Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Poachers and Hurricanes.

A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to this picture and article. Her poached rhino xgoldcomment, they should all be shot, I do so agree. The picture shows a rhino and a calf killed by poachers who were after rhino horns (do calves even have horns?) - one poacher was shot, five were arrested, I don’t suppose they will get enough of a sentence to cause them any real distress although I agree with my friend, they should all be shot. Particularly those who remove the rhino horn when the poor animal is still alive. What creature deserves such torture? Maybe the poachers themselves? As members of the human race, we need to do something about this. Education is one very important aspect – teaching the buyers that rhino horn won’t do them a damned bit of good whatever they believe. No buyers, no poachers. If you are horrified at this picture, good, I hope it horrifies you enough to do something about it. Read more here.

On a lighter note, we both bowled pretty well yesterday considering how long it is since we last bowled. Other than our tournament on Thursday, we will only bowl once more before we go on vacation.

Irene has been and virtually gone although north Eastern Canada is still being pounded. However, there is another storm forming out in Katyathe Atlantic. If it becomes a hurricane it will be Katya. At the present time it is headed for the east coast of the United States, including North Carolina of course; just about arriving when we do. Matt thinks I shouldn’t get my knickers in a twist yet awhile, but one can’t help being concerned. This map comes from my programme TrackingtheEye.NET which I find very useful when travelling in hurricane prone areas. I used to have another programme when we lived in NC, but it will no longer work on modern computers, pity, it was a good little programme. Have you ever noticed some of the programmes which used to be available were better than some of the programmes around today?

Slow cooker or crockpot cooking isn’t a bad way to go in the warm weather. Admittedly things are cooling down a bit round here, but there are still lots of places having very warm weather.

Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken

Source: Cooking.com

6 ServingsLemon chicken

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6 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 3 pounds), skin removed

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/4 cup water

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Hot cooked rice


Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Combine the oregano, seasoned salt and pepper; rub over chicken.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken in butter; transfer to a 5 quart slow cooker.

Add water, lemon juice, garlic and bouillon to the skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Baste the chicken. Add parsley.

Cover and cook 15-30 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear. If desired, thicken cooking juices and serve over chicken and rice.

Have a great day


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