Monthly Archives: January 2017

And it's done! Kai's annual vet visit is just as stressful for me as it is for her. But it is a necessity. Probably made stressful because it was with a new office. I didn't have the greatest experience at her last vet, so I'll admit I went in a little leary.

I brought my tablet for pictures because I didn't want to fumble with my camera or risk dropping it if I needed to tend to Kai.

Office: A nice open, clean space, despite the current renovation. The footprints on the floor are a cute touch. Everything looked clean. No bad smells. A little older but nothing was falling apart or peeling off of a surface.

Mini store on location. They also have a cat hotel. If I use them, I'll do a post on the experience.

Staff: From the phone to when I went into the office, I was happy with everyone. When I went to the appointment I only had to wait for about 10 minutes before I was in an examine room.

The vet tech took down all the pertinent information. Did an exam of Kai, without stressing her out. She answered my 100 questions, with patience. Very friendly and open, especially when I let her know what I did not like about Kai's previous vet.

The veterinarian was great as well. He answered all of my questions and elaborated on some issues. There was not a heavy sale on shots or treatments, that many offices will try, to get even more money from you. He asked about me and volunteered information about himself. I want to know a little about the person who is going to put my baby under general anesthesia, in the future.

In total I was in the exam room for almost an hour. I had a lot of questions and concerns! I was not made to feel as if I was bothering them or asking too many questions.

Kai: She calmed down after the vet was in the room for about 10 minutes. He and his staff were great with backing off when she was getting agitated. But she was more than happy to creep back into her carrier, for good, and get the heck outta there!

I hate this worried/stressed look on her face!

Me: Relieved that this year's visit is over and she is healthy for the most part. Her teeth, which are not so great but fixable, are up next. Cha-ching. February is pet dental month & many veterinarians offer 20% off. Check your local vet to see if they have any spots left for the month.

And she's out! Right back into her carrier but the vet hadn't come in yet. Just the vet tech. Sorry Kai.

Conclusion: So far, so good but if they mess up or I become uncomfortable with her care, (like with the previous vet) I will find a new one. Ah, the things we do for our fur babies!

Pictures taken with, Samsung Galaxy Tab A Sm-p550 16 Gb Tablet - 9.7 - Plane To Line (pls) Switching - Wireless Lan - Q

Cat carrier that I use & love! Sleepypod - Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier, Jet Black A little pricey but I purchased this on sale. Coupon codes are also helpful, to save money.

2014 vet visit (She went in 2015 but has a new vet, this year.)

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Till next time,

Nadia

Whatever way that you say it, the dish is delicious! Watch me make it on my YouTube channel, Nadia's Kitchen Creations.

Check out my last video of Roti (Paratha) - Guyanese/West Indian Style that will make a great accompaniment to Chicken Curry/Curry Chicken.

Chicken Curry/Curry Chicken

Chicken Curry/Curry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken thighs cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, halved or omit
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped, minced or sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped & halved
  • 1 small tomato, chopped, canned or fresh
  • 1 tsp of chili flakes or a small fresh pepper of your choice or omit
  • 2-3 tbsp of curry powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp of salt or omit
  • 1/2-1 tsp dried turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corrinader
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or 1/2 of a cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, at the end of cooking, optional
  • 2-3 potatoes cut into small even pieces, more or less
  • 2-3 carrots cut into small even pieces, more or less
  • 2-3 cups of hot water ready for use. A kettle is easiest.

Instructions

  1. Clean, trim and wash chicken pieces. You can leave the bone in or remove.
  2. Season with half of the onion, garlic & 1 tbsp of curry powder. Mix well. Refrigerate, covered for 12-24 hours.
  3. Take the chicken out of the fridge about 1 hr prior to cooking.
  4. In a medium to large, heavy bottom pot, on medium-high heat, add 1-2 tsp of vegetable oil.
  5. Add the onions, including what the chicken was marinating in. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring.
  6. Add the spices and stir for about 10 minutes. Minus the last tbsp of curry powder, you may not want or need it.
  7. If it starts to brown too quickly or burn, remove from the heat, turn down the element. After a few minutes, resume cooking.
  8. Add the chicken, lightly browning for a few minutes. If you have a lot of chicken you may have to brown the chicken in batches.
  9. Add the tomato. Stir occasionally for 1 minute.
  10. You can add the rest or how much of the remaining curry powder that you like.
  11. Add 1 cup of hot water. I always use hot so I don't slow the cooking process down. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook for about 45 minutes, covered. Stirring occasionally. Larger pieces with bone may take longer.
  12. Taste for seasonings. Adjust if necessary.
  13. Add potatoes and carrots & add another 1/2 cup or so of hot water.
  14. Cover and simmer for 1/2 hour or until vegetables are tender.
  15. Serve with rice, roti or a flatbread of your liking.
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Some ingredients that I use, online: Splendor Garden Organic Turmeric Powder, 454gmCertified Organic Ceylon Ceylon/True Cinnamon ALBA Grade Sticks (Sulphur Free) 50gClub House Organic Ground Cumin 40g & Yupik Himalayan Fine Pink Salt, 1Kg

Previous: Roti (Paratha) - Guyanese/West Indian Style,  video & recipe.

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Till next time,

Nadia