Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Medical, Weekend News, Online Shopping,

I may be imagining it, I have only been taking my cannabis since Saturday, but I think there are signs of improvement. Fingers crossed.

Not much to write about today, been a quiet couple of days for us. Interesting about the guys who stole planes over the weekend, one who stole a passenger plane, did lots of aerobatics and then crashing it into the ground and then the guy who stole a jet and crashed it into his own home. He died, I believe the people in the house didn't. There really are some nutters around but how they managed to steal these planes is something they will certainly have to look into. As for flying them without training, it appears you can learn to do that on the internet. What can't you learn to do on the internet? One of the things that scares me is the gun manufacturers who have posted designs which can be copied and printed as genuine plastic guns which work. That is really scary.

Just posted my grocery order and once again, couldn't post the order from my desktop but had to use my tablet. I don't know what is the matter with their website it does the oddest things. When I sign in it tells me the password doesn't match the email and yet it brings up my order!!!

If my legs really are improving, I am sorry that Wednesday league bowling is doesn't count any more. However when we start again in September, maybe things will be good.

Salmon is such a tasty fish, not too expensive and easy to use. We eat quite a lot of it.

Barbecue-Style Bourbon-Glazed Salmon With Firecracker Slaw

This recipe hits all the notes of a classic barbecue dish, but with omega-3-rich fish. Use an outdoor
grill or indoor grill pan.

3 cups very thinly sliced cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, divided
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1 Fresno chile, seeded and sliced
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
3/4 tsp granulated sugar (optional)
3/4 tsp black pepper, divided
1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
3 Tbs dark brown sugar
1 Tbs bourbon
1 Tbs lower-sodium soy sauce
4 6 oz   skin-on salmon fillets (such as wild Alaskan)

1. Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F).

2. Place cabbage, 1/4 cup scallions, carrot, mayonnaise, chile, vinegar, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir well to combine. Chill until ready to serve.

3. Whisk together brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Pour into a shallow dish. Place salmon, flesh side down, in sauce. Chill 15 minutes.

4. Remove salmon from dish. Place marinade in a saucepan; boil 2 minutes. Place salmon, skin side down, on oiled grates; grill, covered, to desired degree of doneness, 10 to 12 minutes for medium, brushing occasionally with reserved marinade. Place on a platter; top with remaining 1/4 cup scallions and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve with slaw.

Servings: 4

Source: Cooking Light

Have a great day

Monday, August 13, 2018

Misconceptions, Elephant Day,

Funny how one has misconceptions about things. I have never used any form of cannabis before and from what I read (one hour to take effect and then lasting 5 or 6 hours) I assumed that an hour after taking my cannabis I would start feeling my pain less. That isn't how it goes. Apparently it has to build up in the system and could take a week or so to do. Oh dear. They supplied me with a small bottle of oil and I am supposed to measure out .25 ml morning and evening. Syringe supplied. But, to me, the syringe is difficult to manage despite instructions. On Saturday, much to my annoyance, I spilt some. Bearing in mind how expensive it is I was very annoyed. However, Sunday morning it all worked perfectly, so lets hope that will continue.

Did you know that today, Sunday August 12, is World Elephant Day. Like most wild animals these days, they need all the help they can get. It is a disgrace to the human race that so many animals are facing extinction because of our actions. I mentioned that a number of iconic Australian animals are facing extinction, but many animals closer to home the same thing is happening. Elephants and rhinos are being killed in large numbers simply for their tusks or horns, tigers are being shot for their skins and other parts are used by ignorant people for medical purposes. Of  course many English people will recognise the date as being "The Glorious Twelfth" or the first day of the grouse shooting season. Never eaten grouse, I guess now I never will.

I enjoy donuts but am very careful to only eat one on the very few occasions I get near them. Often people in the bowling league bring a pile of them on their birthdays for everyone to guzzle. However, these, because they are not fried in deep fat, are not nearly as unhealthy. Only one problem, yeast comes in packets of two or three and I always end up wasting some.

Air Fryer Donuts

If you’re craving doughnuts without the guilt, these yeast-risen rings deliver the same sweet, tender, and crackly sugar glazed goodness thanks to your air fryer.

1/4 cup warm water, warmed (100F to 110F)
1 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup plus 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar, divided
2 cups (about 8 1/2 oz.) all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup (about 4 oz.) powdered sugar
4 tsp tap water

1. Stir together water, yeast, and 1/2 teaspoon of the granulated sugar in a small bowl; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Combine flour, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Add yeast mixture, milk, butter, and egg; stir with a wooden spoon until a soft dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out 8 doughnuts using a 3-inch round cutter and a 1-inch round cutter to remove center. Place doughnuts and doughnuts holes on a lightly floured surface. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

3. Place 2 doughnuts and 2 doughnuts holes in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 350°F until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and holes.

4. Whisk together powdered sugar and tap water in a medium bowl until smooth. Dip doughnuts and doughnut holes in glaze; place on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet to allow excess glaze to drip off. Let stand until glaze hardens, about 10 minutes.

Servings: 8

After the doughnuts have risen, use the parchment paper to help gently transfer them into the air fryer. Use two forks to lower them into the glaze for maximum coverage.

Source: Cooking Light

Have a great day