Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Game of Thrones, Bowling, More on Fruit Flies.

Game of Throne2sBack to Game of Thrones, because I started watching,  I have been remembering the books and I remember I was getting a tad fed up with them by the time I read the latest one. I have some episodes here right now, in fact I have had the DVD for 3 or 4 days, and I really can’t be bothered to watch it. Pity because I do like the guy playing Tyrion, but the rest of it leaves me cold. Even though it’s a long time since I read the books I have already spotted a few things which did not happen or happened in a different way. I don’t want to see “the red wedding” or the confinement of one of the dragons in a pit (hope that isn’t a spoiler). So I will go back to my current book, thanks.

Yesterday was our league bowling of course. I started off brilliantly, tailed off but ended with a good score in the first game, reasonable in the second and pathetic in the third. Still I beat Matt so it was a punishment because he said someone paying me compliments must want their eyes examined. Not very nice was it? This morning we have to be up fairly early for blood work. Luckily these days we can book an appointment. Used to be we had to get to the lab at about 6:30 a.m. so not to be at the end of the queue. Absolutely wonderful on a winter’s day.

As you will have gathered, I made a mess of our fruit fly trap with the result that one of the perishers is flying round me right now. I got in touch with the company that makes them, they called me back but I wasn’t here so they are supposed to be calling again. Talking to the hardware store, they don’t appear to sell the sticky trap on its own. Maybe I should try the soapy water with vinegar recommended to me in yesterday’s comments. I just came across this recipe for catching the stupid things on Garden Therapy.

Materials:fly trap
  • small glass bowl
  • wine or juice
  • dish soap
  • plastic wrap
  • bamboo skewer
1. Fill a small glass bowl with some wine or a little juice and a piece of the fruit that the flies are so in love with. Just a plain syrup will not work as well. Fruit flies are looking for some yummy rotting fruit so they can lay their eggs in it so use rotting fruit to lure them into your trap.

I also appear to have found a source of turkey breasts. Won’t know til Wednesday.
Although this is not a very colourful soup, I thought it looked good. It came from WebMD

Chicken and White Bean Soup

Chicken & White Bean Soup
WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  leeks, white and light green parts only, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 2 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 2-pound roasted chicken, skin discarded, meat removed from bones and shredded (4 cups)
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in sage and continue cooking until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and water, increase heat to high, cover and bring to a boil. 
  2. Add beans and chicken and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve hot
Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - fly traps are tricks to learn .. seems like the cocktail could well work. Love the thought of the Chicken and White Bean soup ... deliciously warming - which we will need relatively soon ... cheers Hilary

    1. The lengths we need to go to for stupid tiny flies.

      You are right, winter is on its way.

  2. I heard vinegar works to trap them as well.
    The Red Wedding was one heck of a shocker.

    1. I thought just wine would do it, but they are not interested.

      I bet it was.

  3. Good luck with the fruit fly trap! I hope it works!!!

  4. Congratulations on beating Matt.
    I'm always hungry, but for healthy foods, after a visit. That's a good thing. Thanks, Jo.

    1. Thanks Robyn, always nice to do LOL.

      You're welcome.

  5. Matt said what??? I would refuse to go bowling with my husband if he said that. I suppose by beating him your revenge was sweet!

    1. It certainly was Pinky. I hope to do it again too.

  6. Pinky and I used to bowl and Pinky was getting quite good too. The league was an interesting mix of people shall we say!

    1. Oh leagues are certainly that. We enjoy it very much, the proprietors where we go are really nice people and although we don't bowl frantically well any more, it's fun and exercise.