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Onions !

Onions !

Onion Johnny was the nickname given to the French farmers that used to sell onions door-to-door in England , Wales and Scotland . Dressed in striped shirt and beret , riding a bicycle hung with onions, the Onion Johnny became the stereotypical image of...

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The Other White Meat.

The Other White Meat.

In 1987 the U.S. National Pork Board, began an advertising campaign to position pork as "the other white meat" due to a public perception of chicken and turkey (white meat) as more healthy than red meat. Since then various splinter factions of the campaign...

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Roux without butter ...... Really?

Roux without butter ...... Really?

I went to school in a period when home economic classes were compulsory and the TV Chefs of the day were the likes of the 'Galloping Gourmet' and 'Fanny Craddock'. My teacher was a red haired witch, called Mrs Morgan who, ultimately, gave up her quest...

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Check out me Pie!

Check out me Pie!

It is a truth universally acknowledged by my family that when I get bored I cook! There are 3 significant factors that have contributed to my present fit of boredom. The first is the weather, snow is pretty and fun for a while but the continued arctic...

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A Weekend of Firsts .......

A Weekend of Firsts .......

link A Weekend of 'FIRSTS' for Knobbly Clog. First Hockey Games ..... not that he noticed much as he was too busy chasing his tail. On Saturday the Winter Hockey Competition kicked off a bit later than planned due to snow on the astro turf. The 2 youngest...

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A Knobbly Birthday......

A Knobbly Birthday......

If you have a Birthday around Christmas or New Year you typically get a combined ChristBirth present or, when you get to my age, nothing at all. The Dutch are very sociable when it comes to birthdays and congratulate not only the Birthday Girl/Boy but...

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Cloggy Names His Chickens!

Cloggy Names His Chickens!

Yup! Its Christmas Eve and as a gift to us all Cloggy has FINALLY named his chickens! Tomorrow morning at approximately 6am we will be opening pressies and there after I will be hitting the Champagne. I love Christmas as its the only legitimate day of...

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We lost ..... not that you'd guess !

We lost ..... not that you'd guess !

Well its not been a winning season so far but the girls are getting better every game ...... On Sunday they played well against one of the leading teams in the division and held onto a 1 - 0 deficit until the last 3 minutes of the game. End result 2 -...

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