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Sunday, 28 June 2009
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Friday, 26 June 2009
today is just a loving thanks to my Husband Paul who put in a lot of hard work and effort so that we can produce some of our own foods.
What am I talking about? well let me tell you
Today my husband butchered some meat and minced it so we could start producing our own foods regularly.
so what you say? Well here's a little background my husband is type 1 diabetic nothing spectacular there I suppose lots of people unfortunately are. My husband has also had full kidney failure and a transplant since.
again so what??? well it's true that others have too. But when my husband lost his kidneys 12years ago he also lost his sight, completely, he is black blind, and although he was a chef before he went blind he has never done butchering.
So not only did he do the actual butchering of the full birds some chicken and turkey which particularly with the turkey took him the better part of an hour he also did the mincing for me manually believe me even with my help takes an age. Well worth the effort but hard work.
So I thank my wonderful loving husband for all his hard work and having stood on his feet for over two and half hours to do this.
I know it took a lot out of him because although I kept asking him to take a rest he ended up having a mild hypo. Recovered fully now but I know he's exhausted... However with what he did we ended up with good fresh mince and are now having turkey burgers for dinner and with the chicken that he butchered we'll be making fresh homemade sausages.
So with that I will leave it there and go make him a coffee and catch you all soon
take care till then and have fun
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I have a new freebie for you today.
I have used a beautiful FTU kit called Tweet Morning by
Debbie of http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/
It's a great Freebie being offered so go over to the site and grab it while you can and please don't forget to leave a comment or thanks if downloading
in the meantime I've created a QP with this lovely kit and have obtained permission to offer as a freebie
so here is a preview
You can get the QP from here
Just look for Spring Birds and don't forget to get the full kit is offered free at http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/
Well that's about it for now
Happy Scrapping and see ya soon
ps for those that would like to download my little critters I have made them available now as I'm not sure I'm going to get the kit finished as soon as I hoped
so here's a quick preview of one or two again and you can download fromjust look for sea animals
hope you enjoy
again thanks for visiting
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Sorry in the middle of doing a new kit so no new freebies at the moment.. But soon I hope.
Things are a bit up in the air at the moment.
I'm in a bipolar cycle which is making life difficult. My husband is bored all the time and wants to do stuff but he doesn't know what he wants to do and because I am in such a state of depression I don't really want to do anything.
Damien seems a bit bored in Australia at the moment so I'm getting slightly agro phone calls instead of nice I'm having a good time..etc then he's losing things and I'm not sure what he expects me to do he's in Australia not England so I can't find it for him.
Then yesterday we go out and some jerk off hits my car from behind after failing to check traffic and the fact that there were no traffic lights and then has the audacity to abuse and scream and swear at me.. On top of that I had right of way... so apart from the fact he hit me and the fact he didn't even know that traffic lights were out???? what does that tell you and he has to abuse me for hitting his mirror on my car when he didn't check what was happening.
Believe me since I've moved here I have been pushed off the road by drivers forced off the road, people swearing, honking their horns, speeding and then when you don't they will flash their lights honk their horns and pull fingers yell out window or swear at you... they don't know how to use roundabouts, riding on my rear end, driving too close, refuse to move over on country roads or to back up when they have a layaway just a right behind them and then forcing forward trying to make me back up sometimes upto nearly 1/2 km because they want to get through rather than them backing up a meter. I have never met a more disgusting rude people that the ones I have to deal with in this area... and there are those that think this is a great joke and laugh at you once they have achieved what they want... they don't stop when they hit you and I have been hit a few times because of people speeding on country roads and forcing themselves through in narrow area's where they should give way...
Since I moved to England and particularly Plymouth area I have found that drivers and unfortunately the people in general are the rudest most arrogant selfish drivers/people I have had the misfortune of dealing with.
Please note I do not include all people but as a whole plymouthians are total........ well I will not finish that sentence.
I don't want to nor do I intend offending anyone but I have really really had it... I am so sick and tired of being treated like ____fill in any blank you like because people think they are something more than they are or more important than anyone else.
It's sad when they make a mistake on the road and abuse you, swear at you or threaten you instead of acknowledging their own lack of concentration or their own errors...
I've had two years of having to deal with it and trying to assimilate with a new country where I have encountered rudeness from the day I first walked off a plane here....
I wont even go into Gatwick and the staff there and immigrations department.
so again I do not mean to offend but enough is enough and If only one person reads this and changes the way they behave on the roads whether in the UK or in any country for that matter then that's one more safer driver on the road... and I acknowledge everyone makes mistakes no is perfect but there are ways of dealing with things....
anyway sorry rant over again
hopefully soon new freebie will be available
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
MICHELLE’S SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL PASTA
Ingredients 150g Proscutio or Bacon Pieces
6-8 button mushrooms diced
1/2 red onion diced
200g frozen cocktail or small prawns
1/4 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen diced mixed vegetables
good dash soya sauce
1 tsp horseradish cream
4 or so slices milano or italian salami chopped up
as much fresh ground pepper to taste
2 tsp cornflour
and little water
Spaghetti or linguini or taglatelli
Parmesan cheese for topping
Put your water on the boil for the pasta and cook pasta to packet instructions
In the meantime using a deep frying pan dry fry your proscutio or bacon pieces for 2 minutes or so add diced onion and diced mushroom and fry for further 5 minutes or so till softened.
Now add your frozen vegetables and cook for further 3 minutes
Add your coconut milk and your horse radish sauce, black pepper good dash of soya sauce and cook for further 3 or four minutes.
Now add your prawns.
Taste at this point for seasoning and flavour add salt and pepper as necessary it’s a delicate sauce so don’t be too heavy handed...
Now add your cornflour and water mix and your salami and cook for further 2 or so minutes do not thicken too much
Drain your pasta if not done already and put into bowls
grate over parmesan cheese and then divide your sauce over pasta between bowls
grate over a little more parmesan and serve...
This recipe was created by Michelle Mills
Well that's it for the day
have a great week
see ya next time and enjoy and have fun