Sunday, March 1, 2015


 And so comes to a close our mensis horribilis, good bye sweet February and welcome MARCH
 Right on cue the temperature , for the first time in a month flirted with, but not getting all the way to 32ยบ - We collectively were out walking on the white sands of some tropical island, not the well trodden snows of Mendon
 We dared let ourselves believe that there could be an end to this - that the world might someday be multi hued, greens other than pine, blue other than Carolina, although today was closer to battleship
 Hope springing , spring springing eternal we walked , heads up, survivors all, ready
 Welcome the new month with open arms, sure a couple , few inches of snow fell and we are back sub zero this week - but change is on the long range radar.
Yes, defiantly " like a lamb " .

Maria in Mendon


Astronaut Terry Virts captured this photo from the International Space Station flying over Boston, where Leonard Nimoy was born.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Our good pal Rob is back in town for a bit and on his on, so we invited him over for dinner and a movie. For some reason I was craving old school gumbo.

 Brown your sausage and  well seasoned chicken ( boneless thighs in my case ) 
then in the same pot start your roux.

I'm slowing down , this was only a two beer roux, but they were large Guinness
 When you get this dark, you dump in your veg and cook a bit, then add back the meat and spices. Ill do the whole recipe tomorrow.
 Nice salad with fennel, oranges, oil cured black olives and red onion

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


Daily Koda

 A happy dog with a bone.


Sure enough, it was

( story from the Democrat and Chronicle  )

Friday, February 27, 2015


Onion and Mushroom Frittata

( Low Carb and Lent Worthy )