Scott took the bunny outside for some yard time today and I made dinner, for Scott not Bun, while they were outside. Winston Bunstead enjoyed munching some St John’s wort, elm twigs, lemon balm and a bit of mint. This recipe was great. I don’t like chopping onions and figured I’d replace them with 4 … Continue reading I made a recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen’s blog
Kevin and his team finished for the day and headed home to watch football. The kitchen looks bigger again. It is so weird how big the room looked with the walls open, small with the drywall up, then bigger again painted. I thought for sure that it would look smaller again with the cabinets placed but … Continue reading Kitchen Update!
Scott passed his electrical inspection with flying colors, which means we have moved on to insulation. Tomorrow will be sheet rock day, then floor and paint, then next Monday … cabinets! It has been interesting “camping out” in our own house. We have the studio kitchen downstairs so the only thing we are really missing … Continue reading Kitchen update!
The floor underlayment is in, ceiling drywall is in, plumbing is roughed in and has passed inspection. Scott’s cigar lounge is full of cabinets and the living room is stuffed with everything that belongs in the kitchen. The job is going quickly and I think we are good as long as Scott has his lounge … Continue reading Kitchen update: Wednesday
Well, right in the middle of losing and finding Gracie and simultaneously exhibiting Chinook at the Wooden Boat Festival, we began the kitchen project. It is the last room in the house to tackle and we put it off for a very long time. I love the way we always learn more about the … Continue reading As promised… the kitchen remodel
So I bought a flat of pears at Costco, and I really love dried fruit. It is a great way to pack fruit in a lunchbag or briefcase without having to worry about it getting bruised of squished. Packaged dried fruit usually contains sugar or is sulphered so I wouldn’t really recommend it as a … Continue reading More Goodies from the Kitchen, this time for the humans!
Easter was a big deal when I was a little kid. Grandpa would prepare in advance of the holiday by making the traditional pink horseradish. This is the Polish version of the Paschal bitter herbs and it’s called ćwikła, and even though Grandma made him grate the horseradish in the basement, the fumes would … Continue reading It’s Easter!
I give this beagle a 10 for creative problem solving.
Our Gracie was a counter-surfer when she first came to live with us so snacks, the butter dish, balls of yarn all needed to be kept off the kitchen table when unattended. Since the only dogs we had previously lived with were Freya (100 pounds) and Robby (70 pounds) who couldn’t have gotten onto a counter if they’d wanted to, nothing really prepared me for what this Formosan Mountain cat-dog could get into. The only difference between her and the beagle in the video is that she is so athletic that she didn’t need a chair.
One day I left the two dogs upstairs with their dog door open into their dog yard while I was downstairs in my studio with a client and the communicating door was closed. When I was finished for the day and came upstairs Gracie was all excited and was trying to herd me outside like Lassie. I walked out onto the porch and she leaped off to run a gleeful Victory lap around a cairn of avocados and other fruits she had stolen from the garden window over the sink and carried outside to stack into a pile. As I brought them all back inside I saw that each had a distinctive fang pattern pierced into it.
I found this great video today…
Our dogs love ice cubes, we call them water-bones, but only Freya ever operated the ice maker on her own. Rob sits at the fridge and asks nicely. I think Scott’s Aunt Judy’s Golden retriever, Sam, did what this dog is doing because I remember coming into the kitchen and finding spots of water on the floor when he had been alone in there.
I love how you can hear the woman filming say that there is never any ice … check your ice dispenser and see if it has a lock button, mine does but we never use it. I guess someone ought to point hers out to her 😉