Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bell or Sweet Peppers - Creative Monday Linky



     Do you ever use bell or sweet peppers? Recently I was happy to get the ones above and  I have been using them when cooking meat. I think they have a wonderful flavour. Over the years I have also used them in potato and vegetable salads as well as home-made pizza.  My favourite meat dish with this kind of pepper is Chinese Pepper steak. These peppers come in different colours. I found a lovely pin of them on Pinterest.


Source: pepperjoe.com via JUDY on Pinterest
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 11


     This has certainly been a week of memories. Today in my bird figurine series I share pictures of the late Audrey Jean Campbell Haughton-James with a Kookaburra bird and the lovely figurine that her daughter Christine Taylor sent Janine and me some years ago.  I will always treasure the wonderful afternoon we had at my home when Jean and Christine spent some time with us. They journeyed all the way from Australia to meet the Haughton-Jameses in Jamaica. Jean passed away on September 28, 2012. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to her family and friends.
Jean on her verandah with Kookaburra in St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland

Monday, October 15, 2012

In Memory Of My Twin - Creative Monday Linky

        As I approach another anniversary of my identical twin sister's death on October 16 I reflect and give God thanks for all the wonderful times we had over the years. I like to create photo collages so here is one of some of our favourite pictures that I made with Photovisi collage. I also include a poem I wrote in tribute to my twin.






You Live On Through Me
By Judy Haughton-James

I look in the mirror and what do I see?
You who looked so much like me.
After your death it made me feel so blue
At times I did not know what to do.

Many a day I was afraid to even speak,
It sounded like your voice and made me weak.
Now as I ponder and wonder for awhile,
Thank God I can manage to smile your smile.

This has been the deepest valley of my life,
But I will fight on when low moments are rife.
For sure I will never forget that what I see,
Is that you, my twin, lives on through me.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 10

      Janine and I were always fascinated by the colourful Rainbow Lorikeet.  Over the years it was often featured on the many Australian postcards and calendars that we received from pen-pals and relatives. You can therefore imagine how thrilled we were when we got this wonderful surprise, a figurine of the bird, from our Australian cousin Christine.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cake Time! - Wordless Wednesday Linky

Delicious cake from Sugar & Spice Bakery in Jamaica
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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Love of Pizza! - Creative Monday Linky

Domino's Pizza
      A few days ago as my family and I enjoyed  our favourite pizza, Domino's Pizza,  my mind drifted back to 2008 when  my twin and I enjoyed eating some shortly before her death on October 16, 2008.  When you are bombarded by unhappy memories it is good to quickly switch one's mind to happy moments and the simplest memory is treasured.
      Speaking of pizza also brings to mind the days when Mom, Janine and I made home-made pizza because we lived far away from a pizza outlet.  I do not have any pictures of those pizzas but I will share the recipe:

 Home-Made Pizza Recipe
Ingredients

1 hard dough bread
Tomato Ketchup
Butter
Sweet Peppers
Onions
Tomatoes
1 tin of sausage
1/4 lb of grated Cheese

Method
1. Cut some oblong slices of hard dough bread
2. Cover with butter and tomato ketchup
3. Add a layer of cheese
4. Add sweet pepper, onion, tomato slices and strips of sausages in layers.
5. Cover with  grated cheese
6. Bake for half an hour.




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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 9


      Many years ago on one of  our trips to Kingston, Jamaica's capital, Janine and I could not resist this bird candy dish. It immediately became a part of our collection.  Strangely enough no candies have ever been put in it!

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Monday, October 1, 2012

The Versatile Breadfruit - Creative Monday Linky


   Have you ever heard of the breadfruit?  It can be found in many tropical countries. It is an ovoid or round fruit with a thin green skin and is usually about 15 – 20 cm long and about 20 cm in diameter. Breadfruit can be cooked in a variety of ways - boiled, roasted, baked, fried etc. My family and I mainly have it roasted or fried. When it is mature it can be roasted for about 1 hour on the stove top.  Throughout this time it has to be turned several times so that all sides are cooked. It should be soft when cooked. A skewer or knife can be used to test it. The skin is usually peeled off. It is then cut in half, the centre removed and the rest cut in slices. It can be then eaten as is or fried.
Sliced roast breadfruit
Fried breadfruit

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