Friday, September 30, 2011

And Peeping tom....

Just where does the term come from?
It stems from Lady Godiva.
Remember her?
She rode naked through the streets of Coventry.
Why? She had that same illness as the shirtless man from Tusket ... and was always feeling too warm.
No, not really.
In 1057, Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric , wasn't so pleased with him. Leofric placed a big tax on all his subjects. She protested it by riding naked on a horse through Coventry. She had long hair which covered everything anyway, and all were warned that nobody should watch, and they should all stay inside. Wow, talk about daring.
Peeping Tom was a tailor who was the only person to look at Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the streets of Coventry on that day. He was “blinded by the wrath of heaven”.
Sounds fishy? Indeed she was a real person, married to Leofric, and the years are correct. But, the naked ride story took 200 years to be told. And the Peeping Tom took 600 years to be told.
Of course, they had no facebook.

Italian night with the Cook

Promised an Italian cooked meal, I was invited over to the Cooks' tonight.
A beautifully dressed table awaited me, complete with water goblet, white wine glass, and a stemless red wine glass. Crystal knife rests were present and she had all the utensils for all the courses.
Three dishes, topped with a napkin with a "vino" picture and slogan, impressed me for sure.
An Italian white and an Italian red wine were opened. I especially liked the white.
First she served a light tasting Caesar salad, made with Italian bacon, larger slivers of an Italian parmesan cheese. Crispy and fresh cheese bread sticks were carefully arranged in the centre of the table in a crystal bowl. Very good indeed !
Next came the main dish in a platter. It was a spinach ravioli with mushrooms, butter and spices, including nutmeg. Parmesan was dancing all through it, and it was delicious and filling !
After a bit of wino, and water, the dessert made it's appearance.
A brownie topped with a green mint chocolate ice cream. It was a symphony for the mouth. Wow!
Thanks ever so much for the evening and and the date ! Love ya !

This weekend at the Red Cap

Chef's Amy Scott is featuring a local meal
Pork Schnitzel with sage cream sauce.
Served with local market fresh squash and sauteed greens.
13.99
Available Sat. Oct. 1st & Sun. Oct. 2nd
Be our Guest and Taste the Difference Freshness Makes
Red Cap Restaurant
Middle West Pubnico
762-2112

A special Hello


Hello to the Ward lady at day surgery.
It was nice meeting you, and thanks for being so kind.
I love meeting blog readers.
Today I also met the famous world's best cashier !
She told me that my blog post had been sent to headquarters !
Awesome.

Supper

I call Son #1.
Mom: I am at the co-op. I am invited out for supper, therefore what do you think you'd like for supper?
Son #1: Mmm? I dunno.
Mom: I can make that hamburger helper you wanted the other day?
Son #1: I had it today.
Mom: Oh. How about if I make you some oven baked nachos?
Son #1: I had some earlier
Mom: I can make a few sandwiches of some kind?
Son #1: Well, I had a peanut butter and jam sandwich after dinner.
Mom: Oh. Well, maybe I could pick up a pizza or something like that?
Son #1: I'm at a friends, and were eating some right now.
Mom: Okay then....?
Son #1: Make me some corn chowder
Mom: that's a good choice... I wouldn't want you to starve.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week # 22 Family Favorite

This morning I whipped up an old faithful casserole I have always made.
I kept it in the fridge, and after work I cooked it at 35oF for 1.5 hours, covered.
Raw hamburg and onions in the bottom of a round casserole dish.
Seasoned with salt and pepper.
1 can of peas and carrots, drained and placed on top of hamburg.
Sliced potatoes on top of that.
And 1 can of tomato soup over the potatoes.
Salt and pepper.
Always good.
My camera battery was dead.
COMMENTS: Son #1 said this casserole it isn't really super, but it's ok.
He ate half of the casserole, so it can't be too bad.
I have always liked it.

