Sunday, May 07, 2006

mixed nuts

Here is the picture that I wanted to post a couple of weeks ago on my Dad's birthday. It is from last summer and we are at Marine World. Looking at it I am amazed at how much the kids have changed in the last 10 months. I think that my parents are going to be quite surprised at how grown up they are this year. I will try and remember to take a picture in the same place this year so we have something to compare it to.

it took me so long to post this picture because for some reason ,completely unknown to me, all of my summer vacation 2005 pix ,landed in a different file than all the other pix. I could only ever find them on accedent. I had my husband reunite them the last time I happened upon them and he was home at the same time!


I found a new vegetable, well new to me. I discovered ,while visiting Anja , that I love raw kohlrabi. I had only ever eaten it cooked and found it kind of slimy. I always ate it when it was on my plate ,but certainly never bothered to buy one and cook it myself. We also never ate it at home. This surprises me as I am from Califonina and my Mom is big into vegetables. I would always choose to eat broccoli, for instance, over an apple. Anyway ... While I was visiting Anja ,she cut up a kohlrabi and set it out and I discovered a "new" low fat, healthy snack. Yea!! Does anyone know if it is called kohlrabi in English ?


It is Formula One Sunday which means that in spite of the lovely weather ,we will be spending some time in front of the TV. We did however manage to get in a good...


walk. The dog was quite exited when she saw us putting on our tennies and ball caps. We had quite a nice walk and met a lot of families on bike's. The only problem was that it is quite windy and as we were going over an overpass my hat flew off. It landed on the "schnell strasse" below" . It is one of my favorite ballcaps- I think that is sort of a dumb statement because if I didn't like it I guess I wouldn't wear it -or even have it... Anyway, there are some stairs down to the street and we went down and Michael risked life and limb to rescue my hat. It didn't even get run over.

No peanuts ,because Patrick is allergic, and no hazelnuts because, I think they are yucky :-)


Cindy said...

It's good that you found your pics...I hate that when you know they are there somewhere but can't find them!

Kohlrabi...yes, it is called that in English. I haven't had that in ages, but I do remember that it was quite good!

Barbara said...

Hazelnuts are awful, I agree. And they seem to be in everything over here.

I love raw kohlrabi. I wonder if it's hard to grow?

Von said...

The kids get to be young adolescents and they grow very quickly! My twins seem to have grown several inches in the last few months, now almost as tall as I am.
We used to eat kohlrabi when I was little - Mom grew it in our garden so I don't think it's very difficult to grow.
Husbands come in handy now and then, don't they, lol!!

Dianne said...

That's a nice photo and your boys have really grown a lot!
My mother-in-law introduced me to kohlrabi. She grew it, I've grown it and it's a lot like radishes, don't you think? I can't remember seeing it in the grocery store at all lately and Brian likes it.

Dianne said...

Kohlrabi seems to need sandy soil.
Hazelnuts seem to be best surrounded by chocolate!