Waste not, want not – II

What a great way to save and serve at the same time! I am drawn to this for many reasons. One being the good food but another being the Scotch in this lady. ūüėČ

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Being the child of parents who grew up in the Second World War is a mixed blessing. ¬†‚ÄúWaste not, want not‚ÄĚ is a consequent mantra. ¬†This, together with the Scottish tendency to watch the pennies,¬†often leads me to thinking what I can do with something that‚Äôs past its sell-by date, and is (unless you hadn‚Äôt noticed)¬† a recurring theme ¬†in what I cook.

The festive season is not just hot in McGregor, but¬†shopping is more of a challenge: ¬†the shops run out of things and, it seems, sometimes either the stock rotation doesn‚Äôt work, or cold chain is broken. ¬†Or both. ¬†We try to shop once a week ‚Äď frequent¬†trips into Robertson, our nearest town, are costly (time and petrol), so we buy enough of most things to last, including milk.

We are blessed that there is a local dairy that produces milk that reminds me of my…

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2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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SETTING GOALS

With the assignment for BLOGGING 201: SET THREE GOALS the class is to brainstorm and actually write down three things we plan to carry through.  My own plans are gradually developing as I choose various topics and the categories I plan to use for those.

My main goal right now is actually learning to set up a blog so that it has a future. Randomness is not my style, so this site needs to be arranged in such a way that it can be useful to me for a very long time.  Little by little that seems to be happening.

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BLOGGING 101: Teacher Evaluation and Farewell to the Class

Antique Typewriter

Typing classes in my school were taught using these old Royal or Remington typewriters and yet we still communicated with the world.  We got jobs, found mates, had children and even educated them.  We went through college doing our papers on those old things, but today we have computers and what is more we have blogs.  Ah, yes, blogs.

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BLOGGING 101: Lessons Learned A Few At A Time

Lessons learned, a few at a time

Make blogging easier and more refined.

Fonts, colors, tags, pictures and title too,

All work together to tell about you.

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