RECIPES FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

003HAVE YOU BEEN ENJOYING THE SUMMER FULL OF SALADS AND FRUIT?

Another recipe from Alison Jones

Well you’ll be happy to know that we can carry on with healthy eating as we head into the cooler autumn. There’s always time for afternoon cake, and here’s a great quick and easy muffin that’s moist and chocolaty! You won’t believe that these muffins taste so good and are healthy! They’re almost completely fat-free and have a veggie slipped in to them! A great way to use up all that leftover summer harvest of Courgette! If you don’t like courgette, you can use grated beetroot or carrot. Both really go with the chocolate taste, especially beetroot!

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INTERVIEW WITH NICOLLA FRASER FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

nickyINTERVIEW WITH NICOLA FRASER

Nicolla, can you tell me a bit about Nevis where you come from? Nevis is 36 square miles and has roughly 11,000 inhabitants.

Is it hot all the time there? Yes. It’s hot all the time but in winter you feel a bit chilly.

How would you describe Nevisians? They are friendly and care about each other.

Is there a lot of work in Nevis? No, there is not full employment – the government depends on tourism for its income. Things are expensive in Nevis though.

Do you mean food? Food is expensive but it’s still manageable.

Do most people work in tourism? Yes, even though we don’t have a port where cruise ships can dock, some tourists come over from our sister island St. Kitts via a ferry.

What is the capital of Nevis? The capital of Nevis is Charlestown and the capital of Nevis and St. Kitts is Basseterre.

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SHORT STORY COMPETITION FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

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MORE SOCIAL COMMENT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

the queenDOES THE QUEEN REALLY PASS WIND?

 

Written by Alison Foggerty

 

Like an earlier contributor people like me seldom have an any influence on British society – never mind a voice! So I thought I would just write a bit about what I think of British society and the Monarchy.

Even though I only went to a state school and not a privileged, fancy and expensive private school that successfully churns out a succession of oddballs who go on to control our society, I do feel what I have to say is worth listening to even if you don’t agree with me. How can anyone from an ordinary background realistically rise to be in power? – And those who climb the social ladder usually pull it up from below them and adopt a ‘I’m alright Jack’ mentality. What I am saying is that the game is rigged and the system we have is a clever illusion of democracy.

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MORE RECIPES FROM JUNE CHARLTON FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

yorkshire puddingsMORE RECIPES FROM JUNE CHARLTON

Yorkshire Puddings

Ingredients:  4 oz plain flour

Pinch of salt

1-2 eggs

½ pint of milk

Method: Put on the oven for about ten minutes at 450 – 500 degrees or Gas mark 6.  Put eggs into the flour; add a drop of milk mixed with a drop of warm water to make it lighter. Beat very well and the resulting batter should be of a dropping consistency and not too thin. Put a bit of oil into a baking tray and put in the oven for ten minutes before adding batter and putting back in the oven for another ten minutes until it has risen. Serve as required.

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JESUS FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

jesusDO YOU KNOW WHO JESUS CHRIST IS?

Written by Rumbi Mapanga

Most people don’t fully comprehend who Jesus is. They have the basic knowledge that He was of a virgin birth, but don’t know what it means and the reason why He had to be born that way. More so they are not sure whether He was there at the beginning or He only featured in the New Testament where we are given an account of His birth, death and resurrection.

If you read Genesis 1:1 it says in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and as you continue reading you will realise that God used words to create, for example he said let there be light and there was.

John 1:1-2(Amp):

1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a] Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [b] Himself.

2 He was present originally with God.         

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A BIT ABOUT DRIVING FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

car thiefCARELESS = CAR LESS

Written by Michael Blackburn

As I drove towards the junction I was being very careless. “Aren’t you going to
stop?” said my wife to which I replied “Why should I?” “Well firstly” she said
“the traffic lights are at red, secondly there is a zebra crossing and thirdly a
little old lady on the crossing”. My emergency stop saved an awful disaster!
My next words were “I must stop driving”. True to my word I sold the car,
returned my driving licence to DVLA and haven’t driven since. Some thought I had
been too hasty but when does one know when to stop? Do you wait till you have
knocked someone down or do you accept when your reactions have slowed down (I
was 76)?

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VISHNU AND FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

Vishnu is a deity with a very different energy from Kali: a very different ‘face of the divine’. I now describe a puja to this very different deity to further convey to you the power of Hindu devotional puja in bringing into yourself the energy of a god.

Vishnu bestImagine what it is like being Vishnu. The god, Vishnu, lies back smiling in timeless immeasurable bliss, reclining sublimely on the coils of the world-snake, Ananta (endless), dreaming in ecstasy – utterly beyond, creating new universe after new universe, sustaining them until they fall away from perfection (go too far from the divine source), then reabsorbing and dissolving them – for fresh creation to occur.

The Vishnu temple at Skanda Vale offers another irreversible irruption of deity into our human consciousness. Ineffable, the God reclines in beatific ecstasy on the coils of the snake. Ananta’s heads loom protectively over him and he rests eternally on the cosmic waters. The image is situated in a small lake. Around it wild birds fly and call. The God sleeps with a smile of blissful oceanic abandon, dreaming new universes in and out of being over unimaginably vast aeons of time. Around his sacred landscape gather other deities in endless silent watch: Ganesha, Skanda, Jesus, the Buddha, Shiva, Krishna, Saraswati. Next to him is Lakshmi his consort, voluptuously smiling, sensuously big-breasted, proud, beautiful, protective and beneficent.

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A BIT ABOUT REFLEXOLOGY FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

reflexologyINTERVIEW WITH ILLONA METCALFE ABOUT REFLEXOLOGY

Illona, what is reflexology? Reflexology is a science and an art – of working on the reflexes on the hands and feet which affect other parts of the body to bring it to a state of balance. This means it can be used to bring relief from pain and improve functioning of that part of the body.

So it can help with things like headaches? It can help all sorts of things including headaches and back problems. A reflexology treatment would usually work on reflexes for the whole body covering the entire feet, so it’s a bit like giving the body a once over or an MOT. But you could also do a little bit for yourself on your own hands or feet for things like a bad attack of sinusitis or back pain or a headache if you knew where the reflexes were and the technique. I used to teach a class in self-help reflexology to empower people to take their health into their own hands. It can make SUCH a difference.

Would you do both the hands and feet in one session? Usually, reflexologists use the feet because the hands are a lot smaller than the feet – you’ve got a bigger surface area to use with the feet – people don’t realise that the hands and feet mirror the body so closely. Think of your foot: your toes represent your head; the balls of your feet represent the chest; the arch of the foot represents your torso and your digestive system; the heel is more the pelvic area while the outside of the feet reflect the arms and legs. In addition, the inside of the feet contain all the reflexes for the head. It is important to note that the right foot reflects the right side of the body while the left foot reflects the left side of the body with the inside of the feet reflecting the spine.

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