Tuesday, February 19, 2008

123 Meme

OK, this blog is in response to a challenge issued by Daryl's Brain
entitled 123 Meme. It involves the following.....
  • Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
  • Find Page 123
  • Find the first 5 sentences
  • Post the next 3 sentences
  • Tag 5 people
My answer to the challenge is as follows:
The book is Exit Music by Ian Rankin and here is the quote:

Ok, so he was stretching it, but he wanted to see how she would react. All she did was raise an eyebrow and fold her arms. "And how," she asked, "did you happen to get my description in the first place?"

Sound very "detective like"??....well it is. The book is the latest in a series of Inspector Rebus mysteries based in Edinburgh. They are gritty and complex and always a good read.
I now have to tag five people.....therein lies the problem. So I'm going to cheat here, I don't know of five different (different from Daryl's Brain and associated lists) people who have blogs, so I'm going to just leave it open....if you read this and you have a blog....go for it!!

What fun!!!


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Just a little blog today

Not much today I fear.....

I have managed to achieve two things today....sending off a parcel and buying tickets to Cirque de Soleil. There are definitely more things to achieve, but those are the main ones.

I am so chuffed that C de S. is finally coming to Kamloops. From what I have seen of their productions....(on TV) they are spectacular and colours and costumes are just overwhelming to the senses....at least they seem so. I am really looking forward to it.

Another note....I have added Hannah Andersson to my list of links. She is a Swedish crafter, artist, photographer and much more and her blog is always fun and inspiring to read. Her ideas are always unique and give me hope that I may still achieve something in my artistic life. Feel free to check her out.

Other than that....not much else to cogitate on....at least nothing that's fit to put into print...;-)


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sunday Dinner....

Oh my stars...nearly another week has passed between blog posts!!

Well, I'm sitting here with my cup of tea, having made a HUGE stew for the slow cooker....and this is how I did it.

I browned the meat with garlic and fresh ground pepper, put it into the slow cooker to simmer in beef broth whilst I chopped veggies. Veggies involved were: Parsnips, rutabaga, turnip, carrots, onion, leek, zucchini, red potatoes, broad beans (frozen from the summer) red pepper, and celery.

I then nipped outside in my jammies and garden shoes, dusted the snow off the thyme and snipped some lemon and silver thyme (still remarkably good), returned indoors to combine that with my dried rosemary and sage from this years garden, fresh parsley from Save On and then I chopped it all up together....smelled delicious!!

So I was going to just put this all into the slow cooker, but then decided that mixing it there would be a disaster, so I got out my largest bowl and dumped in the meat, and all the veggies and herbs along with some "mortar and pestled" cumin and hot pepper seeds and then in Jamie Oliver style, I stuck my hands in and just mixed it all together and yes my hands were suitably washed before doing this !! After mixing, I carefully dumped it all back into the slow cooker, added some more beef broth and put the lid on and I shall not touch it again until about 5-6 pm, at which point I will probably adjust the seasoning if needed. I had already purchased whole grain buns and sundried tomato bread from Save On....so I only have to putter and tidy up this afternoon before the bros come for dinner tonite.

Oh....and I also picked up some Jello Instant Butterscotch pudding and Cool Whip for a very quick and light dessert in my mothers parfait glasses. A little nostalgia here, as I haven't had instant jello pudding let alone butterscotch pudding in YEARS!!! So it will be pudding and tea for dessert as we watch Doc Martin.....

Have a good evening!!