Simply Good Dill Pickles | Sidewalk Shoes

Simply Good Dill Pickles | Preserving Your Summer!

My husband picks up our CSA basket every Wednesday at Main St. Farmers Market - we actually get our CSA from Fall Creek Farms.  Sometimes he calls me up to say that I have a little extra something and would I like it.  I don’t believe that I have ever turned down a little extra something[Read More...]

Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc | Sidewalk Shoes

Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc | Weekend Wine Reviews #216

Dancing Bull, Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2009.  $9.40, Vine and Barrel.  they say:  Our sauvignon blanc has grapefruit tanginess, ripe tropical flavors, and a crisp finish.  We say:  good full mouth fell, rich, tangy tropical, pineapple.  Very nice.  Buy again:  yes. Learn more about Dancing Bull Wines. Sharing is fun!

Calico Cat

Happy Caturday! Coco in the Yard

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Roasted Chicken, Green Beans and Beets | Sidewalk Shoes

Orange Chile Oil | Roasted Chicken, Beets, and Green Beans

Remember the Orange Chile Oil that I made last week?  I used it again this week for another super easy and super tasty roasted dinner.  Really with this oil in your fridge, dinner is so easy.  Decide on what you need to use up, toss it with this oil, roast it, and you are good[Read More...]

The Girl With All the Gifts | Sidewalk Shoes

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The story opens with Melanie.  Melanie, who wishes her name was Pandora, but she was not allowed to choose.  When the new children come in, they are assigned a name by Miss Justineau. Melanie lives in a small cell, off a corridor.  There are other children in other cells in the corridor.  She is only[Read More...]

Thai Pickled Cabbage | Sidewalk Shoes

Thai Pickled Cabbage

Remember my review of Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyond by Karen Solomon?  One of the recipes that I marked to try was the Thai Pickled Cabbage.  Well, I’ve tried it, and just as I hoped, I love it!  If you love Thai flavors, that[Read More...]

Crepe Myrtles | Sidewalk Shoes

Garden Tuesday | Crepe Myrtles

The crepe myrtles have opened up even more since I took these photos.  I’ll have to go outside and get some more! How about you, doesn’t it always get you how quickly your garden changes?  You take photos one day, and two days later, it looks completely different! I’m linking up to: Cottage Garden Party[Read More...]

Chicken Skewers with Mint Lemon Dressing | Sidewalk Shoes

Chicken Skewers with Mint and Lemon Dressing

My favorite part of summer is food on a stick.  Sure I guess you could make skewers in the winter in your oven, but it’s just not the same thing.  Though I do admit that trying to turn skewers on a grill can be tricky, I am definitely not master at it.  If you are[Read More...]

Generation Green Chardonnay | Sidewalk Shoes

Weekend Wine Reviews #215 Generation Green Chardonnay

Generation Green Chardonnay, California, $3.99, Total Wine.  They say:  fresh citrus, creamy vanilla, ripened pear and hints of oak.  We say:  we agree with everything they say.  Very yummy!  Buy again:  yes! Sharing is fun!

Calico Cat | Sidewalk Shoes

Happy Caturday! Enjoy your nip!

Since our neighbor kitties are bullies, and our kitties are chickens, we have moved the catnip up on the back porch in a pot.  This allows our kitties to graze without being disturbed.  Of course the other cats have figured out our cat door and have found the nip, but at least they don’t come[Read More...]