PEACE in the Country
Here are a couple of peace organizations coming out of Germany:
Bonn International Center for Conversion available here:
This NGO does a lot of work in peace and conflict studies, they believe that by promoting peace and development are necessary precursors to being able to transform conflict and build a true security. They not only do research, but they also provide training and do outreach.
Another big NGO is Heinrich Boll Stiftung available here:
This group is part of the green political movement focused on: ecology, sustainability, democracy, human rights, gender equality, self-determination and justice. Basically, they consider themselves a green think tank.
PEACE with a Piece of Food
We made a lovely meat dish tonight with my German hosts Annette and Sacha. I have tried several times to pronounce this correctly but have been unable to thus far, hopefully someday because it was delicious! Enjoy!
Frikadellen (Meat patties with mustard)
500 g ground beef
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 onion chopped into small pieces
1 tsp cumin
3 tbsp parsley chopped
1/2 dried baguette
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste
First, take the 1/2 baguette and soak in water, then drain and set in a bowl. Now, mix together the meat, bread, onions, parsley, cumin, garlic, egg, paprika and salt and pepper. Make sure to blend well.
Next, form small patties from the meat. Begin pan-frying with oil and cook until browned like in the picture. And that´s all, though my host told me it MUST be eaten with a good mustard, otherwise it is simply not German. It is good served with a cucumber salad and a potato side. Enjoy!
I got lucky with these pics because our friend is a great photographer and helped me out!
I felt bad, my host Annette has not eaten meat for And of course of German toast!
a very long time, but she insisted that any good German
food has meat in it. She loved every bite!