Friday, September 10, 2010

3-D Computer Viewing of the African Bush!

All I can say is WOW! 3-D computer viewing of an African Safari in real time and in 3-D. Look at Wildearth 3-D TV. Think about that for a moment: 3-D and in real time. No transmission delay. No video taped safaris. And all from the South African bush. The technology is awesome! My Dad and Robin's Dad would be amazed. I was lucky enough this morning to view the very first broadcast. Yes, you do need those terrible looking glasses. But they are free! We got ours from Blockbuster. It was an exciting event. I just can't explain it much more. You really have to look for yourselves. You say, "The cost for all of this expensive computer technology?" NADA! No Cost! FREE! All you need is a computer and a good high speed ISP. Join in on the fun and the new frontier! Cheers!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Alley Tomatoes

Alley Tomatoes
There is an old song called Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark. These tomatoes are some of our Alley Tomatoes and they are soooo good! But even more than that, there is a line - the chorus - in the song that says,

"Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes,
What'd life be without home grown Tomatoes,
There's only two things that money can't buy:
True love and home grown tomatoes."

And just for kicks, here are the rest of the lyrics.

"1. There's nothin' in the world that I like better than
Bacon, lettuce and home grown tomatoes
Up in the morning and out in the garden
Pick you a ripe one, don't get a hard 'un.
Plant 'em in the springtime eat 'em in the summer,
All winter without 'em's a culinary bummer.
I forget all about the sweatin and the diggin
Every time I go out and pick me a big'un.


You can go out and eat'em that's for sure,
But there's nothin a home grown tomato won't cure
You can put em in a salad, put em in a stew
You can make your own, your very own tomato juice
You can eat em with eggs, you can eat em with gravy
You can eat em with beans, pinto or navy
Put em on the side, put em on the middle
Home grown tomatoes on a hot cake griddle


If I could change this life I lead,
You could call me Johnny Tomato Seed
I know what this country needs,
It's home grown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cold dark cemetery
Out in the garden would be much better
Where I could be pushin up those home grown tomatoes.

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes,
What'd life be without home grown Tomatoes,
There's only two things that money can't buy:
True love and home grown tomatoes.

And I feel so very lucky! I've got both!!! And if you look hard, you can probably find a copy of the song. Neat song and so appropriate! Cheers.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Shrimp Stuffed Cod And Other Things

I finished getting the pork ready for Monday - Pulled Pork, Roasted Corn, Baked Beans and Potato Salad. Maybe one of MJ's cakes (Hope so!) So now it's dinnertime! Watching how the weather blew in from the west and kept Earl out to sea. That was the onslaught of BSU coming to VA Tech for the game(?) on Monday. And all 10000+ BSU fans headed to FedEx Field to show VA Tech how to yell for their team. Listen for, "BOISE ........ STATE ...... BOISE ...... STATE!"
But tonight, we need dinner. I remember a Lobster Stuffed Whitefish from somewhere. No lobster in our refrig. But we have Prawns! And we have Cod! So make a shrimp paste - shrimp, bread crumbs, lemon thyme, cream and salt and pepper. Run through a food processor until in paste form. Cut a pocket in the fish and stuff with the shrimp paste. Bake at 375 degrees F until browned on top. And a fresh and local vegetable saute - tomato, Zebra tomato, summer squash, kohlrabi, leek. Here was the menu:

Shrimp Stuffed Cod

Garden Fresh Sauteed Vegetables

Potato Salad

So the Little Guys can't play with the Big Guys, eh? Why not ask Oklahoma and TCU. See what they say. Cheers! And enjoy the Shrimp Stuffed Cod!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BSU vs VA Tech

OK, all you non-BSUers! Here's what I'll do, and I think this is a safe bet!! If BSU looses (yea, right!) send me a VA Tech shirt and I will wear it here and have a photo taken with it on - on BSU campus!! However, if BSU wins, I will send you a BSU shirt and you must wear it and have a photo taken in an appropriate place. There are supposed to be about 4000 BSU fans making the trip, maybe more. Look for the KTVB-TV truck and stop in and say Hello. Cheers!! (I wear an XL shirt.)