Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Soup

As I was looking through the travel guide of Athens(our current location), Zeus was looking for good restaurants by flying around (I taught him how to do this, though we ended up in trash dumps a few times). When I got to the last page, Zeus landed on my arm pad( I taught him how to do this to, but he cut my arms a few times. I have the scars to prove it) and flew away again. I ran as fast as I could to catch up to him. He finally started to circle around a building. This is the restaurant that Zeus had found. We walked inside, and I smelled the most amazing aroma I have ever smelled. A waiter came and said" I assume that you like the smell of our lemon rice soup. If you would like, you can try some." " That would be great,thanks." When I tried it, I had the best taste in my mouth since I got to Greece. " This is so good. Thank you." I told the waiter. So, I got a table ordered the soup, and I enjoyed. I also got the recipe. :)

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup white rice
1 12-ounce package silken tofu (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Bring broth and rice to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the rice is very tender, about 15 minutes.
2. Carefully transfer 2 cups of the rice mixture to a blender. Add tofu, oil and turmeric; process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Whisk the tofu mixture, lemon juice, dill and pepper into the soup remaining in the pan. Heat through.Read more: Zeus and I will find this food in the next post.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Were was I? Oh yeah... so, I was running across sidewalks like a madman. When we were out of danger, I opened up the bag. Zeus's feathers were a bit ruffled, but otherwise he looked okay. I was so happy to see him alright. He hopped on my shoulder. "Lets start traveling." I told him. And, we were off.

To be continued...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Capured or not?

Well, the first thing I said was,"I don't think that's how you take care of a bird." "Of course not you fool! I have been trying to get the bird this whole time! To own the symbol of the king of the gods will give you good luck for the rest of your life." the ex-vet said. "Well, there is an eagle right behind you" I lied. "What, were?!" the ex-vet said. While his back was turned, I grabbed the sack were Zeus was. Then, I ran as fast as I could.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

my new bird

"What!" I exclaimed. "That's right."the doctor said."That bird likes you so much that it won't leave you. It will probably do what you ask as well." Well, for me, that was a shock. The only pet I ever had was a dachshund. But he died at the age of 10. OK, I didn't now how to take care of a bird. "I will give you a book on how to take care of an eagle" the doctor reassured me. He must have guessed that I didn't now how to take care of any pet, let alone an eagle. "Thank you"I said, relieved. Man, that vet really helped me out. Then, he took out a bag and stuffed Zeus in it! To be continued...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

4 weeks later

The bird's wing healed. So the doctor let me release him into the wild. Still, I was going to miss that bird. I had done some research, and found out that Zeus, the Greek god of lightning, was also believed to become an eagle. So, I named the bird "Zeus," since he was an eagle. I picked up Zeus and took him outside. I extended my arm so he could fly away, but he didn't. All he did was move a little so he was more comfortable on my arm. "Hey Zeus," I said"fly away already. Go were you belong." Still, he didn't move. "Zeus has grown quite attached to you." the doctor said "He won't want to leave." "So now what, I'm a bird sitter?" I asked. "No, you just have a new pet eagle." the doctor answered.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This is Zeus