Grass Grass Everywhere

Guinevere is enjoying her walk every morning.  We range through Tangletown, along the Minnehaha Creek Parkway, up and down the streets near our house.  Now that we’ve had some rain and warm weather, we have walking by LOTS of greenery.  Hostas, wild grape vine, irises, ferns, trillium, lilies, peonies, even creeping charley.  But what does Guinevere like?  Tall grass.  Not short grass, not even a long lawn, but tall grass that occasionally shows up in an untended garden, or in a spot that no one seems to be claiming (like the corner of an alleyway).  Whenever we come across tall grass, she always wants to take a chomp.  And she never mistakes any of the other abundant greenery for her favorite snack.  How does she do this?  Is it just the visual cue or does tall grass smell differently?  I can’t figure it out.

What item on a buffet can’t YOU resist?

34 thoughts on “Grass Grass Everywhere”

  1. it’s a digestive thing like with cats

    one of my dogs is a tall grass eater too

    my favorite buffet item is stone crab at the seafood buffet on the day at sea when there is no island hopping on our favorite family cruise

    the buffet opens at 11 and i was there with my bottle of wine waiting at my table for a glorious gorging on my 3 hour feast

    for three hours i sit and crack claws and pick through shells with a sip of wine every once in a while to wet my whistle ( you can tell it’s been a while i’ve been off wine for 6 years)
    i also have an arrangement where a small portion of each plate full goes into the stash that goes to the i room fridge and provides late night snacks as well and following day mid morning munchies and an extended stretch of nirvana

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  2. for more normal buffets i used to love muffelettas brunch and i’ve got a spot on las vegas for authentic chinese buffet where i’m the white guy the place
    at muffulettas it was the pasta the veggies and the bread
    at chinese buffet it’s egg rolls won tons and lo mein

    i forgot about cucumbers restaurant which is exclusively buffet and a great meal however my salad soup and non descriptive main course make it a questionable value
    that’s a problem with veggie buffets
    the meat eaters is what they base the price on so it’s a 16.99 offer which is expensive for soup and salad
    i have been to a sushi buffet and while i don’t do the dish the veggie stuff is great with a side of tempura vegetables

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  3. The ticks are really bad out here this spring. I hope Guinevere doesn’t pick any up in the long grass as she grazes. I haven’t been to a buffet for quite a while, but I find breakfast buffets tempting, and always take too much bacon.

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  4. Rise and Shine, Baboons,

    It is always the dessert that I cannot resist—especially cherry pie (if it made from the sour pie cherries (NOT pie filling).

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  5. Sausages. Can’t get enough breakfast sausages.
    Bacon is iffy. I don’t usually like the way buffets make them. But those free hotel breakfasts? I have to make myself not gorge on the sausages.

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    1. The bacon usually gets put in those steam table containers and goes limp. You’re right, sausage is a much more reliable choice at a buffet. Bacon is best if I cook it myself at home, where I can make sure it is done crisp.

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  6. I rarely do buffets, but I can pile on the bacon with the best of them. Also a sucker for a good potato salad, cheesy hash browns, and fresh fruit salad. Don’t even get me started on the dessert table!

    Chris in Owatonna

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  7. Oh let me count the ways! I usually say I’m going to take just salads, and if it’s a great buffet with lots of salad variety, that will stave me off for a while. I can usually skip the pastas, but anything eggy or cheesy I can’t resist. And desserts, well…

    Anyone in the Twin Cities remember Becky’s Cafeteria (Franklin and Hennepin)? Was still there when I first in Mpls. in late 70s…

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    1. I do remember Becky’s Cafeteria. I was there exactly once. For some reason I have it stuck in my head that it was church affiliated, I wonder if that’s true?

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  8. I think the only buffet left in Rochester is one of the pizza places; Zadeos. And it’s pretty slim; some garlic bread (which is really good by the way and another thing I have to limit myself on) Maybe spaghetti or maybe meat balls, then 2 or 3 pizza’s and some salad options.
    Old Country Buffet used to be sons favorite and he’d ask to go there for every birthday.

