she slowly started to tilt sideways in her chair.

Two attentive nurses immediately rushed up to catch her and straighten her up. Again she seemed okay, but after a while she slowly started to tilt over to her other side. The nurses rushed back and once more brought her back upright. This went on all morning. Later, the family arrived to see how the old mataji was adjusting to her new home.
"So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?"

"It's pretty nice," she replied. "Except they won't let me fart." (FOL)
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
If when two egotists meet, if it's an I for an I.
My dog keeps digging under the fence to run away.
Do you think he's using his escape claws.
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
What did they award the man that invented the door knocker?
The No-bell Prize. (Bill Stebbins)

Brahmananda Swami: Nobel is the person who invented dynamite.
Srila Prabhupada: He has created great misfortune, and he has left his money for creating further misfortune. [Laughter.]
Animal rights ad uses Turin Shroud

TURIN, Italy, Sept 29 (Reuters) - An animal rights group said on Friday it planned to use the Turin Shroud in an advertising campaign to persuade people to stop eating meat.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it would unveil its campaign "Make a Lasting Impression -- Go Vegetarian" next week in Turin, where the shroud is on display in the city's cathedral.
Some Catholics believe the linen sheet bearing an image of a crucified man is Christ's burial cloth.

"PETA chose Jesus as its new "poster boy" because he is widely believed to have been a member of the Essenes, a Jewish religious sect that followed a vegetarian diet and rejected animal sacrifices," PETA said in a statement.

The Essenes were a first century Jewish sect known for their esoteric lifestyle and strict ritual observances.
13:36 09-29-00
A former psychology student from Venezuela jogged across
25 countries, covering more than 20,000 miles, in 3-1/2-year.
This made him the first person to run round the world. After
he had run 15 miles into his own war torn country he stopped
and turned back. He had just noticed that "There were tanks.
Everyone seemed to be in uniform and carrying a machine
gun. " Since leaving Piccadilly Circus in London on Dec. 7,
1996, he has been mugged in Pakistan, shot at in Russia
and jailed for five days in China as a suspected spy.
A husband and wife returned home after a late party and
discovered that their patio door was open. In fact, the
lock on the handle was broken. They immediately called the
While waiting for the police, the couple checked out the area
downstairs and could not find anything missing or vandalized.
When police did arrive, they were escorted upstairs. To
everyone's surprise, they found a man sleeping in the couple's
bed. He was wearing a set of ear phones connected to a stereo
system. Next to the bed was a large duffel bag filled with
compact disks, jewelry, cameras and other items this burglar
had planned on taking.
After his arrest, this man explained to detectives that he was
checking out the quality and sound of the stereo system to
decide if it was worth stealing. He tested the stereo's quality
by playing a compact disk of his favorite group. He got so
relaxed and involved in the music that he lost track of time and
even where he was. It was late and he became sleepy. When he
laid down on the bed he fell asleep. Apparently he had been
sleeping at least two hours before he was discovered.
After his arrest, he was linked to five other house break-ins
and was found guilty on all counts. He is now serving the first
of six prison terms.

I guess you could say that this criminal had to face the music!
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