Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf; MY toys…. — 10 Comments

  1. Hey!! Are you talking to me?!
    Okay, okay, I’ll try brown rice again. But I’m really not sure about this. However, your pilaf does look awfully good. (I’m not a big fan of cooked carrots either… who me? Picky??)
    Ah, doesn’t freshly mown grass smell wonderful? Especially when you’ve done it yourself? And congratulations on getting your vegetable garden planted! Just curious though, what did you do in your spare time today?

  2. And, where in the world do you find time to cook?Keep the mower away from the newly planted garden! Just kidding! I used to mow our yard, now much too hot in Florida to do it. Maybe if I had a sit down machine, I could do it~

  3. I leave the mowing to Farmboy, he leaves the gardening to me. Somehow, I am certain, he has the easier job!
    And I love brown rice….nice, nutty flavor.

  4. Brown rice is wonderful, but I need to learn how to cook it better so it’s not soggy.
    You’re doing an awesome job of keeping it all together while ton mari heals. Someday he’ll realize that.

  5. They really are bright red and orange 😉
    Makes me want to put a few of those in our yard but I think your grouping would about fill our yard.
    On the other hand I love brown rice and think your rice is awesome. Lynn needs a rice cooker.

  6. Which machine did you use on the brambles? The big riding thing or the Flymo? I cut ours with a hedge trimmer. I would think any strong mower should work.
    Men are very protective of their toys. They don’t realize that we actually take better care of theirs than they do of ours. Silly creatures.
    Rice cookers are a cook’s best friend. The clamped on lid kind. Dump it in, wait for it to beep, and perfections comes out. It’s even better when you learn that you can cook a zillion other things in it besides rice. It’s wonderful for dried beans.

  7. First husband and I had “his and hers” matching lawn mowers for our 2 acre lawn and we spent every summer Friday evening mowing the lawn together. Man, am I ever glad that part of my life is over! 🙂

  8. Not what I was picturing when I followed the link that said “My Toys”…
    We are big fans of brown rice, especially mixed with a little wild or red rice. Most especially since I got a good rice cooker and now it always comes out perfect.
    I love the spinach in here, a great addition.
    And hooray for veggie garden!!
    Now you will have tomatoes to throw at whomever is questioning your days. (only throw the split ones, of course..)
    I can barely keep up with my teeny tiny itty bitty plot of land.

  9. Elizabeth, you know I am…
    Val, so would I – but I play in the kitchen after dark – which isn’t until after 10.
    Jann, I no longer buy the ‘mowing is such hard work’ b
    Cindy, he does… And I’ll be so happy when mine is back in the saddle, er, mower again.
    Lynn, I’m thinking about a rice cooker – so easy, I’m told
    Tanna, me too. ‘Still Life on Lawn’
    Azurienne, I definitely want a rice cooker. My friend uses hers for oatmeal (porridge) too. I used the big riding one – until I was told to stop. Hedge trimmer – good idea.
    Zoomie, I don’t think it’s fun – fortunately mon mari does.
    Natashya, now what I would hope for if given a choice, either.