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kimberleyat [userpic]
Рассчитывать на похудение
by kimberleyat (kimberleyat)
at October 11th, 2010 (11:56 am)

Бириани, это по своей сути индийский плов. Приготовление в общих принципах похоже, на похудение тоже можете расчитывать. На мясную или овощную основу выкладывется рис и готовится не перемешиваясь, оставляя рис рассыпчатым.

Соответственно разновидностей бириани, как и плова существует множество, конкретно про это мне сказали, что оно называется "Бириани по-Хидерабадски".

Попробовал я его как и кучу других блюд в Индии, за точность рецепта до последней запятой конечно не ручаюсь, так как в процессе приготовления его усиленно дымилась дурман-трава потреблялся портвейн.

Но в принципе все происходило на моих глазах, повар объяснял все с юмором, так что запомнилось вроде все нормально, как подтверждение - на вкус получается почти тоже самое.

Почти, потому что там готовилось это под открытым небом, в шеке у моря и сама вечерняя атмосфера служила "приправой".
Но если дома, настроившись на позитивные мысли приготовить бириани, наделать лепешек наан. Приглушить свет. Пригубить хорошего портвейна, то можно услышать и за своим окном шум волн.

Салат из курицы со свежей пекинской капустой - вкусный, сытный и как нельзя кстати подходит для весенне-летнего сезона, когда при высокой температуре за окном готовить что-то жирное и сильно питательное не очень-то и хочется. Особенно салат порадует противников майонеза...

Домашние беляши очень любит вся моя семья.
Но готовлю не часто так как уж очень они калорийны.
Методом проб и ошибок мной выбран идеальный, на мой вкус, рецепт теста для беляшей.
Очень послушное и удобное тесто в работе.
После жарки получается мягкий и воздушный мякиш в хрустящей корочке.

how soon is now [userpic]
Bird Store
by how soon is now (greenanimal)
at September 13th, 2008 (01:43 pm)

Hi all,
I'm on parrot lovers but I thought I'd ask here where the locals are all in one place.  Is there an all bird store anywhere in the bay area?  I'm looking for a place where I can browse as many toys and other cool accessories as possible in one place.

I'm in the south bay and the best so far I've found are Andy's Pet Store and For Other Living Things...and as great as they are neither have a huge selection.


ETA:  I totally blanked...I also know about Feathered Follies in Lafayette Concord.

Tatyana [userpic]
Tame parakeets
by Tatyana (dozhdik123)
at March 24th, 2008 (03:11 pm)

Hi  guys,

I have a question: Where can I buy a pair of TAME parakeets? I checked out Petko and Petsmart but they have only untamed birds. Thanks!

::The Crab:: [userpic]
Bay Area Birds Website
by ::The Crab:: (angry_crab)
at May 1st, 2006 (12:24 pm)

It's under construction, but check out the new bayareabirds.org website!

Lark [userpic]
California, here I come!
by Lark (bloolark)
at April 24th, 2006 (02:24 pm)

Hi. :) I'm not actually a Bay Area bird owner anymore, since I moved from there two years ago to Vancouver, BC. But I do travel down there an awful lot.

Two second summary: I moderate parrot_lovers, and have six parrots -- a blue and gold macaw, an African grey, a double yellow head Amazon, a sun conure, and a pair of green cheeks. I think I know almost everyone on this community.

That said, I'll be in California again from May 7th to the 11th, and I'd love to meet up with anyone who wants to meet up one evening that week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are all open, and I can and will drive just about anywhere to meet. I'll be staying in San Jose, but again, have rental car will travel.

So, anyone up for a rendezvous?

Caffeinated Hockey Elf [userpic]
Humans. Oy.
by Caffeinated Hockey Elf (tattermuffin)
at April 19th, 2006 (12:21 pm)

Meyers baby needs a new home.

WHY don't people think about these things (no pet policies in this case) before bringing an animal home?

I wonder what they'll do if they don't find a new home for him in the week they've been given ... maybe I shouldn't think about that too much.

Anyway, sharing here in case anyone's interested ... Meyers are delightful birds. Kyba agrees. *grin*

Caffeinated Hockey Elf [userpic]
Pellet conversion services
by Caffeinated Hockey Elf (tattermuffin)
at April 19th, 2006 (10:14 am)

I just found out that For the Birds offers a pellet conversion service wherein you drop off your bird with them and they get convert the bird (neutral territory, new people, etc.). It sounds like a good idea, especially since Sidney refuses to eat pellets (other than those I sneak into her via birdie cereal, birdie bread, and mash mixed into her seed/babyfood mix). She just starves herself if there are no seeds or fresh food to eat, and now she's laid an egg and we're supposed to cut out the fresh food to discourage more egglaying ...

So as anyone ever done this (with FtB or anyone else)? It's not too expensive, but I'm just thinking it through 'fore committing to do it.

summer_jackel [userpic]
Intro post...
by summer_jackel (summer_jackel)
at April 19th, 2006 (09:42 am)

Hey, I should intro myself, yes?

I'm an attorney, furry artist, fiddle player and general eccentric who lives in lovely western Sonoma County. I've three parrots: Lady Randell is an approximately 12-13 year old female cinnamon cockatiel who I obtained as a "free bird, come get" rescue when I was a student at Berkeley 8 years ago. Guinness/Ginny is a 5 year old male senegal I bought a little over a year ago. He has some major fear and trust issues, but he's a wonderful bird and we're working through it. My most recent addition, Gavin, is a green cheeked conure who found me at a gas station while flying loose near Tahoe about 2 months ago.

My other birds are four laying hens and four ducks, who are also wonderful pets. My household also includes five canines, two cats, 3 horses (who are boarded) 2 snakes, my girlfriend's 2 bunnies and a number of fish. So yes, zoo. ;)

Nifty to have this community of 'locals'.

Morgan [userpic]
Introductory post
by Morgan (banshea)
at April 18th, 2006 (05:25 pm)

Hey there. I figured I'd better make an introduction while I'm still qualified to be in this community. -- in about twelve hours I'll be hitting the road (with menagerie in tow) and moving from Oakland to upstate New York.

I've kept budgies since I was a kid. Right now I'm personally responsible for two: Duncan and Macbeth. My father has Baron and Pippin, so we've had what is, for us, a pretty good-sized flock.

I spent a few months this winter working for Your Basic Bird in Berkeley. I think it's a great store. Unfortunately I developed allergies to some of the parrot food and the conures were giving me regular migraines, so I had to quit.

mokeymokey [userpic]
Intro post
by mokeymokey (kiohl)
at April 18th, 2006 (01:39 pm)

Also came over from parrot_lovers. ;) Hallo!

I've got one bird, a Senegal parrot named Kalu, who meows, purrs, beeps, says "Hi Kalu!", and calls the cat. :P

I live in San Mateo, smack-dab in the middle of the SF peninsula, though I'm moving slightly northward soon (to Millbrae). I don't work with animals, sadly (I have an office job), but I maintain a little bird garden on my balcony. ;) Who knew you could get hummingbirds in downtown? :D

I'd love to know about more events in the area, and see who else lives around here that has birds. :)

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