Monday, May 26, 2008

Currently Reading

She Always Wore Red (The Fairlawn Series #2) She Always Wore Red by Angela Elwell Hunt

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Second book in The Fairlawn Mortuary series. The first one is 'Doesn't She Look Natural?'.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Our Flowers

Dad calls this bush a Mountain Laurel. I know it as a Rhododendron. Anyway many years ago he transplanted it from the backyard into the side of the front yard and it really took off and got big and bushy.

This is my front porch flower pot for this Spring and Summer. I love the little pansy faces! I always get a big fern to hang up on the front porch every year. They always have a good selection at our local Kroger store this time of year. The pansy pots were sitting alongside of the ferns and I couldn't resist getting a pot of pansies also.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mary Ellet Art Talks

Informal slide talks by Mary Sweeney Ellett, PhD, art historian at the Riverviews Artspace today. I love her talks. She's been doing this type of talk for the public just forever!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cinco De Mayo

Yesterday was Cinco De Mayo so I made the following for supper:
Cuban Black Beans / with White rice - from the CVCC Cookbook
Tomatillo Salsa - Tyler Florence on Foodnetwork
Chorizo - purchased.

Cuban Black Beans
1 pound Black Beans, soaked overnight
1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
4 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 Bay leaf
2 teaspoons Whole Cumin Seed
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 tablespoon Molasses or Honey
1 teaspoon Vinegar
Salt, to taste

Put drained black beans in crock pot. Add water until you can see it come up throught the beans. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on high for approximately 6 hours. Add water if necessary if beans absorb liquid as they cook or if moisture evaporatges. Cooking time may vary, but beans should be soft.
Serve on rice, preferably brown rice. Beans and rice make a complete protein, as the protein in meats. Serve any or all of the following as toppings for the beans/rice:
chopped green onions
chopped tomatoes, fresh
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
salsa (or hot taco sauce)
chopped jalapeno peppers

Cats - Couldn't resist this one.