2Una expresión – Expression Every rosehas its thorn.La explicación –Explanation:Every good thing has an unpleasant side. Even such a beautiful flower as a rose can hurt you with its thorns. Nothing (and nobody) is totally perfect, so you should always take care!
3Una adivinanza – Riddle When is it bad luck to meet a white cat?La solución – Solution:When you are a mouse.
4Una receta de cocina – Cooking recipe: Sheperd´s Pie (1) Los ingredientes – Ingredients:2 pounds potatoes, such as russet, peeled and cubed2 tablespoons sour cream or softened cream cheese1 large egg yolk1/2 cup cream, for a lighter version substitute vegetable or chicken brothSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan1 3/4 pounds ground beef or ground lamb1 carrot, peeled and chopped1 onion, chopped2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup beef stock or broth2 teaspoons Worcestershire, eyeball it1/2 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls1 teaspoon sweet paprika2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
5Una receta de cocina – Cooking recipe: Sheperd´s Pie (2) La preparación – Preparation:Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and cream. Add the cream mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth.While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef or lamb. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. If you are using lamb and the pan is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings. Add chopped carrot and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with meat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas.Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve.
6Un pintor – Painter: Roy Lichtenstein (1) Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s his paintings were exhibited at the “Leo Castelli Gallery” in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorousmanner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style.His most famous image is arguably “Whaam!” (1963, Tate Modern, London), one of the earliest known examples of pop art, adapted a comic-book panel from a 1962 issue of DC Comics' “All-American Men of War”.
7Un pintor – Painter: Roy Lichtenstein (2) Pop artPop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of the mass-produced visual commodities of popular culture is contiguous with the perspective of fine art.Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.