Tuesday, June 08, 2010
rose water which adds rose flavor to a variety of dishes and cocktails. Many times I just add the fresh rose petals to compotes and jellies as they cook down to nothing and add just the slightest hint of rose scent. This time of year when the Roses and Rhubarb are the first fruits of the season I like to blend them together in tarts and muffins.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I was washing dishes a couple of weeks ago with all the kitchen windows open. I kept hearing this fluttering sound and was wondering what the dogs might be up to. It was a super hot day and every time I looked out the window they were just laying there in the cool spot in the flower bed on the side of the house. I kept hearing the fluttering and then all of a sudden I panicked. I thought one of them had caught a bird. I ran to the back door to see what exactly was going on when I saw a Robin fly in and land on Brody's side. She picked and pulled and filled her beak with his soft and downy white fur until he lifted his head and made a half-hearted attempt to snap at her. All I could think is those baby birds are going to have one very soft nest.
We have been watching another nest of Robins on the loading dock at work the last couple of weeks. They chose to make their nest in a very unfortunate place above the dumpster. Luckily there have been many eyes keeping watch over those babies the last few days as they have made their way from the nest. As we suspected the one in the photo above landed in the dumpster today and two co-workers jumped in to save him before the big truck showed up to empty the dumpsters.