Friday, May 8, 2015

Starting garden 2015

I started veggie seeds a few weeks ago in the greenhouse. The seedlings like this zucchini are ready to go in the garden.

I never tried this before, but I also started peas in the greenhouse.

Thanks to the greenhouse the garden is off to a great start. Oh and look at my garlic and shallots!

Thursday, May 7, 2015


For a birthday week treat Aaron took me to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at the AMC theatre with the comfy reclining seats. It was until the end that I remembered they were shooting this movie in Seoul when were were visiiting there tlast year. Turns out Korea wasn't thrilled with the way Seoul was portrayed in the movie. Aside from that we enjoyed the movie. I was hoping for an extra scene at the end like the last Avengers but there was just a quick Thanos spot.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Grilled croutons

Croutons on the grill? Aaron was making a Caesar salad for dinner and we were all out of croutons. I had some leftover bread, so I cut it up and tossed it with olive oil, salt and pepper and toasted them on the grill. Nom nom nom.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Birthday for the birds

We have three bird feeders outside our kitchen window now and it has become the bird hot spot of the neighborhood. For birthday week Aaron got me a Peterson bird book so I can figure out exactly who is stopping by to dine.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Birthday week kickoff

Birthday week has begun. First birthday week gift was a headlamp I've been hinting at. Perfect for taking the pugs out at night, fetching things from the attic... basically just creeping around the house all the time... to Aaron's amusement.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fire fishing pole

We had our first fire in the outdoor fireplace of the season. Add in hot dogs with lots of celery. Yes, I love chopped celery on my hot dog.

It was a good chance for Aaron to try out this hot dog fishing pole cooker that my sister got him for Christmas.

The fire fishing pole is a neat design. When you jig the pole (jerk it upwards) the rig at the end flips the hot dogs over so you get even cooking.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dinosaur eggs

I picked up these dinosaur silicone egg rings at TJ Maxx (or was is Marshalls? I get them mixed up) They make the perfect shaped fried eggs for breakfast sandwiches on english muffins. Plus they look funny sitting on the frying pan.