Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Little Recap

While the dark side of life continues, I figured I would go light today because we all need to take a step back sometimes.


Want a delicious dinner, lunch or breakfast? I recommend the Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs. It was very, very good. In the comments someone suggested dicing the potatoes so it cooks quicker and I did and you should. I also used cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top.

Great article on how to use vintage sewing tables and cabinets on Houzz.com. I love the ones turned into an island.

On ZeroWasteHome a student just heading off to college asks how to maintain a Zero Waste life. The answer and comments are pretty interesting and helpful.

I am so looking forward to cooler temps and this Black bean and zucchini chili from Dishing Up the Dirt will be on my list of recipes to make.

Not sure what to have in a stocked pantry? Angie's Frugal House has a pretty solid list of what is needed just in case.

And The Kitchn has this yummy looking recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Slices with Cilantro Pesto.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Cheers!
MissFifi




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

When Do We Say Enough?

I am pretty much at a loss for words.

Drowned Toddler

This story and its main image should be viral and it should mess with our heads. Yes, we want to take out ISIS and blow them sky high, but there are innocent people caught in the crossfire and I just don't know how the hell we get them out without them becoming collateral damage.
There has to be a way for all of us to handle migrants better. There has to be a way to do it legally without them paying smugglers outrageous fees to make dangerous and usually life ending voyages. I don't understand how we cannot get these people whose lives are truly at risk to a safer country and help them get assimilated and set up in a community. I imagine it is not easy, but dammit it all to hell, the alternative is clearly horrifying. I think that is why I cringe at the US politicians and those running for President who bitch about immigrants. Not everyone is here to sell drugs Donald Trump, some want to make an honest living and raise their kids in safer and better areas. Sorry if that infringes on your sense of self righteousness and privilege. Guess it is easier to be so white and right when you are born with a platinum spoon in your mouth. Myself? I cannot imagine what it must be like to be so terrified of living where you are that you would be willing to use all your savings and climb aboard a rickety looking boat and hope to God/Allah, etc that you will make it to some piece of land where you won't get raped or shot at today. Can any of us imagine that?
Fuck, I need a drink. Or two.


MissFifi