June 25th, 2013

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LA life...

So lately I've been spending a lot of time during the week doing very little, because my body is being incredibly uncooperative. But I'm saving my energy for weekends - I want to have a bit of a life. Our Sunday club nights are back, at a new location, which makes me happy. Good music and friends are worth the wait and the aftermath. And I get to dance for a bit, which is the one time I feel centered and like myself.

I also marched in LA Pride this year with the Bent-Con group. I cosplayed a gender bent Spider Jerusalem. Not really happy with the way the sunglasses came out (or the fact that I broke them), so I'll probably revisit them before Bent-Con. Collapse )

We also hosted a pair of BBQs Memorial Day weekend - Sunday was the LA/East Coast contingent, to celebrate Bellz' and Jody's birthdays. Monday was the rest of our friends. Both days were lovely, and I had lots of help getting ready/cleaning up and other people handled most of the grilling, although I was wiped out afterwards.

And this past Saturday evening was spent at Big Art Labs at another BBQ/gathering; this time for Bellz' and Jody's 20th 'Maniversery'. It was lots of fun even though I was feeling really crappy because the face!pain! would not quit; sorry if I seemed grumpy or anti-social at times everyone - I did my best.

I'm sometimes amazed that I have so many friends who are willing to be patient with me and help when I'm less than with it. I love and appreciate all of you! Especially T who has gone above and beyond lately as I fail to cope with this new face!pain!

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Garden, Recipes

T posted an album of pictures, mostly our garden here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.131149107093878.1073741828.100005963670709&type=3 - it's looking great!

We have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, beans, herbs, zucchini, and a grape vine all doing well this year. Tomorrow we'll have some of the tomatoes and cucumber with lunch.

Also, I gathered all my recipes under the tag: http://alumiere.livejournal.com/tag/recipe.

Lastly, as per request, the burgers I made Memorial day weekend...

Put 2 parts fresh basil and 1 part chives in the food processor with enough olive oil to turn into a paste. This is a really simple fresh pesto; it will keep in the refrigerator for about a week to ten days.

Mix 1/4 cup pesto into 2+ pounds of ground beef and shape into patties, about 1/3 pound each. Just before cooking, season liberally with salt and pepper. Grill to medium rare. Serve (with toppings of your choice).