Saturday, October 21, 2006

Two Really Hot Naked Chicks !!!

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they are really hot & naked..............

Are they hot.........or what ???

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Curry Flavour Mushrooms - Nothing New

A company is selling small brown, curry-scented milkcap mushrooms (10 pound for 250 grams) which are said to be a natural food that grows wild in their country. When I mentioned the fact to Granny Smith, she said that curry-scented mushrooms were nothing new. She said that many moons ago when she grew her own mushrooms in cold & damp places she used to mix packets of curry powder into the mix in which the "mushrooms" grew. The mushrooms picked up the "curry" which resulted in "curry-tasting" mushrooms, so there you go. Also when she saw mushrooms growing wild on her property she made up a "curry mix" and feed that to the mushrooms . Another thing she used to grow was "pink daffodils" !!! They will be a couple of the things, I will grow on my property, when I get old(er). As for mushrooms, well I already have friends who treat me like a mushroom - "they fed me shit and keep me in the dark" !!! (hehe)

Healthy Food ???

The Board of Health in New York is out to keep New Yorker's healthy with a proposal to ban cooks at any of its more than 24,000 food service establishments from using ingredients containing the artery-clogging substance, commonly listed on labels as partially hydrogenated oil, otherwise known as artificial trans-fat. Under the proposal, which has yet to be approved, restaurants would need to get artificial trans-fat out of cooking oils, margarine and shortening by next July 1st and all other foodstuffs by July lst, 2008. The proposal would create a huge problem for national fastfood chains.The ban would not affect grocery stores and would not apply to naturally occuring trans-fats found in some meat and dairy products. A similar ban has been proposed in Chicago, but is still under consideration.

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Beat 500g softened butter, 1 & 1/4 cups of brown sugar, and 1 - 395gram can of condensed milk in a bowl until light & fluffy. Combine together 2 cups self-raising flour & 3 cups plain flour and add to the mix.Stir in 500g Dark chocolate bits.Roll 1/3 cupfuls of mix into balls. Place 4 at a time on greased oven trays . Press balls to form a 10cm circle. Cook in a moderate oven, 180 degrees C for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Ice Cream !!!

Street's Ice Cream one of the oldest brands of ice cream, is made by Unilever Foods. It is also one of the several different brands sold in supermarkets & dairies, throughout Australia & NZ. With so many brands avaiable, it is difficult trying to "pick" what sort of ice cream to choose.

More Ice Cream.......

One of NZ's own ice cream companies, Tip Top Ice Cream was started in 1935. Some of NZ's favourites would have to be - Hokey Pokey; French Vanilla and just plain Vanilla. As well as supermarkets & dairies, there are small shops in the shopping malls, which sell nothing but ice creams and or sorbets. There are also "mobile ice cream" trucks, which ply their trade driving around the streets playing a tune, which would have to be the second worst tune, next to that frog or whatever you like to call him.

Peppercorns !!!

Peppercorns grow as a symbiotic climbing vine called "piper nigrum" on a tall thin tree in India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The berries are green, then ripen to bright red and hang in clusters like grapes.
Black pepper is the unripe berries that have been picked by hand and then left toi dry and shrivel in the sun.
White pepper ripens on the vine than is hand-picked, soaked and milled to remove the outer skin. Because of this treatment, they never taste as aromatic as the black ones.
Green peppercorns are picked unripe then freeze-dried or preserved in jars.
Pink peppercorns which come from South America have a mild flavour and are appreciated for their colour.
It is best to grind peppercorns as you need them, not only because the smell tickles your tastebuds, but because once ground, pepper rapidly loses it's flavour.
Pepper is of course a stimulant, a diuretic, improves sexual ardour, reduces fever and aids digestion. If food is love, pepper enchamces that love with mystery & eartiness.

Grind a peppercorn or two over a "dish of softened ice cream" and......... ???

I'll be back............

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Chelsea Sugar !!!