Apple Pie & Cheddar

So how did they become an item anyway?
Apparently years ago it was thought cheese would aid in the digestion process, and was often offered, after dessert, with fruit and nuts, or before big meals (as we still do with hors d'oeuvres) .
The best thing was that it needed no refrigeration, unlike the vanilla ice cream we could serve up with our pie.
The taste of apple pie and cheddar was remarkable.
I read a recipe with cheddar the apple pie crust.
It called for 1.5 cups of grated cheddar in the crust.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marriage

The Bingo Report

I spent $19 and won $17. Impressive !
The Pont du Marais neighbor won the first game.
Rose in the dress wasn't there. She got a black eye at the legion last week, and as I told JB, it's not the first black eye to be had at the legion. I sure hope she returns some evening.
I was asked to mention the "log on the blog" .... but from my table all was well. Sorry Cousin Frannie !
My favorite waitress was there.... picture perfect as always.

Free Yogurt up to $4.77

You'll soon be seeing a coupon for yogurt ( Yoplait, Source, or Asana ) in specially marked General Mills cereal boxes.... Cheerios, honey nut cheerios, banana nut cheerios, multigrain cheerios, apple cinnamon cheerios, reese puffs, nesquick, lucky charms, french toast crunch, cinnamon toast crunch, oatmeal crisp triple berry, oatmeal crisp raisin, oatmeal crisp maple nut, oatmeal crisp almond and oatmeal crisp vanilla alomond.

Good deal !

Peeping Tom "D"





Last week's windows were mine, Cora, Clara, and Cerina.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The new credit union

I see it has gone up a great deal since Monday.
Myself, I rather liked the space when it was empty.
It would have made a great place for lush green grass, a few permanent benches and some fancy street lamps. Imagine a cement round-a-bout , along the perimeter, for the sidewalkers to complete before heading in the opposite direction. Maybe even a small lighted fountain.
And in the winter we could build a snowman, and hang some nice wreaths on the lamp posts.

Oh well.....

Fall in Love with Wine 2011

Sat, October 1, 2011 6:30pm
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
Spinach Salad with Praline Pecans, Pears, & Brie
Bacon wrapped scallops with a Port Reduction
Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with Apple Slaw &
Mashed Butternut Squash
Pumpkin Cheesecake
$55 per person
(Includes Paired Wine))
*Entertainment by Sally Kenney & Eddie Madden*
*Wine Seminar features Annapolis Highlands Winery*

Call 643-2500
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
SEATING IS LIMITED

Tidy Tuesday

Here are a couple things I read on keeping "stuff" down to a minimum, and tidy.
  • You can go to bed angry, but do not go to bed with the house dirty. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink, clothes out, nor a dirty floor.
  • Everyday throw away ten things from every room. That way clutter doesn't add up.
  • Once a week, take a bag and throw away 27 things. Count them. Recycle what you can.
Ten things from EVERY room EVERYDAY ? Come'on now! In ten days, someone like BB might have an empty room. Whew ! That seems a bit eh? Unless you have a lot of clutter, I suppose it would be a great place to start. Well, I do have that one stack of about ten old magazines ...

But I did try the 27 items last night. Easier than you think. Might have to try it again tonight !

Monday, September 26, 2011

TAMPON TUESDAY in Toronto


TAMPON TUESDAY is a unique way to gather with women in your community to network, socialize and go with the flow.
I read about this Tampon Tuesday... what a great idea for the food bank !
In Toronto, you visit Jack Astors South on Wellington Rd, with your tampons, and they supply complimentary appetizers. WEBSITE HERE
Admission - 1 Box of Feminine Hygiene product.

Monday's Sexual Post

Today we are talking about the female orgasm, and wanting to have one.
While it's very common for a woman in her teens, or even in her 20's, to never yet experienced an orgasm, most women over 30 have learned to orgasm. The older you are, the better you get at it.
Orgasm for the females, is usually a self-taught act. Unlike the male; it doesn't just happen.
There was a idea, just a generation ago, that some women simply are unable to ever orgasm. They now believe that to be false.
So telling a woman she needs to relax and masturbate to achieve the big-o, is the answer.
Learning to masturbate without any sex toy is your best bet, especially if you are hoping to orgasm with a partner eventually.
Most women claim that the easiest way to reach orgasm is by using a moistened finger on the clitoris. ( The vagina needs no attention to learn to climax) Most women prefer doing a very small circular motion over the clitoris, clockwise, or counterclockwise. Some swear by using an up and downward flicking motion. Some confessed to using a rapid side to side motion, that I can't even mimic. Try it. Bet you can't either.
Sexy thoughts in your head will help, and studies prove that we get older those thoughts don't work as well. Therefore, you may have to try looking at sexy images, or magazines, like a male would.
The intensity of orgasms varies during the month, as does every darn thing with our menstrual cycle. Best orgasms, they claim, are mid-cycle ( just before ovulation), and the day before your period.
Orgasms are good for you. They release "happy" endorphins, can cure headaches, shorten your period, and help you sleep.
Go for it !

