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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-One

A little peek at the last week:

I told y’all I was going to make this blueberry upside-down cake… and it was incredible.
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We are re-doing our backyard… The entire thing has been tilled at this point, but we’re still deciding where to go from there.
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Cold press chicory coffee! YES.
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Color pop!
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Mr. Business in his business under-roos! Bwahaha.
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Doctored-up Trader Joe’s frozen pizza for lunch one day…
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One of my more brilliant moves this week. I changed our sheets, made up the bed, and 30 minutes later when the iPad started glowing, I realized I’d tucked it right under the fitted bed sheet!
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Dinner with the hubby post-workout, and apparently I needed/wanted some protein! Southern fried tofu, roasted taters, greens sautéed with garlic and red vinegar, slow roasted pulled bbq pork and a little chicken wing.
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My mom and stepdad sent us an island for our kitchen… When my stepdad asked me on the phone if my husband was “good at reading directions and putting things together?” I said, “Probably, but I’m good at that too!” So… I sat, a-buildin’ some shit for 3 hours.
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Ta-da! And I did it all by myself! Haha
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“Babe, that looks like the food of the gods.” – My husband, on the topic of homemade hummus.
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Which was eaten with homemade falafels, pita bread, tzatziki, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and feta.
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This fella officially has his permit! And we have this handy little book that Oregon parents receive when their kids pass the permit knowledge test. Haha.
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In honor of National Pie Week, we had a chik’n pot pie (with an ugly crust because I barely made enough dough for this double-crusted pie).
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There are wildfires burning north and south of us… the skies are smoky, smoky, smoky.
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We sent Vincent off to Alaska to visit his girl for a week! His mom is in Tahoe, so his parakeets that live at her house are also vacationing here at “Crazy Bird Lady Aviary.”
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OCD napkin arranging.
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We had dinner at the Brickroom here in town last night, where my husband also played music… His dinner, shrimp and grits minus the lardons. There were white prawns, sautéed vegetables in a parmesan cream sauce and polenta.
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I got a pulled pork sandwich — slow roasted espresso rubbed pork shoulder, a delicious house-made BBQ sauce, cole slaw and thin, fried onions on a brioche bun. It was tasty!
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One of my favorite shots from the night. You can see the rest of my photos here.
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My buddy Janet even came to hang out with me at the show.
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Dinner tonight with this guy and the hubby!
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And that chicken torta was perfect.
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Hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life: Weeks 29 + 30

The last couple weeks:

Blueberry biscuits. Recipe soon!
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Thou shalt drink all the cold press coffee (please!).
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This fella looked a little stuck…
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My husband and I found a new taqueria to try nearby. We shared fish tacos and a veggie burrito… and it was delicious!
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One morning we discovered this little guy hiding in the holly tree just opposite of our fence… He stayed there from about 9am until well after 10pm!
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A little frisbee action…
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And more action…
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My favorite.
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Them curls though!
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Finding patterns unexpectedly…
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This guy’s headed to Alaska this week to visit his girlfriend.
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Hi Blue Chicken.
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Creamy pesto mac and cheese (pesto made with basil from my little garden!).
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Silas asked to do a little experimenting with dry ice…
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Somebody else joined in the experimenting…
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Refrigerator notes.
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One of my favorite meals this week. Creamy polenta with fried “chicken” (Quorn nak’d cutlets, breaded and fried), topped with a creamy lemon mushroom sauce and fresh heirloom cherry tomatoes!
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A little floral-scenery enroute to the grocery store.
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Fresh Oregon albacore just started making an appearance… I loveeee Oregon albacore season!
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It means I can make this sammich!
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We had a garage sale with my mother-in-law this weekend… This sign of hers cracked me up. Won’t be buying one of those!
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And also I found this little gem…

This guy comes to visit about once or twice a year. He meows and meows, sits in my lap, likes lots of pets and belly rubs, then goes off into the world to do whatever he does!
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Lake drive.
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I wait alllllll year for these Rolling Hills Farms peaches!
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Nana grows the prettiest flowers!
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I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks!

