Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Here he is coming in for a snack.
I have a few other flowers that I grew from seed that are just starting to form buds. They'll be opening soon. I can't wait!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I love summer squash. Aside from being a very prolific producers, it's not too hard on the eyes. The plants itself are beautiful and grow large pretty quickly. I love the foliage it produces. The flowers are also beautiful.
I haven't been successful with the Patty Pan variety this year. I planted 2 plants in the ground and one in a container (grown from seed). Two of the ground planted plants died. One got taken out by the heavy spring rains and the other I suspect succumb to the evil slugs in my yard. I direct sowed more patty pan seeds hoping I would have enough time for a second batch to grow. Once the seedlings broke ground, they were chewed up. SLUGS!!! GRR!! I was about to give up and be happy with the one plant in a container that had managed to survive. I figured I'd coddle the heck out of it. It was doing fairly well considering.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Chicken and Snow Peas
Sunday, June 27, 2010
We sat outside on the covered walkway. They have awesome colorful benches on the sidewalk. It's a bit noisy on the street but it was nice to sit outside on such a beautiful day.
There was so much yumminess on the menu but I didn't care if we over ordered. We started with the Bacalao con Papa - Codfish and potato croquettes ($5.50) and the Maduros - fried ripe plantains ($6.75).
I tried the Plato Cubano - adobo marinated roast pork, served with Cuban beans and rice ($8.50). It was delicious. It didn't had a strong adobo taste like I'm used to with Filipino adobo. Instead it was more subtle. The portion size was big. I had leftovers to take with me.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
My allergies have been making my life HELL this week. Nevertheless, I've taken my dad out on some Portland adventures. Today was no different. We went to check out the Beaverton Farmer's Market. I love the market!
I bought some rhubarb at the Farmer's Market after tasting my friend's dad's strawberry rhubarb pie. I'd never tasted rhubarb before that. I quickly understood what all the hype was about. It was delicious! Rhubarb is the ying to strawberry's yang and a match made in heaven! It has just enough tart to balance the sweetness in strawberries. It's funny because I'm not much of a pie person. I'll eat it, but it's not my favorite.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Portland, OR 97231 (Sauvie Island)