So it looks like the latest version of the itinerant yard guy is a no show; the grass is dog belly high and the “never go away” mint is beginning to devour the flowerbeds once again.

I swear, plastic flowers and cement have never looked so appealing to me as they do this morning.

And it rained over the weekend to boot.

Now, there was a time of life when I would relish the prospect of attacking the weeds and manicuring the lawn, planting the pretty flowers and dreaming of the abundance of a summer garden.

But that energy is gone like a kite run out of sting, slipping through the fingers and soaring away in Redmond’s eternal breeze, becoming a colorful postage stamp in the sky, then disappearing from sight altogether.

These day’s it’s down to a moment on the couch, a bit of warm soup, feet nestled in worn slippers one dog asleep on my toes, one behind the red chair and another at my side, the world spins outside my window with sweet slumber descending like a shade drawing slowly closed.


Enjoy the day, hug the ones you love,

George & Barb


Available only as individual plated entrees.

Includes choice of soup or salad with bread and dessert.


Pan Roasted Steelhead with black beans & Salsa                               15.50

Dipped in corn flour and quickly browned.

Served on a bed of chili simmered black beans with a tomato salsa.

White wine poached halibut with shrimp                                            16.50

Gently poached halibut fillet in a creamy white wine and caper sauce.

Garnish with sautéed shrimp.

Broiled fillet of salmon with ginger and soy                                       13.50

An oriental marinade, sparkling with ginger, broiled and served on a bed of thinly sliced vegetables tossed with a coconut curry.

Grilled Flank Steak                                                                                 13.50

Something good and beefy, with mushrooms and a rosemary brown sauce.

Grilled breast of chicken with a tropical salsa                                    13.50

Something light for the spring like weather.

Grilled then served over a bed of shredded vegetables with a dap of cocoanut sauce.

Finished with a fresh salsa of lime, jalapeño, mango and papaya.


The e-menu is reachable at

Thank you all for your support and do drop by our new retail space at 12th & SW Indian in Redmond for fresh and frozen grab and go meals.

Tate and Tate Catering LLC

1205 SW Indian Ave  •   Redmond, OR 97756  •  541-548-2512

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2 Responses to Gardening

  1. harness for dogs April 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear
    and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
    it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

    • George April 14, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      Ah, the memories of child hood-thank you for sharing!!

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