Tag Archives: Sierra Vista

Pepper Steak Times Three

Pepper steak is a big fave for a quick, healthy dinner (or lunch).  We never seem to tire of it, and this week, we had it three different times.  Not consecutively, mind you, but we did have it on three … Continue reading

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The Eyelash Ladies

This little statue completely mesmerized me the other day while visiting the Cochise Oncology Clinic.  As you can see in the mirror, it is all one piece.  Judging by the hair color and bee sting lips, I am assuming that these … Continue reading

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Bacon Nibble Snack

Now that I had this huge supply of bacon on hand, here is the first thing I made with it. Just a quicky lunch to hold us over until dinner. We’d had breakfast really late, so this was enough to … Continue reading

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Three Deer Three

What a surprise to see these three lovely ladies taking advantage of the water pond the other day. They seemed to come out of nowhere, and trotted off quickly when they had slaked their thirst. I heard coyotes later on. … Continue reading

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The Last Rose of Summer

Just before the “yard beautician” came to give our bushes their last haircut of the year, I found two roses and two rosebuds on our rose tree. They cried out to be immortalized. There was a small leaf hopper enjoying … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck – Eggs

Here it is Sunday again, and time for our special brunch. It looks like the same old thing, but not so! This time, there are duck eggs! ;-> Lately I have been ordering organic eggs from a local source, https://www.facebook.com/kovacspecialty.farmsContinue reading

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Burrito Two Ways

We had plenty of tortillas, but why eat one of those when there is leftover homemade cornbread that has cheese and roasted red peppers in it? So DH had his burrito in a tortilla, as shown, but mine was ever … Continue reading

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Blat and Bat (Fledermaus)

This big leaf blew into my view, and I couldn’t help myself – had to make a picture. Do you see the fledermaus?

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Swedish Meatballs Italiano

We couldn’t decide which country to favor tonight, Sweden or Italy. So I made sixteen Swedish Meatballs, and put half of them into some leftover spaghetti sauce and let them simmer for a bit, while the campanelles (pasta) reheated, and … Continue reading

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Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Was hungry, and there were two apples on the shelf that were begging to be cooked, so I accommodated them. Sautéed them in ghee and coconut oil, a sprinkling each of cinnamon and nutmeg, a very slight dusting of garam … Continue reading

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A New Use for Cherry Juice

The new darling in our household is tart cherry juice. I’d been reading for years about its healthful properties, but never got around to actually purchasing any. For health reasons, it is now a staple in our household, and I … Continue reading

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Wild Rice

When cranberries appear in the store, I know it is time to get out the wild rice. Not sure why I don’t think of it at other times of the year. It just seems to need cranberry/orange relish to go … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath

These lovely green grapes joined the red-purple ones in our refrigerator today, and I was just mesmerized by how lovely they look. Don’t you agree? What exactly are grapes of wrath, anyway? I set out to find out, and the … Continue reading

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Using a Potato Masher to Make Yogurt

I’ve been making my own yogurt since the mid-sixties, using many different methods to mix and/or incubate it. All have worked. But this is a new use for an old tool that I have found excellent for mixing the yogurt … Continue reading

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Dansk Burger

Today’s Safeway $5. special is Havarti cheese. What is better than Havarti cheese? At the moment, not a single thing comes to mind . . . except if this is what happens at lunch time. What? You can’t see the … Continue reading

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Boo-Rito

Inside is a mixture of ground meat and Mexican spices with a splash of refried beans. I had some leftover gravy, but no tomato sauce, so the “enchilada sauce” was not as tomato-y as I would have liked. But it … Continue reading

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Huge Moth

I don’t know what kind of moth this is; maybe it is a butterfly. He was about four or five inches across and velvety black, but the black faded away when I altered the picture a bit to show the … Continue reading

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Salted Eggplant

New post at ANIMALS SPOTTED. This is the first step to a delicious sweet eggplant dish without the acrid bitterness that can manifest. Cut the eggplant into slices about 3/4″ thick (or whatever you like, but this thickness works fairly … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Broccoli

This looks pretty simple, yah? Hot Italian sausage, organic ground beef, red peppers, onions, and jarred spaghetti sauce . . . over angel hair pasta. And what’s with the sour cream? I love sour cream on tomato-y things – kinda … Continue reading

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Rainbow Chard

New post at ANIMALS SPOTTED. ROADRUNNER(S) In 2005 and 2006, we spent 18 months fulltiming in our motorhome up in the Pacific Northwest. We were incredibly impressed with the variety and quality of the produce there, and came to know … Continue reading

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