Cherries & Casino

I got the 2-pound container of Rainier cherries at Costco last week. They’re good, but they’re not as good as whatever brand Safeway has these days. But even the worst Rainier cherry is way better than a bing. We had a staff meeting at the casino today, and got some big news. Though they first prefaced it with small news, mainly that we’re going to have contractors coming around shortly to put in bids to paint the walls and replace the carpet. Which is good. But then the big news. . . Read More!

Okra

Overheard in the QFC: (2 girls looking at frozen organic vegetarian meals) Girl 1: I don’t know, it has okra in it. Some people don’t like okra. Girl 2: What’s okra? Girl 1: You know. (pause) Like. (pause) Collard greens. Scott’s observation: “At least she didn’t say ‘colored greens’.” Read More!

Speaking of brined veggies…

Mom’s Summer Salad 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar (low-carb alternate: 5 packets of Splenda) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp tarragon 1/2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp parsley Assorted vegetables: cucumbers, celery, onion (red or white), carrots, peppers (green, red, etc.), broccoli, tomatoes, etc. Mix dressing, whipping it together with a fork. Peel and chop veggies. Put it all together in a huge bowl with a lid. Marinate for at least 4 hours (overnight is even better) in the refrigerator, mixing occasionally (if. . . Read More!

The Little Things

I’m glad to see that the grocery stores have pumpkins. Soon it’ll be time to scoop out the gooey guts and roast the seeds. I really miss Tim’s Cascade Coney Island potato chips. Even though they’re not low-carb, I’d buy some if I ever found them. But I don’t think they make them anymore. They were the most awesome flavor — really mustardy, with just a hint of hot dog and grill char. Sounds gross, probably. But oh so delicious. I also miss Canada Dry’s lemon ginger ale. They used. . . Read More!