Chicken in de Ruff & A worthy cause

>> Saturday 31 May 2008

Fried Chicken

"Chicken in de ruff" is how chicken and chips used to be known long ago in my homeland, Guyana. The term was derived from the texture of the fried chicken - rough, rustic and very crunchy. This week, I thought I'd share with you my take on this favourite dish which is reproduced throughout the world in numerous fast food establishments, each putting their special touch to it. Perhaps you too have your own secrets of making crispy, crunchy fried chicken? Don't worry, I won't ask you to share the family secrets :) but I'll be happy to share mine, just drop me a line if you'd like the recipe. Click here to read the column.

I eat bananas regulary and earlier in the year, I saw this recipe for banana mousse over at my dear friend Valentina (aka Stella & Sweet Temptations). As soon as I read the title of the post: For Banana Lovers Only, I knew she meant people like me. Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe. Instead of the Cointreau called for in the recipe, I used some excellent West Indian dark rum; of course I added a little more than the recipe called for. :))

Banana Mousse

And now to the worthy cause.

This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow at Figs With Bri.

Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.

She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.

The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fundraiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.

This month’s theme is: YELLOW for Bri

Yellow is the colour of hope. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.

The entries can be viewed here. The deadine for entries is June 30, 2008. The fundraiser will extend until July 15, 2008. The target amount is $12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise. There's a raffle with exciting prizes on offer. After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site.

Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.

This month’s photo contest also has some prizes. Details here. You can support this campaign by donating to the fundraiser, by participating in CLICK: the photo event, and by publicising this event.

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