Welcome Guest!
 Previous Message All Messages Next Message 
RDJ-- Spanish Style Shrimp, 10-25-12  RDJ
 Oct 25, 2012 06:11 PDT 

Volume 15      Number 205
US Library of Congress ISSN: 1530-3292

Simply the BEST daily recipe E-zine on the Web!
Delicious recipes delivered daily via email.
Recipes, columns, and nostalgia.
Send a blank email to rdj-sub-@topica.com
Archives are at http://lists.topica.com/lists/rdj/read
Cancel instructions are at bottom of mailing.

Encourage your family and friends to join the fun!


We have a surprise visit from Tim today.

Remember. Recipe du Jour is made possible only by donations from good
neighbors like you. If you enjoy receiving RDJ, please support us by
sending a check payable to "Richard Rowand" for any amount to: Richard
Rowand, PO Box 3385, Leesburg, VA 20177. Or use PAYPAL (
http://www.paypal.com ) and donate (via your account or their secure
credit card site) directly thru Rich's email address (
ri-@recipedujour.com ). Thank you.

Spanish Style Shrimp with Garlic

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 lemon wedges

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pepper,
garlic, and bay leaf; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase heat
to medium-high. Add shrimp; sauté until shrimp have pink or orange
markings and white, opaque flesh (about 4 minutes). Remove from heat.
Sprinkle with salt. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve
with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
    Calories: 161
    Calories from fat: 31%
    Fat: 5.5g
    Saturated fat: 0.9g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
    Protein: 23.4g
    Carbohydrate: 3.2g
    Fiber: 0.2g
    Cholesterol: 172mg
    Iron: 2.9mg
    Sodium: 317mg
    Calcium: 70mg

Simply Tim: "Zen Kind of Day"

Wikipedia tells us the word Zen "is derived from the Japanese
pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word Dzyen (Modern Mandarin: Chán),
which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhy?na, which can be
approximately translated as "absorption" or "meditative state". For me,
if there is such a thing as Zen, it's encompassed in the act of
Especially the "absorption" part.

Like today, when I got up around 3 AM (which is pretty much my norm),
although the previous couple of days I had hopped out of bed around 9 AM
because I had had some late-sleeping company. Since my friend, Walt,
would be driving down from Pennsylvania later this afternoon -- an
8-hour trip -- I figured I'd do a quick cleanup. After a while, the
cleanup was done and I decided to go down to my basement studio to spend
a couple hours painting.

That's when the Zen thingy kicked in and I floated off into an intense
concentration that was broken only by the need for a pee-break. My
couple of hours of absorption was over. But, when I climbed the steps
and pushed into the kitchen upstairs, everything was dark. How could
that be? I distinctly remembered going down to my basement and it had
been mid-morning daylight. Now, outdoors was an ominous pitch black. How
long had I been absorbed in my "meditative state"? The clock on the wall
and the sulky darkness outside suggested it was 6 PM.

My mind fell apart. I could not believe I had painted for 13 hours. I
could not comprehend that it was 6 PM, or that it was so very, very dark
outside my windows. I figured there had to be an eclipse going on out
there -- hadn't I recently heard something in the news about an upcoming
eclipse? I stepped outside and shielded my eyes. Heavy clouds obscured
my view. I could not see the sky; everything was hushed and dark and
silent as a stone. My brain had ascended beyond Zen and had quit working

I was scared.

Worried that Walt had yet to arrive, I called Walt's house. His wife,
Andrea, told me Walt had just left. Wow, he had left after dinner and
was running late! I did the math -- Walt would be arriving somewhere
around 3 AM. I took a shower, and when I walked into the living room --
it was daylight outside. I *had* witnessed an eclipse! I went back down
to my studio and contemplated Armageddon and the terror that eclipses
must have caused through the ages.

