Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I'm gonna eat you little fishies..........

Is what Meetso would say if he could talk like you and me or the guy from Red Dwarf. That's a favorite show of mine in case you have no idea. Its a British comedy/scifi/sitcom. One of those rare funny shows that come every once in a while. Like the BigBangThrory. Now if they ever made a new version of the north American Red Dwarf, the guys from the BigBangThrory would be a perfect match. Although there probably would be some differences in story and character arcs. There was an attempt earlier to make a north American version but it only got as far as a pilot show. You can see an example of the show yourself on YouTube and then you'll know why. But then everyone's opinion is different. Who knows?

Anyways just some more fall pics which were taken on a Friday several months ago. Naturally every one has fish on Friday in this family so I gave him some nice recently defrosted smelts for him to enjoy. He prefers the smelts over any salt water fish and I don't blame him since the stuff that comes out of the sea always has this funky smell by the time it reaches our area. Tends to taste like it too. Personally my favorite seafood, is shrimp and any other crustacean. He likes shrimp as well but that’s an every once in a while treat for him and for me as well. 

 Ooooo fish. I'm gonna eat you little fishies..........^
 Any more????..........^

 Guess not. Then no more pics for you ;) ..........^

Friday, January 17, 2014

Poke weed

For some reason I'm always calling these “Pick weed” But its actually called “Poke weed” Not sure why again. More pics from that late fall walk I took months ago. In the same area when I took pics of those Jewish artichokes or those flowers in the same family as the sunflower.
A very nice and tantalizing looking plant with juicy and tasty looking berries. But if you find these your self some time, please don't eat them. I don't want to be responsible for what happens next. They are poisonous after all. But at least they're still tasty for the eyes.

 In other news, I entered Meetso in a cutest pet contest. I hope he wins something. ;)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Have some leftovers. They're still good.

New year but leftover photos from last year.
Hoping for a better year this year but it seems I say that every year and it only gets worse and worse. Sigh....... oh well. But still hopeful.

Yeah I have some photos yet to be shown form another one of my walks which were taken late fall if I remember correctly. And here they are. They are of some flowers that are in the same family as the sun flower. Found them in a small park with a few areas that have some brush, trees and a few backyards of some houses. The flowers are called The Jewish Artichoke. Not sure why that is because they look nothing like an artichoke. But they are edible. The root the most edible, is very much like a potato and can be eaten like one if boiled or eaten raw like a cucumber. At least that's what I saw in a foraging book. I have yet to try that.
That bit of info could come in handy someday or maybe something you wanted to know and try out of curiosity. But the best time to dig up one of these is just after a frost so you're out of luck this time. In the book they recommend to locate one in the summer then soon after the first frost dig up and then use. Sounds good to me.
When I took these pics, there were even some bumble bees still on them but very sleepy from the cold.
Even managed to save a few seeds in a bag. Going to see if I can grow some in the back yard this year. 

If your wondering what I was up to during the holidays, not much. Made a fruit cake inspired by a fruit cake I ate last year that my mom bought from church. Normally I don't like fruit cake like the majority of society because of those dried citrus peels, other crap and over all heaviness of fruit cake. But this one was the best I’ve ever eaten. So I tried to emulate it and it turned out pretty great but it just didn't have the punchlines of the other. Understandable since I didn't exactly have any real rum or bourbon on hand. I had this not even real, ancient extract of rum that's been in the cabinet for who knows how long. Mom and her love of artificial extracts. Oh well, hopefully I can get some of the real stuff next year.