Friday, June 29, 2012

Treasured Key-ring



   Over the years my twin and I have received several beautiful key-rings. Some we have used as decorations. Here is one that I received from a cousin who lives in Australia. I love the quotations in it with some of my favourites being :-

  "Reach for the moon. If you fall you will land on a star."
  "If you can imagine it…you can achieve it. If you can dream it…you can become it."
  "How beautiful the garden whose fragrance is family and friends."
  “Harmony prevails in the hearts of those who are filled with the music of love and friendship.”
  "What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness." - Thomas Bailey


  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh, Red Rose! - Wordless Wednesday Linky


    
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Jamaican Jerk Chicken - Creative Monday Blog Hop


    Jamaica celebrates its 50th year of Independence this year and I gladly take the opportunity to share things Jamaican. Jerk chicken is very popular and a big favourite of my family and me.  A great way to find out more about this dish and how it is prepared can be found here - JAMAICA Travel and Culture.com - Jerk Chicken


     
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Teapot Collector?!

    Although my twin and I have collected bird figurines over the years we have always admired our mom's teapots.  Strangely enough we have never been tea drinkers preferring to drink cocoa!  Here are some of our favourites:



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tribute To Dad - Creative Monday Linky



  
   I have written a number of posts about my late father Harry Haughton-James since I started this Blog. Although he died when was I was 13 years old I remember a lot about him. I have created what I call my father’s alphabet based on the word FATHER:-
                                                           Faithful
                                                           Affable
                                                           Trustworthy
                                                           Helpful
                                                           Energetic
                                                           Responsible



     
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

This was a clock!


   Would you believe that this was once a clock?! My family received it over 30 years ago. After a number of years it stopped working so Janine and I placed a postcard of a Kookaburra where the clock’s face used to be. First we pasted the postcard on a piece of cartridge paper. I am sure this was more than 15 years ago!  Janine received the postcard from one of her pen-pals.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ginger Lilies - Wordless Wednesday LInky

Ginger Lilies for 12 months!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Plantain Tarts - Creative Monday Linky


   My family and I have always considered Plantain Tarts as our favourite pastry. Recently we bought some so I went in search of a recipe for it:

RECIPE
3 very ripe plantains
sugar
red food colouring
vanilla
nutmeg
double quantity basic pie pastry

Directions:
1. Boil the plantains in water for about 15 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and mash them with a fork until they are free of lumps.
3. Add sugar, a drop or two of red food colouring, vanilla and nutmeg.
4.Roll out the pastry and cut out 8 circles using a small plate.
5.On the half of each circle place some of the plantain mixture and fold the other half over.
6. Use a fork to crimp the edges
7. Place the tarts on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 30 - 45 minutes.

Basic Pie Pastry
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
½ cup butter
Iced water

Directions
1.Sift together the salt and flour
2.Add the butter and cut into smaller pieces with a knife while combining it with flour.
3. Pour in some iced water, mixing it a little at a time until the pastry holds together. Do not make it get too sticky. Add more flour if necessary.
4. Wrap pastry in foil and refrigerate until you use it.

     
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

They are still there!


    I am here doing everything to conquer the flu. As I sit quietly my eyes drift to this door with pictures of beautiful birds. Some time ago I had a post where I indicated that old calendars don't go to waste at my home.   My twin and I decorated this door over 4 years ago. We used to put up new ones every year. However they still look bright so I have kept them up. Of course they bring back good memories of time shared with my twin.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Curry Mutton - Creative Monday Linky




RECIPE

2lb (1 kg) mutton
salt
black pepper
3 tablespoons curry powder
4 cloves of garlic
1 big onion sliced
2 stalks of escallion, chopped
1-2 hot peppers,chopped
1/4 cup of cooking oil
3 cups of water

Directions
1.Cut meat into small pieces.
2.Season with salt, onion, escallion, garlic, black pepper, hot pepper and curry powder.
3. Allow it to marinate for at least an hour.
4. Cover bottom of pot with oil and place meat in when it gets hot.
5. When meat is lightly brown, cover with water and allow to cook until tender.


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