A clock on a tool shelf flashed 9 AM. But I didn't notice. Instead, I
was thinking about how Armageddon must be like walking from a bright
basement studio with a lingering hint of turpentine and linseed oil, and
stepping, eyes wide open into an eclipse.

Food For Thought

We’re interested in knowing what you read, think about, watch, and
listen to. This is a chance to share your thoughts with thousands of
Recipe du Jour readers, the same Good Neighbors who have shared their
favorite recipes with you over the years. Think of it as a conversation
with a friend over the backyard fence about the book you just finished,
the story you can’t forget, your favorite movie or television episode or

Send your submissions to rrow-@gmail.com   with Food For Thought as
the subject. If you wish to include your email address, please do. Keep
your comments to under two hundred words, but don’t feel obligated to
write more than a few sentences. We also ask that you steer clear of
religion, politics, and products or services that you sell.

Depending on the number of submissions received, your offering might not
be posted until a later issue. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

I thought I had read all of Debbie Macomber's books but, recently, a
friend loaned me a book she picked up at a used book sale called Best
Friends. Jillian and Lesley are unlikely best friends...Jillian being
from a wealthy family, Lesley from a struggling one. Their story is told
through letters and notes they send to each other...this being in the
50s-60s-70s, long before email. It is, also, a trip down history lane as
Macomber weaves the decades' events into their letters. Delightful.

For Macomber fans: on January 19th, Hallmark Channel is showing a movie
called Cedar Cove, starring Andie McDowell as Judge Olivia. The movie is
a precursor to a Cedar Cove series they are starting in the spring.


Recipe du Jour is made possible only by donations from good neighbors
like you. If you enjoy receiving RDJ, please support us by sending a
check payable to "Richard Rowand" for any amount to: Richard Rowand, PO
Box 3385, Leesburg, VA 20177. Or use PAYPAL ( http://www.paypal.com )
and donate (via your account or their secure credit card site) directly
thru Rich's email address ( ri-@recipedujour.com ). Thank you.

Good Neighbor Recipes appears every Friday. To submit your recipe to
Recipe du Jour’s Good Neighbor Recipes, simply send it via email to
rrow-@gmail.com    Use “GNR” and the title of your recipe as the
subject; and you must include your email address in the text in case
other readers have questions. Feel free to include some words about
yourself or the recipe (please keep it short). Look at the format we use
when we present our recipes and try to be similar. Do not submit recipes
in “bulleted” or 2 column format. Be sure to be specific in your
measurements (don’t just say “a small can” of something, give the
amount). One recipe per email, please. We reserve the right not to print
everything we receive. By submitting to Good Neighbor Recipes, you give
us permission to publish your submission in our daily ezine and in any
other format, such as a printed collection, without recompense now or in
the future. WARNING: If you don’t follow the guidelines above, we won’t
be able to use your recipe!

The portions of this mailing designated as “Rich’s Note” and “Simply
Tim” are © Copyright 2012 by Richard Rowand and Tim Lee. All rights
reserved worldwide. Feel free to forward this mailing, in its entirety,
to any and all family and friends.

The nutritional analysis given with some recipes is intended as a guide

To join, send a blank email addressed to

To change address, simply unsubscribe from your old address and
resubscribe from your new address.

To leave, send a blank email addressed to

Recipe du Jour is strictly an opt-in service. We do not sell, lease,
loan, or give our subscribers’ addresses to anyone for any reason. Our
features are intended to be for entertainment only.

 Previous Message All Messages Next Message 
  Check It Out!

  Topica Channels
 Best of Topica
 Art & Design
 Books, Movies & TV
 Food & Drink
 Health & Fitness
 News & Information
 Personal Finance
 Personal Technology
 Small Business
 Travel & Leisure
 Women & Family

  Start Your Own List!
Email lists are great for debating issues or publishing your views.
Start a List Today!

© 2001 Topica Inc. TFMB
Concerned about privacy? Topica is TrustE certified.
See our Privacy Policy.