Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Over the Weekend


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Bacon corn hash from Smitten Kitchen! We had this two days in a row. Really tasty. The corn added sweetness that was kind of unexpected.

On Saturday we dragged the Booster Bath out into the driveway and gave all three dogs a much needed bath. It was not too hot and overcast so it was perfect weather for dog bathing. None of them were really excited about it but I know they feel better when they are clean, and god knows they certainly smell better than they did!

We bobbed around the pool in the afternoon after running errands (pool store, grocery, liquor store) and the weather was beautiful by then. Not too hot; not too humid with a nice breeze. The pool had cooled off by four degrees with all the rain and cooler nighttime temps of the past few days, so we didn’t swim. Dinner was a very disappointing pizza that I had remembered was better the first time we tried it. Blech!

After walking the dogs on Sunday morning we headed to the Warwick Farmers Market per usual. We needed pesto and goat cheese but came back with beautiful orange beets, a french baguette and some beef jerky too.

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Instead of buying ingredients for our lunch we opted to eat the Warwick Valley Winery instead. I still had not satisfied my pizza craving, so pizza it was! And a bottle of wine of course.

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When we got home we realized we had had a visitor in our absence. One of the deck flower pots was off the railing, the potted petunias laying on their sides on the deck and the bird feeder hanger was bent all to heck. A bear. Nice. My Squirrel-Buster bird feeder held up pretty well, but the bear managed to poke a few holes in the heavy duty plastic … again. The iron hanger did not fare as well. It even bent the bolt! We haven’t had any bear activity since just before my sister’s visit, so we were kind of surprised. And all the way up on our deck!

A little more pooling (we both fell asleep on our floats) and grilled tequila-jalapeno shrimp for dinner and our weekend was done! The bear, by the way, did not make a return visit.


That pretty much describes our weekends: pool store, grocery store, wine store, pool, grocery store, wine store. Wine store. Grocery store. Wine store. Pool.

mmmmm golden beets…. I’ve been buying some every week-end and have made a note to myself that I need to plant them in my own garden as well next year.  Have you been eating the beet greens as well?

I checked out the farmer’s market at the park next to me on Sunday.  Kind of disappointing though - much smaller than Warwick!  One booth though with all organic veggies.  Maybe I’ll actually buy something this Sunday.

Maggie, we love them too! So much sweeter and delicate than their red cousins. We just roasted them in the oven with a little salt and pepper and then sliced them in a salad last night. Yummy! Are they easy to grow? You have to soil without rocks tho ... Don’t like the beet greens, sorry. I usually give them to my neighbor who feeds them to her chickens/goats/rabbit.

C, you should support your local farmer’s market! Buy something fresh for sure!

Breakfast looks yummy (I’ll have to check out that recipe) and your weekend sounds like so much fun and relaxation.

Hot & humid here, still, no rain showers. When it’s still in the 80’s at 11PM all I want to do is stay inside ALL DAy!

Sounds like a great weekend - not too sure about your vitiors though!

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