July 2009

Heat wave

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We’re having a heat wave. A tropical heat wave. It isn’t surprising, the temperature’s rising. She certainly can can-can. — as sung by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in White Christmas It was entirely too hot to cook today. What was the weather like in your neck of the woods? It was mid-nineties here. Whew. […]

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Garden fresh pasta salad

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I have been craving pasta salad for about a week now. But we were busy last week so I didn’t really have a chance to make any until Saturday. I went out into the garden and found a couple of yellow squash that looked ready to be picked. It turned out they could’ve used a […]

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Crumbs

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  It was a busy day today. First a picnic in the park with friends and then a family reunion at Dan’s aunt’s house. And now… I am pooped. Normally I would have waited to post something tomorrow, but it being NaBloPoMo and all, I need to post something today.  I hope you will forgive me […]

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Saturday detour

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Dan and I went for a hike this morning near Castle Rock. It was a nice tree-covered hike with lightly rolling hills. I think we were out for almost three hours. It was a great way to start the day. Halfway through the hike, we stopped to enjoy the view and a bite of lunch. […]

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Bread and butter pickles

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Welcome to Day 10 of What have I gotten myself into? (aka NaBloPoMo). I’m actually surprised that I’ve found something to post everyday without struggling. Then again, I did have a lot to share from the 4th of July which helped. But I woke up this morning and thought “I got nothing”. What to do? […]

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Sour cream ice cream

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Me: I’m making sour cream ice cream to go with the pie. Dan (face scrunched up into the “ew, yucky” face): Huh? Me: I think it will be good with the sweetness of the pie. Dan: I don’t know… I win. The proof is in the pudding, er, ice cream. Though it does sound a […]

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Peach Pie. It’s what’s for dinner.

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That’s right, I had a slice of peach pie for dinner last night. Was it weakness or inspiration? The chocolate chip cookies for dessert… well, maybe that was weakness, but the pie… the pie was inspired. Fresh-baked on Saturday for the fourth of July, I knew the moment I saw the recipe on the pages […]

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