LET’S GO TO INNIS FREE !

Innisfree
LET US GO TO INNISFREE

Yes indeed , but first, let’s find out where exactly is
Innisfree .
I have to admit my ignorance about English or Celtic
Geography or Literature. For sure it is not in the Bible,
I went to National Geographic and to the Yellow Pages,
to soothe my griefs and I screamed “Eureka” when
I found out the city of Innisfree actually exists,
not on the Himalayas near to Shan-gri-lah……..

Is a very nice resort southern town frequently visited
by tourist especially from London in the United Kingdom,
nevertheless it’s merely closer to Plymouth ( Port, not
Rock ) about four hours by sea, depending of the wind
or ” El Nino ” factors, If you prefer two hours maybe less,                        driving on a scenic Parkway A-38 enjoying the
view of very British agricultural estates, including
cereals, like Barley which is use for the elaboration
of malt liquors, including BEER.
What a coincidence, that’s exactly a word I tried to
elude, but my Search engines showed me 10,555 times with the name of ” Innisfree ” mainly PUBS,BARS everywhere, including One in Tuscaloosa,Alabama. ( Not far from Crimson Tide Stadium ).
I did found a couple of hotels and One Senior Living Community.

Time to go back to my story, this time with more accuracy.

William Butler Yeats ( 13 June 1865- 28  January 1939 )
was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of
the 20th century Literature who wrote also, among so
other poems :

William B.Yeats

              ”      Lake Isle of Innisfree    “

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
– W.B. Yeats

The song  called ” The Isle of Innisfree” , was written ( words and music ) by Irish songwriter Dick Farrelly. The melody was used as the main theme of the film ” The Quiet Man ”   ( 1952 Award winners

John Wayne, Maureen O’hara  and directed by John Ford.)

And now, the lyrics of that unforgettable Song  :
 ” THE ISLE OF INNISFREE  “
I’ve met some folks who say that I’m a dreamer,
And I’ve no doubt there’s truth in what they say,
But sure a body’s bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away.
And precious things are dreams unto an exile.
They take him o’er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he’s an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree.
And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city, wondrous though it be,
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter.
I’m once again back home in Inisfree.

I wander o’er green hills through dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land could know.
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow

And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home, and tenderly behold
The folks I love around the turf fire gathered
On bended knees their rosary is told.

But dreams don’t last
Tho’ dreams are not forgotten
And soon I’m back to stern reality
But tho’ they paved the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree.

Dick Farrelly

SAVING THE SEEDS…….

“Seeds Of Love”

I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so clear
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing

The gardener was standing by
I asked him to choose for me
He chose for me the violet, the lily and the pink
But those I refused all three
But those I refused all three

The violet I did not like
Because it bloomed so soon
The lily and the pink I really over-think
So I thought I would wait till June
So I thought I would wait till June

In June there was a red rose bud
That is the flower for me
I often times have plucked that red rose bud
Till I gained the willow tree
Till I gained the willow tree

The willow tree will twist
The willow tree will twine
I often have wished I was in the young man’s arms
Who once had the arms of mine
Who once had the arms of mine

I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so soon
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing –

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Σπόροι της Αγάπης

Έσπειρα τους σπόρους της αγάπης
Τους έσπειρα την άνοιξη
Τους μάζεψα το φωτεινό πρωί
Όταν τραγουδούσαν τα μικρά πουλιά
Όταν τραγουδούσαν τα μικρά πουλιά

Ο κηπουρός ήταν κοντά
Του ζήτησα να διαλέξει για μένα
Και διάλεξε το βιολετί, το λιλά και το ροζ
Αλλά αυτά τα αρνήθηκα τρεις φορές
Αλλά αυτά τα αρνήθηκα τρεις φορές

Το βιολετί δεν μου άρεσε
γιατί ανθοφορεί τόσο σύντομα
το λιλά και το ροζ, πραγματικά το σκέφτηκα πολύ·
Έτσι σκέφτηκα να περιμένω έως τον Ιούνη
Έτσι σκέφτηκα να περιμένω έως τον Ιούνη

