“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” William Shakespeare~ Hamlet
Today we lost a beautiful friend. Cuddles was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer that presented in her front ankle. We were told then that she could go at any time and we made the most of those months. Today she couldn’t do it any more. I am comforted to know that she is out if pain but I will miss her nibbles. Thank you for the time you were able to spend with us, Cuddles. You will be missed dearly.
I love camping. It rejuvenates me. Last year for my birthday the hubs bought me a fire pit to use while camping. It was a great gift however then the truck that I would need to haul all of my gear along with the big fire pit decided it wanted a transmission. So no camping with the fire pit for me. Good thing all of the rest if my gear fits nicely into my car.
Well, it is finally a nice enough day to assemble the pit and get rid of some of this wood we have laying around. It’s not fire wood in the typical sense. It’s not cut nicely. It’s not even logs really. It’s more simply the pieces that our trees prune off themselves. Yah, we have self-pruning trees. We’re cool like that. A storm rolls in and poof! Firewood laying all around. So today I’m trying to use some of that free wood to, of course, make room for more self-pruning.
Quite a while ago I made a “roast” chicken in the crock pot and it was amazing. Well, to be honest the meat was amazing but the skin was so far beyond ick. No browning occurred which I expected but that also means soggy skin. However this post isn’t about chicken so much as it is about fish. The fish does share a common step in the prep though and THAT is what I wanted to share.
Foil crumpled into a loose ball and placed under meat will elevate said meat (chicken AND fish alike) so that it isn’t sitting in it’s own juices/grease. By cooking fish this way in the oven it saves the poor things from swimming in their own oils and keeps the coating crispy. And we all know fish need crispy coats.