Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So on one of my drives down to Naples,NY to buy grape pies at various places I made a visit to Monica's Pies the biggest of the pie sellers.Monica sells great Chicken Pot Pies frozen andI bought 8 of those to take back up the road to Pittsford and I bought another jar of her Seedless Blackberry Jam but I also bought a jar of her Sour Cherry Jam which I tried last night with some ham.Oh my lord the stuff is wicked wicked good.But I just found out Monica not only quit shipping pies which were way expensive fed ex but she no longer ships the jams and jellies and conserves also.So I'm going to call my buddy I stay with who calls on a Doctors office in Naples twice a month and see if he will pick up a few jars I can give as Holiday gifts.The sour cherry jam is that good.Loaded with chunks of Sour Cherries and the sugar gives them a slight sweetness that with sweet cherries would be overkill.I don't know how to describe the taste but my tastebuds love it.
I'm watching the PBS video version of Michael Pollans great book from several years ago"The Botany of Desire".Not to be missed.It's almost as good as the book was reading it the first time.In case anyone doesn't know Pollan took four plants,Apples,Tulips,Marijuana and Taters and detailed their origins and how they manipulated animals and humans into spreading them and using them.Fascinating to watch.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Last week after three weeks in Western New York I came out of the Ralphs Market in Century City to around a temp of 75 with some clouds passing overhead.As I was waitng for my cab with all my groceries to stock an empty Fridge. I hear an older lady walking by say to her caretaker lady"My it's a gloomy day isn't it","Yes it is" replys the caretaker lady.
Welll I was thinking I sort of miss it here and Facebook does limit one to rather short posts so I think I'll give this space another shot.Hopefully more books along with the same old ramblings.Today I received in the mail a 50.00 gift card if Iget my Mercedes serviced at Beverly Hills Mercedes.Now I don't own a Mercedes but it was addressed to my name not resident so I'm thinking with X-Mass coming my brother and boss is springing one on me and the guys at Beverly Hills Mercedes just let the cat out of the bag so to speak.I shall be looking out the window each morning the latter half of Dec for my German Automobile.