Hibiscus - I bought this in the Spring. It was my mother's favorite flower. Lately I have been dreaming about Mum three or four nights a week.
We finally had some tractor work done in the back lot and burned a lot of brush. Our garden looks a little scrappy, but we will work it some each year to make it more attractive. In the end it's the veggies we produce that really matter.
Arroz Borracho con Pollo (drunken chicken with rice) and chile rellenos with salsa rojas
Sorry for the out of focus photo!
I recently spent a Sunday afternoon icing a very swollen, bee stung hand. Since I was incapacitated I watched a couple of cooking shows on PBS. I really enjoyed Pati's Mexican Table and decided that as soon as my hand was working again I would make the dishes she demonstrated on the episode I watched. I knew the arroz borracho con pollo would be easy... I wasn't sure about the chile rellenos. In the end the chiles and the salsa rojas were time consuming but not difficult... and worth the effort! I can't wait to make the salsa rojas with our own garden tomatoes. Here is a link to the website with recipes from the show: Pati's Mexican Table
So I have finally put some words out here on the internet and the only connection to pottery is the plate in the last photo! The plate has a little history. It's the first plate that Jeff made that he was really happy with and kept for himself. He made it when he was living in Wilmington, NC. That makes the plate about 34 years old. I imagine that means it is either vintage or an antique.