Slow Adventures in Slothville

December 3, 2007

Monday Pennyness and Food Porn

Filed under: Penny, Photography — shhville @ 3:20 pm

Good morning! The week begins! And to start off, here is a long-overdue Penny-waking-up weedio. It’s not from this morning, however, because this morning is wet and grey and dark and snowy and all-around crappy. It was too dark for a weedio when we woke up. Judging from her shocked and appalled behavior I am guessing that Penny has never seen snow before. She did, after all, pee and poop inside on wee pads when I first got her, so it’s well within the realm of possibility. I put her down on the snowy ground this morning in her little red raincoat and after a pause during which I could actually hear her thinking, “What…….. the……….. FUCKISTHISSHIT” she ran back through my legs and up the front steps. Poor thing. In the end, though, she was a trooper and walked all the way to the bus stop. Go Penny.

I cooked a lot this weekend. I made many salads with lemon shallot vinaigrette and sunchokes and bleu cheese. I made quinoa with garlic and shallots and greens. I made stuffed squash with roasted pine nuts and brown rice and shallots and cheese and other stuff. Yeah, I’m pretty into shallots these days. AND I made one of my very favorite things: roasted peppers!

Have you made these at home? It’s so fun. You just turn the stove burner to a high heat and plop a pepper right on there. Turn it occasionally with tongs until the whole pepper is black and crusty on the outside. It takes about 10 or 15 minutes. When it’s done, toss the pepper in a paper bag, roll it up and set it aside to cool. You can leave it in there as long as you want if you’re cooking other things in the meantime. When you’re ready, take the pepper out and run it under the tap, rubbing the charred skin off with your fingers. You wind up with a gorgeous roasted pepper!

Toss the seeds, slice it up, and add it to your favorite salads, sandwiches, or anything else you can think up.

And that’s your Slothville tip for the day. Have a great one!

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6 Comments »

  1. I love the look on her face. She seems to be saying, “Seriously? Again, with the camera?”

    I miss my dog…

    Comment by His Sinfulness — December 3, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

  2. Our woof was not liking having to go out in the snow to pee either, but he got over it pretty quick.

    Comment by Vince — December 3, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

  3. Awwww, Reverend. I’m sorry for you.

    Penny has still refused to poop in the snow. Usually by now she has pooped twice. Poor thing must be feeling pretty backed up….

    Comment by shhville — December 3, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

  4. You must post a pic of her in her lil’ red raincoat 🙂

    Comment by Cat — December 3, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

  5. It’s all the licking. That smacking sound with the blinking, bewildered look.

    It’s all good.

    Comment by wunelle — December 4, 2007 @ 2:50 am

  6. Penny cracks me. She reminds me of Nate in the morning.

    Comment by Inanna — December 9, 2007 @ 3:30 pm


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