Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Vegas Shooting, Bowling, Gossiping Workmen,

What a horrific thing to happen at the Las Vegas concert and so far nobody seems to know why and interviews with his family are shedding no light on the incident. It is all over the news of course and my heart goes out to the families of those who were killed or injured as well as to the injured themselves of course. A comment on BBC news tonight, the Americans feel the "right response to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun". There were more people killed in home grown terrorist shootings this year than were killed in 16 years of war. Vietnam and/or Korea.

Bowling wasn't bad today, we actually gained 5 of the possible 7 points and I had one fair game and one excellent game. Sadly the last game for both of us was lousy.

And they say women gossip. We just had two guys working on our balcony for about half an hour and they never stopped gossiping the whole time. They have finally filled in the holes on our balcony so all that needs to be done is to paint the concrete, top and bottom, and then to put up the railings. I gather they then have to be passed by an inspector before we get to use our balconies again. One thing concerning us, our windows are filthy and in some areas splattered with what looks like concrete. Not something we could deal with ourselves and I have heard that they don't clean them either so....??

I rather like the sound of these so apart from saving the recipe (can you imagine how many I have saved?) I thought I would share it. I have linked on the method of peeling pearl onions.

Italian Sweet and Sour Onions (Cippoline en Agrodolce)

These little onions make an elegant appetizer or cocktail snack all by themselves, or you can toss some on a salad or serve them as a side dish with meat or seafood. They will keep for a long time in
the fridge, so consider making a double or triple batch.

2 lbs (900 g) small Italian cippoline onions if available, or small white onions, pearl onions, or shallots, peeled and left whole
3 Tbs (45 ml) butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs (30 ml) sugar or honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Boil the onions in salted water until tender all the way through. Drain and pat dry. Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet over high heat and saute the onions until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar to the pan and continue cooking, shaking the skillet to roll the onions in the vinegar mixture, until the syrup thickens and glazes the onions. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm or at room temperature.

Servings: 8

Source: World Wide Recipes

Have a great day
 

14 comments:

  1. Las Vegas is appalling ... just feel so much for all involved - Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Appalling is a good word Hilary

      Delete
  2. The shooting in Vegas is beyond words. Proof there is true evil in the world.
    Those guys better clean up that mess!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right Alex.

      I hope they will clean up and get finished soon.

      Delete
  3. Jo, where did you read that more then 50,000 have been killed in homegrown terrorist attacks?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I heard it on TV last night Denise. Not sure if it was BBC World News or The David Muir programme (can't remember the name)

      Delete
    2. I couldn't find anything on the internet backing up the claim. Seems hard to believe.

      Delete
    3. I thought it was pretty hard to believe too Denise, but assumed it was right.

      Delete
  4. What happened in Las Vegas is horrific. Living in a country where we introduced strict gun controls many years ago to stop these sorts of crimes I'm continually amazed that the US won't act on it and lets the gun lobby dictate to them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It isn't just the gun lobby Helen, one meets people in the US who say they will shoot anyone who tries to take their guns away. A friend wouldn't come to visit us in Canada because he had to leave his gun behind. The trouble is, ordinary people owning guns doesn't stop the baddies, but if they weren't so readily available ......!

      Delete
    2. I've heard that though my US friends tend to be on the anti-gun side. There's been research that show that owning a gun is rarely of any use in defending yourself or your property because most people don't carry a weapon in the house and if an armed home invasion takes place there's no time to get your weapon. I find it hard to fathom the logic.

      Delete
    3. Precisely Helen. You would have to carry a gun all the time to be sure to be able to defend yourself.

      Delete
  5. It is so very sad and I wonder what it will take before these NRA nuts see the light. I don't think they ever will and yes, I know Charlton Heston was right in there. I would make sure that there would be security devices in all hotels so no one can bring in all these guns! Hell The Earps, back in 1880, had a law where no person could enter Tombstone with a weapon. As for getting that cleaned up...If they make the mess and this was passed by the landlords, then the landlords should clean it up! It was dumb of them to have that if they did in the first place

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I doubt somehow that gun restrictions of the sort with which we are familiar will ever happen in the States.

      I agree.

      Delete