Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bass Bridge

We're taking the Bass in to the violin shop today to get a new bridge for it. The old bridge has gotten warped. They do that because the tension of the strings is so great.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bountiful Bonanza

I loaded up at the Farmer's Market this morning. I bought Curly Kale & Red Kale (for the Mollie Katzen recipe with kale, penne pasta and feta cheese - yum), and fresh washed Spinach and baby salad greens for dinner tonight. I picked up a pot of Spearmint because I had been wanting some mint, now I'm wondering if I'll be allowed to plant it in the yard. ;-). I got a pint of local strawberries that are not bad. At least they're not crunchy like the ones two weeks ago.
Also beautiful broccoli spears and some creamy cheddar cheese which I made into the following salad for my lunch.

8 cups Broccoli Florets, uncooked
8 strips Bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 Green Onions, chopped
3/4 cup Golden Raisins
1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Slivered Almonds
1 1/3 cups Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons White Vinegar

Combine broccoli, bacon, onion, raisins and almonds in large bowl.
Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over broccoli. Toss gently.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Re-Reading Books

'Cold Comfort Farm'

I read this novel some years ago after seeing the movie made from it. I loved it then. And I loved it again when I read it this time! It is so funny, satisfying, and full of quirks. It would probably be even more so if you were familiar with the type of novel it is a parody of.

Editorial reviews from Amazon: A hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy’s earthy, melodramatic novels.

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. Clifton Fadiman