Hey Budd what’re you doing? Ok. stay in the box. I’m watching dad clean the fountain again. You know, I could do this myself.
Why does he put the water in this jug? It must do something special. I wonder if there’s nip in it? Oh my, I can’t lift the fountain, how would I pick it up? Need any help getting some nip juice, dad? No! Well, ok….I’ll let you handle it, dad.
Budd, I was no help. *sigh* I couldn’t pick up the fountain or even the nip jug. I’ll bet you told dad if the water was cold enough though, Tyebe. I did, Budd and I told dad the water was very clean and no soap suds. You did a great job then, Tyebe. I’m sure dad appreciated it.
I need some help at what else I can do for dad.
TYEBE…..POWDER BLUE BUDD…..GEEKY GREEN
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Shoko is doing her Tai Chi so she will be on the next post. She feels she needs more centering as her middle chakra is out of whack. Shoko’s instructor is very agile.
We’re both helping mom today. Oh right……this is Shopping Around the World with our grand host Bacon of Piglove.
We all decided to make Balsamic Potatoes for our recipe of the month. It’s summery cause you should use new potatoes and right out of the garden…..could anything be fresher. Now I feel like a proud momma cause I tended these taters and the reason mom and dad are eating taters and not dirt is cause of moi. I inspected them Shoko and you did a fine job for a nip head. MOL
Oh my…I’m blurry today….not a good sign. C’mon Shoko let’s get mom moving on the recipe. Think she’s getting blurry too. MOL
Alright, here is the recipe for Balsamic New Potatoes my friends. I really thought mom was going to marinate a balsam tree in vinegar….who knew they actually do this in the store….well paint my whiskers white and call me Santa!
Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil….Terra olive oil 500ml…$4.98
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme….garden
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed…garden
1/8 tsp. nutmeg………Club House, 43 grams, $1.94
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped……Fresh Colossal Garlic, $0.99 each.
2 lb. new red potatoes
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar……Unico. 500 ml…..$3.28
1/4 tsp. salt…cupboard
1/8 tsp. pepper…cupboard Now pay attention to the steps as they’re important.
Preheat oven to 375F
In a 1 cup measuring cup, mix olive oil, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and garlic.
Cur potatoes in half. spread on non-stick 15x10x1 inch pan. Drizzle with olive oil mixture; toss to coat.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are golden and slightly crispy. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, toss to coat. Bake 5 minutes longer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Let’s have the picture mom took Shoko. Um…looks like she never took a picture. What? So what are we suppose to do now? I got it…let’s show what they should look like.These are beautiful potatoes. They look scrumptious.
Should we tell our friends what happened to mom’s Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Kali. I’m embarrassed Shoko. Heck Kali we didn’t do it…we’re not to blame this time.
Well, mom and dad ate the potatoes and really liked them….honest! Mom thought they could be cooked a bit longer so put the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes after supper. She even set the timer. However she never started the timer. Ding dong….da witch is alive and cooking. MOL To make a long story short…..mom decided to check the potatoes cause the timer never went off. Well this was an hour later and the poor potatoes didn’t look like potatoes anymore. They were a charcoal mess. Mom wasted the potatoes I worked so hard to keep moist and happy! This is our sad tale of mom on a blurry recipe day.
Kali let’s go and have our Fancy Feast. It’ll taste pretty good after mom’s fiasco.Are you brave enough to try this recipe?
Did you say dad made this, mom? He did a pretty good job. I like it. There’s a comfy bed in there too.
Let’s head out for a walk mom. Kali, how bout you? The backyard is looking pretty good. Perhaps a wee jaunt along the Lane is just what I need.
Looks like Cow-Kitty’s coming too.
Remember the neglected house?
The city crew came by yesterday and cut back the grass and up and coming new trees. They also stripped the apple tree as it was full of apples and an attraction for bears getting ready to hibernate. Mom say’s the owner will be paying a hefty sum for the city maintenance crew to clear the property.
The crew picked a bowl of organic apples and gave them to us. Of course all the apples are organic as they’re just plain neglected.
These are the sweetest and most vermin free apples mom’s tasted in quite awhile.
Cow-Kitty is playing with me in the dead leaves.
What a day it was yesterday. I had such a great time with my friends. Shoko and I were MOL for hours. In fact my face hurts from smiling so much. So today is a relaxing day on the deck. Shoko’s out in the Lane looking for mice. You know, she hasn’t caught one this spring at all. Usually she’s caught 4 by now. Lost 3 and scared mom by running at her with a live mouse…MOL…owww…my face. *holds mouth with paw*
Here are Nellie of The Cats from Hell, Shoko and me singing some ancestral songs from Thailand.
♫ We are Siamese, if you please.♫
Then there was the dancing Bacon of Piglove and I were doing for about an hour. No picture here as mom was not impressed with the upturned table and the jumping on the sofa and chairs. This was totally my fault as I got right into the beat and wanted Bacon to do some break dancing. Bacon being the lovable oinker he is, obliged! That’s when mom shuffled us outside.
One totally surprising visitor was Easy of Easy Blog, all the way from France. He said he slipped onto a commercial airliner and they didn’t notice him. Mmmm? He is one big guy…they didn’t notice him? He’s a huge Weimaraner….at least to me he is. I guess he doesn’t want to discuss how he got here.
Easy and I had a deep discussion about the virtues of cotton blankies as opposed to wool.
I aso got a beautiful card from Dezi and Lexi of Dezi Worldl
Thank you Dezi and Lexi
Beatrice getting a modelling job was a real life changer for her. I am deliriously thrilled for her.
I carry many a new memory with me into my 14th. year….thank you friends.