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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Weather ~ Blackberry BBQ Sauce ~ Healthy Salad ~ Oregon Outpost ~ Osprey Platform ~ Taprock Dinners ~ Chocolate Soufflé


Good 41º cloudy morning.
The predictions through Wednesday:
 
And the current radar:
 


Yesterday, excitement prevailed. Paid bills. Whoooop! Vacuumed. Whoooop! The sun came and went and by noon it was gone again and cloudy. Warmed to 58º.
 
Breakfast was cooked yam, plain Greek yogurt, blueberries, and honey. Oh, and some of Grandpa Graham's BBQ sauce on the yam. OMGOODNESS, it was GOOD!!!


 
Lunch was cucumber, tomato, avocado, fresh lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.

This avocado seed was the oddest I had ever seen.


Chopped all, squeezed on the fresh lemon, drizzled on the olive oil, sprinkled salt and pepper.
SUPER good!!!! Healthy too! :o)
 
 
I communicated with the maker of the Grandpa Graham's Blackberry BBQ Sauces, Mike, and he said other than in Rogue River at Ace, it can be bought in Grants Pass at Oregon Outpost at 5th and G Streets, on the corner. They carry gourmet sauces.
137 SW G St

I had never been in there before yesterday. The owner said she's been there 18 years. OMGOODNESS, they have so many good things in that store!!!! I will go back and SHOP! From sauces, to jams/jellies, pickles of every kind imaginable (peppers, asparagus, eggs), and just so many drool starting items.
 
Yesterday afternoon I ran errands prior to going to Grants Pass... deposit at the bank ATM, mail some cards, take picture of the new osprey nest platform..

The osprey nest that was atop a power pole and power lines was moved and a permanent platform was installed 6-8 feet above the power pole which will allow the osprey to come and go from the nest while keeping them away from the power lines.




Next I went to Gtanos to give a bottle of the Blackberry BBQ sauce to Juan Carlos and Lily to try. Dang, I missed Juan Carlos by about 2 minutes, as he had left to take his kids home.  Surprise .... Jennifer and Mike were in there eating! I sat with them and had a glass of wine. Micol and Bob came in to eat with them.
 
I left there to go to The Vine to take a bottle of the BBQ sauce to them to try with the meat they will be smoking. Dang again, I missed Dustin and Ashley by a minute or so also, as they had just left but would be back in 15-20 minutes. I left the sauce with one of the girls there, explaining about it.
 
I had purchased 2 $20 gift certificates for $10 each for Taprock, not reading the fine line, they had to be used for "dinner" after 4pm. Also, they expired today. So, next I headed to Taprock.  I decided I didn't want to eat alone (Brian and family had gone to Eugene for one of Sami's gymnastic meets) so I ordered a glass of wine and waited for my meal to go...
The view from the window where I sat... the northbound 7th St bridge over the Rogue River....

And the sunset over Caveman Bridge as I was leaving..

I ordered two meals:
Oysters & Chips... crisp hand-breaded and deep fried Washington oysters with Northwest slaw and tarter sauce and lemon.
And:
Dungeness Crab BLT Chopped Salad
"A mound of tasty Dungeness crab sits atop fresh chopped romaine with bacon, tomatoes, avocado, olives, hard-boiled egg, and house-made seafood dressing."
And a piece of cheesecake.
 
 
Historically this date...
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon

1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.

1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people

1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.


And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
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1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor
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1934 – Willie Bobo, American jazz percussionist (d. 1983)
........good thing I didn't marry him!! for more than one reason.
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1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!

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Dinner was the deep fried oysters

and wine and comfy chair and TV. Perfect!
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
ox Sue Mom Bobo
February 28th
Chocolate Soufflé Day
Check this for a video of a Raspberry Chocolate Souffle: