Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fresh Peaches and Red Wine

Fresh in season Peach
several leaves of freshly picked basil
Red Wine of your choice (I used a fortified red wine made by my father)

Pour about a 1/4 cup of red wine in a bowl and about half that much water. Cut peach into bite-sized chunks and put it in the bowl with the wine. Tear basil up over peaches and mix. Let stand while you eat dinner. Serve with ice cream or just by itself for dessert.

How to get Your Kid to Eat Brussel Sprouts (add pepperoni) 

Brussel sprouts  (those that your kid helped you grow work best) 
6 pieces of pepperoni 
black pepper. 
1 very small clove Garlic mashed then minced. 
2 Tbsp Olive Oil 
1/4 cup dry wine mixed with  1/4 cup water. (may use chicken broth or just water  here too) 

Thoroughly wash brussel sprout. Drain and quarter or half each one depending on size. Heat olive oil in a skillet with medium heat. Add salt pepper and garlic . Fry till it smells good. Add pepperoni and fry till it smells good. Add bussel spouts. Fry for 5 to 10 min stirring occasionally --Don't let oil go dry. Add wine and cover skillet. Let cook for 5 to 10 min--until brussle sprouts are tender. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Murder in the Garden: with a happy ending

We came upon a crime scene at the UT Ag. Gardens. 


We could not stand it! 

So  .  .  . 

To the the rescue

Hot glue drys too fast to get some of the pieces together so  .  .  .

Some pieces are missing. We used Bubble Wrap to support all the remaining pieces in the head. 

My head feels funny! 


What's wrong with my head?!

Um. Nothing .  .  . Your brains are sho .. err..your hat is so last summer.

My what is what? 

Never mind. We'll make it work.

Crochet hook to the rescue! 

Working fast I only have one episode of a certain mouse's clubhouse to get this done. 

That looks just like my old hat! 

No it doesn't. It has a (fast movements with hook and thread) flower. See?

Not bad, it makes me look thinner. 
(brain damage) 

A little waterproofing spray and all done! 
The repaired Mr. Gnome will be replace at the UT Ag. Garden when all the glues and waterproofing are dry.

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