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Thank you for reading my random thoughts, my small achievements and my small happiness.  This is the compilation of my life about Blog making, Beauty, Cooking, Crafting, DIY, Healthy Lifestyle, Home Remedies, Music, Photography, Reading, Travelling, Watching TV and Movies etc..  Happy reading and have a wonderful day!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Weekly special from 15 July 2015 Wednesday

Just in time for our weekend grocery shopping.  Hope the weaker Canadian dollar won't make the price higher for everything we need.

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Weekly Special; Weekly Shopping - photo source: Pixabay

New This Week: 

Flyer effective from Tuesday 14 July 2015 to Monday 20 July 2015

Canada Computers [online flyer]

Flyer effective from Wednesday 15 July 2015 to Tuesday 21 July 2015 

Giant Tiger [online flyer

Produce depot [online flyer

Whole Foods Market [online flyer]

Flyer effective from Thursday 16 July 2015 to Wednesday 22 July 2015 

Farm Boy [online flyer]

Food Basics [online flyer]

Metro [online flyer]

Walmart [online flyer] [Supercentre online flyer] 

Flyer effective from Friday 17 July 2015 to Thursday 23 July 2015

Canadian Tire [online flyer]

Independent [online flyer] 

Loblaws [online flyer] 

Michaels [online flyer]

Sobeys [online flyer]

T and T Supermarket  [online flyer]

Flyer effective from Friday 17 July 2015 to Thursday 30 July 2015

Bulk Barn [online flyer] [coupon]
*Quebec Only: Thursday, July 16  – Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 

Flyer effective from Saturday 18 July to Thursday 24 July 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart [online flyer] 

From Last Week: 

Flyer effective Wednesday 8 July 2015 to Saturday 18 June 2015

Home Hardware [online flyer] 


Disclaimer:
My family members and I do not have any association with all stores on the above list.  We do not work for these companies and do not receive any compensation from them.  This weekly special list is only a one-stop blog post option for our convenience.


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New Horizons Pluto flyby in July 14th, 2015

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

New Horizons Pluto flyby in July 14th, 2015

Hey, my friends, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will have its closest approach to Pluto today at around 7:50 am EDT.  After it was launched 9 years ago, finally, we are going to have our first chance to see Pluto, Charon and Pluto’s four smaller satellites - Hydra, Styx, Nix and Kerberos up-close. 

I'm so happy to see Kevin Laughlin created a Google Doodle anime to honour this special day.

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New Horizons Pluto flyby - anime copyright @ Google Doodle

NASA also has a YouTube page for the New Horizons. 

The newest Pluto in a Minute video from NASA.
New Horizons is Going Dark for Flyby (July 13, 2015)

Please check out YouTube video page of NASA New Horizons for new Pluto in a Minute video from NASA

Can't wait to see any new images of Pluto.

。(^o^。)(。^o^)。  It’s so exciting!  I’m so excited!

Have a wonderful day my friends, got to go. 


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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington and Pan-Seared Scallop Dish - YouTube videos and recipes

MasterChef US (CTV / Fox) is one of mum's favourite cooking reality shows.  Did you watch it last Wednesday (July 8)?  In this season 6 episode 9,  all the contestants made Gordon Ramsay's signature dish - Beef Wellington.

I was very interested in how Gordon Ramsay usually makes it.  So, I went to his YouTube channel.  Yes, there is a video of it.

Fillet of Beef Wellington - Gordon Ramsay

Ah Hah !  Chef Ramsay shows us some tricks to make a perfect medium rare Beef Wellington.  But where is the recipe?

As always, I Goggled it.

Blogger Nicole Iizuka posted the recipe.

TV Dinners: Make the Infamous Beef Wellington From Hell's Kitchen

The beef in the photos of this site doesn't look medium rare to me, though.

By the way, the YouTube video is from Chef Ramsay's Christmas show.

Back to MasterChef US.  At the second half of the show, 6 of the contestants had to cook Gordon Ramsay’s beautifully arranged Pan-Seared Scallop Dish with scallops, quails eggs, pancetta, pea puree and truffle.

