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Saturday, May 18, 2013

the prettiest puppies, pussycats, pottery and potatoes you have EVER seen in your life..

You have to admit, it makes for an amusing title, right?

(new pottery by Gary Rith)
Kinda nice stuff from the kiln this week, hmm?  Me and my cheese slicer, going NUTS on the pots....

In OTHER news, I babysat Yogi again Friday.  The young pup has got ENERGY oh yes he does...Penny will romp with him in our yard then be like "lemme in, I need a NAP!".  Luckily Yogi has an active first grader at home to play with.  They can exhaust each other!  Yogi is the most excellent and well behaved and loved guest.
Soon?  The washtub?  Will have tomato plants....


What can you say about Spike?  he has lost weight, ahem, on his, er, DIET....


We had some leftover peanut noodles and I ask the wife "what to go with?" and she is like
"your spinach and potato dish!" and I made yellow rice too ****
Some might say noodles, rice, potato is a lot of carbs.  Others might say there are not many pork chops and cheesecake in that menu.
I think some people demonize carbs and eat a lot of pork chops.

Have a great weekend!


Gary's yellow rice
we get something like this at a favorite Mexican restaurant, and it is not hard to figure out what they do, and IMPROVE on it!

2 cups veggie broth
1 cup rice
tumeric, cumin, hot pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce
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-cook all that together, as you normally do for rice
-add stuff!  If you put in diced bell pepper, onion, whatever at the beginning, it cooks in, flavors things, tastes like a million bucks!  You can also add drained, rinsed etc. black beans for the last few minutes of cooking, until warmed through

Gary's Indian potato and spinach
-oil
various Indian spice:  mustard and coriander seed, curry powder, tumeric, garlic, ginger, garam masala, all that good stuff
-a diced onion
-4 large yukon gold or whatever potato cubed about 1/2- 3/4 inch pieces
-1/2 cup + water
-hot sauce
-2 handfuls baby spinach OR 5 oz. frozen, thawed and drained

-warm up oil in your hot skillet or big cook pan (it will need a cover), add seeds and spices and stir for a minute or 2, then toss in garlic, ginger, onion, saute several minutes
-add potato and water...you always keep adding water to make a good sauce--heat pan until simmering, turn down to low and cover and cook, stirring and checking that there is still enough water from time to time for 15-30 minutes, until potato bits are done--hot sauce to taste if you want
-toss in spinach and stir around gently for a few minutes, finished and ready to eat!

8 comments:

Janet said...

Sounds delish, Gary! Yay for Spike! Love the lilacs on your table :)

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oooh yummy. Go for it on tomatoes!

Michèle Hastings said...

Indian Potato and Spinach sounds delicious. Anyone as active as you needs the carbs, they aren't as evil as most people make them out to be.

smalltownme said...

Practically Perfect Post!

bartster said...

positively!

~ Sil in Corea said...

Oh, my that sounds SO Good! I got a restaurant-sized bottle of ground Turmeric (15 oz for $11) and found out it was packed in Bayonne, N. J. www.gelspice.com
I bet you use a lot of turmeric!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

It's been a while, but I still love your work! :) Hope you are doing well.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Cheese slicer on pottery? Care to explain that one to a non-potter?

I happen to have a big black cat in my laundry basket right now! Hi Spike!

Adding the spinach and potato dish to the ever growing list of Gary inspired food items!

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