Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Olive Oil Crust
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Very Cold Water
1 Beaten Egg
Carefully place the rolled out crust into the pie pan, turning the edges over and fluting slightly.
The filling will puff slightly and turn brown as it bakes.
When a toothpick inserted into the center of the quiche filling comes out clean and the top is golden brown, remove it from the oven and cool for a few minutes on a wire rack.
Cut the quiche into six wedges and serve. Individual wedges freeze very well and can be reheated in the microwave or a traditional oven to be enjoyed later.
A delicious combination of flavors!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
With the last load being dumped into one of the other trucks and this field finished, the rush would still be on to finish the remainder of fields with their acres of corn standing while clear skies remain overhead.Lots of gears to shift through on this truck, and even more dials on its dash.
Friday, October 17, 2008
As a single parent, she served human resources departments in Santa Cruz, California and Spokane, Washington before taking the law school admissions test and attending Gonzaga Law School. She completed two years before failing health made it necessary to withdraw and let go of her dream. She then moved to Anacortes, Washington to be near her family. She served Celebration Lutheran Church as secretary and also did volunteer work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Anacortes School District.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amee and Dan Barber, and grandson, Lucas, of Big Lake, Washington; son Matthew Craig of Bellingham, Washington; mother, Jackie Y. Burns, of Burlington, Washington; father and step-mother, Don and Barbara Harmon, of Seattle, Washington; step-father Ed Burns of Bothell, Washington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Cheryl Harmon of Port Hueneme, California and Zac Harmon and Carol Gregersen of Long Beach, California; sister and brother-in law, Shari and Jim Weaver, of Anacortes, Washington; step-brother, Randy Burns, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and step-sister, Lori Beetchenow, of Omak, Washington with whom she was especially close. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember receiving flat mail from "Auntie Catherine" - cards filled with anything and everything that would fit into an envelope.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1-1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cups Raisin
Heat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix until very well blended. Add the flour and stir until completely blended. Fold in the oatmeal and raisins. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Butter the bottom of a glass and dip it in sugar, then gently press the top of each ball of cookie dough down until just slightly flattened, re-dipping the buttered glass in the sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. These cookies remain slightly chewy after cooling and are absolutely delicious.Putting most of the cookies into containers and freezing to share with friends on another day, my adapted cookie recipe turned out great and I sure enjoyed the wonderful oatmeal cinnamon aroma in my kitchen!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yellow leaves line one side of the trail.One of our favorite signs!
My favorite tree on Little Squalicum Beach. More fall colors seen on the trail today.
For more information about the Bay to Baker Trail and other connecting trails within the Bellingham Greenways program, refer to the Bellingham Trail Guide available through Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Bellingham.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Maria entered into rest on October 09, 2008 in Bellingham, Washington.
Mother - Elizabeth Dalagan
Father - Victoriano B. Dalagan
Son - Gabriel Cole
Siblings - Tony Dalagan and Josephine Parento-Dalagan (aka Honeybee)
Education - University - UC Berkeley
Photos taken during the Taylor Dock dance, August 30, 2008.
Good-bye my dear friend, Maria Dalagan Cole, good-bye.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
First I considered making a pumpkin soup to serve on a chilly evening, then continued to think about all the different, delicious dishes I could create with a pumpkin. Finally, I decided on pumpkin bread. I felt pumpkin bread would make that little pumpkin go the furthest so that not only would I enjoy the pumpkin, but I would have plenty to share as well. I set to work, cutting the pumpkin in half to remove the seeds and stringy fiber from its center.
After a quick trip to the grocery store to procure brown sugar and chocolate chips, I gathered the ingredients.
Taste tester Kriss has indicated that this batch of bread is delicious without butter - and should be heavenly with.