Taming the jungle

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Nice and cool.  High 60

For breakfast, we tried one of the eggs we bought at the Harvest Host farm where we stayed last week.  The colors were all different and lovely….kind of like Easter eggs!  The yolks are very yellow and large.

We did some shopping today…. first to Home Depot to buy paint and gardening materials.  George needs to add some stain to the shed in the faded areas.  We tried to buy sugar snap pea seeds to plant along our back fence, but were told that it is not the season.  I also tried to buy some basil and other herbs, but again it is off-season.  But, I was able to buy some pansies for my Mexican flower pot. 

Another shopping stop was the grocery.  We bought a lot of fruit.  Here I am doing my Carmen Miranda dance.  We are eating more fruit and fewer carbs, especially for breakfast.  One thing we like about the Rio Grande Valley is the fresh and inexpensive fruit and veg.  Today we bought mangos, pineapple, oranges, and grapefruits – all grown locally. 

George finished up the bush trimming.  Here is the “before” photo

And, here is the “tamed”, finished product…

This is the street view of our front garden, that people call a graveyard (similar shape to a cemetery plot)

I put out the pumpkin that I made last year in a community craft event.  Our house is about the only one with a pumpkin instead of a political sign!

DINNER:  Southwestern naan. For the topping, I sauteed onions, garlic, red bell pepper, poblano pepper, and garlic.  I added a ton of Mexican herbs – chili pepper, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin seed, and ground cumin.  Then, I added some leftover grilled chicken pieces, cilantro, and salsa.  I spread this over toasted naan, and warmed it up, melting some Cheddar cheese.  Buenisimo! 

After dinner, since it was nice and cool, George made a fire in our firepit.  Lovely! 

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