Friday, February 16, 2007

An inspirational Haiku for Beautify CNMI!

Wing Beach HaikuAs you can probably tell, I am not a poet. This Haiku has a deeper meaning, I just don't know what it is.

The picture was taken at this morning's MINA cleanup of Wing Beach. I also snapped a picture of this guy:

Yellow bitterns (Ixobrychus sinensis) are medium-sized, pale yellow birds with black wing stripes. They appear awkward in flight, with their legs trailing behind their bodies and their necks folded into an S-shape. Their local name "kakkak" refers to the loud call that they make when startled.

My favorite recipe:

YELLOW BITTERN TETRAZZINI

1 1/2 cups boned yellow bittern
3 tbsp. butter or margarine
3 tbsp. onion, chopped
1/3 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups yellow bittern broth
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 cups thin spaghetti
1 cup shredded cheese

Clean Yellow Bittern

Melt butter in saucepan; cook onions and mushrooms over low heat until tender. Add yellow bittern broth and cornstarch and stir until thickened. Add yellow bittern and spaghetti. Heat mixture until bubbling, stirring frequently. Turn into baking dish and top with cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts.

Delicious!

9 comments:

Saipan Writer said...

I like the haiku.

I like the photo of the yellow bittern, but not the recipe. Somehow it seems a little cruel (although if this were a chicken recipe, I'd have no problem--a poor comment on my own inadequate ethics).

The Saipan Blogger said...

...I think it was a recipe for wild dove...it was a joke.

tetricus said...

Did you get a new phone number? Whenever I call you it says your number is not in service.

CNMI Blogger said...

Dove, Kakak, I bet it'll still taste like chicken. Isn't everything supposed to taste like chicken?

KAP said...

How about an original Saipanda recipe? Everybody roasts it, and that gets boring.

A confession... Took my mother and niece on the submarine and in my best tour guide voice announced 'this one's good for frying', 'makes good soup' and such.

Aya said...

I like your HAIKU!!

I'll tell JUNJI to post our web.
Let's see......How can I translate in Japanese.

I started blog "ISA CNMI & Pacific Eagle Challenge" since yesterday.
I'll try.

KAP said...

Nice pictures,I was lost otherwise. isacnmi.blogspot.com isn't listed as your blog under 'aya'. Had to use the browser. Nice pictures there, also.

tetricus said...

no response to me.

The Saipan Blogger said...

Sorry. I forgot to pay my cellphone bill. I keep meaning to go to the store to pay it, but I keep forgeting to do that, too.

Try calling me at home. Check your email for the number.