Monthly Archives: April 2016

Grilled Lobster Tails and Elaine’s Rose Harrisa Spice Mix on Potatoes

Oh My! My all time favorite seafood is Lobster Tails and Harissa Potatoes…..a match made in heaven….yum 🙂

Lobster tails are the first thing I have grilled this spring. I knew they would be simple to grill and along with a garlic-butter sauce would make a great dinner. A nice addition to this simple dinner was using Elaine’s Rose Harrisa Spice Mix on my roasted potatoes. If you are looking for a spice mix to kick up your summer recipes (or anytime for that matter) give this mix a try. You will not be disappointed.

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I wanted a spicy side to go with the lobster and since I just made up Elaine’s Rose Harrisa Spice Mix I decided to use it on potatoes. I just cut up new potatoes, added a little olive oil, sprinkled on the harrisa mix and baked for about 1 hour at 400°F. I love her spice mix and plan to use it with many dishes. I also posted Elaine’s spice mix separately…

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26 Week Challenge: ” F “

Well it could be describing moi, fun, feisty and fabulous! But it’s not!

So what pics do I have? Well plenty of food pics…not that you would know that….lol

Frothy coffee…no pics of that!…Fillings luverly, luscious cream oozing out of a doughnut or fillings in ones teeth..urgggggh!

I know.. Frogs…..I have lots in my garden, I love frogs……I will don’t hate me but love to eat them to.. yummy. But not these ones.


My lovely little tree frogs …

Frills….The lovely Lily in her frills and flounces.


Then it’s  my little baby birds saying ” Feed Me” mouths a gaping. The mum nests every time just outside my lounge window close but she is not scared.

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This picture was taken last low season and we desperately need some rain as my well is dry ,not so dry in this picture the heavens opened and within 15 mins we were ” Flooded ” This was the main road from the airport.



So hope you have enjoyed my photos if you want to see some more for ” F”  then please visit   and check out the fire truck….until next time..have fun, laugh a lot and stay safe……Love you all 😉


Life with Humans by Saangchai.


Woof….Saangchai here. Yes I know it’s been a while ..don’t you think I look cute with one ear cocked?

It’s been so busy here, my mistress is moving and I am going on an aeroplane…not sure what that is … friend told me it’s like a big bird and it goes high in the sky…woof..not sure if I like the sound of that…. woof.

But I will then get to see my little master, he has already gone and I miss him lots. He used to run and play rough and tumble with me lots and now it’s very quiet here…just tap, tap on the keyboard…woof..wish she would let me  get on here a little more..write, write, write that is all my mistress does… woof

Well that’s not true really, she does play with me and I get lots of nice treats, she cooks me chicken and fish and for treats , yum I get cheese…I love cheese woof.

I hope I like my new home..I have heard  my mistress talk about some Houdini who won’t be able to get out now unless he is taken for a walk…woof ..I wonder who that is..never met him  woof…..

Well got to go….. Gekos to chase WOOF!



Rava masala dosa

Don’t these look yum? So easy to make and it makes a change from a chicken and peppers filling got a bit more ooommmph. If you were wondering( I was) what Bengal gram is it’s chickpeas 🙂


Hi guys!! How are you all…

Masala dosa being a South Indian dish is quite popular in all parts of India. The best thing I like about south Indian dishes are they are light, less oily, simple ingredients & versatile. Masala dosa being the one of such versatile dish that you can have in breakfast or lunch or dinner. There are many options you can try with dosa, either it could be infilled masala (potato filling) or Mysore masala or rava.

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Traditionally South Indian recipe calls for rice & lentils soaked overnight & grinded to form a smooth batter & then fermented. But here I am going to share you a quick dosa recipe which is equally good, crispy & less time consuming. Semolina or sooja dosa are effortlessly quick & taste delicious. For masala I used potato onion filling. You…

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Groups.

Hugh’s weekly challenge..Groups Please Click Here.

What portrays a group better than a bunch of lads letting of steam and having fun…..My grandson has a firm hold on that ball and looks like he is not letting go under any circumstances..ha ha….but rough and tumble is fun for these  lads  ……and that look of concentration..priceless…I hope they all keep that passion they have for the game of Rugby.

Tyler in action Fwb 2014

This is one of my favorite photos and one day I hope to see him running out at Twickenham the ” Home of English Rugby”   A nan’s ( and grandad’s) dream.

Stay safe, laugh a lot and have a fun filled week until next time love you all 🙂

26 Week Challenge: “E”

“E” for Eeeeeek what photos do I have that  begins with “E”  methinks my  fellow blogger also had to think hard, see what she came up with  Please Click Here

Well could be “Elephants” but as I live in Thailand they are called ” Chang” so I have a conundrum here…….Sod it! Elephants it is…..


This not so little baby comes down to the beach every afternoon to have a frolic in the sea if indeed an elephant does frolic..but he is so cute.

Now it gets harder……Excercise bikes our local park provides these they are definitely not state of the art but this is Thailand and I can peddle away..look out over the lake while the dog has a wander around. Heaven !

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Lastly my little tree frogs eggs..a perfect ball.


Until next week when it’s the letter ” F ” which is a tad easier so until then..Have fun, laugh a lot and stay you all 🙂


How Long Will My Ferment Last?

I do quite a lot of fermentation and this article is easy to understand and very informative for both beginners and experts 🙂

I often hear from people asking how long they can expect their fermentation to remain edible once the fermentation is complete. The general answer is a long

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