Friday, June 24, 2011

Mr. Lido

Before & after.  Lido when I first brought him home.  Damn bullies where kicking him around so I took him from them.  Undernorished and stinky, but he had a good attitude and just want to play. 

Six months latter.  This be a happy puppy.

Yesterday I come home from fishing and all I caught was a bottel of rum. One of them fish must a stole my pants 'cause I can't find the one I had on this morning. I woke up from the old hen hitting me over the head again, I come in the house and see Mr. Lido watching Willie Nelson on my TV. He smiled at me and said "feeling good is good enough for me and Bobby McGee." Then he fetched me a beer. He's a good dog.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Very cool salad recipe I found in the "Roots & Reef" paper

Grilled Chicken
& Honeydew Salad
By: Adrian Vernon

1/3 cup light mayonnaise

1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

1-2 tbsp. fresh chopped sweet basil

2 ½tsp. brown sugar, divided
¼tsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp. cracked pepper
1¼lb. boneless, skinless chicken
breast halves
1 cup small honeydew melon balls or
1 large green onion, chopped
1/3 cup chopped pecans (or favorite
nut), roasted

Preheat grill to medium. In a medium bowl blend mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, ½ tsp.
brown sugar, cracked pepper and salt to taste. Cover and chill.
Blend the remaining 2 tsp. brown sugar and garlic in a small bowl. Rub chicken evenly with
sugar mixture. Grill, covered, 8
-12 minutes, turning once. Remove when juices run clear.
Cool slightly.
Coarsely chop or shred chicken. Add chicken, melon and green onions to dressing mixture.
Serve immediately or chill before serving. Sprinkle with nuts before serving. (SERVES 4)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Philippine Independence day Celebrated in Belize

Philippine Declaration of Independence

"In the presence of a huge crowd, independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 between four and five in the afternoon in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo some 30 kilometers South of Manila . The event saw the unfurling of the National Flag of the Philippines, made in Hong Kong by Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herboza, and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo, as the Nation's National Anthem, now known as Lupang Hinirang, which was composed by Julián Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon marching band."


So why is this news of the Philippine Independence Day on a blog about Belize? Well, Belize is a very diverse country. There are a lot of Asians here, mostly from China and Taiwan.  But there are also many other Asians here including Koreans, Japanese, and Philippines’. 

I really liked visiting in the Philippines when I was overseas, and felt lucky that my old hen has a friend that invited us to the party.

It seems there are a couple hundred Philippines living in Belize.  Ms. Emma and Mr, Haney at the Haney Farms by the Sapodilla Lagoon have been hosting these celebrations on their farm for some time.  It was a lot of fun and made some friends, good food, and more.  I’ll let some of pics speak for themselves… So to speak.
The Belize - Philipine Celebration of the Philippine Declaration of Independence was held at Haney farms in Stann creek District

The farm:

My ass:

Some of the nice fruit we got from the farm.  I really like the jackfruit.  My old hen likes them lil apples. 

Fun and good times

Food - my belly is full!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hopkins Mango Fest

The first Hopkins Mango Fest and Culture Jam.  It was a fun time of food, drink, and enterainment.  I've always liked Hopkins, and this event makes a good reason to visit.  Hopefully they will make it bigger and better each year. 

And yes, there were mangos for sure.  Mango juice, mango ice cream, mango pizza -- pretty much anything you could think of with mangos.

Peeps having some fun
All different kinds of mangos. 

Lots of interainment.

Time for some ice cold Biliken