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Not so Wordless Wednesday

Just a quick note 'CCause momma is in a hurry: We learned that our friends Anne is safe (we hope her feline furballs too) and that hurricane Dean did not make too much damage in the part of Jamaica (Montego Bay) where they live. We are furry happy for thems and hope that this horrible hurricane will loose it's strengh soon to a soft wind... It seems that it has slowed down itself to cat 3 right now if we are right informed but may gain strength again... We keep paws crossed for all who come across the hurricane to stay safe and sound! Well, that's it for now. Momma promised to do a Wordless Wednesday fro us later today. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Astrid 22.08.2007, 07.50| (3/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Toesday

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Mine momma took this pic of my cute tosie while I was asleep and dreaming of my sweet lady Gree. In other news: Momma just showed us some pics at Flickr of Hurricane Dean hitting Jamaica and now we are very worried about Anne at ChatKatze and her sweet feline fellows. There has been no post since Friday we keep on purrraying that they are save and sound.

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Bad Kitty Cat Festival Of Chaos No.06

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This weeks optional theme was "Black and White" - hehehe good this one is hosted at the house of the Mostly Black Cats ... Well, we are not black or white, kinda grey maybe but the ofishual name of our coloring is creme-blue so we tried to obey the theme by black and white pics (well, kind of anyway...) Head ofur to our bud Pepster and the girls who are hosting this edition of the Festival of Chaos and Mischief at Hot MBC. We are still looking for hosts (8 more weeks to fill 'till the end of 2007). If you want to join in the hosting fun just drop a line to BadKittyCats(at)GMail(dot)Com. Next hosts are:
  • 08-24-2007 to 08-26-2007 Pet & The Bengal Brats at Pet's Garden Blog Optional Theme - Flower Or Butterfly
  • 08-31-2007 to 09-02-2007 Snot Face & Rimbaud at The Mad Mirror Optional Theme - Noses Or Fangs
  • 09-07-2007 to 09-09-2007 Astrid & Kashim and Othello at The Catboys Realm (yes it's us again *hrhrhr*) Optional Theme - Water Or Rain

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Easy like Sunday...

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Nothing's better than snoozing away a sunny Sunday morning in momma's bed... and dreaming of the most adorable and precious of all girlcats! For more Easy like Sunday... please visit Divakitty...

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[Weekend Cat Blogging] - #115

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<img  style="border:none;" align="right" src=our sweet friends Amar and Luna at Catsynth.
Don't forget to leave your link and look for all the sweetie cats in the round up later today! This week was somehow strange 'CCause momma only wented hunting for two days (Monday and Toesday) and was at home for the rest of the week. You might think now we had lots of PC time to blog and visit our furriends... but NO she was busy doing lots of other fings and hogged the 'puter most of the time! Seeesh!! Bad momma! Aaaah Speaking of bad - don't forget to visit HotMBC Blog (*nosekissies to my lovely Gree*) for the newest edtition of Bad Kitty Cat Festival of Chaos hosted by our Buddy Pepi aka "The Pepster" (who stole the festival from Sanjee *theeeheee*). It's great fun and you can join throughout the whole sunday! It's fun!! You know what? She even wented to tha ZOO WITHOUT US!! She saided that there were no kitties allowed to tha zoo! Pardon me??? *shrug* There are 42 kindsa different animals there who would notice 2 tiny kitties there??? Didn't she think of tha possabilaty that we might want to visit our relatives at tha zoo? There live panthers and lions and other biiiig cats - they are famly and sure they would be delighted by our visit... AND there are lots of fev-vers there - real life fev-vers!! We wanted to make friends wif them to have Nomss Friend 'though the dare is already ofur... Well, she showed us some pics from the zoo to look at, we liked the one wif fev-vers most (and some of our relatives too), so we put them into the slideshow for you: [for more pics please visit momma's photostream @ flickr] But she was also a nice momma and brought home some real life fresh turkey for dinner: Weekend Cat Blogging #115 Weekend Cat Blogging #115Weekend Cat Blogging #115Weekend Cat Blogging #115Weekend Cat Blogging #115 Select the piece of yer choice. Go away from tha dish to let yer bother choose his piece. Must kill evil turkey!! Mmmmmh yummy! Don't forget to wash yerself after dinner ...
At last we want to take a minute in silence to fink of our friends who left to go ofur the rainbow bridge this week. Not to forget those of our furriends who are not well or missing: Get well soon and for those missng: please come back home!

