Sunday, July 16, 2017

Signs of summer 2017

My first tomato harvest.



Frozen grapes...



..for use as wine ice cubes.


$5 bouquet from the farmer's market.



The door's closed because the AC is on.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Peaches Day 2

Day 2 I had to work, so this is all that I managed.


Oh the irony, this was on the counter when I got to work.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Peach Week Begins

I've been working 3, 4, or 5 days a week (depending on the vacation schedule) so I don't have as much time to putter around the house as I used to.  But peach week is beginning and I'm determined not to waste these babies like I did last year.


First up, Salmon with Peach Salsa.

Ernest once had an experience with jalapeƱos which he never wants to repeat. I usually just put a plastic sandwich bag over my hand but since we happened to have a box of rubber gloves I decided to suit up properly. I told Ernest I practiced proper JalapeƱo Hygiene, but I also confessed to getting onion juice in my eye. 


No recipe as usual. 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Birds and Bees

I forgot to post this earlier. I made some birds and bees for the book store's spring window.


Thanks to Charley Harper for the inspiration.




I have the birds back now as the window changed for summer. I think the quail will live on top of a bookcase.


The bees will go into the bathroom, which I am redecorating with my bee collection.









Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gredunza Time






I wanted to do some redecorating, so we bought a mid-century credenza to use as a record cabinet.


It is awesome!


I put just a few knicknacks out.





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My precious


One of my favorite books to read to young Ernest was More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams.

I would read this page and then kiss the belly.







Monday, July 10, 2017

Mice and Mystics Meet Petite Princess

We were in the kitchen scene of Mice and Mystics and I mentioned, "Oh, I have a dollhouse table that would fit there."

Frank was intrigued so the next time we played I got out the furniture.




Time to battle those rats!