Monday, June 7, 2010

Isn't this a cute friend?! Allen had to relocate him. He makes the dog bark all night, stinks the house area, and is a threat to our chickens. He enjoys living in our compost pile. What you see in this picture are our two compost bins. The one on the left was a freecycle gift, and the one on the right is full and waiting to be emptied (it is very heavy and takes two people to rotate it).

Added later: I feel the need to clarify something. If you are wondering how this skunk enjoys our compost pile...he digs under the bin and climbs up in. See the brick next to him? No matter how many bricks Allen put around it, that skunk would just dig a deeper and longer tunnel!

We have one more furry friend we'd like to relocate...a much bigger skunk who is all albino! Hopefully he won't be cute so we won't mind relocating him.

Tonight I experimented and made up a new recipe...Sourdough Tempura. It was delicious! These are the chicken strips (above)...
...and these are zucchini, red peppers, and onions. I would like to try shrimp, broccoli, green beans (blanched first), and mushrooms.
Maggie and Lizzie made these two sauces that were excellent. The green dressing on the left is called Basil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. This has a snappy vinegary taste. The dressing on the right is called Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing. This recipe is very similiar to the typical dressing you would find in a Japanese/Korean restaurant. These made delicious dipping sauces for the tempura.

I was very pleased that the tempura barely absorbed any oil. I didn't deepfry but did a 1/4" fry. I used my 15" cast iron skillet...and that takes a lot of oil to fill it up!

We just finished our nighttime swimming. It was a little cool because of yesterday's rain. So far this year we have not seen any bats swimming in our pool...very unusual!

Anna got contact lens today, so that was today's big excitement. I am glad that only two of my children need to wear glasses. PTL

Enjoy your week. Many blessings ~ Kathie


Anonymous said...

The food looks wonderful. I'm always fascinated by the unusual foods you create. Delicious!


Heather MacQ said...

I need to know how Alan relocated the skunk! We had a skunk last year that was causing problems and were worried we'd have to relocate him.

Anonymous said...

Relocated... straight to skunk heaven? LOL!