We Live In Interesting Times!

in #food4 months ago

2021 is OFF and Running...
...into a wall!


I expected a little less drama in 2021. Or at least, a few days less. Who knew I'd only get 5 days, drama free?

Tonight, I was at a bit of a loss for dinner ideas. Until I noticed a few things in the fridge! A package of turkey tenderloins, a bunch of Snow Peas, Sweet Peas, and Carrot, as well as a dozen leftover Brussels Sprouts that haven't been cooked yet.

Each Sprout, I sliced into 4 slivers, popped them into a pan, medium high heat, olive oil and sea salt. Next up, sliced Carrot on the bias, and once there was a decent sear on the Sprouts, into the pan these went. Added a little ginger, fresh ground black pepper, and some lemon. Then, when it was almost ready, tossed in some sweet peas, some fresh turkey broth, and some snow peas. The broth turns to steam and heats the peas!


Meanwhile, on a back burner, I had some Turkey Tenderloins, sliced into "turkey tips" on a cast iron pan with a splash of Red Wine Vinegar! Once the tips were close, I Drained the liquid, and raised the heat to high to get a sear. I've found that starting lower and searing at the end gives it a better texture for poultry.

I extremely convicted tonight, after reading about the measures taken in DC to ensure that trump doesn't get the country into a Nuclear Conflict. Frankly, on one hand, extremely glad that people, including Senior Military in the Chain Of Command, are ensuring that only Lawful and Necessary Orders are carried out. on the other hand, I am disgusted that the GOP has allowed things to deteriorate so far, for so long, that we're even in this situation. All in the pursuit of filling Judges that will vote in favor of Corporations, rather than people or the environment... Ahhhh, well.As I mentioned, terrified that it has come down to placing so many in the chain of command in the situation where, they have to debate and decide, are these orders lawful?


2020... a wild and woolly year, if ever there was one. My entire industry (Special Events) was shut down on 13 March and hasn't been back yet. Personally, I am ok, but so many of my colleagues and friends are struggling with bills, paying for food and rent, medical and health insurance.

Always, I strive to give back

To the animals and birds around me

to put more plants in than I take out

And be a good steward for the world around me!

All Photos by Bluefin Studios.

Bluefin Studios

Bluefin Studios is a photographer, specializing in wildlife, nature, landscapes, waterfalls and Lighthouses!


if we ever made the mistake of thinking life was predictable the last year has shot that idea to hell.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! So very true, right?