Happy Labour Day to everyone who is celebrating.
Some of you may follow French Marilyn’s Blog (see link on this page) she has now published a book which is available at Barnes and Noble http://tinyurl.com/34o4ene. It is also available at Amazon.com on page 4 of the following link. Die in Paris by Marilyn Z. Tomlins is a true story about a somewhat horrific murderer in Paris during the Second World War. People went to him for help and ended up dead. I hope you will all read it. I wish her every success.
Yesterday I sorted out all the cables I need to take with me on vacation. There are power cords for the cell phone, my Palm and the laptop then cables for the camera plus headphones for the laptop (if needed). I’m like a walking electronics store. I also take data stix with me in case I need them and I need to pack my cordless mouse as well, although I would use the mouse pad if I am travelling.
I am now taking another newsletter HowtoGeek and there was a link to Windows 7 themes http://tinyurl.com/27hmkwa where you can download a set of pictures which will then work as your wallpaper and also as a screen saver. I tried wolves first and found the pictures a bit dark. I am now running the horses theme.
I saw a recipe on Good Morning America today for flank steak. I have been seeing a lot of recipes for flank steak lately and yet I never see it available in the stores. I used to cook it regularly in the UK many years ago although I have forgotten the recipe which used to be one of my mother’s. I know it involved lots of spring/green onions. When we are in the Carolinas I will have a look and see if I can find flank steak there.
For some reason yesterday, I suddenly remembered a little recipe I picked up off TV some years ago. It was a kind of banana chocolate ice cream and very simple to make. I looked for this recipe on my Living Cookbook programme but couldn’t find it. I then decided to try and put my original cookbook programme on the laptop, Micro Kitchen Companion, which is the best cookbook software I ever had, but I didn’t think it would work; damn me it does. It will not run on the desktop which has a 64 bit version of Win7, but on the 32 bit it works better than it did when I had Win XP. I am so pleased.
Banana Chocolate Ice Cream
3 Tbs (or to taste) cocoa or chocolate powder, unsweetened
Freeze the bananas. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw until slightly soft on the outside. Chop up and put in the food processor with the cocoa and blender until a smooth creamy consistency. Either serve straight away or refreeze for a harder ice cream.
Have a great day