Saturday, July 9, 2022

Bits and pieces


A mix of broccoli florets and Lamb's Quarters greens. The key to picking Lamb's Quarters is to just pinch off the growing tips (maybe the top two-inches) of actively growing plants.

Chicken, sweet corn and greens to be served over rice.

As reported earlier, I made an early morning trip to Wyoming. I swung through Hastings to visit Bob's Gunshop. I also stopped at a bakery to kill a little bit of time.

The proprietor was uptight about my taking pictures of the inside of her shop. No worries. I bought a cinnamon roll and photographed it while sitting in my truck. Moist, dense, sticky with sugar and cinnamon. It was not photogenic to the eyes but it was close to perfect to the mouth. Call ahead if you have your heart set on a cinnamon roll. They sell out early.

Physical therapy. Each counter is 800 feet. Fifty minutes to walk that distance on Thursday. Thirty-six minutes on Friday. That is big-time progress.

I got the recoil starter on the tiller repaired and installed. And then it rained. I was reduced to mowing between the rows. I will hand pull to clean up the tall weeds between the plants.
I have a wedding to attend this afternoon and lots of little chores to do before we leave.


  1. Thanks for the tip on harvesting Lamb's Quarters. Pretty much same for harvesting prickly pear pads.

    The small, thin pads that are about the size of the palm of your hand will be tender to eat. A small fillet knife helps de-spine the pads - that step is a must. Eaten raw, tastes like a tart apple. Cooked, tastes like green beans. We cut up into 1/4" squares and fry with eggs.

    Hope the wedding event is enjoyable. Don't over do on the dancing (break dancing not recommended). :^)

  2. Any way I can get the recipe cor the chicken/sweetcorn over rice?

    1. That is tough because it was a little bit of this and little bit of that process.

      Saute garlic and onions in the oil/fat of your choice. Throw in chicken. I used a single breast that I had marinated with soy sauce, ginger, cayanne and a bit of sugar. Toss in to cook with the onions and garlic. Then wilt the broccoli tips and greens. Fold in about a cup of frozen sweet corn. Mix some masa and water with what was left with the marinate to make a gravy.

  3. Enjoy the wedding! And yes, people are getting paranoid about pictures... sigh

  4. Cinnamon rolls are hugely popular "out here". Some are just "OK" and some are just heavenly.


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