Monthly Archives: February 2017

Peanuts are they nuts or legumes?

Was I going to grow peanuts?…No! We normally get fresh peanuts from the farm, boil them and dry them in the sun and a peanut or two must have blown off the tray and self-set. I now have some little peanut plants…so that is a bonus.. Hence this post as I knew very little about peanuts except for the fact they can be used to make many things..peanut-660301_1920

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Authentic Thai Village Soup

We were spending the day at a Thai village and I watched and helped prepare a red ant soup made with local herbs and leaves some of which I had not seen before. One of the ingredients Pla a fermented fish which is very popular in dishes here in the North of Thailand is not one of my favourites, the look, the smell and the taste are not for me. Saying that my natural curiosity to taste everything is often an overriding factor so what I am saying is I am getting used to it…Still not my favourite but getting used to it… I never thought I would say that…so never say never…melientha-cooking

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Nuime ….



By now you will all have guessed that I am writing on Niume.

It is a lovely easy site to write for with a management who do all they can to help us promote and get the maximum benefits from our posts.

We are able to share  our  posts very easily with most social media sites and they have a Niume support page  with lots of hints and tips to help us maximise our profit and which is so easy to use.

They have now introduced a new  payment  method to  help us earn even more spondoolies.

So here is something  to lift your Monday blues. They are always looking for new ways for their users to  profit from their work.  They believe that their  content creators are the heart  of their platform  and should receive compensation for their efforts. They  have created a new feature that allows Niume creators to receive donations from their readers.

You will notice a new sidebar on individual posts that allows readers to donate to creators. They can choose from $2, $5, $10 or $20, or customize their donation.

Yes donations to boost our coffers…

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Mini Cheesecakes

As I have only recently discovered what Graham Crackers are I no longer view these strange…..Crackers to us Brits are savory … Graham Crackers are what we call Digestives….All is now clear…ha ha…So a lovely cheese cake recipe from Joann 🙂

Joann's Food For Thought

mini-cheesecake-1Since my father passed away earlier in December, this Christmas was bittersweet. I think my cooking and baking has reflected my sadness. So these mini blueberry cheesecakes I made weren’t given the usual attention and detail that I normally like to give my recipes that I post. So I apologize if the pictures aren’t as appealing as the mini cheesecakes really are.


  • 6 graham cracker sheets
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick of melted butter


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


To make the crust:

  1. Using a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until they are…

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10 Precise SEO Techniques that Increases Web traffic of Your Blog

Some great easy to understand tips to increase the flow /traffic to your blog 🙂traffic-jam-688566_1920



Every blogger and website owner wants his/her blog posts or the web pages to reach a maximum number of people and get popularity in the search engines. This is again very important for the blogs and the sites as such because without visitors no blog or website can survive longer.Even if you have the best possible content, it is useless if you don’t have enough readers.

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Fahk Khao #Thelma55 Fruit Weekend.

It’s Fruit weekend when we post about fruit which are common or uncommon to where we live…..This fruit is not a common fruit and quite rare.With its prickly outer shell which is NOT edible this fruit grows on climbing vines. Going from green to a dark orange when it is ripe this fruit has a short season of only 2 months from December to January. It is quite a rare fruit and found on local markets in Southern Thailand.fahk-khao

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