Thank god I don’t live in Russia. Apparently the count of people injured by the exploding meteor on Friday is up to 1,100. How very frightening. It was the size of a bus they say and exploded with the power of an atomic bomb becoming a fire ball. Shortly after it happened, a large asteroid passed by some 28,000 kms out. If you haven’t seen it there is some video of the meteor here. It looks pretty scary.
Bowling was not good today, I had one good game and the other two were lousy. Matt didn’t even have one good game. Really is very frustrating. We forgot to take a pain killer before we went out which didn’t help.
Everyone is somewhat shattered by the news that Oscar Pistorius has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. After all the fuss and fame of his entry in the Olympics last summer and everyone backing him because he is a disable athlete, the Blade Runner, he became a popular icon world wide and then to get the shock of the accusation today really is quite horrifying. I’ve heard/read several people defending him and saying they don’t believe it, but we also heard a report that there had been several domestic disputes prior to this event. No doubt the future will reveal more of what happened. At the moment they consider it to be premeditated murder.
You may have wondered what happened to my Friday blog. When I posted it, I found something I needed to change so I ‘edited’ it and somehow it was posted as a draft and never made it to being published until the next afternoon. Dumb thing No. 1. The second dumb thing I did was to order some DVDs from BBC UK which it turned out would not play on our DVD player. I was going to return them but it would cost me almost as much as I originally paid. I then discovered I could actually play them on my desktop, only trouble was, I bought them for Matt and he is unlikely to sit and watch them on the computer. My IT guy also tells me I shouldn’t switch the regions too often either (the DVDs are region 2). A friend sent me DVDs of her TV programme in England and they played fine, I assumed that the ones I ordered would too, wrong. I also ended up with one DVD which was a repeat of one I already have. They say I ordered it, I say I ordered another one. Ah well.
I’ve always enjoyed the taste of fennel and this combination sounds like a good one.
Roasted Squash and Fennel With Thyme
WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com
We have only one word for this recipe: magical. As the vegetables roast in the oven, the fennel develops sweet, caramel flavours and the summer squash is infused with the garlic. Serve it with grilled pork chops or chicken.
Prep: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes
- 2 small summer squash (about 12 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups sliced fennel bulb, (about 1 small bulb), plus 1 tablespoon chopped fennel fronds, divided
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced garlic
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Quarter squash lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Combine the squash with sliced fennel, oil, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes.
- Stir in garlic and roast until the vegetables are tender and the fennel is beginning to brown, about 5 minutes more.
- Stir in fennel fronds and serve
Have a great weekend