Fig leaf vs.agave; aphid vs. auto; Ashcroft sans arugula

I had to Google to get it straight, but John Ashcroft was W's Attorney General who had that problem with nude statues.  Fig leaf placement is so important!  Location, location, location!

The sculpted female below seems to be looking over her shoulder up the DART light rail line for the next train.  Not sure about the nudity policy for mass transit, but I saw some riders pushing the line on the NYC subway last spring. The statue is in the Woman's Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

Mass aphids is an altogether different problem.  These little critters are on all my patio plants, a-wiggling and a-jostling and trying to get a free ride.

Don't you know how to spell "vinaigrette"?  No.

Don't you know the meaning of propriety? 

Eunice: Don't you know the meaning of propriety? 
Judy: Propriety; noun: conformity to established standards of behavior or manner, suitability, rightness, or justice. See "etiquette." 

Fig Vinaigrette more or less from a recent Dallas Morning News:

1/4 cup olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic
3 T fig jam, or Ms. Janie's Fig/Raspberry/Lemon jam
1 T white wine or water

Blend until smooth.  Add salt and ground pepper to taste.

© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

No aphids here yet, but it's supposed to go up to the 60s today! Thanks for the recipe!


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