bacon and jalapenos make for a simple and tasty way to spruce up a hotdog ( we love organic prairie’s 100% grass-fed organic hotdogs ).
simply cut a line down the length of the hotdog deep enough to fit several slices of jalapeno. precook some bacon so it’s tender enough to wrap around the hotdog. then secure the bacon with some toothpicks. cook on medium heat on a grill until the hotdog is hot and the bacon is crisp.
top with sweet pickle relish and mustard.
served with homemade fries spritzed with apple cider vinegar for a Delicious Flavor Bonanza ®
we’re out and about chasing the wind with the kite aerial photography rig and odin grabs the dslr and follows me around shooting away. it didn’t take long before he starts shooting selfies.
“poppi, i never told anyone but i’d really like a camera like this. i think i’d like to take more pictures.”
he takes a ton of photos with his ipod but he thinks the pictures on the DSLR look much better and likes how he can have more control. i think our future will be filled with photowalking adventures!
and in case you’re wondering day 253 was the first time he took a picture with the DSLR and day 1000 he shot his first selfie ( before they were called selfies ).
it’s impossible to convey the beauty of the view from the top of the ridge just a mile from my desk at organic valley. maybe a picture is worth a thousand words.
the view of the classic driftless region geography makes for quite an energizing “out and back” lunch run even on a dull day, all the more so when it’s sunny, green and lush.
do yourself a favor and view large on a big screen.
my motivation isn’t synthetic. and now, neither is my recovery shake
26 grams of protein never tasted so good. also, lactose free.
yes i’m an organic valley brand manager so i’m a bit of a partisan, but i really do love this stuff and so does odin – so much so that we have a bit of trouble keeping it stocked in the house!
if you’ve ever made a product then you know how hard it is to go from the idea to an actual thing without making compromises along the way. if it were easy to make a great tasting, organic, high protein recovery shake with a short ingredient list and no words you can’t pronounce, then somebody would have done it already. i couldn’t be prouder of the super team who made this A Real Thing.
we’re still getting it stores, so if you’re interested tell your local, favorite store you’d love to have it on the shelf. if you have a whole foods or ncga coop nearby there’s a good chance you’ll find it there. also available via amazon fresh and fresh direct. of course, you can always check our product locator for more locations.
if you try it, i’d love to hear what you think.
out on the first 7 mile leg of a 14 mile run in coolish temperature and fog while listening to breathe by minnesota and i had a thought that if it was on infinite jukebox i could possibly maybe have just forrest gumped it and just kept going and going and going…
update: putting more thought into it and i think going with something closer to this design might be the way to go.
now that the more supportive supports are in place, the next project is to make safe staircase. a ladder is just asking for trouble, especially when you ascending and descending at night in the dark while watching movies.
i think a spiral staircase would look great and not take up as much space a regular stairscase. i’m going to try and follow a modified version of this plan build mostly from wood and not metal (except for a few important parts ).
and you can help me build it! i need a metal plate that fits curve of 4″ pole with 1″ hole in center and 5/8″ ( maybe 3/8″ ) holes at corners. i could custom fab them but that would get spendy with number of them that i need.
surely such a thing must be available at specialty plumbing/electrical shops?
irregardless regardless, we love her. she’ll take and eat anything but especially loves not quite ripe tomatoes.
that’s a pile of about 8 or 9 tomatoes in front of her.
speaking of grassmilk i have long thought i should start a recipe series for “things that pair well with a Big Glass of Grassmilk”. i guess now is as good a time as any
make a chocolate mayonnaise cake and top with whipped cream frosting ( you could use something other than organic valley heavy whipping cream, but really, why? ). grab a glass of the cream on top grassmilk.
enjoy the perfect pairing. very much odin approved.
every day since we launched our 100% grass-fed, cream on top grassmilk, i’ve heard from loyal fans who wanted a screw cap on the carton so they could shake up the “cream on top” milk to get the cream mixed back in without spraying milk all over the place which would happen if you didn’t very precisely pinch the entire old school gable top opening. seriously, if you call in to our consumer hotline or email a comment, i read it. every. single. one
and so, i’m happy to announce you’ll be seeing caps on the grassmilk that’s in stores east of the rockies ( sorry west cost folks, we’re still working on it for you ).
an added bonus in our household is that we can lay the cartons down after opening which is super useful when the space available for standing up a carton is occupied, as is often the case in our fridge.
walking along and this leaf catches my eye and for whatever reason i first think of leaves of grass and then wonder what the latin word is for change. ah, right, mutatio. random neural firing remnants of a liberal arts education i suppose.