Saturday, July 19, 2014

Steve asked me to walk with him to the top of Tumamoc Hill. I complied and only had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath. For whatever reason, I have good visual acuity and can pick things out. Helps with putting together broken pots or spotting artifacts in the screen. As we were walking along I spotted a rattlesnake hiding in a bush next to the road.

Click on the picture and see if you can spot the rattlesnake.

I was pretty sweaty by the time we finished.


When we got back I taught Steve how to make prickly pear syrup from start to finish. This batch turned out better than the last one.

In the afternoon I made cauliflower pickles from a recipe my mother sent me.

Blanch two heads of cauliflower, broken up into small pieces.

Four cups white vinegar, four cups water, four cups sugar, a diced onion, diced red and yellow peppers, mustard seed, red pepper flakes, turmeric, and celery seed.

Boil and let simmer for a few minutes to infuse the spices.

Made seven two-pint jars.

Completed pickles.

I also had a nap and it is only 2:58 PM.

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