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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Too Warm Too Soon




When I posted the weather forecast a week or so ago I was only considering the wonderful possibility of so much sun after a long string of cloudy, overcast days and snow showers. I didn't notice the downside, the failure of night time temperatures to drop below freezing. This year's maple syrup run has been even shorter than the last and, by some reports, the crop smaller.

Maple syrup is now another thing I'm afraid of outliving.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Helleborus Niger

In this neck of the woods it's a treat to see Christmas roses during Lent and Lenten roses before May Day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Smoked Cherries

This week I put a small stovetop smoker in my Amazon shopping cart. I'm hoping this obsession will pass before I actually order the damn thing but the fact that I went so far as to look for it is a testament to the amazing smoked cherries in a port wine sauce that Phoebe's serves with a seared duck breast on fried polenta accompanied by some lovely crimini mushrooms and their signature sprouts.

To further demonstrate how crazy I am about these cherries, this dish, on Tuesday I dined alone to have it for the second time before I saw "Lookingglass Alice", also alone.

Apparently I'm also currently preoccupied with Alice. Last Friday I did indeed go by myself to see the first showing of 3D "Alice in Wonderland" and enjoyed every minute of it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today @ 11:00

I have a very important date.