Day to Day Life: Week 45

The last week, looking a bit like this:

Still egg-xactly obsessed with eggs, apparently. Whole wheat sourdough toast, over-easy egg, sharp cheddar, thyme, salt and pepper.
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When I got this beer, the checkout clerk said, “Oh hey, look! They put you on the bottle!” I decided it was probably good that it takes some real effort to offend me.
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Homemade Chinese food for dinner one night, on a whim… Sweet sour tofu, veggie fried rice, and spinach rangoon.
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Having a food blog means this happens often: make something, photograph it, write about it, eat it.
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Breakfast overload. Homemade biscuits, veggie sausage gravy, cheesy scrambled eggs.
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What to do when you serve a dinner that you aren’t sure should be on a plate or in a bowl? Present both options. Hah.
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Homemade pizza night is still one of my favorite nights. I couldn’t remember the last time I made a round pizza. So… sourdough crust for the win.
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Creamy grits with veggie chicken étouffée.
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At the last minute we drove up to Corvallis for the state-qualifying water polo tournament that both Vincent and Kenya had games in. Both the girls and boys made it to State, so we’ll be traveling up there again this coming week.
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These dudes.
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Veggie burritos for lunch and for dinner, because that is how we roll around here…
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We then traveled south to Eugene because Silas’ Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner team won the chance to play at Autzen Stadium, home of the University of Oregon Ducks. Lunch one day at the 5th Street Public Market food court. A cheeseburger and fries for Silas Henry, a lemongrass chicken bahn mi sammich for myself, and a breakfast burrito for Craig.
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Voodoo Donut surprise. A dirty ‘ole bastard first thing in the morning.
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Also a foggy, cold riverside walk.
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We found a neat arcade in downtown Eugene Friday night.
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And what arcade bathroom would be complete without hand-drawn Tetris graffiti in the bathroom?
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Silas Henry on the big screen at Autzen after a 50-19 win for Ashland, placing them third in state for their football league.
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Duck Bowl Champions.
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Day to Day Life: Week Five

Shall we have a look at the last week? Wanted or not, here it is!

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This bowl was my favorite a few times this week: maple yogurt, honey oat granola, toasted coconut flakes and a homemade blueberry spice sauce. I am grateful that a girl cannot OD on yogurt…

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While walking to the grocery store one morning, I passed this little truck. The driver made me laugh for the remainder of my walk, mostly because it caught me so off guard.

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Totally necessary when cooking dinner some nights. Here’s Lookin’ Atcha!

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That hairy eyeball was good company for homemade pad thai.

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Chocolate chunks and chips because there were certainly COOKIES this week.

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These dudes were singing at the top of their lungs driving down the road on our way for a lunch date.

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I love broccoli. Raw, plain, steamed, roasted, in soup…

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The best brunch ever, always. Two corn tortillas charred, then sammiched with cheese, topped with an egg, avocado, and tapatio.

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My husband played a few new songs at a tribute this week for the owners of Alex’s restaurant here in town, which recently shut down.

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Necessary.

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Guess who… from the days of old wherein I actually looked part Asian!

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Little Miss.

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Homemade pizza in the making.

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And more pizza in the making…

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Homemade black bean burritos for dinner one night with roasted peppers and corn salsa.

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Do you know what is wrong with this photo? The jeans on the right belong to me. The ones on the left belong to 8 year old Silas. Perhaps I am shrinking at the ripe old age of 28?

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Broccoli cheddar beer soup. For you, tomorrow.

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I adapted Tracy Shutterbean‘s recipe for no-knead pizza dough and made these cheesy/garlic/herb bread stick rolls to go with our soup. Super easy: make the dough, roll into a rectangle, brush the top with olive oil or butter. Sprinkle on some dried herbs of your choosing – I used basil, thyme and oregano. Sprinkle on some sea salt and cayenne pepper, some parmesan cheese and red chili flakes. Roll up the rectangle, flatten it a bit, cut into strips that are about 1-inch wide. Place on a baking sheet, brush the tops with heavy cream/melted butter/oil/buttermilk (whatever of those you have handy). Sprinkle with more parmesan. Let the dough rise again for 25-30 minutes. Then bake at 425 degrees until golden brown (15-20 minutes). Great for soup-dipping. Or marinara sauce dunking. Or plain eating.

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Little dude pre-game breakfast. (Apparently I still cut up the pancakes.)

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Silas’ team had two games in a row on Saturday. One footed-one handed shot.

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We’ve been having a lot of sleepovers and kid-time recently. These dudes rearranged the living room for themselves then had a breakfast of cinnamon vanilla raisin french toast sticks and fresh fruit.