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Topic: The BB cafe

  1. Moonstruck
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    2 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Oh I see. Bit out of touch aren't I? Probably my age....I promise to listen to it!!.....

  2. smallwolf
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    2 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Given that a shop has soup at 1/2 price, here is a chicken and corn soup recipe for you (made easy)...

    - one BBQ chicken (cooked)

    - onion, ginger, garlic

    - soy sauce (1 tbsp)

    - chicken stock (500 ml)

    - corn cut off cob, or frozen kernels

    - 1 egg, beaten

    Here goes...

    Peel onion and cut into quarters. Put onion into blender to dice. Transfer diced onion to put with oil and cook with garlic and ginger until onion is soft. Add Chicken stock and corn kernels and cook until corn is cooked through. When the stock starts to boil, turn down heat to just above simmer. Shred chicken and add soup to warm it through. (You probably only need the breasts.) Add soy sauce and stir in.You can take soup off the heat here if you want. Then slowly add beaten egg and continuously stir so you can see little beads of eggs in the soup. And its done.

    (And this is good to eat in winter also.)

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  3. CMF
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    2 June 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Hi all,

    Anyone got the Sunday night blues? I might just curl up in the blanket fort if no one mi d

    Cmf x

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    4 June 2019 in reply to CMF
    Is it at all cold for anybody out there??
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    4 June 2019 in reply to Guest_093

    Hi Spitfire and CMF, it's cold and wet here, cold weather and winter can bring the blues on, so I hope people have some heating or an open fire to keep warm, I know that the electrical companies are charging us exorbitant and unfair prices.

    I don't know why the government don't freeze the prices, just as long as they don't skyrocket once it ends.

    Brrrrr Geoff.

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    4 June 2019 in reply to geoff

    Hi Everyone,

    It is rather chilly here in our part of S.A. I am so pleased to have the rain though as at long last it seems we will not have any more dust storms!

    Going for a walk this morning so will need to rug up and wear a rain proof jacket, one bright enough for road users to see!

    Wearing a hat is supposed to make a huge difference with keeping warm and a singlet! Talked to a go Sunday who was cold and yet too proud to wear a singlet! Who is going to see it for goodness sake?

    Cheers all from Dools

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    4 June 2019 in reply to CMF

    Hello everyone

    CMF I Hope athe Sunday night blues are now the terrific Tuesday thoughts.

    Spitfire it is very windy wet , at last , and cold here. So much rain overnight.

    small wolf, I like soup especially chicken soup and we made a big batch last night.

    Have tried a soup with a bbq chicken maybgive it a go one day. thanks for the recipe.

    Does anyone like hot chai on cold nights?

    Quirky

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    4 June 2019 in reply to quirkywords

    Slight change to topic...

    I don't drink coffee after 4pm. At night I will have a hot chocolate. But if I am not in the mood for that I will have this drink (and I don't know the name)...

    vanilla, honey in bottom of cup. Pour warm/hot milk over top and stir. sprinkle cinnamon over top.

  9. bluehorseshoes
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    4 June 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    No you're not out of touch Moonstruck. I go in odd directions! Interesting to see Streisand getting political with her last album though...

    Nice recipe Smallwoolf - that would really liven up the BBQ chicken (the ones near me are a bit dry). I like eating the ginger I put in my stocks/soups. Most people only use the ginger to flavor it, but have a mouthful and you'll know you're alive!

    On the other hand Quirky, I'm not into chai. Tried it years ago and found it too spicy (?). Maybe time I gave it another go...

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    4 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hey Bluehorseshoes

    Good on you for picking up on the track by Duck Sauce called Barbra Streisand :-) Great track! Been using it on my mixed discs for a while now....Cool

    Good one on the Soup Alert...which is about to finish at 9 tonight

    Campbell's Country Ladle/Chunky Soup 1/2 price at Woolworths now!

    I had a girlfriend that was a canned soup snob. I bet she'd love it if she was on charity...seriously

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  11. bluehorseshoes
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    6 June 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul,

    I'm having a serious chuckle about that canned soup snob of yours - honestly, some people! It must be a sign that I'm feeling a part of this thread when I'm running around Woolies doing a quick smash and grab on my way home, only to see the soup special and think "OH! I have to tell the group!!"

