Friday, July 29, 2011

Naturally Pink

 Did you know that they dye farm raised salmon pink?  Yuck.
 This salmon became pink all by itself--by eating shrimp.  No wonder they are so good!  They have been dining on shrimp cocktails!  This salmon fillet was caught off the Northern California shore
by my hubby and son.  It is about to become "lox."
First you sprinkle fresh dill on it.  Then you put it on a bed of Kosher Salt.
 Then you put another layer of Kosher Salt on top.  (They may have been a little heavy handed with the salt here.)  I don't know.  Never made this delicacy.
Then you wrap it up in layers and layers of plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. for a day or so.  Then you take it out and get the salt off and slice it thin and put it on bagels.  YUM! Even if you are a Gentile!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh, Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town!

 Meet Ruby, my granddog.  She stayed with me this weekend.  Lexie is thinking, "Good Lord. That dog is on my mama's desk and ooching into my bed.  (I know this because I can read Lexie's mind.)
 Oh. My. God.  She has taken my bed.
                 "I have to share my toys, too?"

 "OK.  I'll play with you for a little while."

             While Joe just watches for his daddy.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lake Shasta; A Feast, A Fishing Frenzy, and a Sign of the Times

 The guys.

                           Mount Lassen   *click to embiggen*

 And a Sign of the times.
                          Shasta Dam    
I wanted to get within the 1000 feet but nobody else did.  All of the fish in the lake are lurking safely within that 1000 foot area.  Thank you Al Kida for this. (I know, I know, *alqaeda*)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Senior Discount? OR Senior "Dis"?

Said to my friend's parents in a Chinese restaurant, as the waiter brought them the bill,

         "I gi you fie dollah off be-cau you ode."*

*(Polite Translation.) I gave you the five dollar senior discount.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Emerald Bay Tahoe

                 Good Job, Mother Nature!

See the castle?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Garden, Garden, In The Yard; We Hold You Up In High Regard

 The water system's automatic,
  Row by row, it's systematic
 The tomato plants are legendary;
     Many being voluntary.
 The trees are busy growing figs and cherries,
 Plus peaches fit for dignitaries.

 And did I mention the strawberries?
 There will be plenty of new potatoes,
And onions along with those tomatoes.
 Ane what kind of summer is without a cucumber?  (poetic license)
 The corn is as high as an elephant's eye.  (stolen-no license)
This asparagus will go to seed,
But next year will be up to speed.