I just had to share this interesting factoid! Are you familiar with Canada geese? You probably are, because they're found in many parts of the U.S. and have even become a resident species in many areas. But look a little more closely at the flock next time -- you may see a cackling goose in the midst of the Canada geese. This newly recognized species of goose (since 2004) looks like a small Canada goose, but is less common. Here's some great information from the Audobon society on the differences between the two geese species.
Still wanting your meat-free Friday recipe? Here's an oldie, but a goodie! Yukon Gold Potato Soup -- enjoy!