    I actually have been on charity and used to get all the "exotic" left over bread from a bakery that was divided up for us from the charity and given to us in bin bags (clean) - what would she think of that!

    "Barbra Streisand. Woo oooo o oooo o oooooooo ooooooooooo"

  12. Moonstruck
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    6 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    So what did I miss about Barbra Streisand? I had a little listen to Duck Sauce but obviously I missed the point. what was the point? Was there one?

  13. bluehorseshoes
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    6 June 2019 in reply to Moonstruck

    Hmmmm. The point. Maybe Paul can help us out on this one... lyric minimalism perhaps? Naaaaa. Too philosophical. According to the band themselves "There really is no relation nor rational reason behind the lyric and the title 'Barbra Streisand,'" he tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "We just thought it would make people laugh." https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131123342

    Thanks for checking it out MS. Wasn't sure you would. I, in return, will listen to a recommendation of yours - feeling like something soothing - any suggestions? - Bluey

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    6 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hi Everyone...New members are always welcome to post too :-)

    Hey Moon...always a bonus to read your posts and see you 'on the air'! The 'Barbra Streisand' named track is only a very basic dance/nightclub track from 2008-9 as Blue mentioned above in her reference

    There really isnt any point....Its just a fun track like Rick Dees and 'Disco Duck' in 1978...Hope you are doing okay Moon :-)

    Hey Blue...Thanks for understanding about the 'canned soup snobs'....When I engaged 'The Good Shepard' charity a few years ago.....recipes were not a consideration thus my mini topic on 'Campbells Soups'

    Im happy that you had the chuckle in Woolworths! Nice1 lol

  15. bluehorseshoes
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    9 June 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul,

    Thanks for being so inclusive, always putting the invite to new members to this thread in your posts.

    I'm guessing "recipes were not a consideration" means that the charity had to say that so donors didn't think they could give a recipe as a donation? Shocking. I can't believe some people would think a recipe a suitable donation, but then again there's all that news about the charities having to spend their funds to get rid of all the useless rubbish some people unload on them.

    You've now also introduced Moon and I to Disco Duck. I'll be singing that all this rainy Sunday afternoon (*Disco, disco duck! Disco, disco duck*)

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  16. Jackson1994
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    9 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes
    I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend... today I sold a board I have made, for the first time, first customer!! I’m a very very happy man tonight.
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  17. bluehorseshoes
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    10 June 2019 in reply to Jackson1994

    Hey Jackson,

    I'm new here and still catching up on people's stories, but this sounds like a quite an achievement, selling something that you've made yourself! You deserve some celebration. How will you reward yourself?

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    10 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hello everyone,

    I am just dropping by hoping to get some warm soup!

    Blue I like your avatar.

    Jackson, that is great you made something and someone bought it. What a great feeling.

    I don't make things in my shop but I sell books or toys I have chosen and I feel good if I have something someone has been looking for.

    A big wave to all those whose state is having a public holiday but they are not!

    Quirky

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  19. Jackson1994
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    10 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes
    Put some of the cash away, buy something nice for myself and then use a rest to make more boards
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  20. bluehorseshoes
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    10 June 2019 in reply to quirkywords

    Thanks Quirky,

    I'm was a fan of Xmen and the dark phoenix, that's why I picked my phoenix avatar - but this latest movie is ruh-bisshhhh. Terrible script. As I write this thoughI'm more like Jackson's avatar. Doona cocoon.

    Blue I like your avatar.

    Jackson, that is great you made something and someone bought it. What a great feeling.

    I don't make things in my shop but I sell books or toys I have chosen and I feel good if I have something someone has been looking for.

    A big wave to all those whose state is having a public holiday but they are not!

