I realized I had some close-up shots of a murderer:
Kinda freaky. :/ I am feeling odd, as I often do when an animal in captivity kills a human. Am glad, although curious, why it is when any other endangered species in captivity kills, it's almost invariably destroyed. But this isn't the first time Tillikum has been responsible for a death. I'm glad; I'm always sad when an animal who is only behaving as an animal behaves is put down--but curious.
So I was pondering how long Charles will have to be Prince of Wales in order to beat Edward VII's record (another eight years), and from there my brain wandered to strange areas regarding British royalty, and I wondered, if a Knight's wife is commonly granted the title of Lady, then what does one call Sir Elton John's husband?
I invented this soup:
One largish sweet potato
One white potato
One large shallot
Six gourmet sausages (any meat within will do; these were seasoned pork)
A couple of garlic cloves, smashed
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and chop potatoes into uniform chunks. Boil in about two, three quarts water or chicken broth (I used water, but think I'll do broth next time) until soft. While that's cooking, chop shallot and sausages; saute until shallots are slightly browned and sausage bits are done. When the potatoes are soft, add garlic; use immersion blender to puree until smooth. Scrape sausage & shallot mix into the pot (if there are excessive drippings in your pan, scoop some of your puree back into the pan to decant that yummy stuff, then scrape all that into the soup pan). Simmer until ready to eat.
I was pleased with how it came out. Coarse cracked pepper and a little kosher salt was all the other seasonings I added.
Hey, Dragon People -- have you been having trouble breeding? None of my dragons will breed with each other (even those who have successfully bred before).
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