Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mah Jongg at the Lake

Sorry, friends. I've been out of touch.
Been making lots of soap to stay ahead so I could take time off and play Mah Jongg for a week at the lake.

And here I am!
At a lovely home on Owasco Lake in the Finger Lakes of NY State.

Playing marathon Mah Jongg and doing other fun vacation related stuff.
Be back soon.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gooseberries and Red Currants

Gooseberries and Red Currants in the CSA share.
Friends coming for dinner.
Too hot to bake.

Solution: Gooseberry Fool adapted with some Red Currant Puree.

Only a small pint of gooseberries, so I added some raspberries and some of the red currant puree....
I also tried the red currant vinaigrette. The jury's still out on that.
But the Fool was yummy....

Monday, July 4, 2011

here's what I think happened....

my cat chased the chipmunk into the pool

the cat couldn't get the chipmunk once he was in the he swam until he couldn't swim any longer...OR...he found a way out on the steps

Exhausted he rested while I went to get my camera

then he took off

and here's why I won't go into the pachysandra or tall grass to weed the garden:

yikes a snake
so afraid I'll step on one