Saturday, February 26, 2011

Potager Y 'mascot' captured


Have been trying to capture this cutie for a long time...
The Daurian Redstart is a migratory bird, coming to our potager only in the winter season...
Each morning as we are having breakfast, he comes around...  
He was resting on a wooden pane for about 15 minutes...
Feeling comfortable and un-bothered by the clicking sounds of the shutter, the birdie let out droppings on three occasions...
Here, our Potager Mascot struts his wings and continues to frolick in the morning sun...

Been extremely occupied on the weekends with collecting and splitting wood for our newly acquired wood stove...
So much so that I had little time to attend to the potager... and blogging of course...
My suweeto-haaato as usual, cooks up a hearty dinner...
Shrimp-avacodo salad, with fresh lettuce from the potager...
Urmmm... lovely, lovely...

(As requested by Theanne and p3chandan, here is the recipe as narrated by my missus... very simple and easy, she says...)
1. De-shell and de-vein the shrimps... boil shrimps with a little white wine for about 2 or 3 minutes...
2. Cut avocado into bite size
3. Chop onions finely
4. Lay lettuce on plate, and put shrimp and avacado on the lettuce...
5. Sprinkle chopped onions on top of shrimp and avocado
6. Put vinegar on above
7. Add a little mayonaise, a dash of ketchup, and some black pepper for taste
8. Finito


We have loads of narcissus plants in our garden...
I just love to poke my nose near them as their fragrance is heavenly...  
I am quite amused to learn of the Greek mythology whereby the handsome Narcissus became overly obsessed with his own image... apparently he kneeled and gazed at his own reflection in a pool of water... he fell and drowned...