They Draw and Cook; We Fish

We’ve been fishing a lot lately, it’s the perfect weather to do so, the fish are hungry and our pond in the backyard is nice and quiet. These next two photos are my favorite – the Scott and the kids are just so content waiting patiently for the fish to bite.


Sometimes, they’ll be out there for a couple of hours and then I bring them out a little picnic dinner.

[sidenote: The fish we catch in the backyard aren’t for eating unfortunately, which is why I have absolutely no interest in fishing at home – I don’t see the point of fishing if I can’t eat it!!! The community that takes care of the pond sprays some nasty stuff along the edge of the pond to keep the bugs or whatever away :-(]

[sidenote #2: yesterday we saw someone spray painting the mulch which just totally blows my mind.]

But at our friend’s Patsy and Charlie’s house, we catch to eat.

Oh! What is that?

It’s a puppy!! Seriously, that thing was a MONSTER. As tall as Nathan. The circumference of the catfish was bigger than my child’s waist.

And his mouth? Did you know catfish had tongues this big??

They bite too! Ouch!


That catfish may be massive, but at least it wasn’t as ugly as this one: 

It reminds me of Ziggy, the comic strip character that I loved way back in the early 80’s. But wow, this fish better have some good personality, he sure doesn’t have the looks! Found this on the 20 ugliest fish in the world. As much as I love fish, I don’t think I could eat any of them.

Since I don’t include all the giveaways in my RSS feed, I wanted to make sure you got to see this – I want to replace your entire spice collection! McCormick Gourmet is sponsoring this giveaway – don’t miss it!


Do you want to know what’s my favorite new recipe site? Check out They Draw and Cook, run by brother and sister team, Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell. They collect recipes from talented artists who illustrate recipes in art form. Over 1,000 recipes are currently in their database (fully tagged and searchable with interactive map) and they have a book coming out this Fall.

Here are some of my favorites:

Linguini with Grilled Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

French Toast by Yu hsuan (smallx2) Huang

Cookie Dough Cupcakes by Kimberly Smolkowicz

Caponata by Diego Haupenthal

Swampy Pasta by Jolanta Gil