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Coyotes in Pubnico



More and more we are seeing them, and hearing them.

40 cats from West Pubnico have disappeared.

Here's the form you should fill out when a coyote is sighted in our area.

Found: Dodge keys

A set of Dodge keys were found at the Mile Long yard sale.
Obviously the person had another set.
Leave a comment if it's you, and I'll direct you to someone who knows more.

Today

Le Village historique acadien de la N.-É. is hosting an Antique Auto & Tractor Expo
today, Sunday September 25th from 11am-3pm.
Local Music
BBQ $
Free site admission

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Homemade laundry update

I have been meaning to share with you the latest on my laundry detergent.
I had been making it with the sunlight bars found in the laundry aisle. The males were complaining that the facecloths were "waterproof". And they were not eager to absorb water, it's true.
I changed soap, and used Dove fresh ( personal soap). Smells so good.
And the laundry isn't waterproof any more. I also grated the soap with my food processor. It was much quicker.
Recipe: 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup Borax, 2 cups grated soap. Use 2 tablespoons per load.

Week # 21 Pork & Potato Casserole

I read too many versions of this, and ended up doing what I thought was best.
Peel and slice potatoes as you would for scallop potatoes.
Preheat your oven to 375F
Sear both sides of 4 or 5 pork chops in butter or oil. I used butter.
In a greased 9 X13 dish, add your potatoes, and add some chopped onion among them.
Salt and pepper.
Place the pork chops on top of the potatoes, (and whatever drippings there was in the pan, I placed in a bowl. I figured there may be some flavor there, too good to toss out.)
In that bowl, add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, and about 2/3 of a soup can of milk. (I used canned milk). I had read that some reviews complained of it being too runny, so I added 2 tbsp of flour to this bowl, and whisked it all up.
I used a big spoon and placed it on the chops and pushed it all over the casserole as it was thick.
I covered it with aluminum foil and placed it in the oven.
After 30 minutes, I peeked, and decided to leave the foil over it, but not tightly.
The last 7 minutes, I took the foil off.
COMMENTS: It was good. Seconds were had. The potatoes were perfect scallop potatoes, not too runny, not too thick, and had very good taste. They were better than the pork actually. The pork seemed a bit bland but they were tender. To the chops, I should have added some salt, and pepper, or maybe a bit of onion salt and pepper.

The Help

I don't blog too much about movies.
Last night I saw "The Help".
Every woman on earth should see it.
There are many lessons intertwined in between the lines and scenes.
Lessons of self-worth, of love, and courage.
The movie was over, and for what seemed like an eternity, nobody got up.
"I is kind. I is smart. I is important."

Words we should all take to heart and believe, no matter what color we are, what car we drive, what house we live in, or what clothes we wear.

Google Muppets


So, what about them muppets in honor of Henderson's 75th birthday?
I did see that the red guy at the end will eat the tall green skinny one.
Make his eyes roll backwards, and after 5 seconds, he'll eat the green one.
The guy with the glasses will shake his head, and the glasses fly off it if you get him dizzy or make his eyes roll upward too long.
Any one discover anything else?
Comments allowed...

Friday, September 23, 2011

District 10


Halloween at District 10 in Argyle. Watch it if you dare.... our new Cindy Day broadcasting.
HERE

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sis


Guess what?
I found some Avon soft pink bubble bath.
It was heavenly :)

Sample of Woolite


Woolite is giving free samples to Canadians. CLICK HERE

I guess Woolite isn't just for Wool. This one is for dark clothes.

