Sometimes it’s the most simple, littliest things that can make me happy.
Last week we walked out our front door, just like we had a million times before — only this time we noticed that we had house guests. The best, sweetest, most delightful house guests possible — and they can stay as long as they’d like. In fact, I’ll be sad when it’s time for them to go.
Almost too little to notice, there was a hummingbird nest on the tree below the steps. A small collection of twigs held an even smaller hummingbird. With us only about three feet away, this sweet bird didn’t move for a good thirty seconds. And that’s when we saw the most precious, most beautiful site — her two, lima-bean-sized baby birds. With beaks the size of a grain of rice, these teeny-tiny birds very slowly moved up and down with strong beating hearts.
- 4 ears fresh corn
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chile paste (I like Sambal Oelek)
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt