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Cooking dinner 2011-08-10

One of the benefits of being home during the day is being able to make dinner. Last night’s dinner came from two places: an arugula salad from Mark Bittman and barbecue chicken from Serious Eats.

Barbecue chicken with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.

Strawberry and Arugala Salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Sourdough toast with chevre (soft goat cheese), tomato slices and avocado. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Plate of goodness.

Chicken tastes better with charred bits.

Normally I don't like strawberries but they tasted great at the Co-Op.

The toast was my idea. Chevre tastes a lot like cream cheese. But more goaty.

 

 

 

Getting back to my roots

I used to post pics of flowers and plants on a different site. I’m starting it up again here at thebrownman.com where the pics will be larger and a little easier to upload because of the WordPress (see below for why it was such a pain to post to the old blog).

With the old blog, the pictures I took were uploaded to Flickr because Typepad has a really f’ed up way of storing uploads in badly nested folders. WordPress has a media library that gives you a great front end to manage your media. Dealing with Flickr also had problems because I was always having to copy and paste the Flickr url for EACH pic. It was exhausting. WordPress really is a better choice for blogging.

Fire photos from last week

A large plume seen from Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos.

Qwest workers watching the fire from their rooftop.

A couple watch the smoke plumes grow while sharing a picnic at Ashley Pond in Los Alamos.

Fire danger: Extreme.

Los Alamos, NM.

Summer in New Mexico.

Smoke can still be seen over the hills at sunset.

The most visible portion of the fire was from Barranca Mesa.

Fire rages north of Barranca Mesa.

Joining the ranks of Neil Armstrong, Lewis and Clark, and Hillary and Norgay

I went to my first bridal shower. As an invited guest. Also as a photographer. My best friend Wendy had her bridal shower this past weekend and I had the pleasure of being the only man (aside from the waiters) to be there for the entire time. I know there may have been other men before me that have had the privilege to witness the unique rituals of a bridal shower. But I got pics.

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