Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

Open letter to music producers:

Please please please do not add the sound of police sirens to your singers’ musical tracks. It is truly no fun driving along keeping to the speed limit, and obeying the driving laws, and suddenly hearing sirens, feeling your heart speed up, knowing that you could not possibly be the intended target of the cops, looking in the rearview mirrors and seeing nothing, only to figure out that the sound is coming from the radio.

I truly don’t know how much more of it I can take.

Signed,

Me, with more grey hairs than I had this morning.

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Heinous or Harmless – Is there no trust anymore?

I am not naïve by any stretch of the imagination. However, reading through some posts on the forums I visit, I do wonder! So many of the women / men on there snoop on their spouses. They check their emails and their cell phones for texts without the spouse’s knowledge. Most of them have had no indication whatsoever that their spouse may be cheating and defend this practice as being able to nip a problem in the bud. Whatever happened to trust? I am not saying to have blind faith – but if your spouse has not exhibited any type of distrustful behaviour, in my opinion, it’s extremely wrong to snoop on them.

Heinous or Harmless? Tell me your thoughts.

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Quinoa Salad with Multicoloured Peppers

Ruby V left me this recipe on a comment on the blog, I adapted it a little, but here is the recipe she posted – and it was yummy and totally Gluten Free.

What you need:

2 cups quinoa, rinsed,
4 cups water
peppers (I usually do one orange, one red, one green or yellow)
one to one and a half onions, chopped fine
2 small bunches parsley, chopped
currants, about a half cup, or more to taste (I left these out)

half cup olive oil
half cup lemon juice
agave or other gluten free sweetener to taste

What to do:

Put quinoa in pot with water, cover, and boil for 5 min, turn off and leave covered for 15 minutes.

Chop peppers and onions, and parsley.

When quinoa is done (ring separated from kernel) add veggies, mix

Make dressing, add sweetener to taste, salt and pepper. Add to salad, mix well.

Add currants and mix.

Chill in fridge.

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Hadassah’s Apple / Cranberry Cobbler

I adapted this recipe from one given to me by my friend Suzannah.

What you need:

1 cup of  flour

1 cup  of oatmeal

2/3 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar

1 heaping tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup melted margarine / butter

1 large can apple pie filling

2 small cans whole berry cranberry sauce (or one large one if you can find)

(you can substitute any flavour pie filling for both canned fruits)

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt the margarine.

Combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, margarine, cinnamon in a bowl and mix till well blended.

Open both cans, pour into greased 8 in baking dish (use a deep one).

Top fruit with oatmeal mixture making sure it covers it evenly.

Bake 45 min uncovered or until the top is well browned.

I have been told that this freezes well, but we have never had enough left over to freeze.

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