How to be Alone

Are you alone right now? Embrace it, you never know what will come to you.

Cuz if you’re happy in your head than solitude is blessed and alone is okay.

Jamie Oliver :: TED Talks

Sticking with a food theme for March, Jamie Oliver was awarded the 2010 TED Prize Winner, earlier this month. There’s so much about him that I like; his cookbooks are fabulously designed, I love my Jamie Oliver pots and pans, and watch him on the telly when I can. His passion for kids and food is inspiring. In the past few years he has really brought to light the problem with the food industry and school food programs and that’s what he address in his talk.

One of my favourite Jamie recipes is Tray baked chicken Maryland. It’s chicken breast stuffed with banana, wrapped in pancetta and baked in cream and corn. It may sound odd but it’s delicious.  CLICK HERE for the recipe. (I’m sorry, I didn’t take a picture after it was cooked.)

Gamers move over

I’m not a gamer by any means, though there are a hand full of games I love and the rest frustrate me to no end. I miss the two dimensional days of Mario for Nintendo and Tetras. I have found a 3D game with no boundaries that I enjoy. It’s Flower for the PS3.

This game can be downloaded right from the PlayStation Store through the conceal itself. The concept of the game is you are the wind. Which you control by moving the controller and pushing just one button. Simple. You collect petals as you blow past trails of blossoms. It’s up lifting as you move through the levels changing what was once brown fields into lovely colour. I love it and have to laugh when I find myself leaning into the game.

“Reviewers praised the game’s music, visuals, and gameplay, calling it a unique and compelling emotional experience. It was named the “best independent game of 2009” at the Spike Video Game Awards, and won the “Casual Game of the Year” award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.” [wikipedia]