Saturday, June 30, 2012

Keeping my Distance

Fostering a kitten this week, was left in my care after a friends dog brought it home. Looks to be 3-4 weeks old, but skin and bones. We had some issues early on with her trying to regulate body temp since she has no body fat. Now she is much more active, super cute and I am trying not to get too attached as I try to find a good home for her. Hurrrrryyy!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ethnic Supper Club visits Korea

 Cora and James ate first, some safe options of fruit and PB&J.
 Offerings included (top) spicy pork bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated meat), tofu and veggies (eggplant, red bell pepper, and mushrooms), korean pancakes made with split peas and lentils instead of mung beans, with fresh carrots, chiles, and scallions. DELICIOUS!
 Probably my favorite and most simple was this Korean rice bowl, made with brown jasmine rice, thinly sliced chicken, asparagus and egg. Light, but filling.
 The kitten I am fostering this week made an appearance after dinner, James was very sweet with it, and Cora thought it was super cool, until it chased her, and she screamed and ran away.
Never a dull evening with ethnic foods and Team Lindsay! Thanks Jay and Denise, for continuing to experiment with new countries. Next up in July will be France or Switzerland. Butter and/or cheese. Sign me up, but don't tell my trainer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rocky Springs: Sweltering Sunday

Last Sunday, we packed a picnic, a few beers and some good friends and headed south of town.
 Bernadette was no fool, she found some shade under the picnic table and even dug down for cooler soils. Grady tried to coax her out, but she played hard to get.
 She did lots of exploring, and was rewarded with 4 ticks.

 Grady ate well and Olivia blew bubbles to entertain baby Violet. (Parents Mike and Christy not shown).
Grady ate not one, but two slices of watermelon. Bernadette helped herself to the rind. She is such a weird dog. But enjoys her fruit in season.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Good Clean Fun

Toddler birthday party this weekend for sweet Cora, complete with lots of bubbles and water. Weather cooperated, and all the kids were squeaky clean and tired by the end,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First, but not last visit to City House

After a rowdy version of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium, Jenny, Greg and I headed over to Germantown for a great dinner.

I tried to order a Petey at MB's recommendation, but it was no longer on the cocktail menu and they didn't have the ingredients to make me ken. So I had a G&T.

Started with a kale salad, which was yummy and surprising since the kale was uncooked.

Next up was a bread gnocchi dish which was simple, delicious but kinda heavy. Jenny had the Springer Mtn chicken and Greg had the tri tip. Yum.

All that kale earned me dessert in the form of almond cake with lemon sorbet.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

War of the Wort

You can't win if you don't participate, so at the urging of Nate, Erynn and I submitted our beers to the 2012 War of the Wort. The results were stunning! The beer I brewed in honor of Bernadette placed third in the category of English and Scottish ales. My smoked beer scored higher than the RHB but was in a tougher category. Good times, great encouragement to compete in the next competition.

Tortured by Tomatoes

I love my Mom's canned tomatoes. This jar refuses to offer up its contents.

Couple of points/questions:

-mom, time for some new canning rings. My treat.
-is WD40 food safe?

Look Mom! Babies...

No not those kind. Irises. No flowers this year, but new shoots are up.

Granddaddy would be proud

Not because I used the coffee county plates, but because I devised a clever way to glue the liner back on, since my clamps were too short. I think he would like the pokey little pickup, too, even if it's not an American brand.