Just in case you "missed it", I have repeated this post here, as the video's are worth sharing.

Video's Of Recipes
There is approx. 34 Chelsea Sugar recipes which feature in the video's. Having a quick look thru the list of recipes, I can see 3 classic's my Mother used to make - Anzac Biscuits, Hokey Pokey Biscuits & Banana Cake !!! (That's if the little monkey didn't eat the banana's first !!! hehe)

Where Did Hamburgers Originate From ?

Althought the "hamburger" is well & truly part of USA, it came orginally from Russia. In medieval times, a favourite Russian food was raw meat scraped and shredded with a blunt knife and then seasoned with salt, pepper and onion juice. German saliors visiting the Baltic ports like the meat and took the recipe back to the port of Hamburg in Germany - hence the name, "hamburger". Unable to face eating the raw meat, the Germany's usually grilled it. In the 19th century, German immigrants took the recipe with them to USA. In 1900, when Louis Lassen served the meat between two slices of bread, the American hamburger was born.

Recipe - Coconut Macaroons

Combine 4 cups desiccated coconut; a 395 gram can of condensed milk; half a teaspoon of grated orange rind & i teaspoon vanilla essence in a large bowl, mix well. Shape heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls. Place a cup of desiccated cocnut in a plastic bag - toss your "balls" in the coconut. Place the balls 3cm apart on greased oven trays, press a piece of glace red cherry in the middle of each ball. Cook in a moderate oven (180degree's C) for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Leave on trays for a couple of minutes and transfer to wire racks to cool.

Meat Pies ???

They are trying to put the "meat" back into "meat pie", just don't ask what animal it was. Transtasman food regulators are trying to ensure that the humble pie contains at least 25% "meat flesh", which can/could include skin, fat & connnective tissue. At present a meat pie is defined as a pie containing 25% meat - its formal definition covering the part or whole of a carass of any buffalo, camel, cattle, deer, goat, hare, pig, poultry, rabbit or sheep. But some pies haven't been up to scratch with their 25% meat content and have been dubbed "rat coffins". Others "meat" the 25% by including snouts, ears, tendons, tongues and other unsavoury body parts.
(I wonder if that includes their "willies" ???)
NZer's eat approx. 60 million pies per year.

World Vegetarian Day

Last Sunday was World Vegetarian Day !!! So I am a week late in posting this, but never mind - have a look at the website as I am sure you will find it very interesting.

Tea, Mr Shifter ???

Believe it or not - tea was discovered by a Chinese emperor over 5000 years ago, when some "leaves" just happened to blow into a pot of boiling water - well so the story goes.
Nowadays, you don't have to wait around for leaves to blow into your pot - all you have to do is to take a "teabag" out of the packet and pop it into your cup.
There are three packets of teabags in my cupboard - one is of the old and well known
"Choysa" tea - round teabags I might add, not "square", but if & how it improves on the end cup of tea I wouldn't have a clue. Choysa Tea has been around in NZ since 1905, but no doubt as loose-leaf tea rather than the tea-bags we have today.

The other 2 packets of tea are from another older company called Healtheries which was established in Auckland in 1904, as a miller of speciality flours. Today, 102 years they still mill flour as well as supply cereals, health foods & supplements and a wide range of herbal teas. I drink two of the teas from their range - Peppermint Tea and Chai Tea, which is a blend of enchanting indian spices and decaffeinated black tea.

Where does "Mr Shifter" come into was advert for Choysa tea, where a father & son monkey were furniture movers. They were moving a "lady monkey's furniture", one of the items of which was a piano. They were trying to get the piano from upstairs, downstairs when the lady called out "Tea, Mr Shifter"? The piano rolled down the stairs !!! They were sitting down having a cup of tea, when the son asked his father "Do you know the piano's on my foot"? The father said.............noooooo, but you hum it son and I'll play it !!!

There were also other "monkey TV adverts" as well, but for some reason or other, that one tickled my funny-bone !!!

I'll be back............