Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Cat in my spot


October 26th


Officer Lou




Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23rd


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Friday, October 09, 2009



October 8th


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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Real Estate

Available immediately: One room elf house in a desirable location. Furnished.
Amenities include: spectacular view (window curtained for privacy), various objets d'art to enjoy, felt insulation and soft pillows and mattresses.
Sweet and agreeable landlord excited to welcome you to your new home.
Goblins need not apply.

treadmill: you're doing it wrong!

Busy busy

Wednesday I left work early for a doctor's appointment...and when I got home Pete had already disconnected the old stove. Would I like to help him move applicances? Do I have a choice?

Old stove, moving out. Some of the objects located: wooden puzzle piece, pen, cigar cutter, barbecue tools(!), hair elastic.
New one, on deck.
Installation. This followed the obligatory trip to Homey D for additional supplies and one to Kendall Pond to pick up pizza.
[There are no pictures of the moving of the couches, which happened yesterday after work. I'm just glad that's over, and that my husband never made good on his threat to saw the old couch in half with a circular saw.]

Just stuff

When we got home from CT last Sunday, I felt like making (and eating) soup. I just realized that these are the last pictures I have of a cooking project on the old stove. If I sound nostalgic, I'm not, really. I am seized by irrational glee just walking by my new stove. But would you like to see me make Potato Florentine Soup? Of course you would.

Onions, maybe three? And I didn't cut myself.
I cooked them in olive oil with rosemary. Ten minutes, covered.
Potatoes, peeled and diced. I think I used 8 medium-sized.
Then the potatoes go in, with a quart of veggie stock and a teaspoon of salt. Note the presence of Big Blue....I love that pot irrationally.
Next, my assistant and I remove stems from a metric ton of spinach.

This is the face of a good little helper.
Once the potatoes are tender, we remove half of them and puree with 2 cups of milk, some black pepper, 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and 3 oz of neufchatel.
Meanwhile, the spinach goes in the pot and the pot gets covered....until the spinach wilts a bit. You are also supposed to add chopped fresh basil and parsley. I had neither of these things, so I used a few tablespoons of "Italian Herb Medley" herb puree in a tube. Cheater!
Then we stir in the puree, and heat through.
Have some bread too, why don't you? (Don't let her fool you; she did not care for the soup.)
Yum yum yum. Moosewood good!

Rainy morning


Friday, October 02, 2009