Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Random Assortment

Has everyone out there tried the new purple cauliflower? It really is delicious, especially when eaten raw and dipped in a little ranch dressing.

There was a scientific study done on this mutant strain. Purple cauliflower provides a huge amount of antioxidants to help resist disease.

Eat up...it is super good for you!

The orange version is pretty cool too. Isn't it great to see new varieties of things coming on to the market? There was funding given to farmers awhile ago to encourage a greater variety of fruits and vegetables.

Any brightly colored fruit or vegetable will have higher levels of good things in them. Plus it is just fun to have such vegetables as bell peppers available in a rainbow of colors.

I thought this was an interesting medallion. Anyone want to guess what it is?

(Answer at the end of this post!)

How about another guessing game: Guess what we were doing when I shot this picture of a blue grass jam session.

While you are trying to guess the answers...here's the new planter edging in the garden, made from the "vintage" ashlar cut stones. We were thinking rounded form, and specifically away from touching the house.

The stones were delivered and completely set up by "the crew" before we even knew what was happening. We'll make do with the square shape, but B. will have to dig out the back of the planter and seal the wall against water damage.

Magpies are regularly hanging out in our area now. The robin's eggs had hatched and we could see babies being fed, then suddenly the nest was abandoned. We suspect the magpies might have had something to do with that.

They are pretty birds, but they do have a bad reputation...

The air keeps leaking out of our cats.
They tend to go flat every afternoon....for hours at a time.
Answer to Question 1: That is what was left of a peony after all the petals had fallen off!
Answer to Question 2: We were eating pizza at the little pizza parlor a block from our house. Every Wednesday evening people come and play blue grass in a jam session format.
They were really pretty darn good...free entertainment with pizza!
Not that would have ever linked "pizza" with banjo, fiddle, electric slide guitar, mandolin, and bass fiddle music before.
But it is music that makes you want to tap your toes and do a little dance when you get up to grab another slice from the pizza buffet.
A great way to burn a few calories I'd say.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Shakey's Pizza back in the old days used to offer live dixieland band music to the diners....this was 40 years ago. (I do not care for dixieland bands so I didn't go there very often.) I think blue grass is a step up....sounds like a fun place!

Lovella ♥ said...

Good times. . .random assortments keep us entertained. .
Love the Flat Cats!

Lin said...

I used to love the player piano at Shakey's Pizza. I was a kid and that place was the greatest to me! Back then, there was not too much choice in restaurants, let alone fast food, so Shakey's was a nice inexpensive place for my parents to take us that they didn't have to be on our p's and q's.

Lin said...

I used to love the player piano at Shakey's Pizza. I was a kid and that place was the greatest to me! Back then, there was not too much choice in restaurants, let alone fast food, so Shakey's was a nice inexpensive place for my parents to take us that they didn't have to be on our p's and q's.

Vicki said...

Strange about your cats...the same thing happens to the cat-in-residence around here every day.

That's something I haven't enjoyed in a long time - a bluegrass jam session! (I love pizza, too.) I saw the banjos and the steel guitar and guessed bluegrass...where's the mandolin?

I like the randomness of this post!