We played Christmas music on Will’s jam box and spent the day prepping, cooking, and snacking on wonderful p and spreads from Le Marseillais while sipping glasses of wine. I made all my beloved traditional Christmas Eve dishes: piquant shrimp consomm with diced carrots and potatoes; Vizcaine style salt cod stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, capers, olives, and almond slivers; and shredded chicken in Oaxacan mole (I always keep some mole paste in the fridge for times like these) served with crusty bolillos from El Fenix. Cooking this feast was challenging due to space constraints and lack of proper utensils and a sink, but dinner turned out fine.
Walking along the sidewalk, I took notice of the various Restaurant Grading signs plastered in the windows of the establishments. The majority of the restaurants appear to be categorized as A settings, with a few B and the forever daunting Pending results sprinkled in, though I wasn surprised by this. The restaurants look exactly like something you would expect to find in the West Village; small, quirky, one of a kind, family owned businesses that have proven successful and managed to curate a neighborly feeling in the bustling city of New York.
The catalpa tree (fishbait tree), Catalpa bignonioides, has been used for centuries as a shade tree that attracts worms (fishbait) to be used in fishing. The Chinese tallow tree, Sapium sebiferum, is a fast growing small shade tree that produces a kaleidescope of colors on leaves in the fall of yellow, red, orange, blue, and purple. The Chinese tallow tree produces seedpods in the fall that look like popcorn after the leaves fall off, thus it is called the popcorn tree.
C. Huddle. Pastor GERMANTOWN BETHEL CHURCH OF GOD Cascade Rev. It turns out it’s only a 10 minute walk from our flat, so on Friday night I squeezed in the first quarter of the Geelong/Collingwood game before heading off to a pre booked dinner with friends. The sight of a fully lit MCG with a capacity crowd almost made me teary. On Saturday morning I returned to watch the very disappointing Port/Roos game..
Friends come to me with various food questions quite regularly. This project started in much the same way. One friend wanted Dexter themed cupcakes for a friend of hers that is a huge Dexter fan. The Silk Rainbow is very soft and very luxurious cheep item. First, sleeping on a silk pillowcase feels absolutely wonderful. The cool, soft touch of 100 percent silk is simply heaven.
18th November 2016Fact: Halle Berry’s voicemail message appears on Bruno Mars’ new album. 24K Magic dropped on Friday (18Nov16) and fans were surprised to hear the Oscar winner’s voice on the track Calling All My Lovelies. Halle says, “Hi, you’ve reached Halle Berry.