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Sammich Pr0n – Italian Beef

20160726_134110(1600x1200)My dough-fu is still weak.  I don’t know why I laid these out on the tray like that.  I’m going with “brain fart” because I’m old.  Still, they do work pretty much as intended:20160726_172527(1600x1200)I dropped a beef roast into the crock pot yesterday with onions and the usual array of Italian herbs, a can of beef broth, and a healthy splash of Marsala cooking wine.  I wanted to try out the Marsala because I just bought a gallon and wanted to see if it was any good.  I think it worked out fine.

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Tidbits

20160724_094031(1600x1200)I think ten is the sweet spot when baking the King Arthur bun recipe, not too big, not too small.20160724_120430(1600x1200)Just the right size!20160724_174648(1600x1200)Made some tuna salad today, we’ve been giving that bread slicing gadget a workout.  Tuna salad on toast is another good way to use the tomatoes we have coming on strong.  Probably going to boil down some more juice soon.20160724_174830(1600x1200)We are starting to grow fond of leaf lettuce on sammiches, it doesn’t have the same crunch as iceberg but it does lay nice and flat and uniform.20160723_123019(1600x1200)Gabe goes from 90 miles per hour to naptime in about 6 seconds flat.20160721_103040(1600x1200)I have a better photo of the eggs in that nest I first posted about a week ago.  We tried to get a video of the little bird flying from the nest but failed to get anything useful.  I did get a little better look at the bird but just confirmed that it was a wee brown birdie.  It might be a house finch but a tip from a commenter over at Balloon Juice pointed me toward the Chipping Sparrow – the wings of our bird are darker than the belly.20160722_131315(1600x1200)Here’s another cold cuts and cheese sammich with a few sides.DSC_2799 (1600x1200)I’ll wrap with a picture from the archive.  I’m tickled by the balancing act this dragonfly is putting on, and I think the colors are pretty.

Critter Cam

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Dream On

Moar Gabe!

DSC_5508(1600x1200)Gabe has the benefit of plenty of hand-me-down doggie toys.  He was afire last evening, burning lots of puppy energy.  Hard to get a good cell phone picture when he’s bouncing around, I captured this with a DSLR and a bounced  remote flash slaved to the camera.

Peach Cream Cheese Braided Danish

20160721_132116(1600x1200)These things look like they are hard to make but they are really easy.  Easy if you use ready made puff pastry sheets, that is.  I had fun with Google’s image search, using “puff + pastry + peaches’ as search terms I found a picture that looked like what I was aiming for and followed the link to the page it appeared on.  There’s a nice video how-to and the ingredient list at the link.20160721_120235(1600x1200)The recipe used canned peaches but we had fresh to use.  Mrs J peeled and sliced the fresh peaches we bought yesterday and we cooked them in 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of Splemda.  They were ripe enough that they just got a brief simmer.  We cooled them before proceeding.20160721_120445(1600x1200)I wish I had taken this photo after the “braids” were cut, the recipe video goes into that.20160721_112618(1600x1200)Here is one ready for the egg wash and sugar sprinkles.20160721_112850(1600x1200)It’s ready for the oven!  We have a convection oven that tends to cut down on the listed cooking times, we left these in a 400 oven for 10 minutes, then turned them around for another 10.  We cooked the two pieces separately, one stayed in a minute too long.20160721_134737(1600x1200)Delicious!

Enjoy!

Critter Cam – Turkeys

St. James Ballroom

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