Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wendell's Scallops


Wendell whipped this up last night, and it was very, very ono.  He kinda followed an Ina Garten recipe that can be found on Food Network here


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Ingredients


1 pound fresh bay or sea scallops
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 large)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 lemon, cut in 1/2


Directions

  1. If you're using bay scallops, keep them whole. If you're using sea scallops, cut each 1 in half horizontally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with flour, and shake off the excess.
  2. In a very large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat until sizzling and add the scallops in 1 layer. Lower the heat to medium and allow the scallops to brown lightly on 1 side without moving them, then turn and brown lightly on the other side. This should take 3 to 4 minutes, total. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan with the scallops, then add the shallots, garlic, and parsley and saute for 2 more minutes, tossing the seasonings with the scallops. Add the wine, cook for 1 minute, and taste for seasoning. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Monopoly!


Now is the time to do your marketing at Safeway because it's Monopoly time!! 

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My family just started collecting game pieces from last week, and already we're this close to winning $20 cash. That's free money, peoples!
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And look at our Instant Winners! Hoo hoo, right?!
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The game ends on 5/28/2019 so you got plenty time/chance to win! Join me in the fun!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Learn Finnish with a Toddler


I'm learning about Finland from a bright and funny boy named Kirikou and the brother he always wanted Nanook.

Here are three episodes where they teach you their language.



You'll need to click on "CC" for the English translations for this video.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ohana Hale Marketplace


Ohana Hale Marketplace is where Sports Authority on Ward used to be. I met da sistahs there yesterday. 

Sweetie found out that there's a craft fair every second Saturday, and that's the vibe you get while walking through the aisles . . . craft fair with food.

I bought this for Landon from Sarah's Poke ($9.95). Lan said it was ono.
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I also got Blueberry/Lemon scone(s) for Wendell (2/$5.00).  I was gonna have just one bite, but was ono so I ended  up eating a whole one. 
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I got my lunch (and dinner) from here . . . japchae noodles ($5) and gimbap sushi roll ($5).
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There were a lot of empty stalls and quite a few that weren't even open yet even though we were there at around 11:00 on a "craft fair" Saturday. Made me wonder how little action there'd be on a weekday. I would still go back for the food, though. Plus, got one Ross right next door, and you know how much I love Ross!

At any rate, here are a few shots that I took while walking around.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

Ross Buys


I got this Winsor and Newton Promarker alcohol marker set at Ross in Hawaii Kai yesterday. It was the only one . . . and . . . it wasn't there the day before. It goes for $16.32 on Amazon. It was $7.99 at Ross. 

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I also bought this 11 x 14 inch Winsor and Newton marker paper to practice on. It was $5.99.
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Here's a test page that I did last night. The markers are juicy with ink and great to work with. The marker paper is ideal for use with alcohol markers. It's smooth in texture and holds ink well. This scene is from the book The Art of the Croods. 
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I'm hoping to check out other Ross stores today to see if maybe got other colors!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sketch a Day


It's been a little over a year since I retired, and it's been just wonderful. In my first year of retirement I made sure that I'd go out  every day even if it was for just a short, quick outing. 

This year I find myself being quite content with just staying at home. I do have volunteer work, art class and an occasional trip out "into town", but for the most part I just chill at my craft desk. And I like it.

At the start of 2019 I began a Sketch a Day journal.
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This sketch book that I got at the swap meet turned out to be perfect for my project. 
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I mostly use books from my growing collection for reference.
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From The Art of Coco.
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The Art of The Croods.
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The Art of Totoro.
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The Art of Brave.
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The Art of Howl's Moving Castle.
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The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3. 
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The Skillful Huntsman. You might notice the date. Yah, I'm ahead of myself.
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The Skillful Huntsman is my latest book. I got it a few days ago. I love it.
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This character is also from the book. I did a miniature watercolor painting of him on scrap watercolor paper that I didn't want to throw away because I'm so chang.  I've been trying to paint more loosely and not so coloring-bookish, but to tell you the truth . . . I still don't know what I'm doing.
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