Conjuring things up with Google for Halloween

With today being Halloween, the folks at Google got creative with today’s doodle. It allows you to join a witch in her cave to brew up some potions that lead to different scenes. Join her in her lair with her recipe book and see what you can cook up! Select your ingredients carefully, as they…

Apple, Potato and Egg Bake

Last night as I was getting ready for bed I realized I wanted to try a different mix of flavours. While I know russet patatoes are better for baking than white patatoes, it was the latter  which I had on hand. I had just seen a recipe for carmalized apples as a filling for crepes…

A Letter to MSN Now

Dear Mr. Mangione, Having worked as an editor and a journalist it was always of utmost important that my readers and audience were provided with information that is correct and accurate. It at times behooves me when I see such errors as the one that you made in your caption to the video of the…

Association of Writers in Ukraine support free courses in the Ukrainian Language

Kyiv – In short today the Association of Writers of Ukraine have signed a memorandum supporting the free Ukrainian language courses being offered in many different cities throughout the country. A long time friend of mine, Oleksandr (Oles’) Doniy and member of the Ukrainian Parliament was the initiator of this project. Last year he asked…

A Question From a Friend

Late last week I received the following statement and question from an ex-pat friend of mine in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. “I came to the realization the other day that I need to lose some serious weight. Except for cutting out bread and beer, I’m not sure what to do. You know what resources…

Human food not fish bait

Went out for my walk this morning and it is very clear to me that autumn is definitely here to say, and what follows this season is the one many of us dread, while others make the best of winter. As I returned home I walked around the back of the house, picked some of…

Hummus with a bit of a bite…

Yesterday as I was writing up my long story about how to use what was on hand I had a number of different types of beans cooking. The black turtle beans were to be used for dinner this evening, but the chick peas and white navy beans were going to experience a different fate. They…

Making good with what’s on hand!

Yesterday I took a quick look in the refrigerator to see what I had on hand, in fact I kind of felt like Old Mother Hubbard felt when she opened her cupboard, though I wasn’t looking for a bone for my dog, but something to put to use before for it would spoil and I…

Pasta Tomato and Sardines Bake

Today is UN International Food Day, and with that being so, why not share something simple I whipped up yesterday after being out for my second walk of the day. I was feeling a little peckish and I wanted to make sure I was going to be getting my protein that along with other nutrients…

Helping out a friend… and Grandmothers everywhere!

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts I made a decision on a life style change a year ago from the day I started this blog. It wasn’t easy, but it was a choice I had to make. Along the way I have found a number of ways of staying motivated, but there…