Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bookshelf Porn, POAs, Oil Spills, Cereals.

Glenda Larke of Tropic Temper (see link this page)started me off this morning with a reference to Bookshop Porn and directing her readers to http://tinyurl.com/292j55u where there are some fascinating pictures if you are a bibliophile. So I decided to take a picture of a couple of my bookshelvesBookshelves This picture shows two of the five in my office/library/computer room. As you can see, there are not only books but lots of other stuff piled on the shelves. I have a lot of space devoted to cookbooks of course although what you can see here are novels, the one’s I couldn’t bear to part with when I got rid of hundreds of books on leaving North Carolina to come back to Canada. I had to be very, very ruthless at that time and in some ways it broke my heart, but… needs must and we sure wouldn’t have had room for them here. At the top of the picture you can see the bottoms of red folders which are full of Cooking Light magazines, on the left at the top you can see three white folders which are full of my blog books. Until I printed them, I had no idea I had written so much. I still have one to print to keep current.

BP are being cautiously optimistic about their new oil well cap, the oil is not coming out from the top but from the sides and they are tightening it all up gradually, so much at a time, hoping the cap will stand the pressure. I hope so too. The damage this oil has done will last for years. As was pointed out recently on TV, the oil has sunk into the sediment of the Gulf of Mexico which will take many years to dissipate.

I spent a large portion of yesterday making up Powers of Attorney. I get fed up with having to call Matt to the phone every time I want to arrange various financial, tax or pension matters. The bank, at least, need a power of attorney, I am assuming the various government agencies do too, so they will get ‘em. We have had these for years, but it didn’t occur to me before, silly me, that they were executed in North Carolina so don’t have validity in Ontario. This also applies to our Medical Powers of Attorney too so had to re-do them as well and now have to get them witnessed.

The power of advertising: we tried Kashi’s Go Lean cereal today, not bad at all, but a bit high in sugar for me. It has the same amount of protein as an egg but not as much fibre as I like. We shall see how it goes.

An email from Splenda this morning gave me this delicious sounding salad.

Simply Fresh Bean Salad

Source: Splenda

10 servingsBean Salad

1 can (425 mL) lima beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (425 mL) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (425 mL) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup (60 mL) capers, drained

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup (125 mL) artichoke hearts, drained

1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion, minced

3/4 cup (180 mL) fresh parsley, chopped

Dressing:
1/3 cup (80 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

1/2 cup (125 mL) white wine vinegar

2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil

 

Whisk Splenda Granulated, vinegar and oil together in a medium mixing bowl.

Combine remaining ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add dressing and stir until ingredients are coated. Refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Have a great day

Jo

2 comments:

  1. That bean salad looks scrumptious!

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  2. I thought so too, I enjoy most bean dishes.

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