Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter Nature

We've seen a Cooper's Hawk in our backyard during the winter months. It's been doing a number on the rabbits and birds. Tuesday it mauled some kind of bird on our deck railing leaving a bloody feathery mess.

I don't mind really, animals are amazing to watch. I wish the hawk much success thinning the population of rabbits. Maybe a few squirels too!

So I was surprised Wednesday to get these pictures of a Golden Eagle in an email. I don't know who took the pictures or where but Thank You just the same. What an awesome display of nature.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nasi Lemak

This looks really really good. Drop by Lincolnite and check out this post. The pictures are beautiful and the food looks delicious. I'll be doing some research for recipes and try to make some of these dishes. For sure some nasi lemak, the Malay national dish. Coconut milk cooked rice with chicken, peanuts, anchovies and hot sauce. Mmmm! I love the smiley face in the tomato slice.

Thanks Mr. T for letting me use one of your pictures!

Hey, how are you?

Well that was an interesting Holiday Season wasn't it? I don't mind snow, I have a snowblower. It might get warm enough today to get some more white stuff off the end of our driveway. How about the frost the last couple of days? Wasn't it beautiful! Went for a drive this morning and took a few pictures. Saw wild turkeys, hawks and lots of critter tracks.
Now that the holidays are over, we can get back to cooking and trying new things. The last couple of weeks we've enjoyed old favorites. Palak paneer, pecan crusted tenderloin with sweet red onion marmalade, pork quesadillas and quite a few chicken dishes. The cold weather called for wholesome comfort food, especially after a day of sledding!
The month is half over but I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!