Monthly Archives: December 2009

Somewhere it’s New Years Day already…

That somewhere is Kiritimati aka Christmas Island. It is the first inhabited place on Earth to experience the New Year each year. Despite being 2,460 km [1,530 miles] east of the 180 meridian, a 1995 realignment of the International Dateline … Continue reading

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Chic & Simple New Year #2

Appelflap or Apple Triangles Makes 12 servings Shopping List: 6 tablespoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 apples peeled and grated tart apple, like Granny Smith 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons raisins 6 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Darn…

Before and during Christmas the city looked like this, on Boxing Day it all started to melt all thou at night the roads were still treacherous because of the ice. Yesterday all the ice, snow and sleet were finaly gone… … Continue reading

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Wraff, Good Bye !!!

I had hoped to spent more time behind the computer but something came up. Peter did. All is well here at “Casa Pedro”, I had a lovely time here, slept allot, barked a bit more then usual and played with … Continue reading

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New Netherland Project

Henry Hudson bobblehead? Check. One-legged Peter Stuyvesant statuette? Yes. A mirror emblazoned with the logo of New Amsterdam beer? Absolutely. These are office knickknacks that only a true connoisseur of Dutch Americana could love. And there surely is no one … Continue reading

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Chic & Simple New Year #1

Count Down to the New Year or Happy Snack Time… leek-onions = spring onions

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Food Quote #15

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One party is just over…

Japanese-style chilli prawns Makes 20 servings Prep time: 1-2 hours Cook time: none Shopping List: 20 large Mediterranean prawns, cooked and peeled 2 limes, zest only 1 red chilli, seeds removed, very finely chopped For the Japanese mayonnaise 100g/4oz good-quality … Continue reading

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Time Flies…

It’s not even the New Year, but with the start of this new day I turned 54, and time really flies. I had good times and not so good times, but that’s part of life. I wonder if there’s any … Continue reading

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