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Saturday, June 18, 2011

~ Artichokes ~ Slaves PJ & Dave ~ Sushi ~

Good 49º morning. Wow, a summer's day! Yesterday we hit 82º.
Today will probably be the same. Doesn't look like rain...

Yesterday I picked the artichokes, cooked them, stripped the leaves, and canned the hearts.

That is not Chardonnay, by the way, it's lemon juice. I canned the chokes with olive oil, sliced garlic, lemon juice, and sea salt. They will be great cut up in a salad. I "tested" a lot of the leaves, and only the little Globe artichokes had tender leaves.
I also trimmed the grape vines and the artichoke plants. Huff puff...huff puff....
Dave and PJ came over and installed a drip system in my garden for me. Water saver. Super. Awesome job!
PVC pipe connects each bed and then a soaker hose is attached that lays in each bed. My chokes, rhubarb, Swiss chard, asparagus, and lone tomato will be happy ♥♥♥ happy ♥♥♥  happy!   
With the heat, Maggie stays inventive on cooling off, in the damp grass and shade....
Brian and Jen have signed all the papers for the closing of the sale of their house and the inspection was done on the one they are buying. Poor Jen and Brian... move out, move to storage, move out of storage, move into new house. For the time being they are staying at Jen's mom's. It's the "I'm never going to move again!" syndrome.  You've heard of "TMI" (Too much information), so this is TMW (Too much work!)
Today in Merlin, just north of here the other side of Grants Pass, the Young Marines will have a Flag burning ceremony.
I have two of my own flags, one of PJ and Dave's, and PJ has one from someone else. Bill and Jeannie will also attend and then we're going to Pottsville for the Tractor Show and Antique Show.

Historically this date... (Obviously a day for WOMEN!)
1873Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stutz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
1983Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
And births this date include....
1914E.G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
1915Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
1917Richard Boone, American actor (d. 1981)
1942 – Paul McCartney, British singer, songwriter and musician (The Beatles, Wings)
1952 – Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 19th
International Sushi Day
This is the way I like it and learned to make it .. with the nori on the outside. Don't like it with the rice on the outside!
Then there are the hand rolls with avocado. Mmmmmmm!
And my favorite... sashimi .. fresh raw tuna. Oh be still my heart! I am drooling on the keyboard!!!  How I long for our old favorite.. Mako Sushi in Arcadia!