Thursday, January 18, 2018

Worth the never know... be brave.

It was a new to me view.  The climb was only about 22 stories cut short by my fatigue. I was already 69 stories into a hike down  from Clementine.  Thus making the end total for that day 100 stories/floors 1200 ft elevation gain.  For novice trail gal (me) that was a lot and a goal achieved.   January 14th, 2018.   It’s beautiful to look up and be so alive. (The whole point of being out there is to live and feel alive).   It was  also very cool  (magnificent) to see the perspective of previous hikes on the other side base to top. It was a chance taken on a random brave, take courage and feel alive. New views and  a different angle of the sun on my face.  I feel grateful.  Thank you God and Earth­čî×

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Easy Cross Rib

I don’t have a recipe.  I just  went peeking online to see what others do with cross rib.  My usual go to for roast beef is boneless chuck roast, cooked in sauce or shredded for Mexican food.  This was a new venture and I wanted it to turn out well.  (also to practice on a less expensive piece of meat than Prime Rib).

I rubbed balsamic vinegar on the roast and then made a paste with rosemary, fresh pressed garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil and smeared all over the roast.  I’d like to give credit for a recipe, but I checked several sites and this was just my version of what I came up with after reading many.

I put it on the baking / broiler rack at 475 for 15 minutes. (online tips varied from 450 to "as hot as your oven will get).  Then I cooked at 350 for 45 mins.  My thermometer read 125 when I took it out.  I put it in a foil “tent” for 30 minutes.

While all that was going on, I steamed sliced red potatoes.  I also steamed carrots separately.  I did them separately because I do not like everything to taste like carrots or carrot juice and I did not want mushy potatoes.

Then I mixed the potatoes and carrots with a can of golden mushroom soup (I know, this is a cheaty hack...but this was after work on a Monday... #workingwoman). I added a soup can of water also.  Then simmered with salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and celery salt for about 10-20 minutes. 

Next time add wine to the sauce and skip celery salt. My roast was 2.25 lbs.  The tips that I  had read online said that after the 15 minutes time at high heat temp, to figure about 20 mins per lb. (I think  this was a good tip for a medium rare roast).  I think the meat looks more red in my pictures than in actual reality.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

healing humans

healing humans

as the beautiful canyons are the cracks of the earth, broken humans are beautiful,
notice them

healing humans are like the mended breaks in pottery as the glue dries,
handle gently

to wound a healing soul is like stepping on a weary small child,
be kind

as their wounds bleed out, do not give up, God has not forgotten them,
have patience

as the Great Teacher reminds us, "Love each other as I have loved you."
love them
 Toni Coker-Gomez 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

December food .... 

Banana Cream Pie


Sourdough bread

Friday breakfast glory

Cheesey Potatoes

Pantry X-mas dinner

Classic pepperoni

Pepperoni w/green olive and feta


And with fried rice

Any questions.. post on my blog. 

Happy New Year.. eat well and in good company. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sunset of the big sky - beautiful nature. 

It was a beautiful cold jog/hike by Folsom Lake, CA.

The big sky, drought, flood, receding shore and smooth quiet water left a stark beauty to a familiar landscape.

Many familiar decades of my life spent here and it is the same and yet ever changing. 

Today another view, temperament, effect. Nature shows off her changes, wounds  and pours out beauty.

Let us be like nature and flower and be beautiful, under all the effects and changes of life. 

***sorry about the poor editing, tired before bed. Edited about 10 times for clarity. True story. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Love Toni


Each day we rise and fall emotionally to life’s crescendos, life is music imitating life. Love and Music Toni