Sunday, July 22, 2012

Guilty pleasure

I confess, I watch In the Kitchen With David on QVC every Sunday afternoon. That man makes the best yummy faces!

I just have to get stronger about not buying stuff.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

When you are craving crunchy, zwieback to the rescue!

When you are craving something slightly sweet and seriously crunchy, zwieback toast is the answer. The only problem is it takes 2 days to make it.

Well worth the trouble, even if there is no instant gratification.

Here's the link to my recipe. I highly recommend it.

King Arthur Flour Zwieback recipe.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Through the windshield in Boynton Beach

Yup, I was so bored at the stoplight that I whipped out my camera and took a picture of the Boynton Beach skyline. I was at the corner of Seacrest and Boynton Beach Blvd, looking toward the east, with its skyscrapers.

I seriously started to take more and more photos at traffic lights, and the one thing I could count on is the view of the back end of other cars.

Until I decided to take a detour over to West Ocean Ave.

Now, there were no cars directly ahead of me, but they were going down Seacrest, a lot!

Here's the northwest corner of the library:


Yes, that is a bicycle riding down Seacrest. He isn't even on the sidewalk. That guy has buckets of guts, let me tell you. I have seen the way we drive around here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Still loving that pressure cooker

So, almost a year after I got it, I am still really loving the pressure cooker. On July 4th, I made a dozen and a half deviled eggs for the get-together.

If you pressure cook your eggs for 6 minutes at low pressure, they are very easy to peel. I mean, I peeled 18 eggs in about 4 minutes. That's some kind of new record for me.

And they all fit nicely into the cooker, too!

Now for the big question:

How come you can check all the eggs in the store and when you get home there is always ONE egg that is cracked anyway? I replaced it with one from another box, but still, why?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Going old school with iced tea

It's time for iced tea again, and I have, for once, gone backwards technology-wise.

I put the old electric iced tea maker in the garage and pulled out my old teakettle. The reason I did is that I am officially in love with my new tangerine colored Fiesta pitcher. She's a beauty! And a classic, too.

How many of us remember a pitcher like this in our Mom's or Grandmother's house, all loaded up with either lemonade or reconstituted frozen orange juice? My grandmother's pitcher was a light turquoise, and not as big as mine. It was almost always used for OJ.

Yes, I'm tripping down memory lane again, but I'm not ready to give up my Keurig in favor of a Drip-O-Lator just yet.

My formula for tea is 4 family sized bags of decaffeinated tea, 2 teabags of Lemon Zinger, and 64 oz of boiling water. After adding the boiling water to the pitcher, I wait until the pitcher is cool enough to handle. Then I transfer the tea to a plastic pitcher and add 4 Truvia packets. I refrigerate this pitcher, and when I want a glass of tea I put ice in the glass and water up to, or just past, the halfway mark, then add the tea.  Yes, this is very lightly sweetened, and I like it like that!

The best part is the cleanup. It is much easier than with the old Mrs. Tea. Yay, old school!