Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Waiting for the Bus

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dinner Tonight: Greek Quinoa with Avocado

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Is this really enough watermelon for the two of us?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cucumber Gin Cooler

B mixed us up some yummy Cucumber Gin Coolers tonight. We based it on a recipe from this month's Eating Well. He mashed up three cucumbers and some rosemary using our food processor and then strained the juice out of the pulp. Mix the cucumber juice with a little sugar, lemon, and our favorite Dry Fly gin and voila! So refreshing after a hot day sightseeing in our own city.

Pig: Three different ways at the 2009 DC BBQ Battle

Our First Visit to the DC National Aquarium

The DC National Aquarium is in the basement of the Commerce Building. We finally checked it out today. It's small and the signage isn't great. And well, it's in a basement of a federal building. But it was fun to see the fish, amphibians, and reptiles. My favorite was the sea turtle!

Friday, June 26, 2009

And I've Never Seen The Goonies Either

I tried to see Footloose tonight at the I ♥ the 80s film festival in Rosslyn but a violent thunderstorm dampened our plans and had us hiding in the park bathroom and picnicking under umbrellas until they finally called the whole thing off. At least the distraction of the weather kept me from having to admit that I've never actually seen Footloose. Seeing it finally at 29 is not quite the same as seeing it in my formative years with the rest of my generation. Sigh.

Yakima Cherries in the Other Washington

Definitely not Slow Food and not cheap, but they had Yakima cherries at Safeway today and I couldn't resist. Makes me nostalgic for summer in Eastern Washington. Not as good as if I had bought them straight from the Thorp Fruit Stand but they'll do.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Drug-Dealing Sons Ruin Everything" and Other Stories from the DC Landlord Tenant Court

Just an average day at my husband's job at Landlord Tenant Court

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Orchid and Shadow

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Brunch and a Walk

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sneaky Steak Stealer

The smell coming from this barbecue in the alley behind my apartment is enough to make me sneak down there and steal a steak, nevermind that I haven't eaten a steak in sixteen years. But then again, maybe that's part of the problem.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Still Life with Laundry

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

When I checked the mail yesterday I was excited to find that my MIL had mailed us a recipe for Pinkberry-like frozen yogurt from Sunset magazine. Today we pulled out my nearly-antique Snoopy ice cream maker and tried out the recipe. We modified it a little by reducing the quantity and used plain Greek yogurt, mostly because that's what we had in the fridge at the time.

Frozen Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup of sugar
10 oz. Greek yogurt
Sliced strawberries
or other fruit of your choice
Whisk sugar and yogurt together. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer directions. After yogurt has set, dish up and top with fruit toppings of your choice.