Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Nut Thing - A Tex-Mex Pasta Recipe via Sweden

When I worked in Sweden a good friend made this one weekend.

I've tried a few times to recreate it with mixed results, but it's always tasty.

I really need to confirm the actual ingredients & method some time soon :-)

It's basically a beef mince pasta bake with cashew nuts and taco spices.

Boil pasta. Fry mince & onion. Add taco mix.with water and tomato paste.

Add herbs and garlic. Salt and pepper. Add cashew nuts and stir to simmer.

Add whatever other vegetables you fancy - eg some chopped bell peppers.

Combine pasta and sauce in oven dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top.

Bake covered for 30 mins with additional 10 minutes without lid to give crunch.

Enjoy with a salad - the cashews make a nice texture - the nut thing, not a nothing...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Most under-65s voted Yes at IndyRef, but why so many older No voters?

These figures show the average of both exit polls conducted on the 18th September.

The under-65s voted 50.01% in favour of Yes, but why did the older group vote so much for No?

I'd say the strongest reason is that they were the group most dependent on the establishment media, which was almost entirely aligned with the pro-UK camp.

So take heart, we are closer to independence than ever before, it's only a matter of time and effort to get there. The seeds of the future have been planted and objective information will set us free, eventually :-)

Ashcroft Exit Poll - YouGov Exit Poll