Two news clips from yesterday:
- I. Turtle cooks up seaweed jelly.
- II. Trouble ships a sharp pointy thing to Cuca.
I. The 49-Cent Solution
Yesterday I stopped in at the cheapie grocery store for a few basic things, and saw these little bags of Irish Moss for 99 cents. Couldn’t help myself.
Checking the Internet, I learned that after you’ve seen Prince Edward Island’s Anne of Green Gables attraction, you can skip over to the Irish Moss Interpretive Centre. Harvesting this seaweed used to be quite the industry.
The web site, Harvests of Prince Edward Island, includes half a dozen recipes for using Irish Moss. I chose the easiest one, simply called “Irish Moss Dessert“. It uses half the little bag of grocery store goodness, three cups of milk, an egg, and a bit of sugar and vanilla. I’ve tipped the bowl in the next photo to show that the dessert has indeed jelled overnight. The thin foamy top is from whipping the egg white and folding it into the mixture. Under the foamy top, the dessert is a bit more golden in colour (from the yolk), but almost as foamy — a nice, light texture.
I realize it’s called “dessert”, but there’s only 2 Tbsp sugar for the whole batch, so I’m putting a little apple butter on mine, making a pair of toast, and calling it breakfast! (I would suggest maple syrup, but we’re almost out — E.g. and Jack can fight over it this morning 🙂 ) .
II. Diamonds, Dogs, and Destruction
One of my blogfriends, Dennis the Vizsla, has a kitty sibling named Trouble. Trouble obviously has a seafaring background, having recently shown his prowess in both knot tying and shipping waybills. He has also decided to send my cat, Cuca, a Brillante award, with the request that Cuca pass it on to seven other deserving bloggers (read: cats). My list may have to veer dangerously towards the non-feline; we’ll see in a moment. Anyway, here’s the award:
So, other recipients! Umm… umm…
1. Urban Thought, at Urban Observation, a cool cat in the big city of New York.
2. Themarvelousinnature, who’s always writing about the best cat toys (birds and moths) .
3. Eyegillian, at The Unwound Road, who’s started anteing up into the kitty towards the purchase of a backyard.
4. The Right Blue, who recently posted about Tiger Sharks.
5. Elizabeth, Wearing Stilettos and Living on a Farm, whose cats Franklin and Chloe figured in a song in my July 26th entry.
6. Shelley, at Yasashiikuma, who breeds ear groomers for cats.
7. Livingisdetail, at One Little Detail, who slinks silently through city and countryside, stalking the perfect picture, and then curls up in the library to source information for her stories.
How’s that, Trouble? And who’s that at the door, and why are they asking me to put on my wellies and come with them? Uh-oh.