What’s Up Doc? –  Birds of Prey Wildlife Rehabilitation

What’s Up Doc? – Birds of Prey Wildlife Rehabilitation

The sky as well as birds of prey abound at Paris Landing State Park.   Dr. Jessica Claudio reports for duty after “flying solo” to a surprise #wildlife rescue at the East Tennessee Region Board of Christian Education #CYYAW17 event in Paris, Tennessee.   Absolutely breath-taking, a weekend in fellowship and communion at the Paris Landing State Park gives one a break from everyday life.  While preparing for a Sweetest Day Workshop to make Valentine’s for the nursing home, I met Park Ranger Lowry, whose many similarities to my own interests fit like a glove.  We exchanged information to meet up after my church service, which concluded the following morning. Not one to miss out on a good time, I met up with wildlife Park Ranger Lowry to offer my veterinary support and assistance with a patient of the furless variety.   A cooper’s hawk was rescued and brought to the Paris Landing State Park Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and was treated and helped by us shortly after the sermon. “This is the day that the Lord has made – let us rejoice and be glad in it” comes to mind for that glorious Sunday, when we worked under the wildlife rehabilitation project coordinator in order to manage the now healing wound of a Cooper’s Hawk, together at Paris Landing State Park. Paris Landing State Park Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is currently under construction in an expansion project called, “The Birds of Prey Habitat”.   The Birds of Prey Habitat is being built under contributors to the Tennessee State Parks project, including but not limited to: Mr. Froddrill, Gina Lowry, Friends of Paris Landing...
Peach Custard Kuchen

Peach Custard Kuchen

This peach custard kuchen dessert is fit for the sweet tooth of a queen. A matriarch of any household would enjoy the sweetness of this peach custard kuchen. However not every queen should be invited to attend this luxurious feast. While female cats are more than welcome to have their after dinner treats, this peach custard kuchen recipe is unnatural to the diet of our feline queens and their families.  Peaches are not poisonous in general (besides the cyanide containing peach pits), but they can upset the bowels of cats. To avoid the smell of cat diarrhea in the household, leave this recipe for the human side of the family only. This peach custard kuchen is quick and easy to prepare for the king in your life. Preheat Oven: 400 degrees Fahrenheit Ingredients: 2 medium peaches (1 1/2 c. peaches sliced) 1 c. all purpose flour 2 TBS  coconut sugar 1/4 c. vegan shortening (or soft butter) 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. baking powder 1/4 c. + 2 TBS coconut sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 egg yolks 1 c. whipping cream This peach custard kuchen is naturally sweet and ready to eat. Directions: Mix flour, 2 TBS sugar, the salt and baking powder. Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Pat mixture firmly in bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 inches. Arrange peaches in pan. Mix 1/4 c. + 2 TBS sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches. Bake 15 minutes. Mix egg yolks and whipping cream; pour over peaches. Bake until custard is set and edges are light brown, 25- 30 minutes. Serve warm. 9 servings. *With self-rising flour...
Cranberry Brussels Sprout Salad

Cranberry Brussels Sprout Salad

For a new green to sink your teeth into, try this cranberry brussels sprout salad. Serves: 8 people Ingredients: 28 brussels sprouts (Remove bad leaves and soak/rinse) 1 c. pecan 1/2 c. parmesan cheese (finely grated) 1/4 c. cranberries (raisins) salt and pepper 3 TBS apple cider vinegar 9 TBS flaxseed oil 2 tsp. dijon mustard Prepare the brussels sprout salad with home grown brussels sprouts, or buy the brussels sprouts pre-shredded at the nearest whole foods market. Directions: Shred sprouts with food processor or mandelin. Shred or grate parmesan cheese. Toast walnut or pecans. (7 to 8 minutes with flaxseed oil on stovetop) Mix apple cider vinegar, flaxseed oil and mustard with salt and pepper thoroughly as a dressing. Put sprout shreds, parmesan cheese, cranberries (or cranberry raisins), and pecan/walnut in a salad bowl. Mix your cranberry brussels sprout salad well. Add dressing, mix well, and serve! Retain all the valuable nutrients of brussels sprouts by eating them raw and shredded in this salad today. Brussels sprouts are packed with a variety of nutrients that add value to any diet, and support every lifestyle (except perhaps that of a carnivorous one). This green allows many healthful contributions to the diet, more so in some ways, than kale. For example, the glucosinolate content in brussels sprouts is higher, allowing the vegetable to be an increased source of natural cancer prevention.  Additional antioxidants within brussels sprouts allow for cancer detoxification within the body. Anti-inflammatory properties of brussels sprouts protect against chronic inflammatory diseases. Brussels sprouts contain a large amount of vitamin K and C, as well as a substantial amount of folate. Addictive personalities beware:...
Potato Candy

Potato Candy

These potato candies will give your partner something to talk about. How about love? Make a change this Valentine’s Day. Switch out those annual chocolates for sweets created with a personal touch. Satisfy your significant other’s sweet tooth with this dulce potato candy.  The typical kitchen ingredients are often found in kitchen cupboards, allowing the chef to make this last minute oftentimes without having to make a run to the grocery store. Ingredients: 1/4 c. mashed potato 2 TBS almond milk 16 oz. powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/3 c. peanut butter 1 pinch salt 1 TBS powdered sugar (for dusting) Directions: Combine potatoes, vanilla, almond milk and salt in a bowl and stir until mixed completely. Stir sugar into potato mixture, until dough is slightly firm. Refrigerate dough for around an hour to chill. Sprinkle a thin layer of powdered sugar on wax paper and roll out the dough. Spread thin layer of peanut butter on top of the rolled out potato candy dough. Roll the dough like you would tortilla wraps to shape pinwheels, and refrigerate to chill for another hour. Slice pinwheels and shape into hearts to serve. Surprise your valentine with delectable potato candies. The above picture is an example of what the candy dough will look like after combination of all ingredients except the peanut butter. The consistency of the dough is slightly firm, easily malleable to flatten. The dough can immediately be rolled out when firm. Alternatively after making the dough, it can be refrigerated for an hour to allow for the dough to become chilled. Smoothing out the dough may be easier after letting the...
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