Archive | June, 2021

So Long, Old Paint!

7 Jun

My trusty, dusty Nissan has finally bitten the dust. This car has been a real workhorse, racking up almost 160,000 miles, and costing us much less in repairs than the Kia The Squire drives, and it is a 2009. I bought it around 2007 and paid $6,000 for it. About a week ago, it started making a dreadful noise, so we took it up to our local mechanic, who informed us the rear axle has an internal problem of some sort. He did say that; he honestly explained what was wrong, but it went clear over my head, so there’s that. “You can drive it for another month or so, but I really wouldn’t recommend it.

So now, we are off to find another car – another Nissan – to replace this one. Wish me luck!

Good Eats!

6 Jun

I fixed a salad for supper today and it was met with great applause from The Squire. It goes well with just about any main dish, fish or fowl. Quick and easy, and I don’t think there’s anything in it you don’t have at home. If you don’t have what it calls for, substitute!

Whisk together:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar (I didn’t have any, so I used a raspberry balsamic, but I’ll bet a malt vinegar would do as well)

1 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, rinsed (I can’t think of a substitute for this one)

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

1/4 cup chopped pistachios

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

Combine with:

2 cups cooked quinoa (I used a packet of Aldi’s 90 second Quinoa and Brown Rice)

This is supposed to serve four, but I was lucky to have any left at all. It is good hot or cold, and is absolutely delicious!

You Know . . .

4 Jun

. . . you’ve been playing too much Zuma, when you find yourself racing to the bottom of the New Yorker before it crashes!