Wednesday, 30 May 2012

News of the Day

I've been thinking a lot lately about how I share information and conversation with my on line friends, and about how I can bring some day to day interest to my blog.  I decided I'm going to try a "News of the Day" post.  You won't find world events here, but you will find whatever shiny things my magpie mind has picked up along the way.  :)

It was rainy here today, but even wet days have a beauty all their own.  I do love our eagles, and they are very busy along the shoreline these days.  This one was flying so low that I thought his wing tips were going to brush the surface of the water!

Today I started my day with a little pancake love.    

Over the Big Moon shared a handy tip for making weekday breakfasts quick and easy. 

I indulged in a little bragging about my brother.  He's a Member of the Legislative Assembly and has been participating in BC's annual Bike to Work Week.  He lives in Duncan and has been riding all the way to the the legislature in Victoria, a trip that includes riding over the Malahat mountain (352 meters/1155 feet at the summit) every day!  Here’s what he had to say on Facebook this morning:

I'm a little tired after having done the Bike To Work Week from Duncan to the legislature every day this week. Down Monday, down and back Tuesday and down today. I will do down and back tomorrow for a total of six passes over the Malahat and 372km. On Friday I will do a round trip Duncan, Ladysmith, Duncan for a total of about 425km for Bike to Work Week this year. I encourage everyone to get on your bike and ride. Its good for you, good for the environment and its "One Less Car". Plus...It’s so much fun!”

You've got to admit that's pretty darned impressive!

Lots of nice people shared my work today.  Mama Chocolate was kind enough to recommend my Puffy Omelette with Cheddar and Chives on her Facebook page.  She's one of the hosts of Delicious Dish Tuesday, a fun linky party I participate in every week.

Lady Behind the Curtain, host of Cast Party Wednesday, and Printabelle, host of the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party, both chose my recipe for Roasted Asparagus and Butter Crumbed Eggs as one of their party features for the week. I'm honoured! 

I came across some excellent kitchen tips today.

I don't usually link to videos but the title of How to Julienne Carrots Without Losing Your Fingers made this one from Beyond the Peel hard to resist. :) 
Good knife skills make your kitchen time so much easier!

Here's another good one, from A Life Unprocessed, on how to make a perfect frozen banana.

The 36th Avenue posted a link to this quote, illustrated by Spiritually Speaking
on Facebook today. I like it a lot

SweetArt Supplies shared a creamy salad dressing from Mesa de Vida this afternoon.  The dressing, made with Greek yogurt and avocado, looks both tasty and nutritious.  I didn't make it this evening, but I'm sure to make it soon.

All in all, a pretty good day I think.  :) 
I hope all is well in your world too.


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Pam from Over the Big Moon said...

Thanks so much for featuring our Pancake post!


Aunt B said...

My pleasure Pam. Thank you for sharing your clever idea. :)

yummychunklet said...

I love how the mini German pancakes look!

Aunt B said...

Me too! Who wouldn't want to sit down to a breakfast as pretty as that? :)

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

I really enjoyed this post - great photos and you have shared some excellent links too! Your News of The Day is a really good idea :)

I'm seriously impressed with your brother's commitment to Bike to Work week, that is one heck of a commute by bike!

Aunt B said...

Thank you April. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm pretty impressed by my brother's commitment too. It's not something I'd take on. He loves biking though. Even after all that riding during the week, he's committed to a bike race on Gabriola Island this weekend. Pretty good for a guy on the other side of 50! ;)