25 September 2013

I forgot to tell you

I finished this mosaic last week.

#mosaic :: #complete


08 September 2013

Knock, knock, knock... Hello? Anybody home??

I've been doing so much lately, I have tons to write about, but no time to write anything because I'm too busy gardening, canning, cooking, cleaning, mosaicing, working, reading books. I visited Sasse's Apiary last week and had most of a post written via my phone and somehow lost it all. I hate when I do that. I'm not sure why it isn't auto-saving, but even as I type this an error message keeps popping up at the top of my blogger window, "An error occurred while trying to save or publish your post."

Though I'd like to rewrite a post about my visit to the apiary, I probably won't. I never even wrote anything about my awesome trip to Oregon at the end of July. Heck, I don't think I ever even wrote about setting the alarm off at work and three cops showing up.  I have a lot of blog ideas but haven't been bringing them to fruition.

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Flickr seems to get slower and less responsive with time. I also am not a fan of the new look....it discourages the social aspect of photo-sharing. I barely use the site anymore (though I may upload a bunch of pictures from my phone today.)

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I can't believe how much I'm starting to enjoy cooking. I've tried two new things in the last week:

On Monday, I made salad dressing on my own for the first time. It was so freaking easy, I can't believe I've not done it before. Bonus: the dish I made it for got rave reviews at work. That day I picked quite a few tomatoes and several cucumbers in my garden (along with corn and okra). I wanted to make a tomato/cucumber/red onion salad. So I chopped those up along with some cilantro, then looked at my bottle of olive oil (Bragg's) and scratched my head for a moment.

I searched online for olive oil recipe, found a few and made up my own.

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lime juice concentrate

1 tablespoon sea salt

3-4 garlic cloves, chopped up

I mixed those few ingredients then dumped it over the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and cilantro. I then laid down for a nap and upon waking, I realized I should just add some couscous, garbanzo beans and feta cheese. So I did. And it was delicious.

I do not have a picture.

But today I'm making vegetable broth so here's a photo of that:

------Syke. (Flickr sucks today.)-------

So that's my second new food adventure, homemade vegetable broth. I have a giant container in the fridge where I've been keeping all the vegetable trimmings

Okay, let me see if I can add a photo from my trusty iPhone.

Listening to: Country Teasers - Please Stop Fucking Each Other


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