Archive for January, 2008

Under Siege

January 30, 2008



Scallops and Peppers

January 26, 2008
We had some bay scallops (about 4 to 6 oz) in the freezer and they needed to be used up. A short look around the kitchen revealed five green onions and a red bell pepper. I sliced the green onions and sliced about half of the pepper. The onions and peppers were added to hot olive oil in a small skillet and sauteed for about 5 minutes. I then added a couple tablespoons of margarine and the scallops and cooked them until the juices were nearly completely reduced. I don’t have a picture because these suckers were GOOD and I ate them before thinking about the camera.
Too bad other people in the family do not like scallops because they missed out on a masterpiece!


January 26, 2008
Just finished the oak bookcase shown. The plans were adapted from Woodsmith Magazine. Living in such a small house, this case is located next to the kitchen and it houses some wine plus an assortment of cookbooks. Next project – a table for the lcd tv that is in our near future.