Friday, March 14, 2014

stuffed artichokes, squirrels, and of course, cats...

Stuffed Artichokes!
We love stuffed artichokes.  I don't make them very often, but when I do... they're gone pretty quick.

Squirrel eating catfood

I was watching this little fella eat as I washed dishes in the kitchen.  He didn't seem to mind when I went for my camera and started taking shots of him.

one of our outside ferals
And with the weather so nice this week, this young black cat was racing around the yard jumping at ? (I would say *bugs*, but it's been such a cold winter, I really don't know what he was chasing.)

It was hard not to buy herbs at Central Market this morning.  Their herbs look so nice and healthy. But I'm afraid that we're not free of winter's grip yet... and we've already lost our night bloomers, so I would not like to lose any more plants by putting them out too early.

Had coffee with some friends from pottery class yesterday. Our ages ran from 55 to 69 (me being the 69).  I didn't know women could talk so much! We got there at 11:00 and before we knew it, it was 2:00. But it was fun... and we plan to do it again soon.

BTW, I have a question for those of you out there on Pinterest. My grand daughter (the 12 yr old) got me on it, and now I'm hooked. But I was wondering... can you save an image off of Pinterest so you can share the pic with those who may not be on it (or put the pic on your blog)?  I know that you can share with others registered with Pinterest, but can't figure out if the other is possible.


  1. What do you stuff the artichokes with? Some sort of rice-based stuffing? Meat?

    Don't know about Pinterest, but you can use Windows' snipping tool to grab anything at all. I use it almost daily, actually. Comes in super-handy for images you can't right-click and save! :-)

    1. Kim, I stuff them with seasoned bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, fresh chopped garlic, and olive oil. That's it...

      But as for Windows' snipping tool... where do you find that?

    2. For the Snipping tool:
      Start, All Programs, Accessories, Snipping Tool
      The screen will fade a little.
      Hold the left mouse button and move the mouse until what you want to copy is in the outline.
      Save it.
      I like to save it on the desktop to make it easy to find.

  2. Those artichokes look wonderful. I have made them, but it has been a really long time. I think there might be one in my near future though.

    1. I know, Olga. I forget about them until I see them in the market. They're so easy to do... and so-oo good!

  3. I don't even look at Pinterest because I know I would spend way too much time there. Good luck with moving the pictures.
    I came over from Rosaria's blog.


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