Today as we drove downtown to the library, we passed parking for the Rib Fest which runs Friday through Sunday. I noticed that the parking signs said there was a “$13.00 donation” for parking, to be donated to some youth group. That’s all well and good, but the word “donation” means a gift. Surely not everyone decides to give a gift of $13.00. What if I came to park and said I didn’t want to donate? I don’t think you’d see my van in that parking lot! (more…)
Archive for June, 2012
Tags: donation, free will, freedom, freewill offering, grammar nazi, Is it really free?, musings, thoughts, word useage, words
Tags: easy jam recipe, easy recipes, homemade strawberry jam, Ina Garten, making strawberry jam, strawberry jam, summer cooking, The Barefoot Contessa
I’d never made jam before, but last year, when I found myself with a number of quarts of delicious berries from the farmer’s market, I started searching for a recipe that wouldn’t be too difficult. Fortunately, I ran across this recipe by Ina Garten, AKA The Barefoot Contessa. It was easy and turned out to be very tasty. I also love it because besides being easy, you don’t have to have an enormous quantity of fruit. Three pints of berries is all you need.
Tags: beauty, dreaming, memories, moose, mountains, Nature, Peace, personal, photos, quiet, these are a few of my favorite things, things I love, travel, vacation, wishful thinking, Wyoming
In the summer, a woman’s fancy turns to vacation…rest, rejuvenation and the mountains. These are some of my Wyoming dreams. (more…)
Tags: cooking school, Loretta Paganini School of Cooking, pasta sauce, pasta sauce recipe, ravioli sauce, recipes, vegan pasta sauce recipe, vegan/vegetarian, vegetarian sauce recipe, walnut sauce for pasta
While homemade ravioli are wonderful with any sauce, to gild the ravioli lily, make this simple, unusual, and delicious sauce. It’s the sauce that makes the ravioli, even though you thought you already did.
Tags: food, homemade pasta, homemade ravioli, how to make ravioli, pasta, pasta machine, ravioli, ravioli recipes, recipes
I love pasta! Pasta’s always been my go-to dish. What to make for lunch/dinner? How about pasta…with tomato sauce…or olive oil and garlic…or olive oil and Parmesan…or olive oil and sauteed mushrooms…of something else entirely? But when I took a few cooking classes and learned to make ravioli, my pasta life changed. (more…)
Tags: art, artists, Christopher Marlowe, drawing, faces, family, Pablo Picasso, painting, pictures, portraits, quotes
“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?”
Tags: ainimal babies, animals, chimpanzees, cute pictures, dogs, heart-warming stories, humor, just for fun, mastiffs, Nature, substitute moms, unlikely animal families
(Not sure why the pictures didn’t show up when the first time this posted, but let me try this again and sorry for the weirdness.)
I looked into this and found it happened two years ago at a Russian zoo. Since I found it in a number of places on the internet, I don’t think I’m violating anyone’s copyright to share these pictures, which are too cute not to share. (Thanks, Ann, for sending them to me yesterday.) If you’d like to see thirty pictures instead of just these, please click on this link, http://thechive.com/2012/01/10/a-baby-chimpanzee-is-adopted-by-a-mastiff-dog-amazing-30-photos/. (more…)