Awesome Easter Eggs this year. Thanks to Janie Burns, Meadowlark Farms, for the brown eggs. Recipe: 1 T White Vinegar, 20-24 drops of Food Color and 1/2 c Water at room temp. Mix and place eggs in the dye. They will dye up quickly. The ones pictured here are about 30 seconds. The colors are really intense and I like them. Enjoy!
Into every life there is a time for laughter and there is a time for tears. There is a time to love and a time to loose. Our dear friend Margaret Gunnell, aka Maggie to her friends, left us. She was a joy and the symbol of laughter from June 19, 1943 through March 28, 2014. For almost 71 years Maggie was a true friend to many, many people – especially us! The photo here is one that she liked and she is with a special friend – Stella. She did love her Stella. A group of about 16 of us got together this afternoon at The Buzz to celebrate and enjoy the memories of Maggie. Thank-You Tommy and Cristi for allowing us to use The Buzz. (Cristi – our condolences to you, too.) Here are some photos of Maggie and The Party. I hope you enjoy them. Cheers, Maggie!
Before Chris made dinner for Marnie, Mac, Robin and myself, he was seen out in the yard playing ball with Ray, the Golden Retriever and Cricket, a German Short Hair. Both dogs like to play with each other, although Cricket is the oldest at about 12. Two delightful animals. With loving care like this, Cricket will do fine. But now for dinner. I knew Chris had a kitchen talent. He made the main course of Chicken Pasta and it was very good. I am sorry the Maddy and Sophia missed it. But Chris did make plate for Maddy. Enjoy these photos and Left-Click any of them to see enlarged. Cheers!
Thank-You everyone for a delightful Birthday dinner. Until next year ……………….
As some of you know, Robin and I have a tendency to be a little fanatical about the Boise downtown Peregrine Falcons each spring. This spring is no different. We have a pair of falcons back at the nest. The direct link to any further posts about these falcons, can be found on our blog, Flight of the Peregrine. But for today and from the other blog,
I received permission from the Peregrine Fund today to use some screen shots of the falcon activity downtown. I Thank Them for this permission. Here is what they were doing this morning in the rain. You can clearly see the two adults and 1 egg. It looks like the female in the box.
Here is a direct link to the Boise Falcon Cam. It has a tendency to be a little slow loading, so be patient with it. It should come up. Enjoy and Keep Looking Up!
I know. It was a day early on Sunday. But folks have to work on Monday. Thank-You Leanne and Tom Felzien for opening your home to all of us for this great, yearly gathering and epicurean delight! It was awesome as usual. New friends, Bill and Joan Stirling and Linda and Michael Black, welcome to the party. And as usual the food and liquid refreshment were tremendous. Such variety! Gail did a super job on the corned beef again. Robin and I made Roasted Root Vegetables, a Crab Dip and Homemade Green Marshmallows with a Ganache topping. The cabbage was great again. I do like cooked cabbage. It was a great party! Enjoy these photos and Left-Click any of them to see enlarged. Robin took most of these on her IPhone. Good job!
Again, Thank-You everyone for a delightful dinner party! Great food! Great friends! Cheers until next time!
It was really a great evening last night. Dinner at Sushi Joy in Boise then off to the Riverside for a preview of the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree (October 15 – 19, 2014) with friends Nancy and Fran, pictured here with Robin. The preview show headliner was the Jason Wanner Quartet featuring Vocalist Sherri Colby, Jason Wanner tickling the ivory and joined by “… Reed virtuoso Nate Ketner and the enthusiastic bassist Sam Rocha.” The Cabaret Jazz was fantastic. Easy listening, great rhythms and there was no one “screaming” at you! Enjoy these photos of the evening and Left-Click to see them enlarged.
Thanks to Michelle (pictured here) and Lyle for opening their home and supplying the BINGO “cards” and Ballot Sheets for tonight’s festivities. I think there were close to 30 people there and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. There was plenty of wine and “other” liquids for everyone to enjoy. Here are some photos of the evening – the people and the food. Both were fantastic!! Enjoy these photos and Left-Click to see them enlarged. Cheers! Let’s start with an appetizer, then a main dish and finally a dessert.
It really was a great evening. Good friends! Good food! Good wine, and such a variety! And great Hosts! Thank You everyone for participating. Cheers and until next year ………… Bis wir uns wieder treffen! (Until we meet again.)
This should be the last posting on this blog for our 2014 Florida sojourn. A really exciting and interesting time. If you noticed, there are no food photos here. I put them on the Boise Foodie blog at 2014 Florida Trip – One Must Eat. There will also be some wine and wine cellar photos on the Treasure Valley Food and Wine Blog.
Our wildlife adventures lead us to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida. This is really a wonderful place to take a leisurely ride through the refuge, stopping wherever you wish. Well, mostly. There was one individual who was in a hurry and did not like us stopping. We were looking at alligators. Robin and I did see a Wild Boar as we were heading to West Palm Springs along the road. It was a large animal and I don’t remember them being that large in Aspen Hill, Tennessee back in the early 1960′s. Enjoy these photos of he Florida wildlife that we saw. You can Left-Click any of them to see them enlarged. When you see the photo, you might also see this statement above the picture: Original size at 4288 × 2848. Click on that number and you will see the original size. Cheers!
So there you have a large portion of our two weeks in Florida. The other posts are generally below and we do hope you will look at them and click the Rating button above each post. Its just nice to keep track of what folks think of these articles. So, until the next sojourn wherever it make take us …. Happy Trails to you, until we meet again!