Thursday, February 27, 2014

cheese scouts

Cheesemaking with the Cadillac, MI Boy Scouts Pack 125

patches patches patches

a cupboard full of beautiful vintage trays in  the church kitchen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

cheese for fish

my neighbor Tim bears smoked whitefish he caught and smoked himself

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

the casualty

the snow plow broke my mailbox clear off its post

Mike Kurta brand repair it

my sister looks good in her braces and boots

Monday, February 24, 2014

Holman abundance

Just when I think I'm a pretty good canner and preserver, my ultra pal Laurie gives me a gift of what she's been canning and it blows me out of the water.  A recent gift from her included:  cherry pie filling, tomato paste, pear & five spice chutney, peach-chipotle jam, and the following crayon box of fruit curds:  lemon, blueberry, lime, pink grapefruit, apricot and cherry.  And did I mention that not counting the citrus, she GREW all of the fruits and ingredients for everything?  Yeah, she did.

Love you Laurie ♡

Saturday, February 22, 2014

two wheelin'

baby got Swiss

Montasio with chive

Friday, February 21, 2014

But then, we’ve no crystal ball...

Though this Winter won't end, it has true beauty

Thursday, February 20, 2014

dinosaur discovery

Gabe strikes a pose - the return of the wig-hat!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

stone silent

I loved watching Olympic curling, and so did you.  Admit it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Han Mi Mart

I hit up the Han Mi Mart in Troy to get my Asian groceries on.  According to the sign on  the left, they specialize in "Assi Brand"

refrigerated section of Korean fermented everything

I found some extra long rubber gloves there which I need for Boss Mouse - they say something I can't read on them - maybe it says ASSI 

Monday, February 17, 2014

you are my obsession

What's better than a theme costume birthday party?  Dave & Alex throw legendary parties, and this one was right up there - amazing food and a live DJ in their house!

two of my favorite people on Earth - Dave was Dexy's

Sue 'n Alex

the hip, hop, you don't stop rock it to the bang bang boogie

the lady party goers totally brought the fashions

Dynasty chic

drinking game Champagne Flip Cup - so rowdy and fun

Raquel and I dressed like 80 year olds  - get it?

hot legs

The brand of my old lady shoes was "Free Time"

Sunday, February 16, 2014

cat rabbit affinity

When I've gone down to open up the big barn in the mornings the past week, I find my little black barn cat snuggled up to Licky, one of the rabbits.  They are about the same size are sit close together out in the snowy hen yard, waiting for their breakfast.  It is beautiful to see.
All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

thank you Diana

I watched the documentary The Eye Has to Travel about Diana Vreeland, who was so inspiring.  I jotted down some of the great things she said throughout the film:
"There's only one very good life, and that's the life that you know you want and you make it yourself"
""A new dress doesn't get you anywhere; it's the life you're living in the dress."
"I think when you are young, you should be enlocked with yourself and your sufferings, then one day you get out where the sun shines and the rain rains and the snow snows and it all comes together."

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

guest sky study #104

Taken by Agnes on her way home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

mozz for the people

Taught a class at NMCs Festival of Foods this past Saturday

checking out the curds

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

puss 'n boots

Rudy is the same size as my SEXY new utility boots.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

bun bite

My calf DOES look kinda like banana chips, so who can blame Licky when she took a nibble?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

mmmmm...more of Michelle's cooking

Orange lassi cocktail: Titos vodka, orange juice, Boss Mouse yogurt, honey, and a pinch of salt

A smoked butter seared scallop over corn risotto with sliced peppers and yogurt

Saturday, February 8, 2014

soothing the fauna

If I whistle to the chickens, they go completely silent and still and listen intently.  Tonight I whistled the entire Star Spangled Banner to my rapt audience.

Friday, February 7, 2014

winter Robin

I came home last night to see a fat robin red breast eating dried up ornamental crabapples off of the tree in front of the house.

We must believe in Spring!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Boss Gratin

potatoes gratin

with Boss Mouse cheddar