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April 4, 2009

PhotoHunt - Stripes


This is an interesting topic. There are stripes all around us and I was more and more aware of them as the weekend approached.... But what to post? Hmmm, maybe I can start with this

A Bad Case of Stripes - This is one of my favorite children's picture books:


This wonderful children's picture book is about a little girl is so concerned with everyone's opinion of her. She stops being herself and spontaneously becomes whatever anyone calls her, whether purple polka-dotted, colorful like pills in a medicine bottle or as striped as the flag. Children love this story. Colorfully illustrated and interesting turn of events keep children's interest in this book.

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April 5, 2009

One Stop Shop in SF

I saw this sign during a visit to San Francisco. I realize that there are convenience shops... but do we have to take it so literally? Would workers here multi task? Can customers get multi served at this shop? :)


April 11, 2009

PhotoHunt - Triangle


This is the image I first thought of when I saw the theme - Triangle. But I had to ask permission first (and did get it) from Carol Gillott, the publisher of Paris Breakfast - a blog I subscribe to. I saw this in Paris Breakfast. It is an artwork by TheSelby:


Do you see the triangles that I see? Or am I hallucinating - seeing things because I miss Paris.. LOL. If you want to see more of Paris check out this blog ....


I am a HUGE FAN!!! I subscribe so the blog gets delivered in my mailbox! How cool is that! Ok, back to the theme.

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April 13, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

My oldest son's family moved away from Fremont. They now live about an hour away. They are easily settling into their new community, fitting in, and making new circle of friends.

My daughter in law found a parent group that is pretty cohesive. They organized an Easter Egg Hunt in a nearby park. There was a potluck lunch, lots of young families, and fun for everyone. This is play structure at the park, cute, huh. We love the country theme.


The moms in the playgroup made paper machie Easter Eggs to decorate the park. Here is one my DIL made.


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April 18, 2009

PhotoHunt - Purple


Purple sorrounds me, it turns out. I did not have a difficult time looking for stuff.. .there was purple all around ...

At home... inside the house -


This was a present from a friend - here is the orchid up close.


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April 19, 2009

Cream of Artichoke Soup

I love artichokes so I decided to join in on the last Slow Souper choice and made some Cream of Artichoke Soup. This recipe is from Ida -

Before Picture - The whole, fresh artichoke is just a prop, I did not use it with the soup. :)


3 T. butter
4 T. minced shallots
1 and a half T. flour
3 and 1/2 cups Chicken Stock
3 cans of artichoke quarters in water (drained)
1 cup half and half
Salt and Pepper

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, allowing it to brown just lightly. Add shallots and saute briefly till softened . Stir in flour and cook 2 to 3 min.

Heat stock or chicken broth in a 2 qt. saucepan. Add flour mixture, stirring constantly.Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 3 to 5 min.

Add chopped artichokes to thickened chicken stock and half n half. Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender. Season with salt and pepper.

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April 29, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Foraging the City Salad


Sorry for being so late.

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Fun Airline Safety Precautions

A week ago today, I was on my way to Norman, Oklahoma. Tired after teaching Kindergarten, I headed to the airport on my way to a marathon of reading grant proposals for the U.S. Dept. of Education's, Office of Indian Education. (A group of us are brought together around this time every year to do this task ...)


After boarding my flight at Mineta International Airport...(in San Jose) the flight attendant started the flight safety instructions.... notice the red balloon... :)

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