Monday, January 26, 2009

fish and food

not, fish as food !

first things first, i got a new fish. i haven't had fish for awhile. i took the simple route this time around. i have a 1 gallon tank ($10 from wally world) and a $5 betta. i haven't read up on bettas yet. but, if they can live in a tiny cup on a dark shelf at the store, then they should be okay in this set up. and, they're classified as "beginner" fish. i think that's more my speed these days.

doesn't that look good?! i roasted some garlic the other day, and of course gobbled an entire bulb fresh from the oven (garlic toast!).

my pyrex was perfect for this. i fit four bulbs into the dish (with lid) and put it in the oven for about 1hr 20min at 350*. easy peasy. just slice off the top, sprinkle some salt, drizzle some olive oil, and bake. and once it's roasted, you can keep it in the fridge for up to a month (or longer?). it doesn't matter. it won't last a week here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

snowday ...

when i woke up this morning, i remembered the forecast. the light on the closed blinds was different. i opened the blinds to a winter wonderland.

how pretty! i hate that most of it's going to melt tomorrow. i've had a great day of piddling, knitting, looking out the windows, etc. i'm still in my pj's. i'm going to finish this one movie (return of the king) and then pop in another. though the snow has stopped, and the sun is shining low ... nearing sunset, it's still a snowday to me. the creatures really enjoyed it too!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

i like pictures

this is stuart snuggling up in bed with lucy. no ! there is nothing dirty going on ! lucy was in stuart's christmas stocking. at first, he was like, "i dunno" ... but she kinda grew on him, and she's cute, and he loves her (as do i).

it's been COLD. my thermostat is 63* right now, but that's 63" above the floor (funny, huh?). let's just assume the floor is a minimum of 10* or more colder (hello old bldg, no insulation, plaster walls, high ceilings, drafty windows, hardwood floors). and the computer chair ... cold. thus, i am wearing my layers, and a hat.

i do plan on doing some *cooking* today. well, not exactly cooking ... more like assembling. i want to make some hummus. my favorite recipes come from 28cooks. she's a great lover of hummus, and i picked up a few ingredients today from the grocery to make at least two different batches. i'm really glad i have a food processor for the job.

i have also been thinking about an immersion blender. i'd like to get one, but i cannot decide on what features i want. hmmmm ... homework .....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


i took a very nice walk the other day. i will post more pictures later ... but this picture is for the one who won't let up about posting.

of course, the entire time i'm taking this shot, i'm thinking, ... something is going to pop its face into the broken pane !!!

that's what happens when you're raised by matinee tv of the 70's. thanks mom.