Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I tried a new recipe for breakfast this morning.

Tuesday October 17, 2017
I saw a video on Facebook & thought this might be interesting to try out. I am not a big fan of trying new things with all my allergies, but since all the ingredients are things I have eaten, I thought it was worth a try. I really liked it. It's messy to eat, I would recommend LOTS of napkins; but it's freaking delicious!!

My original lite BLT made with 2 Tbsp. lite Mayo, 1 slice of bacon (halved) & white bread with the crusts removed (did you know that removing the crusts cuts the calories & fat for the bread in HALF!) is 199 calories. This makes 2 little BLTs & is approx. 90 - 100 calories! Wow! 😍



Here's the Facebook address for the video from Delish: 
Oh & here's my video: video

As for the "pause" I don't know if my camera can do that, what I actually do is turn the camera off, re-start it when I am ready & use a cool free video editing program, called All Free Video Joiner, which is available here:  http://www.allfreevideoconverter.com/index.html They have a lot of wonderful free audio, video & other software.



Sunday, 27 August 2017

Recipes

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today's post is going to be about food. Recipes & other goodies. I have been finding some interesting stuff on Facebook & wanted to share them here as well. 

This recipe is for easy-to-make, healthy cookies!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe25ikI_MWU

This creamy cucumber salad is only 90 calories!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe25ikI_MWU
I prefer mine with a light Italian vinaigrette, cuts the calories almost in half.

And here are some useful tips on using up your leftovers.  http://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/at-home/the-best-15-ways-to-use-kitchen-leftovers/?utm_source=livingonadime.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_facebook

Here's a pretty good recipe for refrigerator pickles:  http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-garlic-pickles/

Here's a very interesting take on a cheese burger:  https://www.facebook.com/ChefClub.tv/videos/1660387150652558/?hc_ref=ARRY0gasNp5RKiwGQ6tXMgE3-LOk92tUY4kiL0uUkdd3C1pRxOxq_rOMh-_12-0JBYQ

And this looks interesting, but I don't generally cook with wine:  https://www.facebook.com/luxuryfoodlondon/videos/1536521949739594/?hc_ref=ARRNJ8LKXx0ZLtVkTcr7bZqm_iIpW1eM9xBFFdi60NtGPEFCdLgmv4VIaHi20-lH1Xk

And here's a recipe for home-made Ranch dressing:  https://www.facebook.com/luxuryfoodlondon/videos/1536521949739594/?hc_ref=ARRNJ8LKXx0ZLtVkTcr7bZqm_iIpW1eM9xBFFdi60NtGPEFCdLgmv4VIaHi20-lH1Xk

Chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies:  https://www.facebook.com/MyFoodiesRecipes/photos/a.232968730173564.57399.232967203507050/265415473595556/?type=3&theater

And some interesting sheet cake decorating hacks: https://www.facebook.com/firstmediasoyummy/videos/1834172333563576/?hc_ref=ARRzc9cTHVdHX8azPSWN0hfmeKW7VZiKHT-jN1fZG_nUOfD01QwWnQEwPrYnSsOjmYw


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This blog is going to be about saving money. I see all kinds of advertisements for what seems to be a good deal, until I look a little deeper. Sometimes I find good deals totally by accident. Last spring when I was still living in Abbotsford, I saw an ad for Garage, a very cool shop in 7 Oaks mall. They had tank tops on for $5 each, which is a pretty sweet deal, or so I thought. Later the same day I was buying some Mott's vegetable cocktail at the Dollar Tree & as I walked in the door I noticed they had racks of shirts. I liked this one so much, I got 2 of them! 

This spring I checked them out while I was in town (I live in Mission now) & bought several tank tops, like this one: 

They had a lot of different types of shirts & I even saw some girl's bathing suits at the one on Marshall road. They also often have socks, underwear & even bras.
And remember, this the Dollar Tree, each of these is only $1.25 (pt) for a post-tax total of $1.40!

Another thing you might want to know about, Sears in Abbotsford is going out of business. I saw them putting out a sign that said 50% - 70% off. I got 3 pairs of beautiful jeans there before Christmas, for under $10 a pair. And I got a beautiful faux-fur winter coat there in December 2015 for only $35 (originally tagged @ $199!) Check it out!! 
I got the black shirt @ Liquidation World in 2008. Black tends to make me heat sick, so I can only wear it in the winter.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Its a beautiful day today, so I took some pics of Mount Baker. I have a great view in my new place in Mission, BC.
I bought some new shirts yesterday, at the Dollar Tree in Abbotsford. Here's one:

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a wonderful long weekend. I haven't posted anything since before Christmas, so I figured it was time to get off my ass & blog already.

It occurred to me that I should be sharing more of the stuff here, that I generally share on Facebook. Here's an interesting article on the rash of "religious liberty" & "bathroom" bills cropping up across the US. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-dolan/the-civil-rights-struggle_b_8490982.html?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003
A couple of interesting articles on women's rights as they are reflected in public nudity laws: 
https://www.mtlblog.com/lifestyle/montreal-woman-walks-topless-on-saint-catherine-street#

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/moira-johnston-bares-her-breasts_n_1721308.html

And several lists of new, interesting films that have come out recently, on SXSW & other places.
https://www.queerty.com/untold-tales-armistead-maupin-6-coming-gay-films-years-sxsw-20170318
https://www.queerty.com/9-awesome-queer-web-films-shorts-series-check-20170319
https://www.queerty.com/10-awesome-gay-films-streaming-free-frameline-20170408
And something new & interesting looking on Netflix:  https://www.queerty.com/london-spy-gives-viewers-sexy-spy-couple-queer-style-20170408

I just learned something cool, did you know that we can make roads with recycled plastic?
https://www.facebook.com/1MillionWomen/videos/10158869878595393/

On a somewhat sad note, the author of one of my all-time favourite books "Zen &the art of motorcycle maintenance" has passed away. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/4/26/1656487/-Robert-Pirsig-Who-Took-Us-On-Inner-Journeys-In-Zen-And-The-Art-Of-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Has-Died

I saw a wonderful new video on Facebook today & I just had to share it. Also, Pennington's has 2 beautiful songs that you can download for free! You can watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/penningtons/videos/10154506875382967/