Friday, October 15, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat, Friday 15th October 2021 this week its Country & Western music !

 Easy listening music and chat Friday 15th October 2021

This week its Country & Western music !

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite Country & Western music & chat with friends!

Roger Miller - "Trailers for Sale or Rent"

Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John [Live]

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind

Dolly Parton - Jolene 1988

Kenny Rogers "You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille"

Doris Day - The Deadwood Stage from Calamity Jane (1953)

Marty Robbins... (Long Version) "El Paso" 1959 with Lyrics

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues - Live at San Quentin 

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: How to make the perfect salsa at home


How to make the perfect salsa at home

No need for the store-bought version. This recipe is authentic, packed with flavor and easily customized.

When it comes to salsa, there's nothing better than homemade. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)


Culinarily speaking, we are a seriously blended family. Our level of tolerance for spicy foods and dips also ranges from mild to hot, making it a challenge to buy just the right salsa to please everyone. But when we make homemade salsa, we can split the recipe in two, and one half gets the spicy stuff while the other half is perfect for the crybaby (yours truly).

Although born in Israel, I have almost zero tolerance for what we traditionally call "charif" – spicy ingredients. I’ll have to prove my Sabra genes some other way!


  • 1 28-ounce can diced or whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup packed curly parsley
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded (reserve seeds if you like it hot)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


Drain juice from tomato can into a cup, and reserve for later use.

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times until ingredients are coarsely chopped.

Add back desired amount of tomato juices (mine was liquidy enough, so I didn’t add any).

Taste, and add more seasoning if needed. You can add corn and black beans for Southwest style salsa, or add a splash of your preferred hot sauce to up the heat factor.

Serve with pita wedges, tortilla chips, or as a topping for taco night.

Keep refrigerated in a tightly sealed container for up to one week.


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Monday, October 11, 2021

Weekly Open Thread October 6, 2021


            A new week beacons.  Ready to get the day started, but first coffee is the only luxury to a parent of two small children.  At least the coffee grinder back up works. Just hammer the beans in a bag.


        As we go through walks and drives to see fruity pebbles of fall on trees, their branches growing ever barren, it is a nice change to the hot summer here in the South. Sometimes we get snow, other winters it is just cold with rain.   A great hush settles over the land as the forest animals take note and start their storage.   They know more than we take notice.    


                          Van Gogh Art GIF by CBBC

                           van gogh GIF

         Fall gets us around to the local fair that comes by. Seeing everyone have fun, children's laughter and seeing their sense of wonder brings on a nostalgia when we were kids.  County fair food from funnel cakes, hot dogs, slushies to frozen fried icecream to accompany the fun with our sweethearts and families. Try out one of the many games to win that stuffed unicorn or bear.  They look way too easy is deceiving.

                                Sydney Sweeney Dancing GIF by Halsey

                                       okstatefair ok oklahoma fair okc GIF

       Don't forget to walk through the forest in its change of colors to gaze at the splendor and hear the forest speak to us in its language with the wind.

        Thank you for visiting and passing on the word to follow. Have a fantastic and safe week.  Take a break. We're getting more coffee from the stockroom after this incident below.