Cooking in Sens

Well he’s going back to Southern Sudan, so I thought I’d pull out all stops.  No seafood to be had from the Nile river.

And anyway, I’ve been wanting to do something with these clam-like almandes de mer .  We ate a couple of them raw.  Primo!

Veuve Cliquot.  Nuff said!

Mussels and Almandes de Mer

1 onion chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

2 quarts small mussels

1 lb almandes de mer or small clams

1/2 cup white wine

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper in the olive oil until the onion is soft.  Add the mussels and almandes de mer and saute for 1 minute, add the white wine, cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from the flame and add the tomatoes and parsley.

Wine suggestion:  Cremant or…

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I have a confession to make, and I am going to come out with it. This past Saturday morning, I have a break down and just started to cry in front of my computer screen. It just came out, out of no where. Although I always preach about positivity and always being happy, but crying did some good for me, and I emptied my heart with just crying up a storm. I realized so much especially in the last year, and merely about how much I miss my happy place Montreal and how badly I want to go back there. Since February, 2012, I have not been there. I know you are probably saying, why don’t you just go then? Well, due to some circumstances, I am unable to for the time being until I can settle and do stuff and plus I still have a lot of traveling to…

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Great Ideas To Minimize Your Payday Loan Worries 804336

Are you in some kind of financial mess? Do you need just a few hundred dollars to help you get to your next paycheck? Payday loans are out there to help you get the money you need. Silver Coins Dealers However, there are things you must know before applying for one. Here are some tips to help you make good decisions about these loans.

If you are having issues paying back your payday loan, let the lender know as soon as possible. These lenders are used to this situation. They can work with you to develop an ongoing payment option. If, instead, you ignore the lender, you will find yourself in collections before you know it. Payday loans can be helpful in an emergency, but understand that you could be charged finance charges that can equate to almost 50 percent interest. This huge interest rate can make paying back these loans impossible. The money will be deducted right from your paycheck and can force you right back into the payday loan office for more money. If you are working for yourself, you might want to apply for a secured personal loan instead of a payday loan. This is because payday loans are rarely granted to self-employed people. Buyers Of Silver Coins Payday loan providers need to see proof of regular income and freelance people normally have unpredictable income, and they are usually unable to provide proof of future income.

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Charles Rowley's Blog

“the self-styled modernism of the Arab-nationalist dictators proved to be a dismal failure.  It produced dysfunctional, semisocialist , bureaucratic, corrupt regimes that left the citizenry (except where papered over by oil bounties) mired in poverty, indignity and repression.  Hence the Arab Spring, serial uprisings that spread east from Tunisia in early 2011.  Many Westerners naively believed the future belonged to the hip, secular, tweeting kids of Tahrir Square.  Alas, this sliver of Westernization was no match for the highly organized, widely supported, politically serious Islamists who effortlessly swept them aside in national elections.” Charles Krauthammer, ‘The Islamist ascendancy’, The Washington Post, July 13, 2012

More than any other individual, President Barack Obama was responsible for translating the Arab Spring into Arab Islamist governance. In this sense, Obama rivals Lawrence of Arabia, with the single difference that Obama was not betrayed by much wiser national governments of Britain and France, who…

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Malcolm Guite

Occasionally some friends and I  challenge one another to write a poem inspired by a common starting point, a phrase, a form, an image. this weekend we were given this fine photograph of a sunset, taken by the writer Kevin Belmonte. Here’s what I came up with. As usual you can hear the poem by clicking on the title or on the ‘play’ button. As a bonus you can also click the link after my sonnet and read the sonnet Holly Ordway wrote in response to the same image!

Sunset

We’re looking west to where our setting sun
Already out of sight, looks back at us, to fling
His dying splendour to these clouds. They burn
With borrowed gold and crimson, not their own,
Like strips of silk torn from his royal robe,
These flags of hope left by our solar king,
Who sinks for us below the dark horizon

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Improving Your Home Through These Simple Tips 725297

Making improvements to your home can be a difficult process, if you let it. Learning advice on what you can do to make your home better, can help make this process go by quicker and easier. The following article is going to give you the advice that you have been looking for.

You can find many articles and web pages online that can give you tips when remodeling your home. A quick search on the internet can go a long way, and it doesn’t hurt to gain more knowledge. You want to make sure you tackle each project with confidence before you start it. You might finish the job quicker too, if you do just a little research. If you are the proud owner of an asphalt driveway you need to keep on the lookout for cracks and repair them as soon as possible to keep your driveway in good shape. Keeping your driveway clean and free of debris is the first step in good driveway maintenance.

As stated in the beginning of this article, making improvements to your home can be hard if you are not educated on what to do. By reading the following article, you are on your way to making home improvement a better process and even, one that you may find joy in.

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