Jun 18, 2020

May 23, 2020

Do You Churchill?

Just wondering........

Do you like it or do you think it is dumb.

Have you ever thought of doing it the old fashioned way with actual cards.

Are you slightly resentful about being asked to pay for a buggy game?

Have you ever wondered why Microsoft Solitaire is perfect, and free, and has been, for like, forever.

Can you see it on your phone?

Did Churchill invent the game or is there an original vintage version with a different name.

Your thoughts............

Apr 15, 2020

Quick and Easy ICE CREAM IN A BAG | Anyone Can Do It!! | Working From Ho...

Did you ever feel like you had to move to The South just to get a good recipe and a bite to eat.

Readers, I'm talking about buttermilk almond cupcakes with almond-vanilla or chocolate frosting with crushed walnuts on the top like my Gran used to make.

Talking about Pimento Cheese Spread on toast we used to have for lunch.

Now, I just start with the Southern cooking blogs and websites and go from there.

Southern Living Coconut Cake with Lemon Filling is a good place to begin.

Schulenburg, Texas to Orange, Ca to San Diego, just wondering if walnuts eventually replaced pecans.

And the Chex Mix from Flatonia every Christmas was to die for--seriously, I cannot duplicate that recipe.

Your thoughts...........

221 So. Glassell Ave, Orange, Ca

Zena Arnim Rowley and Bessie Arnim Varley

Mar 29, 2020

Hummus | Akla wa Hekaya: Meal and a Story

I would love to try the Olive Oil Soap.

Thank you, Sireen, for taking time to tell us about Palestine and about your mom.

It is also fun to learn about the processing of olive oil.

Hello Handsome: This good look'in guy needs a home--Chumper from New York Dog and Cat Fosters

Must Love Dogs - Saving NYC Dogs added a new photo to the album: In Temporary NYC ACC Foster & Deferred Intakes - Adopters needed! — with Debby Pellom and 6 others.
INTAKE DATE - 12/20/2019
CHUMPER HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE FOSTER CARE PROGRAM THROUGH THE SHELTER. SHE CAN be returned at ANY TIME, if an adopter is not found. For more information or to adopt, please EMAIL foster@nycacc.org - SUBJECT Line: Enter Dogs name & animal ID number - Don't forget to add your email address and phone numbers where they can reach you to your email as well. Thank you for caring. 
LONG STAY Chumper Is Stunningly Handsome and Is Already Altered! Friendly and Outgoing with People! With coltish legs, a velvety, caramel coat and eyes that make you wonder if he's possibly part person, Chumper could easily be renamed Thumper as your heart will be "thump, thump, thump."
A volunteer writes: Helllloooo, handsome! Do your best to hold on to your breath at the sight of 6 year-old Chumper. With coltish legs, a velvety, caramel coat and eyes that make you wonder if he's possibly part person, Chumper could easily be renamed Thumper as your heart will be "thump, thump, thump." Now who among us doesn't love a man full of mystery, and that's precisely what Chumper still is. With his quiet, curious demeanor, exploring the pen on a chilly day and returning for pets and treats, Chumper is a most elegant presence who'll always leave you wanting more, wanting more of those eyes and to learn more about him. What we do know is Chumper is incredibly polite with his snacks and prone to bursts of silly play if you get him running which, with those legs, you probably should. Thump, thump, thump. Now listen to the beat of your heart, and come make it full with our Chumper today. Chumper is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Chumper ~ the dashing gentleman ❤️
CHUMPER, ID# 83790, 6 yrs old, 88 lbs, Neutered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Single-pet home
Recommend no dog parks
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Chumper previously lived with a adult and 1 special need child. He is friendly and outgoing with strangers. Chumper is uneasy with the special need child in the home. There were no dogs or cats in his previous home. His behavior around other dogs or cats is unknown. Chumper is not bothered when the client takes away a bone, treat or toy away. Chumper is not bothered when the client places his hand by the food while eating. He did not bite or scratch a person or animal in previous home. Chumper is not housetrained. His previous owner describes his energy level as medium.
Other Notes: Chumper is not bothered when the client pushes/pulls him off the funiture. Chumper enjoys baths and is not bothered when his nails are trimmed. Chumper has never had any medical issues and has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Chumper is an indoor dog and enjoys running around the yard. Chumper is shy but also enjoys to play. Chumper enjoys stuffed toys and balls. Chumper sleeps inside the home in front of the door. Chumper was fed Bennet dry dog food once a day. Chumper uses the bathroom inside the home and goes outside on the grass and cement. When left alone, Chumper barks and digs in the yard. Chumper has never been crate trained but knows when to sit, lay down and come. Chumper pulls very hard on the leash and when taken off leash he will run away.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 12-20-2019: Chumper had a tense body once the owner left the care center. Chumper cried and barked, and needed two people to place him into a kennel.
Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: Body neutral, seeks treats, leans in for petting
Soft handling: Accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact
Handling comments: Body neutral
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
The previous owner of Chumper did not report any history around other dogs.
12/21: When greeting a female helper dog, Chumper sniffs briefly then turns away. An off leash greeting is not conducted at this time due to his stress levels.
12/22: Chumper is introduced to the female helper dog off leash. He appears highly tense and uncomfortable when approached.
2/13/2020: When greeting a female dog at the gate, Chumper became tense, barked and growled. An off leash greeting is not conducted.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 20-Dec-2019
Summary: Tense, cried, barked when owner left
ENERGY LEVEL: Chumper is described as having a medium level of energy.
1/23: Chumper has been social and interactive with his daily caretakers.
1/25: Chumper seems to have moments of becoming over aroused. Chumper was off leash in play yard and was jumping up at handler.
2/13/2020: Chumper has been a volunteer favorite while at the Care Center. He is soft with handlers and really enjoys treats. He does not often seek attention but accepts petting when offered. He has begun reacting to dogs when leaving and returning to his kennel but has not displayed this sort of behavior outside of the care center on walks.

