To celebrate our Dare Jumble packs, we will be running a series of brain teasers over 8 weeks around the jumbled Dare logos. Each brain teaser gives you the opportunity to win a $200 Eftpos card! Posts will be every Thursday at 9:00am. Good luck!
Starts 13/2/17. Ends 9/4/17. Open to Aus residents 16+ only. <18 yrs require parent/guardian consent. Limit of one entry per brain teaser per person. Promoter’s decision of winner is final. Promoter: LD&D Australia Pty Ltd. Full T&Cs at http://bit.ly/2l5NSjr.
Preheat oven to 180°C / 375°F. Line a 20cm / 8-inch quiche dish with baking paper. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta.
Stir to combine and set aside for 15 minutes. Sauté the onion in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium high heat until tender, 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Cool slightly. Then add to egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the edge starts to brown and the centre no longer bubbles with moisture. Allow to cool and set before removing from the pan.
If entertaining; I would sprinkle with chopped olives, semi-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese before baking. This simple and elegant dish is a crustless version of a typical quiche and a great gluten-free option.
Of course if you want to add meat, herbs to boost the flavour you can. The base recipe is fabulous and the best part is you can make this recipe your own by adding a little bit of what you like.
You can add 1 tablespoon of YIAH Herb and Garlic Dip.
YIAH Classic Olde World Herb & Garlic Dip Mix is a pantry staple. Sprinkle it over potatoes before roasting, or into a little sour cream then use it to top a Jacket Potato filled with Chilli Con Carne see page 83. Or one of my winter favourites; Simple Chicken Soup: Into a saucepan add left over shredded roast chicken + ½ cup each of chopped carrot, onion, celery, red capsicum + 3 cups (750ml) salt-reduced chicken stock + 2 tbsp. YIAH Classic Olde World Herb & Garlic Dip Mix (or 2 tbsp. YIAH Mediterranean Risotto Blend). Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
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FORMER DOG BREEDER CONVICTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AFTER DEAD DOGS FOUND IN FREEZER, DOGS STARVING, DISEASED, WITHOUT WATER AND SHELTER.
Western Sydney resident and former dog breeder Mr Todd Baker appeared in Penrith Local Court on Wednesday 15 February 2017, and was convicted of 15 counts of animal cruelty after 18 dogs were found in poor condition requiring veterinary treatment for various issues ranging from minor ailments to serious, potentially life threatening conditions.
Dogs presented with severe and painful medical conditions including burnt testicles, a dead fly imbedded in an infected ear canal, ulcers and open wounds and variety of serious veterinary conditions.
Dogs were also found emaciated, without any food, water or shelter. Several deceased dogs were found in freezers, and a partially burned dog was found in full view of the remaining dogs.
Mr Baker was sentenced to a section 9 Good Behaviour Bond for a period of three years for each charge to be served concurrently, prohibited from owning any animals for ten years, directed to attend Penrith Police Station to have his fingerprints taken, and ordered to pay veterinary and boarding costs to the RSPCA of $83,577.80.
Read the full details here: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/images/mediarelease/2017/February/220217.pdf
Destroyers, There is no respite from the tragic litany of lives lost to violence against women. We bring news today of another life cut short after a history of extreme domestic violence. Our sad record honouring all known deaths in 2017 now stands at 4.
This morning, Theresa Bradford (40) was stabbed to death at her home in Pimpama, Qld, in front of her young children. Her estranged husband David Bradford (52) was also found dead. He had recently been released from custody after being found guilty of multiple counts of previous violence against Ms Bradford. No further details are available at present. http://tinyurl.com/znagovt
We extend our sincerest condolences to family and friends, and especially to the children bereaved in these horrific circumstances.
Destroyers, we know there is often speculation in the media about the circumstances of sudden death. We try to be accurate in our record, and we will not publish without a high degree of certainty, but we can't know the full circumstances of each death until court cases or coronial hearings are finalised. Police inquiries must necessarily be painstaking and often agonisingly slow, and details can be withheld in order to ensure that justice is served.
