Starts with F
Fish starts with F. We recently joined a weekly delivery program for a sustainable seafood company called Afishionado (yes, the spelling is correct!) Each week, we receive a pound of a sustainably-fished species of fish from Canada, most often locally fished. We get information on the name of the fishing boat, the method of catch (mostly line caught for sustainability), and the captain of the vessel. I like supporting local businesses and environmentally sound fishing practices, so it's a win-win for us! This week's fish is albacore tuna, and right now it is marinating in an orange ginger soy marinade.
It will make a lovely supper. Other fish we've had recently from this program include smoked mackerel, cod, and steelhead trout.
Tom sure was posing a challenge for northerners with this prompt! There aren't any flowers to bee seen in my snowy landscape. The best I could come up with is this little flower on my indoor rosemary plant that sits on my windowsill. Not very big but still, it is a flower.
Until at least May, that's all the flowers I'll be seeing around here except for this lovely print on my kitchen wall, a gift some years ago from my parents.
I recently finished knitting this cute little mouse - definitely one of my favourite knitted items so far! It was good practice for me on the colourwork part of his sweater. Here he is inspecting some of this week's eggs. A number of people commented last week that they hadn't seen an egg skelter before. I think that is probably because in North America, for the most part, people keep their eggs in the fridge, whereas in other parts of the world, they are kept at room temperature. North American eggs are washed, which removes the protective surface coating, therefore requiring them to be refrigated. In some countries, it is illegal to commercially sell washed eggs because the coating protects from bacteria and they are considered safer when unwashed. In any event, it's a useful item if you keep your eggs on the counter, as I do! Here's some more information on the history of egg washing and chilling: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/09/11/336330502/why-the-u-s-chills-its-eggs-and-most-of-the-world-doesnt