Another day, another dawn, and so it goes. Dawn on Saturday, February 12 was intense and stunning. I took tons of photos and pared them down to 2 for your eyes.
|So intense it was almost scary.|
|Mellowing a bit.|
|The lovely light shows off our refurbished beach (with the cement blocks are protecting the red mangrove seedlings we transplanted). A newly designed turtle ramp will go at the bottom left.|
Finally, the preserved lemons were ready to use. I made chicken tangine using 2 recipes from the New York Times as guides. I used the cooking method of one recipe and the additional ingredients of the second recipe. Lots of spices involved - cumin, ground coriander, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, allspice, and fresh cilantro. Also kalamata olives, green olives, tomatoes, onion, garlic. And don't forget the preserved lemons! It was not difficult and tasted fantastic. Next time I will omit the kalamata olives, they were too dominant, and I will be sure to have turmeric on hand. And I won't hold back on the lemon! The flavor of the lemon made all the other flavors dance together, especially on the second day.
|Chicken tangine, ready to serve.|
|If you click to enlarge, you might be able to see Venus, just to the right of center in the upper third of the image.|
|What a beauty! Its mate was hiding in the leaves and friends were scattered throughout other nearby trees.|
|Not the conditions the passengers on the cruise were expecting!|
|One blanket may not be enough!|