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Our Locust Tree Shines A Bright Green In The Evening Sun via Instagram

May 21st, 2020 No comments

Mini-mums after the rain via Instagram

May 19th, 2020 No comments

Beautiful Roses In The Garden Today via Instagram

May 18th, 2020 No comments

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Beautiful Roses In The Garden Today

Beautiful Roses In The Garden Today via Instagram

I stepped outside after some unreasonable rain showers today and caught these lovely rose blossoms. These were planted by the previous owners 23+ years ago and I don’t know the variety.

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So Cal Sky Shower Curtains, Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

May 16th, 2020 No comments

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – CDC US

May 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - CDC US

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

Wholesale restaurant supply chain opens to the public for the first time — I left with TP, milk, and more (photos/tips) via Boing Boing

April 13th, 2020 Comments off
For the first time in its 40-year history, Restaurant Depot has opened their doors to the public. The wholesale food service supplier has 135 locations in the United States and it just so happens there is one half a mile away from me. I have long wanted to check out, so, after hearing the news on Thursday night, I was in line first thing Friday morning. The promise of in-stock toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and food — at wholesale prices — was just too tempting. Here’s some of what I saw in my nearly two-hour shopping excursion.

Coronavirus Kitchen – One Pot Chicken Marsala

March 21st, 2020 Comments off

Tonight’s dinner was my own ”cheater” version of chicken marsala – one of Rosanne’s favorite dishes.

My version is a bit of a hodgepodge without a recipe but here my take.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 cup milk or 1/2 cup half-n-half
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Marsala Wine (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp oregano or majorum
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 lb spaghetti or other pasta
  • 2 tsp butter

Directions:

Heat olive oil in large pan with lid
Season chicken with salt and paper.
Dredge in corn starch and shake off excess
Fry chicken breast until mostly cooked through
Add onions and garlic
Saute onions and garlic
When lightly browned add spaghetti to pan
Add chicken stock, oregano, parsley, stock, marsala wine, milk, butter
Add more stock or water to cover spaghetti, if needed
Season with salt and pepper as desired
Cover with lid and bring to boil, then set heat to low
Simmer until spaghetti is almost cooked through
Remove lid, raise heat to medium and reduce sauce to consistency of your choice
Serve

Maps: Where LA And OC Families In Need Can Get Food While Schools Are Closed via LAist

March 20th, 2020 Comments off

Schools around Los Angeles and Orange counties have closed in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

As LAUSD officials pointed out, that wasn’t an easy decision, because many families depend on schools for meals, child care, and services for students with special needs.

“Our schools provide a social safety net for children,” schools Supt. Austin Beutner said at a Friday press conference. “The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time.”

We are compiling this list of resources for families who may need help, and we will update as we hear more. In many cases, particularly when it comes to school districts, meals will only be given to individuals 18 or younger who are there in person.

A Stunning Sky via Instagram

March 20th, 2020 Comments off

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A Stunning Sky

A Stunning Sky via Instagram

Captured During our anti-cabin-fever walk yesterday.

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Eucalyptus in the garden via Instagram

March 1st, 2020 Comments off

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Eucalyptus in the garden

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