Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More sun, please...

Enjoying a very sunny day...but they're talking about snow Thursday and Friday. Enough already!

It's almost April for heavens sake!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

morus helleborus

Here are the results of my pruning. Hope I didn't overdo it. We'll see how they look in a couple of weeks. More about these lovelies here.

Sarah and I will be celebrating the Vernal Equinox @ Perilla when spring (and this post) arrive tonight at 7:21 PM

Saturday, March 19, 2011

7:21 PM

Sunday night....Spring arrives here in the Hudson Valley.

Here's proof in my garden:
So this newly sprouting Hellebore (lovely in pink!) has all kinds of old worn leaves around it....
here's what to do about that!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The tiles were in my favor.....

So, I had my Mah Jongg mojo on yesterday at the Manhattan Mah Jongg Tournament.

Came in first. Didn't see that coming!

It was a fun weekend. Went into the city on Sat. afternoon with Barbara. Met Rachel for dinner and stayed at the Marriott East Side. Got up early Sunday for the tournament in the West Village.
We've been there a few times...always fun!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

cooking day

Caught up on soap?? That hardly ever happens....but what an opportunity to cook all afternoon.

I was out last night and the hostess served a delectable Irish Soda Bread with dinner. Just happened to have all of the ingredients so started with this. Don't even bother with a recipe that doesn't have buttermilk. Then made Turkey Scaloppine for tonight's dinner. I did adapt this recipe a allspice or thyme...just salt and pepper. Don't think I'll add extra calories with cheese. Maybe I could call it Turkey in Wine Mushroom Sauce.And finally....cooked chicken to make my recipe for tomorrow night's pot luck at my house. It will be a chicken and brown rice casserole....eventually.
The bread is out of the oven and cooling...and I'm about ready for a cup of tea and a sample!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1 and Basil

Could it be that this sage survived the winter we had? Found it when I ventured out into the yard this morning. Can spring be far behind?

I celebrated by taking a full size* bar of basil soap into the shower as a special treat....because is smells like spring to me.

*we usually only use small ends of cut logs....our 'family soap' that we can't sell.