Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pluots

   Our little crop of fruit earlier this month was from a cross between an apricot tree and a plum tree.  As you saw, the resultant fruit looked almost identical to an apricot.  These are apparently also the same two … Continue reading

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Colonel Judie’s McNuggets

   I cut a large chicken breast at an angle and made a bunch of thinnish slices.  Then into seasoned flour, egg, and seasoned crumbs and quickly fried in half coconut oil and half ghee.   Lightly curried rice and … Continue reading

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Ciabatta

   These were pretty messy to make, but they definitely provided the chewiness that Soup Boy was looking for to dunk into the split pea and lentil soup today.  I think I will go back to more regulation sourdough, although … Continue reading

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It’s Chili Today

   Yesterday it was Meat Sauce and Linguini.  Last night I soaked up a cup of red beans and then cooked them in the Rival Crock-ette for a few hours this morning.  At lunch time, I took out about half … Continue reading

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Raspberry Delight Du Jour

   Here is today’s iteration of our ever-popular raspberry.   I put some raspberries in a tiny container, poured over some of the thick Balsamic vinegar, then added some chocolate shards.  It was the perfect little treat after a shared … Continue reading

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Dippity-Do

  We acquired a new supply of raspberries this afternoon, so did something a little different for lunch fruit today. Today, instead of just plain balsamic vinegar on the raspberries, I made a dipping sauce using the “cream” that rose to … Continue reading

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Tutti-Frutti

It’s raspberry time, and a friend was so kind as to replenish our supply of the thick, syrupy balsamic vinegar that we so dearly love! This is the resulting lunchtime dessert.  Totally incomparable!  Give it a try!  Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

We ate out with some friends a couple of weeks ago, and had a pizza with a whole wheat crust. I usually use some whole wheat pastry flour and some regular all-purpose flour in my crusts, and now I remember … Continue reading

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Coolth !!!

We have discovered a fabulous item to help with this heat. We have been living in these for the last few days. And, yes, if it touches your clothing, some of the water is wicked into the cloth. But I … Continue reading

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Deer Bully Boy

See those rudimentary horns? Well, he thinks he is just THE ONE these days! Last year Mama Deer would come by with two yearlings. Starting a couple of weeks ago, she started coming by with three young’uns, one of which … Continue reading

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Lemon ‘n’ Lime

We love the citrus-y flavor of lemons and limes, but the extraordinarily expensive lemons don’t last very long these days, and limes are dry about ten minutes after cutting them, if they have any juice in them at all. So … Continue reading

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Yellow Cheddar on Potato Soup

     I had three quarts of super rich chicken broth, so soup came up as a possible lunch dish.   How about potato and onion soup, sez I.  Oh, yeah, sez he.  So this is what we had on … Continue reading

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Yellow Cornbread and Chicken Lunch

Back awhile ago, I blogged about putting marinating meat in a plastic bag and then in a bowl that keeps the fluid securely around the meat. We had a couple of the breasts left over from that meal, and I … Continue reading

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Topless Birdhouse (and Yellow Flowers)

Every morning when I fill the water pond, I aim the water stream towards the lovely little yellow-flowered plants that are growing in the alley, and the few that have made their way into our yard. The flowers themselves have … Continue reading

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Yellow Corn

We try to avoid corn products these days because of the GMO situation, but it is basically a lost cause. I get organic when practical, but hopefully our bodies will survive a few aberrations in this regard. Safeway had some … Continue reading

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Here’s Bird in Your Eye

Looks like there might be a whole apartment building full of tiny birds behind that smiling face.

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More Yellow

Continuing with the yellow theme . . . I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a house painted this bright a yellow. Apart from cropping and straightening, I did no post processing on this photo. It really was THAT yellow.

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The Yellow Sibling

Yellow is such a happy color! It may not be easy to be green if you are a Muppet character, but this mellow fellow has no problem being yellow! ;->

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The Apricot and The Lawrence Tree

http://www.ljclark.com/seeing/seeing-03.htm Upon arising this morning, I peeked out my window to see if there were any apricots on the ground. If there were, perhaps I could beat the squirrel to the harvest. Aha! YES! One there . . . but … Continue reading

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From The Orchard

This is our harvest from the last two days. There was actually one more – total of EIGHT – of these beauties. The tree is huge, but had never graced us with any fruit – until now. The previous owner … Continue reading

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