A Wish in Paris

Blau and her entourage are inside of a trench. There is a war going on in Paris, for which some specially selected German soldiers have been recruited. The year is 1941 and Blau is wearing an emerald serpent locket that enables her to time-travel, whenever she needs it. Her team are all wearing some form of jewellery or the other, that helps them to hook onto Blau’s magical powers, granted because of her heritage serpent locket.
Blau: There have been some news reports that Adolf is relentless in his campaign!
Soldier: What does that mean for us? Is Paris going to fall?
Blau: No! But it looks like we might be here for a while, in this trench, having warm soup and nothing else!
Soldier:…I can see movement infront of me near the Paris gates. It looks like a woman!
Blau: She doesn’t look French! Is she a Russian on the warpath or something?
Soldier: Her scarf on her head and dull overcoat would suggest she’s poor and probably lost. Did she know that it’s freezing here too? I can see no more than white stockings on her feet!
Blau: I think she is just confused about Paris !
Soldier: We need to dive down so that she does not notice us!
An eerie music soon starts to play…
Soldier: What is that?
Blau: Shhhhhh!
The Young Woman: Hello George!
George: What are you doing here? I asked you to go hide yourself, Natalie!
Natalie: I will not do any such thing! Did you bring me the money to pay for my divorce proceedings?
George: I did! Here you go!…I am worried about you!
Natalie: Why? Because you finally decided to care about your mistress, now that your rising in the ranks? Thought to maybe send some kindness my way since our child is still without a father as you celebrate your success all the time?
George: I read in the papers you want to go to the press about our son! Why will you do that when I have been sending money?
Natalie: We do not need your money George!
At that moment, a gun shot is heard throughout the Arc de Triomphe and George falls to the ground; Natalie tucks in her gun in her overcoat.
Natalie: No one will ever know our little secret! How you took a job that belonged to my husband as I watched him suffer all his life before death discovered him! He deserved that government post George! Do you know how humiliated I was? How humiliating it was to see someone as unworthy as you do things I could never do? You had everything I never had – happiness at every chance and then you took away the one chance I had to better my life, my beloved husband and made him unable to even look after us!
Natalie then walks away as Blau and her team sit inside the trenches, shocked!


The Roti-Lover

A White Cup of Hot Chocolate!!!

Whale and Hot Dog are watching television adverts, still.
Whale: One of my favourite meals is spaghetti, with sliced frankfurters! I think it is the most delicious meal…oh look, it’s strange advert#2 on national television!
Advert: Once upon a time there was a young princess, who made the most delicious spongecakes ever tasted! She lived atop a mountain in Paris and her shop was recognized amongst the townsfolk as that sweet goodness, that had never been compromised on! Her cakes have the ability to make you forget all your troubles because they look like a train, when they should look like a car! It is this precise hilarity that makes the cakes look that appetizing and taste even better! Mrs. Doubtful does no lies, sells no lies, makes no lies, unless you are such a tease you wish to be her regular customer because she is so friendly, you will need a whole new range of teacups to do time with her as a friend, because she secretly loves a roti-wrap of vegetables to fill her time of being chatty!

The Magic Potion Advert

Thanksgiving Treats Yo…

Whale and Hot Dog are taking a break from all of the Thanksgiving dinner preparation today and watching television. Their favourite adverts are playing, while they both rest their feet on the coffee-table.
Whale: Look, it’s that strange advert again, I have been telling you about…it mentions surprising “national sentiment against the #amazing Aung San Suu Yii”…
Advert: Hi there! Have you ever been in love? If you have then why don’t you try our ‘Magic Potion’ drink? It is sure to be the perfect drink companion to your date at a restaurant, as you catch up on each other and talk about what is happening in Burma and how much you wish you had less to frown about it? As you get dressed in a crisp, white shirt and she dresses in a white dress, with a daffodil stuck to it, as a corsage, remember with ‘Magic Potion’ how much you love to be with each other, so much school activities take a backseat, so much your latest paper on geography, what you adore, is the easiest thing you have done since each other, this weekend! Do buy Magic Potion – it will ensure the two of you never, ever break up!

