Archive for October 14, 2013


The Inuit – A Tanka Poem

The indigenous

Of the arctic subarctic

Hunter gatherers

Taking only what they need

For survival in the cold

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Photo Google Images

Just when I think I have seen all the coolest, most colorful birds, I stumble across this photo of a Wilson’s Bird-Of-Paradise.

I think you will agree that it is phenomenal.


Wilson’s Bird-Of-Paradise

Photo from Google Images

Recently, I tried some kiwi berries. These little fruits are amazing! They taste like a kiwi without all the work of peeling them. You can just pop them in your mouth and eat them. Here is a recipe that I borrowed from 52 Kitchen Adventures.

This dish will make your mouth water!


Tilapia with Kiwi Berry Sauce

Serves 4

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 C kiwi berry puree*
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1/2 T honey
  • 1/2 t triple sec
  • Orange zest, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place fillets in a large baking dish and generously season with salt and pepper. Place a small pat of butter on each fillet and bake around 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Combine kiwi berry puree, sour cream, honey and triple sec in a medium bowl. Pour over prepared fish, then grate a little orange zest on top (be careful not to put too much, as it overpowers the flavors of the sauce).


Lion – A Haiku

Highly distinctive

Socially inclined felid

Nomadic hunter.

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.


Platypus – A Haiku

Duck, beaver, otter,

With venomous ankle spurs.

Foraging rivers.

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.


Crawfish – A Haiku


Edible crustaceans

Boiled, soups, etouffees


Ragweed – A Haiku

Widespread allergies

Pollen invading noses

Hay Fever season

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.