Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I received a disturbing message off of her yesterday:
You might not remember me, we met once for coffee and then lost touch. My Son died very suddenly and without cause 2 months ago, I am still in shock. Just thought you should know.
I'm not sure what to make of this. I am sad. Terribly. Because no Mother can be unmoved by the loss of a child. Someones child. Even if you don't like that someone.
But my paranoid brain is working over time and wondering how her 4 year old has died suddenly without cause...
And then that maternal instinct to reply and comfort because...god.... to loose a child.
Am I am a bad person for continuing to ignore her and for having no interest in getting back into that dysfunctional relationship?
I don't think so, but that doesn't stop me from feeling a little bit guilty.
I was born with a condition. It's a part of me that I have always accepted and embraced, it makes me who I am.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
I feel like I'm on the cusp of creating something beautiful and usable and enjoyable and if only I could figure these two last things out. I have a date to video chat my brother in an attempt to get him to walk me through it but OH why must I be so useless with such things?
Soon my lovelies...soon. In the mean time you can expect a post tomorrow from me focusing on my big mouth. I know, you're already salivating for it aren't you? Surely!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Why a Pineberry of course. On Sky News this morning it's all the talk (War? what war? Murders? huh? Fruit is definitely a more important headline), The new fruit: Pineberries.
If you are lucky enough to live near a Waitrose then get your butt down there because they go out of season in 5 weeks times.
It's all very exciting IF it's true. While reading all the reports on this new and exciting fruit I am very aware of what the date is tomorrow and how notorious the British Press are for pulling one on the public.
But If it is true already my brain is working over load on the kind of fun deserts I can create. And I will. I am lucky enough to live quite close to a very large Waitrose and will be visiting there in the next few days in hopes to stock up.
Have you heard of Pineberries? Do you know if they are real? Do you have any suggestions on recipes?
I'll keep you updated.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I'm not sure but I do know I feel like I need a holiday from being busy. And no I don't want to sit on a beach or go somewhere on a relaxing vacation, I want time to do my laundry and mop my floor and I want to be able to organize my pantry and sit down and watch trashy television and go to the shops without having to rush. ENJOY a normal, mundane, routine day.
That is what I want.
I've had a very busy past few weeks with visits from old American friends and EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG's Birthday (which involves some sort of party or visit) I have been socializing too much for my liking. Not that I didn't enjoy every minute off it, but I'm ready for a good month of normality now before anyone asks me to do anything else that involves disrupting my homely routine.
We have bought our tickets to fly home end of May for 3 weeks to enjoy (and I organize) my sisters wedding and I am ITCHING to get home. I haven't been home for 3 years. It's a long time.
I obviously have also been neglecting you, for which I apologize.
I have a study now, at the end of our garden (god bless my handy man husband) and I have been enjoying hiding in there and pouring over books and recipes and thinking of blogging. Eventually when I get wireless I'll be able to dedicate this as my blogging room and you may all see more of me. I hope I will be able to become a larger more constructive part of this community as well.
Once I get back on my toes I will also be holding a Foodie Pay It Forwards in which 3 of you will be the recipients of a foodie goodies box from the UK.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
- Beetroot contains betaine, a substance that relaxes the mind and is used to treat depression. It also contains trytophan (also found in chocolate!) which contributes to a sense of well being.
- The Romans considered beetroot an aphrodisiac (it’s rich in the mineral boron which is important in the production of human sex hormones). The belief persists to this day that if a man and a woman eat from the same beetroot, they will fall in love (with each other, presumably.)
- It’s an excellent source of folic acid and is therefore recommended to women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
- Cooked beetroot is a great source of folate that can protect you against high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also crucial to the development of a baby’s spinal cord during the first three months of pregnancy, so a good intake of folate is important to prevent spinal cord defects such as spina bifida.
- Beetroot is a naturally environmentally-friendly crop, rarely needing treatment with pesticides.
If you're still unsure about trying beets (why?!) then why don't you have a look over these recipes to get your taste buds tingling?
Borscht Soup - A classic beetroot soup originating from Poland.
Beetroot, Avocado and Goats Cheese Salad served with Parma Ham - The combination is. peeeerfect.
Beetroot and Onion Chutney - I heart this so much.
Beetroot & Wild Mushrooms Tartlet in Filo Pastry - Why wouldn't you?
But my favourite easy way to curb my Beetroot craving? Couple of slices of whole meal bread, several slices of beetroot dipped in malt vinegar arranged on top, salt, pepper and a generous sprinkling of cheddar cheese... Toasted of course.
All information comes from www.lovebeetroot.co.uk .... Yeah, thats right people, they've even got their own website. Booyah.
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