X Y and Z
X is for Xeriscaping. This is an idea I have been rolling around in my head for our front yard. We live in a desert region and water is always an issue, we are seemingly always in or quite near in a drought situation. There are lots of beautiful plants that are considered native to our area that will make for a beautiful curb appeal. It may well be time to move from dreaming to some planning.
Y is for Yolks.
Hubby's all-time favorite cake is angel food. A yummy cake that is light, tasty and fat-free! But what to do with all of those yolks? Having recently purchased this book, I decided to try my hand at garlic aioli. I was not successful, but not for lack of trying.
First I used the food processor but with a heavy hand, I added the oil too quickly and the sauce 'broke'. Next I tried whisking by hand. This is NOT for the weak of biceps and triceps (which would be ME!) Having a back-up whisker in the house to take over would be a good plan.
I stopped, consulted the Internet for tips and learned that while you cannot repair a 'broken sauce,' it can be incorporated into a new attempt.
Three isn't always a charm. My third attempt went better but in the end just wouldn't hold. So rather than waste more olive oil, I just quit. . . .for the time being - I shall try again someday. But the rest of those yolks would be pressed to better service in a custard.
Z is for Zillow.
A fun website whether you enjoy keeping up with real estate in your area, want to follow the value of your home, or just look up the house you grew up in to see what the yard look like these days. (I know you can do that on Google maps also - but there is so much more information to be had with Zillow.) It is one of my favorite websites.
Now I've shared my ABC's. Thanks for playing along with me.
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