Monday, 30 May 2016

That makes me a Class A procrastinator!


Quiz – Flags of the World



For a change up, this month's quiz tests you on flags.  How many of these flags can you match with the countries listed?  The answer can be found by highlighting the lines at the end of the post.  Good luck!

Australia
Brazil
Cook Islands
France
Jamaica
Lebanon
New Zealand
Norway
United Kingdom
United States of America

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J





A - United States of America
B - Norway
C - Brazil
D - Lebanon
E – Cook Islands
F - New Zealand
G - United Kingdom
H – France
I -  Australia
J - Jamaica

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Is this a version of fake it til you make it?


Fast Roasted Zucchini

Carole's Chatter: Fast Roasted Zucchini


I forget where I picked up this idea – but it worked!  So if you're looking for something a bit different to do with zucchini, you could try this.

Cut your zucchini up into planks – I did it by cutting each zucchini in half across ways and then slicing the pieces lengthways until you have wide batons which I call planks.

Put your seasoning into a bowl.  I used:

Chilli oil
Grated fresh turmeric  (handle carefully, it stains)
Grated fresh ginger
1tsp cumin (not too much – it's strong)
1 tsp mustard seeds (or mustard)
Salt (I used pink)

Toss your zucchini planks in the spices and let them sit while the oven is heating up to high – it's important that the oven is really hot for this technique to work.

Spread the planks out across some baking trays – leaving plenty of room between them.  Roast for about 15 minutes, turning over once.  I used fan bake.

Served with a squeeze of lemon and garnish of basil, they were tasty.  The edges were a bit crispy and the middle was soft but not mushy.