Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On holiday

Hello all! I'm just popping in (while I briefly have access to the internet), to say that posting may be sporadic for the next couple of weeks, as DP, Miss B, and I are on a two-week holiday a long way from home. I'll hope to be able to post some pictures in a couple of days, but in the meantime, I'll leave you a couple of clues as to where in the world we are:

1. We're wearing fleeces and flannel pajamas (sometimes at the same time).
2. If we're brave enough, we can dip our feet into two different (chilly) oceans on the same day.
3. Today we had close encounters with whales, baboon, and penguins.

And now I'm off to bed to finish sleeping off my jet lag....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ethical dilemmas

A few weeks ago, my good friend KJ asked me if I’d be interested in writing a review of 600lb. Gorillas cookies, a product sold by friends of hers who had started their own small company several years back.

This was a new thing for me. Unlike many food bloggers, I neither seek out nor generally receive unsolicited requests for product reviews. So I (perhaps naively) didn’t really think about it in commercial terms, but more in terms of helping out a friend of a friend. I said I would, provided that the producers were prepared for an honest review of their product that might not be favorable. KJ replied that they wouldn’t expect anything else, and I confirmed my agreement.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Fourth

Wishing all my fellow USians a very happy and safe Fourth of July! And, just in case you're still dithering about what to bring to the BBQ, a few suggestions for cookout-friendly food....

- Devilled eggs
- Tomato salsa
- Sundried tomato dip

- Croatian coleslaw
- Too hot to cook salad
- Grilled zucchini salad

- Apple pie
- Congo bars
- Chocolate cake

And don't forget a nice big glass of chilled sangria to wash it all down. Just don't drink and light fireworks is all I ask.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Homemade pickles

A couple of months ago, my sister LC came out for a weekend to visit Miss B and me while DP was off doing his thing for the month of March. As usual when LC visits, much jollity ensued, as well as copious amounts of goofing off. Our joy was unrestrained when, on Saturday morning, Miss B’s soccer game was cancelled, allowing us free rein to gallivant into Kansas City and carry out the following agenda:

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