Archive | June, 2013

Wolf Spiders

A short video showing some factual aspects of the large Australian Wolf Spider behavior in a lawn on the east coast of Australia. Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word “λύκος” meaning “wolf”. They are robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt […]

Torres Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:  1 doz hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise 1 small onion 1 tbsp Dijon mustard ½ tbsp. vinegar Dash of curry powder 1 – 2 tbsp mayonnaise.  Add more if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.   Mash the egg yolks until crumbly.  Mix all other ingredients except egg whites with the yolks […]

Torres Guacamole

Ingregients 6 avocados 1 tbsp green jalapeno sauce (taco style) 1 tbsp onion, minced 1 tsp salt 2 heaping tbsp. mayonnaise or sour cream—NO MORE Squeeze of lemon ½ green chile, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 tomato, chopped Few drops of tabasco—optional   Do not mash the avocado completely—used a pastry mixer so small chunks […]

Torres Vietnamese Chicken Salad

1 lb skinless chicken breast fillet 8 oz cabbage, shredded 1 large carrot, cut in fine match sticks ½ tsp salt 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 small chiles, finely chopped 20 mint leaves, roughly chopped 2 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts   Dressing: 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp lime juice […]