Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Signs of Fall

We have a wonderful customer who loves to bake! 

It's scarecrow season. There are so many. We went to the movies (a rare event) so I'll feature theirs. 

Why YES!  I saw Hamilton. Eat your young scrappy and hungry hearts out!

In my collection of bee collectibles, I have only one honey drizzler. I got out the bee collection for the first time since Tiny the cat arrived, and redecorated the upstairs bath.

New this week. Nice orange fall color.

Ok the library scarecrow is a winner for me.

It is close to impossible to make a blogger post now on a phone. My desktop computer is ill and is going to the computer doctor tomorrow.

Throwing caution to the wind and hitting publish!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Crab Boil

Frank made a crab boil for us recently.

Biggest pot in the house.


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


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.