Fruit and Yogurt

I found this recipe today... for fruit and yogurt. Supposedly if you make it on Sunday, it'll last all week. A good quick and healthy snack.
  • I cup of fruit, peeled and chopped if needed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Make compote: Place fruit, honey and salt in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Stir together cornstarch and water until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour into fruit mixture. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often, until thickened and no longer cloudy. Allow to cool before layering with yogurt.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Facebook


No offense to the men who read this blog; I really liked this picture. I am very aggravated with Facebook, and the changes. We have challenges all day. When we unwind, we sit at the computer, and get absorbed into the world wide web. I want to relax here. I don't want to ask for directions. I want it to be easy. Easy like Sunday morning... whatever that ever meant.

Whoops !!

Comments now allowed on Peeping Tom "C".
Maybe there is something wrong with my brain 'Tit Nat ...

Peeping Tom "C"





Two on off roads, two on main road.


The "B" windows were: Benny, Bertie, Bertin, and Bradford aka Chumly.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Out of your Shoes Tonight


I heard this older song tonight. It's a nice one.
Lorrie Morgan's Out of your Shoes Tonight.

Mood Rings

I bought my first and only mood ring from Charm's jewelry when I was a teen.
I should have kept it.
Today, not only others could predict my mood, but I could too !
Spoken like a true PMS sufferer ! Haha !

Tidy Tuesday


Kitchen drawers are the topic.
Many years ago I organized my kitchen utensil drawer (knife, fork, spoons, etc..) and amazingly, it has never got disorganized. It looks the same all the time because I added a couple small baskets: one for paring knives, and the other for measuring spoons and my peelers. The baskets are a tight fit and underneath I have that material that doesn't allow anything to slide.
But the second drawer, with the big utensils ( ladles, spatula, etc...) is a disaster.
Where, and how do we organize these big items??
Some have a decorative jar for utensils.
Some have them hanging on racks.
I know some have a magnetic wall strip.
I also read that people such as I should put those large utensils in the drawer with the handle at the back, so we can easily find what we're looking for.
What works at your place??

Monday, September 19, 2011

Clifton Saulnier


Clifton Saulnier, the photographer, does a great job ! I truly enjoyed browsing through his website, and being immersed right into the wedding, or so it seemed. Check out the picture of Justin at the Firehall with his hands up in the air, it just makes you laugh. Then there's the newly weds Nikki and Jules, in a canoe, with her looking back... it is so peaceful.
My favorite is the black and white picture of Gisele and her mother at the right of her, lacing up her dress. The atmosphere is so quiet you can hear a pin drop.

Have a look !

Wednesday at the Red cap

LIVE MUSIC with SINGER~SONGWRITER
Yvette d'Entremont Wed. Sept. 21st @ 6pm
An evening of great music, food & friends..........reserve early 762-2112
Taste the Difference Freshness Makes.

Monday's Sexual Post



Get your Christmas list out, here's some new products for us women...


  • Jockey has vagina cooling underwear available. great!... if that's what you are looking for.

  • "Subtle Butt" are carbon pads for your underwear, to absorb any foul smell , should you need to release some air. Quiet air, hopefully.

  • Great for the business ladies purse... a hand sanitizer. To offer the gentleman you are about to shake hands with. It's called " Maybe you touched your genitals".

  • Menstrual underwear. No need for pads or tampons. Black and waterproof. And also washable.

  • Erectile Quality Monitor. A device you place next to his erection to see how much force he's packing down there. "Blue" (ready to go) or "Red" (no quite ready). Probably sure to kill any erection.

  • Vibrating bikini bottoms: comes with a pouch for a small vibrating device to keep you content at Merrymakedge.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tell me more

In Argyle, when I was young, there was a Smith's Campground (near Ye Olde Argyler).

Who were the Smiths?

And tell me if there was a building at Cecil and Ruby's house in Argyle Sound? It was a vegetable stand, or something. Close to the road.

Please comment....

Globe light bulbs



There has been a recall on them for sometime. Mr & Mrs G in Argyle recently had a mishap with one. It's Globe bulb. Ultra mini 13W 120V 60Hz 225mA
(I checked the one right by me, and it was a Globe bulb, all the same info except it was 210mA.)



Look at the info, and codes here.

