Monday, September 29, 2008

Grasshopper's Birthday

Snowden and Grasshopper helped make the cupcakes for the party.
We have developed a groove.

Snowden took charge of the frosting.

I applied it.

Happy birthday Grasshopper!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Little hands peel the potatoes and while at it, express a bit of creativity.

The potato people.

The beginnings of potato salad.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rice Cooker

Having been raised by a Portuguese mother, we ate rice often. Unlike my sisters, I never mastered the art of rice cooking. Until the RICE COOKER from Pampered Chef.

This is the finished rice. You follow the same rule of twice as much water as rice. Add spices you like. I have made my liquid soup that is like a broth.

This is the inner cover.

The outer cover is snapped on.

It can be picked up.

And it cooks in the microwave. I cook 3 cups of rice in 20 minutes. Go to the top picture to see the finished product. I now make perfectly yummy rice.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's bananas

Storing fruit with a bit of care can make it last longer and reduce waste. For example, bananas emit ethylene, which encourages fruit to ripen quicker. So store them separately if you don’t want your plums to go mushy, but put them next to an unripe avocado if you plan to make guacamole soon.