Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Eggy has been working on Year Two of his garden and it's starting to yield some tasty rewards. I had my pick of three enormous squash for my take on 100 Cookbooks' Summer Squash Gratin. Hers looked absolutely superb and I was totally game for it, except I ended up having to work long hours and didn't get a start on it until late in the day so when she wanted me to create an herb sauce and dress the squash with it, that was a little beyond my ability at that moment. My version is probably far cheesier and a little differently spiced than hers. I will go back and try 100 Cookbooks' recipe since at dinner Eggy mused, "I wonder what this would taste like without the cheese." Blasphemous if you ask me, but I have a feeling we're going to have an abundance of veggies around here so whatever I can do - even if it means a gratin without cheese, then so be it!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
When the sun came out on a Saturday morning we knew we had to do something with that remarkable fluke. Jac and I headed to Old Town, Alexandria for a little trip to the markets - crafts and then farmer's. We brought the dogs. Lexi was thrilled at all the attention. Kirby wanted to fold himself into an invisible clump of fur. Still, sitting outside at a restaurant with the dogs is such a wonderful thing. I wish they could go everywhere.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I know I'm always claiming things are busy chez magniferous, but sometimes there really are two to three things happening nearly simultaneously. And yet I manage to be cool as a cucumber. Part of that coolness can be attributed to the fact that we turned our air conditioner on for the season on January 9th and we have been trying to keep the house at a chill temp ever since.
Monday, June 01, 2009
We are at the dog park. It is the most radiant not-too-hot spring day imaginable. We've walked the length of the park and that went well. Now I am sitting at a park bench and Lexi is begging me to take them to meet more people while Kirby is cowering under the table watching everything around him with excitement and anxiety. He clearly wants to go play buy doesn't want to leave the safety of his park bench cocoon. I want him to go out and play and have given him all the encouragement that it's gonna be okay. This might just be one of those love the dog under the bench kind of days. Lexi is barking mad with jealousy.