Saturday, May 23, 2009

Akron Zoo

First trip of the year to the Akron Zoo. This is a small zoo, not a lot of large foreign species like elephants or giraffes, but it's a nice afternoon outing. They just opened a new jellyfish exhibit, which is amazingly beautiful and interesting. I can appreciate the beauty of jellyfish a lot more if they aren't brushing up against my leg in the ocean!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waldorf Turkey Burger Sliders

Waldorf Turkey Burger Sliders

2 lb ground turkey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup finely chopped granny smith apples
2 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 cup chopped apples
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 tsp salt

Garnish- 2 cups Romaine lettuce
12 small Italian buns

Combine all patty ingredients in a large bowl. Mix just until combined. Form into 12 patties. Grill to desired doneness, approx 5-6 minutes for medium.

In medium bowl, combine topping ingredients.Stir until combined.
Place finished burgers on buns. Top with apple topping and garnish with romaine lettuce.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hartville Flea Market

If anyone ever ends up in Northeast Ohio on a nice day, the flea market in Hartville is a fun place to visit. The biggest days are Monday and Thursday, but it's also open on Friday and Saturday. They have an indoor building, but I usually don't even go into the building because it's mostly new junk. I like vintage junk! You never know what the vendors outside might have on any given day, so it's a treasure hunt. They also have great prices on produce.
Today I bought vintage cookbooks, cherries, melons, and some new baking sheets. We'll probably head back on Memorial Day if it's nice. Holidays bring out acres and acres of vendors.

Stan Hywet Hall

Last week I went on a 4th grade field trip to Stan Hywet Hall in West Akron. This historic mansion was built by the Seiberling family, who started the rubber industry in Akron. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside. I would have loved to get some shots of the crystal/amber/amethyst chandeliers and the stained glass windows.
The gardens and grounds are beautiful. Made me want to get working on my own english garden.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


The lilacs are blooming, late spring is here (I hope)! I'd love to bring a vase inside, but the cats would just tear them to pieces.