Re: [gardeners] Spring in February?

Lillian Kepp (
Wed, 18 Feb 98 23:51:27 PST

On Wed, 18 Feb 1998 19:03:09 -0500 (EST)  Cheryl & Erich Schaefer 

>but we aren't that far along yet. Did see a robin. Hope he doesn't 
>his little tush!  Cheryl

This reminds me of a good recipe that I thought I'd share.

Kepp's Robin Tush

Take the tush from one frozen Robin and let thaw completely. (You 
can use two tushes if you are having a lot of company.)  Put in
very small baking pan, if you have one.  I find that the little 
metal container that containes the icing in the Pillsbury Cinnamon 
Rolls tubes works just fine.  Anyway, coat with mixture of three 
dill seeds, 1/8 teaspoon corn bread mix, and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce.
Add six potato eye sprouts.  Do not add more than six per tush as 
this makes the "gravy" too starchy.
I sometimes add eight grains of onion powder for a different flavor. 
Really adds some zest. You can also stuff your tush with four 
croutons but I personally find that too filling.
Bake at 102 degrees F. for 7 minutes.  Do not overbake.  You don't 
want tough tush!  Neither do you want the feathers to catch fire.

If you don't want to stuff your tush, try using your tush for 
stuffing.  Put the complete tush in a Habanero chile and microwave 
for 2.78 minutes.  You'll find the flavor of the chile really 
eliminates the taste of the tush feathers and makes it easier to 
swollow.  Also this adds some heat to the tush, but there is
nothing like starting your day with a hot tush.

Lillian Kepp