Monthly Archives: April 2014

Little Free Library

Right around the block from my new office is a Little Free Library!  I’ve enjoyed taking a peek at the changing collection in my lunch walks.  I donated a book one day, and someone had borrowed it by the very … Continue reading

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Oh what a beautiful morning! Coyote!

What an absolutely beautiful foggy morning.  At about 0600 we were letting the hens out and doing their chores when I caught some movement across the pasture, about 150 yards away.  At first I thought it was a fox. Watching … Continue reading

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Befriending the Cows

Our nearest neighbors in our new place are 12 Scottish Highland cows.  They look kind of like Star Wars characters and act kind of like deer.  They’re pretty skittish and tend to run away when I get near them, but … Continue reading

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Picadillo – Cuban Yumminess

We have been experimenting with a new slow cooker.  It has an insert that allows me to brown meats directly on the stove before slow cooking.  I’ve had some mixed successes, but one “keeper” is this Picadillo from The Paleo … Continue reading

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Ensaladilla Rusa

When I lived in Spain, one of my favorite “first plates” was Ensaladilla Rusa, Russian potato salad.  With tuna, olives, and other tasty bits, it tasted nothing like regular mustard potato salad, and was a refreshing summer treat. Flash forward … Continue reading

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