Some men want a Ferrari.
Some women want a closet full of Manolo Blahnik shoes.
Other men want a new set of Titanium golf clubs.
Other women want a Viking kitchen range or an Aga.
I want a Kindle.
I REALLY want a Kindle.
I’ve wanted one since I first saw them (okay, different) on Star Trek, The Next Generation.
I’ve wanted one since Amazon released their first version.
Now there is a new and improved Kindle and my little heart can hardly bear the strain of desire burning through it.
I covet a Kindle.
First, it’s just a totally cool electronic gadget that would raise the geek quotient of any owner.
I want that.
Second, I could have all of my books with me all of the time!
Well, some of them anyway….
I would never have to worry about running out of reading on a flight…. (not too big of a risk these days.)
Or, not being able to find the next book in a series in the barn… (much bigger risk these days.)
I would be the envy of all who saw me.
I could whip my Kindle out for a quick read at stoplights.
I could show off research to the doc’s in the hospital.
I would be so cool.
I covet a Kindle.
There are only two things holding me back from being the proud (and prideful) owner of a Kindle….
I do have other things I could spend 350 dollars on…. Many other things…. Food, being one….
I’m pretty sure that, if I spent the 350 to buy the Kindle mon mari would expect me to seriously curtail my keeping of old and purchasing of new actual books.
And, like Jean Luc Picard (of Star Trek fame), who was often seen reading an ‘antique’ hardcover book with actual paper pages, I could never give up the pleasure of paging through a real book.
I still covet a Kindle.
Mon mari wouldn’t have to know….. (bad girl!)
And I haven’t even seen one in real life….
Does anyone out there own a Kindle? Are they wonderful?
Can anyone out there tell me what to call this dish?
Come on, folks, let’s have a Name that Dish contest.
I made this last week and it was easy, delicious, pretty, and very fancy-looking on the plate.
Haven’t a clue what to call it. (Too busy coveting the Kindle to think of names).
Help me out – Name this Dish!
The prize? A Kindle? In your dreams…
How about my grateful appreciation…..
A Tomato, Avocado Cream, Polenta Starter…
2 tbs + 1 tsp polenta
1/2 cup chicken stock
Heat chicken stock to boiling in a small saucepan. Stir in polenta and cook, 5 minutes, stirring, until very thick. Lightly oil 2 dishes with flat bottoms, about 3″ in diameter. Spoon the polenta in, flatten it and allow to cool completely.
4 tbs soft, ripe avocado
2 tbs creamy goat cheese (Chavrie, Chevroux)
Mash the avocado and goat cheese together.
4 basil leaves
1 slice prosciutto
6 Greek olives
Slice tomato paper thin. Shred the Prosciutto. Pit and slice the olives.
Remove the polenta circles and put on 2 plates. Divide the avocado cream and spread to the edges of each polenta circle. Lay the basil leaves on the avocado cream. Top with the tomato slices in an overlapping circle. Add the Prosciutto and olives. Garnish with anything leftover…..
What should I call this (Now, don’t be rude….)?
Must go mow……