Monthly Archives: August 2014

Good News !!!

Below is a copy of an email that I sent out yesterday to friends and family, but I wanted to share this wonderful news with the friends that I have made through this blog. The picture above was taken in … Continue reading

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Straddling the Fence

He couldn’t seem to make up his mind which side of the fence he wanted to be on. Big excitement today – an even half dozen black cows went wandering by. The mesquite trees are so dense now, that it … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Marinated Tomato Strips

I tried a new method for poaching the eggs this morning, and they held together much better. I had tried putting vinegar into the water, and putting salt into the water. Each worked fairly well. But today I used both, … Continue reading

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Leaf Sandwich – To Go, Please

Today we hopped the fence and took off on an excursion . . . to the alley in back of the house. With the monsoon rains, a lot of wildflowers bloom out there, so we stalked them. But I happened … Continue reading

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Bird Bed and Breakfast

This was taken in the early Fall of 2005 in La Conner, Washington. With the many birdhouses and the tree full of ripe peaches, I just couldn’t help thinking that the owners probably planned it that way as a treat … Continue reading

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Instant Breadsticks

Here is an example of instant breadsticks. They are crispy and delicious. Just prepare what you will eat at that meal, because like regular breadsticks, they will get too hard after about an hour out of the toaster oven. On … Continue reading

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BBQ Pork and Bok Choy Stir Fry

Yesterday I did a pork loin roast in my Nesco Roaster, and paid particular attention to the temperature of the meat. Usually a pork roast exudes so much of its juices that the roast itself tends to be dry. This … Continue reading

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Strawberries and a New Kind of Cream

We have been having a run of organic strawberries at a reasonable price at Safeway now and again, and this is what they look like. Aren’t they beautiful? The taste is just so sweet and delicious that it nearly defies … Continue reading

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Finished Fig

Here is the third, and final, stage of our resident fig. It was good, but didn’t have a lot of punch as far as flavor. It was a nice between-meal treat, but I don’t think I would go to a … Continue reading

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Big Fig – The Inside Story

I’m not sure what to make of the inside of this fig. Have eaten only dried ones previously, so no experience with a fresh one. Was quite taken aback when I cut into it this afternoon. It now resides in … Continue reading

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Big Fig

Test post from clinic. The IV drip took longer than expected, so I am experimenting today. The wife of another patient brought in fresh figs yesterday, and shared them with us all. I couldn’t help aiming the iPhone at my … Continue reading

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Dozing at the Dentist

I seem to be chronically short of quality sleep, so sometimes this is how things look in a waiting room.

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Hearty Havarti

After last night’s near miss at another hospital stay, DH wanted something easy on the tummy – pasta, cheese, eggs. This can all be done in one pan, lickety split. Put a little ghee in a pan and stir up … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Half Dozen

Our part of Arizona can be hot in the summertime, but almost without exception, air conditioning isn’t needed until early afternoon, and it cools off by bedtime, and doors and windows can be re-opened. In exchange for this small inconvenience, … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

Not sure why this batch was soooo delicious, but we both thoroughly enjoyed today’s brunch pancakes with blueberries and pecans. Not shown are the usual poached eggs, with grilled ham and pineapple.

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