Our yearly registers date back to 2012. We can only record the deaths of which we are made aware – those which merit a mention in police reports and media, and which are confirmed as resulting from violence targeted against women. Destroyers, if you know of any facts which may add detail to our record, please send us a **personal message**. Personal messages only, please – we delete all comment and speculation from our public wall and from comment threads. We have no wish to prejudice the outcome of court proceedings.
Women from all backgrounds are counted but we make no assumptions about a woman's culture, lifestyle or circumstances. We often do not even know a name: this may be out of respect for cultural traditions, or because of a court order. We add updated information to our 2017 Register as soon as it is received. You can access updated Notes here: https://goo.gl/OL9mjl
**Please note:** We do not confine our count to only deaths attributed as domestic or family violence, as we believe all violent deaths targeted against women are the result of societal misogyny. Most of these cases are subject to court proceedings but we do know that in at least 75 per cent of the cases reported from 2012 to 2015, the victim knew her alleged killer. We include women killed by other women (lateral violence). Their relatively small but equally sad number confirms that most violence against women is perpetrated by men. ------------------------------------------------------- If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For information about local services, download the DAISY app for iPhone and Android
Today's featured walk is from the beautiful Orford – Millingtons Beach to Stapleton Beach
4 beaches, a hamburger rock, an old quarry, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, White-faced Herons, a stairway to heaven, a beautiful rivulet, amazing colours and an echidna… all this when you walk Orford's beaches :)
Starting at “Our Park” which is right on Millingtons Beach you walk right along East Shelly Beach, Spring Beach, around the clifftops and onto Stapleton Beach. All up 12kms return and about 3 hours.
Orford is the third name given to this area and the one that has stuck. The Orford area - Spring Bay and Prosser Bay - was first explored by Europeans when the French sailor and adventurer, Nicholas Baudin, reached the area in 1802 and named it Port Montbazin. Nearly 30 years later, the town was named by Edward Walpole, who was granted 1,000 acres in the area in 1831. He named his grant "Strawberry Hill", after the London residence of his relative Horace Walpole who was the Third Earl of Orford and hence it was once again changed to Orford. The town was first established as a mainland port for the convict settlement on Maria Island. However, the marine infrastructure never consisted of more than a few short jetties in shallow waters just inside the mouth of the river which still remain today. Orford has a population of just over 500 residents. #Tasmania
A Senate Committee made up of Labor, Liberal, Green and Xenophon Senators has reached an historic agreement on how we can move forward and achieve marriage equality. It shows we can put aside partisanship and come together to balance competing views and competing rights and freedoms to achieve a just and sensible outcome. All we need now is for members of all parties to be allowed to do their job, and come on to the floor of parliament and vote.
A big part of the journey towards better mental health is discovering what you personally find effective. 16 year old Keira Bailey recently shared her homemade mental health tracker online – a simple and effective way to monitor your daily mood and visually remind yourself that that bad days will pass. What works for you? For more ideas, connect with others in our Online Forums: bb.org.au/2jBMCUV
“I don’t understand- why does nobody want me? Why am I still here? I’ve always tried to be friendly and kind to everyone, but no one has come for me yet. I’ve lived life in the fast lane, but now that I’m nearly 8 years old I thought I’d be able to relax and retire in a comfy safe home. But so far no one's interested 😢.
I’ve lived a sheltered life and haven’t experienced much of what life has to offer. I’m looking for that special person who is willing to give me a chance, and who will take the time to introduce me to new things slowly. I like other dogs and would be happy with a well matched canine friend, but unfortunately due to my history I can’t go to a home with cats or other small animals.
While I’m being treated so well by everyone here at RSPCA Peninsula, I still feel very alone and afraid. I just know my special someone is out there for me, just waiting for me like I’m waiting for them.”
Rose, 7 years old, 92 days at RSPCA Peninsula
🌹 Let's help Rose find a new home this weekend! Please share this post to help this beautiful girl ❤