Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Words to Live By



“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”

Robert Bresson

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Whole Foods Recommendations

In their latest newsletter, they say "Foods you didn't know you could grill" and prominently feature brussel sprouts.  They don't answer my question, "Why would you WANT to?"

Grilled peaches, on the other hand, another recommendation, are fabulous.  Halve and pit them, grill them skin side down and sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar where the pit was.  Turn.
See some here.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Do the Rooster

 I struck up a conversation with my seatmate.  An exceptionally young looking great grandmother, she was flying from her home in Phoenix to participate in the bowling nationals in Reno.  After a lively discussion regarding Arizona's and Arpaio's strident worker policies (did you realize Jan Brewer was NOT elected by the Arizona public, she stepped in after Napolitano was tapped by Obama?) she shared that a member on her bowling team needed two shots before each game.   Yeah, the member who regularly bowled in the three hundreds.  And then she shared her current favorite drink:

The Rooster;
One shot silver tequila
followed by
One shot orange juice
followed by
One shot tomato juice
followed by
lime and salt.

I was sitting next to a party girl.  Cock a doodle doo!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Keep it simple


When the heat hovers at 100 degrees, and the rest of us keep low to the ground, most of us do not want to cook.  It's time for salads, chilled fruits, cocktail shakers filled with lemonade or iced coffee, made frothy with the shaking.

Shrimp, defrosted in your fridge or counter top or drained in a colander is best for this.

Shred lettuce (iceberg, romaine, clumps of arugula), peel then grate a healthy carrot, scatter green onions, dice a tomato.  Salt,  toss, add a splash of vinegar, dress with olive oil (someone gave me a wonderful bottle of lemon infused olive oil, perfect for a salad such as this).  Add the 8 ounces or more of shrimp you've defrosted, and serve.  Want to kick it up futher? Add avocado and some freshly made pico de gallo (diced onions, tomatoes, jalepenos, cilantro).  It keeps the heat at bay.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Momma said there'd be days like this.


Check out the artist's page here.
Now why didn't MY daughter post that?

Plans for the day? Game of Thrones marathon with my daughter, fast forwarding through the uncomfortable bits.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Swing By, Say Hi

I'll be with Petrea Burchard and Kat Ward in lovely Central Park, Pasadena, Saturday, May 11th, 10ish to 5ish.

Can't make it? Visit a post in honor of some personal issues I've been facing, right here.