I love snow! I really do. However, after today I think I just had enough. We are only in the beginning of winter and we already had 6 snowfalls. Today my husband and I dug out from more than six inches of snow. Just as we finished, an icy rain began to fall and a little girl appeared on our side walk. She was all drenched and had no hat. I asked her where her hat was. She said she did not have one. I told her to wait while I fetched a towel and a wool cap for her. As I dried her hair and gave her my cap to keep I told her to go home and dry off. I would hope that another person would have done the same. She happily wondered off.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
The Art of Worldly Wisdom was written more 300 years ago by Baltasar Gracian. A seventeenth century Spanish Jesuit Scholar. What a great book. It has 300 aphorisms. My husband and I bought this book many years ago. Although it is old we never get tired of it. We love to read, reflect and discuss its messages. Here is a sample aphorism from the book #99: " Reality and appearances. Things pass for what they seem, not for what they are. Only rarely do people look into them, and many are satisfied with appearances. It isn't enough to be right if your face looks malicious and wrong."
I recommend this book for everyone who likes to think and philosophise. Many great authors have exalted Gracian's work for a good reason. This book is timeless.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Pan Fried Salmon & Vegetables
2 Salmon fillets
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tsp salt
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix dry ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dredge fillets with the mixture and fry in the oil for five minutes on each side. Serve with baked potato and pan fried zucchini. I also added tomatoes and radicchio as salad to my plate. Bon Appetito!!!
This recipe can be doubled to serve 4.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We have a new President!. New hopes and new beginnings!. We hope that our country will move forward toward prosperity and peace with a renewed unity in brotherhood. This election was historical in many ways. We all watched and experienced the peaceful transition of power in our democracy. God Bless the USA and each and everyone.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
After yesterdays slow but steady snow this is what we ended up having. Isn't it so beautiful?. Today we have a beautiful sunny and crispy winter day. I sometimes wonder what ever happened to "global warming"? Are we experiencing exception to the rule?Whatever it is, people who want to live the four seasons here it is.....
Friday, January 2, 2009
I don't like to dust much but it is one of those chores that we can not avoid. To make dusting easy my mother came up with this nifty idea. Use a pair of old wool or flannel gloves. After putting them on you can run your gloved hands over the area that needs to be dusted. You can even use your favorite wood polish. Once you are done all you have to is to go outside and clap your gloved hands to get rid of the dust.
Second snow fall of 2008. It is a sight to behold after everything had melted down from the first snow fall. We are again under a white blanket. If you look closely at the picture you can see the snow falling. But "Tis the season". Snow doesn't bother me like rain in winter. I like rain but not in winter. I actually like summer rain. When everything is dry and hot and we get this pouring cool rain. Then the grass smells good, the streets seem to be cleaner. The flowers pick their heads up, trees look bright and happy and everything looks like a newly bathed baby, fresh and sweet.