Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rubber Ducky, Hunting Orca.

A giant rubber duck sailed into the Port of Los Angeles where they are holding a tall ships festival. I remember seeing this before somewhere, it’s, or they, t here’s more than one, have been around for a few  years, but it’s always funny to see. The floating artwork was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in 2007.
It doesn’t say how this is propelled unless that is a tug towing it, I can’t quite tell. How would you like that in your bath?

I'm saying nothing about bowling!!!

Another snippet in the news is a picture of an Orca flipping a sea lion into the air. I feel so sorry for the sea lion who at the beginning of the clip was sheltering by a fishing boat which then decided to move off allowing the Orca to get close to it. The Orca flipped it 6 metres into the air apparently.

Here’s a slightly different version of a Gazpacho which is one of my favourite summer soups.

Golden Gazpacho with Avocado

Food and Wine
 Golden Gazpacho

This fresh, tangy, yellow-tomato gazpacho comes together quickly in the blender. A jalapeño adds subtle heat.

  1. 2 pounds yellow or orange cherry tomatoes, halved
  2. 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Pepper
  7. Diced avocado and tortilla chips, for serving
  1. In a blender, puree the halved tomatoes and crushed garlic with 1/4 cup of water. With the machine on, gradually add the olive oil until incorporated. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the jalapeño and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Ladle the gazpacho into bowls and top with diced avocado. Serve with tortilla chips.
Make Ahead The gazpacho can be refrigerated overnight.

Have a great day


  1. I remember watching the movie, Orca, as a kid. It was around the time of Jaws. Then I then there was an Octopus movie. Funny how Hollywood beats you to death with a genre for a bit, then moves on.

    (BTW, you can always talk about bowling!)

    1. Didn't see it. Did see Jaws of course, preferred the book.

      I assure you, I bowled so badly it wasn't worth talking about.

  2. Not sure I would've been laughing at the sea lion, but that was one impressive flip by the orca. Hey, it's nature, and they have to eat.

    1. No, nothing to laugh at, but you're right, they have to eat. It was quite a flip though wasn't it?

  3. I think I'll pass on the video. Love the big rubber duck though!

  4. I love the idea of the giant rubber ducky. Makes me think of a Doctor Who attacker for some reason. I hope someone checked it out. Not doing that is how we always get into trouble. Just saying.

    1. I don't think it's a Trojan Horse Helen.

  5. It's interesting what some people dream up from there creative minds. Who would be laying awake at night and think, "I know what I'll do! I'm going to make a giant rubber duck and sail it all over the world!"

    1. Well I guess Florentijn Hofman would LOL.

  6. I meant THEIR creative minds. I hate it when I make a spelling mistake in comments because you can't edit it!

    1. I know, frustrating isn't it. What I sometimes do is copy what I wrote, delete the comment and then paste it into a new comment doing the alterations needed.