Oriental Zucchini (Courgette); NEVER uninstall IE 7 !

Oriental Zucchini

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT ever uninstall Internet Explorer 7.

Just don't do it.

Trust me on this.

Let's go back to last week….

My computer broke; it needed and got a new video card (which is not working right, but that's another story

I picked it up Friday morning, got back to my office and heard a funny noise coming from mon mari's computer.

We have an agreement:  He kills spiders and centipedes; I fix computers.

I couldn't fix it.  The hard drive was fried.  All I got was the 'blue screen of death'.

I went back to the computer shop, different box, explained the problem, and stood around for an hour while they fixed it. 

Got back home, put in the Windows disc… And I didn't even get the 'blue screen'.

Back to the computer store.

Did some more fixes (I won't bore you with the details).  It appeared to work.

Back home, it appeared not to work.  Took it back and left it!

Finally, got to look at my, newly repaired, computer.

It was slow, very very sloooooowwwww.

Without boring you with more details, I came to the conclusion that it was an IE7 problem.

Without giving it the least bit further thought or consideration I uninstalled it. 

I tend to do that… Jump first; look second…


I couldn't reinstall it.

That was Monday morning.

Since then I have cleaned and defragged; scanned for viruses and malware; downloaded updates on top of updates; did everything, including the 'don't try this unless you were born with a pocket protector' stuff.

I looked at 3.5 million forums devoted to this very problem and followed every single suggestion.

It still wouldn't install.

Before you start in on me…Yes, I have both Firefox and Netscape, yes, I use them both, but I need Internet Explorer, too.  Websites appear differently on different browsers.  Plus, some app.s actually need IE to run or to download.

Then, this morning, whilst meandering through my C-drive, mentally composing an email to Bill Gates, I happened upon the 'restore' function.

Again, before you start in on me…My operating system is in French!

Anyway, found the restore function… And it worked!  Just like it's supposed to. 

I restored my system to the point just prior to my ill-fated IE7 uninstall, and, when the lights quit blinking… There it was.

IE7 – sitting in the corner of my screen, nestled up against Firefox, just like before.

Isn't technology grand?

Now, does anyone know how to get my system to retain it's monitor settings?  Every time I reboot (which I have done 5,419 times in the last 3 days) all the setting are gone: no color, 600 X 400 resolution, etc.

I'm tempted to just live with it… But my right hand keeps inching to the uninstall….

Oh, and mon mari's computer?

He brought it back about 3 hours ago.  No internet explore at all and it's needed for one of his programs.

So…. Yep, I did it again.  Blue Screen of Death.  We're going back tomorrow.

Must. Stop. Clicking. So. Damn. Fast.

Did I say no more courgette?

Apparently, I lied.

I'm not getting anything right this week….

Oriental Zucchini ( Courgette )

Oriental Courgette (Zucchini)

1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp sesame or walnut oil
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs sesame seeds

Slice onion. Mince garlic. Thinly slice zucchini using a box slicer, mandolin, or food processor. Heat oils in medium, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and soy sauce and sauté briefly. Turn heat to medium, add courgette and continue to sauté for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender. Remove, top with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Note: To toast sesame seeds put into a bare, nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown, tossing/stirring frequently. It takes 8 – 15 minutes depending on heat and size of pan.

In addition to the above, for the week of September 12 we have Smoked Salmon Kedgeree, Wild Mushroom Omelets, Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic, Pizza Margherita, more Butternut Squash…

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15 thoughts on “Oriental Zucchini (Courgette); NEVER uninstall IE 7 !”

  1. Grrrrr — that’s enough to make you tear your hair out. I’m with Ulrike — just stay away from IE altogether. It’s the only browser that’s crashed my site.

  2. OK, don’t mean to laugh at your computer misfortunes but your story had me ROTFL!! Sounds like the kind of situation I’d get myself into, and there’s nothing that makes me lose the will to live faster than malfunctioning technology!! The courgettes look lovely – like the Asian overtones 🙂

  3. Since I’ve been an Apple/Mac freak since 1980 . . . IE7 escapes me.
    Now that Courgette (Zucchini) that has got to be coming to the table at my house soon! I’ve seen good zucchini, I love zucchini but this is really beautiful.
    Maybe your computer mojo missed a ‘hit return or delete’ but the zucchini is sure keeping you in the game in the kitchen!

  4. Ulirke, unfortunately, I need it… As well as Firefox, etc…
    Lannae, that does make life easier…. usually!
    Lydia, easier said than done!
    Jeanne… You have a wicked sense of humor…
    Thanks, Zoomie… And Neil
    Christine, and sometimes the camera works… Thanks.
    Tanna, I keep thinking I should buy a Mac next time.. But then there’s all that software I own!

  5. Poor you! It’s amazing we rarely tell anyone how great our computers are when they’re functioning…it’s just expected, but when they go on strike….WELL!
    My laptop…has become a desktop with me using an external monitor and keyboard. Sheesh!
    Nice looking zucchini, though!

  6. Ohhhhh Katie, sorry to hear about all the computer problems!!! It does sound much like the fixes I get myself into here on mine. Luckily I have learnt about the restore feature early on and my hubby does a complete back up ever so often of both computers. Saying that I think I may be due for one this weekend. Good luck with them.

  7. Ruth, I hope (touch wood) that they are both working now….
    Sara, always need more for zucchini!
    Pat, that restore was a godsend…. Why didn’t I know that!

  8. Sweet Katie, I know what you mean… so well! But, cannot help you! Today, I have to go back to the computerman to take my daughter’s laptop… it passed away too… there must be something in the air 🙁
    I’ve got some sesame seeds and zucchinis, so it’s great you lied about them… I’ll do your recipe for lunch :D… maybe I add a bit of bacon ;D

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