Τον Ιούνιο, υπήρχε ένα κόκκινο τριαντάφυλλο μπουμπούκι
Αυτό είναι το λουλούδι για μένα
Πολλές φορές έκοψα κόκκινα μπουμπούκια
Μέχρι που απέκτησα μια ιτιά
Μέχρι που απέκτησα μια ιτιά

Η ιτιά θα γείρει
Η ιτιά θα λυγίσει
Συχνά ευχήθηκα να βρισκόμουν στην αγκαλιά του νεαρού
Που είχε μια φορά την δική μου αγκαλιά
Που είχε μια φορά την δική μου αγκαλιά

Έσπειρα τους σπόρους της αγάπης
Τους έσπειρα την άνοιξη
Τους μάζεψα το φωτεινό πρωί
Όταν τραγουδούσαν τα μικρά πουλιά
Όταν τραγουδούσαν τα μικρά πουλιά

A TASTE OF HONEY ( DewMelon )

 

TASTE OF HONEY

Winds may blow over the icy sea
I’ll take with me the warmth of thee
A taste of honey
A taste much sweeter than wine

I will return
I’ll return
I’ll come back for the honey and you

I’ll leave behind my heart to wear
And may it e’er remind you of
A taste of honey
A taste much sweeter than wine

I will return
I’ll return
I’ll come back for the honey and you

He ne’er came back to his love so fair
And so she died dreaming of his kiss
His kiss of honey
A taste more bitter than wine

I will return
I will return
I’ll come back for the honey and you
I’ll come back for the honey and you!

Written by Ric Marlow and Bobby Scott

 HONEYDEW MELON SMOOTHIE “

Ingredients :

1/2 Honeydew  Melon
1 Banana
1 Kiwi Fruit
1 pint of milk
1 scoop of ice

Instructions :

Peel fruits,remove seeds from Honeydew melon.
Cut in small pieces to easy mix.
Blend well.
Skip sugar for healthier results.
( O.K. you can cheat,use substitute sweetener )

Pour in two tall glasses….Not enough ?
Add more ICE.
C H E E R S .

 

IS YOUR FIGURE LESS THAN GREEK ?

Greece flag

         ‘ MY FUNNY VALENTINE (Featuring  Chris Botti,  (trumpet ), Sting  & wife.

My funny Valentine, sweet comic Valentine

You make me smile in my heart,

Your  looks are laughable, Unphotographable

Yet you are my favorite work of art.

IS YOUR FIGURE LESS THAT GREEK

is your mouth a little weak,

When you open it to speak

are you Baby, are you smart

Don’t change you hair ……….

 

by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers

 

GREK SALAD

GREEK SALAD.

 

 

INGREDIENTS :

6 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 large plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
3/4 cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/2 red onion, peeled, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably brine-cured), coarsely chopped
A heaping half cup crumbled feta cheese .

METHOD :

1 Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, oregano and dill weed together until blended. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2 Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives in a bowl. Toss with dressing. Sprinkle cheese over and serve.

Yield: Serves 6.

MT.FUJI’s SUKIYAKI.


 


MEXICAN COOKING FOR GRINGOS.

Japanese-Mexican “SUKIYAKI “

Caution : If mixed up correctly the following recipe
it’s guaranteed that you will be saying
” Sayonara “……if not, it will taste like
” Jambolaya “-Professor E.Guxman FD,Food Doctor


Ingredients :

1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup soup stock
1/4 cup mirin
1 pound thinly sliced beef meat
1/4 cup sugar
2 medium onions, sliced
4 ounces yam noodles (shirataki)
1 cup sliced bamboo shoots
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 cup soaked, rinsed and sliced

Directions :
Mix soy sauce, sugar, stock, and mirin together in a bowl. Arrange meat and vegetables on a large platter. Heat an electric skillet to 375 degrees F.

Add oil to the skillet and heat. Brown meat in the oil, adding sugar slowly. Move the meat to the corner of the skillet when well browned. Add other vegetables, keeping each separate. Add sauce and cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover and turn all ingredients while cooking 2 minutes more. Serve on small plate.

Note : If this recipe it’s too complicated………
Try an alternative, call the local chinese  food delivery !

