Friday, April 30, 2010

Tavo's videos

He's been on a streak, recently!

Last week:

Baby Chickens (that are quite a bit larger now)

Our friends' super awesome baby, Betty

Gun Show

And the video that started it all...the Woodruff Park Bet:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

quick post

Well, jeeze....I think I might just take a short hiatus from the blog. Between playing in the garden and working out--yep, restarted the strenuous regimen--I really haven't cooked any new dishes. It's mostly been stuff I've posted before. So, here are a few quick highlights.

I've been drawing on shoes, lately.

Pho at Vien Huong. Blurry pic, good food.

We also went to Holeman and Finch for one of their famous burgers. Every night at 10 pm, they make 24 burgers, and that's it. Sometimes they sell out in a minute! Well, while it sounds a bit gimmicky to me, Gustavo did say it was an excellent burger. They also make some FANTASTIC bread, and supply it to restaurants in the area. Here are some more blurry pictures from my phone.

It has been raining and the plants are HAPPY :) I did find the petunias and strawberry plants down the street, laying on the sidewalk. So I repotted them in cheap plastic pots ;)

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Good article on Veggie Burgers and Hexane

**A must read for any vegan parents--most soy based infant formulas are made with hexane

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It rained last night

After the rain, the sun came out. Tavo took these pictures right before the sun set. As I'm posting the second post about plants in two days, I'm struck that this blog is probably slightly ridiculous. At any rate--witness the life! (with sprinkled cayenne)

This the exact same bean plant whose stem barely broke the surface of the soil, yesterday.


squash / zucchini
Another baby cacti
The gardener and photographer

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Is it bad when seeds sprout in between posts?

So, here is our crop. This garden is Tavo's baby. It hasn't rained since the last post, and he has religiously watered these plants every morning and evening. Thanks, babe :)

My apologies because 1. I waited until after dark to take photos (why?) and 2. I'd just sprinkled cayenne pepper on all the seedlings because hungry woodland creatures have been munching on them!

Squash / Zucchini
Green Beans
Sweet Corn (gently blurred)

Other than watching plants grow, we have been experimenting with crockpot yogurt. So, here it is....and it works! Take a half gallon of whole milk, pour it in your crockpot, and cook on low for 3 hours.

This is it prior to cooking, I just thought it was pretty.

After 3 hours, unplug the crockpot and let it just sit for 3 hours. After that, take a cup of yogurt (I used Greek--it doesn't matter, that was just the only small plain yogurt I could find) and mix it with a cup of the warm milk. Pour all back into unplugged crockpot and wrap with beach towel or blanket. Let sit 8 hours.

Uncover and voila! You have yogurt! Best practice--don't mix it like I did. Just take it and put in fridge. It will be a bit runny and less tart than normal yogurt, but quite good. I did take half of it and strain it with a coffee filter in my colander in the fridge overnight. That made it quite thick, like Greek yogurt.

While we were waiting for hours and hours, we made some coffee. We ground beans from our local coffee shop, Joe's, in East Atlanta.
I also made some homemade granola--I used the same recipe as before, with addition of ginger.

All together now.

Happy spring to all of you and let's hope for some rain in Atlanta.