Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Android, Roadside Clover.

I spent a large portion of Tuesday ‘messing’ with my android tablet, I haven’t got all the info on it that I require yet. I was very annoyed to KPL_LOGOfind that Quicken don’t do an a for their Canadian programme although they do one for the US version. I have tried out a couple of apps but now think I have one. Really and truly all I really want to keep track of is our Visa spending when we are in the States although it would have been better if I could just integrate it with my Quicken versions. I can, of course, do this with my laptop, but I was hoping to avoid taking it with me. I may have to anyway because of the lack of wifi where we are staying. One app I discovered today was my local library and after a lot of fiddling, I was able to download a library loan. I think, but haven’t tried yet, that I can get videos from them too. The address book I have carries photos too and I added one friend and ended up with a picture I don’t ever remember seeing before, I have no idea where it came from, but it is definitely my friend as she is today. I haven’t figured out how long the battery lasts yet either. One thing, I had two cases for my Kindle, one which I repaired, and I found one was perfect for my android except I need to take it out if I want to take pix. Otherwise its great and much better than the case it came with which is big enough to hold an iPad. I think, but haven’t tried yet, I can now carry it in my purse.

Driving around the last few days, all the verges and slopes at the sides of the roads are covered in a pale lavender coloured flower. I roadside cloverhave no idea what it is, could possibly be clover, but although very pale coloured, it actually looks very pretty. I don’t ever remember seeing it before, it may be something to do with the banning of chemicals on lawns and grass areas. This stuff covers vast areas around here and I am sure I would have noticed it before. I can’t even give a picture of it as I haven’t been in a position to get one. I’m right, I found a picture which looks like it and which is definitely clover.

Bowling again today, wish me luck.

The following recipe is from Mushrooms Canada, as far as I am concerned you can’t go wrong with Portabella Mushrooms.

Grilled Mushrooms with Tomato, Avocado and Feta Salad

1 large ripe tomato, quartered and seededgrilled_portabella_feta_tomato_salad2
1 large ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp cider, white wine or rice vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
4 large fresh Portabella Mushroom caps

Dice tomatoes and avocado into ½ inch (1 cm)
pieces. Place in small bowl; stir in feta cheese.
In small screw top jar or bowl combine 2 tbsp (25 mL)
oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; shake or whisk well to
Pour dressing over the tomato mixture and toss gently
to coat. Set aside.
Brush mushrooms on both sides with remaining olive
oil. Barbeque mushrooms over high heat for 3-4
minutes on each side or until tender and heated
Place the mushrooms, stem-side up, on serving
plates; top with tomato mixture.
Serves 4

Have a great day


  1. Can't help with the Android, don't own any such item, just happy when the laptop signs on!

    Love the purple flowers, sometimes the highways have the loveliest wildflowers!

    Good luck bowling today!

  2. I love these flowers at the moment. In Cape Carteret, NC, they plant wildflowers and they look really lovely all summer long.

  3. From the photo, it looks like clover to me. We get it in our yard sometimes.

    1. Everywhere is covered in it at the moment, so very pretty.

  4. I agree it is clover, but it looks pretty. I wish you the best of lucks with your bowling! Keep practicing for the championship at the cave! And the only one I know who can help you with Android is Jeff. I can help you in making a dwarf work, if you ever need help with that.

    1. It is pretty. Thanks Al, I have decided 5-pin is insufficient for dwarf tossing practice, besides you don't toss you roll the balls.

      I'm getting the idea with my android, its taking a while though. Wish I had a few dwarves to work for me, should have got you to send me some of the clones before you got rid of them.

  5. I'm branching out slowly with discovering apps for my Galaxy Tab Android. So far it's mostly been email, calendar, notes, Kindle reader and a wee bit of web browsing. I have much more exploring to do, but it really is a lot of fun. I too must remove mine from its case to take rear-facing photographs.

    1. I tried a password programme today but don't seem to get it to work properly. Got Kindle and my local library app plus a few others. I am just teed off that Quicken Canada doesn't have an app although the US version does.