Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quiche, an Award and a Barn Swallow Update

A friend of ours gave us some homemade pesto! Mom LOVES pesto and the aroma drives her NUTS! This works for us because it means she'll be whipping up something tasty!

I knew it! Mom and I made a sun-dried tomato and pesto tart today! The tart also calls for feta cheese and half-and-half cream and eggs so it's not a low-cal dish by any means!

It just came out of the oven! It's very rich, yummy and delicious! Mom and dad both gave it a 10!

My friend, Happy, presented us with the Kind Blogger award a couple of days ago! Thank you so very much, Happy! We are honored!
Seeing as the award is pink we thought it might be fun to hand it out to the girls! We apologize if you've already received it. Lately, it seems like there are a zillion awards being given out! We would like to present the award to Baby, Apache, Delilah, Sophie and my goodest and bestest friend, Putter!

We have some sad news! One of our baby barn swallows died. We knew about 24 hours in advance that he was not feeling well. He had lost his spunk and he pretty much stopped eating! Several days before he died mom and dad had contacted a wild bird rehab and were told that it was full and they weren't taking any new customers so it kind of left mom and dad feeling like they were on their own to raise these guys! When we lost the one birdie we felt so badly because it leaves one all by himself with no buddy to talk to and to keep him warm in the nest! Dad does leave the radio on and this other little birdie is thriving and seems quite happy! Dad has named him Sherwood!

Today mom headed into the workshop to wash her hands and Sherwood beats his wings like he's going to take off any minute but he doesn't go anywhere! It's really cute to watch! He chirps the whole time he's fluttering! We'll have to get a video of that so you can all have a good smile!

So that's our news for today!

So until next time................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. Aw Jeez - Thanks Mitch and Maggie. I'll display the award proudly!

  2. hi maggie and mitch!
    wow! your mom can cook! yummy!
    i am so sorry to hear about the birdy. birdies really, really hide their symptoms of not feeling good until it is almost too late to save them. if they show they are weakened they will get picked off in the wild. even domestic companion birds do this.
    they are soooooo lucky to have you.

  3. That quiche looks yummy! Did you get to have any? And Sherwood looks like he is doing really well. I hope he continues to do ok...he's a cutie!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  4. w00f's M and M, dat birdie iz a hopes he grows up to haff baby birdies of his own...dat tart looks yummmmy tooo...

    b safe,

  5. That quiche looks YUMMMIE! Did you get any Maggie and Mitch?

  6. Mom stole MY computer and saw that tart and asked if you could airmail a piece to her?

    [yah idk what she's thinking either...obviously there's none left for her coz it looks so crazy yummy]


  7. Maggie & Mitch,

    That tart looked so yummy! Your Mommy must know how to cook really good..yummy!

    Sorry to hear that one of your swallows died, very sad.


  8. M & M,
    Oh I am so sorry you lost one of your birdie's!! You have the bestest mommy and daddy for trying to help them out. We will keep our paws crossed for Sherwood.
    Mom wanted me to thank you guys for hanging in there with me while my hoomans were gone. You ALL rock!!


  9. Sorry you lost one of your baby birds. The other one seems to be thriving. Hope you can keep Sherwood going until he can be on his own.

    Levi's mom

  10. hi M&M, we're really sorry that the little birdy died. we wonder what was wrong with him? but your other birdy looks good! he looks like he should be ready to fly away pretty soon, especially if he is flapping his wings. did you kiddos teach him how to be a bird and to find bird food? of course we have to worry about the birds cuz our mom is a bird lover too.


  11. Hey Maggie Hey Mitch! I'm not sure what kind of pie that was but y'all made it sound very good! Congrats on your Award!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  12. Hi!!! Apache here. Thank you so much for our very special. I'm so sorry about your birdy dying....Just be glad that I'm not there. Hey, I just can't help myself.... Okay, okay, I do have a bird weakness. Maybe I'm part cat and I just don't know it. Anyway, you're all safe.... well, because I'm here and you're there. Have a great day.

    Apache and her tribe

  13. Cooools, M&Ms.

    That pizzas looks soo goods. I can tastes it now.

    Sherwoods looks neatos. You and your peeps are doin' greats feedin' him and stuffs. My dads worked at the Denver Zoo and he took cares of the flyers for 1,2 1,2 12 years. He raised manys manys baby flyers. He commends you and your peeps.

