Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Flying High - Wordless Wednesday Linky




                                                   

   Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up your Wordless and not so Wordless photo posts.

Monday, April 29, 2013

My Favourite Potato Salad - Creative Monday Linky


     I am a big fan of potato salad and have tried making it with a variety of ingredients.  My favourite is definitely potato salad with mixed vegetables.

Recipe 
6 Potatoes
1 onion
1 tin of mixed vegetables

Method
Wash, peel and dice the potatoes.
Add a teaspoon of salt in 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Put in potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
Drain immediately and place potatoes in a container.
Add the onion, mixed vegetables, black pepper and mayonnaise, then toss.
Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

   
   Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Question Time

     Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions. Do you have pets?  I have always had pets and over the years they have been dogs. At this time we have 6 dogs! Yes, 6 dogs!
  As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is This Land Is Your Land. 1.  Which country are you from?  I am from the Caribbean island of Jamaica and have lived here all my life. 2. How much of the country have you visited?  I have visited most of the parishes. 3. Which part of the country you would like to visit next?  I would like to visit Negril. It is on the other side of the island from where I live and has several miles of lovely white sand beaches.

Also linking with:-Thirsty For Comments Thursday,Thursday ThoughtsFriday ChaosAloha Friday Blog Hop,You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop,The Weekend Blog Hop,Follow Who? Social Weekend Blog HopLovin' The Readers Blog HopWeekend Social Mix Blog Hop,Harvest Of Friends Weekend Blog Hop,I Love My Post Blog Hop,Friendly Friday Blog Hop,Fun Friday Blog Hop,Make My Saturday Sweet,Let's Get Social Sunday,Super Sunday Sync and Weekend Wanderings

Monday, April 22, 2013

Oxtail In A Pressure Cooker - Creative Monday Blog Hop

        Before I share my recipe today I want to say Heartiest Congratulations to my blogger friend and the co-host of this hop, Clairejustine, for running the London marathon. Go Claire!  Go Claire!  I wonder if I should now take up running!:)  I am from Jamaica and we have so many good athletes.
        Now on to my  recipe. Every now and then I like to enjoy a meal that includes oxtail.  One of my favourite meals is oxtail with rice and peas, crushed Irish Potatoes, vegetable salad and fried ripe plantains. This is how it is prepared at my home.


Ingredients
4 lbs of oxtail
1 onion
stalk of escallion
2 cloves of garlic
1 dessertspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of tomato ketcup
some grains of pimento
black pepper

Method
1. Season oxtail with onion, escallion, salt and blackpepper.
2. Place oxtail in a pressure cooker.
3. Add water to cover oxtail fully.
4. Add pimento, butter and tomato ketchup
5. Cook for 1 hour.
6.  Add more water and cook for another hour or until tender
   
   
   Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.
1. Link up your Crafty, Recipe, DIY, Fashion, Creative writing, Photo, Family Tutorials, Favourite, Helpful, Make-up, Outfit or anything creative posts here...
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Happy Creative Monday and have a great week.     

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Question Time

     Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions. Do you collect anything?  If not, what would you collect given the opportunity?  During our high school days my twin sister and I collected postcards and stamps.  Over 20 years ago we started collecting bird figurines which grew into a huge collection.  I do not see myself starting another collection but if I did it would be clocks. I love clocks!
    As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Catharsis. Nature has a way of lifting my spirit so today I share my poem titled Finding Peace Amidst Nature which was one of the early posts when I started this Blog.
                                                 
Also linking with:-Thirsty For Comments Thursday,Thursday ThoughtsFriday ChaosAloha Friday Blog Hop,You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop,The Weekend Blog Hop,Follow Who? Social Weekend Blog HopLovin' The Readers Blog HopWeekend Social Mix Blog Hop,Harvest Of Friends Weekend Blog Hop,I Love My Post Blog Hop,Friendly Friday Blog Hop,Fun Friday Blog Hop,Make My Saturday Sweet,Let's Get Social Sunday,Super Sunday Sync and Weekend Wanderings

Monday, April 15, 2013

Rice And Macaroni - Creative Monday Blog Hop

    Every now and then I try a new rice recipe.  This one included something that I like very much, macaroni.

 Ingredients
 Cooking Oil
 Pack of macaroni
 1 onion
 3 cloves of garlic
 2 lbs of rice
 4 cups of chicken broth
 Teaspoon of salt

Method
1. Heat oil and add macaroni.  Cook for  5 minutes or until macaroni is brown.
2.Stir in onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
3.Stir in Rice.
4.Add chicken broth and a teaspoon of salt.
5.Cook for about 30 minutes.

                                                         
   Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.
1. Link up your Crafty, Recipe, DIY, Fashion, Creative writing, Photo, Family Tutorials, Favourite, Helpful, Make-up, Outfit or anything creative posts here...
2. Link as many posts up as you like.
3. Please visit a few posts and leave comments.
4. It would be great if you could grab the Creative Monday button and place it somewhere on your blog.
5. We would love for you to follow some way by GFC,Google+,Facebook, Twitter or Email.
Happy Creative Monday and have a great week.     

