Zamin! Zaman! (Earth! Time!)
Planting ‘urban tree’
The presence of trees reduces stress in any human habitat and plays an important role in various aspects of human life:
•filter air, water and sunlight
•provide shelter to animals
•provide recreational area
•moderate local climate, slowing wind and storm-water, and
•shading homes and businesses and conserve energy
Preserving the forest trees is of great importance to life and health of our planet and all human societies.
Life in the urban condition has urged the need to plant more trees and create urban forests!
Planting urban trees is carried out in many different parts of the world. The type of tree planted may have great influence on the environmental outcomes.
To promote the growth of native ecosystems, planting fast growing indigenous trees is advocated by many environmentalists.
Persian Honey Almond Brittle
How to make Sohaan Assali
1 cup fine sugar
3 tablespoon thick honey
4 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 cup hot water or rose water
1 teaspoon saffron
1 -1/2cup sliced blanched almonds
1/4 cup sliced unsalted pistachios
Dissolve ground saffron in hot water.
Dissolve sugar in hot water- or rose water- and add honey and cooking oil.
Cook the mixture over high heat for 15 minutes or until sugar turns golden, stirring gently a few times.
The mix becomes brittle.
Add almonds stirring twice until almonds also turn golden.
Avoid too much stirring or almonds will lose shape.
Add saffron and mix gently and lower the heat.
Pour a teaspoon of your Sohaan mix on an oiled flat tray , at this stage the mix should become solid quickly.
Keep the mixture over low heat.
Continue to pour teaspoon portions on the tray and place a few slices of pistachio on top.
Allow to cool.
Separate the dried Sohaan from the tray using a knife and place in a tight box.
Keep in dry place.
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