22 June 2009

Happy Summer

When I think of Summer, one of the many things that I think of is a nice sunny day at the ball park. Don't let the picture fool you. We are die hard Chicago Cub fans in this house. This picture was taken last July when the Cub's played the Cards.

It was a pretty laid back weekend around here for a change. Between jobs, the business and everything that life brings, we are usually very busy. This weekend though we decided to take time to relax.

The weather was HOT. We've been under a heat warning for the last three or four days and this is supposed to continue at least the rest of this week.
The changes in the weather patterns and the intensity of all the various storms are kind of scary to me. I've noticed that the weather is a topic on many peoples minds as I read postings on other blogs.

This winter we had a much colder than normal season and a lot more snow than is the 'norm' for this area.
Now we've been having much higher than normal temp's and when it storms, they are so much more intense than usual.
It has been so hot here, my cilantro has already shot up and is basically useless, plus for SOME reason, my mum is blooming.

Saturday I made hot sauce using some of the peppers that are growing like crazy on our patio.
In the afternoon hubby and I went to Applebee's for a quick appetizer before going to see The Taking of Pelham 123 starring Denzel Washington. It was a pretty good movie. Not to mention I love sitting in a cold, dark theater when it is 100 degrees outside.

The rest of the weekend we just hung out and relaxed.


1 green pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
2 jalapeno or cayenne peppers chopped
(add desired amount of seeds depending on how hot you want it)
5 or 6 cloves of garlic chopped
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Put all ingredients in blender or processor and blend until a smooth consistency.

We us it on picadilly, chili, spaghetti or other tomato based pasta dishes or Mexican dishes.


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