Archive for July, 2013

In my room. It hasn’t worked out as well as planned, but here are a few pics.


Chopped skinless Chicken for Salads


The Salads and some beautiful fresh Rolls.


Cheddar and Potato Perogis. Cooked in Grapeseed Oil.


A Heart Shaped Pancake. I just though it was cute.


Shrimp Scampi my way.. A little Butter, Garlic and Lime juice..Oh My YUM!


The best Hunan Delivery in the area. Pictured above Chow Mein, below Ginger Beef and Shrimp. Fresh light no Oil nor MSG.


Til next time………

imageWe all know by now My Guy is a Soup Monster. Every weekend I make some kind of Soup. May it be a Simple Tomato Soup or a leftovers to the rescue Veggie Soup. I will write more on Leftovers to the rescue Soup the next time I make one.  I have decided after a conversation with my Guy. That it would be a really important good idea to start cooking a few meals a week for his Parents. I always attempt to send something over on a weekly basis, but now it is going to be structured. His parents just don’t eat. They have lost their want to prepare and enjoy a meal. I apologize for not having pictures of the things I threw together Sunday afternoon. Pictured is the finished 17 Bean and Barley Soup. Before you ask “Yes, it has meat in it”. I had a Ham bone in the freezer. That made it simple. 2 birds with one stone -LOL. Soup for my Monster and a couple meals for his Parents. I also made a fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad, I Grilled up 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts and Rice.

My Kid and My Guy were going to go over to clean up the front yard, so I had convenient free timely delivery. I will be writing more on this as we go along. I am going to work on making larger portions. So I can pack it up for delivery. My Guys are awesome!!!!

17 Bean Soup

1 Pkg Beans or a Bean soup mix. I had a bag of Trader Joe’s 17 Bean in the Pantry.

1 or more Carrot chopped

1 stalk of Celery chopped

1 Tomato chopped

A Ham Bone, or some Ham, Bacon or ?????? or not.

I simmered the Ham Bone in Water for about 45 minutes. Added some f the Celery and the Tomato. Cooked for a a bit and then added the Beans. Stirred well added more water to cover plus an inch. Placed a lid on my soup pot and lowered the temperature to a low simmer. It is done when the Beans are done. I wish I could give you a better time line. Maybe an hour or longer. I tend to forget about it so it always cooks for a few hours.

Til next time I am going to my room 🙂


Posted: 29/07/2013 in FYI, Garden, Techniques, Zen Kitchen


Ok, I admit it. I am not a big Celery fan. My Guy likes it in specific things. Like Chicken Salad, and some Soups. Remember he is My Soup Monster. I hate having to buy packages of Celery only to use a few stalks. Problem solved. Pictures above is the core of my last purchased Celery. This is only 2 days of growth just sitting on my Kitchen counter on a Scallop Shell. I can’t wait to see how this goes. In a week or so I will be planting it in dirt and setting it in a window. I’ll keep you posted.

Til next time I am off to my room.

where did it go?????


Beef and Veg Soup


Gorgeous Veggies for Fajitas




Beef for the Fajitas



Beautiful Heirloom Tomatoes for Pico de Gallo



My version of Fries


Gorgeous Cantaloupe and Watermelon…..Oh so YUM

Recipes by request.

I’m going to my room :)……..enjoy!!!!!

imageOk, I really attempted to not buy everything I saw.  As you can see that didn’t work out so well. Pictured from lower left clockwise……. Heirloom Tomatoes-Small and Large, Cantaloupe, Hot and Sweet Peppers, Peaches, Nectarines, Watermelon, Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Apples and on top of the Melons are the sweetest English Cucumbers I have ever tasted. The Nectarines are so sweet you can eat them before they get tender, just like an Apple…..oh my so YUM.

This week the delicious creations from these delicious finds…..til then I am off to my room 🙂