Day: March 23, 2015

Update on Waldo

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IMG_6016I’ve had several people ask me to give them an update on Waldo,  the baby pigeon we rescued from a seagull and crow a week ago.  He is doing beautifully.  I took this photo of him this morning, after I’d fed and bathed him.  He was drying his wings in the morning sunlight.  I feed him “Exact” baby bird formula about 4 or 5 times a day.  Once prepared it has the consistency of ketchup.  I cut the end of a syringe off, placed a piece of surgical glove with a slit in it over the opening, and he sticks his beak through the slit ( imitating his mothers mouth), and eats to his hearts content.  When he hears my voice he calls for me, and loves to snuggle up against my neck.  I love the little guy so much.

Strawberry Bread

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I’d never made Strawberry Bread before, in fact I’d never heard of it.  This afternoon I was visiting my sweet friend, Kasia, and she told me that her mother used to make Strawberry Bread, and since I love making breads, I thought I’d give it a try.  It was delicious, moist and so easy to make.  Give it a try…

Heat the oven to 350 and have a greased bread pan ready.

Toss together:  2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a separate bowl, mix 1 egg, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

Add the wet mixture to the dry, and pour into the pan.  Bake at 350 for 55 min.  (Check it since ovens vary on cooking time). Once removed from the oven, pour a basic glaze over it. (1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 Tbls milk )

Enjoy!