Saturday, July 30, 2016
THE JOYS OF
A SUMMER GARDEN
This is why we page through
seed catalogs . . . add compost
to our garden soil each winter . . .
turn it over each spring . . .
keeping it organic all the way.
This is why we start seeds inside,
giving them a headstart waiting
for warm days to transplant outside.
This is why we weed and water.
Enjoying healthy harvests everyday.
Perfect, healthy food,
and sooo delicious.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
UNDER THE DOME
Like the outerspace bio-dome in the
1972 sci-fi film "Silent Running",
the Climatron is an earth-based version of
a climate controlled geodesic dome,
containing a year-round tropical jungle
of exotic palms and plants.
Interestingly, it felt cool to enter
the Climatron's usual tropical climate,
compared with St. Louis' 100+˚(F)
Cubanola trumpet blossoms
cascaded down from the central waterfall,
with many rare tropical flowers
What a gorgeous treasure!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Now that heirloom tomatoes
are being grown and sold
by gardeners and farmers worldwide,
we're seeing some unique and irregular
varieties and colors for these summertime beauties.
When you see them, and try new varieties,
be sure to check out their bottoms!
Heirloom tomatoes, especially the
"german striped" rainbow giants,
have beautiful bottoms.
(see above pics)
By the way,
they taste fantastic!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
(Recently rescued family photo.
I actually remember when this photo was taken.)
This is famed TV cowboy star
Hopalong Cassidy, with his horse _______,
alongside his "best buckaroos"
on a show tour to St. Louis.
On the left is Buckaroo Danny, my brother,
and to the right, cute Buckaroo Ricky (me).
Hopalong Cassidy was the
king of Saturday morning TV
when I was growing up . . .
dressed in black, his buckles,
those boots, and
his companion horse.
Can you name Hoppy's horse?
(Interestingly, this is one of the
most notorious questions
in the adult version of Trivial Pursuit.)
(HINT: It's not Trigger.)
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Rogue Underground Dining Society
had a special dinner guest chef,
who led the Rogue chefs and staff
in a special "pop up" dinner
early this week.
Yana has made news headlines recently,
having conducted gourmet Filipino dinners
in all 50 U.S. states, provinces in Canada,
and several dinners in Mexico City and Tulum.
She is self-described at the
"Filipino Culinary Nomad.
Crowd favorites at the Rogue event
were pancit palabok and kare kare,
featuring soft shell crabs, prawns
and century eggs,
in a crisp tapioca shell . . .
braised oxtails, black rice,
peanut molé on a fresh banana leaf . . .
almond gazpacho with
floating fruits and flowers . . .
and scallop nicoise with
(Yana helped select a selection
of world wines to go with each course.)
Thank you, Yana.
(Filipino PopUp Dinners @saloseries)