Monthly Archives: July 2012

Potage Potot

Soup du jour Potato, broccoli, red peppers, onions, zucchini, topped with shredded Cheddar and smoked paprika. Incredibly satisfying. Someone asked for more directions. Er . . . I don’t have recipes, but just wing it with whatever I happen to … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Eggplant, onions, red pepper, green pepper, roasted chile pepper, and tomato. Chop into roughly equally-sized pieces and sauté over high heat. Stay attentive and push them around pretty constantly until they color up a bit. Sprinkle on a generous amount … Continue reading

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Maple Caramel Granola

I make a huge batch of this, but it still disappears in record time. Five-grain cereal, brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup as a binder, with dried cranberries and chopped dates. For sprinkling on cooked cereal, or any dessert. Probably … Continue reading

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Two-pepper Burrito

There was half a stuffed pepper leftover, so it became lunch for two, as you see above. I chopped up the stuffed pepper, added some jarred salsa, and a bit of cheese to hold it together, then rolled it up. … Continue reading

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Serial cooking – second day

I took the leftover spinach and some of the angel hair to make soup. Additional ingredients were homemade chicken broth, large chunks of chicken, celery, onions, carrots, and a number of seasonings that we like. At serving time, we sprinkled … Continue reading

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Serial cooking

Then add cooked hamburger meat, mushrooms, onions, and sausage to the leftover spaghetti sauce, which now has made a thick sauce, and serve over mozzarella-sprinkled angel hair. Place a strip of spinach down the center for a nutritious addition. Add … Continue reading

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Pizza redux

Mushroom addition for the second iteration of this week’s pizza lunch. I sautéed eight large mushrooms in olive oil and butter, added another slice of provolone to hold them down, and warmed it through in the microwave. Meanwhile, I was … Continue reading

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Pepper and chicken pizza

This was really yummy! Half a bread recipe on the dough cycle in the bread machine. Other half went for sandwich rolls. Spread out half the dough on a pizza pan that is buttered and covered in cornmeal. Spread on … Continue reading

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Avocado sandwich

It’s always after I’ve taken a bite that I remember to take a picture. This is one of the Italian rolls I make with the other half of the pizza dough, with avocado, lots of fresh lime juice, and a … Continue reading

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Today’s pizza

Added sautéed fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese. Gone in a flash!

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Sandwich rolls

The other half of the dough recipe makes six lovely sandwich or hamburger rolls. Perfect for a panini, pulled pork, or sloppy Joes, too.

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Ad hoc pizza

A quick throw-it-together pizza for lunch today – mostly sautéed onions and Italian sausage, with a bit of mozzarella. I’ll add mushrooms and more cheese on its next iteration.

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Where is that pesky doorbell?

Failing to find the doorbell, he knocked and knocked, but no one answered. If you click on this picture, a much larger one will appear.

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City of Rocks, New Mexico

The view out the bathroom window of the motor home while camped in New Mexico. We have a huge window across the back of the motorhome, so I have tried to take a picture out that window at each campsite. … Continue reading

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Cat ‘n’ the door

This lovely scene was just waiting for us as we walked around La Conner, Washington back in 2005.

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