Monthly Archives: October 2013

FREE – Sehr Gut!

Every once in a while Safeway has a coupon for a fairly expensive item that they are offering for free to entice the shopper to repeat buy. I took advantage of this the other day and accepted a package of … Continue reading

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Judie McNuggets and Mini-Omelet

Judie McNuggets and Mini-Omelet This is one of our favorite dinners. It takes a while to make these delicious nuggets, but I make a dozen at a time, so there are three meal opportunities with each effort. They freeze well, … Continue reading

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Poachers

DESAYUNOS DELICIOSOS !!! HIS We surely love poached eggs and polenta, especially when the polenta has the addition of smooth-melting white Cheddar cheese. DH thrives on onions, so his has pico de gallo salsa and chopped Mexican scallions, along with … Continue reading

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Burritos – Regular and Deconstructed

Regulation burrito plate above. This is what you get when you order a burrito plate in our house. Unless you are the cook, in which case, you can have a “deconstructed burrito plate”! Mind you, I didn’t know there even … Continue reading

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The Talkatons

This is a Talkaton. They talk, talk, talk – all around the deck. It sounds for all the world like they are discussing the world situation in a most human way. My Audubon app tells me that these are mockingbirds, … Continue reading

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Let Us Prey

Do you see what I see? A tasty morsel awaits. I’ll just fly over and get him. After my nap. Magnanimously, I’ll let him live because he’s so cute and furry.

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Now What?

I saw the hawk and started snapping his portrait, but wondered what he was looking at so intently. Swung the camera over to the right a bit, and there was our furry friend, looking just a mite on the frightened … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Lasagne and Kale

I love lasagne, but the heavy cheese content and the time it takes to make it . . . well, lazy bones here . . . so this is what I do instead. I call it spaghetti lasagne, but it … Continue reading

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Clouds or Islands?

A miniature Mars with clouds, or are they islands?

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Kindergarten Eucalyptus Leaves

In the late afternoon, the sunlight hits these eucalyptus leaves and makes them look like a string of beautiful nature’s electric lights. But they are so ephemeral that the slightest wind sets them to shaking, rather like aspen leaves. So, … Continue reading

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Ham ‘n’ Monster (cheese)

Yes, I know . . . it’s really Muenster, but Halloween is creeping up on us, and I got carried away! The green sprinkles are leaves of tarragon. The slight anise taste of them was great with the tomato, and … Continue reading

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Mostly Mushroom Sandwich

The ultimate in “planned overs”. There was a smidge of steak left over, some mushrooms, and some meat juice, so I gently sautéed up some onions . . . et voilå . . . a delicious “steak” sandwich. Wonderfully yummy!

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Cornbread and Cream of Broccoli Soup

Here’s lunch today. The Internet is out, so I am winging it from my iPhone.

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Tuscany Kale

Kale is the new spinach – at least for us. We love spinach, collard greens, all colors of chard, and kale. But now there are a few varieties of kale to choose from. Kale is milder than the others, more … Continue reading

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Bachelor Bob by the Morning Glory

Bachelor Bob has a happy smile today. His constant calling has paid off. He is set to meet a mate. “I’ll be the one by the morning glory”, he said on Facebook. Click once for a closer view of his … Continue reading

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Yellow-Spotted Roadrunner

The last week or so has brought out the baby birds flitting in and out of the pyracantha bush. I don’t know if they were hatched in there, or just look on it as a nursery. I recognize the curved-bill … Continue reading

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