|Fall is great for beautiful sunsets and sunrises|
|Tess in her school photo looks a lot like her mom|
|Cooper's hawk likes to hang out around my feeders|
|Even though I prefer to have an orange and blue lamp, this looked so pretty I bought it anyway|
|Big sky: while running this morning, I observed large clouds coming and going. Very pretty|
|We will be seeing more of her|
|today's lunch place|
A pretty day; I hoped to eat outside but too cold
Traditional pesto is a mix of basil, parmesan cheese, pinenuts and garlic ground with a pestle (pesto is Italian for pestle) into a paste. As we learned in our Cooking for Survivors class yesterday, many substitutions can be made. My favorite one yesterday was a mix of kale, sage, pecans and cheese which initially sounded disgusting but it turned out to be quite tasty especially served over roasted vegetables. I didn't plant kale this year but the mild winter enabled last year's kale to survive and thrive to the point of taking over my garden. As I have now all this 'free food', I tried to make some steamed kale the other day. Not loving it. But maybe I will if I prepare it the way it was last night. Another pesto was made from cashews, arugula, and spinach served on toast rounds with roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, and goat cheese. Yet another with sun-dried tomatoes and cilantro.
I hadn't eaten anything but a few strawberries previously all day to the class and was starving but at least it was healthy food. I had picked up my friend to take her to class as her treatment for leukemia is making it difficult for he to see. The leukemia appears to be gone but the side effects of the treatment are still there, one causing irreversible changes. The class was fun. I should be using these recipes much more often as I try to return to my former self. Today was a step backwards as I had one beer at lunch, the first drink in 11 days, but I am mostly being observant.
I was the first to vote in my township. I went in just to register for an absentee ballot and found that today was the first day I could get one. So that's done. Why am I not voting on Election Day? Well we might be gone but I pulled the geezer card again. Sixty year olds I guess are too feeble to show up in person..
Funny bumper sticker in the parking lot.
OK, then Hillary I guess.