Mmm! That’s delightful.

That’s what my four year old D.S. Rizzle said after we made fresh squeezed O.J.  As a newcomer to SoCal, the bounty of citrus is just dazzling. Of course we must squeeze out own O.J. when we are up to out ears in oranges. Personally, I can live without O.J. unless it is fresh squeezed. I have plenty of uses for lemons too, because I used to have a lemon tree in my yard.  But what to do with lots of grapefruit? I am probably going to try some kind of salad in the next couple of days. How about avocado grapefruit salad? Maybe I’ll even get into the whole picture posting thing.

Well, I am also reading a dumb book. I like reading dumb books sometimes. Sorry if you like theses books and don’t realize they are dumb. This book belongs to the mystery series “The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter” by Susan Wittig Albert. It is just enough to keep me reading, but so insipid that I feel guilty for reading. i am trying to find time to finsh my audio book Extremely loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  So far it is inventive and sweet. It reminds me of books by Douglas Coupland and Kurt Vonnegut.



Picked these up at the library –

  • Double Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. I have trouble committing to the purees she uses. Work and more work for food my little monkey may or may not eat. I used to use them much more, and maybe it is time to get back to it. I need more time to try some more recipes.

In other news, Sean is tickled with the Twitter feed I recommended he follow: Ruth Bourdain – a mash-up of the voices of Ruth Reichl (editor in chief of no-more Gourmet) and Anthony Bourdain. and, as always, I am looking for something good to make for dinner.

Black bean and mushroom casserole

As usual, Martha Stewart Everyday mini mag delivered an easy recipe with excellent flavor and nutritional value.