Archive for June, 2013

I have a love/hate relationship with chicken thighs. I buy them because they are a less expensive alternative to chicken breasts, but I am never very happy with how they turn out. That has all changed now that I found this Honey Spiced Chicken recipe at Tales of a Farm Mom. This is how easy it is:

Put your defrosted chicken thighs in a ziploc bag big enough to hold them (I made four thighs and used a half gallon bag).

Add your three spices and salt. Shake the bag to coat and put it in the fridge for a while.

Cook your chicken on the grill or under the broiler.

Combine honey and vinegar. Brush on chicken toward the end of cooking.


We will definitely be making this one again.


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Photo Walk

The title of this post is a misnomer because two of the photos you will see were taken from inside my house (one was taken from my bed). But because a few of the photos are from around the neighborhood I’m sticking with the photo walk idea.



One of my neighbors has a really beautiful garden. These interesting flowers are growing right by the road.


Goose family. Since this photo was taken another pair of geese has hatched another set of three goslings. It’s fun to watch them wander around the neighborhood.


We have this giant spiky mahonia plant growing on the corner of our house. It grows purple berries that don’t look very appetizing. I had never seen any animals on it before until today, when I was distracted from a playdate by a pair of bluebirds collecting berries out the playroom window. I quickly grabbed my camera, but the birds flew away whenever I pointed it at them. This is the only shot I got and I kind of love it despite its blurriness.


In the few days between opening the pool and adding the pool chemicals we had a few visitors. This turtle happily hung out with us for a good 24 hours until he decided he’d had enough and wandered off.


One day I was laying in my bed reading and just happened to have my camera handy when this squirrel paused outside my window to eat a nut. I took several shots of him before he got wise and left.

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