Farewell sweet friends!

Rest in pease sweet friend Tabooimg_4228Sleeping+facing+right+-+small
Taboo, Sundance, Nezbine

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Farewell sweet friend!

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We met Taboo and whaleshaman a while ago when we first started Weekend Cat Blogging. Every friday, saturday or sunday there would be a post at Jellypizza about sweet taboo. They visited us almost every week and we always were blessed with their sweet and thoughful comments. You will dearly be missed sweet friend! hugs and purrs we hope you had a good journey Kashim & Othello

Astrid 16.08.2007, 20.57| (4/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

[Weekend Herb Blogging] # 96 - Herby & Spicy Tea Blends

whb This week WHB is hosted by the always fabulous Zorra @ Kochtopf aka 1x umruehren bitte! I have not been cooking much lately. Mostly because I've been alone and I don't want to cook for one person - I hate to cook only for myself... Most of the time I grab some slices of bread or some fruits then and I have to admit I visited the big "M" some times lately. Mrs Q. is on maternity leave and Mr G. is in holidays in Tunesia. I am looking forward to his coming home 'CCause we've ordered lots of spices which he has to bring back from the tunesian markets and I am excited to see what he will bring with him... vanilla, cinnamon, rosebuds, sesame... and lots and lots of other spices... mmmmh... So now what should I contribute to Weekend Herb Blogging this time? I am really lacking of foodie things to blog... But then Mrs Q. told me that her supply of herby teas was running low and as I am the one who mixed them up last time she placed an order for another patch of her so called breakfast teas... I hope this will qualify as a propper contribution to WHB :smile: All I know about herbs I learned from my Gramps. Since I was a little girl and could walk on my own he explained each and every plant in our garden and the woods behind it. He knows so much about every plant, how to use it, what to to with it, what it might be good for and of course which plants and fruits not to touch... We dried herbs and flowers and plants to use in winter times, we made teas and honey, jam, marmelade, jelly, tonics and creams or even syrups for sore throats... Later when I grew older and read lots about Hildegard of Bingen I realized that her advices and the things I learned from my Gramps were pretty much the same. I still use lots of his advices in my daily kitchen. So I'd like to share 2 herb-tea blends Im learned from him and 2 I recently made for Mrs Q. in her early pregnancy days. All ingredients are dried either by myself or bought at our wonderful Viennese market the famous "Naschmarkt".

Lady's Tea Blend

recipe source: Hildegard of Bingen 3 cups Melissa 1/4 cup Rosemary 1/8 cup Hyssop 1/8 cup Sage 1/4 cup Cornflower 1/4 cup Lavender 1/8 cup rose buds 1/8 cup clover buds
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Preperation: For 200ml tea: Stir 1 tablespoon of tea blend into very hot water (not boiling) and wait for about 5-10 minutes. This is a very comforting and balancing tea. It's rich due to the sage and rosemary which are very strong herbs. But it's soothing too due to lavender, rose and clover.

Pick-me-up & soothe my Soul

recipe source: Hildegard of Bingen 3 cups Lemon balm 1 cup grean oat 1/16 cup hemp leaves 1/2 cup Hart's-tongue Fern 1/4 cup Calendula 1/4 cup Lavender 1/4 cup rose buds
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Preperation: For 200ml tea: Stir 1 tablespoon of tea blend into very hot water (not boiling) and wait for about 5-10 minutes. If you are feeling really down on your knees and need something to soothe your soul you should try this one. It's mild-herby and comforts your nerves.

