Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Cooking Fish and Fungi with Coconut Milk

Stir fry until golden brown, one large sliced onion, then add a finely ground paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies

For this curry I'm going to try golden pomfret

When the mixture begins to stick to the pan, add a little turmeric powder and coconut milk, and continue stir frying till the mixture thickens. 
Then add the fish and fungi that has been washed and chopped up fine (the black stuff in the picture below is the fungi. Got this from Vietnam!)

Add the rest of the coconut milk and cook uncovered till the fish is cooked

Tastes like the green fish curry you get in some  Asian restaurants, only better!

Friday, 26 June 2015

♬ Burning music for the road #driving

This playlist is one out of many 

Daytona by Chris Rea is about the Ferrari 365 GTB4 unofficially known as the Ferrari Daytona

Three Hundred Horses by the legendary Slim Dusty
(Thankfully I have some of his music which is very hard to find around here)

Convoy by C.W. McCall

Speedway at Nazareth - Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris

Looking for the Summer by Chris Rea

Fill'er Up - Slim Dusty

Drive safe! 

♫ "But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover" - Lynn Anderson

"...So smile for a while and let's be jolly,
Love shouldn't be so melancholy,
Come along and share the good times while we can ..." 

- Lyrics by Joe South, song by Lynn Anderson

Get Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson on iTunes

What's a shorebird doing around here?

Saw seven rabbits on our evening walk now. Call it Rabbit Day!

But more interesting was this baby Killdeer learning to fly

And the mother was on the other side of the trail watching as we walked by

Below is a picture I took of a Killdeer at Yellowstone National Park. Very different terrain out there

See my other shots here 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Planning the next road trip

I can make my plans, but based on my past experiences,
It is the GOD who created thunder and lightning, 
Tornadoes and volcanoes, 
Tsunamis and super storms, 
Who will eventually make it happen.
So I have to ask HIM for guidance  

Some earlier road trips:

 Viking Trail, Newfoundland (5,900 kilometres)

 Canadian Rockies (9,800 kilometres)

"In their hearts humans plan their course,
But the LORD establishes their steps" - Proverbs 16:9

Sunday, 14 June 2015

♫ "Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?" - Joseph Scriven

Music is powerful and meaningful when it originates from the heart, and touches the hearts of others. 
So is true friendship.

Here is the true story behind the hymn What a friend we have in Jesus

"What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer! ...

... Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer"

- Joseph Scriven

Love Mahalia Jackson's rendition of this hymn

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Coyote on our evening walk

Been waiting to see Coyotes in the area, and finally on our evening walk just now ...

About 500 metres away ...

The Coyote was running alongside the trees, and I was running towards it to get a closer picture. And then it saw me and stopped 

Here is what it is probably after. We saw three of these ...

After about fifteen minutes of hide and seek, it appeared further down the trail 
(always good to spot wildlife before they spot you!)

And the coyote posed for this picture before disappearing into the evening

 Once upon a time, we saw foxes along with their cubs on the same route. 
Whether it's a Coyote or a coywolf, I'm not sure,
But truly happy to see it around here!

(Here's a painting I did of this coyote) 

Barbecuing Chicken and Pork for our guests

Have a good evening, whatever you are eating!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Ferrari F40 (1987)

Ferrari F40 (1987)

The Ferrari F40 was built from 1987 to 1992 to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary. 
It has a mid engine rear while drive configuration

2.9 L twin turbocharged engine delivering 471 hp

Back in the '90's it was the fastest and most expensive Ferrari on the road

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (60 mph) in 3.9 seconds

The F40 was the last Ferrari that was personally approved by Enzo Ferrari

Saturday, 6 June 2015

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" - Jesus

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" 
- Jesus

(John 10:10)

Thursday, 4 June 2015

"Like A Sparrow Dipped In Raspberry Sauce" - Roger Tory Peterson

The elusive and scared Purple Finch waiting for me to go back indoors.
It waited for about ten minutes ...

Until the brave Goldfinch came alongside to assure it that I was the one providing the sunflower seeds 

"Like A Sparrow Dipped In Raspberry Sauce"  -  that's how Roger Tory Peterson described the Purple Finch

If you don't already have this book, get Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America on Amazon