Monday, April 25, 2011
This and that
We've been eating a lot of artichokes lately. It may be my favorite vegetable although asparagus is a close contender. It just occurred to me that those are the two vegetables where it's perfectly acceptable manner-wise to eat with your hands. Maybe that's why I like them - a little tactile experience in addition to the taste and texture. Georgie usually sits next to Serge as he is more apt to give Georgie treats at the end of the meal. (I'm grinchier in that way, but on the other hand, I take Georgie to the doggie park which Serge never does.) Georgie follows the fork as it paces between the plate and the mouth. Often there are two strings of drool dangling from his maw in anticipation of possible morsels of wonderfulness.
I had my second class with the truckers. They're a good group of guys. The two "nuls" as we say up here didn't show up for the second class. They were probably intimidated by the general level of the others in the class or dissuaded by the 3 hour drive they have to make to come to class. Probably a little of both. We'll see if they show up next week.
As I said, plethora o artichokes. I made an awesome osso bucco this week, a double batch so we had it two nights in a row. The bone marrow is so amazingly good, ranking right up there with foie gras for me, and SCORE, my husband doesn't eat it, so I get it ALL.
Well that's about it for now, there's lots of drama going on in our friend's lives, stuff I really shouldn't reveal here, but things are calm and undramatic chez nous. Here's wishing you likewise. Later~