April 2005 Archives

Bright birds, dancing birds

No bears yet, but they've been seen around other lakes. When this last bag of seeds runs out, that's it!

Some lovely gold and purple finches have been hanging out:

colourful finches

And the other day there must have been a big fly hatch in the lake because these swallows were dancing on the surface all day!

dancing swallows

If you want to see a little movie of them, I put it here:

Swallow dance

It's a 2Meg file so it takes a little while to load.

Never Fail Hollandaise

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2T lemon juice

Gently melt butter and cool to room temp but still keep it as liquid.

Beat egg yolks until thick and pale.

Add salt and cayenne and beat again.

Add cooled butter 1tsp at a time, beating to make sure it's blended before adding the next tsp.

After each 4tsp, add 1tsp lemon juice. Continue slowly until all butter and juice are used.

Cover and refrigerate. Use on your vegetables.

Some anniversay pics








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