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Wed, Jul. 9th, 2008, 09:25 pm

As a child I hated beets. I realize now that it was probably a combination of my young-ultra sensitive taste buds and my mother's inability to cook and serve them properly.

Step 1:
A nice Rose'. This one is a St. Laurent Washington Syrah from the Kirkland Uncorked festival last year.

Step 2:
The pan I used to boil the beets in was too small to fit the tails. Interestingly they foamed at the end. 20 minutes added to boiling salted water. Remove when a knife is pierced and withdrawn without effort.

Step 3:
They are beautiful. Rather than gelatinous and vinegary they are deep and firm. Tossed with a little garlic infused grape seed oil and a chardonnay vinegar they are simple and fantastic.

Beets, buy some today. You'll be glad you did.

Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008, 12:30 pm

Happy Birthday rfjason! Surely the best of times.

Send him birthday wishes here.

Mon, Apr. 14th, 2008, 12:22 pm

Happy Birthday frogger414!

Mon, Apr. 7th, 2008, 04:46 pm
Party Pics

Here are some of the party pictures. I'm going to throw the results into Excel tonight and post the numbers.

Big thanks to Jody, Steph (& Izzy) and Jason for their help cleaning up, setting up and building furniture.

Drinking.Collapse )

Fri, Feb. 22nd, 2008, 11:58 pm
Das Auto


Mon, Dec. 17th, 2007, 10:18 pm
Kitties that sleep

This is what the cats do. They hug and sleep in a chair in the living room. It is insufferably adorable.

Sun, Sep. 16th, 2007, 05:30 pm
Photos from Bavaria

Back from Europe. Germany was fantastic. We've only pulled pictures off of one card but it has some of the best pictures on it from Bavaria.

Not just pictures behind the cut.Collapse )

Sun, Sep. 9th, 2007, 07:12 pm

deutschland über alles!!

Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007, 11:50 pm

Carl and wesa understand good living. I thank them for a wonderfully enjoyable evening.

Thu, Jul. 19th, 2007, 11:17 pm

When we went to the zoo frogger414 wore her giraffe shirt which was redundant since we saw real giraffes. But isn't she cute?

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