Ah, the popover. Light and airy, the popover is a nice complimentary side dish for our hearty breakfast entries, such as Dave’s frittata. Considered the distant American cousin of the English Yorkshire pudding, the popover has been in existence since at least 1850, and the first popover recipe to be printed in a cookbook appeared in 1876. We have no idea how much the original recipe is like ours, but here’s what our version looks like. Enjoy!
We’re starting off our participation in microlending this year with loans to two entreprenuers in very different parts of the developing world. As the owners of a small business ourselves, this is one of the ways we help other small business owners and a way to take an active role in the fight against global poverty, a cause that’s important to us.
February can be rather unpredictable in the mountains of Western North Carolina. So even though songbirds will be belting out their tunes and daffodils will be showering us with blooms in just four short weeks, we know to take full advantage of a pretty, “Spring-ish” day that comes along in the middle of February.
It’s time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is the opportunity for bird enthusiasts of all ages — from casual bird watchers to serious birders — to participate in a massive counting of birds over a four-day period in the U.S. and Canada. Scientists then use the data from to study bird populations, what kinds of birds live in different areas, the environmental effects on bird migration patterns and how a species’ range shrinks or expands over a period of time.
What a memorable winter this has been! Are you having a case of the winter blahs? We’ve got something to cheer you up. We were excited this past weekend to see a little hint of Spring popping up out of the Pool Garden and had to share it with you. Here come the crocuses!