Monthly Archives: August 2012

The great pizza exchange

Here is one of today’s pizzas, shown in three different stages. I was really busy today putting them together, so our luncheon guest did the photography honors for me today. BUT – in order to get the photographs, I had … Continue reading

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Elusive roadrunner

This guy has been taunting me for WEEKS! He is quick like a bunny; never being still. I had to take these pictures out of my kitchen window because if I go outside onto the deck, he disappears completely. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Focaccia du jour

Rosemary, kosher salt, and smoked paprika – held down with an egg wash.

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Chicken stir fry

Previously roasted chicken, linguini from last night, a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables, pecorino cheese, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Dinner in a flash! I had previously roasted two chickens tandem (not tandoori!), so had lots of … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wheels

Quickly-grilled chicken breast with wheels and fresh spinach. Wheels have fresh salsa, sour cream, and scallions.

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Chicken vegetable soup

A refrigerator full of miscellaneous bits of veggies, plus some nice stock and pieces of chicken picked off the bones I had used to make the stock, made this fabulous pot of soup. I had been experimenting with vacuum bottle … Continue reading

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The last of the berries

Add cornbread made with orange juice, yogurt, orange juice, and pecans, if you have them. “Pseudo pshortcake”. This is a great snack for the afternoon droops.

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Round-up at the RV Corral

This is where the hummingbird feeder usually hangs, but I don’t think this is a hummingbird. Woops! Caught in the act! It wasn’t me, Boss, but I think . . . I’ll just be moving along now. From time to … Continue reading

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What I love about summer

THE PRODUCE!!!!! These beautiful, super ripe berries were stacked up high at Safeway, so four boxes of them jumped into my basket. They were at the prime ripeness, so haste must be made to get them entirely eaten up. I … Continue reading

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Stir Fry Pizza

Leftover stir fried vegetables atop a one-hour pizza crust made a delicious lunch. When it was done, I topped it with feta cheese and put it back in the oven just long enough to soften the cheese. This made four … Continue reading

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Rosemary Makes Focaccia

Her first effort turned out great!

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Rosemary DuMurier

This is my new friend, Rosemary DuMurier. She came to live with me courtesy of my friend, Cait, who has similar friends for sale at her Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScrapdragonStudio Rosemary is quite the fan of Daphne Du Maurier, and is … Continue reading

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Baby Curved-bill Thrasher

This little guy seems to have been left behind somehow. There was a family of noisy cactus wrens, and one of Chihuahuan ravens, that have been raising their young around here lately, but I hadn’t seen any of these thrashers … Continue reading

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