Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Steak with sauteed garlic, onions & baked potatoes.

Preheat oven to 425.  Clean a russet potato.  Butter skin, salt with sea salt.  Place directly on oven rack unwrapped. Medium to small bake 40 minutes, large 60 minutes.  Puncture skin with fork once halfway through cooking and turn potatoes. 

Sautee one clove of garlic and one small onion on a griddle or large skillet.  While cooking, tenderize steak and rub with coarse ground pepper and sea salt.  When onions begin getting some scorching, put the steak on the griddle after clearing some space for it.  Sear the steak on both sides until blood starts coming up on top.  Continue to cook if you like it medium to medium  well, until juice comes out brownish clear on top.  Turn and cook the other side the same.  Make a small cut to check doneness.  Be sure to cook with suet (fat) attached to help steak stay moist. 

Plate with grilled onions/garlic on top and baked potato fixed to your liking.  You'll find the potato nicely flaky and the skin very tasty.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

At the old Woolworths Soda Fountain Sit-In Statue photos by Heather Pray

This park is actually called Reflection Square Park, also features some other cool statues, a water feature shown in one of the photos. The life sized soda fountain statue is by artist Georgia Gerber. This is a tribute to those brave souls who took a "seat" for human rights in the 1960's. This pocket park is where the old Woolworths Five and Dime store used to be. I am old enough to have visited the store as a child and sat at the actual soda fountain counter which was also known as a luncheonette.

These photos were taken by Heather Pray as our engagement photos. That handsome and debonair man is my much missed late husband, Thomas. The top photo is at the water feature in the same pocket park.

The park is on the South side of Douglas between Main and Broadway. There are many more interesting statues for art lovers, children, and young at heart alike. Be sure to take a walking tour.

For more information on this interesting piece of Wichita art work/park/history, check out the links below.