Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kindle Fire, Cooking CSA Box #5, The Stages of Snuggling

In honor of my new job I finally got myself a Kindle Fire. I even managed to order it on Fat Tuesday so I got my indulgence in right before Lent started.

My first book purchase? "To The Nines." Yes, another Stephanie Plum book. Not really a literary masterpiece maybe, but always entertaining.

I love how you can look just about anything up on the Internet such as "can I read my Kindle in the bathtub" and you find tons of people out there with your same concern and with their own experiences and solutions.

Thanks to the Internet, my Kindle Fire was used in the tub safely in a Zip lock.

This week was week 5 of my CSA subscription. My most favorite thing in there is actually the Burdock Root. I don't even have a recipe for it, I tend to use it in stir-fries.

There was no cabbage in this box (phew) but I did get a lot of greens, carrots, onions, fennel, cauliflower, and other items.

I roasted up the Cauliflower, some carrots, and another bag of shallots from last week and tossed with a double batch of Lemon Tahini Sauce. It came out wonderful. This is a dish I am very familiar with and always enjoy. The shallots added some bite, but I found them good.

This week also included fennel which was much harder for me to deal with. I am not a huge fan of fennel flavor or smell. I settled on this Carrot and Fennel recipe and it is OK. The problem is definitely me. I will say that roasting down the fennel and adding Almond Milk definitely mutes the anise flavor.

And finally. Enjoy these stages of snuggling photos...


  1. Congrats on the Kindle! Which one did you get? I'm not a tub person so I've never thought of using mine there but I think a well sealed zip lock is a perfect idea. Those snuggle pictures are so sweet.


    1. I got the Kindle Fire HDX 7". I left the ads on and didn't do any extra G3 or G4 networks. No extra memory. It is working great.

  2. That's wonderful you bought yourself a Kindle. I haven't been tempted as I prefer the feel of an actual book in my hands. I did get my senior citizens discount at the Salvation Army when I bought some books the other week...even though I'm not a senior citizen!

    Now look, I just ate lunch and you're making me hungry! Darn you! ;-)

    I hope you snuggled right up after you took those pictures. Have a great Sunday!!!

    1. You know, I thought I wouldn't want one either, but it has been nice. And I have already figured out checking out from the library.

      I have learned not to interfere when Leela and Nim are having a moment. :)

  3. Leela gave you "the look" and then settled in to her nap ;)

  4. Love the ziplock idea and yeah, isn't it cool that whatever weird question you have someone has already thought about it and posted ideas on the web? What always cracks me up is how google can even guess the weird question I'm going to ask when I'm a few words in, letting me know I'm not the only one.

    Love the snuggle pics too!