Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 20th July 2021 – #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Canoes #Invitation Rebecca Budd, #Salad Dorothy New Vintage Kitchen


A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy.

The first post is from The Story Reading Ape and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face as he shares his latest Monday Funnies.. Maxine, no doubt the doyenne of Crabby Road, is dispensing her words of wisdom, wit and sarcasm.. she says things we can only dream of getting away with..

Head over to enjoy all Maxine’s words of wisdom this week: Monday Funnies with The Story Reading Ape and Maxine

A wonderful post from Clanmother Rebecca Budd with two features.. and invitation to join in a read along for The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the background to the Black Eagle Canoe on display at The Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University – Black Eagle Canoe & #Karamazovreadalong

I am on location at Simon Fraser University, situated on Burnaby Mountain. I have come to visit the Black Eagle canoe, caved by the great Canadian artist, Bill Reid, assisted by Guujaaw, Tucker (Robert Brown), and a dedicated team of carvers.

Black Eagle Canoe

In September, Simon Fraser University is opening their doors orchestrated within a planned safe, equitable and supportive return to campus. But now, the campus is quiet waiting for students to return. I am alone with this remarkable Great Canoe of the Northwest Coast, which represents a history that can be traced back over 10,000 years.

Head over to discover more about the wonderful project behind the installation of this traditional canoe and also the Karamazovreadalong: Simon Fraser University – Black Eagle Canoe & #Karamazovreadalong

And today’s recipe is from Dorothy of the New Vintage Kitchen with a wonderful summery dish for those of us who love peanuts…

Stuffed Napa Cabbage Leaves with Peanut Sauce

We love the ease of feeding ourselves a rainbow of nutrition in high summer in Vermont!

You never know what you will find at the farm stands and farmers markets in July in Vermont, but it’s a sure bet there will be lots from which to choose and enjoy.

This week, I found everything I was looking for, and then some. Beautiful purple Napa cabbage caught my eye, crunchy and flavorful looking. The leaves were so delightful, I knew I would stuff them with other delicious vegetables. New carrots, snow peas, and peppers would provide even more color and nutrition. You could also add cucumbers, green beans, radishes, kohlrabi, or many other treasures here, just pick something to blanch quickly so there’s still a lot of texture. This is a perfect place to chop up those neglected broccoli stems, and the new broccoli is so tender and flavorful right now.

Use an organic, natural peanut butter with no additives. The ingredients in my house peanut butter are peanuts and salt, no sugars or preservatives. If you don’t like crunchy, you can use smooth.

Head over to discover how to create this stunning summer platter: New Vintage Kitchen – Stuffed Napa Cabbage Leaves with Peanut Sauce

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope that you will head over to enjoy these posts in full.. thanks Sally.