Tuesday, July 15, 2008

if you give a mouse a cookie...

So, so, so, what have we been up to? The fourth of July has come and gone...that fabulous American celebration day where we all gather in groups to burn meat (or in our case fake meat) over a flame, fill our bellies with booze and then play with matches and explosives...Ah, America! Land of the free, home of the eyebrow-less...

I met a couple of Barrett's skate buddies


Walter hosted a pretty quiet little get together in the backyard of his Oakland home. The crowd was interesting...it was pretty fun actually! Barrett rode a fixed gear bike and didn't eat shit! I got to try out a pesto recipe, with almonds, and everybody loved it. We drove home right before dark, and got to see the different fire works shows in every city on the way. Syrus had some sparklers and little fireworks when we got home so we promptly lit them...

Nobody was harmed..

We started our worm bin! Doesn't look like much but the little guys are going crazy for our veggie trimmings. I read an article that equated composting 1/5 of your trash to taking your car off the road for more than a year! And, just think what the benefits of the compost will be once the container gardens get planted..
It's pretty much just a plastic bin with air holes cut into it, packed with the right amount of wet paper, worms, and food.


The Santa Cruz farmer's market has been treating us so very right...

This lovely meal was prepared by Barrett, with ingredients from the SC Market..Portobello steak sandwiches with grilled onions and asparagus!


When all else fails....sack out.