Toasted Butter On Mashed Potatoes

Butter on Potatoes!

Whale and Hot Dog are busy with the Thanksgiving dinner still. They have finished making the lemonade, with a little measurement help from Whale and are now concentrating on the mashed potato.
Whale: There is no way this dish of mashed potatoes is going to need more than three teaspoons of butter!
Hot Dog: I want to add more! Is it unsalted?
Whale: Yes, it is! But more would make it too buttery?
Hot Dog: So, what if it has too much butter? Jack’s has twelve teaspoons – he just IM’ed me!
Whale: What’s “IM’ed” me? And are you sure that’s the correct amount?
Hot Dog: Yup! IM’ed = Instant Messaged me! I was playing with Fang and Paws when he told me that he might end up in the trash can again if he doesn’t make that sixteen spoons!
Whale:…But what about the potato? They sound like they hate theirs! You don’t want to taste yours?
Hot Dog: I do! But I want mine to have more butter!
Whale: (hushed voice) I can toast the butter and fry the onions in them, and Dog will never know…

Thanksgiving Lemonade

Lemonade in Autumn!

Whale is busy preparing for Thanksgiving. He has roasted the turkey and now wants to make the potatoes and he loves his mashed, with butter and olive oil.
Whale: I love how the turkey is nicely roasted with the basting still keeping the dish red enough!
Hot Dog: Want me to help out?
Whale: Yes! Why don’t you make some lemonade for us?
Hot Dog: In the winter?
Whale: Why you cannot have lemonade in the winter?
Hot Dog: No, you can but it is typically associated with summer!
Whale: I think lemonade would be good as an appetizer drink! Let me get your apron…
Hot Dog: I don’t need it…
Whale: But I already got it and look it has a cupcake saying “Yo”!
Hot Dog: Don’t do that!

Pyramids & Street Culture

Around The Globe On A Festive Sleigh…

Whale and Hot Dog are gossiping about exotic countries today, whilst reading Shakespeare.
Whale:…and that is why Juliet was a maiden so pure of heart and words, Romeo forgot all about Rosaline!
Hot Dog: Mmmm…which would you say is your favourite exotic country? Point at our globe and say! I’ll spin it first for you! I like doing that sometimes!
The globe is spinning…
Whale: I like India.
Hot Dog: My favourite is Egypt!
Whale: Really? Why?
Hot Dog: They have pyramids, which I find very fascinating!
Whale: Aren’t you a little Howard Carter?
Hot Dog: I also love stories about the Nile and Pharaohs! What do you like about India?
Whale: I like the food, their love for colour and the culture!
Hot Dog: You mean the street culture?
Whale: Yeah! I also wanted to see it improve because it’s a helpless state!
Hot Dog: Yeah! We should really thank the bureaucracy present in the Indian subcontinent for doing that to a former British colony!
Whale: I think that they have only been interested in looting India because they feel that they are not worth a peaceful life!…the tragedy was just how Romeo felt because of Romeo’s estranged separation from Juliet!

Healthy Eating 101

The most difficult thing about eating healthy is the kind of dishes that you have to pick from. How do you know if the right dishes are going to be the real tasty ones or do you have to compromise again and suck a lemon, dive into a bowl of skimpy salad or drink a lot of apple juice?

Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Crunchy Tortilla Topping

This dish is vegetarian, so there’s no headache of calories but because of the spicy nature from the chiptole chilli, there’s Greek yoghurt thrown in for a cooling effect.

Adobo Chicken Fried Rice

Grilled rice as fried rice is served chilled, with spicy-sweet chicken, green onion rice. How exotic!

Seafood Risotto

Rich and creamy risotto is delicious and healthy. Serve it with salad and bread.

Pan-Seared Scallops on Linguine

Creamy and tangy, this is a dish of fish that sports a silky-smooth glow, which is just so perfect tasting with bread.

Chicken with Prosciutto and Tomatoes Over Polenta

This is a dish of breaded chicken thighs seasoned with sage and white wine, a tomato mixture, served on polenta.