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I tried to be a football fan...and failed

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This year, I decided that I would give football one last chance. You know? Watch the world-cup matches with a completely open mind and if I didn’t love the game afterwards then there would be no hope. I’ve only followed 3 World cups in my whole life: 1.France 98 – I was 7 years old and in-love with all things French so I watched it simply because France was hosting. I still remember the theme song ‘Ole ole ole ola’! 2.South Africa 2010 - Come on, every African with an ounce of pride in their heritage was watching this one! 3.Brazil 2014.
    So 1 hour to the opening ceremony and I hadn’t chosen a team to support. I randomly settled on Spain because they won the previous World cup (wrong choice). I also picked all African countries (Big-ups to Ghana by the way). I watched the opening match and...It was actually pretty darn interesting! I was happy and mad and I got to see this Neymar everyone was talking about. I then decided to support Brazil because: 1.They played well 2.Their players we…

What I ate: Rabbit in passion juice and garlic

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I dove into this recipe feet first and with both eyes closed. I’ve cooked rabbit before but I wondered how it (and meat in general) would taste after being marinated in passion juice! Strange, I know, but it also was a huge success! (Whoop whoop!) So here goes:
Ingredients ½ a rabbit cut into pieces 1 large onion 2 large carrots 3 medium sized tomatoes 1 large capsicum 1 medium sized courgette ¼ cup cooking oil 1 teaspoon of royco
For the marinade 1 cup fresh passion juice 5 cloves of garlic 1 heaped teaspoon of salt 1 heaped teaspoon of black pepper
Instructions 1. Crush the garlic and mix with the other marinade ingredients. Place the rabbit pieces in a bowl and pour the marinade over the rabbit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours, turning the pieces after an hour and a half.

2.  Pour the cooking oil onto a heated saucepan and add the rabbit. Fry at medium heat until browned. 
3. Add the rest of the ingredients at intervals, with the Royco being the last.

4. Cover and simmer for 5 min…

What I ate

I've decide to make 'What I ate' an official category on this blog...like with it's own tab.Then I'll use it to post pictures of recipes that I've actually cooked and enjoyed just to show you it is practical.... enjoy! #RandomThoughts


Ciao...

Me and my vampire teeth

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At some point in my childhood, I developed vampire teeth. Don’t get it? Let me explain. You see, it was that point after I’d lost all my milk teeth and all that was left was permanent teeth. I think I was around 9. My lower jaw was fine, my upper one, not so much. My upper canines couldn’t come down properly, so they were suspended somewhere midway between the other teeth. Hence the term ‘vampire teeth’. My brother on the other hand was born with perfect dentition so yeah, I’ve been a little jealous. 
  It was mostly a private joke between my mom and I. I might have even once pretended to suck someone blood (lol! Don’t judge) but things got serious when I was 11. Maybe it was the whole puberty thing and my mom decided she didn’t want her daughter to grow-up with weird dentition. For the sake of my self-esteem or something. I don’t know but I should probably ask her. When I was 11, she decided that I needed to see a dentist. I was beyond-freaked out. My dad is a doctor and my mom’…

What I ate: Rice Krispies with chocolate syrup

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I’ve recently come-up with one of the coolest breakfast idea ever. Rice Krispies with hot milk and drizzled with chocolate syrup  (Cornflakes and Weetabix are too mainstream. And I've always loved Rice Krispies, especially the ones by Kellog's) . Admittedly, I’ve been putting chocolate syrup on a lot of things lately: cake, ice cream, pancakes...and now...cereal. Now before you judge me, try it! Like really, it’s an
amazing thing!  








   Admittedly I have a huge sweet-tooth. There are times when I actually have to restrain myself from eating or buying certain things because the rational part of my brain knows it’s unhealthy. But I know that I’ll be that mom/aunt who freely promotes sugary treats. Sure, my kids will eat healthy but yeah...there’s no way I’ll say no to ice cream and sweets and stuff. I don’t know, maybe it’s a result of my own upbringing. My mother was very anti-sugar. No sweets and most of the gum I ate was sugar-free (I was like 8!). My dad was the one who cou…