Time For Lunch At The Himalayan Grill! The.... Too The Eggs! (Page Two)
Why Himalayan and not ham you ask? The dishes at the Himalayan Grill are better than ham, really! Usually called The Himalayas, or just Himalaya for short, the word literally means "Abode of Snow". It is a mountain range in Asia that separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayas include over 100 mountains over 23,000 feet tall, forming an arc over 1,491 miles. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia.
Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions and practices of Tibet and its peoples, many of whom reside in India and Nepal. It reflects the Tibetan landscape of mountains and plateaus and includes influences from neighbors (including other countries India and Nepal). It is known for its use of noodles, goat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese (often from yak or goat milk), butter (also from animals adapted to the Tibetan climate) and soups.
We leave our house ready to party when we return!
Mom assists Theo in dining... He is a fairly adventurous diner! Good Mom!
We are all here... Some are new to Himalayan food and some are old timers!
Luisa made it! Yeah!
The Old Guys hold court at the end of the table!
Luisa and Mitch... Looking good!
We are attempting to get Connor to try some new things!
Still no reaction so...
Love the family get togethers ...
So nice to have Penny back in town!
Having fun sharing...
We take it all in.... Love the family!
...and we enjoy our wine!
Did You Know?
1. The word Himalaya means the home or abode of snow.
2. The geological age of the Himalaya is approximately 70 million years.
3. Himalayan rivers are older than the Himalayan peaks.
4. In Nepal there are 8 of the world's 14 highest mountains above 8000 meters, including Mt. Everest.
5. Nepal has 8% of the total species of birds found in the world.
6. The highest lake on earth, Tilicho, is in Nepal. It rests at 4800 meters.
7. Nepal has the deepest lake at the highest elevation. She Phoksundo is 145 meters deep and rests at 3600 meters.
8. The Kaligandaki is the deepest gorge on earth, dropping 1200 meters.
9. Nepal also has the highest valley on earth, the Arun valley.
10. Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace and is also the only country where people worship the living goddess Kumari.
11. Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.
12. In Nepal there are as many as 80 ethnic groups speaking more than 100 different languages.
"The Great Indian"
Packing up and heading home
We made it first
We did several garden tours this afternoon
The coloring equipment was ready to go!
(Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!")
"We will help you!"
Need a glass of wine before one gets officially started!
"This is so much fun... We get to sit back and watch all the activities!"
Mom provides some guidance
Theo is always willing to assist!
(It's always amazing to us to see a new generation do what we did 60 year ago)
What are they up to?
Always having fun!
Franklyn takes a look at every ones handy work
The mad scientist!
Cheating... Lisa reads the instructions first
She knows the plan of attack now!
Working up a sweat!
Brian is doing his magic with his brushes!
The tables are all fairly busy with future artists
""My secret plan is being put into place as we speak!"
Colors are ready to go!
Snack time.... It's OK... This all went home with Lisa!
Lisa gets serious now...
Brian keeps working away at his egg... What cold it be?
Oh dear... The boys are at it again!
"Yes... This is my plan... To do the egg with my eyes closed!
Did You Know? - The practice of decorating eggshells as part of spring rituals is ancient, with decorated, engraved ostrich eggs found in Africa which are 60,000 years old.
In the pre-dynastic period of Egypt and the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Crete, eggs were associated with death and rebirth, as well as with kingship, with decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.
Brian checks out his colors
"Hey Mom! You just got a call and it is for me!"
"I promise I will not lick"
"Oops! My tongue has a mind of its own!"
Did You Know? - The Papi-poo is a small cross breed known for being energetic, friendly, and social. It is the cross of the Papillon and Poodle. The most common colors for Papi-poos are black and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly.
Caught reading the instructions! Not fair!
The red wine helps in coloring eggs!
The hands of a surgeon!
Eek... A skunk! Run for your lives!"
It's starting to take shape, what or who could it be?
Greg has the important job... Keeping the wine flowing!
"Nope... Not revealing the secret egg yet"
"So, did I tell you about the twenty-three cents?
"Jan!! Please do NOT encourage him!"
Look carefully at the masterpiece
The four dozen eggs went pretty fast!