A long time ago, in a place far, far away, in another life, I went to a restaurant show.
Not the kind of restaurant show for the general public; the kind of restaurant show for people whose business was restaurants: People who sold to, bought for, managed or owned restaurants.
The one fact that I remember from that show was: … Continue reading.....
Okay, here's a photo of mon mari's clean and tidy barn.
It's been like this all of one day and it won't last. but we have a photo record of it.
The toilet is not an integral part – it will be installed in the upstairs bathroom (soon, I hope).
Now on to the important news: our Titre de … Continue reading.....
We all know I love barley.
And that I’m rather fond of Caprese Salad.
Well, why not?
Barley with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella balls, cut in half
2 tbs fresh, snipped chives
2 tbs fresh, snipped basil
2 tbs good olive oil
1 tbs … Continue reading.....
We are not quite back to normal yet….
But, then again, with these two in our lives, we may never be normal.
I’m not sure how I managed to get them both sitting. They normally look like this:
Mon mari is recovering from a bug kindly donated to the family, but, never fear, work is proceeding.
Our son decided he’d … Continue reading.....
We're driving to Italy in May for a family reunion. We thought it might be fun to have new, good tires for the trip.
As I'm trying to keep mon mari's nose to the grindstone I volunteered to do the sitting and waiting whilst the tires were put on.
Some of the family is coming to our house before … Continue reading.....
Mon mari wanted me to tell you that he had to cut, rout, sand, glue and nail over 250 pieces of wood to make the drawers and doors for this cabinet.
I think he intended that statement to excuse the fact that it isn’t done.
It’s almost done….
The doors need to be hung and it needs to be painted. … Continue reading.....
Mon mari is back to normal.
Well, other than that ‘no lifting anything heavier than a feather’ bit for two more weeks.
On the bad news side that means he didn’t get to help me unload the last 6 metres of firewood this afternoon. (upper body exercise)
On the good news side that means I am finally getting the rest … Continue reading.....
Since mon mari was lazing about the hospital last week (he came home today) there is no progress to report on the house restoration.
I’ll tell you what I did, instead….
First thing I did was break the kitchen faucet. Actually, I broke it loose so it just fell over.
How? If I knew how I wouldn’t have done it, … Continue reading.....