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Posted on: October 31, 2012

To let you all see the winner.

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team haghopper's ginger carve-off | movita beaucoup

I am pleased to announce that Team Haghopper has officially won Pumpkin Carve-Off 2012! People, this just goes to show what you can do when you think outside of the box and throw in a little nudity. Congrats to Haddy and Grasshopper! (Your pumpkin is one of my most favourite of all time.)

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

very important for dog owners

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Dogs can have a fatal reaction to eating chocolate. Chocolate contains a bitter alkaloid called Theobromine also known as Xantheose and that’s the active ingredient that’s bad for the dog.

Most of the dog owners are unaware of this information.  I learnt last week that my friend lost her dog coz she had been treating her dog with chocolates.. There could be more pet lovers who may not understand the seriousness of this poisonous reaction of chocolates on dogs. I request all my dear friends to pass this along.

Photo source: www.caminodesantiago.me

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

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I know the pictures look too unreal to be true!! But this the Atlantic Road in Norawy, which zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the sea. It  is an 8-kilometre long stretch of road between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde. The Atlantic Road has been awarded the status national tourist route because of the architecture of the road and the bridges, and the incredible coastline it passes through. It is reccomended to visit this place during stormy season as it is most dramatic during that time. It is a good place to visit during calm season also, as there is a good possibility that you might spot whales and seals at this splace. Its definitely in my ‘to do’ list to ride through this amazing place!

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

Go on, make some and eat’em up!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Caramel Apple Day

Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve

Five Food Finds about Caramel Apples

  • Candy Apples were first introduced in Arabian cuisine. The reason was that fruit was candied to preserve it.
  • Americans have over the years turned that practice into gigantic apples covered everything from red candy and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
  • Soldiers in World War I were slanged “toffee apples”  Candy Apples are popular all over the world.
  • China vendors sell them on bicycle, England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with caramel apples on November 5.
  • Everything from a Kool-Aid flavor to a nail-polish shade has been named candy apple red.

Today’s Food History

1826 Noah Cushing was issued a patent for a threshing and winnowing machine.

1831 Carl von Voit was born. German physiologist whose work on metabolism helped establish modern nutritional science.

1888 Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop was issued a patent…

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Taki came back to the shop at 10 minutes before 10. 😀 I picked Simone up in Firostefani. We went to Helen’s house in Karterados. (Vanessa, Patricia and Elke joined us) For me that morning was OK. It is rare for me not to leave VERY uplifted.  The ladies from church are meeting at Virginia’s house at 18:00 this Friday. I will ask Taki to work for me so I can go. I haven’t seen most of those ladies since March of this year.

 

Galatea picked me up at 18:00 at the shop. I had cheese filled hot dogs, McVites digestive biscuits, Heinz ketchup and French’s mustard. She bought hot dog buns and my favorite German dill pickles. I paid her for those. At her house she had a small bottle of Red Donkey beer (VERY lucky for me), cream cheese and homemade Raspberry jam from her friends Father in Belgium. She also had some cheddar cheese slices that I had left there from our bacon cheeseburgers. She made us a salad from Fennel root, red cabbage and carrots. I heated the hot dogs and toasted the buns. I slapped on a half slice of cheddar to the warm buns. I made pickle spears for our plates. We added ketchup and mustard. We sat down to eat and watch “The Crazies”. It was good. Then we made my choice for dessert, smear a digestive biscuit with cream cheese, add a little of that homemade jam and indulge. This is so yummy and quick and you almost think you are eating cheesecake. I was very good. I ate only two cookies with the works. I sure wanted more, at least one more. We then watched my choice “Vanishing on 7th St.” I liked my choice better than hers. lol 😛

 

Galatea has use of her friends’ car for a few days. As we were leaving her shop she pointed out the moon. It had a huge ring around it. She said that means a sign of bad weather to come and later emailed me this link. ( http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonring/ ) It was almost as pretty as it was when were on our way to her place. It looked like a perfect Halloween moon then.  Hey, Happy Halloween filled with safe fun and don’t forget to send me all the extra Halloween candy. I promise to share it with my kids. 😀

 

The latest news for the shop is that by Sunday we will be closed. I can’t believe it. WOW! The first time in 19 years we will be closed for the Winter months.

 

The parking lot across the street from us has been rumored for years that it will become a park. A few days ago they started marking it for construction or destruction to then begin construction. A few people came out and had a few words and everything stopped. Today two guys came to drop off things that are used in construction. Now the question is are those supplies for the parking lot or some other project?

 

Maria is waiting to hear from her boss. If he calls that will mean she will work 10 hours a day for 20 days and get 800 Euros. She worked 8 hours a day for 30 days in the Summer and got 900 Euros. 

 

Taki has gone to our accountant’s office to file some paper work. When he comes I will go home. I made what I called spaghetti pie yesterday for lunch. It was not a big hit. Taki said that is should have been baked, served and eaten. Not cooled and re-heated. Oh well! 

Please, treat others like you want them to treat you, with love, Deb

 

Posted on: October 30, 2012

last chance to vote

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This is it. The final battle. I’ve re-posted the photos and extraordinary insights from my original posts. This is mostly because I’m lazy, but also because I have to finish my Halloween costume for school tomorrow. (I can’t believe I just wrote that.)

Cast your votes at the bottom of the post!

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