Back in late May I shared this year’s container gardening action on our back deck. Several friends and family have asked how it’s all going, so here’s an early July update.
My flower-box theme features orange-red florescent geraniums, with white and powder-blue bacopa.… Read the rest
With Thanksgiving here in America, turkey fryers are in seasonal vogue. I’m fascinated with those tipsy, flimsy contraptions, which combine a tall aluminum cauldron, gas-burnerÂ and basic metal stand.
The turkey fryer’s size, awkwardness, assembly, open flames, dangerous hot oil and primal nature tend to fascinate and lure men, while scaring off women.… Read the rest
I made an impromptu batch of sun tea, so I thought I’d share my approach for making it special. There’s a bonus tip at the end for something extra special.
- Fill a glass pitcher or container with filtered water.
- Add a quarter cup sugar and stir.
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I love shoreside, seafood establishments with outdoor-only seating and a BYOB policy. So Laura and I went to Mike’s Seafood for a midweek date night. We enjoyed crustaceans with a bottle of Vega Sindoa Rose (not bad for $6/bottle).
Arrival At Mike’s
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I just made a personal record for the most number of cheeseburgers consumed in a July 4 weekend: six.
I’m serious. It wasn’t intentional, nor my fault. Serendipity played out — each day’sÂ barbecue, starting on Friday of the long weekend and continuing through Monday, featured cheeseburgers as the main course.Â Â While that’s bad — disgusting, really — C.C.… Read the rest