Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grammar and Music, Science TV, Bowling,

Funny, I heard a song on the radio this morning which drove me up the wall "I don't know nothing" and it was repeated lots of times. I emailed the DJ whom I know from various recipe broadcasts I have done for him, and he said if bad grammar in songs was going to worry me, I would be in a world of hurt. Suggested I stick to orchestral pieces and then played Albatross on the radio for me. It is true, there is lots of bad grammar in songs but this one particularly hit me today as it was so often repeated during the song. Albatross is by Fleetwood Mac and I first came across it when I met Matt over 45 years ago, he had ordered it from a music store and just got it when I first met him.

I just watched two fascinating programmes on PBS. One about solar eclipses which covered how man finally learned how to predict when and where they would happen, and explained the importance of the sun's corona which is hotter than the sun itself (they don't know why) and sends out bursts of energy which can adversely affect earth. The second programme was about the Voyagers 1 and 2. Considering the time this programme was initiated and how little computer ability was available, it was a remarkable achievement. The computers of the day were about as strong as the buzzer on our key chains. The two Voyagers are now out in space way out of our solar system  having examined several worlds on the way to outer space. An incredible feat of science. The Voyagers will last longer than earth is predicted to do. The records they carry will last for billions of years. Would be nice to think there really was someone out there and that they would pick up these messages from Earth.

Much to our disappointment, the work at our bowling alley will not be finished until next week so we may not be able to bowl there until September. However, we are planning to go to Victoria Bowl which is 'just up the road' from us.

I have been using baby Bok Choy quite a lot lately and really enjoy it. This is a very simple recipe which I found at Bon Appétit.

Garlicky Bok Choy

This bok choy recipe is flavored with garlic and soy sauce.

1 Tbs vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 lb baby bok choy, rinsed, cut into quarters, with core intact
1 Tbs reduced-sodium soy sauce

1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bok choy, soy sauce, and 2 Tbsp. water and cover immediately. Cook 1 minute. Uncover and toss, then cover and cook until bok choy is tender at the core, about 3 more minutes.

Servings: 4

Author: Sara Dickerman + Marissa Lippert
Source: Bon Appétit

Have a great day


  1. I too have discovered baby bok choy thanks to America's Test Kitchen and Blue Apron. Not easy to find though in the regular markets. I DVR'd the shows you mentioned and look forward to viewing them when I have time.

    1. Luckily my regular grocery store stocks it all the time Denise. I think you will enjoy the shows.

  2. I am not a fan of Fleetwood Mac....I've never heard that song thankfully!!!!!

    1. I'm not a fan of Fleetwood Mac either JoJo this is the only song of theirs I know and I think it is beautiful.

  3. I always laugh at the song by Pink Floyd, "Brick in the Wall" and the lyrics, "We don't need no education". Well yes you do because you just used a double negative!

    1. Precisely Pinky. But as the DJ said, we are in for a world of hurt worrying about grammar in song lyrics.