Cheer-up-your-Mood-Blend

recipe source: my family 2 cups apple mint 1 cup Raspberry leaves 1 cup Strawberry leaves 1 cup Blackberry leaves 1/4 cup Calendula 1/4 cup Corn Flower 1/4 cup Sun Flower
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Preperation: For 200ml tea: Stir 1 tablespoon of tea blend into very hot water (not boiling) and wait for about 5-10 minutes. This is a very cheering blend. It's mild and suitable for children. It has kind of a fruity touch through the raspberry, strawberry and blackberry leaves.

Witches-Moon-Blend

recipe source: my family 2 cups apple mint 1/8 cup Hemp 1/2 cup Verbena 1/2 cup Calendula 1/2 cup Centaury 1/2 cup Rose buds
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Preperation: For 200ml tea: Stir 1 tablespoon of tea blend into very hot water (not boiling) and wait for about 5-10 minutes. Hemp soothes and verbena rebuilds your strength. Rose, calendula and most of all centaury restores your mood. All of this herb blends are wonderful to use as a basis for iced teas on hot summer days as well as hot teas when you need to be warmed on colder days. :smile:

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Astrid 16.08.2007, 19.50| PL | einsortiert in:

Me momma stolded me fur!!

othello Look!! See?! Momma stolded me furs this morning! A whole lot of furs!! What does she fink this is good for? I needs me furs! She can't go and take thems from me!! That's not right, is it? She didn't take any from Kashim 'though he has lots and lots more furs than me!!
Anyhooo I tolded her what I fink of hers fur-stealing habit *hrhr* ouch Guess what she saided? Later she will come back for more fur-stealing!! She saided this needs to be done! What for? Seeesh! What does she do wif me furs? Wanna knit some socks or what? Aaaah she can't even knit!
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MOMMAAAAA! MINE furs belongs to ME! It has NOT to be stolded!!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Those loving stunning trusting big kitty eyes of yours make me smile. My heart fills with warmth and thankfulness. Thankfulness for our endless loving trust in my humble self. Your stunning loving trusting big kitty eyes are the most prettiest thing I've ever seen. My soul takes a minute to rest in your eyes and for this glimpse of life I am at peace. Those stunning loving trusting big kitty eyes of yours ask me Do you love me? Won't you ever leave me? Will you let me down? From the bottom of my heart and soul: I love you, never let you down !

Have you hugged your fur baby today?

Astrid 15.08.2007, 01.04| (7/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Mancat Buddies Monday

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This is our Mancat furriend Spot. He lives with Mrs Q. - a friend of our momma she's hanging around quite often wif - and he also has a sisfur named Cinderella. They came to live wif her about 2,5 years ago and are about 3 years old now. Spot is going to be a big brofur of a 2 legged babybean in September. In this pic he was a little bit pissed 'CCause the humans turned the whole flat upside down and back to get the baby room ready for the baby bean. We fink he doesn't like changes much anyway... But he is a very cute and cool mancat! Ok, he maybe is a little bit too easily scairt and he finks other humans are aliens but otherwise he really is ok... He is a quite handsome buddy!
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You can't see it in this pic but he is mainly white with a biiig fluffy black tail and some smaller black dots...

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Bad Kitty Cat Festival Of Chaos No.05

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Head ofur to Megan and Snot Face Madchild who are hosting this edition of the Festival of Chaos and Mischief at thier site Disturbed Reality. We are still looking for hosts (10 more weeks to fill 'till the end of 2007). I fyou want to join in the hosting fun just drop a line to BadKittyCats(at)GMail(dot)Com. Next hosts are:
  • 08-17-2007 to 08-19-2007 Sanjee & Mom Robyn at House Of The Mostly Black Cats Optional Theme - Black Or White
  • 08-24-2007 to 08-26-2007 Pet & The Bengal Brats at Pet's Garden Blog Optional Theme - Flower Or Butterfly
  • 08-31-2007 to 09-02-2007 Snot Face & Rimbaud at The Mad Mirror Optional Theme - Noses Or Fangs

