This quick portrait sketch was the first thing I tried the day I brought them home because I just couldn't wait to try them:
After watching a few I went upstairs and drew/painted a rose which actually came together pretty quickly. This time I used white card stock:
We've been having such gorgeous weather so I've been spending lots of time outdoors, and grilling. Over the weekend I made this one day:
We used this gadget also-know what it is???
It's a red wine aerator. A friend recently gifted us with this after we tried some tasting of the same wine both without using it and with. It really makes a big difference in the taste. And it's especially handy if you want a glass and just opened the bottle because you are supposed to open red wine awhile before drinking it in order to let it breathe.This is for an individual glass of wine. You take it off the stand and holding it over a glass you slowly pour the wine in the top. And lest you all think that's all I drink :) ...
This is what I drink most-filtered water in my 64 oz. BPA free water bottle!! I usually try to drink it all but that's not always easy. It gets filled each morning and I found it a great way to make sure I drink lots of water.
I'm now taking my water with me whilst I join Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday and see what everyone else has been drinking and been up to:)
" Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it." Eileen Caddey
South Beach Salmon (serves 2)
2 salmon filets 2 tsp. oil 2 cloves minced garlic 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. fresh rosemary chopped (or 1 tsp. dried) pinch of pepper capers
Combine oil, lemon jc. , salt , pepper, garlic and rosemary in small bowl. Brush over salmon. Part way thru baking ( 375 F) or grilling time add capers over salmon.
potatoes basting oil rosemary(fresh or dried) salt pepper
Peel and cut potatoes into thick strips (like steak fries). Rinse and pat dry. Place remaining ingredients in a large zip top plastic bag. Add potatoes and move them around to coat them well. Place them onto a large piece of heavy duty foil and loosely close the foil. Place on a hot grill. Check and move potatoes once. Takes 15-20 min. depending on thickness of potato cuts.