    Quirky

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    11 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hi Everyone.....New members are welcome to say hello too :-)

    Hey Bluehorses.....Thanks heaps for your complimentary post! When I started on the forums in Jan 2016 and needed someone to 'bounce' off getting anyone's attention was difficult. I didnt have the courage to start my own thread at the time as I was going through a hard time with depression

    This thread is an excellent way to 'test the water' as you know anyway

    I mentioned the 'Good Shepard' charity because buying a can of Campbells soup at $1 is a whole lot cheaper than spending money I didnt have on purchasing all the ingredients to make soup from a recipe :-) Seriously

    Hey Jackson....very cool on selling your first board.....You rock!

    Hey Quirky....always a bonus to see you! I think Bluehorses avatar rules too

    I have left the coffee on if anyone wants a cuppa!

    Paul

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  22. bluehorseshoes
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    12 June 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul and all,

    See what you mean about the soup for charity. As a recipient of donations when I was fresh out of a shelter, we were introduced to new things. I discovered different foods/brands that I wasn't allowed to have before and so receiving them was quite fun in a way. Some might not be in a situation/headspace where cooking soup with ingredients was doable. Your offering is practical and that's exactly what's needed.

    Donating blood on the other hand leaves me feeling sick/nauseas/faint for hours/days. Anyone with similar experience?

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    12 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Just a comment on donating blood...

    Some people I know cannot stand needles. Some go to or have been to places that mean they cannot.

    Me... because of a condition I have I will now go to the Red Cross to donate blood quarterly. It is better than getting a venesection where the blood has to be discarded. Here they get the chance to use it. I would also say that if have venesections you start to get used to it also.

    And on feeling faint... that could be for many reasons. One is you have not enough food/fluid inside you before hand. And if you are not used to it also. The first time I had a venesection I nearly fainted afterward. And what you have to remember is while you are donating blood you are willingly letting blood exit your body. And perhaps on a sub-conscience level you will run on adrenalin, and once over and you realise you have lost blood and ... These are the fun things I would chat about with the doctor who did my venesections. You can also drink afterwards and not do much afterwards makes it easier also.

    Last comment is... at the Red Cross center I go to, they have a food section as well with salty stuff to make sure things are ok before you start and/or after you leave.

    Hope that was not too much for y'all.

    Tim

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    13 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hi Everyone....New members are welcome to post too :-)

    Hey Bluehorses.....I didnt donate anything to 'The Good Shepard Charity'.....The Charity provided me with various canned foods as I didnt have the money to spend on food or the ingredients for a home cooked soup. Campbells soups were in the the food parcels I received....I was a recipient of charity. They were wonderful to me

    Hey Tim....Great to have you back 'on the air' even though you are probably still recovering. I wish I was as rationally correct as you are about giving blood...I even have difficulty getting a blood test done...seriously

    I hope your recovery is going well for you Tim

    Have a good Friday :-)

    Paul

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    14 June 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul :)

    More on giving blood... My dad has issues with blood tests as well - problem finding a vein with enough blood pumping through.

    And if you cant, then you cant.

    For me it is a health thing - I have to get it done otherwise there will or could be health issues down the track.

    My eye is feeling better today, but I will be going back to the eye doctor to check. Still a little bruised.

    Tim

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  26. bluehorseshoes
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    14 June 2019 in reply to smallwolf

    Hey Tim,

    Thanks for the ideas about the body’s reaction on a subconscious level. Maybe the body is yelling “What are you doing? We need that?!” and logic is overriding that. Very interesting idea from your doctor. I suspect we have the same condition in yours and my families.

    I used to donate and always had problems with flow (not fast enough for machine) and was always sick after. Started giving again and had the worst time yet – despite knowing a 98 year old who regularly donates! Think I’ll find a different way to be charity minded. Speaking of…

    Paul, I’m with you now :) Nice to meet a fellow recipient.

    I recently heard about someone who moved to Italy and fills her luggage with Heinz Big Red soup when she’s visiting Australia because they miss it so much. Might see her on Border Security - Bluey

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    15 June 2019 in reply to bluehorseshoes

    Hi all

    Nice to hear that some of you are enjoying the winter soups among other things.

    Sorry that I've been off air for awhile but in the last month I've had a huge change in circumstances so here comes a few announcements in one!

