Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nostalgia Alert!


Space Oddity (Ground Control to Major Tom)

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills
and put your helmet on
 

David Bowie was an oddity alright!  But this song did stick in your head no matter how hard you tried to get rid of it.  Bowie wrote the song himself. 
For a blast from the past head over to this YouTube clip of the original 1969 video.

A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt

 


I have a children's book for you today.  It is a tiny little book called A Book is a Book.  Jenny Bornholdt, a New Zealand poet wrote it and it was illustrated by Sarah Wilkins.  

It is a delightful little book about books.  It is witty but true.  It would be perfect for reading to quite little children to get them intrigued by books.  It would take very little time to read.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Nothing wrong with keeping having to learn things .... especially about blogging!


Using Acidity in Your Cooking



Another tip from Michael Ruhlman for you today.  This one is about brightening your dishes by adding some acidity.
For example you can brighten up a cream of broccoli soup by adding a few drops of white wine vinegar.  Now I wouldn't have thought of adding vinegar to a dish with cream in it!  But that little bit of acid actually seasons the soup brilliantly.
So what are the acids you can use to brighten up your dishes? 

Vinegars
Citrus juices
Pickled vegetables
Sour fruits
Wines
Cultured dairy products like yoghurt and sour cream

Monday, 15 September 2014

Capital City of the Week – Bern

 


This is an aerial view of the old city of Bern.
 


This Time Bell is one of Bern's most famous sights.
 


Albert Einstein lived in Bern for 3 years and developed his theory of relativity there. 

This Paul Klee Museum is in Bern.  Paul Klee is a famous artist. 
So where in the world is Bern? 

Bern is the capital of: