Sunday, August 28, 2016
Delicious, healthy lunch today.
Zucchini Tuna Fish Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce
- 1/2 medium zucchini (about 100 g) grated, and liquid squeezed out
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 2 T oats
- 2 T shredded cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 t garlic salt
- 1/4 t dill
- 1/4 t onion powder
- fresh ground pepper
- For the Lemon Yogurt Sauce:
- 2 T greek yogurt
- 1 t lemon juice
- 1/4 t dill
- 1/4 garlic salt
- Grate up about half of a medium sized zucchini or about 100 grams. Dump all that grated zucchini into a thin dish towel or cheese cloth and wrap all the sides up around it forming a ball. Twist the cloth at the top, right above the ball of zucchini, and keep twisting it as tight as you can to squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. It will all come out through the towel.
- In a mixing bowl, add the squeezed zucchini and all the other cake ingredients and mix well together.
- Heat a medium frying pan to medium low. Spray with non stick spray.
- Scoop about half of the mixture out into one side of the frying pan and use your spoon to form a round flat cake, about 1/2 inch thick. Then do the same with the rest of the mixture on the other side of the frying pan. Let it cook for about 5-6 minutes on medium low. You can check the bottom if you want, so when it gets a little crispy and golden brown, flip it over with a spatula and let it cook about the same amount on the other side.
- While the cakes are cooking, you can mix up your lemon dill yogurt sauce. Just mix the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and garlic sauce in a small bowl and set it aside.
- When the cakes are ready, scoop them out onto a plate and put all the yogurt sauce on top.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
The Inanimate Life of Objects - I have always believed that objects have a life to them and power. It's probably why I have been drawn to second hand shops most of my life. I love knowing that the item whatever it is had a past life. The last couple years - I have inherited so much from my Parents and Grandparents and Uncle and Aunt. The basement is full as I try to find new homes for these objects in our house which have tremendous power and memory for me. As painful as the process of editing their belonging was - so is incorporating these newly transplanted objects. Making room for all of this stuff you cannot part with is a huge undertaking. My mom lives part time with us and I fill her bedroom with as much of her transplanted life as I possibly can since she can't have much in the nursing home that she lives in during the week. I had several of her old lamps rewired and re-shaded to put in our house to make her feel at home. The first pair were from our time in Japan - white ceramic lamps that have been on my parent's bedside tables since I was 5 that now sit in her bedroom here in Bovina. I had them rewired and updated them with new red linen shades. The second pair of amber mediterranean style lamps which are a little dated were a gift from my Dad to my Mom in the 60's in California. I still have to replace the shades but they are so big I have had a time trying to find replacement shades and will probably have to have them customized. They now sit in a guest room. I couldn't part with either pair and make Mom feel at home and that her things are a part of our lives now. There is so much more to edit and add. However, everywhere I look - there are these things that are so full of memory - good or bad - they have such a hold on me.
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With all this healthy eating lately - we weren't having any of that for Mom's birthday. Tim spent the entire day in the kitchen poor guy whipping up one of his award winning dinners - Rio Grande Enchiladas because Mom wanted mexican food for her birthday dinner. They are so delicious and we miss Tex Mex food badly. For dessert, he went all out and made this awesome Banana Pudding Ice Box Cake. Fragile, quick to melt especially on a day like yesterday - it was so delicious! Thanks Tim. Happy Birthday Mom. Enjoy!
BANANA PUDDING ICE BOX CAKE
Guess who's birthday it is this weekend? Happy 79th Birthday Mom! Tim slaved all day making his award winning Rio Grande Enchiladas because Mom wanted mexican food for her birthday dinner. We all mis Tex Mex food! For dessert, Tim made a Banana Cream Ice Box cake which was incredible! Such a nice day and evening spent together. Love you Mom! Love you Tim!
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Sometimes I am so butch it scares me! I learned a new skill today! The garden sheds are over 10 years old and it's time to replace some of the wood siding that has gotten wood rot. I looked at a couple you tube videos and it seemed easy enough. The scoring and prying up was the worst part. Then, I cut the patches, caulked and nailed in place and Voila I got it done! A couple more coats of paint and you would never know I patched them. Awesome!
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