Monday, August 14, 2017

Crab Boil

Frank made a crab boil for us recently.

Biggest pot in the house.



Selfie!



Oh man. The crab and shrimp are underneath the rest of this great stuff.



Here we go!



"We all live in a yellow submarine."

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On to Tomatoes

Peach week kind of fizzled as I was too tired to deal with them.

On to tomato time.

Pickled Tomatoes!


I found a few other options.

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!




Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sequence

I'm just minding my own business...


When suddenly...


Up pops the white whale...


I apologize. He's not really whale-sized any more.


He breaches the crest of the pillow...


Aaand he's over. Gone to the next lap. 



I can breathe. 

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Juxtaposition of Opposites



Pressing the tofu with pot roast.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Foreshortening

A prime example of foreshortening is Mantegna's Lamentation of Christ.



Hunter clearly demonstrates that the foreground (his butt) is much larger than it appears in real life.


So wouldn't you expect these fingers to be larger, since they are in the foreground?


I forgot about this example..


Saturday, June 24, 2017

An Awkward Typo

Handy messaged both me and Frank and made a rather awkward typo. 



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

No, Just No

My local grocery store sells many Scandinavian specialties. We just bought some lingonberries to serve with the next batch of Swedish meatballs 

But this. There is no way. It's an atrocity. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Allergic to Life?

People complain about seasonal allergies and I tell them I must just be allergic to life in general because I am constantly either congested or dripping. It must be a family thing. I remember my mother and two aunts always having tissues stuffed up their sleeves and down their bras. I consider myself very lucky to wear pants with pockets!

This art piece made me laugh.