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Gordon Ramsay’s beautifully arranged Pan-Seared Scallop Dish - Photo copyright @ FOX TV

Director of MasterChef US really knows how to film and edit the sequence of Chef Ramsay cooking the scallops.  It was so poetic, elegant and pleasant to watch.  Like looking at the best ballet dancer dancing when he cooks.  His cooking montage makes me want to dash to Chef Ramsay's Culinary School to learn how to cook.

This dish's video is harder to search from the net.  This is the one I got.

Scallops with Quails Eggs and Pancetta - Gordon Ramsay
↑ This is not Gordon Ramsay.
Just in case you don't know how he looks like.

Even though it's the same person cooking the scallops, Chef Ramsay doesn't move as elegant as in the MasterChef US.  Fox, you guys are awesome !  You guys make cooking cool !

I found a recipe online but the ingredients of the recipe and the video are not the same.  Well, we get an idea of how chef Ramsay cooks his scallops, though.


If you found some other videos or recipes for these two dishes, please contact me.  Thanks a lot !


P.S.  One of my friends let me borrow her "Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course".  In the book, there is a "Pan-fried scallops with crunchy apple salad" recipe.  I should start learning his techniques from the book.  Will you want to make his version of the American classic Mac and Cheese?


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New Horizons Pluto flyby in July 14th, 2015  


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100 Happy Days Challenge - Day 46 (May 5)

Thursday, 9 July 2015

100 Happy Days Challenge - Day 46 (May 5)

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Look at my pear collection of May 5.  Yes, another post backdating to Happy Days Challenge way back in May, my friends.

Pears are nutritious, so, we buy and eat lots of them.  I have no idea we bought so many different kinds during the week of May 5.  Some of them we bought at Asian supermarkets.

Other than eating pears raw, there are many ways to cook pears, especially, Asian pears.

For example this recipe recommended by one of my Korean friends:

Baesuk: Asian Pear & Ginger Tea

Simple Korean lesson from my friend:

baesuk means cooked pear
bae = pear
suk = cooked


My other Happy Moments → 100 Happy Days Challenge 

Why do I want to do 100 Happy Days Challenge?  This is the reason → The International Day of Happiness - 100 Happy Days Challenge 


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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Weekly special from 8 July 2015 Wednesday

We can order our groceries online now.  Would you like to have other people picking your own vegetables and fruits?

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Weekly Special; Weekly Shopping - photo source: Pixabay


New This Week:
Flyer effective from Tuesday 7 July 2015 to Monday 13 July 2015

Canada Computers [online flyer]

Flyer effective from Wednesday 8 July 2015 to Tuesday 14 July 2015 

Giant Tiger [online flyer

Produce depot [online flyer

Whole Foods Market [online flyer]

Flyer effective from Thursday 9 July 2015 to Wednesday 15 July 2015 

Farm Boy [online flyer]

Food Basics [online flyer]

Metro [online flyer]

Walmart [online flyer] [Supercentre online flyer] 

Flyer effective from Friday 10 July 2015 to Thursday 16 July 2015

Bulk Barn [online flyer]
*Quebec Only: Thursday, July 9 – Wednesday, 15 July, 2015

Canadian Tire [online flyer]

Independent [online flyer] 

Loblaws [online flyer] 

Michaels [online flyer]

Sobeys [online flyer]

T and T Supermarket  [online flyer] 

Flyer effective from Saturday 11 July to Thursday 16 July 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart [online flyer] 

Flyer effective Wednesday 8 July 2015 to Saturday 18 June 2015

Home Hardware [online flyer] 


Disclaimer:
My family members and I do not have any association with all stores on the above list.  We do not work for these companies and do not receive any compensation from them.  This weekly special list is only a one-stop blog post option for our convenience.


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100 Happy Days Challenge - Day 46 (May 5) 


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100 Happy Days Challenge - Day 45 (May 4)