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PhotoSaga -- Innocence Lost on the Ramp of Death!

Our young hero finally gets to rest. He chooses to nap on a comfy ramp. Unfortunately, he was not aware that the locals call this "the wheelchair ramp of death" with good reason.


PhotoSaga -- The Heroic Quest in the Icy Depths

When we last left our hero, he was venturing into the icy depths in search of food, armed with nothing but a screwdriver and nerves of steel.


Recipe: Shrimp with Tequila Sauce

Shrimp in Tequila SauceLast night my kitchen creation was shrimp in tequila sauce, or perhaps I should call it "camarones con tequila" in honor of the nation that invented the awesome, yet evil concoction known as tequila.
Don't worry, for those of you who have had bad experiences with tequila, the alcohol burns off while cooking, leaving only the flavor.
Ingredients: 1.5 lbs of peeled, cooked shrimp4 cloves of fresh garlicA little unsalted butter, 2 tbs1/2 cup tequila1/2 cup fresh cilantrosalt and pepper

I started with small pre-cooked shrimp simply because I knew I was going to be able to cook it on grocery night, and I'm a little careful about keeping fresh shrimp more than a day or two.
The recipe calls for unsalted butter, but you could probably use olive oil. Start by sauteing the garlic. Normally I pile on the garlic, but I stuck to the recipe this time. I'm glad I did. It really brought out the cilantro.
Get the garlic just slightly brown, 30 seconds or so, the…