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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scottie Pinwheel ~ Infused Olive Oil ~ Baby Turkeys ~ AJ With All Natural ~ Cold Cucumber Soup ~ Veggie Lettuce Wraps ~ Fries Day!


Good 56º sunny wispy cloudy morning.
 
Yesterday by 1pm it was only 78º. Cloud cover stayed. Nice for a change!!! Then by 2pm it was 83º and smokey! UGH. I think we topped out around 89º and windy smokey!
 
This is the cutest thing... a Scottie pup pinwheel shared by Deeeewayne Honneee Preimsberger:
This will put a smile on your face!
 

Yesterday I decided to work on some kitchen projects. I needed to infuse some olive oil. I use the Costco olive oil, dried garlic, dried onion, and crushed red pepper flakes.
I like to keep it in old wine bottles and put a pourer on the one I'm using at the time, for convienence.
For the three bottles, each holds 32oz. I forget though and should add a bit more of the olive oil, as the garlic/onion/pepper flakes soak up some. Anyway, 1 cup each of the garlic and onion, and 1/3 cup of the pepper flakes.

Heat the oil to 175º
Once hot, take off the stove and add in the dried ingredients. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until completely cooled..
Next strain the flavorings from the oil and put into bottles...


I save the garlic/onion/pepper flakes in a zip bag and freeze them to use later in soups and/or stews. Being of Scottish heritage I can't waste anything!!!
 
Out back today was a few turkey hens and their baby chicks. First time this year I have seen them on the property! Chicks are getting big!
 

Historically this date...
30 BC – Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.


1964 – South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.

1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.
.. how I remember my little Commodore computer! It opened a whole new world!

1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the1994 World Series.


And births this date include....
1856 – Diamond Jim Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  ... there was a restaurant on Hollywood Blvd near Highland called Diamond Jim's. It was SO GOOD!!! Went there a few times. It closed years ago!
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1881 – Cecil B. DeMille, American director (d. 1959)
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1910 – Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
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1911 – Cantinflas, Mexican actor, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1993)
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1926 – John Derek, American actor (d. 1998)
  .....Boy, he made the rounds, marrying :
Ursula Andress (1957–1966)
Linda Evans (1968–1974)
Bo Derek (1976–1998)
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1933 – Parnelli Jones, American race car driver and team owner
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1939 – George Hamilton, American actor
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In the afternoon AJ from All Natural Pest Control came by to re-bait for the ground squirrels. He has just about gotten rid of them all! Best job ever!!!
He baited all the spots he did previously and even found a few ground squirrel holes in the pasture!


AJ is GREAT! He is so nice. Showed me pictures of his new baby girl. He and his bride also has a son a few years old.
 
 
I also decided to make some cucumber soup..
1 pound cucs, ½ t. salt, 1½ cups fat free plain yogurt, 1 green onion chopped, 1 garlic clove minced, 4½ t. snipped fresh dill....
Peel and remove seeds and slice cucs. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds... BTW that old peeler there was my Mom's.

Toss the cucs with the salt, put in a collander to drain the liquid for 30 minutes. Then squeese out the rest of the liquid and pat dry....

I didn't have fresh dill, only parsley, some green onions, didn't have fresh garlic so used the kind in a jar, and only had 1 cup of yogurt (ate some for breakfast!) so used that and ½ cup sour cream. So, everything goes into the "food processor" and run til smooth. Oh, and I had a little dried dill so added in about 1 t.
Then joy of all joys, my food processor is on the blink and so is my juicer! Grrrrrr.... So did in small batches in my Magic Bullet!

 
The for dinner I mixed some dressing... 1 oz olive oil (this is O Olive oil w/ Tihitian limes - http://www.ooliveoil.com/ ) and 1/2 oz of some O Olive Oil Citrus Champagne vinegar, and a good squeeze of the creamy garlic sauce!

I mixed it in with some of the left over veggie/clam salad (on blog 8-11) and then folded it into some lettuce leaves... lettuce wraps!
Along with I had a cup of the cold cucumber soup...

OMGOSH, that soup is AWESOME. Going to make it again and again!!! Nothing better on a hot day~! Thanks Dave Clark (LASD ret) for the inspiration! Actually it was his wife Pam!

 
Had a call from Linda and Andy as they went by our RR off ramp on their way to Washington. Honk and wave! Beep beep hi! This was a quick trip to get his mom's house ready to sell. They will honk and wave on their way back down Friday.
 
Woke in the middle of the night about 2am and looked out to see the meteor shower, but still too many clouds overhead. Dang!
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 12th
National Julienne Fries Day
Below are In-N-Out cheese fries and animal style fries. OH BE STILL MY HEART!!! Our In-N-Out will open in Medford SOON!


Whole page dedicated to fries here with photos and all the different types:

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I do believe I gained some weight just reading today's blog! LOL Now you made me want some In n Out!

My goodness you were busy in the kitchen yesterday! Your lettuce wraps reminded me of one of my fave lunches. I slather lettuce leaves with mustard then slap on some deli turkey slices and put a moz. cheese stick in the middle and wrap it up. So good and low calorie.

We have a guy too who comes out every two months to kill the gophers. We call him our gopher guy. It's a must, living where we live next to the wilderness.

XOX Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

LOL, I certainly can't wait for In-N-Out to open. You know they even have a lettuce wrapped burger. No bun. Yummmmy too! Your lettuce wrap sounds good! xo

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know about the lettuce wrap burger at In n Out. They are called Protein Burgers. YUK! A friend of mine years ago was with me and she was on a Dr. Atkins diet and ordered that. No fries of course. Well, I just wouldn't go to In n Out if I couldn't have the real thing!

XO Trisha

Lydia said...

In I Out burger plain our dog's favorite treat. I didn't like there fries until we learned to order well done.

Sure looks like you had fun in the kitchen!