Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby Red-headed wood-pecker

 I rescued this wood - pecker form a cat on my way home from work..  I have had it since Saturday and was unable to set it free today because it cant fly high enough.  Today is only Monday. I hope to let it go in a few day's.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Filet mignon

How to broil filetmignon.

First start with a hot iron skillet. 

 Brown both sides then place in a toster oven and cook until the desired amound.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lasagna Gardening

Place lavender around your garden to ward off cat's.

Plant chives with lettuce.
Plant thyme with cabbage
Plant nasturtiums with broddoli
Plant radishes with cucumbers.

Hot and Sour Citrusy Black Beans Recipee

Hot and Sour Citrus Black Beans
By: Diane


2 cup's cooked black beans
One Pinch Tarragon
One Pinch Parsley
One Pinch Basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 bay leave
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
juice from one lime
juice from one orange
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion
2 jalapeno peppers
2 sweet banana peppers
1 red or orange bell pepper ( you may substitute green or yellow bell pepper)
3 cloves of garlic


1.     Place fully cooked black beans in a one gallon pot.

2.     Cut onion, bell pepper and banana peppers into one inch peaces.  Liquefy Jalapeno peppers and garlic.

3.     In non-stick pan saute bay leave, onions, bell peppers and banana peppers in olive oil along with liquefied garlic and jalapeno peppers.

4.     Dig out bay leave and discard.  Add sauteed mixture and all other ingredients to beans and cook on low for thirty minutes stirring often.  If not thick cook another thirty minutes or until thick.

Makes 4 servings

Serve over rice, corn bread or tortillas.
Top with a cheese of your choice or sour cream and avocado.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fresh from the garden

When I got home from work today I walked around my garden and picked some tomatoes, Jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, chili pepper and pulled up an onion.  I had lemon juice and garlic and cilantro in the house.  I decided to make some salsa.  Now you know what I am having for dinner tonight.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What makes you happy?

Red, White and Blue art

My sister gave me this.

My Fathers Art

My father made these foot stools for my children almost 25 years ago.
  His hands don't work well now that he is 85.  I wish I had learned how to do this.

My son painted his room

When in highschool my son painted his room.

 Now when he comes to visit he ask why I let him do it.  I like that he had an idea and went with it.
He had to live with it and it has grown on me.

Times of our lives.

32 year old shoes.

Art is waht you make of it.

Looks can be deceiving

Politics and our tax.  The Constitution the Bill of Rights.
Our freedom our elections.
Our vote does it count?