Good 45º clear sunny morning.
It was so nice to see the sunshine yesterday after that wild thunderstorm in the early morning hours! We stayed clear and sunny and warmed to 81º.
I love clouds and this looked like a small mean little guy going to bite the foot or tail of the big guy, whose mouth is open screaming!
There was this little deer laying down by the barn... usually they do this in the summer for the shade.
Pictures of the Day.........
These were pigeons on the Empire State Building in NY when I was there with Deputies On The Go for a cruise in 2008 and my pal Joan Petitclair gave me a personal tour of NY.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Only oil obtained solely from the fruit of an olive tree gets named olive oil. Oils listed as "virgin" are those extracted using mechanical means only that do not cause alterations in the oil. Olive oil grades do not include oils extracted using any sort of solvents or any mixtures of oil from other sources, such as seeds or nuts. Topping the list is extra-virgin olive oil. This particular oil has no defects and its positive attributes are greater than zero and ranks as the highest quality grade of olive oil. Source: http://www.amazingoliveoil.com/
I LOVE olive oil. Get mine at Costco. I put it on so many things. It's actually good on just about everything!
This is easy and good, if you like white fish....
- 2 tilapia fillets (or other white fish fillets)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 splash dry white wine
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- 1/2 lemon (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 small peperoncini peppers (sliced, optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
- Season the fish with salt and pepper.
- Heat the oil and butter in a pan.
- Add the fish and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side and set aside.
- Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
- Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon slices, capers and peperoncinis and simmer to reduce the liquids by half.
- Stir in the butter and pour over the fish and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Special birthday today.....Wilsonite Gil Zavala, husband of Mary Fancher. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIL!!
Historically this date
1960 – Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
And births this date include....
1922 – Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)
Dinner was a breaded veal patty topped with sweet chili sauce, sauteéd mushrooms, and an ear of corn. YUMMMO!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo