This month Bacon of PIglove fame wants a dessert. Mom and dad are not usually dessert peeps but mom found a recipe for Peach Ginger Compote that only takes 15 minutes to make and it is so simple I’d bet ya that if mom screws it up…..I’ll eat frog spit! You got a deal Shoko and I know just the frog whose spit you can eat.
K, let’s get busy mom. There are mouses to catch and snakes to attack.
PEACH GINGER COMPOTE
Prep time 5 min.
Cook Time 15 min
2 cans Del Monte Sliced Peaches in heavy syrup( there is no heavy syrup in this town) or whole cling peaches, not drained.
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tblsps minced fresh ginger
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until liquid is slightly thickened and fruit begins to break apart.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Using a potato masher, carefully mash peaches to desired texture. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Mom has never cooked a Compote before and didn’t know you need something to put the Compote on like a shortcake or pound cake. Dad was not impressed but ate it by itself anyway. He liked it and is going to make pancakes for breakfast so he can put the Compote on. If you noticed mom threw in a few raisins for eyes….many eyes. MOL
So, to clarify, this is an excellent topping for shortcakes, pancakes, French Toast or anything plain that needs some zip. Definitely, not by itself.
We don’t do reviews as a rule but we found Loc8tor to be ahead of the pack with innovative ideas for tracking lost items. Click on their name to see more of their history.
The package arrived in the mail a couple of days ago and what struck mom right away was the weight and compactness of the parcel. The entire box weighed a pound.
Inside the box is;
1 Tabcat Handset
2 Lightweight Homing Tags
2 Splashproof Cases
Mini Tool To Open Tag
My curiosity was piqued.
I made sure mom handled it with care and I examined the Tabcat personally.
The Splashproof case matches my eyes.
The disc is ideal because I’ve rolled outside in my garden to see if dirt gets into the mechanism and it doesn’t.
My thinking here is, we must wear the Tabcat disc everyday cause one never knows when one might get lost or where curiosity might take one. So the disc should be able to stand up to everyday situations.
One thing that is making my fur itch is the possibility that the beeping may sound like a “clicker.” I hate the “Clicker” with a passion that lies deep within me. I hear a click and I leave the room as fast as my paws will carry me. I don’t care if you have millions of treats with catnip on top…..I’m outta there! Is the “Clicker” gone yet?
The sound is more of a beep than a click so I didn’t run away. The range is 400 feet.
You can purchase the Tabcat at Amazon.com. Simply click on Tabcat and be taken to the selection.
You can also purchase your monitor directly from the Tabcat Shop online.
The only suggestion that I have for Loc8tor is the button that starts the Tabcat on the right-hand side is in the identical location on the left-hand side for the sound. So holding the Tabcat comfortably, one hand is on the start and the fingers are on the sound. I would suggest making these buttons or one of them higher than the other for easier application.
We were not reimbursed in any way for this review. Everything in this review is from Shoko and I, even the opinions are ours. We enjoyed bringing this tracking device to your attention friends.
If you have any questions about the Tabcat and it’s functioning, put your questions in the comments and David Ansell from Tabcat will assist you with your inquiries.
Hi, friends, Kali here. Shoko says she will perform the daunting task of taking her picture while closing her eyes and laughing
like a fool happily. Shoko’s preparing the camera. You ready yet, Shoko? Ready, Kali.
I did it, Kali. I told Ya I could do it. The paw you can’t quite see did all the work.
Stop by The Cat On My Head’s blog and …hey, why not join us in a selfie of your own.
We have the purr factory going full tilt for all the peeps and furry ones in the path of Hurricane Irma. May the destruction be very little.
The Cat On My Head is having their Sunday Selfie blog hop again this week and I just love it,
Here I am, ready to join my friends. You can see by my eyes I’m totally concentrating on my selfie. Would you believe I’m breaking out in vapors from the tension? MOL
Please, try not to see the black gunk at the corners of my eyes….I had a snack of chicken deli meat and it gives me the markings because of my food allergy but it is so good! I can put up with yucky eyes for awhile.
♪ I was working in the nip patch one day ♪
When he began walking this way
His shoulders were like high-grade steel
He stood there and his nails he started to peel
He took me in his arms and I started to squeal
At this thought I awoke with a start
Crying “Buddy, don’t go breaking my heart!”♪
Oh hi there. I was just going to get up and help mom change the bed but it seems I fell asleep. MOL
My eyes felt like two lasers trying to burn through nip. I feel like a new fur ball now. At least for a while. Mew, mew
Mom and I changed the bed and then I had a wee siesta in the duvet. What else can a kitty do when it’s 32C or for you metric system deprived 90F.
Let’s move that table Kali so there’s room to dance and play, *herd of elephants*. Crap it’s heavy Shoko! I know but I couldn’t ask mom and dad to move it before they left. I guess not.
KALI…..ORANGE What kinda food should we put out Shoko? That’s no biggie Kali….we’ll put out what we like for the cats, the others may be a bit more difficult but we’ll figure it out. Chickens, roasted with powdered nip and silvervine stuffing. Geez databbiesotrouttowne are not going to be pleased with a berd around. Well, it’s not alive or pecking at them and many of our pals love chicky. We can’t please everyone Kali, I wish we could but we’re all different
We have a dish called Sashimi. Sashimi is used to cleanse your palette between different courses. Salmon fresh from the Pacific. We had some Sockeye Salmon filets shipped in from Prince Rupert to tempt the taste buds of the fishy fanatics like YOU. hehe
We will grill the salmon to perfection right in front of your eyes. For those more daring we have salmon sushi. Wow Shoko where did you get this stuff? It’s delicious but we didn’t have any money. Well, the chicky was in the freezer and the salmon was sent down to us from our friends in Rupert. We don’t have any friends in Rupert Shoko. Do you hafta be so picky Kali? Did you do something dishonest for it Shoks? No, I got the salmon from the freezer too. So, you’re just a big wind bag Shoko! Nope, these things are perfect. Where do you think mom and dad got the salmon? Prince Rupert? Exactly.
Now when our pals bring their lucky pot dishes, we’ll have a tasty set up. Why the name lucky pot? The police will be alerted to our activities. Let them be! We’re lucky to have a pot of anything from our friends. That’s what I mean.
Gracie lent us her favourite condo playground to play and have herd of elephant games. It’s a massive tree.
I “borrowed” 2 diffusers to play. “Name That Stink.” What do our friends win if they guess the right stink, Shoko? Ummm…I never thought of that Kali. What toys do you have Kali? Toys that don’t have teeth marks in them like mine? I got a wind up mouse but I slobber on my toys. It’s rude to give a bitten or slobbered on toy. I know!! Remember those straws that mom found when she went out for coffee with her friend. You mean the ones from Starbucks and Tim Horton’s? Exactly! There must be 70 of them there. Mom goes out for coffee a lot. Those can be take home prizes. Is Nellie coming Shoko? She figures she can sneak away for a few hours but will be home when mom goes to visit. Nellie wouldn’t say a word about our pawty to mom, I know it. She is the Queen of The Cat From Hell so she won’t say ,”nip.” She can get on her cell phone and let us know when mom’s coming home. Then we can have everything shiny and new looking.
The Cat On My Head is hosting the Selfie blog hop and it was my turn to show my stuff. hehe I sound so risqué.
KALI…..ORANGE Mom has probably told you my food allergy has been acting up again. I’ve been scratching my neck until there is a humongous bare spot on my neck. Mom’s solution, tie Shoko’s bandana from Cat Scouts around my neck. She also put me on hypoallergenic wet food. OMC….it’s the most disgusting food I’ve ever tasted! Mom has discovered a way to get me to eat some though. Now get this my buddies……she spoon feeds me. MOL I have to put something in my mouth or I’d laugh myself silly.
See the black stuff at the corner of my eyes. This is worse when my food allergy is acting up.
Go take a peek at the others posing for the selfies. Click on The Cat On My Head and pop over.
This is a special announcement for those living in California near Elk Snout…..Oh my…..I mean Elk Grove.
The public is invited to a book launch party at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, 9080 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA on March 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. to celebrate the publication of Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier, Elaine Faber’s fifth cozy mystery/adventure novel.
Regular price: $16.00 Special book Launch price $10.00
Have a great day and stay warm.
