Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Song Stuck in my Head

The Banana Boat Song... enjoy!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blackberry Temptation

As part of B's recuperation, we head to the nearby beergarten in the afternoon - he calls it his Krusovice (in Czech) therapy. On our way there, we have noticed bushes laden with huge, sweet blackberries. Despite his leg injury, B resolved to pick some of them, crossed a ditch, climbed up a steep incline and managed to pick a bowl full of berries before sliding down the slope into a thicket of stinging nettle plants.

While European stinging nettle plants look the same as their North American counterparts, B claims they are about one-hundred times worse. For five hours, his arm looked like a Klingon disease, covered with huge welts. He was in a lot of pain for most of the night and was a bit worried about the numbness but, having been through this experience myself before, I reassured him that it would be gone the next day.

We have been making mango lassies and adding the blackberries as decoration on top. The picture shows a wine glass filled with leftover from the blender (imagine blackberry on top). Recipe is as follows:

1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
4 ice cubes, crushed in blender
1/2 container of 1,5% natural yogurt (see picture)
2 tsp powdered sugar (see picture)
1 cup of skim milk
1 blackberry (as decoration, optional)

Combine all of the above in a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy two tall glasses of mango lassi!