Wednesday, February 19, 2014
My World Is All White, Gray and Black
Here's the best dog in the world, carrying his stick down one of the paths G runs the snowblower down. Just so the dog doesn't hurt his legs breaking thru the snow crust. Yes, the snow is up past his shoulders.
Here's the view from the back of the house out to the east toward the shed. We lost one of those "Christmas" trees this winter. The one in back is a brown, dry stick. It was the tallest of the three.
Here's a view of the new construction from the summer and fall. Can't even see anything. We are getting fresh snow every two days. This time we got the light fluffy stuff. Our driveway is a sheet of ice (from the melting during the day and refreezing at night) and not safe to walk on. So, I am staying in the house. It is about 32 degrees today. A real "heatwave" compared to zero.
We did venture out for a bit of bargain shopping (a huge bag of stuff for $50), some groceries (kale, lemons, some on sale pork, and English toasting bread. I didn't think I would like that bread (when G brought it home for me last week) but it toasts up so nice and firm. Great stuff. G got popcorn, potato chips and donuts. That's his favorite food group right now.
I'm going to try making preserved lemon. Lemons and salt in a jar. Sounds easy enough. I am also going to be making Tomato Kale Soup with white beans. I was thinking about baked potato soup. Maybe next week. I just finished (last night) the last of the mixed vegetable soup I made (way back when it seems) and tried--for the first time--a sample panini. I just had the toasted bread with a few slices of dry cheddar. Lovely. Crusty. Crunchy. I am looking forward to having a real one today. I may layer in a slice of the fried eggplant, the cheese and some fresh spinach leaves.
I had pineapple chunks with my breakfast today. But I may be trying the "new" to me breakfast of uncooked organic oats, yogurt and pineapple. I think you mix the yogurt with the dry oats and let it sit and mingle to soften and then eat with fruit of your choice. I think I could also add nuts and seeds. Have any of you eaten anything like this? I wish I could think up something hot for breakfast that wasn't oatmeal.
The Scottish team defeated Norway last night in the curling tie-breaker. Great game. I had recorded the gold medal ice dancing final--wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. It was very nice but not what I was expecting. G and I liked the French team.