Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cooking with Sara: French Dip & Kale Chips

Apparently, over at the food blog, we played a long drawn-out game of dodgeball, and I'm the last one standing.  So, as I'm looking around, with a smelly red rubber ball in my hands, I'm feeling a bit isolated and alone.  And you know what I do when I'm alone - I talk to myself (and pretend that Rory is enraptured with my nonstop monolog).  This time, talking to myself has morphed into making and posting more recipes on the food blog.  So that it doesn't feel so much like a ghost town.  I'm leaving the lights on, so to speak. 

For the past few weeks, I've been trying to post two recipes each week.  This week's pair is a deliberate step away from the sugar and butter: The first is just comfort food yum, with very little work or attention.  The second is... hmmmmm.... I'm still not sure what to make of it.  Kale Chips recipes have been making the rounds on food blogs, so I decided to finally try them.  I wrote a lot more about the buggers on the food blog, so click on over if you're wondering what the heck Kale Chips are.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Flowers, Part 3

Fall Flowers, Part 1 here
Fall Flowers, Part 2 here

This last batch of photos from Sunday afternoon is actually all the same stem of flowers!  It's amazing how different something can look just by moving to let the sun light it from a different angle.  I sat on the ground and rotated around the flower as I took photos.  Isn't nature just so pretty?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Flowers, Part 1

Yesterday, our weather was beyond perfect - cooler temperatures with a crisp, easy wind and the bluest sky you've ever seen.  Bo convinced me to put my chores aside to take my camera out into the clearing behind our mini forest to snap pictures of the flowers in the sunshine.  I'm so, so glad he got me out there.  It was beautiful!  And time in nature always slows down my incessant fast-paced approach to life.  It calms me and makes me feel centered and grounded again.

So, I took a ton of photos, and here is the first batch of them.  Lucky you, I'll be posting them over the next couple of days, so it's a pretty pretty flower fest for all of us :)  Happy week!