Sunday, 18 November 2018

Some call it banana chips, others say plantain chips, call it what you like, I'm frying them!

Cut the tips off

Peel the outer skin. This and the tips are the only parts you cannot eat.

Remove this part of the skin carefully.
This can be cooked, so don't throw it away!
But that's another dish

Add a little salt, and turmeric in a bowl of water and mix well.
This mixture will be used to salt the chips 
while it is being fried in the hot oil 

Heat about three cups of vegetable oil, almost to boiling temperature.
I use the back of a cheese grater, 
and slice the bananas into the hot oil

***Please do this next step very carefully as the whole mixture begins to rapidly boil

When the banana is almost cooked ...
(you can tell when it gets firm)
... Add 2 teaspoons of the salt water mixture to the oil,
And mix gently.
This is how the chips get salted.

This is what it sounds like when you add the mixture to hot oil

Here is another high fibre recipe that uses the whole banana, 
including the skin 
(shown on the right side below)

Happy eating!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

“What’s the point of getting up in the morning unless you’re gonna have an adventure?" - Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer playing Madagascar

And if you love long highway drives,
You've gotta love Thunderbird by Hans Zimmer,
From the movie Thelma and Louise!

Painting HIS backyard

So much to be grateful for, at Thanksgiving.
No matter who we are, or what we have,
There are always people going thru worse stuff than us.
Thinking of them ...

Poured a glass of red wine,
Stepped outside,
And started painting HIS backyard

The leaves are turning yellow, orange, red ...
And every colour in between,
And they are beginning to fall.
As they come to the end of their brief lives ...

Started this painting in September ...

And just finished it now

24"x 36" oil painting on canvas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Who buys computers these days? Build your own instead

Six years ago my son and i decided to build a computer,
 rather than buy one off-the-shelf.
It was time well spent together!

Now he's built his own gaming machine,
all by himself!

Need help building your own computer?
Ask us

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Spider on a web

If you want to learn acrobatics, ask this spider

Or if you want to learn weaving ...

This side view of the spider web looks like the strings of a harp

This loonie-sized spider,
resembles a crab!
(The largest spiders I've seen, 
are the tarantulas,
In our home in Africa)

What a beautiful spider web,
3 feet in diameter

I once saw a spider eating it's own web!