Mission Control

April 19th, 2017

The Guardian: Apollo 13: celebrating the unsung heroes of mission control. “Ahead of a new documentary about Nasa’s ground crews, astronaut Jim Lovell talks about the team that saved his life during 1970’s ill-fated moon mission”.

“It is unlikely there is anyone who has more appreciation for the work of Nasa’s mission control than Captain Jim Lovell. His Apollo 13 mission was nearly destroyed when an oxygen tank in its main command module exploded. His spaceship was crippled and only narrowly coaxed to a safe return to Earth thanks to his crew’s heroic efforts – and the crucial aid of mission control.

Lovell was commander of Apollo 13 but was forced to abandon his mission’s planned lunar landing when the blast, which occurred 200,000 miles from Earth and two days into its journey in April 1970, triggered a major loss of power. Cabin heating stopped working, the water supply was disrupted and carbon dioxide began to build up. Lovell and crewmen Jack Swigert and Fred Haise were facing death.”

The movie is available here on demand.

Link via Garret.

Frühlingszeit – Rhabarberzeit

April 12th, 2017

Hurra, endlich gibt’s wieder Spargel und Rhabarber! Die Spargel-Premiere fand schon am letzten Wochenende statt (wie immer mit unserem Lieblings-Klassiker Spargel-Sahnesoße mit Lachs), und heute war’s Zeit für den ersten Rhabarber.

Von unserer lieben Nachbarin gab’s eine große Portion frischen Rhabarber aus dem Garten, der natürlich direkt verarbeitet werden musste, und zwar in diesem Kuchen:

allrecipes Deutschland: Rhabarberkuchen mit Baiserhaube.

Der Kuchen ist schnell und einfach zuzubereiten und schmeckt äußerst lecker! Den werde ich sicher noch öfter backen.

Mmmh, lemon!

April 10th, 2017

Smitten Kitchen: Lemon Bars. These sound so tasty and look especially yummy on the photos! I’ll have to try this recipe soon, as I’m also a big fan of shortbread.

“We should stay the hell out of Syria” – Donald J. Trump in 2013

April 10th, 2017

The Atlantic: Seven Lessons From Trump’s Syria Strike. “The attack raises a series of questions about the president’s approach to America’s political processes and institutions.” By David Frum.

Sunday Treat

April 9th, 2017

I’m a huge fan of Mandelhörnchen, but I’ve never baked them at home. I had no idea the recipe was so simple! Try them if you’re a fan of marzipan, they are soooo good!

Smitten Kitchen: Almond Horn Cookies.

Hier sind zwei deutschsprachige Rezepte, die Marzipan-Rohmasse verwenden:

Chefkoch: Mandelhörnchen und Mandelhörnchen.