Monday, August 28, 2017

Printer, Bowling

Damn and blast, my printer packed up on Sunday morning. I thought it wanted a new cartridge but
even with replacements it wouldn't work - it is attempting to print but a page gets a bit of colour and a bit of black but not much of anything. It is a Hewlett Packard and I tried getting answers or help on their site, not much luck there. If I have to replace it, I will probably go back to a Canon. HP charges an arm and a leg for their ink cartridges. Hm, checking it out, I don't think Canon cartidges are cheap any more. I can get a printer/scanner for about $50 but the ink would cost $64!!!!

Friday we went to another local bowling alley, Victoria Bowl, (our usual one is having the lanes dressed) and discovered they have installed synthetic lanes. We have bowled on them before - they seem a tad noisy, but I don't find them too bad. Matt decided he hated them but that was because he had lousy games - except the first one. We will be going back there today, Monday, and again later in the week. The following week our usual alley should be open again. Although it costs a lot of money to install synthetic lanes, the owner told me he will not have to have them dressed every year which does cost a fortune, so in the end he will save money. The owner of Victoria is a fairly new owner and seems to be spending a lot of money on the place. I might say I bowled three really good games - the alleys or me?

I cooked this on Friday for supper and we both enjoyed it. I love foil wrapped cooking, saves on cleanup. I don't carry seasoned rice vinegar so added seasonings to my white wine vinegar.

Ginger Sesame Salmon

"Salmon and grated ginger with sesame oil are cooked on a bed of chopped carrots, then served on
fresh spinach leaves."

4 thin onion slices, separated into rings
2 sheets (12x18-inches each) Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil
2 medium carrots, cut into julienne strips or shredded
4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets, thawed
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh spinach leaves

1. Preheat oven to 450°F or grill to medium-high.

2. Center one-fourth of onion slices and carrots on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil. Top with salmon. Sprinkle with ginger; drizzle with vinegar and oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets.

4. Bake 16 to 20 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven.

5. OR grill 14 to 16 minutes in covered grill.

6. Serve salmon and carrots on a bed of spinach. Sprinkle with additional seasoned rice vinegar, if desired.

Source: Reynolds Kitchens

Have a great day


  1. Next time I need ink I am going to take my empty cartridges to Costco to be filled and see how that turns out. I do not print much anymore and I hate spending money on ink.

    1. Not a bad idea Denise. There is a store "just round the corner" that sells cheaper inks, don't know if they sell the right ones for me. Decided to swap the black ink which I installed yesterday as I think that may be the problem.

  2. Yeah, the ink for all makes of printers is ridiculously expensive. So is the cost of fixing them vs just buying another. I know our last printer, it would have cost $110 to fix it, and so we bought a brand new one for $50. Go figure.

    Finally made that quinoa salad. Had it with some feta cheese and some homemade tzatziki sauce on top. Very good stuff.

    1. Ridiculous isn't it, but they know they have us over a barrel. Sounds good. I haven't used quinoa at all lately, I should get round to doing so.

  3. My printer is ancient and still hobbling along....I have to get the ink online and it's ridiculously expensive. None of the office supply stores have it in stock anymore.

    1. Lucky you that it is still hobbling along JoJo. Although it appears mine has fixed itself. If I get a problem again, seems like rebooting fixes it. Sorry you have problems with ink supply JoJo, they are expensive items - ink cartridges.

  4. You're right about printer cartridges being expensive, Jo. I don't think it matters which brand it is. I have an elderly Canon and an elderly HP - I inherited that one from my Dad or I wouldn't have two - and the cartridges for both are expensive.

    1. I used to have a Canon before I had an HP and I found the difference in cartridge cost was enormous Helen. However, that was some years ago so I guess they have caught up.

  5. Hmmm I just wrote something and it didn't take. I hope your printer works well now. I hate when things like this happen and the ink seems to be more expensive than the actual printer

    1. It sure is more expensive Birgit. Seems to be working well now.