Sunday, August 23, 2009

Where does the time go?

I could swear I just posted last night! I apologize...(to all those people who don't actually read this, so I'm actually apologizing to myself haha)

I made sour pickles A la Nourished Kitchen

Very easy recipe. Ours have just come to fruition today... Well to be honest I didn't actually look at them till today.

Here's some pretty pictures of them.

Okay so... I'd like to point out that in the first picture the pickles actually look like they are trying to jet-pack(It's a verb now) out of the jar... In the second picture it looks like the juiciest pickle on the planet... Then... we look at exhibit C and notice my pickle is hollow...

I have no idea why this has happened... I though it was kinda weird when I tried to snap my pickle in half and it sounded like a car tire slowly deflating.. Not to say it has altered the flavor at all. It's just really weird. I'm going to try to figure out how and why this happened.

In other news.

I made this GREAT cabbage soup

I kinda followed this recipe. I think I used more milk and cream. But either way. It was great AND it lasted us all week eating for lunch and dinner, and neither of us got sick of it. I suggest it for everyone.

We've done the majority of our shopping at the farmers market the last 2 weeks. Which has turned out great. Food is just so much better when it's local. I'm sure there isn't a soul who would disagree.

I quit my job at safeway. The manager actually told me to quit. Then when I did the actual quitting, he told me I was making the biggest mistake of my life... right.

Rene and I are starting to realize the things that we need to have a smooth running house. a few of those things are a toilet brush, a vacuum(we are borrowing my uncles right now) and we've both mentioned wanted a blender(or something similar) in the past week. So I guess we start saving.

I've been brushing my teeth with soap for about 2 weeks now.(we're running low on toothpaste and to be honest. I don't really like the flavors we have... I don't really like the taste of any toothpaste....) I like it, my teeth feel cleaner after I'm done brushing. And... I dunno. My mouth isn't all minty and gross for HOURS(which is when you end up having orange juice for some reason right after and it's all.... you know the flavor). And I do really like the "olive oil" bar soap that I've been using, BUT I found these on Etsy. The seller is great and answered any questions that I had, and it sounds like they might taste a little bit better than what I am currently using. I'm really excited for it to come.

I think that is all that is new here. I really do have to try to update more often. I think the problem is that I've been trying to not turn my computer on some days so that I can encourage Rene not to(He's simply addicted to screens) so we do things like play cards instead. Then I get tired early.

Well. Hopefully I'll post again tomorrow or soon at least.

Have a good one!


Anonymous said...

how funny about the hollow pickles, wonder why they were like that. But they still tasted good?

Glad to see you tried the Cabbage soup recipe, we just love that at our house, its what I call a warm and cozy soup!!

Have a great day!