Summer Squash Soup; the update

We have guests and are busy being tourists this week…. Something we haven’t done since moving here. Where are the guests sleeping you ask? In a tent, of course…. The update: The ceiling was finished this week. And I spent Sunday moving both of our ‘offices’ from one end of the hall to the other … Continue reading…

Tomato Consommé; Spy outed on Facebook; the update

“007 outed in Facebook!” A question: Must one have intelligence to be in intelligence? Answer: Apparently not! The wife of the new chief of MI6 – that’s Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, just blew his cover on Facebook… Posting photos of their house, London flat, children, family, friends, diplomatic connections…. And the family has been posting … Continue reading…

Tomato Garlic Salad; Gardening, part 2: Weeds

Tomato Garlic Salad There are two kinds of gardens. 1. A fresh, clean, new garden.  A spot is chosen, the top bit of ground, with all the growing stuff, is removed, a load of fresh, rich black topsoil is brought in, distributed, raked and: Voila! It’s a garden. The soil is easy to work with … Continue reading…

Tomato and Herb Orzo; Running with the Bulls

Tomato and Herb Orzo  I heard from an old friend, who lives in Andorra, yesterday. He always fills me in on all the gossip…. Which of course brings back lots of memories. The biggest piece of news was that Frosty was only going to Pamplona for 5 days.  (He's been driving her the last few … Continue reading…

Tomato Meatball Soup; The Throne Room

Tomato Meatball Soup It has firmly, with great force, been driven home in our hearts… Restoring an old stone house is not at all the same as building  a wood frame house from scratch. Mon mari did the latter and is now attempting the former. Building the wood frame house from scratch was much, much … Continue reading…

Fresh Tomato Soup; Good Reads!

Fresh Tomato Soup “….another onslaught of Heil Hitlering.  You know, it actually makes me wonder if anyone ever lost an eye or injured a hand or wrist with all of that.  You’d only need to be facing the wrong way at the wrong time, or stand marginally too close to another person.” Quote from “The … Continue reading…