Thursday, 02 August 2012

That band....SHINEDOWN, blimey they good!

So besides the fact that I haven't been up to blogging in ages, due to work constraints (I'm always working is the constraint!) I have had something that has gotten me quite excited, other than food.

Now in fairness I never said this was a food blog only, so I am allowed to take a chatter about other things. The other thing currently being a US band called Shinedown . Haven't heard of them....I bet you have and don't know it. Recently on our radio stations, a song called Bully was featured. I heard it and something made my ears prick up. I have now got the entire album "Amaryllis" which is neither their first (not by many years), nor hopefully their last album to be released. I plan to get my hands on all their albums. You have also heard their music in odd spots like The Expendables and Alice in Wonderland. I'm just amazed that this band  isn't rocking all over the world yet. They sound fantastic, have rock sex appeal and have catchy lyrics....winning formula if you ask me.

I need to have a girly moment and just go: WOW WOW WOW THIS BAND KICKS ARSE!!!

With a raw rock sound that I describe as Daughtry meets Nickleback meets Linkin Park, I have devoured Amarylis over and over. Songs like "Unity" and "Im not alright", "Enemies", the list just goes on. In fact there is not one song on this album I don't like.

Do yourself a favour, go look them up on Youtube (i saved you some time an added links below), go listen. This band has me excited, and though it is unlikely they will ever travel to our sunny shores, they have a fan here in me.

Moo, out.



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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Chocolate mousse the Moo way!!

Right then, it's been a while so howdy to ya'll

As you may remember a few posts back, we bought a bar...a pool bar, a very cool one in Claremont. And I love it. I used to love sleep, but now it and I have an affair where we see each other now and then. I will be doing a blog on cocktails sometime when, after trying a few, I may be able to blog about them too, lol!

Thought we should start our welcome back blog with chocolate. Chocolate is never a bad thing to start with...or end with...or have in the middle....ok so chocolate is always good. Sigh, stop judging.

Anyway, I stole the idea for this from Nigella who, is my hero in the kitchen. Its quick and easy and tastes fantastic.I do suspect that one can use white chocolate, and I do plan to give that a try in the future sometime.

You need: 1 packet of marshmallows; 1 box of dark chocolate discs (or around 3 albany slabs), 1 packet (from a box of 2) of orley whip. You need to use dark chocolate or this simply becomes too sweet. The packet of marshmallows is just the regular one, not the jumbo
Put chocolate in a pot and put on a low heat so it starts to melt, toss in marshmallows and keep stirring till all the mallows have melted.

 Once smooth and well combined, pour out into a bowl and refrigerate till cool.

And now the most difficult part. You now decide if you will
a) Save the mousse till dessert and share it
b) eat it and just make more and pretend that you only made one
c) eat it and never tell anyone.
The choice, is yours

Moo, over and out.