This lovely old tree you see here in the photo from Websteria at Flickr was estimated to be over 700 years old and had been diseased but the Forestry Dept had decided to leave it alone and let nature take its course and it did Sunday. After all those years the 100+ winds that hit the Oregon Coast blew it down.It makes me proud to be Oregonian because when the new of its demise was brodcasted on all our tv stations here people sent in memories and photos of this beloved tree in a state full of people who love nature.
I would ask your thoughts and good wishes for all the people on the Oregon Coast who are without electricity and are experiencing flooding.The little town of Vernonia about an hour north of here is completed surrounded by water and had to be evacuated by the National Guard. I -5 is closed due flooding between Portland and Seatlle.My hubby had to go down yesterday to a local nursing home to help them evacuate due to flooding.
In other news I have found an online radio station from the other Portland. Portland , Maine that is who is playing Christmas music 24/7 between now and X-mas. It is WHOM-94.9.
Here is a recipe From the Deen Bro's Cookbook that sounds so good that I am going to try it soon.This is a wonderful cookbook that I highly recommend.
Mango Coconut Rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 long grain rice
1 14-ounce can of unsweented coconut milk
2/3 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 large ripe mango,peeled and cubed
In large saucepan, heat the oil over medium -high heat. Add rice and stir to coat with the oil. Add the coconut milk,water and salt;bring to boil.Stir in the mango. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20minor until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove the rice from the heat and fluff it with a fork. Place a clean,dry dish towelover the pan,cover with the lid, and let steam for 5 min before serving.