Wednesday, 12 December 2018


From East to West, North to South, my dear friends, 
connections, acquaintances & strangers, 
if you celebrate #Christmas, 
I want to wish you a Christmastime filled with Love, Joy & Peace!

If you don’t celebrate Christmas, 
I want to wish you a safe & happy holiday season!

To everyone - Hugs
Love one another, irrespective of religion, race, colour or gender.
Be yourself. Be good to all. Life is short. #Resist evil. 

#ReasonForTheSeason #TheBirthOfJesus

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Painting Jesus my good shepherd

This is a theme from John 10 of Jesus my shepherd
Specifically John 10:14 and John 10:27

16" x 20" oil painting on canvas

I was listening so some of my favourite hymns while painting this

Hos Ephanerothe sung by Agnieszka Kraus-Nabielec
The lyrics are from 1 Timothy 3:16

Hymn of the Cherubim 
composed by Tchaikovsky

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!