I left Ken at the airport again today. He'll be gone for a week, and he has to go again two weeks from now. Waahh, I hate it. When I came home, I whipped myself up into a much needed cleaning frenzy. I didn't finish cleaning the whole house though, because my frenzies don't last long enough for that.
I used the Swiffer on our hardwoods for way too long. I knew better, but had let the convenience get the best of me. Since I abandoned the P&G-owned Swiffer some time ago, I really haven't gotten into using the ol' mop and bucket as often as I should. So I was thrilled to see that Method now has the Omop. I love Method's stuff. Everything I have used works great, and they are very clear about their policy on animal testing and animal ingredients. If they were nice enough to sell to companies other than Target and Lowes, then I would totally sell their products in our store.
But anyway... the Omop. I bought one today. It was easy to assemble, and the almond scented hardwood cleaner smells lovely. It was a little bit tough to push when using the cleaner and microfiber mop pad. I had to put some shoulder into it. But all and all, I like the Omop. I certainly don't feel guilty using it like I did the Swiffer. Oh, and whoever is writing the instruction booklets for Method deserves a batch of vegan cookies. Funny as hell.
Speaking of cleaning, I'm tired of Miles' smell. He needs someone to show him how to lick his butt, and that someone is not me. I purchased some of these, and promptly wiped his ass with them. It helped somewhat. Now he's kind of lemony.
Speaking of Miles, he's one of the reasons why I'm so tired during the day:
Miles sleeps on me in the weirdest positions. Many nights we put him in his room so we can sleep in peace, but after a few hours he starts clawing the door, and he's damaged the door to the point that we will need to replace it. The lil' bastard. It's a good thing he's so cute.
Hmm, food. I have some food pics stockpiled. Here are a few.
Tonight I wanted something light, since Ken and I had huge burrito bowls at Chipotle before the airport. So, I threw together some soup with udon noodles:
Frankly, it was like eating noodles in dishwater. I don't know what went wrong. The broth was a seemingly tasty blend of vegetable broth, tamari, garlic, onions, salt, and red pepper. Yet it had no taste. What a waste of noodles, broccoli, mushrooms, and edamame. But the picture makes it look tasty, with the steam and whatnot.
These are heart-shaped oregano biscuits:
I used a basic baking powder biscuit recipe. I think every cookbook has one, but I think I used a Sarah Kramer recipe this time around. I stuffed the batter into my heart shaped muffin tins, and made these cute little biscuits. We had them with the Leahey Chicken Noodle Soup. (Look! The soup has a five Cosmo Head rating! Ha.I never get tired of Moe in a hat.) The soup and biscuits were great, but this was during the time that my stomach was fucked up, so they didn't stick around for very long. But I do have fond memories of what was.
Here's a delicious pasta bake:
This is made with a current favorite of ours, the Tinkyada rice pasta. It tastes so much like regular semolina pasta, but without the heaviness and bloating. Anyway- this is cooked pasta layered with fresh spinach, red onions, basil, tomato sauce, Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella, and olives, baked to a gooey perfection. Basic but awesome. Speaking of Italian, I also tried my hand at vegan biscotti. I used a recipe from the latest online edition of Herbivore Magazine. This is chocolate dipped almond biscotti:
This was very delicious, but a bit crumbly. It was really hard to cut without it crumbling into pieces. The recipe called for anise, but I'm sorry. Anise is the devil's cologne, so no thank you.
One day I swear I will have a camera decent enough to take better food photos. Sheesh, and to think that I used to get paid to take pictures. How sad.
Okay, that's enough for now.