Tidbits

I caught Ollie posing with Garden Cat, seems he was jealous of Ginger Boy getting all the pretty kitty accolades.I’m sure he was also interested in the occasional hummer.  Things are slow on the humminbird front.  I fear that the numbers may be down again this year.  They always enter a lull in feeder activity at this time, anyway.The first pepper!  Yay!  Lots of blossoms and little pepper nubs on the other plants, too.  This one is an Anaheim.We finally spotted a bird with a peanut.  Because of the way the camera is programmed we rarely see such.  The peanuts just disappear from one picture to the next, as if by magic.I took a notion to bread and fry  boneless, skinless, chicken thighs.  Soak them in buttermilk, dredge in flour, and then rest them until the flour has soaked up all the buttermilk.  It didn’t take long to fry them in 350° canola oil.  The red potatoes were boiled with the skins on, and then mashed with sour cream and butter.  The tomatoes are in a vinaigrette with crumbled feta.Post needz moar Homer kitteh! Also moar Gabe!  Homer likes dogs and disdains other cats.  The other cats in the household return the same.We have a lot of canned tomato soup from last year.  Fortunate, because we love tomato soup.  Especially with grilled cheese.  This year we have a few tomato plants out back, mostly for BLT sammiches but there may be enough to can some.I set up the grill for the holiday, just hamburgers today.  We needed some buns so I baked a few.I’ve been putting together some odds and ends of the green striped china.  The round plates are “new old stock”, as are those cute little bowls.  I have some more stuff ordered from an Etsy shop, and Ebay has provided a lot of it.  They’re vintage pieces made for the classic diners and restaurants from the ’50s.  The green stripes are a pattern known as “Niagara” We grilled some sweet corn, I dusted these buttered ears with grated Parmesan, the kind that sells in the plastic shaker canisters.  It is a nod to the classic Mexican elote.  It was pretty good but nothing like the real thing.

 

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