Sunday, August 29, 2010



The Bluest Butterfly scored 56% on the
"THE ULTIMATE EIGHTIES FILM QUIZ" Quiz






























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10 out of 18 correct, 6 minutes, 45 seconds

Flixster: Quizzes - Trailers - Movies

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thursday Thirteen....

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4. "Entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of America." Ronald Reagan (Thanks to Thomas Edgell for finding this quote.)

5.
-----Sesame Chicken Strips. A Paula Deen recipe.
-----Thai Marinated Chicken Strips
-----Oven-Baked Coconut Chicken Strips. Seems a bit unusual to me as I have never tasted anything like that.
-----Parmesan Chicken Strips
-----Mustardy Breaded Baked Chicken Strips

6. This bit of humor from President Obama made me smile. (Thanks to Technosailor for pointing this out on Twitter. See Flickr for usage options of the photo...click on the photo to do this.)
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7.
-----Chocolate Chip Eggnog Balls
-----Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

8. Dangerous balcony-jumping trend

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10. You can have an eagle as the ring-bearer at your wedding.

11. Britain's most expensive car wash

12. Stone Age butchers?

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This post is a work-in-progress. :-)
Some colleges are now instituting things like "Farewell Ceremonies" to make separation at college easier.

Saturday, August 21, 2010



-----I have read that Avis wants to have her own cooking show someday. It might be an interesting show if she keeps some of the old-fashioned elements in her cooking. At times I even like the old-fashioned plating...reminds me a bit of some of the retro cookbooks that I enjoy.
-----Joe Bastianich is a restaurateur and vineyard owner. I am curious to know if he does any cooking himself...apparently, he did work in his mother's restaurant in his youth (though I am not sure what he did there).
-----I am wondering the last name of the man named Chris who cooked the Beer Cheese Soup in the first episode. I did not like the color/texture of Chris' soup....but I would like to see if there is any more about his efforts to cook with beer mentioned online. My fave of the things Husband and I have cooked with beer so far is a tie between Beer Battered Cod and Chili.
-----I was impressed by the number of ingredients in the Pressure Test but disappointed not to be told what they all were. I could do with a little more care as to sanitation in the tasting (in this and other parts of the show)....not the best thing to taste something and leave the spoon that has been in your mouth hanging into the stockpot as not everyone sucks a spoon dry.
-----If I interpreted the preview for next week correctly.....that's an interesting twist!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In My Life....

-----Playing phone tag with my new endocrinologist. I think that the newest development in my hyp0thyroid/Hashimoto's problems is actually good....I hope. Instead of two large nodules in my throat and several tiny nodules, I now have just several tiny nodules. The endocrinologist is to monitor these to see if they are shrinking (the two large nodules were shrinking the last time I had an ultrasound on my neck). Hopefully I, my general practitioner and another doctor who ordered the tests are correct that I am doing pretty good...though symptomatic as always.
-----No one around here seems to be having their tomatoes doing good this year. So far, we have three tomatoes. The next tomato that ripens, I will start pulling out seeds for next year. Previous attempts to save tomato seeds have failed but maybe I will succeed this time. Grandmother-in-law gives us several plants every year (that she propagates by saving the seeds).
-----I requested some strawberry runners to do research on bees in backyard farming....they are NOT doing well in the heat and are likely dead. :-( At least, I did not have to pay for them. They were a rarer strawberry close to Sparkle-meaning they would be sweet in the way that strawberries used to be many years ago. I still have one VERY rare variety of strawberry coming...hopefully, the weather will have cooled down a bit by then.
-----I have a suspicious mole that is to be looked at by a dermatologist. My guess is that it will have to be removed.
-----Doggie's behavior with the deceased Doggie's winter sweaters has gotten stranger. Somehow it comforts her to have one sweater over the side of the box that she rests in and another in front of the box...of course, she kidnapped both sweaters. She has a sock that she has claimed on the other side (and will not go after socks from the laundry basket now that she has this). Sometimes, she arranges toys in front of the box.
-----One of our family members just got a new dog....to be known on my blog as Doggie's Sister. My dog now has someone to play with. I found the dog on Craig's List....perfectly trained, very sweet,greets everyone. I am so glad that Doggie's Sister was able to be saved from going to the pound after their previous owner died and current caretakers had to relocate.
-----I now have 190 listeners on Blip. :-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

-----Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cookies
-----Grilled Peaches. Sounds like it will be good....I wish that it was easier to see what the dish is like from the picture.



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Peaches and Cream Cake


----The above cake recipe calls for caster sugar. I don't want to try to make it by putting granulated sugar in the food processor....so, I will have to order it online as our local supermarkets OFTEN don't carry many basic culinary items.
-----"Vanilla essence" is the same as vanilla extract in the UK....but I think it is stronger there than in the States. For this recipe, I will likely try using my Double-Strength Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract (from Pampered Chef).
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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Som Tam Thai Food
(Papaya Salad)
Licensed Photo (see usage options)
A recipe for this kind of salad.

12-Hour Salad
Apple, Brie and Walnut Salad
Apple Spinach Salad
Apple-Strawberry Spinach Salad
Cherry Brie Tossed Salad








By the way: Chana Dal is a bean. If the package says "Yellow Pea Chana Dal", it is a package of peas and not Chana Dal....some companies apparently label like this on purpose.



"Waiter...My Pea Salad is Mutating"
I make this pea salad.

   




Sunday, August 01, 2010

Irene's Funeral Cake. I have orange flavoring....now, I need lemon flavoring. Sadly, the reason why I have orange flavoring is that I was looking for orange extract and, as usual, no one around here carries the ingredient I need.
-----Rangoon Egg Rolls. The sauce sounds interesting,too.
-----Southwest Egg Rolls
-----Egg Rolls with Sausage Curry Filling
-----Turkey Egg Rolls. Judging by the ingredients, maybe try this at Thanksgiving.
-----Barley Egg Rolls. I have no idea what these would taste like.


You can fry them in a Dutch Oven....apparently many home cooks do egg rolls this way. This makes me happy since I don't have a deep fryer yet.


I will have to watch this one a few times as there is a lot of chatter going on in the video.

:-)



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