Category Archives: food

Cookie time

When the weather is wicked, I have to bake. Today it was chocolate chip cookies.

I like my cookies to spread out so I used Elton Brown’s recipe, but made cookies half the size he says so I get double the cookies.


Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm

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Stir fry supper

Frozen veggies went into the pan for my stir fry. I think I should have used a larger pan, but it all cooked up even in this pan.Lots of veggies, but no onions so I chopped up some from my cupboard.

I added some cooked shrimp and put it all over brown rice.

A perfect combination for my supper.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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Making Gazpacho

Years ago I ate a bowl of gazpacho (cold tomato vegetable soup). Today I finally made some gazpacho myself. Here are three short videos of my process. (recipe below)

Three videos were easier to upload using my DSL internet connection to Youtube than making one long video.

Yep, I tasted with the same spoon at the end. Oops. Don’t do that if you are sharing your food with others. Since no one was here to eat my gazpacho I can do what I want.

Here’s my ingredient list: 2 pounds tomatoes (I ran out of tomatoes and finished with canned diced tomatoes), 1 cucumber, 6 sm. orange or red peppers that equal regular size red pepper, 2 green onions, 2 garlic cloves, 1 jalapeno (seeds removed). Chunk veggies so easier to put in food processor. Blend in processor until well combined. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 TB balsamic vinegar.

Put gazpacho in refrigerator and chill. Best eaten the next day.

My gazpacho came out pretty spicy, but I like it. I’ll consider halving the jalapeno next time.

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Chuck’s Doughnut story

This one from my dad is very short today.

How do you buy doughnuts? I bet it isn’t anything like the way my dad’s family got them during the Great Depression. Find out what Chuck wrote in this short video.

Animal food often feeds people. It all depends how hungry a person is and how good the food is.

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A person can eat an avocado and then plant its seed.

These are my ideas about avocados.

Make sure you put the pointy end of the seed down if you try to grow an avocado tree of your own.

Also, if you have a cat, I advise you to keep it out of the cat’s reach or your pet might play your plant to death. Mine did.

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