Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

174/366 (2012): Hannah's Bar-B-Q

The menu at Hannah's Bar-B-Q on 321 proclaims — Jesus Is Lord! 
O.K., good to know.
But what could Jesus eat here? 
Not many Kosher items on the menu.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

173/366 (2012): Cray-Pas From Charles Value-Ville

These Sanford's/Sakura Cray-Pas are from a time before UPC bar codes, when products had to be hand-priced. There's no date on the box, I'm guessing I got them sometime before 1983. I don't know if that makes them vintage, but they still work great. I bought them for $1.35 at Charles Value-Ville in Edgebrook. Value-Ville remains in my heart one of the greatest places on earth.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

172/366 (2012): Lovely Summer Sky

This is what the sky looked like at 8:30 pm on the longest day of the year. 
Happy Summer!

Monday, June 18, 2012

170/366 (2012): Cattail Punks

On the 4th of July, my cousin and I used to light cattails and pretend we had giant 'punks'.  

These plants are edible and were used by Native Americans not just for cooking but for many things, including stuffing material for shoes, beds and pillows. 

I found several cattail recipes on-line and am sharing the casserole recipe here. I found it at Cattails Info. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out. I think my family would freak if I made them this for dinner. By the way, cattails are high in Vitamin K, Manganese and Magnesium and also are a decent source of Vitamin B6.

Cattail Casserole
3 cups cattail flowerbuds, scraped off the “cobs” (about 40 flowerheads)
1 egg
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
½ cup milk
1 cup soft breadcrumbs
1 cup grated cheese

1. Cook cattail flowerheads in boiling water for 5-10 minutes.
2. Scrape the flowerbuds off the cob to make 3 cups.
3. Beat egg together with spices, milk and breadcrumbs.
4. Combine cattail flowers with the egg mixture.
5. In a greased bread pan or small casserole dish, spread half of cattail mixture on the bottom.
6. Add half of the grated cheese, spread the rest of the cattail mixture over, and top with the rest of the grated cheese.
7. Bake at 350° until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

169/366 (2012): Purple Passion Flower

If you look for passion on every path you travel, chances are you'll find it. 
You just have to pay attention.

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

168/366 (2012): We Love You, Warren!

Happy Father's Day? 
We are trying, but our hearts are breaking. 
We miss you. 
We love you!

Friday, June 15, 2012

167/366 (2012): Tie-Dye With Color Cords

Today was the last day of arts and crafts camp. Yesterday we tie-dyed T-shirts with Color Cords and let them sit overnight. We unwrapped them this morning and it was like opening up Christmas presents. Yipee!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

166/366 (2012): Happy (Arts & Crafts) Camper

Hunter shows off his nature print that he made in camp today. We found these giant tulip poplar leaves growing down the street and printed them using some speedball inks and a brayer. As you can see, he's very pleased with the results.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

165/366 (2012): My Pedometer

Happy Anniversary! I've had my Omron pedometer for 366 days and it is the best, most accurate one I've ever owned. My daily goal is six miles and without my pedometer, I'd never get there. Walk On!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

164/366 (2012): Arts & Crafts Camp

Day Two of The Playful Otter Arts and Crafts Camp.
These are a few of the things we made today, 
hand dipped pretzels and chocolate covered Oreos.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

162/366 (2012): Continuum

Continuum is a rotunda fresco by artist Ben Long. It's located at the TransAmerica Building on North Tryon. Step underneath it, look up and see familiar faces and places of North Carolina.

Friday, June 8, 2012

160/366 (2012): Periwinkle/Chartreuse Hydrangea

The Hydrangea is symbolic of friendship, devotion, and understanding. It's ideal for communicating any heartfelt emotion, but is used most often for expressing thankfulness to a person with an empathetic nature.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

159/366 (2012): Watermelon Wagon

A Summer joy, stopping at a roadside produce stand for some fresh watermelon, peaches, eggplant and cucumbers.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

156/366 (2012): Fire Pink (AKA — Scarlet Catchfly)

I found these Fire Pinks (Scarlet Catchfly) nestled in the shady hillside of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

154/366 (2012): Shower The People You Love

Tonight on King Street in downtown Boone, Doc Watson's statue is showered with flowers and love notes. Someone even placed a white pick inside his guitar.

All the flags in and around town are flying at half-staff. He was more than "just one of the people". Most every local I know has a story to share about Doc and how much he touched their lives.

Friday, June 1, 2012

153/366 (2012): Happy Little Zinnias

In the language of flowers, Zinnias are symbolic for absent friends, lasting affection, constancy, goodness and daily remembrance.

But also, Zinnias are great cut flowers that last a long time in a vase. They bring me cheer and pump me up.

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