Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crash, Shooting, More on Julia,

Inredible story recently about a woman driving in the wrong lane and crashing killing 8 people including her daughter and three nieces. This morning it turns out she had been drinking vodka and was also hopped up on marijuana. What on earth would cause a mother to do something like this? The family are, apparently stunned. No-one seems to have had any idea she would do something like that. She was supposed to have been a good mother, wife, employee, etc. Read here. The news this morning is full of disasters, a shooting in Buffalo, which is not totally unheard of, and another shooting in an aerobics class near Pittsburg, PA where a gunman went into the class, turned off the lights and started shooting, finally shooting himself. He apparently blogged about this kind of thing for a year, didn't anyone read his blog? Wouldn't you report it if someone talked like that - me for instance, you are reading my blog now, supposing I kept blogging my hatred of women and intention to shoot, surely you would report it to someone? He looks such a normal kind of man. For the story click here. I do think its incredible that he only killed three women, they were very, very lucky because 56 cartridge cases were found. I had another read of that Julia Child recipe yesterday, what a lot of steps, but I bet it tastes good when you have finished. Unfortunately, like so many things, very few people would have the time to go to all that trouble. I think I just might have a go though, later in the year when Boef Bourguignon would be more palatable - not that its exactly summer round here, but it is warm enough to discourage stews and casseroles. I just discovered that GMA have a full section devoted to Julia Child including videos of some of her programmes - to see it click here and enjoy Julia. She was an incredible character and a wonderful cook. One of the pictures shows her with Jacques Pepin who is another of my favourite chefs. Here's another recipe of hers albeit much simpler than the Beef Bourguignon yesterday. Julia Child's Shrimp in Lemon and Garlic From the kitchen of Julia Child Servings: 4 Difficulty: Easy Cook Time: 1-30 min Julia Child cooked up some of her specialties on Good Morning America. She also has some holiday specialties, including a Shrimp in Lemon and Garlic from her new book, Julia' s Kitchen Wisdom. 30 shrimp 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 or 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lemon peel, minced soy sauce parsley, minced fresh dill salt and pepper Sauté 30 "large medium" peeled and de-veined raw shrimp in 3 tablespoons olive oil with 1 or 2 large cloves of garlic (minced), and the minced zest of half a lemon (yellow part of peel). When the shrimp have curled, in 2 minutes or so, and feel springy, remove from heat and toss with 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, drops of soy sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss again, with 2 tablespoons of fine fresh olive oil and a sprinkling of minced parsley and fresh dill. Bon apetit.


  1. I can't understand why people go and get in behind the wheel of a car when under the influence.

  2. A lot of it is because they don't realise they are 'under the influence' they become invincible.