Archive for April 18th, 2009

18
Apr
09

Amazing Mimi

Like most families, mine is, ah, dysfunctional. Many years ago there was a huge split for various reasons. The net result is that many parts of my family have not shared the happiness and sorrow that families share together. My cousin and his wife had some very premature twins a good while back. The twins have defied all the odds and beaten most of the predictions. You can see the joy on Mimi’s face at a family celebration that I could not attend. She’s an amazing woman and has been so for her entire life. She channels everything to all of us on both sides of “the line”.

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18
Apr
09

Dreaming of Dining

I’ve had a rather nasty chest cold that seems to have peaked (I hope). I thought it was going to be brief and gone by this weekend. Not so much. Ah well. Round the clock hot toddies and expectorant should have me back in form by Monday. Unfortunately, I had planned to make some kind of fantastic veal dish this weekend and already purchased most of the ingredients. Now, I’m wondering if I should put the veal scallops in the freezer or hope that my taste buds regenerate by tomorrow.

Here’s what I bought:

  • Fresh veal scallops
  • Goat cheese
  • Several kinds of white wine ranging from Sahara dry to slightly sweet and fruity
  • Fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, etc.)
  • A couple of packages of sun-dried tomatoes (I eat ’em like raisins)
  • Lemons and oranges

Assume that I have most everything else I could need for a fancyness veal dish in the house. How would you prepare this?

18
Apr
09

Make a LOL Cat

From a recent photo shoot… Oleg Volk‘s kitteh, Gremlin, decided that I was very nom-able. Oleg had a camera. Gremling got to play. He never ever actually bit me, but since I was the only one that was paying him any attention during the day (except for this one nekkid model, but I digress), he wanted to play with me all of the time.