Thursday, August 15, 2013

A word for you:

 Pronounced: kon-too-mey-shuhs

 Contumacious is from the  Latin word contumāx (stubborn, obstinate)

Stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.
Or stubbornly resistant to authority; willfully obstinate

"She sat still, looking a little contumacious, and very much indisposed to stir."  
~Charlotte Bronte, Shirley

contrary, pigheaded, factious, refractory,  
headstrong, intractable.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mushrooms for the Freezer

 We like to buy the big package of fresh baby bella mushrooms at Costco, lightly saute them in butter (don't crowd the pan!), and pack them into the freezer for later's very handy and inexpensive that way. 

Note: place a wad of plastic-wrap between the mushrooms & the lid, to protect them from frost.  It's easy to dig out just the right need to defrost first.