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Blueberry'n'CCreamcheese Cake

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When you're carving for something sweet but not too sweet... just a little bit... this cake might be something you might like... It's easy and quick to do and we liked it quite a lot, I used premade crust but you can also make it fresh from scratch... :smile:
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1 small baked pastry case (( shortcrust )) 200 grams fresh blueberries 250 grams cream cheese (( I used one with 0,2% fat )) 2 teaspoons caster sugar 3 drops peppermint oil 4 drops vanilla extract 4-5 tablespoons quince jam
Whip up the cream cheese with all other ingredients and season according to your taste adoptig the amount of peppermint and vanilla... Spread the filling onto the pastry case and cover with the blueberries. Let cool in the fridge for several hours before serving
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Easy like Sunday....

gree Looky what I gotted yesterday at the biiig party at HotMBC: A red heart dyed at my tummy furs and it has a "G" in it for my lovely & adorable Gree. What do ya fink?
It was a real nice party - thanks for inviting us guys!! -'though our thoughts were still with Sundance and his famly. Speaking of Sundance: KC posted at the Cat Blogoshpere to send supporting purrs to his momma Sher who is hosting WCB and all we kitty cats in tha big loving Cat Blogosphere should participate in WCB this week in honor of sweet sunshine Sundance. We did one yesterday and our regular WCB post at mommas Foodbloggie.
sunday Now we need a looong nap to be able to participate in the Bad Kitty Cat Festival of Chaos hosted this week by Megan and Snotface Mad at Disturbed Reality... Be sure to check their bloggie later this evening!
kashim Uuuuuh, lookie I think someone has been chaught wif too much nip cigars and niptinis.... *ssssh* but don't tell Kashim me showed this to you he'll put the biiig bitey on me for showing you this...
Love and hugs to you all and have a nice snuggly sunday! your snugglebug Othello

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Caturday...

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Guess what?! I was Kat's Cat of the Day on Wednesday and momma did not tell me!!!! She said she was sorry but I don't believe her! I think she made it on purpose, she is always buzy with other things and has no time for us to go see our friends' blogs!! Anyway we are very sad about Sundance going to the bridge and are sending some purrayers to kitty heaven. We are not really in the mood for party-ing but today is the
August Purrthdays & Gotcha Days Party at HotMBC August 11 Chatzy Party, Starts at 3pm Eastern
and Othello is eager to see his lovely and adorable Gree... so I think we should telerport ofur and spend some time with our furriends....

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In loving Memory of sweet sunshine Sundance

Goodbye Sweetie - you've always been a joy to see your pics and read your adventures. We hope you meet our Paul and remain the palyful, joyful Kitty that we loved here on earth.
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Our thoughts and love are with your family - the ones you left behind who will be missing you!

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Friday nights...

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[Weekend Cat Blogging] - #114

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Don't forget to leave your link and look for all the sweetie cats in the round up! Momma had a busy week - like always *sigh* - and it was somehow a sad week for us too reading about missed Biscuit and Sundance this little sunshine being seriously ill... to name some of it.
Just take some time with us this weekend and purr for Sundance and Biscuit . img_642100026 Our thoughts are with our friends who have hard times 'CCause of missing or ill kitties. Momma's eyes are leaking lots, she is very soft-hearted you know...

Cats...

meowing and purring feline friends, tuxie, tabby, ginger, white and black... all different but the same. our cats will always be there to cuddle, to caress and to amuse. those cats, feline friends, always in our hearts.
Update:
Sher had to help Sundance to go over the rainbow bridge friday afternoon. Now he suffers no more pain and is his joyful sunshiny self again. sundance Farewell little friend!
Later on this weekend we should not forget to visit our friends birthday party at the House of the Mostly Black Cats: Sanjee, Mini, Boni, Gree and Pepi are holding a party to celebrate their birthdays and all kitties wif birthdays this month are special guests... ...and don't forget the Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos with SnotFace and Megan at Disturbed Reality

Astrid 10.08.2007, 19.43| PL | einsortiert in:

Spareribs & potatoe wedges

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    3 to 4 pounds spareribs, cut in serving-size pieces
    2 tablespoons oil
    1 1/2 cups tomato juice
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/3 cup vinegar
    1/4 cup ketchup
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 teaspoons paprika
    1 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
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Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; brown ribs, turning to brown all sides. Transfer to a large casserole or baking dish.

