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Day to Day Life: Week 6

A peek at the last week:

Lunch for one. A little egg white omelette with pesto and goat cheese on sourdough bread.
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Remember the time I put up the following photo and folks on my Instagram thought it was an ultrasound picture… That happened this week. Just eggplants here.
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Eggplants to make this beast of a moussaka! (With a salad dressed in a lemon vinaigrette.)
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Vincent tends to have lunch at home every other day, as he gets done with school around noon. This week’s chop-chop.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Little Chicken’s favorite post-bath activity. Becoming a Chicken burrito on top of a heating pad.
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Some mornings require more coffee than others…
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Storm’s coming…
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I have been craving sushi for WEEKS. So I made some. Hawai’i-style. For lunch one day…
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Homemade seitan turned into homemade vegetarian BBQ.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Remember that storm I told you was coming? It brought some lovely rain…
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And caused the creek and waterways around here to rage.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

I got a little carried away with the sushi making and made this for lunch one day… for myself. But I ended up sharing.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Last minute enchiladas. Craig and Vincent said they were the best yet. Roasted green chiles and cheese… Silas said, “I don’t like these chiles. Not even the smell of them.” Hahaha
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Homemade english muffin making when I should’ve been going to bed…
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

So that I could make pre-basketball game Julie’s egg McMuffins.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Won a game, lost a game.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Vincent and his girl, Izzy. Winter formal happened this weekend.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Silas. Learning the hilarity of scanners.
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Breakfast huevos rancheros!
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Aaaand V’s preferred version, without the huevos.
Day to Day Life: Week 6 | Forbidden Rice Blog | photography, Ashland Oregon

Cheers! Have a wonderful week-to-come! :)

Day to Day Life: Week Forty-Eight

Shall we take a peek at the last week? Here it goes…

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Inside fern getting some outside sunshine.

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Homemade Mediterranean pizza. The best yet.

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This is how we cook around here, apparently.

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A Thanksgiving week pre-dinner – tempeh bacon filled veggie dog beanie weenies.

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Another easy meal of cheesy jalapeno polenta with sweet corn, red chili roasted broccoli, and TJ’s veggie Italian chicken sausage.

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My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the homemade cranberry sauce.

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My next favorite is stuffing. This year, sourdough with sage, Granny Smith apples, other herbs, and veggie chicken sausage.

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I made Tracy’s artichoke squares… More on that soon. YUM.

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This year’s Thanksgiving included the Tofurkey ball-o-veggie meat as well as a veggie roast from Trader Joe’s.

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A sangria experiment I will share with you sometime soon.

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We had a purple sweet potato pie this year. Extra filling and extra pie crust dough meant a mini pie for Thanksgiving breakfast…

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Friday was my husband’s birthday. He requested a trip with the kids to go watch the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men’s Water Polo tournament in Stockton, CA… Hello, California sun, goodbye cold-ass Oregon.

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We were gifted four tickets to the Stockton Thunder ice hockey game. Having never been to a professional hockey game, I was blown away… There were fist fights and bloody noses. And the crowd… people-watching at its finest.

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Looking older and older every day…

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I had a pulled pork sandwich from the Mamas and the Tapas food truck at the polo tournament… So dang good.

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We stayed at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, which featured a nice courtyard to hang out in. We had pizza around a firepit with the kids, for dinner after the polo games last night.

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Silas made some buddies with some southern Cali boys at the hotel.

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The water polo was crazy (as to be expected). USC ended up winning the tournament, a win of 10 – 8 over Stanford.

With that… are we really in December already?!

Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Three

The last week looked a little something like this:

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Homemade pizza night is always a good night.

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Mr. Sassypants not wanting to listen to a damn thing he’s supposed to.

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Planting flowers, planting a beer blossom.

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I made the cauliflower “alfredo sauce” with fresh fettuccine I’ve seen floating around Pinterest for a good year, one night… It was like eating cauliflower soup on pasta noodles. Won’t be doing that again.

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Some found-art while walking past the art department at SOU. Tetris!

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Silas and I were in the park when this mob of children wandered in. They stood in the creek and sang while playing fiddles, violins, guitars… It was fun to watch!

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Garlic basil hummus. Sorry, no recipe this time… but it’s delicious.

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The last week, my husband was one of the teachers at a week long writing conference here in Ashland, called INWA. There were some amazing readings and get-togethers throughout the week as well. Vanessa Place‘s reading was brilliantly intense. Sharon Mesmer and Kevin Killian, along with my husband and two other colleagues also read some incredible work.

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Horchata in the making.

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Spawn of Satin – my husband’s new band ensemble played a show at one of the INWA evening events.

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We’re growing some baby melons.

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What do you do after a late night show? Wake up at 7 the next morning to bake a pile of ginger vanilla bean scones.

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Silas, Sydney and I hung out one morning while Craig was teaching.

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This girl says, “Don’t go on vacation next week, please and thank you.”

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Silas and Sydney rode their scooters/bikes over to my mother in law’s house last night. She put them to work on some mazes and puzzles. The kids were quiet and sat in one place for… oh, 6.35 minutes. : )

Day to Day Life: Week Twenty-Two

The last week looked a bit like this:

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DTD22-7Climbing roses in the rain. One of my favorite spring (or summer) scents.

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A cinnamon-sugar topped crumpet. A brilliant decision.

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A new cheesy, savory waffle experiment that I’m excited to share. It’s good for waffle pizzas, it’s great on its own, it’s DELICIOUS for chicken and waffles – Julie style. Coming atcha soon.

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My hairs needed a serious hippie deep conditioning. Did you know that adding coconut oil, eggs, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and lavender oil to your head smells absolutely awful (though certainly better than chemicals that offer the same sort of treatment). The only redeeming factor (other than soft hairs on your head) is the height potential dried raw egg-crusted hair can offer.

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I love when the skies look like the oceans.

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This was another recipe experiment winning situation. Jamaican jerk seitan. The texture was so close to “real” meat it was ridiculous. The flavors? Spicy, sweet, robust, tasty. A combination of fresh peppers and sweet mango in the sauce was spot-on. Coming soonish.

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Frisbee-ing with this little boy has left me feeling really old for the last couple days. My body hurts in ways I didn’t know possible! Certainly not your every day workout.

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I am sad to announce the unexpected demise of my juicer. When that’s precisely what I discovered when I wanted to make a fresh watermelon-strawberry juice for this margarita with Meyer lemon, I opted for the next option – the food processor. May I not suggest it to you. While this cocktail was worth it, “juicing” in the food processor is RIDICULOUSLY messy.

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Fresh arugula, baby romaine, and the first radishes out of the garden. YUM.

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Homemade yogurt in the crockpot. I’m also excited to share this with you. It’s so good. And so inexpensive compared to buying the same organic product in the grocery store!

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Do yourself a favor and make these waffles. Do yourself another favor and check out one of my favorite blogs, where the recipe originally came from.

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Everything in the garden is growing so well right now. I’m excited about these little bush bean babies (and everything else planted).

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Can I leave you with this picture of my mama when she was younger than I am now? Because she lives in Oklahoma City and when the tornadoes hit last week and this week, its had me worried sick. And mostly I miss my mom. And love this photo.