Monthly Archives: September 2013

Out of the Frying Pan, and . . .

One of our favorites – with so many variations. This one had: Angel hair, a melange of mushrooms, onions, Italian sausage, tomatoes, and peppers, and smoked Gouda cheese. I made a separate three-egg omelet in my wonderful Aeternum frying pan, … Continue reading

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Tarantula Breath

Hey! A juicy spider . . . wait a minute. It’s a tarantula! Aren’t they poisonous? Better look him over carefully. Taking advantage of the break in the activity, the tarantula makes a run for it. So, what do you … Continue reading

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Pyracanthaberry Wine

Up close and personal, this is what the berries look like. The birds are going completely nutso! Apparently, from what I have read, these berries provide a bit of a “high” for the birds that eat them. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Roadrunner Comes for a Visit

All morning long, the cactus wrens and the thrashers have been taunting me on the deck. I have a lot of pictures of birds’ backsides and places where birds had been – just a fraction of a second ago. Grrrr … Continue reading

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Curry and Scallions

This was a super quick dinner using fresh peppers and frozen spinach.  The chicken and the rice were left over from an earlier meal.  A small drizzle of curry sauce on mine; more for others.  I’m not a big fan … Continue reading

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Wild Rice and Quinoa

Quick and delicious BBQ pork, quinoa, wild rice, mushrooms, onions, celery, steamed broccoli And for dessert: Fresh raspberries with chocolate chips and gelato. We shared the berries and chocolate, but the gelato servings are individual. Mine is pistachio and DH’s … Continue reading

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Birder King

All was peaceful this morning, and we were enjoying a number of migratory birds flashing through the area. I guess the news of the water pond is on their grapevine somehow, and they stop here to fuel up on their … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Hopper

Walmart made itself a new building, and the old one stayed vacant for quite a while, but earlier this month Hobby Lobby opened a store there – and today we visited it. Oooooooh – fabrics – I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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Quail Courting Game

Like the Scaled Quail the other day, these Gambel’s Quail took refuge in the bushes at the base of the mesquite trees. They aren’t as skittery, though, so I was able to get more pictures of them. They insisted on … Continue reading

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A Rare Sight – A Patterned Butterfly

The yellow flowers were all waving “Good Morning” to me, so I raced out to photograph them at their loveliest. We have some white, some black, and some yellow butterflies – not many, really – but seldom do we see … Continue reading

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Bachelor Bob

Click, click . . . My camera was whirling like a dervish this morning. Until I can get them all sorted, here is one that I like. Please meet Bachelor Bob. We call him that because he sits on a … Continue reading

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Pot Roast and Mashed Potato Surprise

On my last trip to the grocery store, I “invested” in a huge hunk o’ cow and made a pot roast in the pressure cooker. I can’t believe how many delicious dinners and lunch hot sandwiches that we have had … Continue reading

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Acini de Pepe, The Poor Man’s Israeli Cous Cous

Thirty or so years ago, I ate a bowl of this every morning with some sort of soft-yolked egg. Our adventures with Israeli cous cous got me thinking about how to have that taste treat without spending a fortune on … Continue reading

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Mushroom Soup and Friends

We had been in town at a doctor appointment and arrived home starving. This taste treat took no more than fifteen minutes – start to finish. Can you get food that is this good at a drive-through? We weren’t even … Continue reading

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Seven Scaled Quail

Mostly we have Gambel’s Quail that migrate through here, but recently there has been a fairly good-sized crop of Scaled Quail hanging about in the back. They make an entirely different sound from the Gambel’s, and seem much less organized. … Continue reading

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He Loves to Taunt Me, That Rascally Roadrunner

He knows I am here; I’m sure of it. He makes his clattering noise and jumps up onto the top rail of the fence, almost close enough to the birdhouse, for his nearly-daily visit. Fortunately for me, I had my … Continue reading

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Safety First

DH is making some nice additions to our motorhome in his new workshop. Happy, happy! ;->

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Spinach Omelet in the New Pan

Some days . . . only an omelet will do. Fortunately, these lovely ingredients were on hand, and I thoroughly enjoyed this light lunch. I’d meant to use Swiss cheese, but pulled out the pepper cheese in error, so since … Continue reading

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Roadrunner Egg, with Larvae

The two roadrunner eggs sat in the nest, totally unattended, for a couple of months, so we knew they weren’t viable. The other day one of them was on the ground and broken open. We don’t know if the newly-acquired … Continue reading

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