Combine remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Cover with foil or lid and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally.
Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.
Serves 4 to 6.

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25g / 1oz butter
3 tsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
450g / 1lb fresh potato wedges
1 small red chilli, de-seeded and sliced
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
Water
fresh coriander, to serve
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      Melt the butter and 1tsp oil in a large pan
 Add the onion and cook over a medium heat until soft but not coloured.
 Add chilli, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric
 Add potato wedges, toss well and fry in 1 tsp oil for 2 minutes
 Add a splash of water and salt
 Put in the oven for 10 minutes 180°C / gas mark 4
Take out, fry in 1 tsp oil and make sure all the water has evaporated
 Pour into serving dish, scatter with fresh coriander and serve
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Get well soon Monty Q.'s BabyBean

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Skeezix has started a BlogBlast at the Cat Blogosphere for Monty Q.'s BabyBean who got hurted very bad last weekend and is still in hospital. We have been purraying vey hard for her ever since and will not stop until she is home safe and well. Thank you Skeezix for this wonderful idea and the lovely graphic too!

Astrid 08.08.2007, 09.06| (1/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Wordless Wednesday - well, almost...

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The Meaning of Rescue Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed, All nicely tucked in my warm new bed, I'd like to open my baggage, Lest I forget, There is so much to carry, So much to regret. Hmmm...Yes, there it is, right on the top, Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss, And there by my perch hides Fear and Shame. As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave, I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain. I loved them, the others, the ones who left me, But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me. Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack? Or will you just look at my things, And take me right back? Do you have the time to help me unpack? To put away my baggage, to never repack? I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see, But I do come with baggage, Will you still want me? Author Unknown

The Boys are not talking today here - after all it's Kashim's Wordless Wednesday post, so I'll take the advantage to do so *gg* I found this one above some time ago and would like to thank all the cat people out here to are trying to help our feline friends in need and find them good and loving furrevur homes. And - of course - those people who finally provide loving homes for those feline friends in need. I worked quite a long time along with people at Cat Shelters and private organizations who were aiming to help stray cats and cats & kittens in need of forever and loving homes. I did this over many years but I have to say that this work wore me out, it drove me to my limits. It broke my heart whenever we found another kitty in need, when I looked in those wonderful eyes and see so much pain, distrust and hopelessness and yet you could ever see some hope and the will to love in those eyes, no matter what they have been through. It drove me nuts. It wore me out to know there are so many thoughtless and cruel people out there in our world who are not caring a glimpse about other creatures and even are willing to hurt them on purpose only to see another creature cry in pain. But these were only the worst things I saw and I still can't believe them anyway... It still makes me cry to think about it. But it really broke my heart and I could not understand that someone would leave his feline friend behind who gave his love to their humans over many many years just because the pet did not fit into the "new live circumstances" any more. People who are willing to abandon their feline friends, leave them behind in left flats, throw them out of their houses to suddenly be on their own. I still cannot understand why and how those people could be so heartless and cruel. Taking responsibility must be some kind of luxury these days - huh? On the other hand I saw people everyday being willing to risk their life and do everything they could to help creatures in need. Who'd never let a kitty down, who'd rather run from pillar to post to find a solution and help than give up. My deepest respect to all of these people I met and the news ones I am still meeting every day. I tried to be one of them - in fact I was for years but I nearly broke down some years ago. You could say I was too weak :( I could not cope with it anymore - had to stop. I am still trying to help, giving money, raising money, collecting needed things, donating food and such. But still deep in my heart it says this is not enough. There simply has to be done more but the fear to fail again is there in my mind ... but I am working on my plans... maybe ... I have to admit I love each and every one of you wonderful kitties and humans behind the blogs I got to know through the cat blogosphere these last months. I felt welcome from the very first moment. Maybe it's time to say thank you for this one too! So from the deepest of my heart: THANK YOU! There is so much joy you are sharing and you brighten up my life. Somehow the boys seem to feel this too and we had some major breakthroughs the last months: most importantly they began to play a few weeks ago and I feel that their trust and confidence in me seems to have strengthened too... But I also have to admit, that I still breaks me to pieces to read all the sad things happening (I know they are a part of our life and we have to cope with them too, but still it is very hard - at least to me). It's easy to share love and happiness I know, but it is hard for me to read about ill or injured kitties and feline friends who have to leave their family behind... worst are kitties missing, not knowing where they are and what happened to them. We still keep all of you in our purrayers and thoughts believing that it might help a little... .... Oh god, I've written way too much now while all I wanted to say was that this pic of Kashim and the poem seem to be a perfect match. I don't know if you'll ever be able to understand my weird scribblings and rantings here... and please don't mind my English (I know it's... well, not the best ;o) )

