Friday, March 23, 2012

Moving On... Moving House, not the blog.

Well, we knew it would happen, but not two days before I started on the veggie garden!  After 4 1/2 years, our landlord is giving his engaged daughter the house as a wedding gift.  OUR house!  We've lived in it since we got married!

Upside: We get to start over fresh, and I'll be forced to pick through my stuff and have my first yard sale.

Downside: I have to pick through my crap.

Upside: Lou and I are looking for a much smaller house because Mom and my uncle are looking for their own place.  We have do timeshare Bev, I think.

So, in case someone knows of something that will come on the market mid-to-late May, we are looking for:
Location: South of downtown.  West Seattle, Burien, Tukwila, Renton (NOT The Highlands), Georgetown, White Center, etc.  Somewhere in a non-scary neightborhood.  Like where Sweetpea lives.
Bedrooms Required: 2+.  3 is better, but if there's a useable basement, that would work.  At least one that's large enough for two people to live without a burning bed.
Bathrooms required: 1+.  I'd like at least 1.5, but that's negotiable.
Basement: Absolutely.
Pets: Cat-friendly.  We have a neurotic-but-sweet 14-year-old Maine Coon (Sascha).
Outdoor Space: A must.  I have to have a vegetable garden, space for a small greenhouse, and entertaining space.

I doubt we'll have much activity here until May, since we're packing and not cooking or gardening.

Thanks, guys!


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Recent Meals

  • Grilled (in the rain) marinated top sirloin w/my Steak Frite and London Pub Sauce
  • Fried chayote
  • Roasted aubergine, zucchini, and yellow squash
  • Soft garlic sandwich rolls, and we made meatball sandwiches
  • Sirloin rubbed with cardamom-laced Turkish coffee
  • Chocolate truffles w/rum and bourbon
  • Petit fours
  • Florentine cookies drizzled with chocolate
  • 13-Bean soup w/parmesan rind and leftover ham
  • Apple spice cardamom muffins
  • Guinnes-injected pot roast
  • Cran-blueberry corn muffins
  • Spaghetti and meatballs - basic, but always a hit in this house
  • Hummus w/roasted garlic, olive, red pepper, and smoked paprika
  • Veggie stirfry w/julienned baby carrots, green peppers, garlic, chickpeas, and balsamic, served over Chinese Black Forbidden Rice
  • Ginger-carrot cake
  • Ginger cranberry mojito
  • Lime-cranberry-mint-strawberry seltzer
  • Lavender-mint iced tea
  • Trip to Beirut: Shish taouk, shish kebab, halvah, garlic naan, rice pilaf w/figs, raisins, and pecans, w/my famous lemon-mint-garlic Lebanese potatoes
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  • Sweet and red potato pancakes w/zucchini and peppers w/chicken apple sausage
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  • "Rock the Casbah" Cardamom, Ginger, Apple Pork Roast w/Armadillo Rice (for you fans of The Clash who remember the cover of Combat Rock)
  • Individual Quiche Lorraine
  • Prosciutto-wrapped beef cubes w/mustard pan sauce
  • Chicken Sausage w/garlic naan and dijon mustard - Lou and I were really drunk.
  • Salt potatoes, mixed fingerlings, lightly mashed, with lot of butter
  • Focaccia w/garlic, onions, mozarella and cherry tomatoes
  • Rosemary and lavender bread
  • Spicy greens and spinach salad w/fresh mozzarella pearls, strawberries, and a strawberry vinegarette
  • Polenta casserole w/cheese and squash baked IN acorn squash halves