Monday, August 1, 2016

Smiley Volcano, Trump Tree, Back Ache,

I was astounded at the Smiley Face in a Hawaiian volcano, Kilauea. I gather the video has gone viral.


This volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983. The video was taken by a local helicopter pilot.

Then there is the tree that looks like Donald Trump. The photograph was taken in Hereford, England by a young photographer. 


There is a second picture taken from the other side which still looks like a Trump Tree.

As for my life, not much happening today, it being a holiday. I made some vegetable soup this morning and I have made a discovery, took me a while, but if I stand still in the kitchen chopping vegetables or something, my back ends up killing me. However, when I go to exercise class I am on my feet for much longer, but moving - no backache. Tonight I was waiting for the soup to heat and was jigging around to some music on the radio, guess what, no back pain. Guess I will have to learn to move when I am on my feet.

I remember a few years ago we were hunting for new recipes for pork tenderloin and couldn't find very much. Today things have changed and here is one which appealed to me.

Orange-Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

2 Tbs dark sesame oil, divided
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 12 equal slices
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 Tbs fresh orange juice
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, grated
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 Tbs sesame seeds, toasted
3 green onions, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch pieces

1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add pork slices to pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, soy sauce, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Return pork to pan, turn to coat on all sides. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

Servings: 4

Source: Cooking Light

Have a great day
 

14 comments:

  1. Interesting photos but I have to say that the tree reminds me more of Abraham Lincoln than Trump.

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    1. Yes, it does look like he has a beard doesn't it Helen?

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  2. I was going to say the same thing as Helen - I see Lincoln instead, especially with that chin.

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    1. I guess you could say both of them Alex, the photographer, a young Englishman probably has only seen thousands of Trump pix lately and may not even remember Lincoln pix.

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  3. I love pork tenderloin. I might have to try this recipe. I was told that sitting in one position, or standing still, causes compression in the lower spine. Kinda hard to chop vegetables while dancing though.

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    1. Me too Denise. Standing still gives me a problem, but sitting doesn't, I stop hurting the minute I sit. You're right it would be difficult.

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  4. I love the smiley face! I hadn't seen it yet...it's not been posted by anyone on FB. Maybe someone should chop down the Trump tree so that he doesn't win. lol

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    1. I love it too JoJo. What a good idea.

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  5. That is such a cute smiling volcano. I hadn't seen it before.

    betty

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    1. We saw it on TV originally Betty

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  6. That volcano face is nutty isn't it? I believe it has gone viral. All I can say is...poor tree. I should try to move around also since my back, hips and legs really hurt after making lettuce

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  7. Sorry about your back. Neat about the volcano.

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