Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tomatoes Growing in my Kitchen

These are cherry tomatoes growing in my kitchen in my Aerogarden Pro 100 which also has jalapenos growing but they aren't blooming yet. One tomato plant has about 20 tomatoes that have set. I am happy with that.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Socks to go to my mom, frog first

The green socks were originally for me and were made for my large ankles, but they are so warm that my mom would appreciated them more than me. This means I have to rework them for her size, not mine. The bright socks at the bottom are for me and will continue to be, I am doing them toe up, in Knit Picks Felici on circular needles, size 2.25mm.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Aerogardens and herbs

This is the salsa garden on my husbands refrigerater in his computer room. See the blooms? The other one in there is the gourmet herbs, which we are harvesting over and over.

My Aerogardens are thriving.

My Aerogardens are being really busy and productive. My gourmet herbs are being harvested again and again, and the tomatoes in the salsa garden are blooming and setting. The peppers aren't blooming yet. Rats, the images won't upload!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Cosy cat weather

Since it so rarely rains here in Southern California the kitties all found places on all the chairs to cuddle up in. One of the cats was wet as he was chasing birds in the rain (he isn't generally allowed outside so he took advantage and was bad) and he was soaking wet. We had to put down towels and cat beds all over the living room. I think these photos capture the cuddly-ness just right. This is Gremlin.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year

I did the requisite Black Eyed Peas for the first meal of the day; heck, it turned into the ONLY meal of the day, I made what looked like a vat of it in my oval Rachel Ray cast iron pot that weighs like, 5 pounds all by itself with its' lid. I varied it this year; I added carrots, cross cut to signify gold coins (wealth) lots of my cavalo from the garden (Tuscan black kale, very tasty) to signify paper money along with celery. That and a boatload of onions to the peas made it a very tasty dish. Usually I will make a Texas caviar which is delicious but is a bit tedious to eat all of. I had some Cajun sausages so added those for the boost in spiciness and flavor. The blackeyed peas were fresh in the produce department this year instead of soaking the hard ones all night long. That gave them more texture, I think. All in all, I will do this again. I didn't add any salt, just some chicken bouillion in place of the salt. No need for pepper or other spices.
This is my first post of the year and I realized I have been remiss in not just posting, but posting about food.
Happy New Years to my blog buddies.