I also link up at these PARTIES!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Question Time

     Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions. Do you have a hobby that you started as a child?  In our early high school years Janine and I started corresponding with pen-pals.  Today I still have several pen-pals but I mainly exchange emails now. I also keep in touch with some of Janine's former pals.
     As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Gardens. Do you have a black or green thumb when it comes to growing things? Do you currently have-or plan to start- a garden?  Are there any public gardens in your area that you would like to visit?  I would say that I have a green thumb. We have 3 gardens at our home.  There are no public gardens in my area.  I love flowers and would like to visit some public gardens in my country like Castleton Gardens and Hope Gardens. I visited Hope Gardens many years ago.
Also linking with:-Thirsty For Comments Thursday,Thursday ThoughtsFriday ChaosAloha Friday Blog Hop,You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop,The Weekend Blog Hop,Follow Who? Social Weekend Blog HopLovin' The Readers Blog HopWeekend Social Mix Blog Hop,Harvest Of Friends Weekend Blog Hop,I Love My Post Blog Hop,Friendly Friday Blog Hop,Fun Friday Blog Hop,Make My Saturday Sweet,Let's Get Social Sunday,Super Sunday Sync and Weekend Wanderings

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bird Figurines Series - # 33

     Do you have an item for a particular purpose but you refuse to use it in that way?  Well, there are several items in my bird figurine collection that fall in this category.  One of them is this swan which is really a candlestick.  Janine and I were thrilled when we received it as a gift many years ago. The pink reflection you see in the body is in fact a candle.  I am sure it would look beautiful lit but I don't plan on lighting it any time soon. 

Linking with :- What's It Wednesday,Thursday Favourite ThingsTalkin' About ThursdayLinkin with my Ladies Thursday HopFavourite Thing Friday, Flash Blog FridayFlash Back Friday, Freedom FridaysFriday Flash Blog,The Weekend Blog Hop, Sincerely, Paula's Weekend Blog Party, Weekend Blog Hop Till You Drop,Real Family Fun and  Lovely Blog Hop.

My New Toy! - Wordless Wednesday Linky

My first laptop! A wonderful gift from my cousin Brigette.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Journeys Of The Zoo

        It was interesting when Rafflecopter drew two winners of my Blog Anniversary Giveaway with the first name Sarah. This post features Sarah who has the Blog titled Journeys of The Zoo.  Congratulations Sarah and all the very best to you.
Journeys of The Zoo Logo, www.journeysofthezoo.com
   Journeys of the Zoo is authored by Sarah, a Canadian mom to triplets documenting the Humour in Everyday Life with a side of Reviews and Giveaways.  We live a nomadic lifestyle somewhere in between Ontario and Mexico. We speak English and Spanish in the home with a side of French.
   We hope that you will stop by The Zoo and read about "The Time I Almost Sold My Brother for 25 cents" and How-Tos on "Extracting Beads From Your Child's Nose."  Hopefully you will enter and win a giveaway or two.
    Welcome to our journey. Besos, Sarah.

Potato Salad With Cherries - Creative Monday Blog Hop


   My family and I love potato salad and I am always eager to experiment with different ingredients. Recently I decided to add cherries to the potato salad and was happy that it tasted quite good.

RECIPE
6 Potatoes
1 onion
2 dozen cherries
black pepper
1 tsp of salt
mayonnaise

METHOD
1.Wash, peel and dice the potatoes.
2.Add a teaspoon of salt in 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
3.Put in potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
4.Drain immediately and place potatoes in a container.
5.Add the onions, black pepper, mayonnaise and cherries.
6.Place in the freezer for an hour.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Question Time

     Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions. Do you like sending text messages? If so, are you good at SMS language or text language?  I am a phone call person and rarely send text messages. The funny thing is that I tend to write out every word when I do send a text. That means that I will write out 'you' instead of 'u.'
     I am also participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Something New. When is the last time you did something new? Over the Easter weekend I came up with a new idea for potato salad which I will share on my next Creative Monday Blog Post. Is there something new you would like to do this season?  I would like to try some new recipes and start using a laptop instead of a desktop. I will get my first laptop this weekend!


Also linking with:-Thirsty For Comments Thursday,Thursday ThoughtsFriday ChaosAloha Friday Blog Hop,You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop,The Weekend Blog Hop,Follow Who? Social Weekend Blog HopLovin' The Readers Blog HopWeekend Social Mix Blog Hop,Harvest Of Friends Weekend Blog Hop,I Love My Post Blog Hop,Friendly Friday Blog Hop,Fun Friday Blog Hop,Make My Saturday Sweet,Let's Get Social Sunday,Super Sunday Sync and Weekend Wanderings

Monday, April 1, 2013

Whimsical Mumblings

  Congratulations again to Sarah who was one of the  winners  of my Blog Anniversary Giveaway. This blog post features information on Sarah and her Blog. All the very best to you Sarah!
Hey there!
 
I'm Sarah and I blog over at Whimsical Mumblings :)
I am a 20 something year old girl from England. I love all things British. The food, the movies, the TEA. Whimsical Mumblings is basically as the title explains, random blabberings from my crazy life. The good, the bad, and the strange. I love to make homemade beauty products and I am OBSESSED with movies. Hope you will pop over sometime and say HOWDY!
 
P.S There's a giveaway going on right now! :)
 
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Easter Goodies - Creative Monday Linky

     My family and I have been enjoying the long 4 day Easter holiday weekend. It is good to see several of the favourite decorations that my twin and I always used to decorate our living-room.
   There are also the many Easter goodies that my family and I have been enjoying.  Happily everything turned out delicious:
Escoveitched Fish
        We eat a lot of escoveitched fish at Easter and like it especially with bread.  In a previous post I shared the recipe. It can can be found HERE.


Easter Buns
     Easter buns are oblong shaped buns sold by bakeries across the island. This year we enjoyed the 2 above which were made by Maxfield and Whitfield Bakeries.


Chocolates
     I still have most of the chocolate above.  I have been very good so I share them with my family whenever I have some.
    Our Easter Sunday and Easter Monday lunch - roast chicken with stuffing, curried mutton, rice and peas, potato salad, vegetable salad and baked ripe plantains and rolls.
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