WHILE WE  DECIDE WHAT ARE WE GOING TO EAT……….

LET’S SING ALONG…..  and   One, Two, Three ……….  CLICK  :

 

MY ONE AND ONLY ‘LOAF’ ( Mexican Torta )

First, sing-a-long with Frank .

loaf

MEXICAN TORTA

(Sandwich ).
Tortas are a delicious authentic Mexican favorite, native Mexicans enjoy these by the thousands every day. This is a relatively easy and quick Mexican meal to prepare, and it uses ingredients that are easy to find,( for instance, left overs ) or you can use some  of your favorite cold cuts .

The typical loaf of bread Sandwich, it’s been substituted
by other kinds of bread, like the famous French baguette.

In Mexico, primarily they start with some kind of rolls
called either ” Bolillos” or ” Teleras” (please don’t ask
for the etymology of those names ) but obviously
was brought by the Spanish Conquistadors using the
Wheat, cereal absent in America, as we know Corn was
the prime staple to suply the main meal for the Mexicans,
baptized, also by the visitors with the name of “Tortilla”,
but as we say in Mexico ” ESO ES HARINA DE OTRO COSTAL “, that means, that’s another story .

Well, let’s go back to the “Tortas”, nowdays even the
multinationals are trying to outcome  the need for fast food, but
Tortas are available anytime  anywhere else.

We understand that the word Sandwich means : two or
more slices of bread with a layer of meat or cheese.

First you slice your bread across and you will have
top and bottom. You may get rid of excess to
create a cavity to fit all your layers. Starting with either
Mayonnaise  or Sour Cream in one side, Mustard in the
other. The layers depend of your availability of
of cheeses , cold cuts or left overs : chicken,steak,etc.

Then comes your creativity to fulfill the craving or urgent
need for food adding : Re-fried beans, Tomato slices, onion, lettuce,
jalapeno peppers and of course avocado slices, VOILA, it’s ready.
The only thing you need is TWO free hands to hold it and Eat It.

Nevertheless, if you are not in a hurry, it is customarily
beside “good manners ” cut it two halves, even you don’t
have to share it .

     BUEN PROVECHO !  (  Enjoy  it ! )

(Salad) GARDEN OF YOUR MIND.

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences
Initially educated to be a minister, Rogers was displeased with the way television addressed children and made an effort to change this when he began to write for and perform on local Pittsburgh-area shows dedicated to youth. WQED developed his own show in 1968 and it was distributed nationwide by Eastern Educational Television Network. Over the course of three decades on television, Fred Rogers became an indelible American icon of children’s entertainment and education, as well as a symbol of compassion, patience, and morality. He was also known for his advocacy of various public causes. His testimony before a lower court in favor of time shifting was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Betamax case, and he gave now-famous testimony to a U.S. Senate committee, advocating government funding for children’s television.
Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, some forty honorary degrees, and a Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, was recognized by two Congressional resolutions, and was ranked No. 35 among TV Guide’s Fifty Greatest TV Stars of All Time Several buildings and artworks in Pennsylvania are dedicated to his memory, and the Smithsonian Institutiondisplays one of his trademark sweaters as a “Treasure of American History”.

salad garden

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GOULASH makes me ” HUNGARY “

Hungary flag

Budapest food
Gulyás (Hungarian Goulash)

Ingredients :

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1½ pounds beef (round steak or boneless chuck), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 onions, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried garlic
2 cups water
2 cups beef broth, homemade or canned
1 cup canned stewed tomatoes
2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
2 bay leaves
2 potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 carrots, cut into ½-inch slices
2 green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
Caraway seeds

Procedure :

Heat oil in skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, add beef, and cook, stirring continually, until brown (about 5 minutes).
Reduce heat to medium, add onions and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes more until onions are soft. Stir frequently.
Add water, beef broth, tomatoes, paprika, caraway seeds, and bay leaves, reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 1 hour.
Add potatoes, carrots, green peppers, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
Before serving, remove bay leaves and discard.
Serve in individual bowls with chunks of crusty bread for dunking. Both a fork and spoon are needed to eat gulyás.

(    Serves 6 to 8   )

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