Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mutton Curry

No, this isn’t mutton; it’s chicken. But I made this curry dish with some curry paste that is supposed to be for mutton. That sounds ghastly to me, but I can’t really tell the differences among the different packets of … Continue reading

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Hospital Pizza

This is a test to post from iPhone. Lunch today can be this pizza or cream of potato soup, with sausage. This is just a test. Do not be alarmed!

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Poached and Pineapple – Ham and Jam

Here it is Sunday again, and time to haul out the brown eggs. We seem to have developed a taste for this meal to be done Hawai’ian style – that is pineapple sautéed in the pan with the ham. Improves … Continue reading

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Club Sandwich Casserole

It was dinnertime, and offering a panini always meets with great enthusiasm. Again lunch had been late, so a lighter dinner was in order. A traditional Club Sandwich has turkey, ham, cheese, and various other goodies, so I put in … Continue reading

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Less is More

Computers . . . they just blow my mind! I worked at Apple Computer (2/86 – 6/94) and saw so many innovations, but my mouth routinely drops open at what I have seen happening in the industry since then. I … Continue reading

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Cilantro – a new favorite

Home from the clinic and starving – as usual! DH had a bowl of brown rice and Peruano beans with Italian sausage – very internacional! My bowl looked like the above. You can’t see the delicious chicken stew that was … Continue reading

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Thirteen Pancakes (Pikelets)

An efriend (Hi – Liz) in Canada makes a breakfast item called pikelets, http://myfavouritepastime.com/2014/04/20/poppy-seed-orange-pikelets/comment-page-1/#comment-13510 and explains that they are different from our American “pancakes” in that they are thicker and fluffier. Wheee ! That is always my goal, too, so … Continue reading

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Lunch for Dinner

We had an unusually late, late, late lunch today, so even by nine o’clock, dinnertime hadn’t rolled around. But when it finally did, this is what we ate. It was a nice blend of flavors, quite nutritious, and not too … Continue reading

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The Competition

The rose tree is winning by volume, but the irises are so beautiful in their own right.

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What the Bees See

I’ve taken a bazillion pictures of this tree and its beautiful flowers, but always miss showing how really gorgeous the sky is here. We have little pollution, so frequently (not always), the sky is an electric blue. The bees are … Continue reading

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Creole Cream Cheese and Red Eye Gravy

It’s Sunday again, and, after a couple of weeks off from poached eggs, we’re back at it again. This time the polenta had a good-sized hunk of the horseradish white Cheddar cheese in it, but the flavor is too subtle … Continue reading

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Horseradish White Cheddar Sandwich

Can I get the whole thing in my mouth? Yes, indeed. There is a slab o’ ham and some chicken breast slices underneath the horseradish white Cheddar cheese, the tomato slices, the grilled red peppers, cilantro leaves, and avocado bits. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Rose

Yesterday I spent about two hours looking at this picture and trying out different effects on it. Each one was more beautiful than the last, and I was totally mesmerized. This is how she looks with no make up on … Continue reading

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Blueberry and Pecan Pancakes

This is how NOT to have BLUE blueberry pancakes. I tried mixing them in last time because when they are on top like this, the second side doesn’t get as nicely done because the berries hold the batter up off … Continue reading

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Puerco Peruano

Have you ever tried Peruano beans? They are truly magnificent, supplanting the beloved red beans, if you can believe it. Part leftovers and part freshly cooked, here is what we had for lunch yesterday: Into a very hot skillet with … Continue reading

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Solid Juice

This array of goodness makes three hearty cups of pure gold, delicious juice. The carrot “fluff” that is left in the juicer is great added to our cooked cereal. Cancer medicines can cause one’s system to balk. So to counteract … Continue reading

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Princess Rose

Again with the “day late and a dollar short”. She was probably more beautiful the day before, but still . . . she is our firstborn on the rose tree for this year, and deserving of high praise for her … Continue reading

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Granola Cinnamon Bread

I had to use a super fast lens to get this picture, and was ALMOST unsuccessful. My experimental loaf yesterday was this tiny cinnamon bread (half whole wheat flour) with a sprinkling of my homemade maple granola worked into the … Continue reading

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Hot Roast Beef Sandwich – sort of Canadian Style

Looks good, eh? We’d been hearing about Poutine. If I have it right, that is French fries with a cheese sauce and gravy. Sounds a bit weird, but Canadians seem to think it is really spiffy, so maybe we should … Continue reading

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