Friday, May 30, 2008

workin' on my karma...

today i had a deer inside of my car. yesterday's fawn got a lift, with the help of one of our interpreters, to a lovely rehab place where it ould eat and be merry with other little deer cuties. it can be a difficult thing to track down a rehabilitator... and stressful!
anyway, it was a nice change being able to use my car for good rather than evil when it comes to deer. i might have a bit of a track record when it comes to deer-bumper collissions... and considering i probably see an average of 3 deer a day driving to and from work i can use all the good karma i can get to avoid another unplanned meeting.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

today's arrival

silly mama deer who left her newborn in the path of hundreds of loud and easily excitable school children... after spending the day in a little red wagon, hidden away, i am lighting a candle that mama really does come back and get this little one tonight.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

a very short week.

i think dixie has a role model, and his name is satchel.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


spring definitely gets points for all the goodies that pop-up during its span. fiddleheads are one of my favorites. while these did not have a beginning quite as good as the ones that blair gathered in the wilds of vermont for me last year, they were just as tasty. inspired by the best pizza i have ever eaten (also, thanks to blair) some of these became calzone...

fiddlehead and broccoli calzone

take cooked fiddleheads and cooked broccoli (al dente) and saute in a good amount of butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. let to cool while you stretch out a piece of pizza dough. spread the dough with ricotta, sprinkle with asiago salt and pepper, and layer on the fiddlehead mix. fold over the dough, sealing carefully and then making a few slashes in the top. place on a preheated pizza stone and cook until golden.

i used premade dough (pilsbury) and followed their directions in terms of heat, so i imagine that if you make your own dough you would just bake it as usual.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


little red babies!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

a week later...

so finally, i get a chance to post at least one recipe from last weekend's mother's day dinner. dessert!

banana wontons
(very very easy)

~ wonton wrappers
~ 2 ripe bananas
~ handful of mini chocolate chips
~ handful of chopped pecans, toasted in a pan then coated with some brown sugar and further toasted
~ powdered sugar for dusting
~ oil for frying

mash the bananas and mix in chocolate chips and pecans, the ratio is really up to you

lay down one wonton wrapper, brush edges with water, spoon some filling into center, lay second wrapper on top and press together to seal

repeat, making sure that wontons do not touch and get stuck together

drop in hot oil (we do our frying outside) and quickly turn so that both sides of the wonton get golden brown
*note: they an get a little puffy here, so keep in mind when sealing the wrappers that you should try and squish as much air out as possible

drain, dust with powdered sugar, serve, and enjoy

expect more banana dishes to come, we had a meeting at work this past week and some how ended up with about 3 lbs of bananas. instead of leaving them to rot they are now making my kitchen smell quite fruity!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

to k.

happy mother's day madre. thank you for the wonderful day and so much more! xx

... a day early, i know, but as i will probably be spending the morning preparing dinner and planting the lovelies that we got today i wanted to make sure i got this posted! i wish i could say something about tomorrow's menu but since it is a surprise and all... i am excited tho. recipes to follow i'm sure.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

i like garrison keiller

beer is now cheaper than gas. don't drive. drink.

~ g.k. said something to this effect on saturday's p.h.c.. and i liked it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

too much trust.

i have a very well behaved dog. she is a little co-dependent, and perhaps takes a little too much joy out of shredding the stuffed animals that i give her, but none the less, she is very good. i do not tend to keep her on leash if i am close, and prehaps because of her co-dependency she does not run off. that said, i was sitting outside with my neighbor having a beer this evening and dixie (the dog) got that look in her eye that she gets right before she rips the stuffing out of one of her toys. seeing it and thinking that prehaps there was a dog walking by the house i grabbed a hold of her harness. thirty seconds later i am tipping backwards in my plastic deck chair, i hit the ground as dixie takes off down the drive way. down the street, through a few yards, and onto the next street dixie chased that poor little bunny.
the critter escaped unharmed, dixie seemed to be having fun, and aside from being a tad pist and kinda winded i was fine. i do have to wonder however if this was some kinda cosmic message. i was reading receipes earlier and wondering about this one, minus the kidneys...