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You may have noticed there was no recipe on Friday. Sorry about that, I have been feeling under the weather and sometimes something's gotta give. I did get a chance to rest a bit this weekend so hopefully I will be on the mend soon.

My Uncle, who I am now calling Uncle Farmers Market, loaded up his truck with this beautiful produce to sell in Saturday. Asian pears (from Uncle Johnnie), fajoas, pomegranates, and avocados. It was a good day, he sold out.



My brother's dog had her first litter of puppies. She birthed 13 but 2 didn't make it. She had them under the house. We are not 100% sure what they are, black lab mixed with... Either blonde lab or Australian shepherd. Free to a good home! Take one or take all 11!


I grew up on a dirt road off of Walnut Avenue. Guess what we have a lot of? You guessed it, walnuts! It's that time of year when they shake the trees. All the nuts fall to the ground and will be scooped up to be hulled. I see walnut cracking in my near future.

So that's it, that was the gist of my weekend. How was yours?

Instagram - Fast, beautiful photo sharing for your iPhone

I have this weird habit. I sign up for things when they are first released (like Facebook, Tumblr, etc.) and don't actually start using them for months or sometimes years.  I was one of the first subscribers to Facebook way back when no one knew what it was, including me.  My account just sat there untouched for about 2 years.  Then when it started picking up momentum and people were talking about "that Facebook thing" I suddenly remembered, "Oh yeah, I think I have one of those accounts!"

I do this all the time.  I did it with Instagram.  I signed up for Instagram a long time ago but didn't quite "get it".  But eventually I caught on and now I just plain 'ole love it!

For those of you still in the dark, Instagram is an app for your smart phone that allows you to upload pictures and share with other viewers.  But that is a WAY simplified explanation because Instagram is so much more than that. Instagram gives you opportunities, straight from the app, to take photos, add artistic filters, add tags and more.  You can make your account public or private so you can decide who sees your photos.  Of course my account is linked to this website and public for all to see/share so go ahead and pop over to my feed to get a peek at Instagram at work!

Here are a few of the photos you will see there:

There are lots of food related pictures on my feed, like the above post-it note with my scribbles on it.  That is exactly how I create recipes.... scratches on post-it notes.

But those scribbles turned into this delightful stuffed pork loin!

I made a quick but delicious chicken dinner, so I shared it on Instagram. Because that's me in a nutshell.  Cooking...eating...feeding the masses.

I also share things like my nature walks.

A handful of wild flowers or an old feather off a guinea hen are things I share.  In an often unlovely world, I am fascinated by lovely things when I see them.

And sometimes I share completely random stuff.  Like when my ice cream mochi exploded all over my shirt and jeans.

Coincidentally, Facebook recently bought Instagram so I'm not sure how it will change in the coming months but for now I really enjoy sharing my photos and seeing my friends photos.  I"d love to see yours too!! Just search for careypowell and click "follow" or leave a comment here and let me know your "handle" on Instagram!

If you use a reader, you can also subscribe to my Instagram feed here. http://statigr.am/feed/careypowell


It's that time again! A chance to see beauty through my lens.  Starting from the top going left to right:

I'm not allowed to buy any more dishes. I have a ba-jillion sets of dishes  that I am having trouble keeping stored at the moment.  But if I were to buy any new dishes, I would go for these Asian-esque bowls I spotted at Sur La Table.  Truthfully, I go into Sur La Table regularly and always wander over to stare at these pretties.   I don't usually go for Asian style but the colors of these bowls remind me Tahoe, my first love.  Maybe I can justify buying just a couple as food props...

Yes, those are a bunch of little fish, hundreds of them.  They were dried and flat as pancakes.  A sales rep bought them at a Mexican market and brought them into my office.  Being the stinker that I am,  I dared him to eat one, which meant I had to eat one too.  What did it taste like?  If you have ever cleaned a fish you are familiar with that fishy smell that no amount of soap can wash away.  That's exactly what those little treats tasted like.  Like a freshly cleaned large mouth bass.

I went on a walk down to the river and grabbed up a handful of wildflowers along the way.  Orange California Poppies, purple Lupine and some kind of wild yellow mustard, I think.  Against the setting sun they were just lovely.

And lastly, my walking buddy, Buck.  What you have to keep in mind is that the snow is still melting up river so that water he is standing in is fah-reee-zing!  But Buck, being a lab, is obsessed with the water and can't understand why I won't get in with him.  Maybe in July, buddy.  Maybe in July.