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Roast Duck Recipe: juicy meat, crispy skin glazed with the honey-balsamic glaze.#Christmas #Holidays

Roast Duck

Roast Duck Recipe: juicy meat, crispy skin glazed with the honey-balsamic glaze.#Christmas #Holidays

American Coots swim like ducks, but they do not have the webbed feet of that species. Their toes have broad lobes of skin that allow it to easily move through water. The lobes fold back when the bird lifts its foot while walking to facilitate moving on dry land, but it still supports the bird's weight on muddy land. Nine American Coots were found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

American Coots swim like ducks, but they do not have the webbed feet of that species. Their toes have broad lobes of skin that allow it to easily move through water. The lobes fold back when the bird lifts its foot while walking to facilitate moving on dry land, but it still supports the bird's weight on muddy land. Nine American Coots were found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

SHOEBILL STORK - Yikes!Balaeniceps rex© Zdeněk Chalupa   I couldn’t resist - these pre-historic looking birds never cease to amaze me :)  This species was only classified in the 19th century when some skins  were brought to Europe.  It was not until years later that live  specimens reached the scientific  community. However, the bird was known  to both ancient Egyptians and Arabs. There are Egyptian images depicting the Shoebill, while the Arabs referred to the bird as abu markub, which mean

SHOEBILL STORK - Yikes!Balaeniceps rex© Zdeněk Chalupa I couldn’t resist - these pre-historic looking birds never cease to amaze me :) This species was only classified in the 19th century when some skins were brought to Europe. It was not until years later that live specimens reached the scientific community. However, the bird was known to both ancient Egyptians and Arabs. There are Egyptian images depicting the Shoebill, while the Arabs referred to the bird as abu markub, which mean

NYT Cooking: An easy way to give roast chicken some character is to baste it with flavorful liquid. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this does nothing to keep the bird moist. Even a very lean bird remains moist as long as it isn't overcooked. But the liquid adds flavor to the skin and creates a ready-made sauce that can be spooned over the chicken as you serve it.  If you%2...

Roast Chicken With Cumin, Honey and Orange

NYT Cooking: An easy way to give roast chicken some character is to baste it with flavorful liquid. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this does nothing to keep the bird moist. Even a very lean bird remains moist as long as it isn't overcooked. But the liquid adds flavor to the skin and creates a ready-made sauce that can be spooned over the chicken as you serve it. If you%2...

And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery...

And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery...

smoked chicken; Dry Rub Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup paprika 2 tablespoons Kosher salt 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons onion powder ; Wash chicken, place in fridge for at least 20 min. to dry the skin, oil the bird, then put on the rub, let sit 10 min. and place in smoker. Smoke for a couple of hours @ 235. Finish cooking. 3-4 hours total.

Award-Winning Smoked Chicken Recipe, Amazing Dry Rub Flavor!

smoked chicken; Dry Rub Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup paprika 2 tablespoons Kosher salt 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons onion powder ; Wash chicken, place in fridge for at least 20 min. to dry the skin, oil the bird, then put on the rub, let sit 10 min. and place in smoker. Smoke for a couple of hours @ 235. Finish cooking. 3-4 hours total.

André Rieu, Mirusia & The Johann Strauss Orchestra performing Feed the Birds live in Amsterdam. For concert dates and tickets visit: http://www.andrerieu.com...

André Rieu, Mirusia & The Johann Strauss Orchestra performing Feed the Birds live in Amsterdam. For concert dates and tickets visit: http://www.andrerieu.com...

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