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Eating out and at home

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

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For his 75th birthday our father invited some family and the neighbours to a Chinese restaurant we frequent at times.

Like always, the food was delicious.

As we only met some of the family there and not before, the odd gift was heaped upon our father.

Little did we know that the owner of the restaurant was observing this and coming to the obvious conclusion: Here was some anniversary going down.

Much later, when she brought the bill, she also placed this in front of our father, announcing “And this is for you”.

gift 1
box

gift 2
a look inside

gift 3
contents

I am still wallowing in thankful sentimentality. This was such a nice gesture.

Well, one more reason to go there when eating out I’d say.

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Coming to the eating at home part, this is my reply to Attawie’s food post.

Guess this!!

mystery soup
mystery soup

Happy birthday to me!

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

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foreign food

I dunno what bit me, but I spent most of yesterday in the kitchen so that I was able to serve this to my esteemed family: Middle Eastern type bread, hommus, marinaded fried eggplant slices, falafel and baba ganoush.

That’s no baba ganoush,” I can hear the Arabs say. All I can say to this is that it’s not just the Moslawis that are cheap. *pokes aNarki in the ribs* I found that it does influence neither taste nor consistency if I use the whole eggplants, including the skin. Makes it a lot darker though…

Update on ID and other stuff

Monday, October 24th, 2005

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Drew has kindly pointed me to a very interesting web site.

I was not aware of this religious movement. Or rather that more people are aware of the true Creator of our universe.

Sadly, they got it all wrong, but what can you expect from meat eaters? They only see what they want to see.
Of course the Flying Spaghetti Monster always appears in the shape of Italian (pure durum wheat) pasta with wheat meat sauce!
I shall have to elaborate on this some other day.

But the important thing is that they actually wrote to school boards, demanding that teachings about the FSM be made a part of biology classes equal to ID, and even go out into the streets, trying to convert the heathens.

I dare say that our cause is important enough to put schisms aside and work together for the common goal.

Talking about meat - more often than not I am very glad that I’m not eating any meat products these days.

I’m not quite sure about the time anymore; either late last month or early this month it was discovered that some companies in Bavaria had sold meat that was not meant to end up in human food, but was destined to become pet food. Which is not a happy thought either, as the meat in question mainly consisted of rotting garbage.
The meat did not only end up in German sausages and the like, but was also sold into a couple of other European countries.

It took the authorities quite some time to follow the meat trail (while people would surely have preferred to hear some names as soon as possible…). In the end they announced that they had been too late, and that the products in question had all already been sold and very likely been eaten as well. (Still no brand names were mentioned. Hey, some people use their freezers, you know…)
The public was informed that during production the meat would have been heated so high that there was no danger of people getting ill from eating the “meat”. (Well, that’s a relief at least…)

And what do I read in the paper today? It was already known in July that this garbage had been sold to human food companies.
Thank you Bavaria for keeping a lid on that info long enough for people to buy all the garbage. Excuse me, but I’d really like some heads to roll there.

In other news: Heino will finally stop making music after the current tour. Hooray!!

Sorry, Muffin Man!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

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I know I promised you yesterday that I would post today, but I don’t really have any idea what to post about.

I could ramble a bit about my day, what do you say?

How about the boss quote of the day?
He discovered 3 rolls of plastic freezer bags that someone had pulled some bags out of. From the middle of the roll of course. So while he was unrolling and re-rolling them and muttering I said: “Well, now, Mr G., if the poor people didn’t know what a freezer bag looks like….” Mr G.: “True, they surely don’t know that in the Ukraine.”
No further comment.

Still no Orlando shopping at the store; he must really have read the blog….

Oh, and a colleague made me smile today. After having unpacked some Halloween decorations she was muttering about not liking Halloween at all and not giving the kids anything. Then she asked me when Halloween was anyway. Me: “October, 31st.” She: “It’s always pretty close to All Saints’ Day, isn’t it?” Me (mumbling): “Yes, that’s why it’s called Halloween.”
Ahhhh, I should be more generous towards people who don’t speak English. But regarding her age she must have had it at school….

Last, but not least, I can proudly announce the harvest of all of the ripe peppers, plus their cutting in half, scraping out the pips and freezing them.
Now all I gotta do is remember not to rub my eyes……..

Hey, wait a minute, this is a post!!!

Ramblings

Monday, September 5th, 2005

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I’m giving up on changing the colours and images of this page for the moment or else I’ll be up till it’s time to go to work again.

Damn, is the weekend really already over?

Anyway, I am sure that you will all share my grief concerning my okra plants, which seem to be dead now for sure. The new warmth spell came a few days too late.
*§$*#%* this filthy German weather! I mean, what else could I have done except putting them in our greenhouse thingy…? Bah.
Maybe I should really try to raise one in my living-room…. I want fresh ones for a change.

I also ran out of sweets and chips. Maybe I should just go to bed?