Thursday, September 16, 2010

New computer

It was the perfect day for a walk to my favourite hangout for lunch; a nice sunny day, the sidewalks carpeted with soft golden leaves. I could not resist doing one more post before we fly off tomorrow - the new computer is great.
And here is something else I could not resist - a stunning choker of potato pearls, crystals, and mother-of-pearl beads all in a smokey lavender hue. I found this at my junque store of choice and will be great for travelling when I need a little sparkle to go with my jeans.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My last post?

Have been quite preoccupied with other things so the blog suffers - no time for picture taking. But we always have time for the Farmers Market. This will be our last Saturday one before we leave so we stocked up on all sorts of goodies.
We have been enjoying melons from Armstrong, apples from Oliver, local swiss chard, blackberries and cucumbers.
Saturday night dinner with a dear friend (again no photos). Italian, lots of wine, and great conversation.
Sunday morning I tried a new pancake recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. As I mixed it all up I had my doubts because it just didn't look like my normal pancakes. Plus they were difficult to flip. But once they were done and they were drenched in hot maple syrup, they disappeared so fast that I didn't even have time to get my camera. Another keeper to add to my collection.

This might be my last post; our computer is on it's last legs and the new one will be here any day now. But hopefully I will try and blog from across the ocean. Ciao.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday collage

Every available space in the house is taken up with tomatoes which is a good thing.
For dinner I tried a new recipe - Torta di Zucchine. The crust did not cooperate but the combination of onions, zucchini, grated parmesan, and cinnamon was so tasty that this recipe is a keeper.
And a simple salad of green and ripe tomatoes was all that was needed to make this a perfect dinner.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Italians second

People and puppies everywhere at the Farmers Market this morning but we certainly did not need to buy any tomatoes. The cellar smells good with all the ripening fruit. And the freezer is getting full of bags and bags of pomodoro.

Homemade pasta for dinner was a hit - Daughter #1 pronounced it, 'not too eggy' and proceeded to have a second helping.

The Russians first

It was a sweltering hot day yesterday with barely a breeze which is good when you are flying into this airport. We were all prepared to pick up Maura; her plane was due to land at 6:50 pm. At noon we get a call that she is coming in much earlier, at 2:10.
I leave work right away and we head across the bridge to Fulton Field. The plane is on time, we recognize our daughter after a year away, and her luggage is not lost. We are very happy!
Dinner plans have changed - Father of the traveler has baked batches of pyrahi for her first meal back home. Melted butter, lots of sour cream, and stories galore make for a wonderful homecoming evening.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oh deer!

Our neighbour had no idea that he had a visitor in his orchard yesterday morning helping himself to the juicy peaches, pears, and apples.