Showing posts from January, 2013

Whole Baked Snapper.

For those unaware of the identity of a Snapper, it is the name of a fish caught locally around NSW OZ and elsewhere, not the Navy term 'a troll who haunts public lavatories '. Saw this recipe in my fave newspaper today for 'Whole baked snapper'. For starters I shall presume whole is the fish including head guts shite and scales. Now for health reasons I/We in my family eat fresh fish regularly once or twice per week. and we all have a strong preference that it should taste like fish or occasionally like beer batter with salt and vinegar the trad chish and fips, The ingredients of the recipe for the fish to be baked in foil included two lemons, one clove of garlic, a three CM cube of ginger, one long red chili,, a cup of coriander leaves, two tbs of olive oil with salt and pepper. Well for me that means it should taste like a Chinese one hundred year old oyster or worse, who are these nutters who gorge on this weired nosh. Choosing your fresh fish isn't easy

(Post 1064) Unwanted Porcine Pets.

Read recently that anything your pet pooch can do a pig can do better. What springs to mind is the memory of the former neighbour whose hound left scores of calling cards in his back yard and the subsequent pong was  a bit on the nose. However, the rise in popularity for pig pets is increasing due to the 'Babe' movie, the premise of the movie was the porkers supposed intelligence, some of his porcine plots showed more intelligence that could be gleaned from a naval wardroom. Choosing a pet miniature pig in preference to a dog.  It can be said the pig does not bark jump fences or have fleas and can be hosed down daily to keep it fresh so to speak, doing that to a dog can become complicated. Meeting people: Taking pinky or perky for walkies, I can't  think of a better way to meet nice people unless you are a celebrity. however similar rules apply to piggies when is comes little calls of nature accidents. There could be pitfalls for the unwary when purchasing your pet porke

Dirty Stinking Asian Restaurants. Again.

This is the third time I have mentioned this problem, my previous post on this matter Google daily An old chestnut but worth reviewing.. Filthy Asian ... www. dailygaggle .com/.../old-chestnut-but-worth-reviewing- filthy .ht... Cached You +1'd this publicly. Undo Sep 8, 2011 – Filthy Asian Restaurants again. Rarely out of contention for a good stir up, the eateries where people choose to dine either by choice or with ...   Vermin including Cockroaches, rats, and Miscellaneous rubbish  becoming involved with  diners meals. this is an ongoing situation where authorities will never win as inspections of these food outlets is too infrequent. but profits from these dodgy nosh dens can easily take care of the fines they incur.  My first hand knowledge in a part time second job providing Muscle backup for health inspectors in Hong Kong many years ago   was another source of income but high in values such as entertainment in general, my knowledge gl

Arrival of the Wet plus staring death in the face

After the Hot fest of the past weeks followed a failed rain forecast for most days over the past fortnight. It seems my unscheduled trip for a pee at 4AM this morning gave rise to a sudden rainstorm which has continued up until now in the early evening. Three weeks ago I was feeling proud of my crop of Veggies until the Sun killed most of them off,seems the hot weather affected other growers too, parsnips for example are selling for $14-00 per kilo; double in price, however, carrots around a dollar per kilo are still the staples with spuds and onions around a buck fifty. It seems reaching for a cigarette does not relieve stress - but quitting can, British researchers measured anxiety in almost 500 smokers, with one in five saying they smoked when stressed. those who failed to give up smoking after exhaustive attempts were more stressed. Complaining of severe abdominal pain pre Xmas 1986, my doctor told me it was due to smoking and suggested I could die within three months should

OZ Strayan Bumbling Mumblers will be trained to speak Properly.

Training Train Station Announcers to communicate correctly and be actually understood by the travelling public will cost NSW taxpayers a cool two million bucks. And about time. They are the garbled inaudible station announcements that infuriate train travellers across the state. I am uncertain if this problem exists in other states or even in other countries but I would not be surprised if it was the case. "The Trains from the domains are going to Emu plains."..... " The Train from Uluru is bound for Woolloomooloo" In the meantime catch a bus or drive..... Vest ...back soon.

Prodigal Son Saga continues, Plus Pussey Galore.

At 2-30 am  today Sweep male neut arrived and was placed into our shed with a tray - water and food.  Rosemary and our son Chris had returned from a 140 Kay round trip to recover two moggies left at our serial prodigal sons late residence, only one cat was recovered, due to the other cat being on a neighbouring roof gone midnight - so a further trip is being planned for today for the recovery of  'Baby' the Fem neut puddy tat. At 7am today, Minnie our resident fem mog neut was asleep in the laundry having returned in the small hours from a rendezvous with the randy ginger tom from No 2 down the road,Then after a feed of raw steak fell asleep stretched out on an upstairs table. After brekky it was decided both mogs should meet. the pity is no one took a photo of the action, particularly my bloodied hand when I recovered Sweep from the Mexican standoff. For the record , Minnie arrived at our residence thirteen months ago with kitten in tow, Kitten was found a new home and an

A bit of History er My story- Plus tax and stuff.

On a Wednesday Jan 7 1942, LJB aka Vest; weighing in at 42kg, a 4ft eleven inch fifteen year and five month old piece of human cannon fodder was presented to the British Royal Navy by the Watts Naval School (Barnardo's). for a (Finder's Fee) of Twenty five pounds Sterling unaccountable backhander. Chapter 13 My first career. From my memoirs WGTATF. Click on the pic top of page. Read in today's Sydney Daily Telegraph (delivered daily to my door) that food prices in Australia had plummeted. over the past year., apart from fish with an increase of 0.9 % and eggs 3.3%. The main decrease in food prices are attributed to Vegetables falling in price by 9.9% , Lamb by 5.7% and Poultry by 4.3 % seems we are now leading the western world in the lower food price game... However, from my own observations, buying veggies from the local greengrocer to the big veggie shops in large retail centres., I am being frequently asked the same question by the checkout person when havi