Friday, July 27, 2018

Toaster Oven, Dosage, Bowling,

Grrr. Unbelievable. I just phoned about my toaster oven. The one I had is obsolete so they had called for another, turns out that too is obsolete and nobody had bothered to inform anyone else, so the order for my replacement was just hanging out there!!!! I have agreed to accept a slightly smaller unit. So I am supposed to get an email next week with the tracking number.

Now I am having a problem with some pills Matt has been on for blood thinning for about 3 years or so. The doctor has suddenly reduced the dosage. Sorry, no, these were originally prescribed by the cardiologist because Matt is prone to TIAs or mini strokes. Why she never said anything about it when I was in her surgery getting the refills I can't imagine.

Went bowling this afternoon. Disaster. I am blaming the pain in my legs. Yesterday I bowled an average of 157 over three games, today the highest I got was 121 and that was a struggle. I told the son running the alley that I would probably not bother to bowl on Thursdays until I got this marijuana I am going on about. At least during league play, there are 4 of us on the team and one gets a bit of a break each time.

This was not the first Beet Salsa I found, but the website would not let me copy without registering, I proceeded to do so and guess what, they wanted a Zip Code and would not take a Postal Code. Got news for you, there are countries outside the US.

Roasted Beet Salsa

4 medium beets
4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tsp shallots, finely diced
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp jalapeno, finely diced
1/2 tsp garlic clove minced
1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
2 tsp lime juice

1. To roast beets:

2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3. Trim the tops off the beets and drizzle with the olive oil. Season the beets with salt and pepper, wrap them in aluminum foil individually and roast until tender, about 40-60 minutes(depending on how large they are). When cool enough to handle, peel the beets.

4. While the beets are roasting, place the shallot, jalapeno, ginger, garlic, mint, cilantro, lime juice and 6 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl and stir to combine.

5. When the beets are done, carefully remove the foil. Let cool, and then peel the beets by slipping the skins off with your fingers. Dice the beets and add salsa mixture, stirring to combine. Taste for seasoning.

6. Great served with fish or eaten alone as a salad! Another suggestion is to eat it with Goat Cheese and Crackers or to use it as a topping for Brie baked in phyllo.

Servings: 4

Source: Genius Kitchen

Have a great day


  1. How annoying about the pills - and the toaster oven. Makes you wonder where some people's minds are at times but you expect better of doctors, don't you.

    That beet salsa sounds yummy. I've got a lot of beets coming on in my garden because we both like them so I'll be trying that. Might try microwaving them instead, though, since cooking wrapped in foil isn't really roasting them, more like steaming. Mind you they are delicious baked alongside other root veggies so maybe that's the way to go. Decisions, decisions.

    1. It does Helen.

      Microwaving the beets sounds like a good idea.

  2. Sounds like it was 'one of those days' for you. We all have them.

    1. Yeah, I guess it was Denise. I seem to be having a lot of them lately.

  3. How quickly do toaster ovens become obsolete, anyway?

  4. How are you going to take this marijuana? Pills, capsules, cookies or are you going to smoke it?

    1. Capsules I think Pinky. I certainly would not smoke it, I gave up smoking a looong time ago, don't want to start that again.

  5. Hey Jo! We don't own a toaster but we do use our air fryer to make toast and reheat things. Have you tried that? I also use a dry cast iron to make toast. Both options work great.

    Sorry to read that you're having problems with Matt's pills. Ack.

    Very weird about wanting a zip code. Stores here do that in-person because they want to see how far people drive or how local they stay.

    Hope the weed helps your pain. This would be wonderful.

    1. Not tried toast in the air fryer - never thought of cast iron pan to make it either. This pills thing has blown out of proportion, more coming up. Trouble is Ivy, we don't use zip codes but postal codes which are different. I hope it does too.