Journey Forth

1 January, 2009

See the year through in fourty seconds

I spotted this on youtube this morning. Its amazing to watch and so much skill has gone into the making of the film.

See eirikso.com – the personal web site of Eirik Solheim for details, facts and figures of the film making. Great site.

Cats Again – Part One

cat-with-jigsaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I play?

cat-wet-fur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not happy about this!

 

cat-yawning2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I have ten more minutes?

If you like this post, see also:

*****BRAND NEW*****   Cats Again – Part Three

Dogs:-        It’s a Dogs Life?, Dogs – Canine Capers!, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Two, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Three 

Cats:-         Cats Capers!,  Cats Cuties! , Cats Capers – New Edition!! , Cats Cuties Part Two, Cats Capers Again, Cats Capers……..Revisited,  Cats at Large, Cats Again – Part One, Cats Again – Part Two, Cats Again – Part Three

Monkeys:-  Monkey Business – Part One, Monkey Business – Part Two, Monkey Business – Part Three

Hamsters:- You are the weakest link – Goodbye,

Cows:-       I like the way you mooooo-ve!

Pigs:-        Pigs Delight Part One

Chickens:- Chick chick chicken

Squirrels:- Dancing Squirrels

20 December, 2008

Brussels Sprouts

Filed under: Family,Food,Life,Random,The Good Life,Thoughts,Uncategorized,Vegetables — by Karen @ 6:07 am

sprouts

Brussels sprouts are among the same family that includes cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi. They contain good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fibre.

 

 

My favourite sprouts recipe is: Sesame and Ham Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients
100g cooked ham
450g small Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sesame oil
knob of butter
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method
1. Cut the slice of ham into 5mm dice and chill until needed. To prepare the sprouts, remove any damaged outside leaves, then halve each sprout.
2. Cook them in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water for a few minutes until tender, but still with the slightest of bites. Drain in a colander.
3. While the sprouts are cooking, heat a non-stick frying pan and add the sesame seeds.
4. Cook on a medium heat for just a minute or two to roast the seeds to a golden brown. Remove the seeds from the pan.
5. Add the sesame oil to the plan, along with the knob of butter, and warm the ham in the bubbling butter and oil, then add the drained sprouts.
6. Increase the heat and fry for 1-2 minutes, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
7. To finish, add the roasted sesame seeds, and spoon the sprouts into a vegetable dish.

Preparation time less than 30 mins
Cooking time 10 to 30 mins
Serves 4

Recipe by: Gary Rhodes

Frank Kelly – Countdown to Christmas

Filed under: Christmas,Family,Funny,Humour,Life,Thoughts — by Karen @ 5:42 am

 

 

This is just so funny. It makes me laugh from start to finish. Here’s the lyrics.

29 November, 2008

Electing a US President

Filed under: Family,Life,Politics,Random,Thoughts,US — by Karen @ 8:37 am

A short guide to the US electoral process.

Wish I’d seen this a few months ago!!!!

Another great video from Commoncraft.

16 November, 2008

Christmas is coming……..

Filed under: Children,Christmas,Family,Humour,Life,Random,The Good Life,Thoughts — by Karen @ 10:29 am

father-christmas

Did you know that there are 39 days to go until Christmas?

Check out this great site…….   Santa’s Postbag

Loads of great ideas for making christmas decorations, cards and gifts.

You can even contact Santa!

Salsify

Filed under: Family,Food,Life,Random,The Good Life,Thoughts,Vegetables — by Karen @ 10:08 am

salsify

Salsify, a root vegetable, looks like a long, thin parsnip with a creamy white flesh and a thick skin. It belongs to the dandelion family and has the most pretty flower. It is also known as the oyster vegetable because it has an oyster taste when cooked. Like most root vegetables, it can be boiled, mashed and used in soups and stews. If the skin is removed prior to boiling, the peeled root should be immediately immersed in water mixed with lemon juice to prevent discolouring.It contains potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, and vitamins A, B1, E and C. It also contains the glycoside inulin, which consists of fructose, and so it is particularly suitable for diabetics. It is available from October to January.

My favourite salsify recipe is: Spicy Roots.

Ingredients
3 parsnips , peeled and trimmed
3 carrots , peeled and trimmed
1-2 salsify (about 250g)
½ lemon
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
25g butter
2 peeled garlic cloves
some fresh marjoram leaves or flat-leaf parsley

Method
1. Cut the parsnips and carrots into lozenges of about the same size. Peel the salsify under cold running water and rub with the cut lemon at the same time. Cut off the woody core and slice into similar sized lozenges.
2. Sprinkle the parsnips with curry powder, and the carrots and salsify with 5-spice. Heat a large pan with the oil, then toss in the vegetables. After a minute, add the butter and garlic, season and continue to cook, stirring often, for up to 10 mins. If the vegetables start to colour too much, stir in 2-3 tbsp water to stop them burning. Toss through the marjoram leaves, allow to wilt then serve. Try serving this alongside lamb or robust game. 

Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serve: 4 – 6 people

Recipe by Gordon Ramsay

9 November, 2008

Cats at Large

cat-and-boy 

Cat’s saying ” Not your brightest idea – supergluing your ear to the floor!”.
 

cat-and-dog

 

Cat: What a big nose you have.

Dog: All the better to smell you with!

 

 

 

ginger-cat

Camera shy?………….Moi?………………….

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/m_j_g/304108610/in/set-1837165/

 

If you like this post, see also:

*****BRAND NEW*****   Cats Again – Part Three

Dogs:-        It’s a Dogs Life?, Dogs – Canine Capers!, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Two, It’s a Dogs Life? Part Three 

Cats:-         Cats Capers!,  Cats Cuties! , Cats Capers – New Edition!! , Cats Cuties Part Two, Cats Capers Again, Cats Capers……..Revisited,  Cats at Large, Cats Again – Part One, Cats Again – Part Two, Cats Again – Part Three

Monkeys:-  Monkey Business – Part One, Monkey Business – Part Two, Monkey Business – Part Three

Hamsters:- You are the weakest link – Goodbye,

Cows:-       I like the way you mooooo-ve!

Pigs:-        Pigs Delight Part One

Chickens:- Chick chick chicken

Squirrels:- Dancing Squirrels

When I came last to Ludlow

Filed under: Life,Poetry,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 4:34 pm

When I came last to Ludlow
Amidst the moonlight pale,
Two friends kept step beside me,
Two honest lads and hale.

Now Dick lies long in the churchyard,
And Ned lies long in jail,
And I come home to Ludlow
Amidst the moonlight pale.

A.E. Houseman.

Interesting poetry about an amazing part of the Country.

Cheese

Neil’s Original Thought of the Day

Why is it that cheese has holes in it BEFORE you start eating it?

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