the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

where we met


they are closing it down.


compassionate adults

Studies show that during the first five years of a child’s life, the father’s role is more influential than the mother’s in how the child learns to manage his or her body, navigate social circumstances, and play.

Furthermore, a 1996 study by McGill University found that the “single most important childhood factor in developing empathy is paternal involvement in childcare”. The study concluded that fathers who spent time alone bonding with their children more than twice per week brought up the most compassionate adults.

rock hunter

hunter gatherer and a very nice idea

leftover cuisine

last night’s leftover cuisine:

stuffed bell peppers


3 green bell peppers – de-seeded and tops cut

5 cloves of garlic
one small onion
lots of olive oil
1/2 cup (or more) brown crimini mushrooms
about 2 cups of leftover lentils (made with carrots, celery, onion, and some random kitchen cabinet spices)
one cup or more of leftover brown rice
1 to five dashes of the following:

3 garlic cloves
lots of olive oil
small can of diced tomatoes
two tablespoons of tomato paste
a dash or three of dried basil
salt and pepper to taste

heat oven to 370 and toss those green bells in there to soften.
to make filling add first three ingredients cook until onions are transparent. add mushrooms – cook until soft. add rice, add lentils, add spices to taste.
sauce: olive oil + garlic gently cook, add tomato sauce + paste + spices to taste, cook until it thickens.

when filling and sauce are finished, fill softened pepper halves with filling and top with sauce (in fact use all the sauce) and return to oven to cook for 30-45 minutes.

(from killerbeesting)