"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for Onions, Oatmeal and Oh my!


Onions are an important staple in our home!
A lot of our favorite recipes begin with
"first chop one onion".

Oatmeal! A great way to begin your day!
We prefer the Steel cut oatmeal to the dull flaky kind.
Add some raisins and Golden Lyme syrup for a real treat.

We were so surprised to see these birds
yesterday morning at the bird feeder.
Evening Grosbeaks- very gregarious, travel
in large groups and are monogamous!
I apologize for the blurry photo- but it was
the best I could do at the moment!
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  1. We eat a lot of oatmeal at our house, too, and many of our recipes also begin with "chop a large onion." :) Love the photo! What a great capture. ☺

  2. Lovely little birds, I like my oatmeal with golden raisens. MMMM!

  3. I do love me some oatmeal. But I am not a fan of onions :)

  4. This is a really interesting post that I enjoyed very much!


  5. I love onions and the birds are awesome. You can have the oatmeal. Never have cared for oatmeal. Okay, I'm not a cereal person at all.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

  6. Anonymous3:34 PM

    One summer I went off to camp, and everyone there was hardcore, "if you don't cook it on the fire, you don't eat it". So it was oatmeal every morning. And I hated it. But I love the oatmeal flavored Poptarts! :)

  7. Running out of onions is a sin here.

    Lovely birds!

  8. Mrs. C. makes a great oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

  9. I'm not a fan of oatmeal, but I eat it. Good for the cholesterol. Onions - not a problem! I think we eat them every day.

  10. You folks do eat healthily. Well done!
    Birds are always a difficult capture. You did well - better than most of my mess ups....
    Have a nice day.


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