Thursday, 12 February 2015

Magic Moments

There are moments in life that make you grin from ear to ear. Magical. Funny. Heartwarming. 
I started writing some of them on paper. Just in case I have a day when I think that life is boring.

This one happened today.
I was in a smaller grocery store line up. Both the store and the line up were small.
The lady who came behind me was bouncy and smiling at me. She was wrinkly and crinkly, with fluffy hair, wearing a bright pink and purple jacket, and missing all her teeth. She showed me what she was going to buy and said, "I'm buying ice cream today!" She had a two litre chocolate ice cream brick tucked under her arm. I said something about it being a cold day for ice cream. She came a little closer and patted the top of my head as if to say there, there, of course she has a good reason. She whispered to me - loudly, so everyone heard and smiled, "I won $150.00 in bingo last night." I said, "Wow! That is cause for celebration!" The cashier congratulated her and said to me that they sell an awful lot of ice cream when the weather gets cold. I left feeling as if I had learned something. Perhaps wanting the innocence and the ice cream?

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The lady with the 3 hairs

There was once a lady with three hairs on her head. When she woke up she looked in the mirror and wondered what she would do with her hair that day. Ah! She thought, "I will put a braid in my hair". She braided her hair and she had a wonderful day!

The next day when she woke up, she looked in the mirror and she had two hairs on her head. She thought what shall she do with her hair that day. "I think I will part it down the middle". She did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke and she looked in the mirror and she had one hair on her head. She thought what shall I do with my hair. "I think I will put it in a ponytail". And she did. And she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up and she had no hairs on her head. She smiled. She didn't have to do anything with her hair. And she had a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Slut's Spaghetti

I've been making this dish a lot. Super fast for busy evenings, or late nights or afternoons.

It's a Nigella Lawson recipe that I've fiddled with a bit. I love her style!

This feeds two people well.

Start pasta pot to boil. while it's comimg to a boil, assemble the following ingredients:

4 anchovy fillets
2 or 3 squashed garlic cloves
pinch or 2 of dried pepper flakes
2 to 3 tablespoons of capers
1/2 can of any kind olives, chopped a bit
1 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (or any other kind)

When pasta water boils put in pasta. 
In fry pan or pot (I use an electric wok), put a bit of oil, and add ingredients in above order. 
Let simmer until pasta is done. Take out a cupful of pasta boiling water before you drain pasta. When pasta is drained add it to the sauce pot. Stir well and add some pasta water to help it stick together. Enjoy!

Why slut's spaghetti? No time to cook?