Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Sometimes I just want a quick snack that is healthy.  This is satisfying.

Combine in a food processor and blend until smoothish:

1 Can of garbanzo beans drained just a little
1 C. of frozen petite peas
2 T. coconut oil
1 T. of lemon grass paste or lemon juice (The paste is found in a tube in the vegetable section and is very tasty.)
1 sprig of basil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper and salt to taste
1 T. of grated ginger root
1/2 tsp. curry powder

I like to buy two good size ginger roots and peel off the skin like this.  Then I wrap them separately in foil and put them in the freezer.  They grate much better frozen than fresh and you always have fresh ginger on hand.

When blended chop 1/4 C. dry roasted peanuts and stir in.  Serve with veggies, crackers or pita bread.