Please click on his facebook page for more notes.

Feb 5, 2020

Let's Sell Vitamins and Call It a UFO Show: George Noory Update

George Noory, late night radio talk show host and vitamin hawker continues to sell vitamins and call it a UFO show


Art Bell turns in his grave as George Noory turns Coast to Coast Am into a platform to make money for questionable medical advice.

But the real tragedy is that the show is boring

George,  it's not interesting.

What are you thinking.

It's dead.

You're going down the wrong road.

Get rid of the vitamin guy, stop focusing on your wallet and find Linda Moulton Howe

Your show's a snoozer!

Salmon Patties - Quick & Easy

Jan 31, 2020

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup: This Vintage BA Recipe is the Definition of "Oldie But Goodie”


This Vintage BA Recipe is the Definition of "Oldie But Goodie”

Rachel Karten
Bon Appetit
Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.
This recipe, which was originally developed in 2013, goes against everything the current BA Test Kitchen believes in. It calls for boxed chicken stock, even though you’re essentially making your own by boiling the raw chicken, and it uses orzo, a pasta shape that will cause many editors here to make a face like they just bit into a sour lemon. Here’s the thing: I don’t care. Maybe it’s because I have fond memories of my mom making it for me when I’d come home from college. Or maybe because it’s truly the simplest, most comforting chicken soup ever. Either way, it never lets me down.
It’s sort of a cross between a chicken noodle soup and Greek avgolemono. It has all the comforting celery and dill flavors of a classic chicken soup plus the hit of lemon you can expect from avgolemono. Except you can make it in 30 minutes flat.
To make it, you cook down sliced leeks and celery, add in chicken and boxed broth (sorry, Test Kitchen crew!), season, and bring all that to a boil. Hang out for 20 minutes, then transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and shred it up. Add orzo to the broth and let that lil’ pasta cook for 8 or so minutes. Remove from heat, stir your chicken back in, add a lot of dill, squeeze in some lemon juice, and crack some fresh pepper on top. That’s it. That’s the recipe.
I recently made the soup in my own kitchen, across the country from the kitchen from where my mom would make it for me, and it was just as comforting as ever. It might not obey all the current rules that the Test Kitchen editors abide by, but it holds up. Yes, nostalgia is a pretty good seasoning. But so is a handful of dill, a squeeze of lemon, and a crack of black pepper.

Get the recipe:

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

Mary-Frances Heck
Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit

copied from yahoo news


But what about shrimp instead of chicken?