|Spinach and blue cheese filo triangles|
This is a slight variation of spanakopita. Spanakopita is generally made with feta cheese. I substituted with blue cheese. I think both feta and blue cheese work well with spinach, but blue cheese is what I had in the refrigerator when I made this.
Making these spinach and blue cheese filo triangles is simple but you need gentle hands. Filo is quite delicate to work with, it can tear quite easily if it is dry or not defrosted properly, in case you are using frozen pastry. Other than that, it is as simple as gift wrapping. Here's a word of wisdom! You can wrap the present or spinach mixture as neatly as possible but ultimately it is the contents that count. So wrap your presents neatly but don't put too much effort into it. And wrap that spinach mixture neatly as well but don't overdo it. Instructions for gift wrapping spinach mixture and the recipe is available here.
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Source: Fast and Furious Burger
Burgiving made with roast turkey, sweet potato with cinnamon and nutmeg, currants, cranberries, cheddar, and salad greens
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
Denis Duthie, 65, took a few nips of vodka to celebrate his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. As he walked into his bedroom he could not see anything. He initially thought it had turned dark and he lost track of time, but it was only half-past-three in the afternoon. He somehow switched on the light but realized it didn’t do the trick, he had just gone completely blind.
Trying to sleep off the effects didn’t work. He was taken to hospital. Denis had been a diabetic for 20 years.
As the surgeon cut open Denis's stomach, he noted a "strong smell like nail polish remover," which suggested formaldehyde poisoning, brought on by consuming methanol. Ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, is used to treat such a condition, but the hospital didn't have enough on hand. A medical registrar ran down to a liquor store to buy a bottle of Johnnie Walker, which was then dripped into Denis 's stomach via a nasogastric tube. Denis woke up five days later and could see again. A happy ending.
The Russians wouldn’t be too pleased to read this, considering that vodka is considered the cure for everything. But this will give the Scots another reason to smile.