Pasta di piselli

This peas and pasta recipe sounds simple and delightful: Link: Conservation tip: pasta di piselli | pasta di piselli, peas, recipe, springtime | TerraPass: Fight global warming, promote alternative energy. This is one of those deceptively simple dishes that Italians are capable of elevating to something sublime

Roth IRA Roundup from Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly has some great info about the Roth IRA, and how it is a great way to save and invest for damn near anybody. If you decide to open one, be sure to check out the Roth IRA offerings at Vanguard, especially their target retirement date products. Questions and Answers about Roth IRAs … Read more

Grilling recipes

The R-G has some tasty grilling recipes for this season: Summer sizzles with great grilling – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. We’ve done a similar recipe to the grilled zucchini, and it is definitely a winner. Wine-Marinated Flank Steak Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp, Scallop and Fruit Kabobs With Pineapple-Wine Marinade Grilled Zucchini

Opinions about the Oak Street Speakeasy?

A little while back I posted about the new Oak Street Speakeasy, and have since heard a couple of conflicting opinions about it. One person raved about it, and another has highly disliked it. Have you been? What’s your take? Jodie and I haven’t made it down there yet, but we’re looking forward to seeing … Read more

10 articles for new & experience bloggers

Link: Great Advice for Both New and Experienced Bloggers. New bloggers are often still trying to figure out their blogging "voice" and what style of posts will be the mainstay of their blog On the other hand, when you’re a veteran blogger, it can be tough to fight blogger’s block. Veteran bloggers often find themselves … Read more

The 5 Browns play Eugene’s Hult Center/Oregon Bach Festival

Jodie and I also attended this concert, on Friday night, and were very impressed. The 5 Browns played an impressive mix of pieces. My personal favorite was a contemporary piece called "A-tude", that was a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis — right down to one of the Browns playing the piano with his feet and … Read more

Instead of working harder, how about thinking harder first?

Yes, there’s "the daily grind", and yes there are always lots of things to get done — but you know what? Since there are so many things to get done, how about recognizing that, and pushing off some of them to make sure you have time to think about some of the others? Who knows, … Read more

Pumpkin seed Pesto

We’re big fans of pumpkin seeds — not quite as much of cilantro, but that’s what mods are for. Still, this pumpkin seed pesto is an interesting take: Link: Pumpkin seeds put new twist on pesto – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. This pesto ditches the more common pine nuts and basil in favor of … Read more

Glazed Grilled Peaches Recipe

The June 2006 Sunset Magazine had a recipe in it for grilled peaches, and it came to mind yesterday. With some grilling to do last night, I picked up a few nectarines to throw on the grill after steaks and veggie kabobs. We made one mod — brown sugar, instead of regular sugar — and … Read more

10 Thrifty Ways to Deal with Mosquitoes

Easy, varied and cheap tips for getting rid of mozzies, or at least getting them to leave you alone.. My 2 favorites: 7. Spray garlic powder and water all over the yard.8. Plant mosquito deterring plants around your yard such as citronella, marigolds, basil, lavender, and catnip. Link: 10 Thrifty Ways to Deal with Mosquitoes. … Read more

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