Thursday, October 24, 2013

How to Catch a Parrot

How to Catch a Parrot. In Three Easy Steps:

Take One Box

Add Bait

Introduce Parrot

Piece of Cake!

No Timneh African Grey parrots named Tillie were injured in the filming of this demonstration.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Playing With Fire: Mexican Cannoli

Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo, meaning little tube. Cannoli originated in Sicily and are an essential part of Sicilian cuisine. In Italy they are commonly known as cannoli siciliani, Sicilian cannoli. Traditionally, cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta.

If you're a fan of cannoli, like we are, you might like to try this sweet and spicy variety we call Mexican Cannoli. Quick and easy to make. Sweet and spicy as you can stand to make it. We prefer mascarpone rather than ricotta.


Flat Bread or Tortilla Shells

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Mascarpone, Ricotta, or other sweet cream cheese filling

Spread the flatbread or tortilla with a generous helping of ricotta, mascarpone, or other sweet cream cheese filling.

Unless you like playing with fire, one chipotle pepper per cannoli should be sufficient.

Roll the flatbread (you might need toothpicks to keep them rolled), chill, and eat. Or just eat the damn thing! Keep a fire extinguisher handy.

Bon Appetit!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Norwegian Blue Parrot

Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted on BBC-TV October 5, 1969. One of their most infamous sketches was the Ex-Parrot sketch featuring the Norwegian Blue Parrot, Episode 8 of Season 1, airing December 7, 1969.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates and The Pirate Parrot

Celebrating the Pittsburgh Parrots, er Pirates, winning their first Major League Baseball playoff game since 1992, after beating the Cincinnati Reds in a one game playoff. The Pirates are the only major league sports team in any league with a parrot as a mascot, first hatched at Three Rivers Stadium in 1979. We're pretty sure the P on Pittsburgh baseball caps stands for Parrot.