Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 15


    There are times when one comes across an item and find it so hard not to purchase it. This is exactly what happened when Janine and I saw this bird figurine featuring  budgerigars. We were not only fascinated by its beauty but the fact that it also included a music box!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lychee Tree Shock - Wordless Wednesday Linky

Lychee Tree earlier this year
Some of the many lychees I enjoyed
Brown Lychee Tree after Hurricane Sandy
 
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Corned Beef To The Rescue- Creative Monday Linky


   I am so happy that come Friday of this week, November 30, the hurricane season will come to an end. From time to time I eat corned beef. Tins of this product are essential during the hurricane season, especially when you are left without electricity for several days. Today I share one of my 'After Hurricane Sandy' meals. While some persons cook the corned beef I prefer to eat it straight out of the tin only adding onion. The lunch consisted of corned beef, boiled macaroni, boiled yellow yam, cabbage and carrot salad and fried ripe plantains.





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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 14

     Janine and I were always thrilled when we got an unusual bird figurine. This colourful figurine is definitely one of them. I like how it shows the bird with its wings spread. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soup Time Again! - Creative Monday Linky

   I love soup but I decided to take a break over the long hot summer in Jamaica.  Now that the temperatures are lower I am again following the tradition of having soup on Saturday. I like pumpkin soup and you can see the recipe here - Pumpkin Soup. These days I have been trying a variety of soup mixes to spice up the soup. I still think my favourite is Grace Cock Soup Mix (SPICY). If you like soup, which is your favourite?!




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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 13


    
   This ring-necked pheasant figurine has not only been very special for Janine and me but our mom who received it from her late American pen-pal Dorothy Pratt. I will never forget that wonderful afternoon in 2006  when we met Dorothy, her daughter Jane and son-in-law Orrin at the famous Ruins restaurant in Ocho Rios. Mom and Dorothy were pen-pals for over 60 years. The ring-necked pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota where Dorothy lived.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sausage & Macaroni - Creative Monday Linky

  When a hurricane hits and you do not have electricity you have to use tin foods. That is exactly what I did when we were without electricity for 12 days following Hurricane Sandy. Here is a recipe using a tin of sausages:

Ingredients
Macaroni
Tin of sausages
Hot Pepper Sauce
Tomato Ketchup

Method
1. Boil macaroni for about 20 minutes.
2. Drain and add hot pepper sauce or blackpepper.
3. Add about three tablespoons of tomato ketchup.
4. Cut up sausages in small pieces.
5. Fry in cooking oil until brown.
6. Add the sausages to macaroni and mix together.
7. Serve Hot.



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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 12

   It is good to be back with my bird figurine series after a 2 week break due to Hurricane Sandy. Janine and I were thrilled when we received this beautiful bird figurine as a gift. I just love the variety of colours. I wish I knew the name of the bird. I continue to do my research and hope to some day.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Photos - Wordless Wednesday Linky

Before Sandy's arrival
Sandy too strong for many banana trees
Sandy removed the leaves of these trees
More trees without leaves
This naseberry tree lost several branches
  
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Back After Hurricane Sandy! - Creative Monday Linky

   I have been missing in action since Wednesday, October 24, the day Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Jamaica.  My parish, St. Mary, was among the hardest hit areas.  I have experienced storms and hurricanes including some above category 1 but this one was terrible. In my area we had to endure almost 12 hours of strong winds and rain. It did damage to our home and  I got back electricity late yesterday, my birthday! A wonderful birthday gift! Sandy also resulted in loss of life and damage in other countries. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected in Jamaica, the U.S.A., Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti etc.
  Well, I had a quiet yet enjoyable birthday with my family. Here are pictures of my birthday lunch.


Country Style Seasoned Rice
Ingredients
3 cups of water
1 packet of  Grace Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
1 large onion
3 stalks of escallion
Hot Pepper Sauce
2 sprigs of thyme
2 lbs of rice
1 tin of mixed vegetables

Method
1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
2. Add Soup mix,onion, escallion, pepper sauce, thyme and rice and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce flame and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is fluffy.
4. Use a fork and stir in mixed vegetables. 
5. Serve hot.

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