Friday, May 6, 2011

Cooking - Poached Eggs

This morning I felt like poached eggs for brekkies, and I didn't feel like going out to a restaurant. Can't be that difficult to make, I thought. Now, I can make delish soup, and stew, and I've been known to do a good omellette (occasionally). But, poached eggs is something new. So, off to google I went. This is what I got -  I like that they have pictures.  I did use the mason jar ring because I was afraid I would make a congealed mess if I plonked the eggs straight into the boiling water.  I did not use vinegar - just straight water.  It worked!  My poached eggs looked the same as the picture depicted on the linked recipe.  Really!  It did.  I can now make poached eggs.  They are less fattening, and one gets a better taste of the yummy yolk.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

News - A long time coming

Bin Laden is no more.  Gone to feed the fish.  I don't know whether it was the right thing to bury him at sea, but it's done now ... he cannot be exhumed from water.  I watched the people celebrating at Ground Zero, NY square, and at the White House (I'm sure in many other places too) on tv, and I am so uncomfortable with applauding the death of a life, no matter how despised.  But, he is gone.  I am curious to know who will replace him.  Terrorism is not over, and never will be.  It's just the intensity that varies, and where it shows it's ugly face.

I think of that day on September 11, 2001 and the images remembered.  How sad and unnecessary all those deaths were.  But, we all must die, and those families and friends left behind will be reunited with their loved ones in time. 

I pray that the hearts of those who plan for the deaths of others, will be softened and calmer heads prevail.  I pray for the soldiers who went to war because of this outrageous attack on America, whether wisely sent or not.  I pray for all the leaders of the world to humble themselves, and know that they will one day be judged according to their actions.  I pray for love and peace.  Amen.

Yellow daisies

Yellow daisies
taken in Nanaimo

White daisies

White daisies
field of daisies taken in Nanaimo