Monthly Archives: May 2015

Now That’s A Red Flower !

This lovely flower has a yellow sibling, which you will see tomorrow.

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Free Dinner

Well, almost free. This meal was made entirely of leftovers, didn’t use the microwave, and certainly was fuss free, that’s for sure. We can’t stop talking about how delicious this meal was, and how nourished we felt after eating it. … Continue reading

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Coyote-ess, I Think.

Caught a glimpse of this lovely lady (I think it is a lady) coming in for a drink of water late yesterday afternoon. Even though I was inside the house, with all of the doors and windows shut, I swear … Continue reading

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Heading for the Hollyhocks

These guys were making a break for it – one of them still in his striped uniform.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

I’ve made a bunch of soups lately, but have been lax about photographing them. This was from about a week ago, and is pretty self-explanatory. The seedy bread, as you can tell from yesterday’s entry, is our current favorite. Snagged … Continue reading

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Bread Blister

interesting aberration at the upper right.  This happens on pizza now and then, but pizza is baked a hundred degrees hotter than this was. Everything you see was baked at the same time at 400 degrees F.  Please take no … Continue reading

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Fading Fairbank

Fairbank is our local “ghost town” where there always seems to be something to photograph that I hadn’t noticed before. I was going through some old camera cards last night and found this picture that I took about five years … Continue reading

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Does This Pollen Make My Butt Look Big?

Because of all of the collapsing colonies of bees, the ones that are left must work harder and harder. It is cactus flower season here now – just finishing up – so our friends have been very busy lately.

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Burrito or Taco?

Here’s what needed to be cleaned up. Those are not burned spots; they swished off in a wink with a sponge and dish soap. Here’s the finished product: Homemade chili inside a crisped-up tortilla. On top: salsa, cilantro, extra sharp … Continue reading

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Wagons, Ho

Repairs may be needed before this wagon goes much further.

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An Apple, With A Cherry Smoothie

After our usual giant Sunday breakfast, I wasn’t hungry yet for lunch when DH was, so I gave him the rest of the lentil soup, and an hour or so later I had a typical “GIRL FOOD” snack. I took … Continue reading

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Little Lentils

i keep reading about how nutritious lentils are, so I made up a big batch of lentil and split pea soup for lunch yesterday.   Using my famous “Nissan Soak” method, the process was little more difficult than opening a … Continue reading

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Italian Flag Colors, With Eggplant

Another posting experiment from my iPhone. Dinner two nights ago was Eggplant Parmesan. Between then and now we acquired quite a few red peppers, a pound of mushrooms, and some spinach. I sautéed the fresh veggies, then pushed them aside … Continue reading

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The Dental Room

We went for cleanings at The Dental Room today. This clever sign caught my eye. As I paid the bill, I noticed that prices had risen.

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Spinach Pizza Made With Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

There is so much more yummy goodness to this pizza than meets the eye – bacon, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sweet onions, olives, Italian sausage, and black olives are hiding under that layer of mozzarella and spinach. The spinach is … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

What? It looks like each other Sunday brunch? Almost true, but these pancakes were made with a combination of cake flour and whole wheat pastry flour. They had an ever-so-slightly different texture as they browned, but tasted just a bit … Continue reading

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The Marinated Chicken Illustrated

I still have two of the breasts in the freezer for another time, but we have been gorging on this deliciousness for DAYS – including a wonderful picnic muffuletta that served five people, with leftovers! This was last night’s dinner. … Continue reading

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The Red-Haired Orchestra Conductor

This scene reminded me of an orchestra ready to play beautiful music under the baton of a thin, red-haired conductor. He has a helper at his feet to help turn the pages of the score. The cymbals will wake him … Continue reading

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Marinade Trick

I’m probably the last person on the planet to figure this out, but wanted to share this “Lightbulb Moment” for making the task of marinating a bit easier. I put a plastic bag into a bowl to hold it open … Continue reading

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