Today’s horrible fact

by Carol Browne on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General

Okay. Are you ready for this? I learned a little fact about adorable, pink, peegs. But first, I love the window displays over at Holt Renfrew – the very fancy dress, pants, shoes and purses store. And coats. And make up. Trust me. Everything is fancy over there.

 More fun! Less Fuss! I agree. And the next sentiment is very suitable for this horrible fact coming up.
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Meat and 2 Veg Pizza

by Carol Browne on January 16, 2015 · 0 comments

in General, Sewing

Meat & 2 Veg Pizza

This took me a long time to make. And we gobbled it up in about 15 minutes. This is a pizza crust made of cauliflower. I substituted ground chickpeas for ground almonds and it worked just fine. I didn’t try to eat it like a regular pizza – I used a knife & fork. It was worth all the hard work and didn’t taste too much like cauliflower. Actually, it didn’t SMELL too much of cauliflower (which equals farts!) because the trick is to SQUEEZE all the water out of the cauliflower after it’s been cooked.

That’s not as easy as it sounds. You have to put the cooked cauliflower (which is very steamy) into a clean tea towel and squeeeeeeeeze the water out. I ended up using 2 tea towels because it was too hot just to squeeze that hot cauliflower juice with one towel. And it took AGES! I was squeezing for hours! Or maybe 15 minutes. But still, so laborious!

Once the squeezing was finished, the rest of the recipe is easy. You just bake it after you add an egg and some cheese and cook it for 12 minutes. It turns all nice and brown and a bit crispy. Then you let it cool off a bit, add the toppings, and voila! Dinner is served after you’ve cooked it for another 10 minutes.

Not a bad substitute for delicious bread pizza.

Mmmm….Faturday! Not much longer now.

Only 2 more sleeps!


Walking with the lantern

Hi there. I went out for a walk, took my lantern and left my  tutu back home. What a big, stinky jerk. Ugh. My stupid, little brother.  I am NOT buying him a Christmas gift this year. Forget it. Thanks for nothing, Marcus. Sheesh.

Hang on. Did you hear that? WHAT IS IT? It sounds like someone screaming really loudly…very loudly, actually. What is going on? Wait…who’s this in my seat? Marcus! IF THAT’S YOU, I AM GOING TO PUNCH YOU SO HARD!

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Advent 2014 – Day 9, AWWWW! Wood Elves!

by Carol Browne on December 9, 2014 · 0 comments

in Festivities, General

Wood Elf #1: Meredith! Please be careful with the Magic Christmas Owl!

Meredith: Okay. Here you go, little owl. Sit right here next to your buddy in the red suit.

The Wood ElvesElf in the red suit: Here you go, little bird.

Meredith: Hello, Wood Elves! How are you?

Wood Elf in the yellow hat: We’re good. Just getting ready for Christmas. We’re decorating the forest and wait…did you hear that? I think it’s your mom, Meredith. Calling you for dinner.

Meredith: I know. I heard her. I guess I should get going. WAIT! Look at that! AWWWW!

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Advent 2014 – Day 6, Are those guys fairies, too?

December 5, 2014

Man, I have been reading this awesome golden book all about Las Vegas. Apparently this is a real place quite a ways a way from The Land of the Fairies. It’s also quite a hike from the Tooth Fairy Museum in Illinois. I don’t think I can sneak away while on my school trip to […]

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Advent 2014 – Day 2, A Fancy Staff

December 2, 2014

So, I borrowed this from my mom. This is one of her many magic staffs (not staphs. OOF. Don’t google that. You’re welcome.). She has so many, I’m pretty sure she won’t miss this one. I’m just borrowing it. I’m don’t even know it works. All I know is that it will help on our […]

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Feeling crafty

November 16, 2014

Here is yesterday’s purchase from the vintage, junking Christmas flea market we went to. I love the shape of the Christmas ornaments and the packaging. These are going to look great on our white Christmas tree. I was tempted to start decorating the tree, but exercised restraint. Instead, I tried them out on the cedar […]

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A procession at Mountain View Cemetery

November 2, 2014

In stillness, I, light-bodied, set out for the other world Hamon, 1804 (as seen at the graveyard) Last night Mike and I went to the Mountain View Cemetery to attend the procession walking around the burial ground. It’s pretty much the most fun I’ve ever had at a graveyard. I had no idea what to […]

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The thrill of the hunt

October 21, 2014

I snapped this photo on the photowalk where we ended up shopping in thrift stores down by the water. And the only reason we walked up the street was to see if there were more thrift stores. What can I say? We’re hooked on reducing, recycling and reusing. Also, I think it’s the thrill of […]

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How to eat a turkey dinner

October 13, 2014

While the turkey is roasting in the oven, set the table with as many containers as possible that have lids on them. Also, have the squirt bottle nearby as to keep any cats off the table. Since we only set the table twice a year, the cats were curious as to what was happening.  Eventually […]

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