Laura is the one who spotted this parking spot. We were waiting for a taxi.
She asked, “Did you photograph the Dog Parking? and I said, “HUH?” but there it was. Thanks, La. Good find.
Seems everyone took their dog right inside the shopping area. Park your dog at King Cross
Blog post number 2,222. “Do something with twos”, my daughter suggested. Hmmmm.
“A pair of shoes?” She nixed that. Boring.
I looked up things that come in twos and there’s a list of pairs for ESL students. Can be confusing. A pair of glasses is a single item. Don’t have any dice handy. But
Made me think of playing cards but all I have is an UNO game photo from October 4th. You can see my hand, too.
Time to ward off the chill. Make soup.
Today’s post a compendium of past blog posts featuring soup. Photos will be familiar if you’ve followed since the blog started.
the rinds of cheese (see Soup Bones above) are key to this Minestrone.
From the BEST RECIPE COOKBOOK of by the editor’s of COOK’S ILLUSTRATED Minestrone recipe
2 small leek washed thoroughly, white and light green sliced thin crosswise
2 medium carrots peeled and cut small dice
2 small onions peeled and small dice
2 medium celery stalks trimmed and cut small dice
1 medium russet potato peeled and medium dice
1 medium zucchini trimmed and medium dice
3 c stemmed spinach leaves cut in thin strips
1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes packed in juice, drained and chopped
1 Parmesan cheese rind about 5×2 inches
1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed, added last 5 minutes
ground black pepper
at end add 1/4 c basil pesto or 1 T rosemary mixed with 1 teaspoon minced garlic and extra- virgin olive oil
Bring vegetables tomatoes and 8 cups of water, cheese rind and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a big soup kettle or pot.
Reduce hear to medium low simmer uncovered, stir occasionally,until vegetables are tender but still hold their shape about an hour.
Add beans and cook just until heated through about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
Remove and discard cheese rind. Stir in pesto or Rosemary mixture if desired and adjust seasonings adding pepper or more salt if necessary. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately.
If you want to add pasta be sure to cook separately, drain and put in soup bowl, then ladle soup over it so it doesn’t suck up all the broth.
Do you have a favorite soup you make when the weather changes? Maybe you are firing up a pot of chili or stew.
Lucky us! Happy Twelfth Birthday Anna Catherine!
One October morning before dawn, you made me and Marlene happy grandmothers.
Loved by your family and friends, your loving heart and kind spirit come out in your eyes.
Twelve years flew by! Love you lots, Anna. Happy Birthday. FF Ruthie
Hula Hooper Anna video from five years ago.
Maybe you have a stainless steel refrigerator or a fancy glass door- not sure where this practice originated. One time I photographed a fridge in a junkyard snd the door still had magnets stuck on it!
Today’s idea for a post was Laura’s. She’s the one who spotted the bottle of OJ by the Halloween candy display.
“This should be a blog.” she said, when we came across another example.
Once you start noticing the items out of place, they are EVERYWHERE!
Look as you go around a store and you will find your own examples.
People change their minds when they shop, sure. But placing a refrigerated item on a shelf across the store?
At least take it to the register and state, “I decided to not buy this after all” and it can be reshelved appropriately.
And then there are those who litter the shelves. With garbage.
Grandson Michael (10) is the guest blogger today.
He photographed Josie (puppy) and Henry the Airedales.
I like he got down on their eye level.
I found it tonight on my phone and remembered he took it Saturday night.
Sunday Night. Along Route 70 Eastbound. The sunset.
It was the end of a beautiful day.
You’ve seen her featured on the blog if you’re a follower.
This blog sends lots of love from your MIL on your special day! Erika is a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, friend and DIL and a beautiful person, inside and out. She ‘s really good to me and I’m so fortunate. That whole “in-law relationship” can be tricky, eh Erika? I try to be a good one, too.
(You watch, she’s going to let me know that Henry and Josie, the Airedales, would have liked their photos on the blog today, too!)
Boundaries. Some people have none.
The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”
Here are a few visible from the archives
Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.
Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna. I was driving.
Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.
Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.