Ukrainian Atrocities

Look at the atrocities committed by the Ukrainian army in the Russian city of Vorkuta:

Oh, wait, scratch that. This is how Vorkuta looks normally, without any war.

Great Lent Recipes: Lentils and Roast Veg

I saw this recipe on TV yesterday and made it straight off the airplane today. It’s supposed to be vegan.

I cooked the lentils with my ubiquitous Polish mushroom bouillon cube and a cinnamon stick. After the lentils cooked, I folded spinach into them.

The sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are roasted and go on top. You are supposed to mix some white miso paste, olive oil and maple syrup and coat the vegetables before roasting. But these are easily substitutable ingredients. The miso paste is salty, so if you don’t have it, just salt up the veg, and you are fine. Maple syrup is the sweet element, so use molasses or a bit of honey.

The original recipe calls for walnut pieces to go on top but I feel it’s too much and kind of fussy. I added dill though because I’m crazy about dill.

Turned out surprisingly delicious. N didn’t believe in the recipe and kept trying to make pelmeni to fall back on if it came out blah. But I’m happy to say that pelmeni proved unnecessary. The recipe came out great.

Liberalism and Words

And just like with Trump who got endlessly criticized for for his rhetoric but never for his actual failings (no wall, a weird dedication to Fauci, no pushback on BLM riots), Biden gets criticized for “strong talk” about Russia but not for his failure to send the promised weaponry, which starts to look like purposeful sabotage.

This is the cornerstone of out-of-control liberalism. Words are more important than reality. Words are reality. Trump is pro-wall because he says so, reality be damned. Biden is pro-Ukraine because he says so. Lia Thomas is a woman because – guess what! – he bloody says so. We’ve been so poisoned by this mentality that now nobody can get rid of it.

But he says so! It must be true if he says so!