Picnicking Birds


Seen on the Internets

This is the Astronomy Picture of the Day.  Can you see the dolphin cloud?

Gyro Rehab

I processed those inedible lamb nuggets and added some ground beef along with pureed onions, garlic, and Greek spices.  Shaped into thin patties they browned nicely in olive oil.
The tomatoes were Cherokee Purples, bought at the farmer’s market Saturday. I have no idea where or how they were grown, they were the only tomatoes of any kind on offer and we were glad to see them.
The round loaves aren’t pitas although what the difference may be is not clear to me. They are onion naan. We like them for gyros and other uses, they make a decent grilled cheese sammich.

Stir Fry

I’ve already cooked the beef that will go back in with the broccoli and peppers.There are all kinds of recipes for basic brown sauces.  I tend to add dollops of this and splashes of that.  Soy sauce and rice vinegar will get you pretty far.  Add sesame oil, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, ginger, black bean sauce, on on and on…
We’re using basmati rice these days, the rice cooker works just fine for it. Add some green cardamom pods to the rice as it cooks. Smells great!