Since we had to hit the grocery store anyhow for the chili cookoff, Alex and I decided to get some various oranges to try out the juicer attachment for Sir Mix-A-Lot.
1: Damn, it takes a lot of oranges to make a little glass of juice.
2: I really like the cara cara oranges. Really sweet juice!
3: Regular navel oranges have a much tarter juice. Almost sour.
4: Cleanup was really simple.
Really fun! We'll need to buy more oranges.
I also bought and seasoned a cast iron Dutch oven to make the aforementioned chili. It's been a big kitchen day despite me not really cooking!
From left to right: Focaccia crackers, bulk provalone, mini-pannettone, coffee, cookies, all in a steel (?) pasta strainer. Pickeled peppers, bear cookie, candy cane, snowman cookie, chocolate wedges, asst hard candies and the marinated artichoke hearts.
Back row is 12 yr. old oak aged balsamic vinegar, bag of cottura, extra virgin olive oil, and vodka sauce!
Basket of OMG provided by Joe Leone's Italian specialties and gifts of Pt. Pleasant, NJ.
One of the interesting things about LJ is now and then you get people who you have no idea why they started reading you.
I'm not sure why echobunny likes me,therefore, but I'm glad she does. :)
It's been fascinating reading as she makes the tweaks and adjustments to find more balance and control in her life. I love her idea of pretending to be something you want to be (neat, responsible, sane, etc) to help you learn to do it.
She's always been encouraging when I talk about needing a boost, and enthusiastic about ideas.
She also lives in one of my most favorite cities ever, and yet somehow we never talk hockey. :) Maybe it's to prevent me from doing too much anti-sens chirping. ;)
We both share a love of Halloween, and she makes a great zombie. (Between her, Megan, and Marty, my FL is 29% undead by volume!)
And just to top it off, she is Hellacute. Yay!