We've had a few fires this summer, but nothing like last year, thank goodness.
This one was a little too close for comfort, but it's under control and in the clean-up stage now.
My Favorite Cole Slaw
Place the following ingredients in a bowl:
1/2 Head of Chopped Cabbage (pre-pkgd is fine)
1 Large Peeled Apple Chopped in Small Pieces
1/2 Cup or More of Craisins
Mix these dressing ingredients in a small bowl:
2 Tbsp Sour Cream
1 1/2 Tbsp Mayo
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 cup sugar (or equivalent of Splenda)
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Combine dressing ingredients and cabbage mixture and chill.
Fresh Cabbage Pico de Gallo
I made this by combining fresh cabbage, jalapenos, green onion, cilantro, and salt in a food processor until chopped well. Add juice of 1/2 lime and chopped tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips. This is the way they make pico de gallo everywhere here. We'd never heard of pico made with cabbage before, but I thought I'd make it since we had most of the ingredients fresh in our garden. We still prefer the tomato-based kind.
Now don't you be jealous of my tan and fashion sense.
I love my Buddha being out on the porch now!
I velcroed him down to that stool so he wouldn't get knocked off.
I'd be upset if anything happened to him.
He's one of my favorite things.
I've had this doily on this table for a while now. It bugged me really bad because it wasn't round like the table, but I didn't have another one made in that color and that's what looked best here. So I made a round one to replace it with...
It looks so much better now.
Pattern: "Anastasia" from A Dozen Doilies (book cover pictured below)
Size: 15 1/2"
Thread: Cebelia #10 in #427
Hook: Size 1.75 mm
My new favorite tea.
I have at least one cup every evening with a dash of creamer and 1/2 packet of Splenda.
About that diet...I've lost 7 lbs as of today. I've added a snack in the evenings, usually an apple with peanut butter or some cottage cheese.
This lone little leaf was on the steps to the porch this morning when I went out there to have my coffee. A message from the universe that autumn is just around the corner. It came from our neighbor's poplar tree. Such a vibrant yellow!