New Glass

We spent a lit­tle time down at the expen­sive toy store ear­li­er this week­end. We came away with two new-to-us lens­es. The first is rather dull — it’s a straight across replace­ment for the 70 – 300 that we already had. The new one has VR, Nikon’s image stabilization/vibration reduc­tion pack­age. The longer the lens the more I appre­ci­ate […]

Spiced Pecans

These make a great hol­i­day host­ess gift. If you can get them out of the house. Ingre­di­ents 2 tbs maple syrup 1 tbs Worch­ester­shire sauce 2 tsp ancho cile pow­der 1 tsp ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp black pep­per 2 cups pecan halves Direc­tions Pre­heat oven to 375(F). Com­bine maple syrup, Worch­ester­shire sauce„ […]

Moroccan Chili

High­lights Vegetarian/Vegan 40 mins prep and cook Feeds 4 — 6 Eas­i­ly dou­bled for a crowd Ingre­di­ents 2 tsp olive oil 1 c. chopped onion 3⁄4 c. chopped cel­ery 1⁄2 c. chopped car­rots 1 tsp. minced gar­lic 2 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. papri­ka 1 tsp. ground gin­ger 1⁄2 tsp. turmer­ic 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pep­per 1⁄4 tsp. […]

Ham and Egg Fried Rice

High­lights Remem­ber to make rice the day before 30 mins prep and cook Feeds 4 You can mess around with the sauce Ingre­di­ents 4 cups cold cooked rice 1 1⁄2 tbs canola oil 1 1⁄2 cups chopped onion 1 tbs minced gar­lic 1 cup thin­ly hor­i­zon­tal­ly sliced green beans 3⁄4 cups dieced ham (approx 4 ounces) 1⁄4 cup soy […]

Another Day, Another Website goes Alpha.

Com­ing down in the world, now back in alpha… Black­dog and Mag­pie is cur­rent­ly under­go­ing heavy ren­o­va­tions. A few bits and pieces still work, but most of it is thor­ough­ly tossed up and over. We are Jim (black­dog) and Lara (mag­pie) Har­riger. You can reach us by send­ing email to blackdog_at_blackdogandmagpie_dot_net or magpie_at_blackdogandmagpie_dot_net Drop by […]