Bixby Update: Happy News

Bixby just a few days ago still unable to stand

What a difference a few days make. Continue reading

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Spring Duck Eggs

Mabel has been adding to the egg count daily. Hers are blue. How am I overrun with eggs when they only give me two a day? I’ve had to add another bowl. BTW, I made that heart bowl.


 

Quick and Easy Skillet Buffalo Chicken

I really like to whip up quick flavorful dinners.  Buffalo chicken is a favorite and I’m always experimenting with making it better.  This time I tossed the chicken in seasoned potato starch and thought it was the ingredient that had been missing. It makes the chicken pieces crisp up nicely and added a depth of flavor beyond the sauce.

It is great served over rice, salad, mashed or baked potatoes, drizzled with bleu cheese dressing and a side of celery.  All the flavor of wings without the prep time or mess.

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English Muffin Toast

This bread is so easy to make and even at this altitude, it’s moist and fluffy.  No kneading and a quick mix and it’s ready to rise. I’m making it again tomorrow.

English Muffin Bread

  • 12-3/4 ounces bread flour
  • 1/2 ounce sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 8 ounces milk
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil
  • cornmeal, to sprinkle in pan

bowl, loaf pan

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Bixby Diaries: Bixby is Struggling

I have been bad and not updated you on an issue with Bixby.

Here’s the big guy:

Bixby was at the emegency vet on Wednesday due to excessive vomiting. Things went downhill from there. He had a rare and yet devasting reaction to the anti-nausea medication. So rare, it took a lot of research and ignoring a lot of veterinarians and trusting my instincts to figure it out. Because of course, I watched it happen in real time. Continue reading