Our house

Our house is lived in,

it’s not for show.

If you don’t like the mess,

you know where to sit.






My friend won two tickets for the 2017 Super bowl. They are box seats plus airfares, Marriott Hotel accommodations and $1000.00 for miscellaneous expenses. When he won them his Wedding date had not been finalized. Now it turns out the only date available at the church for their wedding is Super Bowl Sunday – so he can’t go.
If you’re interested and want to go instead of him, it’s at 1st Baptist Church at 5 PM. She is a fairly nice looking girl about 5’5 clean, cute, fat booty and her name is Kelly. She will be the one in the White dress.
If interested, contact me for more detail information! ASAP

Saw this post today. Good eh?

When do you need success?

If at first you don’t succeed, bungee jumping is NOT for you!o


Ukraine At 25

When Ukraine celebrates a quarter of a century of independence today, it’ll be under the barrel of a gun.

When Ukraine marks a quarter-century of independence today, it will be in the face of a massive disinformation campaign aimed at smearing and discrediting it in the eyes of the world.

When Ukraine celebrates a quarter-century of independence today, it’ll be in the shadow of threats from its larger northern neighbor.

And all this is because the very idea of an independent Ukraine is offensive to Vladimir Putin, who has famously said that Ukraine “isn’t a real country.”

But Putin is wrong.

Despite its very real problems, Ukraine is indeed a very real country — and it is a country that has, over the past quarter-century, represented the path not taken by Russia.

Since winning its independence following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has become increasingly more democratic.

Russia has become markedly less so.

Since winning its independence, Ukraine has had five free, fair, and competitive presidential elections.

Russia has had none.

Since gaining independence, Ukrainian civil society has become stronger, more vibrant, and more influential.

In Russia, civil society has been steadily marginalized.

The Putin regime clearly sees the alternative model of governance that an independent Ukraine represents as a mortal threat.

And it is determined to crush it one way or another.

But thanks to Ukraine’s resilience, it’s failed so far.

So happy Independence Day, Ukraine._900dn_o3_n18_k

Simplicity 2

The idea of simple food being simple is often made complex. Really it does depend on what you have in reserve & what you have bought on impulse.Combine the two & explore your taste buds.

Today I was busy watching TV & it was lunch time + 10 minutes.

I fancied a play…..

1/Rescue a tin of mixed beans & drain all the sludge.Really drain it under fast water.

2/Slice up 1/3 of a red onion. As fine as you can.

3/Break off 3 small red cabbage leaves & cut as fine as you want.

I put half the beans in a bowl & added olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rioja vinegar, & oregano & added the red onion & red cabbage. Then I thought OK there is a lot here but lets stick all the beans in.Mix well & taste it as you go along. Add salt more herbs until you are happy.

Normally people add tuna but it takes time to soak. So as an idea try bresaola slices.

The conventional route is to go & add rocket & other salad so really it is entirely up to you.


The purple bean salad is enough. Simplicity is  almost like a detox.

I had Italian flat bread warmed in the oven for 3 minutes.

Glass of wine & all you need is the weather.

2 hours later you still have the flavours in your mouth.

Buon appetito!

It was fast food





When is simplicity simplicity?

Sometimes in cooking there is a temptation to go too far. But I think this is just a quick ready -steady-chomp.

2 medium lamb chops marinated in Ras al Hanut & olive oil.

Just one teaspoon of the vibrant mixture is enough for 2 chops.This one was                              paprika,cassia,cumin,ginger,coriander,turmeric’fennel,allspice,cardamon,dill,galangal, nutmeg,orris,chilli,bay,caraway,cloves,mace,cubeb,black cardamon,rose,saffron.                      3 hours in the marinade in the fridge.

I feel quite exhausted listing that lot but lets carry on….

At this stage you could prepare a Greek Salad & let it stand.                                                                  I just used 3 cherry toms cut in 1/2, 3 slices of cucumber cut into qtrs, green & black olives, feta, pinch of oregano & drizzle of olive oil. Mix & do not disturb….You could add red or yellow pepper & lettuce….(greedy)

15 minutes before you want to eat.                                                                                                              First get the grill on for 10 mins. The lamb takes 2 1/2 mins each side..(.or longer if you want a cremation)   You can grill a 1/2 a big tom & 1/4 red pepper (or what ever takes your fancy.)

Second boil a kettle. Add 200 mills of boiling water to 80 gm of plain couscous. Lob in a nice quality chicken stock pot. Leave for 5 mins & stir.

Third just after you start grilling heat up 1/2 an Italian Flat bread (or a whole one) for 3 minutes.

This works as a quick, simple meal for one. Is it simple ? I leave it with you!