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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peppered Herb Yogurt Dressing ~ Sun/Wind ~ Harley/Cliff ~ Weird Days

Good 30º morning. OMG it got to 71º yesterday. Not a cloud, no fog. It was beautiful. Everyone was smiling!!!

Here is a good sounding recipe for a healthy salad dressing....
Peppered Herb Yogurt Dressing
1/2 c. + 1 T. plain whole milk yogurt (don't get the +1 T though)
1 t. coarsely cracked black peppercorns
1/2 t. finely chopped garlic
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. chopped mixed herbs (chives, dill, tarragon, parsley, cilantro....)
Kosher salt or sea salt
Whisk together the yogurt, peppercorns, garlic, and 2 T. of water. Gradually whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Stir in the herbs and season with salt.

The wind came up yesterday... like a hurricane!!! 
First it was blowing leaves east and then west. They would swirl like a tornado. I got such a kick out of watching Bruiser chase the leaves. He was having a blast! I had cleaned off the front porch just prior... and then a ton of leaves blew up on the porch. Swell.....
On the good side, the back patio cement slab was covered with leaves, branches, and turkey poop (they are nosey and have to walk around out there!) and when the winds came up they cleaned off the whole patio! All leaves/poop/and branches were gone!

Here is a great picture of my Harley sleeping in Cliff's lap... taken a year ago yesterday!

I so miss that kitty. He was amazing, living to be 22 years old.

Went to Medford yesterday for a visit with my doc. Because of neck pain and occasional slight dizziness (don't even go there!) I am going to have an MRI of my spine next week sometime. It could be the arthritis in there... it's everywhere else! Then a visit with my rheumatologist. Such excitement.
Came back to the market for coffee creamer, cheese, and chicken thighs. More excitement. Home to a rerun of the gumbo (yummmmy!) and a snuggy chair and TV. Even more excitement!

Tonight is the "all you can eat crab feed" 
at the Elk's Lodge. Going with a group (Yellins, Pattersons, Corsos, Horns, and my pal Jennifer) Will be fun.

** Remember the date, and names and occurrences are links to more information.
Historically this date...
1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding recessional.
1915Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
1961 – In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidentialtelevision news conference.
1971Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
And births this date include....
1936Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
.... she died at 41 years old and in John Travolta's arms....
1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress

1951Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)

Happy Saturday. All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 25th
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 25
*A Room of One's Own Day: 25
*Macintosh Computer Day: 25
(Note: On Jan. 22, 1984 in a Super Bowl ad the Macintosh got introduced. Steve Jobs then presented it to the world on Jan. 24, 1984 and it went on sale
to the public the next day on Jan. 25, 1984. There is a big 30th Anniversary event on Jan. 25, 2014.
Since Apple considers Jan. 25 the anniversary day for celebration, this is why I am listing it on the 25th also and not the other dates. )

*National Irish Coffee Day: 25

National Seed Swap Day: 25 (Last Saturday)*Opposite Day: 25 Link
*Robert Burns Day: 25
LinkSoup Swap Day: 25 Link (Note: Link says 3rd Saturday. But Facebook page says 25th this year, which is 4th Saturday.)