We’re just getting around to potting our patio garden. Bitsy will wait for more foliage to appear so as to have better bedding. In the meantime she makes do with the plain boards of the plant bench.More photo fun, playing with the Nik software plugins for Photoshop. This is a wild plum tree.Sammich prOn! Mrs J really likes the crinkle cut fries so I bought a giant sized bag of them the other day. They do crisp up nicely.More absurdly vibrant colors! The saturation slider goes to 11! Am I having too much photo fun? This is the view one has when turning into our driveway from the Township road. The small rise effectively shields us from casual view, our house is behind the pine trees visible at the vanishing point.More banana blueberry bread. This stuff is so good we buy bananas just to let them get over-ripe. I’ll close this out with another calico kitteh:
Just for a fun exercise, I did this pork shoulder as a confit. (Not sure of the grammar on this – confited, ala confit, something else?) Submerged the butt in olive oil and ran it at 250 until the temp in the middle reached 200 degrees, about 5 hours iirc.After it cooled down I pulled the shoulder apart and stowed it in a plastic bag, saving out enough to reheat in duck fat for some sandwiches. These are on my mini-buns with slaw and a local brand of bbq sauce.Good spot for a kitteh! This is Bitsy in one of her favorite lounging spots atop the couch.We’ve been giving the bread machine some love here lately. I have a big beef roast brining in the basement fridge, planing to make a corned beef. I think it will be finished in the oven, instead of boiling like I’ve always done. I wanted to try a rye bread machine recipe to see how it was going to go because, corned beef! It’s the loaf on the left, the other is a plain white loaf. The shine on to crust? Duck fat!Here is a ham and swiss sammy on slices of that white bread. I like my ham and cheese with slaw, and those pickled onions and peppers caught my eye. It’s all good.Mrs J took Katie in to have her coat groomed. Katie took it pretty well, she’s able to make the best of any situation she figures she can’t escape from.Moar sammich pr0n! Cheeseburgers and fries with my homemade chipotle ketchup. Younger Swiss melts better than the aged stuff – a feature, not a bug.Some more breakfast pr0n, waffles with bacon and eggs.