Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 15 according to Lady Chatterly's party memo!

Being the generous wee soul that I'm not I'll give you a couple of recipes that suit meals in this disgusting heatwave.

Steam peeled pieces of pumpkin and whole spuds with green beans until cooked.
Let cool, then chop roughly, tossing all into a bowl with bean shoots, chopped salad onion, shredded cabbage, halved hard boiled eggs, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.


1769 Captain Jimmy Cook whipped his mother's drawers British flag up the flagpole at Mercury Bay to claim the land in the name of the next Melbourne Cup Winner King George III.

1841 Completely unexciting - unless you compare it to batshyte and even then the batshyte will win - the market commissioners of Melbourne had their first knees up meeting.
What they discussed I couldn't begin to tell you....nor should you care.
You have the batshyte to keep you amused, remember?

1855 Grand Funk Trunk Railway finally pulled into Brockville from Montreal.

1861 The Otago Daily Times began doing duty as a fish wrapper.

1960 A panel who were appointed by Canada's Attorney-General studied D.H Lawrence's work long and hard but came to the conclusion that Lady Chattery's Lover was not obscene.

2005 Port Augusta, just like my minor mansion here, became a dry zone.
For my overseas visitors this means no grog aka alcohol is allowed in a designated area.
You may leave your tipple at the door, the Bats need something to inspire them.

Now, for a light Summer pizza -
Grab a wrap (as in sandwich wrap bread) smear with garlic, top with grated cheese and warm in a frying pan (with lid on) on top of the stove until cheese is melted, then serve with green tossed salad on top.

Steam engine.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.

Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm. 


  1. You know I came here expecting some tidbit about Lady Chatterly... you TEASE!!!

    Thanks so much for the button to the left - I don't deserve all my amazing bloggy friends, you know. But I do love 'em!!


    PS STill recovering from the mental image of Captain Cook's mother's underwear and flagpole.

  2. Meals? Bah! Ice-cream all the way. Cool and no cooking required. What calories?

  3. "...but came to the conclusion that Lady Chattery's Lover was not obscene."

    Just a big pile of crap.

  4. You're welcome, BB, and I'll give you images of Cap Cook stringing almost anything up a flagpole :P

    Hmmmm, ice cream, yum ;)

    Ahh, you had it hanging on the hook in the outhouse, too, Brian?

  5. 'Port Augusta, just like my minor mansion here, became a dry zone.' Brian just cancelled his visit. I think I will too.

  6. You're allowed to gargle your spirits in the rose garden, Andrew :P

  7. Off carbs at the moment, so potatoes would be no good...may need to find a replacement for them, but damn that sounds good!