Friday, November 18, 2011

Before and After...

The Hamish with the Cone of Shame !


Eureka !
One day of freedom, The Hamish has been a good boy.
No rubbing or scratching of his eyes so far and he can see ! Watson will not have to be his seeing eye dog. He doesn't have his necklace/jewelry on yet but maybe today I will put it back on.
I think he looks really cute, collar free, like Snowy of the Tintin (except color) books with his long neck.
Of course he kept moving his head (freedom) so I couldn't get a better photo. The shaved hair around his eyes has grown back and the doctor said they saved as much of the eyebrows as they could because he looked so cute with them.
He was a hospital favorite.

Son has been cooking again...

Taharava Kootan, Duck Curry country style. From the Kerala region.
This time he made it with light and dark chicken cut in very small pieces. We like duck but thought this would work and it did. So wonderful.

Savory rice bread. Made from fermented rice batter.

Appams are soft and spongy disks. They are fat and puffy in the center and lacy crispy brown on the edges.

Appam reminds me of the light and spongy Ethiopian bread Injera that is made from Teff flour.

Fabulous !
hungry. . . parsnip
music. . . Under The Milky Way, Sia
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  1. Hello Gayle:
    What splendid news of Hamish. Yes, he looks to be quite back to his usual elegant self. It is so good to know that the operation has been a success and that his recovery has been quick.

    Yet another culinary masterpiece from your son. Always such an interesting collection of flavours and textures. Delicious, we are sure!

  2. Aaaah! I bet that's what he's saying! So glad he is free of the horrid thing at last!

  3. I had a cat that once had one of those cones on his head. When the cat was brought home from the vet, my other cat went running in the opposite direction. Sne must have though it was some kind of monster.

    You know cats like to clean themselves? The cone proved it was more instinct than intellect. My can tried to clean himself even though he now could no longer reach his fur, furiously licking the bottom of the cone instead.

  4. what a cutie pie! i sure am glad sarge doesn't have to wear one of those!

    smiles, bee

  5. I bet Hamish is very pleased to get out of that thing!

  6. Hooray for Hamish and these foodie posts are an education! We had sausages tonight...

  7. You are the goddess of all food. Not just parsnips. Your posts make my mouth water.

  8. Jane and Lance...
    His recovery has been so fast and he want to charge around. I have to keep him quiet fro 2 more weeks ! hahahahahahahaha
    I almost like this dish better with the mix of chicken, so good

    Jenny Woolf...
    He is one happy Hamish !

    Your cat and Hamish cut from the same cloth, near the end of the second week he was try to rub his eyes through the plastic while wedging it in the chair legs so he could pull it off.

    Empress Bee...
    That vision you conjured up of Sarge with the plastic cone on just made me giggle.

    All he wants to do is play but he can't for too more weeks so he is happy and confused at the same time... Which is usually his state of mind.

    Woohooo one happy boy. The food is a dream but I would love to have some good sausages and mashed potatoes also.

    Well a goddess of food works for me look what it
    has done for Nigella.

    Poor me !
    juggling all his meds and all my mine. Going crazy here. I keep forgetting my evening pills !
    When my friends and I die we all want to come back as my spoiled brats. They live a life a luxury.

    It does look rather nice ! and tasted wonderful.

  9. You must feel so pleased and proud of Hamish. what a good boy he's been and isn't it great to have a son who can cook:)

  10. Yeah for Hamish. That Appam looks delicious, would LOVE for people to just keep coming over and preparing exotic food for me you lucky duck :)

  11. hee hee...
    «Louis» is relieved to see that Hamish is rid of The Cone of Shame!