Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, and National Pumpkin Pie Day.
Cheers mates.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Troy Night Out

Making chicken stock

The beginning of a lovely, basic chicken stock.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Our Christmas Cactus has blossomed with the most vibrant pink I have ever seen in nature. These photos are not photoshopped or even had the saturation bumped up.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saratoga Farmers Market

Man: I think it was, "Blessed are the cheesemakers"!
Gregory's wife: What's so special about the cheesemakers?
Gregory: Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
The Life of Brian, Monty Python

Monday, September 20, 2010

Flight into Atlanta

On the way back from Boulder, CO, flights were delayed due to thunderstorms around Atlanta. We flew in at sunset and it was a pretty magnificent, bumpy landing. More pics on Flickr - General Atomic

Orange juice good

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Chilled Living Jewel Saki with cherry slices, moistening the flour on the kitchen counter.

Homemade Focaccia with cherry tomato slices, rosemary, oregano and basil, all from the garden.

Number 2 with cherry tomoatoes, artichoke slices and pesto from my fall batch.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First he hijacked the piano...

Then he sang us a song about a lost dog named Polly.

Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.

Head in a window

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Green Room

We discovered The Green Room in Burlington, VT. A really great find, off the beaten track with an eclectic menu, excellent food and service, good drinks. Hey, they even had my favorite gin - Hendrick's, and the local draft beers were good too. We were able to sit outside on an absolutely perfect evening and had a great and delicious time.
Here's a view of the cheese sampler, and cured meats dish -

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Phila Fusion

Dinner at Phila Fusion. 1st - dinner was excellent, just what I would expect from the Sushi Thai group. 2nd - I was disappointed there wasn't more Vietnamese dishes on the menu. The menu is a good mix of Japanese and Thai, and a lot of Korean, and I way-prefer Vietnamese over Korean. Lucky Cat was waving to me the whole meal.

Wifey and I shared a Kimchi salad, I had fish in a Thai ginger, lemon grass sauce, really delicious. A Sapporo beer and the milky stuff is an unfiltered Saki, served cold. The selection of Saki is pretty good, better than any other place in town. The Saki I had is described as a creamy Saki, quite nice, sweeter than I normally like. When I go back I think I'll try other Sakis, maybe a Sakitini of some sort. The Lychee Sakitini sounds good.

Super Lucky Cat. We're pals.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Thinking......I want......this one, this one, this one......but I want all of them.

Johnny Jump Up

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet summer

I don't know who loves summer more, me or Chloe.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

smiling is for suckers

I came across a photo on flickr today and the caption was:
smiling is for suckers.
Oddly, I like that.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

SIPN Launched

I just launched the newly redesigned and fully updated Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network web site. XHTML and CSS compliant, search engine friendly, and user-friendly. Excuse me a moment while I pat myself on the back.
Check it out -


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chocolate ice cream and little kids

By the time she was done, the ice cream was all over her face, hands, shirt, jeans and sneakers. Oh

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Yum! We're having cupcakes, from Betties Cakes, a cupcakery cafe. Yummy-tasty-sweetness-n-stuff.

Common Thread Saratoga

Knitters rejoice! Ashley Gardner's new store is open - Common Thread Saratoga. Web site coming soon...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Do my eyes deceive me? This must be what a mole feels like after emerging from a long period underground, I am blinded by sunlight.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Da Conch Shack

Our favorite eatery on the island, nothing beats a good conch fritter and a cold beer.

Vacation in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

This is the beach where we rented our condo, it was so crowded when I snapped this picture.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Since the temperature outdoors has been so brutally cold, too cold for delicate-me to venture out and take pictures, here's a collage of my pesto making day last September.

As soon as August is over it's a great time to hit the Farmers Market and pick up big bunches of Basil for a mere $2 per bunch.

That evenings pasta dinner was delicious. I filled several large containers full, plus filling 2 ice-cube trays with pesto. I've since popped cubes of pesto out when making various stews and fish dishes.

Sunday, January 10, 2010