Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cowboy Caviar

I spent four days up north visiting friends this summer.  Since I hate to arrive empty handed I brought along Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies (yes...they ARE OUTRAGEOUS) and Cowboy Caviar.  I have no idea why it's called Cowboy Caviar...the beans perhaps?  Both were a huge hit.  You can find the Outrageous brownie recipe on the Barefoot Contessa website.  Thought you'd enjoy the Cowboy Caviar recipe too.

Cowboy Caviar

1 Can black beans, drained
1 Can Black-eyed peas, drained
1 Can whole kernel corn, drained
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
Handful of cilantro, finely chopped

1/2 Cup olive oil
3/4 Cup sugar 
1/2 Cup cider vinegar

Biol oil, sugar and vinegar for three minutes.  Cool.  Mix dressing with vegetables.  The longer it marinates the better it tastes.  Serve with scoops


Monday, August 20, 2012

Window Box

I tried Dragon Wing Begonia in the window box this year...with great success.  This is s shady location until later in the day so not everything will flourish.  Dragon Wing Begonia's have never failed to perform.  And, combined with sweet potato vines, I'd say it's a winner!

Wait...what's that I see in the window?'s Gracie...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

You Can't Take The Boy out of the Man

Had a complaint from a loyal follower (love all 9 of you guys).  A one word comment:  "....yawn."  I get want more, interesting, exciting posts. it is!  Mr. A has purchased a Honda Metropolitan scooter!  Now....Mike wants one too!

I'm off to buy lots of bandages and antibiotic cream!  Stay tuned!