Friday, August 23, 2013

Tiger Swallow

My butterfly bush attracts all kinds of little moths and butterflies.  I went out one evening and got a treat.  A Tiger Swallow.  This is a female according to the pics on Wiki.  She was very tolerant to my presence.


 I hated that she had little tears in her wings but I guess they manage.  Maybe a bird tried to get a hold of her or maybe she crash landed in a rough bush.  Either way she was beautiful and welcomed in my garden.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pasta Salad with Poached Shrimp and Lemon-Dill Dressing

I was just flipping through Pinterest and saw this pretty pasta salad.  I love shrimp and had all the ingredients on hand so I figured this would be nice for lunch.  I got the recipe here.  
It was ok.  For me very lemony.  I think what my mistake was was that I used bottled lemon juice instead of fresh.  I also only had dried dill, not fresh. 
I think I might like to try this again and follow the recipe exactly. 

The dressing mixed up.

My skrimps.

Skrimps in the dressing.

Finished product.

After thinking about it, I think one thing that kind of turned me off of it was just the fact that when I think "pasta salad" I think mayo based.  The pasta in the dish was really dry to me and I'm thinking a little mayo would make it better.  I'm also thinking same salad but without the pasta.  Maybe some more veggies like green peppers and carrots.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Foaming Hand Soap

I love foaming hand soap.  I usually get it when they go on sale.  I learned though that it's not the soap that makes the foam but the pump in the bottle.  Once you have the bottle, you can make it cheap as dirt.

Get some hand soap.  This bottle was about 3$

This is the pump.

Fill your bottle about 1/3 of your soap.

 And fill the rest with water.


And there you have it.

Foamy hand soap!