We think the last teens participating in high-caliber sporting events have gone now. It’s always fun to have them here though a few more people than we’re used to.
Today I chose in my weekly delivery of bottled milk ($1.50 deposit each), juice, eggs, and bacon a produce box. It was filled with green and red peppers, tons of chili peppers (serrano, jalapeno, ancho, and fresno), some pears, cukes and apples. Looks like we’ll be having some spicy food this week!
I’ve been working on a new dish. My inspiration was from BBQU.com for the flatbread, though I’ve changed the recipe provided by master chef Steven Raichlen. Also a recipe for lamb kabobs that I’ve been making with other meats and seasonings.
Think of a hot-dog sized seasoned meat patty on homemade grilled fry bread. Then I made my own tzatziki, and garnished with tomato slices and thinly sliced white onion.
I’m working on it. As of tonight I know with our grill, even with a new propane tank, I have to cook the breads first. Next time. It’s great bread just to rip and dip into seasoned olive oil. I could do that for breakfast.
Next week I’ll hit the farmers’ market on Wednesday and see what’s fresh. Our season has been delayed by weeks here by late winter storms. I told my mechanic yesterday that my snow tires are on because it snowed in June and will again in October and I only drive a few miles per day. I’ll save $160 changing them out.
What we do out west to hard boil an egg or drive down an icy street we make up in good neighbors (we need good neighbors in this harsh climate) as if there’s any kind of emergency, we know the few folks who are here year-round and they know us, even though mostly it’s in parkas and boots.
It was a pleasure to help organize a pot luck on July 3 for all our regular neighbors, plus some folks who come here every year on vacation. It’s good to see everyone before school starts again and there are only a few of us here ’til ski season.
Sometimes we have to come back to reality in the place, one of the most beautiful in the US, we call home. That’s when a former neighbor, an Olympic medalist, dies in a local canyon. Anything can happen here, an avalanche or car crash but because of the severity of the weather we have to be prepared.
Yes, there are still a few winter coats that need to be cleaned and that last load of PolarTec gloves and hats that we’ll be needing soon, so I better get to work as summer is nearly over and it’s barely started here as there are not even tomatoes or peaches…. Cheers, Dee