Friday, August 5, 2022

Words & Brush Weekender: Easy listening music and chat, Friday 5th August 2022, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome

Easy listening music and chat, Friday 5th August 2022, Free Choice - all genres of music welcome!

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

Annie's Song - The Petersens

Alan Sherman the hat dance

“Hang On Sloopy” - The McCoys - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Brad Pitt and Margaret Qualley)

Flying Feet - Live Authentic Irish Music & Dance Show

Bay City Rollers - I Only Want To Be With You (1976)

 Peter Skandera & Dave Maybee Call Me The Breeze

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams (Boyce Avenue ft. Connie Talbot acoustic cover)


Mike Brant - Laisse moi t'aimer 

Aris San - Dam Dam 

Sixteen Tons - Southern Raised (low bass singer cover)


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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Minted Roast Zucchini Platter

 Minted Roast Zucchini Platter

By Lisa Starr, Meatland

Ingredients4 large zucchini, halved and tops trimmed*2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 cups Greek yoghurt (notes for dairy-free)2 teaspoons crushed garlic1 teaspoon dried mint (see notes how to make this)1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds (notes)2 tablespoons lemon juiceMaldon salt (preferable) and coarse black pepperFresh mint leaves to garnish1/2 tablespoon olive oil to garnish* Either pale green or dark green will do. If they are very large then I cut them lengthwise into 1/4 so you get 4 wedges from each.
Directions1: Heat the oven on grill, toss zucchini with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season very well with salt and pepper. 2: Arrange cut side up on a paper-lined tray and grill for 15-20 minutes till golden-edged and soft.3: Mix yoghurt with dried mint, garlic, lemon juice and seasoning and spoon most of yoghurt onto a flat platter.4: Add the zucchini, spoon remaining yoghurt over, drizzle over 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, fresh mint leaves and coriander seeds if using. DRIED MINT HOW-TO: This is a fabulous trick. Place fresh mint leaves in a single layer on a plate and microwave for approximately 1 minute. Check after 50 seconds. It takes 1 minute 20 seconds in my microwave to dry but it can dry faster in stronger powered microwaves. Leaves should still be bright green but dry. Crumble with your fingers to make crumbled dried mint for cooking. You can also keep leaves whole and rehydrate them in mint tea. No more using fresh mint once and it rotting before you can use it again. Dried mint is wonderful here, sprinkled over lamb, added to citrus syrups and drizzled over fresh fruit, and many more options.COOK'S NOTES: Look out for dairy-free yoghurt as an alternative or experiment with soya cream. Adding the lemon, olive oil and garlic will make it much like the yoghurt results. Delicious as a dairy dish but you do have parve options. Coriander seeds from spice shops are wonderful when lightly crushed - in a food processor or even with a rolling pin - and added to roast zucchini and also roast eggplant dishes. 


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Monday, August 1, 2022

August Summer Open thread

Ah, after the festivities with summer we continue our summer!

Olaf doesn't realize he's being separated, not impaled 
this time!

So hot even a bear will go to every length to stay cool 
and refreshed.  He can have the horse trough or any pool.

As summer is in full swing,  something in the back of our minds
knows the days grow shorter after Midsummer's Day.

One more road trip coming up, see the sights and places on your list.

Grab a coffee or more on the way. A caffienated driver is better
than a sleepy one.

If you have no place to go, have unlimited cheer and coffee or tea with 
us!  This is the place, the same site always open 24/7. What happens here
stays here!

As a creative person would say,

Bring your journal or sketchpad.  Draw that first flower, 
or write about it. Is it lonely, or with many other flowers?

Is it in the forest or in a meadow?

Working on my current character's storyline and his quest
being a 5 man army.  They all have their skills, even if it's small.

Research is essential, or readers will pick up on that.

Wizard of Oz...nostalgic and takes us away

No matter where you go....

Keep on with your projects, stay busy and focused 
no matter what.  Be calm in the storm, be focused
and live, live well in health and wellness and spirit!