Sunday, November 7, 2010

Complete Randomness and Food Item #5

I’ve got a few things bumping around in my mind that I want to “put to paper” in this post.  Now that I’m blogging less (which is working out well) I’ve been keeping a little checklist of things to post about and the past few days it’s gotten a wee bit long!
Melissa tagged for a survey!  Basically 8 questions are asked by a blogger to seven other bloggers, who then ask 8 different/new questions to seven new bloggers!    Here we go!
1. What celebrity chef do you want to meet in person?  And what do you want them to make for you?
I have to go with Rachael Ray.  I’d love her to made a stoup for me!!
2. Favourite drink of choice? 
If we’re talking booze I like cranberry, vodka and club soda.  If not, then plain old water!  ;)
3. What meal would you never eat ever again?
Stew made with moose.  *SHIVER*
4. Baking or cooking?
I’d have to go with cooking here.
5. There’s a fire in your kitchen, what would you grab first?
Sadly, my first instinct would be to smack at it with a tea towel!
6. You’re cooking dinner for Barak Obama; What would you make him?
I honestly have no idea….
7. I’m coming to your house to run a race.and you have to feed me.  What is one thing from your city/town I must try?
Would ice cream work?  Because we have a great ice cream shop here!
8. How do you take your ice cream?
In a waffle bowl.  With lots of caramel an nuts on top!!!
So my 8 Questions are;
  1. What is your favourite food starting with the letter “S”?
  2. Are you an allergy sufferer?
  3. What is your all time favourite make up product?
  4. Best childhood memory?
  5. If you could play one sport professionally, what would it be?
  6. What is your number one grocery shopping tip?
  7. Who would you be most nervous to cook dinner for?
  8. Is there a food that you hated as a child, but LOVE now?
And I tag:
  • Cassie from A Pinch of This A Dash of That
  • Erica from Itzy’s Kitchen
  • Coco from Balance, Joy, Delicias
  • Marianne from French Fries to Flax Seeds
  • Faith From An Edible Mosaic
  • Mary from Bites & Bliss
  • Erica from Fashion Meets Food
Have fun ladies!!!
A friend of mine, who also happens to be our hair stylist, sent a surprise home with my hubby last night!IMG_4091
Isn’t she a doll?  Chamomile has always been my go-to tea.  Especially if I’m feeling under the weather.  My Mom always made this for us when we had belly aches.  She even gave it to us in our bottles when we were babies to help us sleep.IMG_4095 
What is Chamomile? Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
(Source) IMG_4092
What are the Benefits of Chamomile? Chamomile can be used topically or orally to treat a number of everyday ailments, such as:
-Insomnia and other sleep disorders
-Panic Attacks
-Muscle twitches
-Wounds, burns, and scrapes
-Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
-Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers
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I enjoyed a cup today while at work.  Do you like chamomile?IMG_4094
I made some potato leek soup the other day.IMG_4089 This soup is so easy to make that I don’t know why I don’t make it more often.  Simply sauté 4 sliced, cleaned leeks with a clove of minced garlic in 2 tbsp of of oil (I used avocado oil) for about 8 minutes then add 3-4 chopped potatoes and 4 cups of water or stock.  Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes.  Take off heat and puree, add back to heat and stir in 1 can of evaporated milk.  Voila!  As you can see, I served ours with bacon bits on top.  YUM!  It made a great lunch the day after along with a toasted bagel thin and cassata cheese:IMG_4098 IMG_4099 Other food!!IMG_4125 IMG_4101 There have been other bowls of oats, of course, but it’s just too dark in the mornings to get a decent photo.  I made a crock pot of steel cut oats Friday night so this is what you’re seeing in these pics here.IMG_4096 IMG_4068 IMG_4108 IMG_4069 IMG_4136 IMG_4070 IMG_4067 IMG_4100 IMG_4120 On to this weeks food item for the Thanks & Giving food drive:IMG_3992 Two jars of baby food!!    We can’t forget about our little people, right?  Remember to check out the Thanks & Giving tab at the top of the blog for info on week’s 1-4!  Also, don’t to forget to enter my giveaway for a $65.00 gift certificate to CSN Stores!!!
Bye for now!!


  1. Thanks for the tag. I can't wait to do this one!! The grapes look yummy (gosh I just love grapes). And I love eggs with english muffins- perfect breakfast or breakfast for dinner (with some added veggies). I will add baby food to my list right now!

  2. Ohh yay, surveys!! I love these things. :) Also, your answer about how you like your ice cream is bascially amazing. That sounds perfect right now, I don't care how cold it is outside!

    I had no idea chamomile could do so much for your body. Help chickenpox and burns? Never new a tea could do that- pretty awesome!

  3. Chamomile tea brings back memories. I haven't had any in a long time; I think I'll have to get some...

    Potato leek soup is sooo good! I was going to make soup tonight, but I ran out of time. I have several on the menu for this week though.

    Have a great week!

  4. Oooh, another tag in the blogger survey. I must get on that! But no moose stew? I love moose! Yum! Game meat is awesome.

    I actually didn't know chamomile was good for upset stomaches, but I did drink some when I felt queasy and it worked.

    Soup looks great :D

  5. That soup looks delicious! I had a similar one this weekend with butternut squash that was DELISH.

  6. wow this post!my name's martina and I come from Italy...I would like you visit my blog and if you want...follow me!I wait you and your tips!kiss kiss ^^

  7. thanks for the tag. I'll post about it later today :)
    I love chamomile tea too... it's so calming and helps to sleep well.

  8. Can't wait to answer the 8 questions you came up with--thanks!! :-) Funny thing; when I started a burner on fire while living in the dorms, I grabbed a towel and started smacking at it ha! It actually worked :-)

  9. Fun game, thanks so much for tagging me! I also enjoy chamomile tea, and I had no idea it had so many health benefits! Love this weeks' Thanks & Giving item, Krista!

  10. Moose stew...I would probably try it but not sure if I would like it. I grew up eating game meat so you never know.

    I love chamomile tea. It's perfect for before bed and relaxing. When I had pink eye I used to brew a cup with two tea bags, let the bags cool and then put them on my eyes. It helped with the swelling and the itchiness. Thank god I haven't had pink eye's so gross!

  11. ice cream totally works!! why not!?

  12. Thanks so much for the tag! I can't wait to answer your questions they're so much fun!There are two celebrity foodies that I always wanted to meet Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee. I have never met RR but I am sure she won't be as disappointing as Sandra I have never met a ruder more arrogant person in my life. I wish I could find some good grapes here they are all pretty nasty looking.


  13. ahh i love chamomile! it is so soothing :) love the randomness! waffle bowls ftw!

  14. Oh I am coming to visit you - ice cream is my favorite thing in the world!

  15. Loved your answers and as always your food looks delicious!! I love chamomile tea.. I find it so soothing & calming! Delicious! A new fave of mine is Spicy Cinnamon tea from the Tea Haus.. SOOO good! Yum!


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