Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Lone Ranger and Tonto

I finally took a picture of the lupin flower I was talking about.
There he is, standing like the Lone Ranger with his friend Tonto
beside him, in a rough terrain, with soil, hard as rock.

Sigismund Emperor 1361-1437
When criticized about his latin  retorted:

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar.
Here is a  potato recipe from Peru. I like how it uses evaporated milk and lime juice.
I am beginning to use more and more of lemon lime and soy as salt substitutes.
In fact salt is beginning not to taste as good anymore.

4 medium Russett potatoes
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon seeded and finely chopped jarred aji amarillo peppers or fresh habanero
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 lime, juiced
4 large lettuce leaves (such as Bibb or romaine)
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
10 black olives pitted and sliced (Kalamata or Botija Peruvian olives)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 30 minutes or until a paring knife slides into the potatoes without any resistance. Drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly. Slice the potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds and set aside.

Combine the cheese, evaporated milk, oil, chile, garlic, and the lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. The sauce should be creamy and pourable. If the sauce is too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce is thinned out.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on a platter and top with the sliced potatoes. Pour the sauce over the potatoes. Garnish with slices of hard boiled egg and olives. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Note: A great substitute in this recipe, for feta cheese is cream cheese.

I saw Anthony Bourdain eat something like this in a restaurant and he seemed to love it.


There comes a time in a persons life when your age group consists of nothing but pain and suffering.
Every one is sick and the new game in town is to compete against other people who are sick.lol

|It becomes a game of I am sicker than you are and I have more pain than you do and I take more pills than you do and I am more deaf than you are and sometimes...........
 it makes a person feel good to win.lol Even when you have to suffer pain, you can lighten the load by turning it into something else and people always do.

People try to do more than they can, to show they are young and then depress every one around them by telling them everything they've done, plus the pain and suffering they are now in.
It leaves you speechless cause you never know how to make things better for them.

Telling them to slow down so they don't suffer with theirex: joint pain, is quite the wrong thing to say because then you are put into the antisocial arena and no one wants to be a part of that.

Growing old is a pain in the ass but never the less, we all do.
I have problems with my knees but I prefer to slow down rather  than to sit on drugs and to push myself
till I am in agony and then burden people with tears of woe and sorrow and self pity saying it is Gods' plan for me to suffer and this is what we are born for.
I don't think this is what God is about.
It's enough I am burdened with the ailment. So I try to do things that I can, when I can and know my limits
while enjoying nice stories from people who still do the things I love doing and see it through their eyes.

Then you go to the store and  strangers stop by you at the cash line up, asking if you know how long menopause lasts and what are the symptoms and what they should do about it. lol
They walk away and then come back to ask
if there is anything wrong with the symptoms they have and the long list is verbally provided.
Kinda shocks you.

|I must look menopausal if they stop to ask and maybe the blood pressure does rise a little when they don't go away and everyone stands looking at you,  also waiting for the answer. lol

I think maybe I should say something nice like: You with these kind of problems? Honey you look wonderful! but then it wouldn't stop the conversation and she would just go on.

You try to explain that each case is different and they should go to the doctor and they can obviously see you are not one.
But they go on and on like what you see Hyacinth doing on Keeping Up Appearances, totally self absorbed.
She always makes me laugh.
I guess this is when you really begin to suspect that age is creeping up on you and there is no point explaining to people that you are only 23 and wouldn't know anything about menapause. lol
They take it seriously and say they don't believe you but then they say you must be 45 and
you smile.

How ever did you guess? lol

Hey! 45 five sounds real good right about now. lol
Pays to wear sunblock.


Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous flower!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks I thought so Mama Zen

Rick Watson said...

Very nice. We had a foxglove at the edge of the back deck that was stunning, but the rain and wind yesterday morning broke it of :(

A Lady's Life said...

Oh so sad. RICK

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

This post is funny and interesting...

If I were your neigbor, I'd come by for dinner. (a lot)

Love you!

PS getting old is indeed apart of His plan. Who wants to "live" here forever?

Surely not me!

Be blessed!!!!!

Diane Tolley said...

Beautiful flower! Why can't I grow them here?!
Definitely going to try that potato recipe. Sounds wonderful! And I've been wondering how to cut back on salt. You've given my some great ideas!
P.S. We 45-year-olds have to stick together . . .

Gattina said...

The flower is beautiful looks like a candle.
I am a lucky "girl" I have nothing ! No backache no knee problems, no arthritis, everything still works ! I hope it continues I wouldn't like to compete in "suffering" discussions !

A Lady's Life said...

The more the merrier butterfly lol

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Diane I do think eating without salt is good. Thank fully I am getting my husband to come round slowly. VERY VERY slowly. He likes his salt.

A Lady's Life said...

Gatiina I also hate to sit and talk about pain and suffering.My friends do and it gets to be very depressing
cause you can't do much about it. If you could help, you'd do it in a heart beat but it is funny when they begin to compete as to who is sicker.
The sickest one wins. lol

MachuPicchuColors said...

I must say, that potato recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out, Peruvian food really is some of the best, and often most healthy :) The amazing food there was great, especially when we were on our machu picchu tour lol

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Macho Pichu I guess travel tours are the best way to go having everything set up for you so it is safe.