Monthly Archives: April 2013

Roadrunner in Her Nest

AND . . . here she is! There is a clickable at the top of the site, right under the picture of Dorrie Anne in the woods near Flagstaff that says ANIMALS SPOTTED. That’s where I write about the animals … Continue reading

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How to Build a Tostada Fabulosa

DH LOVES tostadas, so I make them often. They don’t always have exactly the same ingredients, but this is an example of what I happened to have on hand that particular day. First, a crispy tostada shell, slathered with really … Continue reading

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Club Sandwich

We seldom have cold foods at lunch time, but – like today – when a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread comes popping out of the bread machine, it is time to make a Club Sandwich Deluxe! Above are the … Continue reading

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The Bisbee Toad

Toad = RV talk for a vehicle that is TOWED behind a motorhome. I think this guy took it to the extreme! Great camouflage! One problem I see is that it is going to be difficult to hook that front … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs and Polenta

Almost every morning we have a giant bowl of five-grain cooked cereal, loaded with cranberries and dates while being cooked. At serving time, we pile on whatever fruit is in season, unsweetened coconut flakes, and homemade granola. But some mornings, … Continue reading

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Baby Burrito

A while ago, I discovered a little “mix” to make tortillas. http://www.mimaseca.com/en/productos-maseca/d/selecta-tortilla-mix/4 It takes a while because of the “resting period” of thirty minutes, but the procedure is dead simple. Add warm water to the mix, shape into little balls, … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

This is a rerun of yesterday’s broccoli/cheese/ham soup. I had used broth that I had made from boiling the bone from a ham, and it was tooooo salty. Not inedible; not even thirst inducing, but saltier than I prefer. So … Continue reading

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Sesame Oil

Our bottle of sesame oil was getting a bit long in the tooth, so I finally remembered to replace it. Also discovered “ginger in a tube”. Sounds disgusting, but it turned out to be quite delightful. Fresh ginger is preferable, … Continue reading

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Barley “Rice Pudding” – in the extreme

This deliciousness went beyond wonderful – totally scrumptious! For the “nearly naked” version from yesterday, see: For this company-appropriate dessert, I left off the maple syrup and nutmeg, and added a light homemade orange marmalade, garam masala, and . . … Continue reading

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Orange Zest, Strawberries, Barley, and Yogurt

Kitchen excitement! I’m easily thrilled, but hope you will love these two ideas as much as I do! The first is a colorful addition to our cereal in the morning. I used a zester to denude the orange of its … Continue reading

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Girly Salad

This is my favorite kind of lunch. I start with a small bed of a nice lettuce – red, in this case, but butter lettuce and Romaine are good, too. Seldom iceberg – it has basically no nutrition, but does … Continue reading

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Soup and Salad – Split Pea and Potato

You may have guessed that we like split pea soup, both in this more liquid version, and in the manner of porridge, where the whole of it is a lot thicker. I add onions, carrots, and celery to either kind. … Continue reading

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Steak and Asparagus

This was the second asparagus that I steamed in my new upright pan. The thicker stems are closer to the bottom, so I guess they get more heat than the tender shoots at the top because somehow the stalks seemed … Continue reading

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Beans and Rice – Colorful Veggie Platter

All these beautiful colors make me feel healthy just to look at them! This is a platter for two. I made a Ham and Swiss grilled Hoagie-type sandwich for DH to eat with his; I had a bowl of bean … Continue reading

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Olive Pizza

Sometimes I forget to put olives on our pizza, but this time there were only this many left in the container, so they all went on. Probably overkill, but they really were a very nice treat. I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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Yaquina Lighthouse in Oregon

The sky was almost that beautiful that late afternoon. Not sure I really improved the picture by fiddling with it, but the end result pleased me. And, yes, we did climb up to the top to look around. It was … Continue reading

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