So, after quite an absence, the Rice family has made another appearance in the Times.
Fun, huh? Although really, as anyone who has ever read the Times can attest, it's not too darn hard to get in the paper. You can send in a picture of yourself weeding your garden and they'll put it in. It's a friendly sort of paper.
(If you can't read it, the photo is of Curtis, Kathryn, Vivian and Dex following the newly painted "hoof prints" of the Babe the Blue Ox statue downtown leading to the Paul Bunyan statue at the Info Center.)
I've been making focaccia bread lately and it has been a big HIT with the whole fam. The recipe is here http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/focaccia-bread/Detail.aspx . I added some rosemary and a little more salt and omitted the mozzarella cheese. Very tasty.
Viv loved dipping the bread in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (The weird looking things in the oil are tomato seeds - the tomatoes were dipped as well.)
We've also been enjoying our basil quite a bit, as evidenced by this Caprese salad. I can't wait until we have our own tomatoes!