Monday, June 27, 2016

Mermaids' Brunch

Celebrating my first harvest of "Black Prince", a Russian Heirloom tomato.
  • 15 Pecan Nut Thins
  • Basil, chopped
  • Kalamata Olives, quartered lengthwise
  • Pepperjack Cheese, sliced.
  • Tomato, sliced
1. Ingredients Stack
2. Broil on Medium, in Family Dollar's '2-Bulb Easy Bake Oven'.
3. Top with slivered fresh tomato. Dip & Devour.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday's Goal

1. 7:04am


2. 7:15am


3. 7:39am


Key

| 1. 7:04am || 2. 7:15am || 3. 7:39am |

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Friday, June 17, 2016

The Orlando Tango



The unlabeled bottle, in this poorly directed photo session, should be on the left of frame. The important ingredient is Pepper-Spiced Tea, a perfect complement to apricot-mango juice.

For the record, I like to watch men dancing together. [Pearl Street Warehouse, Austin TX, 1971. I wasn't het then either.]

Here's to the end of Survivor Syndrome.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

90° and Climbing


Swamp cooler switch out. It's scary.

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Chica & Kes


Chica moves to a chair when...


her cat Kes likes to cuddle.

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Silver Linings


Taken from Avenida de Mesilla, between Union and University.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Southwest Camp Cooking


Whatever it takes to keep the house cool!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Spooky Gate

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Morning Visitors


Chica and the rooster on the fence.


elGallo es de Hacienda de Mendoza.


Layna and Ephraim in sun-dappled light.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pepper-Spiced Tea




Today's Brew
  • 1 Sachet Each:
    • Breath Easy
    • Ginger
    • Peppermint
    • Throat Coat with Lemon Echinacea
  • Blueberry Hibiscus
  • Rosemary
  • Star Anise
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Cloves
  • Elderberries
Steep, and serve hot or cold.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hail Storm in May

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Chica's Cat

Saturday, April 23, 2016

dIrTy 'RiTa



BACK AT THE RANCH...


madamePiranha mixes a light summer tequila spritzer, for her pitch. Hardball, dude. {"bleuPuerco inThe sMoKeR!"} [enterThrough screenDoor, overSignage: #WeDontCall911. 5drinks onThe tRaY.] newModel = talentTour + productPlacements ("whatCan you$hill, in.all.passion?") + shoppingCatalog{soVogue.} + pairingRecipes {such.as.the dIrTy'RiTa: 0.cruciFie.me!} + appendixEntry: sceneScripts forTwo. (money$hot over.your.bow, rebellionBoaters. lEt'sDUMP someTEA, Trump. socialRemediate.) joinMe, overAnother dirtyGrrl:
  • 10 oz. sparkling water
  • 1-2 oz. kalamata black-olive infused brine
  • .5-1 oz. lime juice
  • 1-2 oz tequila reposado
  • garnish with kalamata black olives, and a sprig of cilantro


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sun Block for Renters



Above: An Emergency Survival Blanket has been temporarily attached to a casement window, as viewed from outside.



As viewed from inside, the Emergency Survival Blanket is partially transparent.



One half of an Emergency Survival Blanket (about $2 for a 47" x 84" blanket) was temporarily applied to a 3' x 4' window. Best-Test One Coat rubber cement was brushed around each pane, and allowed to dry. Once the silver-blanket film was adhered to the One Coat, excess film was cut off using a single-edge razor blade.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Nightmare Déjà Vu




Monday, March 21, 2016

Chocolate Milk for Grown-Ups




Cocktail: Sweet Katrina
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate Almond Silk
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 teaspoon Mount Hagen Instant Coffee
Stir well, and serve chilled or warmed.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

House Finches



Monday, March 07, 2016

Installation of Septic Tank Risers















Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Vegetarian Dog Food




1. In a 3-quart pan:


Olive oil: ~1 Tablespoon
Garlic: sauté one small clove until brown (for a meaty taste, mmm! Not to mention the known health benefits.)
Egg: scrambled into garlic & onion
Apple: ~3/4 small Granny Smith, diced
Brown Rice: ~1 1/2 cups, cooked
Lentils: ~1 1/2 cups, cooked
Frozen Mixed Veggies (includes Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Peas): ~1 cup
Frozen Blueberries: ~1/3 cup
Mole De Olla (A variation on a Moosewood recipe): ~1 1/2 cups
    includes:
  • Onions (I prefer red)
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes, steamed ~15 minutes
  • Tomatoes, canned
  • Cilantro
  • Ground Cloves, Stick Cinnamon, Salt

2. Puree the mixture, and chill.
#EatYourOwnDogFood

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dog Lounge

Friday, February 12, 2016

Temp Fence









We like these linking fence panels (~$26 for a set of 2 at Lowe's), but we think they could be easier to install. We're working on a hack that will make the post heights to the ground adjustable, with post holes that are flush to the ground. In the meantime, Chica is enjoying a tether-less yard.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Moonrise

Friday, January 01, 2016

Reading 1.1.2016




Past: XIV, Moderation. Present: Two of Clubs. Future: Three of Clubs.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Big Wet Snowflakes




...coming down outside The Hobbit House, Las Cruces New Mexico.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Afternoon Walk



Looking southeast. The mountains are lovely; I wish you could see them in this photo.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Pecans, Ready-to-Drop

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Diagnosis:Emphasisoma

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