Category Archives: TaMara
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a big black panther (at least in his mind) in the house to keep it free from a variety of pests. But I do.
Every night, while I sleep, he kills me a pile of stuffed animals. I keep a basket of those mini-plushies, most were gifts, in the guest room. Every morning I wake up to a “fresh kill” of each and every one of them. He must work very hard to get all 12 of them from the guest room to the master bedroom. So he gets lots of praise.
It’s nice to know with Jake around, I’ll never starve.
There will be an actual recipe thread later today. No, really. Actual FOOD and actual COOKING. 😉
I visited family for Easter and it seemed like a good time to make my Coconut Lemon Cake. It was a hit – though my niece would have preferred a less tangy lemon curd. I will admit, I made it super lemony because my brother and I both love lemon.
I made a few changes.
For the cake, I substituted coconut oil for both the oil and butter. When I originally made the cake, I didn’t keep coconut oil in the house, now it’s a staple. This upped the coconut flavor in the cake itself.
For the lemon curd, I flipped the water/lemon juice amounts. Using 1 cup of lemon juice and only 1/2 cup water. This upped the tartness substantially, so be prepared!
For the layers – this time I cut down from 4 to 3, using pie pans for the cake pans. This made for a much sturdier cake without losing any of the flavor – especially with the super tart curd.
Nom-nom. I really could have eaten the entire cake myself.
I’m off to do more prep on the vegetable garden. I have a hoop and 6 wall of water, so I’m hoping to get a head start later this month.
Depending on how the harvest goes, I’m definitely going to get a vacuum sealer to make freezing veggies easier. I. Do. Not. Can.
Are you planning your garden, yet?
These guys. Love them. We traveled, by car, for 8 hours each way last weekend. They were amazing. And sweet as can be as guests.
Scout is five months and just about out of her 20″ collar. So deceptive because she’s so lanky and her neck long and graceful. She had her first nail trim and was very good. I haven’t gotten a good weight on her since she outgrew the scale here. We’ll get her out to the pet store this week and see how big is big.
This guy. We have our moments – he hates to be told what to do – but he’s a big love and wins over everyone he meets. Can’t believe he’s going to be four in June.
See that look, that says, “I’m contemplating trouble and mischief”, but who could be mad…
This made my day. Thanks to a blogger friend who pointed me in this direction.
Mabel spent the morning like this, guarding her ball. Maybe she thinks it’s an egg? She didn’t even join Maddie when I brought breakfast out. She finally moved on, but she was there a good two hours.
It’s sleeting/snowing here right now. Not the best weather for the Rockies home opener.
I made a lemon/coconut cake over the weekend, I want to share that since I made some changes to the original recipe I use. And today is Scout’s 5 month birthday, so definitely want to get some photos up of her and Bixby. She’s getting so big, she’s almost out of her (Bixby’s old) 20 inch collar.