Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Braised Brussel Sprouts

1 lb brussel sprouts cut in half (trim the icky stuff off)
1/4 c dried cranberries/craisins
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
red pepper flake (1/16th tsp or less just a sprinkle)
2T Olive Oil

Put all of the above into a cast iron skillet and cook up for about five minutes and then add:

1T Butter
Tamari Soy Sauce
Rice Wine Vinegar or Juice of one small Orange

Cover with a lid and let cook for five minutes.  Remove lid and cook and additional three to five minutes until you have some good coloring (carmelized). You can substitute out cauliflowerettes.

Friday, February 05, 2016


I bought a Venus Flytrap a week or so ago, he's eaten quite a few flies in the time he's been with us.  Here he is getting ready to enjoy breakfast.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Summer Solstice

Our cherry tree is loaded with cherries this year!  The picking will commence later this afternoon, now that we've been about ten hours without rain.

Oliver's pool, in his run, that he has yet to use due to all of the rain, but it's looking like this week may be a good week for him and his pool.

Pepper enjoying the cool breeze coming in through the front screened door.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pepper Keeping me Company

Tonight's studio help is brought to you by Pepper!

There's some artwork in the basket under him so I placed a piece of synthetic velvet (which he loves) atop the stack so it wouldn't become fuzzy.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I've Consolidated!

I've consolidated!  I have moved most of the posts from this blog, and the other blogs I was trying to keep up with to one blog only!!!  You can now keep up with me at my main blog, and the only blog I will be posting at over here

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


She's not doing so well now that she's pushing 15 years or so (she was a rescue we're not really sure how old she is other than 14+ years), she's gone from looking at the bridge to now running towards it, I figure we have a few more days left with her tops.  I made her some food from scratch tonight and she gobbled that right up, so at least she has a full tummy.