    Thanks for sniffin' bys.



  14. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    That tart sure looks delicious!
    I am so sorry for the baby bird. I know you are taking good care of Sherwood too!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Huuuum Quiche....Véronique makes quiche lorraine...maybe it is the same.
    Sherwood is so cute. He will learn a lot by listening to the radio !
    Kisses, Faya

  16. Wow, you're taking really good care of Sherwood. Good thing he has you and your family.

  17. Sherwood looks full of vim and vigor! Your parents are super sweet for taking care of him!

    My mom wants some of that tart!

    Happy Sunday,

  18. You have birdies living in the shop? Cool.

    Those foodables look totally yummers!


  19. Oh that tart looks delicious... hope you got to try some of it!!
    Sorry to hear that you lost one of the birdies.. But the good thing is that Sherwood looks like he is doing wonderfully under your dad's care!

  20. That video is so sweet! Good luck to him :) :)


  21. Oh, I'm so sorry about your one swallow! :( We see swallows in our fields and they're so graceful. Good luck to Sherwood! We like his video. :)
    As per the quiche... YUM! Now I'm going to have that famous song stuck in my head.... "Quiche me once and quiche me twice and quiche me once again..."
    Hee hee hee.

  22. Looks more like pizza! Yummy! Congrats on your award dear.

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  23. Sherwood is a dawling..I suwe hope he makes it..I'm vewy sowwy about his baby bwuvvew..maybe he'd like some of that yummie quiche..if not I suwe would
    smoochie kisses

  24. MMm - any chance that there is a slice of that yummy quiche left?

    Wags, Eric

  25. Oh wow, Mom never makes any quiche for us or her and Uncle Dennis! She's always mumbling something about her kitchen not being finished....

    That birdy sure is cute! We go birdy watching outside but they always fly away when they see us doggies.


  26. Mmm that looks so tasty.. Tell your mom to post the recipe we would love to try it...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  27. wow your mom is almost as handy around the kitchen as autumn! looks so yummy.
    mmm....winnie woo

  28. Ooohh that looks yummy! The home made tart I mean - not the bird! ;-)



  29. Hi Maggie and Mitch
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Mum is helping me visit all my friends now. The tart looks delicious. I'm on a diet coz I'm too fat.
    Love from Hammer

  30. That Sherwood is awfully cute. I bet he could be good company for your dad and mom in their workshop. Just be careful he doesn't hog all the food. CC-man tries to steal my food all the time!

  31. Thank you for the award, Miggie & Mith! I feel so honoured.

    We are so sorry to hear about your one baby swallow. Sherwood is a nice name :)

    Boy n Baby

  32. Maggie,

    WOW that quiche sure looked good! Your Mom makes the best looking foodables!!

    Congratulations on the Kind Blogger award. As always it is well deserved!

    I'm so sorry one of the barn swallows didn't make it. Sounds like you are all helping the remaining one along quite well.

    Your pal,

  33. Wow! That tart looks good. We can't believe you didn't lick it. Or at least drool on it!

  34. Hey Maggie & Mitch
    Crikey that poor little sad the bird rehab place couldn't help out. Sherwood is looking very cute though. By the sounds of the cheeping he's going great guns thanks to your dad.
    Oh and that tart looks sooooo good.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  35. Oh so sorry about the little bird. But Sherwood looks cute and pawsome. :)

    That quiche sure looks yummy. I love cheese..

    ~ Girl girl

  36. good morning maggie and mitch!
    i have tagged you for a meme.
    come and visit when you have time. :)

  37. That's really too bad about that poor little birdie, but it is so nice that the other one is doing well. You two are doing a great thing by helping to raise him.


  38. Maggsie & Mitch!

    Sorry about the birdie, but I'm glad his brother or sissy is still going strong.

    Maybe you guys could start your own barn swallow rescue... you've got the barn already. Stella will help you with it. She LOVES birds.

    Goober love & smooches for you and the birdie,

  39. Sherwood looks like a spunky little guy! Sorry for the loss of his buddy, but he appears to be one lucky fellow.

    Hope you got to taste that quiche!

  40. How cute, I hope Mitch doesn't mind sharing your dad!!!

  41. anything with feta cheese in it is good