Saturday around town..

Added to the garden..  We had missed starting sugar snap peas from seeds in Feb, but we found some starts at a nursery and decided to put them in anyway – better late than never!  We also got some strawberry plants for the planter boxes – they say they’ll yeild until October, so that should be fun!  http://www.birdsandbeespdx.com/  http://portlandnursery.com/

Went to Gramma’s Corner in Milwakie for breakfast based on pretty high Yelp review..  Hmmmm.  Not likely to do that again.  Wasn’t bad, just wasn’t anything special either – like an iHop.  Next time we’ll go with option B – “B” for Bob’s Red Mill!

Took a walk and did the loop trail around the rookery to get our steps in..  Saw where they’d added the final spans to the Sellwood bridge.  Won’t be long before they start taking down the old structure.  Stopped in the The Bottle Shop for a sip and a snack..  Enjoyed a bottle of Lady Hill Winery, Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (2013).  Quite good and a good value @ $20!  http://ladyhill.net/

Our neighborhood is so awesome!!

Had a crockpot of chili going most of the day which came out really well:

Onion, bell peppers, garlic, 3 cans of beans – black, pinto, kidney, small can of chilis, soyrizo (browned), box of crushed tomatos, box of beef broth.  Seasoned with cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper.  Let that cook for @ 3 hrs.  Then added potatoes, tomato paste, mexican oregano, a little sugar and salt.  Similar to the recipe on Epicurious for 2-bean and vegetable chili..  Top with some cheddar and sour cream – delish!  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/two-bean-chili-with-vegetables-1125

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