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Storm lemons #2

Posted in photo by gwen on January 20, 2010

Storm lemons #2

Our Meyer lemon tree is ready for its close-up! Any locals who want to come harvest a bag are welcome, send me a PM.

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Recipes: Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin; roasted potatoes and mushrooms; honey-glazed carrots

Posted in photo, recipe by gwen on January 20, 2010

Dinner! Nom!

Cook in this order:

Roasted potatoes and mushrooms
Wash and cube a pound or so of potatoes. Place in casserole with 1/2 lb. button crimini mushrooms. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs and spices, then toss. Cover with foil and cook at 450° til tender, about one hour.

Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin
Butterfly 1 lb. pork tenderloin [how to], sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spices/herbs you like. Roll up, and place in lightly-oiled casserole. Slice some bacon in halves, wrap these over the tenderloin and secure with toothpicks. Cook at 450° until center of meat reaches 160° [mine took about 45 minutes].

Honey-glazed carrots
Heat a couple T. butter in a dutch oven. Slice 1 lb. carrots into sticks about 2″ long [I quarter on the fat end], add to pot, then coat with honey. Toss, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes til tender.

Here it comes

Posted in misc. by gwen on January 19, 2010

Here it comes

The sky just went black and the thunder’s shaking the house non-stop. Glad I didn’t stick around at the café because that would’ve been one wretched walk home.

eta: just as I was posting this, the sky opened up and we’re being slammed by all kinds of hail and a deluge. We were standing in the doorway watching and shrieking and saw a bolt of lightning hit the middle of the street 50 feet from us. Scary stuff for us temperately-climated Bay Areams.

I love our tree.

Posted in photo by gwen on December 16, 2009

D and tree

Chad and tree

D and her angel

D and Irene and tree

Happy Hannukah!

Posted in photo by gwen on December 12, 2009

Happy Hannukah!