Russian Sauerkraut

In Russia it is easy to find sauerkraut. Just find a bus station or a metro station and you will find the best sauerkraut around. You will also find every type of sauerkraut imaginable, except for hot style. According to the season you will many times find apples in the sauerkraut and that is really good…

Now since you do not live in Russia, most likely and you do not have a metro nearby, we have to make it ourselves and it is really simple…

Lets make Sauerkraut Russian style. Now once again there is thousands and thousands of different recipes, but this is one I use and it comes out just plain delicious…

Ingredients:

3 pounds shredded green cabbage I include stem section
2 medium carrots shredded
2 tablespoons sea salt, (do not use iodized salt)
Just a pinch of sugar
1 whole leaf of the cabbage

Directions:

Place all ingredients except the cabbage leaf into a large bowl (I prefer crock ware!) and mix to combine. Allow to stand for 1 and a half hours. Then transfer the mixture and the liquid that is produced, into a ceramic crock (only as big as it has to be) and pack it tightly, pressing down to submerge the cabbage in the juice…

Place the cabbage leaf on top of the mixture and weigh everything down with a clean weight (like a rounded river rock that has been sterilized) making sure that the vegetables are fully covered by the liquid, add a little extra water if needed…

Allow the cabbage to ferment at room temperature for seven days. If at any point during the fermentation you notice that the cabbage is no longer covered by the liquid, add enough water to cover, but no more than just cover. After seven days, transfer the jar of kraut into a cool, dry place. Allow to ferment for another seven days, or until it tastes to your liking…

Transfer the finished kraut into a covered glass mason jar and store it in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to four months…

That is it! It is easy to make, just time consuming and you have to wait. It is important to get the full flavor, you have to ferment the full time. Of course temperature is a factor and since climate is much milder in Russia most of the time you may have to only ferment for 5 days or so…

Oh so Yummy…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

Lets Be Stupid and hang ourselves (U.S.) to death over sanctions…

Below is an e-mail and it is from a Russian organization a very large Russian organization. This just could be the largest Dell customer in Russia. No I will not tell who it is, but I will tell you that this is happening all over Russia and the Russians are pulling away from the west and use eastern services from now on. I also will tell you that Preston Parker (of Dell | Global Trade Compliance – Trade Compliance Officer) knows who it is, and the Russian organization is very upset. The letter below is an example of a company like Dell Computers who has a paid contract for service and Dell is paid very well and in very large sums of money to deliver these services…

This is just one of many organizations getting these type of e-mails and they are just one of many who will alter their future to a better direction and safety net…

But! They (Dell) have to or they easily drop the care part when a maligned government, like the one in the U.S., tells them to stop supplying the services that are already paid for to Russia. This is how people who follow the rules and pay for expensive services are treated, by the U.S….

Just ask Preston Parker of Dell, I am sure that he has been very busy pissing off many Russian’s!

What I want to know is this the correct way to do business or is this business the western way? I also want to know, “How does a faltering company like Dell expect to survive when they hurt their business partners?”

This e-mail was sent to me and they allowed me to make sure it got out into the internet world. I just had to pull their names from certain spots…

Переслано: ——— —————–   ——————– дата: 07/04/2014 08:45

Support
Administrator
<supportadmin@ ——– tware.dell.com>
Копия
03/04/2014 03:13
Тема
Office of Foreign Assets Control
(OFAC) Sanctions

Dell
Dear ———- ——————,

In accordance with the recent Ukraine sanctions implemented by the Office of
Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury pursuant to
Presidential Executive Orders, Dell is obligated under United States national
security and foreign policy laws and policies to block and/or freeze all
service contracts and provisions of our services to —————-, since you are
either identified on the OFAC sanctioned list as a Specially Designated
National (SDN), or because we have determined that you are 50% or more owned
by an SDN. OFAC regulations apply to all U.S. persons and prohibit all
dealings, including the facilitation, servicing, financing or guaranteeing of
any transactions, with persons and organizations covered by the OFAC SDN list
and not licensed by OFAC.

Effective immediately, and without further notice, all access to technical
support services for your Dell software/appliances has been blocked.
Dell understands the difficulties you face in the current situation but we
must abide by United States laws and regulations.  We look forward to doing
business and servicing you again once the sanction has been lifted.
If you have further questions about this notice, please contact:
Preston Parker
Dell | Global Trade Compliance – Trade Compliance Officer
office +1.512.728.0656
Preston_Parker@Dell.com
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When I see things like this e-mail above, I want to make it clear that no one should pay for services from an American company and if you do, get your money back. Do not pay for their services, do not pay for their equipment and do not pay for their ability to sanction you. Move all details, equipment and services to the east…

I know as per my own experience, India, China and many others are better able to give the service needed and they will stand by it…

Bottom line: The short term irritation of sanctions will turn to long term changes in policy and those short term gains by the U.S. will bear fruit against her in the long term. I see how sanctions have strengthened Iran and caused the U.S. to loose long term support forever…

Time for Russia to pull the plug and then China, by then the U.S.G. will have another trillion or so debt under her belt and be ready to go belly up…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

P.S. – I am getting some feedback that Dell is trying to backpedal and trying to cover up what they are doing as per the e-mail above. “Sorry Charlie!” As we say…