Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Well............

Ok. So there hasnt been much going on around here, huh? Well, dont you go and get critical about it, thats not nice at all!! But Ill tell you all why its been that way. i dont have a camera or a computer and I am never on some one leses long enough to write a post. But here is just a brief of what has been up with me:
I am playing a lot of music which is nice, guitar is what i do.
I just got a Shamisen and I will hopefully be getting lessons some time this month.
Im working out and I have been jogging a lot.
I am buying my own laptop soon hopefully in June.
I am also saving up for a new guitar, hopefully a gibson Jumbo with a pick up, ahh that is a sweet one.
And i am trying to get a bed and desk for my room.
there will be pics coming soon, be patient though cos i rarely get comp that i can be on for more then a few mins. I love you guys have a good night.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sorry....... I forgot one thing.......

In the post below I forgot to include that Florence came over and and gave me tons of love and that was nice. Love you Flo. XXX!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Prodigal blogger.

Hi guys. I love you all and I am sorry for being the bum of the year and not posting these past few months. I have been very busy with lots of stuff and learning many things. As a lot of you may know I was in Shizuoka working with a missionary NPO there, they were great to work with. I performed along with them with my stilts, balloons, singing and guitar. I loved working with them. I also learned some Judo holds, throws, lands, grabs and tackles from Franchesco while there and that was good fun(save the very painful holds that he taught me). On the week ends whilst staying there I would perform at a mall near there with stilts and balloons and I got enough for my license, a new laptop, and a few other small purchases(if you're curious ask me on a private basis seeing as I don't feel like posting it, ahem. In January I left Shizuoka and I hitchhiked with 75 kgs of luggage and came to Tamba which is in near Kobe and I am temporarily working with another team of missionaries here so far its been really challenging and fulfilling to work with them. Pictures will be on the way...... in the next post. ciao!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

C'mon people leave a comment!

I just did a bit of traveling and I found out that there is a lot more people reading this blog then I thought. It was pretty revelatory seeing as I don't get very many comments. But please people, be a nerd and throw a comment or two my way when you get on here next time would ya, pretty please? Half the fun of keeping a blog is reading the comments. and if we've never met then go ahead and post one any way. Don't be shy now, I don't bite. Thanks guys you rock the house. Have a nice day and stay warm and cozy, eat those fruits and veggies and stay healthy. Ciao.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vegetable soup.

It is getting cold, and one of the things that makes me happy as the weather cools if is a good soup. This one is very versatile in that you can put in just about anything and it will taste good. I have tried it many times and it has never let me down no matter what I stuck in it. Now here's what ya'll need:

15 cups of water
1 kg of broccoli
5 bay leaves
1 head of garlic
1 onion
1 third tbsp of red chile flake
3 big tbsp of butter or margerine
1 tbsp of chicken stalk
couple shakes of pepper
a couple shakes of sage
1.5 tbsp of consome
2 cups of milk

Start by putting the water on to boil with the leaves and the chile in it. Then chop up the onions and garlic and broccoli and stick them in to boil and boil them until the broccoli is soft about 15 min, then strain the veggies(and save the remaining water of course) and pull out your leaves, and let it all cool for a bit, then blend the veggies until they are a fine pulp and dump it back in the water pot and put it back on the cooker and set on medium heat and heat it back up. Then add your spices and butter. Once it is slightly boiling put in the milk(none of this curdled milk business please). Goes great with garlic bread or the scones on Alleys blog, I love those very easy and very yummy. And thats all she wrote, people. Have fun cooking.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vegetable chicken curry.

It is a cold and damp day here in my town. The goodies just came in and there was a box of Broccoli and what better to then vegetable curry on a day like this?

If you subscribe to my theories then and you want to have some then here is what you need to do it

10 cups of water
6 bay leaves
2.5 tbsp of red chile flaked
2 heads of garlic
1 onion
1.5 kgs of broccoli
8 whole chiles
1 big piece of ginger
1.5 cups of peanuts
3 tbsp of salt
a few shakes of pepper
1.5 tbsp of cumin seeds
I can of coconut milk
3 tbsp of sugar
kilo and a half of chicken

And here's how you do it: You put the water on to boil on high heat, and you toss in all the leaves and chile, then you chop up all the vegetables and you put them on to boil with the peanuts cumin seeds. Let it all get soft, it should take about ten min to get it nice and ready for the blender. Get the leaves out and the whole chiles and let the pot cool for just a bit(you all know what happens when you blend it's when it's hot), and then blend it. Once it's done add the sugar and the rest of the spices and let it boil for a little longer about five min. Get the chicken and cube it. Pull out you good pan and put in a bit of oil and fry the chicken it two batches and add half a tbsp of salt to each and a few shakes of pepper. Cook it until it's 80 percent done and then add it to the curry. And cook for another five to ten min. On the pan there should a bit of browned stuff, scoop out a bit of the curry and let the browned goodies become liquid and then it as well. Then add the coconut milk last. and thats that. My home loved it and so did I. Have fun my readers. God bless you all. Have a nice day.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm back!

Hi guys! Sorry it's been so long since you heard from me. I miss you guys commenting and all. I am almost done my course and I will hopefully complete the last assignment this next week. Any way today was Friday yet again and I had some very great people over to our house. I made: rice, scones, vegetable soup, chicken fillet, steak sauce and of course a salad and some dressing. I wish there was some pics to go with this post but the camera is out of order . Here is the recipe for the steak sauce, it's one of my favorites, enjoy:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 25 drops hot pepper sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS


  1. In a saucepan over high heat, blend raspberry jam, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, malt vinegar, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, or until thickened.
Does that sound good or does it sound great? Do try it, you will not be disappointed.