Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Here's the recipe from Les:
1/3 C cider vinegar
3/4 C sugar
2T fresh lemon juice
1C vegetable oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1 1/2 T poppy seeds
1t dry mustard
1/2 t paprika
2 bags fresh spinach
1/2 container fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cups strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 C chopped pecans
shredded cheese (I used the 3 cheese mix - mozzarella, provolone, and feta? oops! sorry, I forget what the last cheese was!)
For the dressing, combine the vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a small, non-reactive saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature. When cooled, whisk in the oil, poppy seeds, dry mustard and paprika until thoroughly combined. Set dressing aside. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, mushrooms, strawberries, cheese, and pecans. When ready to serve, add some of the dressing, and toss gently. Serve the remaining dressing alongside the salad so diners may add more, if desired.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
BE AWARE: A warning from Councilman Dela Cruz
“There is a young man posing as a security alarm salesman for Honeywell going door to door thru the Makakilo neighborhood. He is actually “casing” the neighborhood to find out who has alarm systems, dogs, and who stays at home during the day, etc. The police are looking for “someone matching his description” as a suspect in many home robberies in the Kapolei/Makakilo areas.
He is about 5′9-10″, slim, dirty blonde/lt brown hair and green eyes. He’s caucasian/asian and looks clean cut. When he came to our house (Nov 19) he was wearing a white polo shirt with a logo “SECURE” on the left breast embroidered in blue. I couldn’t read the smaller print above the “SECURE”. He didn’t introduced himself or offer a business card. We already have a security system so our conversation was very short. (He did want to know if we had a direct line to the police.)
I called Honeywell and they knew about him because they received many calls from residents in Mililani Mauka last month. Honeywell does not sell home security alarm systems. They are now taking steps to try and stop him from using their company name in his scam by alerting the public.
If this person should appear in your neighborhood call the police immediately.”
Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings . Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places . She's my baby.
So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long. That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Susie was my model for this copycat shot.
I was so lucky to get this shot. This man is a stranger and so are the group of people out in the background. Pretty neat how it came out similar, yeah.
This wall is by some flower shop in downtown on Beretania. It so doesn't look like that anymore.
Subject: Please join me in prayer
Let us begin . . . "Please God, can you somehow cause that #$%^&' ICE MACHINE TO BREAK SO THAT IT CAN NEVER, EVER BE REPAIRED. That constant racket of droning, engine running, water running, water filling, tray turning, ice CRASHING into bin is driving me INSANE. I promise I will be a good person from now on. I will be patient and kind. I will not answer back to my mom. I will go to church once. I will TRY really, really hard not to curse. Please, God, whatever it takes. Thank you in advance. Amen"
It never did break. It still works, loud and clear, every weekend. By the way, since it's in this picture, do you see that numbered pole thing on the right? It's an extendible mango picker that Wendell made. It's soooo neat. It can get really long. Brandee borrowed it once to steal avocados from her neighbor's tree.
Mix 1 TBS each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion salt and rosemary together with 2 TBS flour and rub into roast.
It doesn't matter what size your roast is, you follow the same directions below and you can make it several hours ahead of time.
Put roast into a 400 degree oven for one hour. Shut off the oven, but leave the door closed. About an hour before you're ready to eat, turn the oven back on at 325 degrees and cook for 45 minutes. The prime rib comes out at a perfect medium rare. If you like it more well done, give it an extra 5 or 10 minutes.