Just think, I could have saved the insurance company $1,000 and I wouldn’t have to sleep with a mask over my face. Mind you, Matt might have thrown me out of the house. Apparently it is to do with the circular breathing which has to be learned to play it. I am not sure what that is, but if only I had known before!!!
The above video shows how they are made, this next video shows how to play one. This guy (David Hudson) is quite incredible and must have wonderful lungs. He refers to recycle breathing. Absolutely fascinating stuff and something I had never looked into before.
I am now going to be blowing raspberries all over the place.
Jeff Hargett of Strands of Pattern asked me how heavy a 5-pin ball is. Getting them out last night, Matt decided to weigh one of mine and it turned out to be 3.5 lbs. It is quite a different game to 10 pin where, IMHOP, you have to be a weight lifter to handle the balls. Unless you throw a gutter ball, you can always get points with 10 pin. With 5-pin, although it doesn’t often happen, it is perfectly possible to roll the ball between 2 pins because they are placed in a V but each pin is 18 inches from the other. I have done that once, but once only I am glad to say. To get a strike you need to hit the head pin (5 points) just off centre. The corner pins are 2 points and the others are 3. Come visit us in Canada and we will show you what it’s all about.
I was talking about making pickled asparagus yesterday, but having checked all the ingredients, I decided not to bother. I’ll just buy a jar from Barrie’s Asparagus when I want one. They really are good to eat though.
Went to have my hair cut and my hairdresser was telling me about Pooh Air Tea. It is supposed to be good for weight loss. She assured me that that was how it is spelt too. It is, over here, but I checked it out and it is in fact Pu’erh Tea from China, it is a specially produced black tea. The medical benefits listed were lowering of cholesterol because it contains a statin and improving mental alertness. Nothing about weight loss at all although it might lower triglycerides.
We are coming into two important holidays. July 1 is Canada Day and July 4 is Independence Day. Needless to say I am now being inundated with recipes for these two occasions. Many of them are versions of burgers which, basically, I don’t eat. I have never developed the North American passion for burgers. Most of you know how to prepare them and lots of different ways of doing so. However, I did like the look of this turkey recipe and figured one could always have asparagus as a vegetable.
Curried Turkey KabobsSource: National Turkey Federation
Yogurt and onion give this marinade a Middle Eastern flair, while tenderizing the meat. Brilliant.
6 Ounces plain low fat yogurt
2 Tablespoons grated onion
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-1/2 Teaspoons curry powder
1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
1-1/2 Pounds turkey breast medallions, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
As needed nonstick cooking spray
Combine yogurt, onion, garlic, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and cloves in large bowl; mix well. Add turkey pieces; stir to coat. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
Spray cold grate of outdoor grill with grilling spray. Prepare grill for medium heat.
If using wood skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning. Thread turkey evenly onto 5 wood or metal skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
Grill kabobs 25 minutes, or until no longer pink in the centers and food thermometer, inserted in centers, reaches 165 degrees F, turning once or twice.
Have a great day