Wednesday, June 30, 2010


My leek plants are growing a pod...  ??

Inside I think I see seeds...  I am on a mission to learn about leeks... I found this site .

I also found a gazillion videos about growing vegetables.  I am happy for the abundance of these free resources.

But I still don't know anything about seed pods that grow on leeks.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blue for AVATAR

Our Avatar movie backyard party was fun.

I made cupcakes decorated with blue cream cheese icing.

We enjoyed them after hot dogs as the movie played on the big screen.

Pool side viewing.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's growing

The tomato plants has given me sweet tomatoes.

Parts of it are starting to dry up. I suppose the 100 plus heat can do that sort of thing.

The broccoli is also visible.  This is all so very interesting because I have never grown anything but tomatoes.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

En Espanol

I have arranged to have a Spanish class of 5 students st my house once a week.

The first two classes have been about cooking.

Recipes are written out,,, ingredients laid out.

and the meal consumed.  Tudo en Espanol.

Quesadillas one time...

Fruit salad the next.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Stuff

Yellow cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

I was in the mood for baking the other day.

I am becoming more accepting of time needed to create good things.

I tend to be very fast paced but weekends allow for more relaxed activities.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Made with mint

This was a creative session.

A yet to be named kid beverage made with lots of ingredients and mint leaves.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Her pic nic

This was an impromptu pic nic...

She announced she was having one...

and I was invited.

Orange soda, chips, and pineapple.When you have an impromptu pic nic, you check the pantry and grab a few things. We ate chinese afterwards.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


English muffins are versatile little things,

Add a little pizza sauce, cheese, and a few toppings and you have a mini pizza.
Now... the trick is to get your children to think it is a yummy enough lunch to eat.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I want to make pastries

When you are ready, you are ready...

And noticing your readiness status at the supermarket is even better...

You can do the first step in pastry making - get the ingredients.

I used the recipe on the box, except the filling was just whipped cream... I didn't have pudding mix.

I left it back at the supermarket.

This was so much fun...  Snowden and Grasshopper liked it too.

Eating them was even more fabulous.  I created a battle between my taste buds and my waist line...  The taste buds won.  Yum.