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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lots of good tv to watch tonight, good thing it's raining.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Yummy Rhubarb Sauce ruby sauce

1 c. brown sugar, packed

1 c. sugar

1 c. cider vinegar

1 t. ground ginger

1 t. cinnamon

1 t. allspice

1 t. paprika

1/2 t. ground cloves

1/2 t. red pepper flakes

1/2 t. salt

1/8 t. pepper

2 onions, finely chopped

4 c. rhubarb, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients except onions and rhubarb in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; stir in onions and rhubarb. Cook for 45 minutes to one hour, until thickened and rhubarb is tender. Serves 4 to 6.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Looks like a dreary day today and I'm rather down in the dumps and have to get myself to start climbing out.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I've gotten up, dogs fed & out & in..now it's some reading time before I start my day, that is unless I fall asleep again. Haha

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I made some Caribbean Corn Bread after work today

I made the bean soup with noodles yesterday, but did not have time to do the corn bread, so after work today I put the cornbread together and made it.  It was a bit different and very, very good.  I'll type up the recipe soon.  Maybe even make a scrap page with it if I take the time.    I'm still trying to organize all my digi-scrap stuff onto flash drives etc.  Well that part takes some time it does.  Anyone have some good ideas on how to do that?  I could use some organization ideas.

Another book finished: Kissing Christmas Goodbye

Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007) by M.C. Beaton

     Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas.  To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum.  Holly berries slistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian Jollity.   And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and, like a middle-aged sleeping beauty, she would awake to passion once more........

      Agatha Raisin is bored.  Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog.  Only two things seem to offer potential excitement; the upcoming Christmas festivities and her ex, James Lacey.  This year she is sure that if she invites James to a really splendid, old-fashioned Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a warm Yule log.

     When a wealthy widow hires Agatha because she's convinced a member of her family is trying to kill her, Agatha is intrigued.... especially when the widow drops dead after high tea at the manor house.  Who in this rather sterile house, complete with fake family portraits, could have hated the old lady enough to poison her? 

     Agatha sets out to find the murderer, all the while managing a pretty, teenage trainee who makes her feel old and planning for a picture-perfect Christmas, with James, all the trimmings, and perhaps even snow.
  Finished reading on January 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My goodness it has gotten very windy, the wind has set my car alarm off. It's not so bad at home. I am on mobile & will post on computer after I eat tonite.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Nothing much on this day. The book I'm reading now......

The Book I'm reading right now is "Bound for Murder" by Laura Childs  (2004) ISPN 0425199231 .   It is a scrapbooking mystery.

First book of the new year too.  Here is a description of the book:

Carmela is creating custom place settings for a friend's pre-wedding party at a French Quarter restaurant when she makes a shocking discovery--the intended groom, with a butcher knife protruding from his body.  When the heartbroken bride asks her to look into the case, she can't say no. 

But Carmela soon finds that the victim had a menu of malicious meddlers is making things tougher than day-old gumbo for everyone involved.  Now, Carmela must help her friend pick up the pieces while wrapping up a murder that has more than one lethal loose end......

     At this point I am still reading this book.  So saying I think I'll make some popcorn and settle down to read now.  First I must bring Queen Bee and Pumpkin in as they are still outside in the freezing cold.
This is a test

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Sore arm

Went to the travelers clinic yesterday.  Time for vaccinations and all that for our trip to Africa.  Now my arm is very sore, Can't baby it though.  Well, I wish I could, and then maybe someone would feel sorry for me.  Hahahaha Smileycons! Maybe by this weekend I'll share some recipes here.  I want to do some more recipe scrap pages.  I love doing them.  One thing I need to figure out how to do it to make zip files of things.  Maybe on my weekend i will have time to do that.  Now it's popcorn time and some reading.Smileycons!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year one day late

Only a day late huh?  Already spending way too long on computer tonight.  I made some pork & sauerkraut yesterday for New Years.  German tradition.  I would give you the recipe, but it's just pork chops and sauerkraut.  How simple can that be huh?  I cooked it in the crockpot.

A little over 2 months until I  leave for Africa.  Tomorrow i'm going into Anchorage to for the innoculations that I will need.  Marlaria med are optional, but seeing the mosquitoes are out all year and March is pretty much the end of the dry season, I think I will opt for take the meds to prevent it should I get bit.
I will try to keep up to date on what is happening.

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I was born in Alaska, and have been here all my life on the homestead. Except for a couple years here and there.