Week in review: 7/13/2012
July 13, 2012 § 6 Comments
We can’t get enough of Karen’s easy cashew chicken. We “discovered” the recipe on her blog, “The Art of Doing Stuff.” It’s simple to make, delicious, and it tastes better than cashew chicken from a restaurant. We’ve modified her recipe only slightly, sometimes adding sauteed broccoli or sliced carrots to the mix. Other than that, we make it Karen’s way every time.
In the early morning and evening, I work in the guest room on my computer. Usually there’s a dog with me. Here’s our Labradoodle, with one of the chew bones. Usually Doodle prefers Dave’s company, but Dave was working late at the office.
Here’s a very simple marinated vegetable salad that we had one night with dinner. It’s just cut up broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, and red onion. We mixed in a few red pepper flakes and then poured over Japanese Seasoned Rice Vinegar. The vinegar has just a little sweetness to it, which tasted very nice with the vegetables. We liked the tartness; use equal parts oil and vinegar, if you like your vegetables a little less tart.
We had heavy drenching rains this week (it’s still raining, actually). The heavy winds blew several large limbs out of our trees. Dave and I used a chainsaw to cut the limbs and stack them temporarily against a tree next to the duckpond. We’ve since moved them to the woodpile. With all of the rain, there are many insects and worms, and the white egret have been enjoying hunting for worms in the grass alongside the pond. If you look carefully in this picture, you’ll see Dave on his tractor in the back pasture.