Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America

Happy Birthday America, thanks goodness for our freedom. If our forefathers were around, I'm sure they'd have wisdom for our country now as evidenced by the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security ...

The photos are of the very early morning sky in my own front yard. For the grouper cheeks I sauteed them up and made the same salsa from the previous post it was so good. Remember what I said about something new being the new favorite, well that salsa is 'it' right now. The great thing about fish cheeks is there are never any bones to worry about, what a treat.

Several mentioned they couldn't find poblano peppers or papaya, just substitute canned diced oretega green peppers (drain them well and pat with a paper towel) and use fresh peaches, and use the same spices and lemon. I am sure you will find that a worthy substitute for the salsa. Happy Fourth of July to you all.


  1. we were able to buy both poblano and papaya in NH, but i have to say that since moving south the papaya is much sweeter. since this area has a large hispanic population most of the grocery stores have a good selection of fresh and dried peppers.
    enjoy the holiday!

  2. We all could use a refresher on the Constitution. Thanks. I still remember the preamble from memorizing in grade school.
    Hope you have a great 4th.

  3. Hi Michele, thanks, hope you like it.

    Hi Patti, thanks, if only the politicians nowadays made laws with it and we the people in mind.


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