More pics from the Cubs post-season rally in downtown Chicago today... wish I could have been there !!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I added this ClustrMaps feature a while ago as I was curious how far our blog roamed. The red dots have become widespread - there are hits in Africa, Australia, all over Europe. So to our international readers, how do you do ? How about a greeting back at us in your native tongue. How did you find us - by accident or by a link somewhere ? No matter how it happened, thanks for stopping by !
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I've reached an age when it's no longer just parents and grandparents who are passing, but friends now also. Too much of a reality check for me today. Rest in peace, my friend.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Trying to come up with new uses for my tomatoes has been fun - and many thanks to those of you who sent recipe ideas my way. I thought I would attempt oven-drying some of the cherry tomatoes to see if I could get anything resembling a sun-dried.
First I halved the tomatoes and scooped out the seeds/juice with a melon baller. Some were a bit green at the edges, but that didn't seem to be a problem.
I tossed them in olive oil and placed them cut-side up on some parchment paper. I sprinkled sea salt and black pepper on them.
I baked them at 250 degrees for about an hour and a half.
They taste REALLY good.
And I promise this is my last post about tomatoes for the season. Truly.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
from the Anchorage Daily News:
Hundreds of people protesting the policies of Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lined a busy street on Saturday, waving signs and chanting, "Obama!"
The protest came about two hours after Palin delivered a rousing speech at Anchorage's new convention center before leaving the state to return to the campaign trail.
The protesters, including supporters of presidential candidate Barack Obama and those who don't agree with Palin's positions on abortion, polar bears, Iraq and other issues, lined one side of the street near the Loussac Library.
A much smaller number of mostly pro-Palin supporters were on the other side of the street, chanting, "Sarah! Sarah!"
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Dan and I went to the West Seattle Thriftway this morning to meet Captain Phil from one of our favorite shows, Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. He was there to promote his new coffee, Deadliest Brew - "gourmet coffee for the working man". And what a bonus - his son Jake was also there. Anyone else a fan of the show ?
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Any tomato recipes you wish to share ??
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
...and I can't stop. I'm talking about NBC's show "America's Got Talent". I've been engrossed all week. Mainly because we don't have cable in the bedroom and we're forced to watch any network that will come in through the ol' rabbit ears. I normally hate these type of reality shows. What's with this one ?? I'm not that fond of any of the judges and think Jerry Springer is a joke. All I know is that I voted 10 times last night for this act:
Monday, September 1, 2008
Ironically, Dan is working today. A double shift, no less. Truly a labor day for him ! Hope your day is non-laborious.