Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rob's Front Porch

Here is a photo of one of the places Rob camped this summer while working in King's Canyon National Park. I think it is near Rae Lakes? Anyway, the the blog post of May 15, 2011, there are photos of near this same area. So here is an actual shot from "Rob's room."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Peach Cake Adventure

My friend told me this week that the peaches are in at our local Farmer's Market. So, Friday, she and I paid a visit to our favorite peach farmer. I got enough peaches to try this recipe, Summer Peach Cake. Steps include roasting the peach slices and peach chunks to carmelize them. Another step includes tossing the chunks (that sounds bad, doesn't it?) in crushed Panko bread crumbs.

This afternoon, I'll attempt to make the Summer Peach Cake, using the recipe found in Cook's Illustrated magazine.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Gurgling Cod...More Information

After treating many family members to a cool glass of water from our very own Gurgling Cod and Gluggle Jug collection, I came across this video that filled in even more details on this mysterious, whimsical, table top item. Perhaps you'll find this informative, too.


Saturday, July 02, 2011

A Saturday Excursion Back in Time

Today, at the invitation of Beth, several family members took a little California history field trip. We visited Pio Pico State Park, slated to be closed, a casualty of the state budget cuts.

Then we went to see a plaque on a rock marking the sight of a very important battle in the quest for the United States of America to take the area from Mexico. The battle was the Battle of Rio San Gabriel, and the marker is on the corner of Washington Blvd. and Bluff on the east side of Montebello.

For additional drama and information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rio_San_Gabriel

It was an interesting start to the day. Members of the group included Beth, Brianna, Doris, Glen, & Cindi. Beth and Brianna had this planned. Glen and Cindi joined in rather spontaneously.

Tour de France -- Stage 1 is Done

My story continues...click on the link between the photos to read it.


Friday, July 01, 2011

Independence Day weekend event @ WACC on 7/3

For those coming to the event on Sunday evening, at WACC it is a patriotic concert including orchestra, choir, band, and quartet. Eating will begin around 5 and the concert at about 6 pm.

Everyone is invited!

You can bring your own picnic or purchase food from these trendy truck vendors: Slammin' Sliders and Louks To Go Greek Gourmet. Click on the names for more information.

From the church website on this: "…on the lawn for a patriotic concert & family picnic. We’ll have food trucks and bounce houses at 5pm then the choir, orchestra, band & Generations quartet will perform some patriotic favorites at 6pm. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets."

8100 Colima Road
Whittier, CA  90605 

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The Latest from WAGH: Women Against Global Hunger

Here is the latest blog post from the group I lead called WAGH (pronounced "wag" like a dog's tail when it is excited). It may encourage all of us as summer heat heads our way.