Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lisa's recipe share

Here is my husband, Ian, enjoying some Jamie Oliver's potato salad.

Jamie Oliver's Potato Salad

Boil a bunch of creamer potatoes (or young potatoes) until tender. Do this by adding the potatoes into boiling salted water instead of starting off in cold water. I like to really boil them so they are very tender, but not water logged.

While they are boiling, add the zest and juice of one lemon. Add olive oil to a ratio of 1:4 lemon to oil. Add salt and pepper and 3 tbsp of capers.

Add the cooked potatoes to the oil mixture and toss. Cut any bigger potatoes into smaller chunks. Cool the potatoes until about room temperature. Add fresh chopped dill and a couple big spoonfuls of horseradish. Mix and adjust to taste.

This potato salad goes well with everything, but is best suited to being served with salmon.

Sorry there are no true measurements, but that seems to be how cooking shows go these days. I have made it lots and each time it turns out very tastey, so exact amounts don't really affect the taste!! Good luck and enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Brennan and Buster

This is a pic of Buster, our Australian Shepherd, making sure lil Brennan isn't getting into trouble...

This is one great dog, he lets Bren pull on his fur, poke his eyes, and grab his lips all without a backward glance! Every chance he gets, he'll lay down next to Brennan while he's playing on the floor.

Boy's Best Friend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Kiya and the kids

As you can see, this is an old picture! This is Kiya (pronounced like pie-a) and she is 6 years old. Although she doesn't look like one, she is a samoyed. My husband likes to keep her hair short, especially in the summer. She can be a pest, and a brat, but she is good with the kids. They try to ride her, and she just looks at me like...Um, could you get them off me, please! We have to put a lock on our fridge, because she can open it and she eats all the food!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ellie's Kitty

A while back this cat wandered into our yard while we were outside one evening. It was the friendliest cat I've ever seen! It just came right up and let us pet it and it purred and was sweet as can be. It even let Ellie come near and pet it and chase it around the yard. She had a blast and it didn't seem to mind the attention, either.

It's been a couple weeks now since the kitty first showed up and he's still around. He's finished off almost a bag of cat food (left over from last year's transient kitties) and he shows up most evenings to say hi. Yesterday I had Ellie in the stroller in the garage before we went on a walk and she started saying "meow, meow". Sure enough, the cat was in the garage. I guess he thinks he's ours now... at least until we run out of cat food.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Liam and Domo, our friend's new puppy!

Favorite Patriotic Picture- Canada Day!

Here is my favorite picture of Liam on Canada Day; July 1st. He's got his flag, Canada Tshirt and his Cariboo. Very Canadian!! We didn't last until the fireworks. Oh, well. Maybe next year!!