Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday's Walk

This morning was cool enough for Chica and me to walk to Family Dollar for some essentials. Home to Fam$ to home is about 2 miles. After shopping, we sat in the shade and snacked. Altogether, the excursion took less than 2 hours.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Reading BD62

Past: Page of Swords
Present: Knight of Wands
Future: Seven of Wands



b0y.aRe.dEEs sLaCkErOhS!
{sueMe ;>) }

Makes 2 servings.
  • 1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Small-Medium Yellow Squashes
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 0.5 Can Muir Glen Pizza Sauce*
  • 0.25 Cup Sweet Basil
  • 2 Tablespoons Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Yogurt**
  1. Spiralize squash, one at a time onto cutting board or plate.
  2. Chop spiralized squash into 1"-2" segments.†
  3. Dump segments onto oil in a 5-quart cooking pot.
  4. Sprinkle on salt, crushed red pepper, freshly ground coriander and black pepper to each layer.
  5. Heat covered pot on high 5-10 minutes, or until squash is tender and soupy.
  6. Add pizza sauce.
  7. Simmer for ~10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, and stir in fresh chopped sweet basil.
  9. Serve hot or cold, with a dollop of plain yogurt.

* Muir Glen Pizza Sauce

** Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Yogurt

One small-medium yellow squash, spiralized and chopped:

Below: The squash in my raised-bed garden, looking toward The Hobbit House. (Squash recipes are much appreciated, btw!)

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Where is She-Ra?

Thirty-five years ago today, my prayers were manifest. I spent the day believing I was going to die in gut-splitting agony. But no... the agony continues.

Next year on this day, my daughter will be 36; I’ll be 63. If we’re still using the Gregorian calendar in 2017, our birthdays will hit on Monday and Friday again — as it was in 2006 (25/52), and 1995 (14/41), and will be in 2028 (47/74), if we both live to see it.

So you see... I think about her birthday, but I can’t celebrate it. She’s going to have to contact me first. She can start with this note, and what has been done and said to her to keep her from talking to me about it before. In the meantime, stop trying to hurt me, Jolie.

2050 (69/96) Su-Th
2039 (58/85) Su-Th
2028 (47/74) M-F
2017 (36/63) M-F
2006 (25/52) M-F
1995 (14/41) M-F
1984 (03/30) Tu-Sa


Friday, August 05, 2016

The Racy Corgi

  • 0.5 oz Kalamata Olive Brine
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 6 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 7.5 oz Pepper-Spiced Tea

Cheers to risqué dwarf dogs!

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Four Tomato Varieties

  • Yellow Pear
  • Black Prince
  • Black Cherry
  • Patio: The Container Tomato
Today's harvest.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

La Fogata Mezcal

QUESTION: Has the bottle and label changed, or did I buy a counterfeit?
1 August 2016

Hello Renice,

Thank you for your email, we looked at your picture of La Fogata Mezcal and that is correct, this is a new package design for the brand.

It is not a counterfeit so not to worry!

If you need anything else please let me know.

Thank you,
Jose C. Villanueva