Saturday, February 2, 2008

Dogs and Cats Living together

In the old days, when Zooey was just a kitten, Molly had the advantage of weight and strength. Now, however, since Zooey has five very sharp ends and is fast and agile, she has Molly pinned in no time flat. It's kind of like Mexican wrestling but without the costumes and slightly hairier.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Coconut Cilantro Rice

I can't get over how good this was.

Cooked rice, a couple of cups, white, long grain

to this add a pureed mix of

1/2 cup lite coconut milk (may take more)
a clove of garlic
good handful of cilantro
squeeze of half a lime
fresh ginger

You can also toss in, though not pureed, some toasted unsweetened coconut.

top with green onions, quick stir fried with more garlic and ginger, other veg also stir fried, shrimp, chicken, tofu, ditto.

I did firm tofu dusted with Wondra flour, fried in very hot olive oil/butter, and I hate tofu. Really.

but crispied up dipped in leftover cilantro puree and I finished it off standing at the stove. (Molly helped some.)

I froze the leftover coconut milk in an ice cube tray. Martha would be proud.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Winter, continued

Semi frozen stream at Wolf's Neck State Park. Bright cold day with more of the same promised. Trails icy and treacherous for humans, Molly had no problem at all with her built in four wheel drive.

The high bush cranberry, still holding on to its berries. As long as we feed the birds they don't have to resort to them, but they're there as a backup in case we let them down.. .I have seen the turkeys go for these even when there is other food around, but maybe turkeys have a natural affinity for cranberries.

Little frozen wren found outside without any marks in the snow to indicate what happened. It looked like it had just fallen from the sky.

I think I am spending more time reading and thinking about knitting than actually working my two sticks and string. I love the stuff they have at Morehouse Farm and may be buying this. Although the Snowfall scarf, the Alligator scarf, the Lobster claw mittens and at least a dozen other things look enticing, too.
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