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Saturday, August 14, 2010

What A Cat! (And Cute Bunny)


courtesy icanhascheezburger.com

Reminds me of Elizabeth's Hiro, meet Hiro , by clicking here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Never A Dull Moment

Back home people are amused when I say I live in an old building. But for US standards I really do. My building is about a 100 years old. With that come some headaches. Most recently a gate valve had to be replaced. Thus my home became a minor construction zone again. Ergo the silence.


Above the old gate valve. Below the new one. What a beauty! I didn;t even really know things like these lived in my home ;) ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sip-A-Pop


When it is really hot Popsicles are just so good! ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

The other day I was reading about the rising cost of (artisanal) ice cream in The New York Times. This summer I have not had much ice cream. However I have been making Popsicles. I resurrected an old Sip-A-Pop form. My favorite flavor currently is Fuji Apple, for which I use juice from Red Jacket Orchards which I purchase at the Farmer's Market. Cider and Tropicana Orange Juice work really well too.
If you prefer to use a non-plastic form, Tickle Trunk sells a Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold. Once they have the reusable Bamboo sticks worked out, I might invest in one of those. In the mean time though I just picked up another Sip-A-Pop mold at my local D'Agostino's -- $3.99 plus tax.