Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fried Beer, Busting Pet Myths Sci Fi Hospitals.

Interesting segments on Good Morning America today; Sam Champion mentioned fried beer, yes, really, fried beer. Apparently they make something like a ravioli with a kind of pretzel mix and then deep fry it, however, it is fried so quickly it still maintains its alcohol. In case you don’t want the alcohol there is also fried lemonade!!!!! I’ll take my beer from a can thanks.

Romeo Although I don’t have a pet any more, I still watched the segment on pet safety. Whilst talking, the vet and the host were holding baby animals and there was the cutest little puppy – cuddly as all get out – called Romeo, I wanted him. It appears that chocolate is not as dangerous for dogs as has been touted. Its not a recommended food, its not really good for them, but it certainly isn’t poisonous. Personally I have fed dogs chocolate all my life with no ill affects. I have told the story of our dog helping herself to a wrapped box of chocolates whilst we were out and leaving just one for Matt. They were special chocolates from England brought for Christmas. The only danger our dog was in was from Matt when he saw what she’d done LOL. Poinsettias too, are NOT poisonous to animals. The vet did point out one or two items which are dangerous and one which surprised me was non-stick fry pans which at a certain heat release a chemical not dangerous to humans, cats or dogs but which is lethal for birds, lilies are lethal to cats – if you want to see the segment go to

Talking of animals, I see the woman in England who put the cat in a garbage bin is now under police protection because of the death threats she received. She is trying to say it was a joke and she thought the cat would wriggle out. She is obviously lying.

A segment that really impressed me today was about the ultra modern hospitals which are beginning to catch up with sci fi such as Star Trek. Ju Ju Cheng went to El Camino hospital in California to investigate all their new technology. Starting with hand scans when you first check in, to robots running around making deliveries, and more robots in the operating room. Do check out the video, it is absolutely fascinating and gives one great faith for the future. Mind you, our orthopedic surgeon still doesn’t have glue for closing his incisions yet but still uses staples. 

When I was young and went to secretarial college on a daily basis, I used to call in to a local café first and have a coffee and a fresh home made scone with lots of melting butter. They were great, but today, you can get all kinds of flavours in scones. This one being an example.

Cheese and Chive Scones

Source: Outdoor Entertaining

Makes 12

Rec Image

1 1/2 cups self rising flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon margarine

3/4 cup finely grated Cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons finely snipped chives

3/4 cup milk

Extra milk, for glazing


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease and flour a baking sheet. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine with the fingertips to make a fine crumbs, then add cheese, chives and three-quarters of the milk to make a soft dough. Add remaining milk only if needed.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Press out the dough with the fingertips until 3/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a floured biscuit cutter and place on the baking sheet.

Brush the tops with milk and bake for about 10 minutes, until well colored and cooked through.

Have a great day


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