Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Recipe - One of these Chocolate Chip Cookies is tasty and satisfying (Protein and Carbohydrate Watching)

Folks grow almonds and walnuts just north of where I live. 
Nothing beats a California almond - unless it's a cookie made with CA almond meal



Almond Meal
Oatmeal 
Chocolate Chip 
Cookies

Protein and Carb Watching?

 Make 18 of these


Tasty

One Cookie is Sastisfying
     
Make cookie dough the regular way - Cream the butter and sugar, add the salt and baking soda and eggs then mix in the dry stuff. 

§ 2½ cups almond flour
§ 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant kind)
§ ¼ cup walnuts, shelled and chopped
§ 1/2 cup unsalted butter
§ 2 large eggs
§  
§ ½ cup  sugar  
§  
§ ½ cup Guitard milk chocolate chips (OK you can use your own favorite - These are my favorite!)

§ ½ teaspoon salt
§ ½ teaspoon baking soda

§ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Bake at 350 degrees

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stone Riiiiiivveeeerrrr (Field Trip San Francisco Bay Area, Stanford University, Cantor Art Museum)


"Stone River"
Cantor Center for Visual Arts , Stanford University, 
Stone River,
British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy

(sung to the tune of "Moon River")

Stone River, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style
Someday
Dream maker
You heart breaker
Wherever you're going, I'm going your way
...
My huckleberry friend

https://news.stanford.edu/news/2002/january23/goldsworthy-123.html

https://genius.com/Audrey-hepburn-moon-river-lyrics


Saturday, January 27, 2018

California Blue Eyes - Winter Wildflowers

Sisyrinchium Bellum
A little Iris
Blue-Eyed Grass is springing up
Beneath Stanford trees

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Las Pilitas Nursery carries them. I've visited this lovely nursery. 
Make an appointment next time you're in San Luis Obispo county.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall Fennel - Sing it Gilbert and Sullivan (Palo Alto Baylands Field Trip)



Put on some good walking shoes.
Head to the Palo Alto Baylands.
Click on that Pirates of Penzance recording and sing along....
Foeniculi - Foenicula - Foenicula ha ha ha ha!
Fennel
It's just Fennel
No, I don't know if it's safe to eat. I wouldn't take a chance - especially as some of the nearby flowers are from the carrot family and look suspiciously like poison hemlock. Yah, that's the stuff Socrates drank and three hours later - no Socrates.
So just sing along. 
OK?
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Resources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Alto_Baylands_Nature_Preserve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foeniculum

A fan of Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates of Penzance - I thought the song was called 'Tarantula' now am wondering..... Is it called 'When the foreman bears his steel'?

When the foreman bears his steel - Tarantula!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance

http://stageagent.com/shows/operetta/385/pirates-of-penzance/songs