July 7th, 2012


First of the 'Maters....

True to form, my first few tomatoes never get a chance to get anywhere near yellow let alone red before I pluck them off the bush and fry them up green and delicious. No one makes better Fried Green Tomatoes than I do, Sorry, I am not the best cook on the planet, but I can cook the shit out of tomatoes dag nabbit! No limp, greasy 'maters from me! Crispy and yummy only.
I Fried up the first four tomatoes, with stuffed green peppers, mashed potatoes and fresh Cucumbers off my Vines for dinner.
Oh yes I am burping Veggies and loving it. I'm out watering them damn bushes every few hours to keep them alive. This heat wave is just sucking the life out of my succulent plants.
My Cucumbers want to wilt every three hours. (Cucumbers are not easy to keep alive, especially in heat waves or stormy summers, so far BOTH....)
I'm getting short and fat cucumbers but they taste good.
I'm worry about my apple trees I planted this spring. They are looking droopy. The peach trees are looking good, but the apple trees are being persnickety! 
I'm glad I didn't plant Carolina runner green beans or corn this year, they'd be dead vines in this summer weather. 
Love Red Heart

What's Your Guilty Collecting Obsession?

I have spent an insane amount of money over the years on Swedish Dala Horses. (even before my Hetalia obsession) I have 7 of them in varying sizes and the 2 inch one was in the region of $40 and the 8 inch fucker? You don’t want to know what I paid for that one. There is a reason I only own Seven, cheap they are not. Nor are there very many color varieties. You’re lucky to find ones that are not Red, White or Navy in color. My pink, Sky Blue and Christmas color Horses are really unique. And I tend to buy from Nils Olsson Hemslöjd AB because I love talent in this family owned business and everything they produce is hand crafted/painted. (They do special editions occasionally in unique colors. I love my 8” pink one (That was the one I spent way too much money on, (oh who am I kidding?). I think it was the prettiest I ever bought. But I love anything Pink!) Take a look at the pretty horses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tknY0Qiw3UA
I also have pretty much every Jareth (Labyrinth) figurine ever produced and a crap ton of little owl figurines. (I also have Loki/Thor and Ironman/Cap figures that end up in compromising positions daily thanks to my hubby! I’m always amazed at the creative sex going on, on my bookshelf!)
I’m not going into the Manga or anime knickknacks or the few plushies I own, I’m really picky for the most part on little things I buy. But I never met an Owl or Dala Horse I didn’t like!
So what’s your Guilty Collecting Obsession? What is the one thing you have a REALLY HARD TIME saying “No” to? What will make you eat Ramen Noodles for a Year or auction off a Kidney on E-Bay for?