Astrid 08.08.2007, 08.46| (13/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Playful mancat Monday

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Some time ago momma bought some fev-ver toy to play wif us. Me liked it furry much to play wif it ... me wanted to share these pics she took of me a while ago but she was to buy to do so...
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Me didn't fink it would be so much fun playing wif some fewv-ver toy... Hmmmm, maybe it would be more fun if Gree was here to play wif me and the fev-ver toy... me finks she would like it (it's catnip-py) *giggle*

Astrid 06.08.2007, 18.26| (7/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers - Paprika

gke The new theme of "Garten-Koch-Event" @ Gärtnerblog is Bell Peppers. Again we'd like to invite all of you Foodbloggers to submit your most favourite recipe with bell peppers. The Event is in German an English. German posts can be found @ Gärtnerblog. English post can be found here.
The rules are pretty easy:
  1. All you have to do is create a dish with bell peppers
  2. Blog about it between 1st and 31st of August.
  3. Leave a comment or trackback here or in this post below or write an email to gartenkochevent with your details.
Further information can be read here: FAQ
Deadlines: (( Please note: Although it's great to get entries from all over the world we are sorry to say that your entry has to be in German or in English. If you have a Blog in another language we would kindly like to request you to post your entries in English or German as well. Every entry is kindly appreciated though but we have to admit that we are bound to our own language limitations and knowledge. ))
  1. Submissions: due until 31st August 00:00 UTC
  2. Round-up & Voting will be: 1st - 3rd September 12:00 UTC
  3. Winner will be announced by 3rd September (evening)
  4. New theme announcement: 4th September
You can use the banner codes: For the big one: Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers or smaller ones: Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers Garten-Koch-Event: Bell Peppers

Astrid 05.08.2007, 20.37| PL | einsortiert in:

Me vSquillion...

I adopted a virtual Squillion from the Cat Blogosphere!
See, this is me vSquillion me adopted from the Cat Blogosphere Shelter! Her name is Omkara, doesn't she look very pretty? I hope she'll have a furry good time here wif us. (well at least when Kashim is NOT SINGING...) Mommmaaaa, me finks we'll need some extra kibbles and water for Omkara and she'll need a snuggling place of her own too and ... and .... oh ... .... Mommaaaa can she has some treats??? Can she? Can me has some tooo? Mommmaaaa.........!!!

Astrid 05.08.2007, 18.35| (5/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

Bad Kitty Cat Festival Of Chaos No.04

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Please head ofur to Luna & Amar for more Bad Kitty Cat fun! We still need some hosts so if you want to be a host of the festival please just contact Zed Monster - the Spokes Kitty for the Bad Cats at BadKittyCats(at)GMail(dot)Com. P.S. Bad news again @ Bad Kitty Cats: we are purraying really hard and sending purrs to our friends for biscuits coming home soon!!

