Showing posts from October, 2012

Adobo Marinade

The Adobo Rub is one of my career making recipes.  it is simply foolproof and can be used on so many different things.   Adobo Rub Large Batch             Small Batch 2 c. ¼ c. Garlic, minced 1 c. 2 Tbsp. Paprika 1/2  c. 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt 2/3 c. 1 Tbsp. & 1 tsp. Cumin 3 Tbsp. 1 tsp. Cinnamon 3 Tbsp 1 tsp. Coriander, ground 4 c. 4 fl/oz. Vinegar 2 c. 2 fl/oz. Vegetable Oil -Combine all and allow chicken, pork, tofu  to marinate at least 20 minutes. -Grill to perfection. - Marinade can be held in refrigerator up to 30 days. We recently featured this grilled chicken on our southwest chicken salad.  It is also the perfect addition to a wrap or sandwich.  When working in the mountains it was our house marinade for all chicken served in the restaurant.  What will you use it on?

The work that pays the bills.

The new menu in the restaurant rolled out this week.  So far so good. Check out the kitchen blog to see some pics.  Keep in mind these are for employee use and not 100% awesome like I would have hoped. There will be new recipes soon. Apple Pomegranate Salad

Evening picnic setup

Late night entertaining This is proof that under most tablecloths there is something you don't want to see. This table is made of a full sheet of junky plywood propped up on double stacked, double wide milk crates.  It is the perfect height for the existing patio bench as well. We now have room to seet up to twelve people outside. If you look closely to the back you can see our free banquet chairs that happen to match the dining room set.

Fall wreath

Thank goodness for found items.

Pumpkin carving

I love a good non-traditional pumpkin carving.  Just picked up my pumpkin for the season.  Can't wait to carve it. Ready to setup the porch for some holiday charm.


Being in love with succulents is a strange affair.  They truly are plants that need no maintenance or watering, yet always look full of water. I have a great little succulent garden at the house that sits on my entryway rail.  It is so full of textures and variety that I catch myself looking at it every day just before I go to work. Earlier this week we took a feild trip around town to try to find some interesting succulents for a friends wedding favors.  While out and about I happened to take some fabulous photos of an agave plant that was at Blackhawk Hardware.    It was as if it was meant to be, perfect light, perfect plant, and a camera in my jacket pocket.  So instead of spending my rainy day couped up in the house watching movies, I stayed couped up in the house watching movies and creating this little guy.  The finished art is 5x7. F For some reason I felt compelled to do a VERITHIN under painting.  I think sometimes it helps me get past the initial shock of a blank pa