    1. Enrolled in a Bachelor as the other course on therapy was going so well I had to make a professional start. So I am now in Higher Ed. It's more demanding and time consuming but worth it!

    2. My partner found us another home which has been the dream of our lives probably ever since we were first together over a decade ago: Living on the water. So the next few months are now like a huge overhaul! Selling up everything that we don't immediately need and move closer to the college. Will change my avatar to our home probably once we are living on her. However, one step at a time. More information about that as it draws closer.

    3. Medical difficulties are still hanging around. So I hope to get answers in the near future. The timing of the mindfulness course has been great as I am not as stressed as I previously would have been.

    Can certainly relate to how Tim is feeling as I am still quite sore from an ultrasound where the operator was a bit intrusive. Will be glad when this body pain is gone. Still trying to fight the depression with light activity like walking round the yard and garden - to think that the garden is something that we soon won't have - bit mindboggling!

    RE: Blood

    I wanted to be a donor at one stage but I am theoretically a recipient (received an organ anyway). But blood is not necessary to receive organs even though Australia push it. But overseas "no blood" is the gold standard in World Medicine. Blood can contain disease and many recipients have had changed personalities from it, so exercise caution. It is always an individual decision!

    I.

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    15 June 2019 in reply to IreneM

    Irene - when I was having venesections done every 2 weeks, the blood that was removed from my body would just be thrown out. See, my ferritin levels were too high because of haemochromatosi. And say while a normal persons body might stop producing around 300, my body will keep on producing, which is BAD. So by taking out blood it helps to reduce the ferritin count. So if there is a possibility my blood can be useful then...

    Changing topic

    Who here likes or does not like beetroot?

    I am making a beetroot and feta salad. Quite easy. I have already dry roasted some walnuts and then caramelized with maple syrup. The beetroot are roasting at the moment with salt and thyme. Once they are done and cooled, just a case of assembly - greens, beetroot, feta cheese, and walnuts, and dressing. The dresssing is orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.

    And I have just found another way to cook chicken breast... well just a flavour combo to put onto the skin before transferring to oven - thyme, paprika and garlic powder. And butter (ssssshhhhh!)

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    16 June 2019 in reply to IreneM

    Hi Everyone....New members are always welcome to post too :-)

    Hey Bluehorses...Thanks...at least we both know where I came up with 'canned soup snobs' after being a recipient of charity....Of course people would love a home/restaurant made soup....if they can pay for it

    Hey Irene...Great to see you again...and I envy your proactive mindset where further education is concerned...I wish I had the horsepower you possess! I have a very kind older gentleman that visits me every 3 weeks for a chat for years now and continually mentions what you have posted about blood. I think we can be proactive with the benefits of donating blood to save lives..especially with the Red Cross having a shortage at the moment?

    Hey Tim...thankyou for changing the subject to Beetroot!! I love it.....:-) I like the way you mention "Quite Easy" with your beetroot and feta salad.. and yes it probably is...for most people! Sounds beautiful!!

    Tim also mentioned...."I have just found another way to cook chicken breast... well just a flavour combo to put onto the skin before transferring to oven - thyme, paprika and garlic powder. And butter (ssssshhhhh!)" Yummmmy :-)

    Appreciated and duly noted Tim....drooling here!!!!

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  30. IreneM
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    16 June 2019 in reply to blondguy

    Yes, thanks for changing the subject to something more palatable!

    I can relate to the situation that you mentioned, as I once knew someone who had too much certain things in their blood and had to get their blood removed about monthly. Whilst I had the opposite problem and had to have things infused. So we joked with each other about me getting hers! I have even joked about it with nurses too, when someone has too much of any substance in their blood (eg. iron or magnesium), and I ask if they can give theirs to someone else! It causes a few smirks and puts a smile on the dile!

    Beetroot is a bit difficult for me as I have hardly ever had it for a long time except on occasional salad plates if I eat out. It is not encouraged for people with failed kidneys on Replacement Therapy (commonly dialysis or transplant) to have it. I know someone who loves their baby beets over sliced beetroot.

    The education is a bit challenging to get the time in but rewarding.

    I.

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