Friday, March 10, 2017

Bee Hummer, Passport Pic, Earring Backs,

I was looking for a picture of a Bee Hummingbird which I had copied from a magazine a long time ago. I finally found it.

Then I browsed amongst other pictures I had from a while back and came across a passport picture of me taken when I was 36 - a looong time ago

What surprises me is that, being a passport photo, I was allowed to smile. Not a bad pic for a passport really. But oh how the years change one.

This bit is for wearers of hook type earrings. I have been begging for the plastic holders from jewellers for ever and am down to about 3 of them at the moment. I decided to Google and guess what, Amazon has them. So far I have been lucky with such earrings but I have had them fall off my ears before now only always somewhere where I noticed and could retrieve the earring. I seem to have a lot of earrings which attach by hooking through the ear.  I ordered a packet of 100 for $3.29 Canadian. Should last even me I think. They have all kinds of earring fasteners on Amazon, never thought of checking it out before.

This looked good. It is from a blog called EATINEATOUT by Lori and is something I have definitely marked 'to be tried'.


2 Tbs canola oil
¾ lb Turkey Breast Scallopini (4 pieces)
1/3 cup flour for dredging turkey
salt and pepper
1/3 cup pancetta, diced
227 g package sliced cremini mushrooms
2 Tbs capers
1 Tbs garlic, minced
1 – 398 mL can artichoke hearts, quartered
½ cup Madeira wine or dry sherry
2 Tbs lemon juice
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup poultry broth or water
1 Tbs cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste
3 Tbs fresh chopped parsley

1. In a large skillet over med-high heat add canola oil. Sprinkle turkey breast scallopini with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Add to hot pan and fry, 1-2 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until just cooked. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

2. Clean out the skillet with a paper towel. Return to med-high heat and add pancetta. Cook until brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes.

3. Add artichokes, capers and garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

4. Add Mederia and lemon juice, bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Add cream and cook one minute. Add cornstarch to a bit of poultry stock until smooth. Add to pan with remaining stock. Cook 1 minute.

5. Add cooked turkey back to pan and warm through a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with fresh parsley to serve. Serve over buttered noodles.

Servings: 4

Author Lori
Source: Eatineatout

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - lovely photo ... no smiling now - that's for sure ...

    The Turkey dish sounds delicious ... cheers Hilary

    1. I know Hilary, we have photos on our health cards and driver's licenses and they are horrid. My last passport one wasn't great either.

      It does sound good I agree.

  2. Mice passport photo Jo. I have lots of earring - one left after they other one got lost. I end up removing the little plastic clips from one pair to another. Never thought to look for them anyplace. Although, I almost never wear any jewelry anymore. Gave several necklaces to my DIL.

    1. Mice photo Denise? What were you typing on? Luckily I haven't lost too many earrings, however, the last one I did lose was 4 small diamonds. I was not happy.

    2. Good old auto-correct. Lol

    3. Yeah, blame the technology LOL

    4. I use a Kindle with auto-correct. You should see some of the emails that get sent out if you forget to check them. My son replied to me once with HUH?

    5. It would take me forever to write an email with my Kindle. It is one of the early ones Denise. Not even sure if I could send one anyway.

  3. That is a nice passport photo.
    I wonder if you could make that dish with something lighter than the cream?

    1. You could of course, but 1/2 cup between 4 isn't much Alex.

  4. Lovely passport photo Jo. As you say, smiling is no longer permitted and I think also you'd have to show more face and less body ...

    We've just returned from India, a country where I think our passports are used more than anywhere else in the World. ID required every 5 mins it seems.

    1. Thanks Sue.

      You two do love India don't you. Never wanted to go there, too crowded for me.

  5. My last passport pic is so horrible. It's more like a mug shot!!!! I always get those rubber earring stoppers for the earrings that I have for sale at craft shows. It keeps them from popping out of the plastic hangers.

    1. I had one like that JoJo, my father said I looked like one of the women who ran Belsen (German prison camp). I had never thought of trying to buy them online before. I'm more worried about them popping out of my ears. LOL

  6. So lovely! Yes, unless you have billions of dollars then you don't age a day. Hmm...
    Love those clasps, ordering mine now! LOL I drop them on the floor and they're lost!

    1. About the equivalent of a magic potion or the fountain of youth Yolanda. Probably easier than all those dollars.

      That's exactly what I do, drop them on the floor. The bowling alley told mey they found lots and didn't know what they were. Pity I didn't know that before LOL

    2. Hey 'mey'? What's that? Lol

    3. I don't even have an autocorrect to blame Denise.

  7. I know what you mean about the earrings. Still I do love wearing them.

    I renewed my passport last year and the photo is truly horrible. If that's what I really look like I pity anyone who has to look at me.

    1. Me too, don't feel dressed without them Helen.

      I know what you mean, over the years I have had some horrid pix. Matt, who is totally white haired, looks terrible, washed out.