Friday, February 3, 2023

Words & Brush Weekender: Easy listening music and chat, Friday 3rd February 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome

Easy listening music and chat, Friday 3rd February 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome!


Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush, it's your free choice so please post any of your favorite music of all genres! 



Return to Camp Granada · Allan Sherman


Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) · The Byrds






Rawhide · Frankie Laine



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Thursday, February 2, 2023

February Open thread


Ring in February at last.  Winter is still holding on 
with frozen fingers across the region.
  Come on and stay awhile, take a break from the usual to enjoy coffee or tea.    
















New Ideas beacon on the horizon as brighter
 days are ahead





















 













Grab a bagel or donut, your usual breakfast of your choice, as they
compliment coffee and make a great start to the day.


















Enjoy the simple things again






















Winter snuggles are essential































Take a walk to get some fresh air,
take a road less traveled







Make it how you want it for the other, a note, a whisper 
or a touch.  Winter days seem to mesh together.  Somedays I feel like I'm stuck in the same day.  Bill Murray's  "Groundhog Day" is a classic.

























As Valentine's Day is just around the corner






Most of all be creative & try something new. 

























Don't forget to keep the fun!






Sand and sunshine and water always helps!













Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Goulash Soup Perfected

 Goulash Soup Perfected

By Lisa Starr, Meatland

https://www.meatland.net/



Ingredients 

Olive oil to fry800 grams goulash/beef shoulder, cubed1 large onion, chopped3 teaspoons crushed garlic2 large tomatoes, chopped1 large peeled potato, cut in chunks and covered in water1 carrot, peeled and diced1 red pepper, diced2 stalks celery, sliced1 tablespoon paprika1 stalk fresh thyme/1 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon chili flakes1 teaspoon salt or more to taste1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper to taste2 tablespoons flour1 heaped tablespoon chicken/beef stock powder2 tablespoons tomato pasteHandful chopped parsley


Directions 1: Heat a slick of olive oil in a large pot and fry the onion and garlic until golden and slightly translucent.2: Add all the spices, apart from salt and pepper, and fry for a few minutes to release the flavors.3: Add the flour mixed with a little water to the pot and stir for a few minutes to thicken.4: Add the meat cubes, tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper, and salt and pepper and mix.5: Fill with water to cover all the ingredients, add stock powder/stock cube, and simmer for 1 hour.6: Add the carrot, celery, parsley, potato with the soaking water, and top up liquid so that it covers ingredients by about 2-3 cm.7: Simmer another 1 1/2 hours till the vegetables are completely soft and the meat falls apart easily. The soup should be thick and rich, but if it's too thin you can continue simmering with the lid off to allow water to evaporate.8: Serve in bowls with crusty bread and top with chopped parsley. 


enjoy


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Friday, January 27, 2023

Words & Brush Weekender: Easy listening music and chat, Friday 27th January 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome

 Easy listening music and chat, Friday 27th January 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome!


Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush, it's your free choice so please post any of your favorite music of all genres!

Melanie - look what they've done to my song, Ma





Small Faces - All Or Nothing


Sarah Brightman Dust In The Wind


The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company

The Irish Rover - The Dubliners & The Pogues

The Speakeasy Three - When I Get Low, I Get High



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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Fruited Cornflake Cookies Made Better

Fruited Cornflake Cookies Made Better 

By Lisa Starr, Meatland

https://www.meatland.net/


This gorgeously crisp, cornflake-kissed confection features minimal sugar and maximum taste.I adapted this from my grandmother's recipe, which I carefully typed up as a teenager, and have filed away to this day.


Ingredients 

120 grams soft butter/margarine3 tablespoons sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup cranberries OR raisins*5 large chopped dates1/2 cup slivered almonds/pumpkin seeds1 1/2 cups plain flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 to 1 teaspoon Maldon salt1 cup lightly crushed cornflakesAdditional cornflakes for rolling

Directions:

1: Cream the butter and sugar together and beat in the egg and vanilla.2: Add the flour and baking powder and mix well then stir in remaining ingredients including the crushed cornflakes.3: Roll mixture into small balls, roll each ball in a bowlful of additional, lightly crushed cornflakes, and then place on a baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork before baking at 180 C for approximately 15 to 18 minutes till lightly golden.

COOK'S NOTES: These cookies are especially good to serve to people on a reduced sugar diet as almost all the sweetness comes from the dried fruit and not processed sugar. Remaining cornflakes stay fresh for 3 months in a sealed container, and I promise you'll be making both these cookie recipes often, and using up your cereal. Stale cornflakes can be processed to make schnitzel crumbs so nothing will go to waste.


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Friday, January 20, 2023

Words & Brush Weekender: Easy listening music and chat, Friday 20th January 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome

Easy listening music and chat, Friday 20th January 2023, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome!


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