Saturday, January 8, 2011

Birds, Birds, Birds. Golden Voice, Technology

I was reminded today about the odd story concerning hundreds of birds dropping dead from the sky in both Louisiana and Arkansas on different days. Plus reports from a woman in Kentucky who found dozens of dead birds in her yard. They are examining the birds to see if they can see why this is happening, but I must admit, my first thoughts were of Glenda Larke’s book Gilfeather where something similar happens. If you haven’t read the book, I won’t tell you what happens.

Another story in the news was that of a homeless man who has a ‘golden voice’. In fact we saw an interview the other dTed Williamsay; he used to be on radio as an announcer at one time but fell on hard times through drugs and alcohol, etc. but he is now 2 years clean. His name is Ted Williams and since he was discovered he has been offered all kinds of jobs using his voice. Read the full story here where you can also hear him speak.

There was a segment on GMA today talking about cell phone and technology and saying how much more advanced the rest of the world was compared to the US (and by extension Canada). I had already been told cell phones were much cheaper in the UK, it appears that is the case in much of the rest of the world and the apps available are much better. Africa in particular is very advanced in their use of cell phones which did surprise me. In Dubai they have built a complex which uses smart pod cars for transit, these do not have drivers and are considered to be very “green”. Their hi speed internet access is much more widely available and much faster than what is available here.

I thought I would pass on a Kraft healthy recipe today for an easy breakfast. Obviously they are advertising Kraft products, but you can replace with what is available in your area.

Tex-Mex Morning Scramble


4 servings

What You NeedTex-Mex_Breakfast_Scramble

2 cups cholesterol-free egg product

1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese

1 green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

1/2 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa

Make It

BEAT egg product and cottage cheese with whisk until well blended; set aside.

COOK vegetables in medium nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 2 to 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

ADD egg mixture and Cheddar; cook on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until egg mixture is set, stirring frequently. Serve topped with salsa.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion

Serve with cantaloupe slices or your favorite fruit.

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