Did you know that one of the few groups of people (in this reference, British) who regularly use the 'glottal stop' are incapable of pronouncing it?
Mon mari has been watching a bit of British television lately…. It's background noise for me but the occasional word or phrase breaks through.
One that will not get out of my mind is the little boy who tells his mother he wants to 'have a poo at Paul's'… Presumably because Paul's mother knows how to make the bathroom smell lovely.
My dogs (they've been listening, too) now prefer to 'have a poo on the hill' so they can enjoy the view.
I have learned that my daily consumption of yogurt is 'enabling rapid digestive transit'.
I'm so very thrilled.
I was just eating it because I like it… Foolish woman!
And there is a product (name escapes me) that will make my bathroom smell like a wildflower garden.
What is it with this fascination with the loo… And all it entails?
If one stays up late enough one can see some really, um, interesting shows.
Like 'Sex-cetera' and 'Naked in Ibiza'.
I don't like Reality TV because, when I take the time to watch it, I want to see paid, professional actors in a well-written, scripted show.
I could say the same for soft-porn. If one is going to watch….
On the other hand, we're not inundated with ads for prescription drugs with the instruction at the end to 'Ask your doctor if "X" is right for you.
I just read that there is a looming shortage of doctors in the US.
Is it because they're all busy answering that question from hypochondriac baby boomers who think every ad they see is going to make them teenagers again?
Yes, I was rotating boxes again… And that's the path my mind took.
Scary, isn't it?
Sometimes we have warm, runny goat cheese on our salads.
Sometimes we have it cold, with a chilled Rosado, sitting on the terrace.
Salad with Chevre and Walnuts
3oz (90gr) goat cheese
1/4 cup (1oz, 25gr) walnuts
1/2 cup (3oz, 90gr) cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup Greek olives
Lettuce for 2 small salads
Prepare lettuce and put into a medium bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss (using tongs) to combine. Arrange on 2 dinner plates. Slice six 1/3" (1cm) rounds of goat cheese and arrange on lettuce. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and arrange on lettuce. Divide walnuts and olives and sprinkle on salad. Serve.
3 tbs olive oil – the good stuff
2 tsp tarragon white wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh tarragon Substitute 1/2 tsp dried
2 tsp snipped chives Substitute 2 tsp dried
In small bowl whisk vinegar, mustard and lemon juice. Slowly whisk in olive oil. When incorporated add herbs and whisk to combine.
In addition to the above, for the week of May 8 we have White Bean and Radish Salad, Salmon with Tarragon Mayonnaise, Grilled Lamb Chops, Stir-Fried Pork with Snow Peas, Braised New Potatoes with Olives and Rosemary….
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