Wasn’t Valentines Day fun Kali. It was a super relaxing day. That’s right, you had a spa day. Tell us about it Kali. The day started off warm and cozy. It was 10 above today. After we had breakkie and a quick walk about on the deck….there is still lots of snow. I headed for the spa area in mom’s bedroom. There I sat in the hot tub that blows steam on my face to smooth and cleanse my snow white furs. I didn’t want to disturb mom and dad so I had my earphones in while listening to Andy Williams singing, “Moon River.” What a lovely song. I was mellowing and mewing along when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I mewed for Shoko to go away……still the tapping got more intense. Soon the taps were hurting. I popped out my cuke slices and my eyes grew huge as loonies…..there sitting beside the tub was Cow Kitty. I growled in no uncertain terms to get his skinny spotted butt outta my bathroom and don’t ever come back. But…..but..Take your butt, butt outta this room. I am very sorry Miss Kali but I must leave soon and I wanted to play with your favourite mouse but thought I should ask first. Can I play with it? Oh my, I feel like the cat that ate the canary….very guilty. satisfied inside but guilty. Cow Kitty it is wrong to run into a ladies bedroom for any reason….knock next time and wait to be let in. Of, course you can play with my mouse….that was very nice to ask. Woo hoo, thanks Miss Kali. I won’t bother you again……well today.
How was your spa Kali? Well aside from Cow Kitty barging it, it was exhilarating. You know Shoko I believe Cow Kitty is becoming more of a gentleman. So he asked to borrow your mouse? He sure did. I was impressed. That was kind of him to ask, here is the rest of your mouse. Oh dear…..it has no fur anymore! The hazards of lending your toys to boy cats, I guess. So let’s see your manicure Kali. They’re mauve Kali! They are very pretty. Thanks Shoko. I worked hard to get just the right sheen.
Let’s show our friends Einey and Buddy’s Valentine cards to us.
Mom is going to have her mouse protein IV today at the hospital and she is always wiped afterward so she’ll be back with you on-line when she is with it again, You think she’ll want to run around on the floor so we can chase her Kali? What a riot that would be…we could run all over her.
What do you get if you try to cross a mouse with a skunk?
Dirty looks from the mouse! MOL
Who ha, get dat pig! Here he comes Kali…snort, snort.
Do you think our friend Bacon looks like this pig, Shoko? Sure, if he wore a grass skirt. Snort, snort.
Hey it’s quiet, where’s mom? She’s gone to the dentist. Oh cwap…I know how she feels ….poor mom. It’s just for a cleaning. Just…. JUST for a cleaning…cleanings are, *HELL on nip.* They take weeks to get over. You’re being dramatic again Shoko. They’re not that bad. Are too!
Mom’s home…my what clean teeth you have mom. Hey what’s dad doing? Kali…. Kali!
Kali stands up yelling in her carrier. Mew, Mew Mew….(translation)…run and hide Shoko. You don’t have to tell me twice Kali, I’m gone. Cwap…get away mom. Shoko lays down in her travel box.
I know where we’re going. It’s no mystery Shoko. We only ever go to the vet in the car. Maybe we’ll get Dr. Sara, I like her. She’s still going to poke and prod us, Kali. I demand to go home…IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.
Nobody’s listening to me Kali. I guess they mean business. Dr. Sara said I have excellent teeth. They look like a 1 year olds teeth. Wow, I’m doing good. I also have some arthritis in my back leg but not like Kali. What? NO, not me! She said I have gained over a pound since I got my teeth out. Lordy, not a diet. Dr. Sara told mom to weigh me once a week to see if I’m still getting voluptuous (my word not hers) and if I am we’ll have to do something because I’m risking diabetes. Mom’s told me what a terrible disease this is. I’m depressed. Dr, Sara gave me 3 needles and then I was really down in the dumps.
Kali was next.
Kal was given the once over and prodded like a toy. Dr. Sara showed mom how to massage Kali’s back and joints. Kali’s iris’ have a fair bit of grey mist over them. This means she doesn’t see well. She would see things out of her peripheral vision better. However if a cat moved, her eyes will catch the movement.
Then we went home. There was no yelling or singing the song of our Meezer ancestors. Dr. Sara gave us lots to think about.
When we arrived home I headed for the bathroom.OK mom, let’s weigh in like Dr. Sara said. I don’t want to get diabetes or anything else.
May you have the lapse of memory to forget the people you never liked
The good fortune to run into the ones that you do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.