Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The garden is surviving the heat. Only about 1/8 of the seeds I planted grew but I am good with that.

I purposely did not label what I planted so I am sooooo in the dark about what is growing.

I remember something about melons and squash.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Coors - Golden, CO

Well, why not visit the Coors facility in Golden, CO when so close.

Not too far from Denver.

The beer's main or as the self guided tour gadget things says, the most important ingredient is the water from the rocky mountains.

This room smelled divine.

The packaging room.

At the end of the tour all adults got a chance to have 3 glasses of the beer of their choice. My favorite was the Coors regular.
The youngens drank coke.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good Soup

Back at home I have made soup... cauliflower ... with 2 day old french bread chunks.
As time permits I have been reading my vegetable gardening books, hoping to help the strawberry plants survive. Not sure about that though.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Adam's Mountain Cafe

Adam's Mountain Cafe is located in Manitou Springs, CO.
Stopping by after a run up to Pike's Peak hits the spot.

Healthy food is in.

A fun beer.

Warm tea.


Manitou Springs has a look that resembles the Alps. I also felt I was walking through a quaint German town... Nice place to visit, but we really only ate there.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Is what's for breakfast... or was, in Colorado, at a bagel shop.
I love the stuff...could eat massive chunks of it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A museum and a cafe

The O'Keeffe Cafe in Santa Fe, NM was the right place to stop in after a visit to the famous Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
The weather was super. A nice change from the scorching heat of AZ.

A kid friendly beverage.


Lentil Soup.
It was a bit pricey but made for a lovely end to an afternoon spent getting to know downtown Santa Fe, NM.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Frozen Yogurt

In a cup.
They come set up to be frozen. Grasshopper enjoys yogurt in many way

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chicken Soup Curries Flavor

TJ and I are Thai Food fans. I already cook with curry so trying out this simple recipe was easy.

I found it in a newspaper years ago. I have many cookbooks and cut out recipes and I look through them every once in a while.

It really was delicious.
I will scan and post the recipe.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

On the 4th of July

We fixed ourselves this delicious meal,
Spinach salad with strawberries, walnuts, feta cheese, and Italian dressing.

Hot dogs for for youngens.

Sweet corn and steak, both BBQued.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

I collect recipes from magazines. When the mood allows, I look through them and pick out one or two never tried before recipes.

This one comes from the magazine version of this. They are good fresh off the oven as well as day old at room temperature.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

They are growing

I went to a local nursery and asked if it was too late to grow anything in Arizona, being that temperatures now hover above 100.

I trust that when he said I could plant from seed things like squash, zucchini, cucumber, and melons, it was to be true. I hadn't researched what to plant in June/July.

I prepared my area, mixed in soil, lots of coffee grounds, and a bit of composting.
I placed my seeds in the ground and watered.

In a matter of 4 days I started seeing the little green things peeking from the ground.

I am inspired and want to have a better sense of what to do each month so I visited Barnes and Noble and came home with this book.