Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mr. Peanut, Quizzy Tests

Last night I took a pic of balloons passing by, not a great picture, Matt would have got a better one, but he had no film. Anyway, there were several balloons, 5 altogether, including a Mr. Peanut one which we have never seen before. If you click on it, you can see a bigger picture. We don't usually see so many balloons at once, especially since the episode of one catching fire, but maybe people have decided to risk it or its not so immediate or something. Satima (see Satima's Blogspot) got me going on a couple of quizzes today, so I did the Mythology test and this was my result.


Frey was, just like his twin sister Freya, a member of the Vanir family and thus a God of fertility and love. Along with Odin and Thor he was one of the most popular Norse Gods, and received many offerings. He was said to have control of the weather, both rain and sunshine, thus the fertility of the earth. Prayers were also offered to Frey for a good future, peace and prosperity.

Frey is described as being handsome, powerful, merciful and kind. Fitting considered he was - let’s be frank - the God of sex. His cult included songs and actions which shocked contemporary and later Christians, who condemned them as indecent, which they of course were not to the participants in the cult themselves.

Frey lived in Alfheim, "Elf-home", a name which indicates a possible connection between Vanir and Elves. His servant was the Goddess Beyla, who was all about bees and dairy. Not to far off, I think, as "Milk and Honey" and the things that Frey stands for are equally sweet.

The Fifteen Gods

These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in …all or none of the four variables: Dagda. … Erudite: Thoth. … Sensual: Frey. … Martial: Mars. … Saturnine: Mictlantecuhtli. … Erudite & Sensual: Amun. … Erudite & Martial: Odin. … Erudite & Saturnine: Anubis. … Sensual & Martial: Zeus. … Sensual & Saturnine: Cernunnos. … Martial & Saturnine: Loki. … Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Lug. … Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Coyote. … Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Hades. … Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Pan.

TakeThe Mythological God Test at HelloQuizzy

so then I did the literary character test

King Arthur

The great King, whose quest would see success only while he remained above his human imperfections. Unfortunately, that would not last.

I have always been interested in the Arthurian legends. As I wrote, I recently read the Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte which were some of the best books on the legends I have ever read.

Tonight I am cooking the turkey breast and we are planning to have Indian Style Cauliflower with it. We have eaten this before and its delicious. It goes well with poultry too.

Indian Style Cauliflower

Source: Live Longer Cookbook, Reader's Digest

1 large onion quartered and sliced

1/2 C chicken stock

2 Tbs chutney or apricot preserves

2 tsp Dijon mustard

3/4 tsp dried basil, crumbled

3/4 tsp each ground ginger and cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp each ground cinnamon and curry powder

1 medium sized head of cauliflower, cored and broken into florets

1 C frozen gren peas

1 Tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbs water

2 Tbs white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

6 drops hot red pepper sauce

In a 10 inch nonstick skillet, combine the onion, stock, chutney, mustard, basil, ginger, cumin, salt, cinnamon and curry powder. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered for 6 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 5 minutes over moderately low heat. Add the peas, cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes more or until the cauliflower is crisp tender. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, vinegar and red pepper sauce and cook for 1 minute or until the sauce has thickened. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serves 4 to 6.

Have a great day.


  1. soo cool ballons ! I would love to try it !

    i think i'm going to try this test !

  2. Matt says I would be scared of heights if I went up in a balloon, I'm not sure. Mind you its quite expensive to do.

    The test is fun.

  3. There's no way yo0u'd get me up a balloon. I can't even cross bridges unless I have a friend on each side:-)

    I see what you mean about being a sensualist, Jo. I guess you must be to be so keen on cooking.

  4. I hadn't thought of that Satima. I guess you are right, eating good food (or just chcolate) can be one of the most sensual experiences. Hope that applies to this dicky bird tonight.

  5. Good luck with the bird. Buy some chockies just in case:-)

  6. You can get spit roasted chickens here, so I could do that. They are still hot when you buy them.

  7. Jo --

    I'm going to do the curry cauliflower!

    Balloons? I think the Cmas tree ones are safer ...


  8. I hope you enjoy it Marilyn, we do.

  9. I love heights. I love Frey too, can't think why I got landed with Amun ...

    You turned up as Merlin in the Camelot test back in July, Jo ... do you feel more like Merlin or Arthur? :)

  10. I'd forgotten that Ru, I think I feel more like a Merlin than an Arthur. I can see myself doing magic.