Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Not So Black and White

Little Bird at Rest
Synchronized swimming ducks at daybreak
Cornmeal Waffle and Bacon Bourbon Syrup
Shutter Speedy Racer

Run Mr. Rabbit!
The truck is clean, the sky is blue
Antique doorknob 
Bashful Dog and Angry Bird.
Music to my ears
Everybody needs a little notebook or three.
Another batch of pickles for this week's lunches
Time to tidy up - Abby's collected her dog toys.
A Sunday's Supper Pie  - Sausage, Broccoli and Four Cheese variety.
OK, we need to walk off that supper.
Watch out for Ninja Cows.
A walk in the park
Miss Abby enjoying the walk with her Dad
Beauty in the smallest of things
Happy Dog

 Red  hair in black and white
I have some medicinal Vitamin "c" in my pocket if needed.
Australian damper bread with golden syrup and afternoon tea
I am so glad you are my people
 Dinner - Chinese Chicken and Portabellini Mushroom Chopped Salad
 and a glass of Chardonnay.
Time to savor memories of our Mom's and all that we care for.
Have a wonderful Sunday (and not a black and white photo - that was the light).
 - LB

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Talk Like a Pirate Day

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  

A word of caution to those of us who have spouses or partners.  Getting your loved one to make you dinner with:

"Avast ye scurvy weasel.  Get below deck and peel me some taters fer grub?"

May be LESS than effective.  Right Abby?
So, what's for Supper?

Something on a plank?  (no, too predictable)
Hardtack? (no,  I got that on my last airline flight)
Kraken?  (too much like calamari)
Chum?  (no, I'm out of Chum Helper)

No, I need something I can grill on the deck.

How about Barbecued Landbird.  Mmm.  Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce.

4-5 bone in chicken pieces
1/2 cup light mayo
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon plus 1 pinch Hot Hungarian Paprika
2 to 3 cloves garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1  and 1/4 teaspoons of your favorite hotsauce (I like Scoville Brothers Singing Smoke from Indiana) 

Chop the garlic and mix with all ingredients except hot sauce.  Reserve at least 1/4 cup in a mug or small bowl.  Add the hot sauce to that, stir well and store in refrigerator until ready to grill.

Marinate the chicken in the remaining sauce for 2-3 hours in a shallow pan turning once or twice during that time.  Remove chicken, discarding marinade and grill for 8-10 minutes over hot coals, (direct heat) turning once at 5 minutes so it sears but does not burn. Move the pieces on grill so they are over indirect heat and cover and cook for 18-20 minutes or until 165 degrees F., basting with reserved sauce a couple of times and turning once more if it looks like it's getting too dark before it is done.
The flavor is subtle and smokey, and the bird is as juicy as can be.

Guests may not walk the plank for it, but they will give it a hearty "ahoy!" Serve it with oven baked beans and salad (with some Gorgonzola cheese and buttermilk dressing). or your favorite side dishes. Don't forget a proper ale.   

Now time to hoist your pirate flag!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Reader's Favorite Gold Winner

Most of you have likely already seen this on Facebook or at Borepatch's blog, but if not, some good news.

Small Town Roads - my first Fiction piece after two nonfiction best sellers won the 2017 Gold Reader's Favorite International Book Award and now will be featured in Publisher's Weekly as well as at the Miami International Book Fair where there will be a big award's presentation.  The Book of Barkley won Silver in 2015, so this is quite the honor for me and my Dad is very proud. (husband doesn't know yet).

I am very blessed.

And I will have a proper bit of writing up this weekend as soon as I get my head through the door.