Filed under: cooking, dogs, friends, vegetables, vegetarian | Tags: basil, cooking, dogs, friends, life, onion, vegetables, vegetarian
it ended with c, l and myself dining al fresco in my back yard while cody bear ran around and pickles trimmed the grass.
all pickles had the energy to do was snack on grass tonight. she had dog day care today and is wiped out. (however…if i were to pick up the leash right now…she would suddenly be rejuvenated)
tonight i made a salad consisting of fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, spring mix, mini tomatoes, cucumber chunks and balsamic dressing. i also made tortellinis with sauteed green onion and zucchini in a basil and garlic tomato sauce with fresh oregano. and i got a great crusty bread, too.
it was the first time c and l came over for dinner. their table manners were very good and they are fun to chat with. next time they come i might grill something.
it was a perfect night.
tomorrow i’m meeting friends for breakfast, going hiking then cooking for dancingbee, buzzy and buzzy’s dad! how fun is that? fun, very, very fun.
Filed under: animals, cooking, dogs, food, friends, garlic, life, pets | Tags: animals, cooking, dogs, food, garlic, pets, vegetables, vegetarian
it all started because i needed to grill some sirloin burgers for cody bear’s class tomorrow. soon it was the gang grillin’ at a friend’s house. i already had the dog’s beef, so i went and got the remaining grillers and a garden burger for me.
we start with the veggie marinade. the most important ingredient? ajo rojo – a hot and sweet creole hardneck garlic straight from my friend’s organic farm!
got the sauce ready while the baby reds bubbled:
so, i got everything ready for grilling then drove over. i baked the taters in the oven in their garlic balsamic sauce, then we grilled veggie kabobs of sweet bell pepper, red onion and mushrooms, as well as grilling asparagus in a packet aluminum foil. and of course the burgers. 3 for people, one for pickles, 2 for cody bear. and a garden burger for me.
i’m not going to tell you that i LOVE garden burgers. they’re not delicious. but the veggies were yummy! one of the guys was in charge of the burger flipping.
now, here’s the final product, my veggies and garden burger in the foreground, pickles’ sirloin paddy in the back.
again, all this just because i needed to make some sirloin burgers for my cody bear. and he couldn’t even go because my friends’ neighbors’ dogs stress him out so badly!
pickles – “thanks for the beef. give me some more. please?”
all this after work, after the vet and before a long night of site updating which i’m about to start…..NOW!
Filed under: animals, cooking, dogs, food, organic, pets | Tags: animals, cooking, dogs, food, life, pets, puppies, vegetables, vegetarian
tired from my first day back at work but i did want to throw a post up before bed.
so, busy at work….busy busy. came home for lunch and found a much cheerier cody bear. he definitely was miserable on his prednizone. after work i grabbed the dogs and took them to the park as soon as i got home. we walked aroouunnnd the zoo. they were trippin! oh the smells, the smells.
then i made myself a tasty meal of…
sauteed collard greens and quinoa. and ya know…it was yummy!
time to play with the puppy, then…good night.
hello. here’s a picture of “that damn zucchini.”
here is a list of things i’m doing the moment i am allll better. taking munchkins to the park. riding one of my bikes to the grocery and buying a bottle of red wine and a loaf of french bread to take home in the basket. going to target to buy towels. going tons of places to take photographs. maybe that’s over doing it for the first day.
i also have to get my car smogged this coming week. keeping fingers crossed.
boredboredbored. 5 days home sick and counting.
here’s a clue as to how bored and useless i am:
“ladies, do you have THIS problem?
do you hate it when your candle wax is stuck within your glass candle holder? are you tired of throwing away perfectly good candle holders?
here is goodbear’s quick and easy plan to save those glass candle holders!
first, fill candle holder at least half full with water, then freeze.
once water is completely frozen, remove from freezer and immerse holder in a bowl of hot water. once the ice is completely melted, pour out water and turn holder over.
now you have candle holders ready to go again!”
moving on. today we have our third vet appointment of the week for cody bear. poor guy just seems to have been born under the wrong moon.
ok…i’m going to go roll pennies or something…
Filed under: cooking, food, garlic | Tags: cooking, gardening, gardens, garlic, plants, succulents, vegetables, vegetarian
i really should have planted these guys weeks ago!
now that we’ve gotten our cheeky garlic shots out of the way, i have to give you some sad news:
most of my succulents have died from the terribly cold weather! and you KNOW how much i love those guys!
i…i…i think i’ll be o.k.
Filed under: cooking, food, gardening, vegetables, vegetarian | Tags: gardeining, gardens, plants, tomato, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies
after i got home from volunteering, i took the pods out back to stretch their paws while i watered my thirsty plants. i can’t believe it, but there is actually a baby tomato there, deep inside all the dense leaves!
oh…i hope the little thing makes it!
Filed under: cooking, farm, farms, food, gardening, health, organic, photography, vegetables | Tags: farms, gardening, organic, photography, produce, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
as i mentioned, my friends are paying me in veggies to do their organic farm’s website. i love it. here is today’s snack…
they’re the most delicious snap peas in the whole entire world. they just have to be. i can’t imagine finding sweeter, crisper peas.
i also had a raw organic trail mix bar….which was disgusting!!!!
but oh, …the peas….