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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. The albino catfish are gentle and mellow. They mind their own business and hang out together. Their skin color and eyes are pink; they are so pale that you can see the dark poop in their bellies. Sorry, tmi. Elliot loves all kinds of catfish for their mellow personalities. We’ve had some aggressive fish in the past.

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      1. Amazing about the albino fish being almost translucent. I went to Spain for three weeks with friends of the family back in 1974 – she was born and live in Madrid until marrying an American soldier and returning to the U.S. Anyway, they have these little pop-up places like a bar – they serve wine and some seafood. Nothing fancy at all about these places. They are like pop-up kiosks. So they served shrimp. They toss them on a grill for about 1/2 minute then serve them … I would see the shrimp laying there, not de-veined and you’d see their intestines. I was squeamish and would ask it to go on the grill a little longer so it was brown. 🙂 They’d just look at me and they also had these eels that looked like pencils in a dish. You’d grab a little fork and dip them in sauce. My parents did not like fish – we had salmon croquettes and tuna fish and sometimes Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks (for me as a treat), so I was not used to seeing these things. Bouillabaisse too – we went somewhere where they had fish heads in the soup or you were served fish with the head on. I was freaked out never having seen or eaten fish like this. Now that I look back, it is funny.


      2. Oh, you’d freak out over Korean food. In Korea, a favorite food is live squid, pig intestines, fried pig skin, etc. I’m squeamish too but Chris and Ellis are adventurous eaters, so I jsut watch them try. Elliot and I like our comfort foods with nothing out of the ordinary. lol.

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      3. You’re right Esther – I would freak out! My aunt married a guy who was Maltese and loved to cook. He made octopus stew one time while we were there – he didn’t say what was in it. I was blowing on the spoonful of soup to cool it and saw the suckers. I was more adventurous with them and in my 20s, but that has since waned. 🙂


      4. I’ve never had that but some people like it and my father liked oxtail soup – no, not the part that goes over the fence last, just no! My father liked liver and onions and also chicken livers, so we had that often – hated it. After he was gone, no more liver as my mom was not a fan either, though she sometimes made liver and bacon but it was still liver, no matter what you pair it with.


      5. Liver is liver. Yikes.
        We’re huge fans of oxtail soup. I used to eat a lot of it growing up. Oxtail used to be cheap to make but now their prices went up as more people are making these soups. (Lots of things are getting more expensive these days). It’s a soup we eat when feeling under the weather or you need to boost immunity. Koreans like to eat hot soup in hot weather. Never understood that, but it’s a thing.
        Your last sentence is eloquently written and so true!


  1. It is what you grow up with. My parents didn’t eat fish, however, my father liked something called “rollmops” which is pickled herring in a cream sauce which my mom bought in a jar for him at the German butcher shop. My mom and I didn’t fight him for it. 🙂


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