Astrid 05.08.2007, 18.16| (6/0) Kommentare (RSS) | TB | PL | einsortiert in:

[Weekend Cat Blogging] - #113

kashim Othello It's weekend. It's cat blogging time. We cats rule the blog :smile: :devil: This week WCB is hosted by boo-licious at masak-masak.
Don't forget to leave your link and look for all the sweetie cats in the round up! We are very late for alle kitty-cat activitiesd this weekend. Momma was buszy all week and was gone for avisit to her famly this weekend too, so we had no access to the PC and could not visit all our friends... We try to catch up the next days, we promise (Me hopes momma is not buszy next week too...) Here are some fotos of me playing wif our new fev-ver toy momma brought us last week. It'd real fun!! OthelloOthelloOthelloOthelloOthello Hugs to my lovely & adorable Gree *blush* Me hopes you all had a very good weekend so far! P.S. we just read that there is another bad news at Megan and her Bad Kitty Cats :sad: :sad: :sad: Please keep them in your purrs and purrayers for a save journey home of Biscuit :;/: More Kitty Cats:

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Garten-Koch-Event: Raspberry - Himbeere, the winners

gke The Voting is closed. We have two Raspberry-Queens for our Garten-Koch-Event (garden-cook-event) Raspberry - Himbeere. Our congratulations to: Anne of Anne's Food for Raspberry Limoncello Semofredo
Raspberry Limoncello Semofredo
and Hedonistin of Low Budget Cooking for Risotto mit Himbeeren und Ziegenkäse
Risotto mit Himbeeren und Ziegenkäse
P.S. I am sorry but the winner-badges are late this time. I had to go to visit my family rather unscheduled so I could not make them right now. This is also the reason why the voting was open longer this time and not like normal 'till 12 pm. Sorry for that, but I didn't get to a PC until 8 pm this evening. The new theme will be announced on Sunday evening at the latest as I can not promise that I will be able to do it tomorrow... sorry for that either! Thank you again to everyone who participated and I hope you'll join in again!

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BLOG-EVENT XXVI: TOMATEN - Pangasius auf Rucola mit Paradeiser-Vinaigrette

Blog-Event XXVI: Tomaten Eigentlich hatte ich ja nicht vor an dieser Runde des Kochtopf Events teilzunehmen. Warum? Nun zum einen mangelt es mir derzeit einfach an Zeit die Beiträge rechtzeitig ins Netz zu bringen (ich bin jetzt schon hoffnungslos im Hintertreffen... ) zum anderen sind Tomaten so ziemlich das einzige Gemüse, das ich nicht wirklich mag... Doch dann kam es wie immer anders als man denkt: Für die heutige Büroküche war ich auf der Suche nach einem Rezept und habe in der August 2006 Ausgabe der Betti Bossy Zeitschrift folgendes gefunden:
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<em>Tomaten-Vinaigrette</em>
2 EL weisser Aceto Balsamico mit Orangen ((urspr. Aceto Balsamico ))
2 EL Traubenkernöl (( urspr. Olivenöl ))
1 EL Oregano (( ersetzt durch Rosmarin ))
1/2 EL Thymian fein gehackt
Salz
Pfeffer
400 gr Paradeiser

2 dl Gemüsebrühe
600 gr Pangasiusfilet

100 gr Rucola
wenig Pfeffer

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Zutaten für die Vinagrette gut verrühren, Paradeiser würfelig schneiden und darunter mischen. Gut durchziehen lassen.

Die Gemüsebrühe aufkochen lassen, Hitze reduzieren. fisch dazugeben und knapp unter dem Siedepunkt ca. 7 Minuten kochen lassen. 

Rucola auf dem Teller verteilen. Fisch darauf anrichen und mit der Vinaigrette und den Tomatenwürfeln beträufeln. 

Dazu gabs bei uns superleckeres ganz frisches Baguette.

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Othello made a special Card for Gree, too:
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