Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nuts, Notre Dame, Internal Medicine,, Doctor,

I love cashews, Matt is quite fond of them too, so the other day I staggered to Bulkville to get some and a normal amount of sugar. The smallest my grocery sells is 2 Kg of sugar. Ridiculous. Their cashews are also quite pricey. Anyway, Bulkville only had raw cashews so I bought a ton of them and then this afternoon I roasted them. I used a little oil and a lot of black pepper. Delicious. In fact I can't believe how good they are, better than any I have ever bought. I am having trouble leaving them alone.

Staggering how much money has already been donated to the fund for the repair of Notre Dame de Paris. $700 million is the latest figure I have heard. Wonderful how people are stepping up to the plate. Mind you I have also heard that the repairs will cost billions. Apparently it cost £36.5 million to repair Windsor Castle which burned in 1992. It was initially feared it would cost a lot more, but that was a long time ago. I have heard people, who surprisingly, could not watch the TV broadcasts last night including the doctor who saw me this afternoon.

Talking of whom, he was a delightful man. Spends a lot of time in England which made us favourites of his. Second doctor at this hospital who feels this way. He says I now have VIP status. He also said to Matt I was a cracker and really appeared to take a liking to the pair of us. The research as to my anaemia source is now under way. We took a ride from the local Community Access group and rode with a guy we knew who used to work at our grocery store. Have ridden with him before. It was raining today and I understand it will continue to do so for a day or two. When he picked us up he managed to park under the canopy so we stayed dry, very thoughtful.

I have an email from Food and Wine which details six underrated cuts of meat but doesn't give any recipes. Some of the cuts look good, but I will have to some hunting.

My very good friend, ladydog, whom you will remember from when I was sick last year, is back in Canada today. She, being a Phillistine, does NOT like asparagus, but she does love corn on the cob, so specially for her, here is a recipe. By the way, I like corn too.

Corn on the Cob with Orange Tarragon and Basil Butter

Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob. Here is a favorite flavor combo for buttering them

8 cups water
4 ears shucked corn
1 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp sliced basil

1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large stockpot. Add corn to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

2. Combine melted butter, olive oil, orange juice, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush butter mixture over corn. Sprinkle with basil.

Servings: 4

Source: MyRecipes

Have a great day


  1. I hadn't heard the figure for repairs. Astronomical isn't it?
    I think I am going to make an asparagus and pea salad for Easter. I bought some a week ago and it was so young and tender I gobbled it all up by myself.

    1. Up to a $ billion this morning Denise. It is astronomical, it also shows some people still have a heart.

      Farm asparagus not ready here yet.

  2. Those cashews sound delicious. I love most kinds of nuts but they are all pricey. But they are good for you. Love corn on the cob too.

    1. Like I said, better than the store Susan. I do too so long as it is really fresh.

  3. It's wonderful so many are donating to rebuild Notre Dame. It was sickening to watch it burn.

  4. I offered to bring asparagus back from Florida but it wouldn't be very fresh by the time it got here. That corn butter looks good. I agree with the boiling corn for only 3 minutes. My mother used to do it for 7. I tried it in the IP last was good but I could only fit 3 cobs in so not worth it. M eats 3 at a sitting.

    1. No, unless from the farm, most of the asparagus in the stores is 3 days old anyway, but thanks. I always cook my corn in the microwave as there is only me who eats it. I could probably eat 3 at a sitting too, but I try not to LOL

  5. Just had corn on the cob two days ago, fresh and delish! So glad your doctor has such good taste in liking you two! Hope the testing produces some results you can do something with...

    1. Too early for us yet Lisa. He was fun. So do I.