    I may have mentioned a Chinese place before. We called it the “HOW MANY CHINESE” because when you walked in she shouted at you HOW MANY. And if there was 6 sweet and sour pork in the bowl, when you took 3, she put 3 back in. They served a sweet dough ball something that was really good.

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  9. OT – There’s a tall teen-aged girl in the front yard across the street from me practicing what looks like some cheers. She’s all skinny arms and legs, jumping up and down and blissfully unaware that she has a rapt audience in me. Her pony tail is flying, and her cartwheels need some work, but she’s the breath of fresh air I needed just now. ❤

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  10. Det Store Kolde Bord, hands down my favorite buffet. When I worked at the hotel in Greenland, our daily lunch special was an elaborate one, and because of where we were located, it was heavy on shrimp. I love shrimp. At ALDI this morning they had frozen salad shrimp as an “ALDI find” item, and I snagged two bags. Now I just need to whip up some home-made mayonnaise, find a loaf of freshly baked French bread, some butter lettuce, and a chilled bottle of Sauvignon blanc and I’m good. No dessert needed, but if you insist, I’ll nibble on some grapes and chunks of cheese.

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  11. OT, I saw some photos on Facebook of the police presence in West St. Paul, protecting some businesses on Robert Street, in case the looting spreads. One of the photos was of several police cars in front of Hobby Lobby. I had to laugh a little, although it’s not really a laughing matter. But I just wonder how many looters will show up at Hobby Lobby to break the windows and abscond with artificial flowers and heart-shaped picture frames and yarn.

    At the buffet, a little bit of everything, thank you. And no chocolate is safe around me.

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    1. Looking at some of the photos from the ransacked stores in Minneapolis, it looks to me like the object of the vandalism isn’t to come away with something that the looters can use, but rather to express a fury that can no longer be contained.

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      1. I think that is true of Lake Street. I can’t imagine that Ingebretsen’s had much that anyone wanted to steal. But the stores that were ransacked in the Midway today seemed to be chosen for more opportunistic reasons. Big Top Liquor, for example. And the Target store has a liquor section as well. At this point it’s hard to tell who’s there for the protest and who’s just taking advantage of the distraction.

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        1. There is a post of Facebook that says the CVS on Robert Street was broken into. Don’t know if that is true, but if it is, It says less “I’m angry and incensed about injustice” than it says “I’m interested in scoring narcotics”.

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        2. Now they’re saying break-ins at Nowak’s (liquor), Metro PCS (electronics), and Foot Locker (athletic shoes). I don’t think anyone is protesting, it’s just looting.

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        3. Oh dear, sorry to hear about Nowak’s. The owners are a bunch of young Asian people, not exactly sure what their ancestry is, and they’re really sweet people.

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  12. Beets. Anytime I hit a buffet and there are not beets, I’m a little disappointed. I know I could just buy beets and have them at home but I never do. So I really really enjoy them when I find them on buffets.

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    1. There is nothing like a good beet salad.

      A tip I got from listening to Lynn Rosetto Kasper is to buy the golden beets. They don’t stain your cutting boards the way red beets do when you cut them up. If they are small you can just quartem and boil them and serve with some green and a little balsamic vinaigrette.

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  13. OT – I’m just wondering how Bill and Robin are doing? Hope the troubles on Lake Street haven’t spilled over into your residential neighborhood. Hope you’re both safe.

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    1. Yes. They are probably not in very direct danger, but the smoke from the fires can’t be pleasant. I heard the Auto Zone store burned to the ground; think of all that oil and rubber and antifreeze and batttery acid going up in smoke.

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    2. My son lives in the Seward neighborhood off of Franklin near MIlwaukee Ave.. They shop at those stores. Last night they could hear police helicopters overhead all day, although their immediate neighborhood was quiet.

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