Babybel Cheese

So, exactly what kind of cheese is Babybel?
We all know it's delicious.
Babybel, and Laughing Cow cheese, are real cheese, made from milk.
They are semi soft and delicious.
Babybel is Edam cheese, from what I understand.
One babybel is just shy of being one ounce of cheese. Makes a great snack.
What about the name Laughing Cow? "During World War I, trucks carrying meat to the French front lines carried the logo of a cow drawn by Benjamin Rabier. After the war, Léon Bel used a version of this cow to adorn his boxes of processed cheese in a round box and called it La Vache qui rit®"
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Dish Duty

At the supper table the other night, I placed my napkin on my plate and glanced around the table at the males. " SO, who's doing dishes tonight?"
Son #2 answered: "Mom? What do you think Papa married you for?"
Mother: Why don't you tell me why ?
Son #2: To cook good food, clean, and keep our house tidy.
(The silent one almost chokes)
Mother: Really ? I'll tell you why your father married me. It was to be his life partner and to have his beautiful children.
Son #2: Well at least one turned out beautiful! ...... he answers with a slap to his chest !

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Once upon a time

1884
At Moose Point, near Tusket Wedge, July 13th, the dwelling of Anselm Bouchie was struck by lightning, but only slightly damaged. Mrs. Bouchie, who was in the hallway, was struck in the back of the head and instantly killed, her hair being completely burned off that part of the head. She was a daughter of Luke Meuse, of Eel Brook, and left a husband and large family.

~~Yarmouth Reminisciences

Yarmouth Craft Splash

Too much info to post. September 24th to October 1st.
Something for everyone.
CLICK HERE

Pubnico will be hosting a signature event on Sept 28th.
I will be posting all about it next week.

Big Garbage Day: Argyle Municipality



  • Thursday, October 20: East Pubnico, Argyle, Old School Road, Robert’s Island, Glenwood, Lr. Eel Brook, Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Rocco Point, stop at SAR Church.
  • Friday, October 21: Begin at SAR Church, Abram’s River, Hubbard’s Point, Amirault’s Hill, Sluice Point, Surette’s Island, Morris Island, including section of Hwy 3 between Frank Doucette Road and Hanging Oak stop at Hanging Oak
  • Saturday, October 22: Lower West Pubnico, Middle West Pubnico, West Pubnico, Pubnico, Pubnico Head, including side roads in the area, Argyle Sound Road, Green Grove Road, section of Highway #3 between Argyle Sound Road and Intersection of #335 to Paul d’Entremont Marine
  • Thursday, October 27: Wedgeport, Plymouth and Black Pond Road
  • Friday, October 28: Comeau’s Hill, Little River Harbour, Melbourne, Pleasant Lake, Gavel Road, East Kemptville, Tusket and Lake Vaughan Road
  • Saturday, October 29: Chemin des Bourque, Eel Lake Road, Belleville, Bell Neck, Springhaven, Quinan

Shortening at Sobeys

This week at Sobeys, if you buy 5 Fluffo Shortening, you get 25 airmiles. They are $1.99 each.
Shortening has a long unrefrigerated shelf life.
Crisco says it's good for 2 years.
I say, you can no doubt freeze it, as we do freeze butter.
Co-op also has Crisco shortening on sale. Two for $4.00.

Silverfish

I can't remember who I spoke to lately, who was complaining of silverfish in the bathroom.
I read a bit about silverfish and here are my findings, including a "trap" you can make.
~~They are found in many places around the home that are dark, damp, and have an abundant food source. Bindings of books, certain linens and cloths, paper,including wallpaper, and crumbs.
They tend to stick around their food source.
At this location the silverfish can lay eggs at any time, and the full cycle of growth only takes between 20 and 40 days.
They only get silver looking in the last cycle of life.
Vacuum cracks often and consider a dehumidifier to get rid of them and their eggs.
Keeping clothing, and towels off the floor will also help.
Propoxur gets rid of them. Propoxur based insecticides can be bought in just about any garden center or hardware store. The insecticide is sprayed around the baseboards of rooms and behind appliances.
If you think you have silverfish in your books, store the books inside your freezer for three days.
Trap: cover the outside of a jar with masking tape, so the little silverfish can actually climb up the jar. Place bread crumbs inside the jar. The silverfish fall in, and can't get out.