Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Sightseeing Azeroth – Tauren and Bunnies and Squirrels

Some of the most interesting things may be found when you fly around the edges of the various countries in Azeroth, especially on the plateaus dividing them. Between Stonetalon Mountains and the Barrens, I came across this lonely hut, clearly of Tauren origin:

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Tinfoil steamed Fish with Veggies

This is a great summer dish that we eat a lot these days. It’s light and tasty and could also be prepared on the barbeque. (I don’t have one, so I use the oven). It’s really easy and may be varied to fit almost every taste.

 

Ingredients:

  • Fresh or frozen and thawed fish filets (I’ve used pangasius)
  • Carrots
  • Leek
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onions
  • fresh garlic
  • Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • salt, pepper, herbs to taste
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Sightseeing Azeroth, a new outfit and a Button

This first picture is dedicated to Theanorak from Mysterious Buttons, my old guildmaster from when I was playing mainly Alliance. As the title of his Blog says, he likes buttons to press. Imagine how thrilled he always was with the big red button at  Mimiron in Ulduar…

Well, this one isn’t quite as big, but – ANOOOOO! I’ve found you another button!

This is actually part of a Horde quest in Azshara, where you get to press the button to blow things up. 🙂

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Azeroth Cribs visit Gallywix Pleasure Palace in Azshara

Tanyanka here, your friendly tourist guide through Azeroth! Today we start the new series “Sightseeing Azeroth” and we will take you to hidden places and show you secrets you never knew of…

Today our collueges from Azeroth Cribs asked us to go visit Trade Prince Donais in the Gallywix Pleasure Palace in Azshara. Join us in discovering Goblin decadence!

The impression might arise that Goblins have to… compensate… something.

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Vanilla-Lemon Lemonade

Today I’ll only share a recipe that I’ve found on another blog. It’s a Swiss Foodblog  run by the writers of a popular cooking magazine. The Blog is called Das Trüffelschwein, roughly translated it means The Truffle Pig. 🙂

In any case, pictures are from the above mentioned Blog, recipe translated for your benefit by me. (and commented, too). Also, here you may find the link to the original recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 organic lemons
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 80g sugar
  • 1 litre sparkling water (I used 1,5 litres)
  • ice cubes (optional)

Thinly peel the zest off the lemons. Squeeze the juice from all three lemons. Cut the vanilla pod lenghthwise and scrape out the insides. Place everything in a large pitcher or bowl and mix in the sugar. Add the sparkling water, stir, cover with foil and let sit in the fridge for about one hour.

Pour through a fine sieve and serve with ice.

They also advice that this works with oranges, too, and that one should not place the drink in a bottle, because the bottle may explode because of fermentation. Well, since I drink it right away anyways, I did place it in one of my trusty PET bottles. But I guess you shouldn’t let it stand for too long. There, I gave the warning. 🙂

This drink is my absolute new favourite. The Vanilla gives it just a bit of decadence and the combination with the lemons works beautifully.

Besides… After preparing the drink my hands smelled like vanilla and lemons for a whole day and that’s a real nice perfume! 🙂

 

 

Italian Style Bread Salad

When it comes to cooking, I’m the queen of improvisation. Often the boyfriend looks at me with big, hungry, sad puppy eyes and says that there’s nothing left in the fridge. That’s when I work some magic and prepare a yummy dish with whatever is at hand.

You know how it is – often you end up with a last bit of bread during the week that is not yet bad, but a bit stale. I hate to throw away good bread. 

Here’s an idea what I do with that last bit of hard bread – Italian Style Bread Salad! It’s a great dish to use up all sorts of leftovers and it can be varied endlessly.

 

Ingredients:

  • Some leftover bread, cut in bite-sized cubes
  • Fresh tomatoes of any kind
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, pepper, fresh or dried herbs

Additional optional ingredients:

  • Bacon cubes
  • Onions
  • Spring onions
  • sundried tomatoes
  • feta cheese or mozzarella
  • cucumber
  • rucola
  • pesto
  • Crema di Balsamico 

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Ginger-Lemon Drink

Here’s an idea for a healthy and extremely yummy lemonade that I prepare by the buckets during summer. It is really super easy and tasty!

Here’s what you need:

  • A heat resistant pitcher
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Boiling water, approx 1,5-2 litres

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20 Days of WoW – Day 20: If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

Ooomph…. I have no idea…. I guess I would cash everything in and then give away all my gold. Maybe I would make it an event. People would have to tell me jokes, dance for me or tell me stories to receive some of it.

… but really, last day playing WoW? C’mon, I see myself still playing WoW when I’m 75 years old and rocking several alts with level 285! 😀

And that’s a wrap! The  20 Days of WoW are over. 🙂