Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Do you have Favorite Smells ?

Some of my Favorite Smells:

Old Fashioned Cellophane Tape
Pez Candy
Puppy Breath
Ripening Apples

Monday, January 29, 2007

Collecting Antiques

Six Sterling Silver Tablespoons
"Cleopatra" ca. 1875
San Francisco maker

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

All in Passing ~ True

Some years back my Mother went to get her Passport Renewed.
Required Photographs were taken for Identification on a "While you Wait" basis.
Upon receiving her Photograph She Gasped !
"This has got to be the worst Photograph I have ever seen !" she said
To which the Photographer retorted ...
"You brought the face Lady !"

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pamelia's Potato Soup

6-8 Potatoes
2 small Onions
1 Can Evaporated Milk
1 Stick Butter
1 Tsp.Salt
1 Tsp. Parsley Flakes
Pepper to Taste

Peel and cube Potatoes
Peel and dice Onions
Place in pot with salt and fill with water
(just over top of contents)
Boil until fork tender 15-20 Minutes
Remove from heat and add Butter
Let stand a few minuets and add Milk slowly
Break up some of the Potatoes using a Potato Masher
Add Pepper and Parsley

Very Versatile ~
Experiment by adding extras
Chicken, canned Clams or extra Onions Etc...

Illustration by Michael Hostovich
Artwork was Originally done as a Chapter Head
for A World of Pasta
McGraw-Hill Book Company

Monday, January 22, 2007

Do You know Yma ?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Childhood Memories

Pixieland Playtime
"Guarding the Cake"
Spring House ~ Spring Place ~ London NW 5
Illustrated by Truus Vinger

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Performance Art ~ Watches

Try This:

During the course of your day wear two or more Watches on the same arm.
I like to wear my Plastic Watches. One has a White face the other a Black.
The image of "Time" is a very Powerful image.
People are not sure how to react, but there is always a reaction. The Reaction is most often Verbal, even from total Strangers, but be sure to notice Unspoken Expressions as well.
Prepare yourself with "Ready to Use Answers" as to why you are wearing multiple watches or just respond Spontaneously.
It's really Fun !

Let me know your experience.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

"What we think, we become."

"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world."


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Film Classic

Mildred Pierce ~ 1945

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Joan Crawford
Eve Arden
Ann Blyth

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Secret Tavern Sauce for Crudite

1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Crumbled Bacon
1/4 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
1 Tbsp.. Worchestershire Sauce
1/2 Tsp. Tarragon, dried

Observed in the Kitchen at "Tavern on the Green"
New York City

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Kitty Lingo

"Zoomers" ~ A Cat that waits for the door to Open and then Zooms Out

"Truffler" ~ Burrowing Kitty that roots under the covers in search of Toes to Nibble

"Little Baby Grunt Pig" ~ Koos and Grunts when given a Tummy Rub

"Love Barnacle" ~ Needs lots of Attention and Sticks to you like Glue

by Michael Hostovich

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

My Ten Cats

Minky Mae Taylor
Nicholas Pickleby

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Grape & Artichoke Salad

Medium size Lettuce, Romaine
1 cup White Grapes, seedless, sliced in half
1 large Jar Artichoke Hearts, Marinated in Jar
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, Plained
1/2 Green Pepper thinly sliced


1 Clove Garlic (Med -Large)
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Black Pepper
Season Salt (dash)
3 Tbs, White Wine Vinegar
6 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 tsp.Oregano or Italian Seasoning

Smash and chop Garlic, cover with salt (cover) let stand about 10 min.
Add Mustard, Pepper, Season Salt & Oragano
Add Vinegar & Oil

Monday, January 1, 2007

New Year's Day

"Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."-- Benjamin Franklin