Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Diwali dinner

Vishnu liked it!

Karthi with chick peas, poppadoms, saag paneer, pilau rice and all the condiments

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Team Boss Mouse

The Cast

Tom as The Carpenter
Cliff as The Plumber
Sue as Souris de Patron
Mike as The Foreman
George as The Architect
Mark as The Electrician

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall at Holman Farm

Cory's magic pumpkin patch

See the one on top of the pile with no stem?  I took that one home.

pale yellow love

Why, hello there

tubs of fancy gourds

Laurie gave me enormous bags of Northern Spy, Jonagold, Golden Delicious and Cortland apples, a special pie pumpkin, buttercup and baby Hubbard squash.  She and I discussed our shared love of squash.

Root vegetables with horseradish and sauteed shrimp - Laurie is a such a great cook.  All of the vegetables and herbs are her own home grown.

Roasted red pepper tapanade - sweet and delicious 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Building of Boss Mouse, Part 6: Floored

Insulation under the floor

The poured concrete - I chose a neutral terra cotta color - it looks like chocolate


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

spontaneous arugula

I found two arugula plants growing in the garden - I did not plant them - I got about 4 cups of fresh greens

Made into arugula pesto

Monday, October 24, 2011

goodnight Mr. Swallow

There was a dead tree swallow inside one of the bluebird houses we cleaned out for the Winter.  I looked up Tree Swallows in my bird book to learn about them, and my favorite part was the description of their voice, "a cheerful series of liquid twitters."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

meet Blackie

A friend from yoga was looking for a home for one of her rabbits, a female named Blackie.  I have long thought of getting a companion for Bunny Lee, so I brought her home today. 

She is about the same size as Bunny Lee, and their initial meeting was rocky, with Bunny Lee acting very defensive and scared and trying to fight with Blackie.  I have their cages next to one another so they can get acquainted for a couple of days.

Pucci and Blackie greet each other - she's a really nice rabbit and I am hopeful she and Bunny Lee will become friends.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

boldog születésnapot Dad

My Dad turned 74 this week - I made a big Hungarian meal to celebrate

Buttered noodles, potato & egg casserole, and vegetarian goulash

Poppy seed cake

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pucci Le Pew

Check out Pucci's nose - she got into it with a skunk this morning.  I gave her a bath and am washing everything, but the whole house smells really bad.  She's so gangsta!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

the real Jersey shore

I love Dahlia

Info on her upcoming show

She is also mentioned in this article about  nature in art here

The man responsible for my ink - the talented Dave Shoemaker.  
(That's a bag of fresh tuna that he caught)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sue Kurry

At the Indian grocery store they sell a pre-mixed khichdi, which is like rice pilaf, a mixture of rice and a few types of lentils - its super delicious

I cooked some up for dinner with potatoes, collard greens and cilantro

Monday, October 17, 2011

food, friends + karma yoga

Spent the weekend in Detroit visiting my people, eating well and getting more enlightened

Wonder brother Dave and his stunning goat cheese souffle

Rita quenches it

Wall of caramel apples at the mall

Glamour girls

He mixes music AND wicked good cocktails - Bartender Baise

White pizza + salad pizza

Caesar makes the call

No finer canine than Betsey Andersen

We saw the guru himself in Northville - the inspiring truth

 Fortifying our supplies of paratha and paneer at Patel Bros., Farmington Hills

Sunday, October 16, 2011

sky study #52

Sunset Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Building of Boss Mouse, Part 4

Insulating the ceiling joists above the cheese room and cave.  Insulation installation generously donated by Mike + Margaret's Charitable Parental Labor Consortium of Traverse City.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

chicken little bigger

The chicks at two months old

The feather pattern of the pale yellow chickens reminds me of old pictures of ermine fur coats (see below behind the fancy lady) white tipped with black.