Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday’s when anything is on the menu…It is a tad cold this morning a drop in temperature 100% chance of rain…Tropical storms for the next month…They are fierce and ferocious but don’t long which is why it is lush and green here but it does cool it down a little…
Today is National Chocolate Wafer Day...so all you chocolate wafer lovers can indulge all day breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, evening meal or late night snack…
First produced in the 1800’s they are also called sugar wafers…No one owns up to making this National wafer day but if you are a fan and wish to celebrate in style you could play a game of Jenga…could be fun and you can eat the wafers…dip them in your coffee or post on social media with the hashtag #ChocolateWaferDay…Just saying…
Now for some music…
Sadly Jim Morrisson of the Doors was found dead on this day in 1971… One of my favourite tracks is this one…
He is also sadly a member of the 27 club and there is much controversy about the circumstances of his demise and many theories…
Wimbledon is here today is Day 3…I expect all you Tennis fans are either there in person or glued to the big screen… Lots of upsets and surprises already I hear…Wimbledon is now 142 years old…Wow, that is some institution…What I love is they stick hard and fast to their rules.
Starting in the 1st round Cori Gauff trounced Venus Williams on the second-day tennis fan Kate Middleton made a surprise visit I wonder what today will bring?
My favourite Novak Djokovic continues the defence of his Wimbledon title with a 2nd round match against American Denis Kudla…
A bit of history in 1976 Bjorn Borg beat Ilie Nastase for the 1st of his 5 straight Wimbledon Titles…
Time for a story…
Overloud music, bass thumping. Girls oh so many girls and the drinks just kept coming.
“Come on guys, no more please, she will kill all of us if we are late”
Sean’s eyes glazed over, he still couldn’t believe his luck, the most amazing girl in the world had said, Yes, she said Yes.
He was imagining her gliding down the aisle, a vision in white and all his.
“Come on! You are slipping Sean, keep up, last night of freedom mate, make the most of it”
“Drink up!” So he did one after another. Oh boy, am I going to have a stonker of a head in the morning.
“Wait till you see what we have planned for you,” Jim said leering at the skimpily clad girls dancing around them.
“ Oh No, no Strippers”
“Would we boys?” they just laughed.
“Excuse me sir” Turning, Sean saw a very shapely PC standing before him. “ The silver Porsche outside does that belong to you?”
“ What? Come on, No!
“ Sir, just answer the question”
Grinning Sean grabbed her breast, pulled her towards him and kissed her hard. Might as well make the most of my last night of freedom.
When the metal on his wrists shut with a click and he was propelled towards the exit.
He knew….Wrong PC.
By Carol Taylor…
I have an interest in archaeology and have always wished I had taken it further I came across an article about underwater archaeologists. They are hopeful they will find an ancient burial site which is undisturbed due to its location underwater early signs are promising…These pyramids mark the burials of Kushite royals, the “black pharaohs” who operated as vassals on the gold-rich southern edges of the Egyptian empire.
The largest and oldest pyramid at Nuri belongs to its most famous resident: the pharaoh Taharqa, a Kushite king who in the seventh century B.C. rallied his troops to the northern edges of his empire to defend Jerusalem from the Assyrians, earning him a mention in the Old Testament. George Reisner, a Harvard Egyptologist, visited Nuri a century ago to excavate the burial chambers beneath Taharqa’s massive pyramid. They were unsuccessful let’s hope this time will be a success.
Black Pharaohs: Sunken Treasures premieres this Wednesday, July 3 at 10 pm EST on the National Geographic Channel.
Next week I will be back over at Sally’s after my break where I have been concentrating on my novel and cookbook also looking after our grandson while our son was away working with my Cookery Column so be sure you don’t miss it…In the meantime, I have been collaborating with Sally and her series Cooking for Health which was a new way of looking at any vitamins we may be missing or have a deficiency of in our diets and I have been devising recipes including foods which provide those vitamins this last one is Vitamin C…
The link is a link to Sally’s weekly roundup which includes the Vitamin C post but also some book reviews, new releases and lots of other titbits so if you are not familiar with Sally’s Magazine then here is a taster…There is something for everyone and if you are an author she will also promote your book(s)…Enjoy!
Time for a recipe…
As it is colder here today we will be having Orange Pork with watercress rice…
- 1 1/2 cups of rice
- 1 ¼ lb Pork tenderloin cut into cubes
- 3 cups of coarsely chopped watercress reserving a few sprigs for garnish.
- 4-6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 3 tbsp of oil
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2/3 cup Orange marmalade
- A ½ cup of finely julienned ginger
- Salt and pepper to season
Cook the rice and toss in the watercress with ½ to 1 tbsp oil, cover and leave to stand for at least 10 minutes.
Season the pork and with the pan on medium heat add the oil and add half of the ginger and cook until the ginger is golden, drain and set to one side.
Add the pork and brown for 3-4 minutes and then remove from the pan. Add the remainder of the ginger and the garlic and cook for 30 seconds add the marmalade, fish sauce and lime juice bring to a slow rolling boil stirring until it is syrupy then return the pork to the pan simmer for 1 minute and serve over the rice.
Garnish with the crispy ginger and watercress sprigs.
This was very nice I wasn’t sure about watercress but the heat of the rice just wilted the watercress and it was very nice even hubby liked it….Me, I might add some chilli flakes next time…Just saying…
Before I go I would like to wish all my American readers and my family a Very Happy 4th July…Independence Day… A federal holiday which commemorates the Declaration of the Independence of the United States on July 4th 1776…There will be patriotic displays and family events being held throughout the United States.
That’s it for this week …Enjoy Wimbledon all you tennis fans …Thank you for reading my whimsical ramblings I do hope you enjoyed and it bought back some memories xxx
About Carol Taylor:
Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on mewe.com/i/caroltaylor3
Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a creative week ahead xx