Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Surprised to be on blog rolls

I was very surprised, this evening, to discover that I was still on the blog rolls of a couple of people --- lovely bloggers --- whose blogs I read, but whom I never expected to still be reading mine.  Especially since mine has shown recent signs of going dead!

Yours, grateful for the continued interest, and vowing to write more to justify it,

Monday, January 23, 2012

Remiss in posting? How could I?

Just went to look at the blog, and realised that two of the most recent posts were titled "Remiss in posting". 

Damn.  I never realised that I was that predictable.

Damn.  And double damn.  How can I regain my sense of mystery?

Yours, just as you predicted,

Moroccan cuisine

When I was out west late last year, I ate at a superb Moroccan restaurant: a good enough feast that I asked the waiter to tell me about the ingredients and the preparation (in hopes that he'd get the chef to come out to talk to me, but no such luck...)
Inspired, though, I came home and have cooked a few meals in this style since then.  LOML and I are running a cooking class in a couple of months on tagines and the like, and it's been fun making sure that I know what I'm talking about!
At some point in the near future, I'll post some recipes: once we decide on the menu for the class: at the moment it's looking like
  • Chicken tagine with apricots and almonds
  • Tomato, cucumber and onion salad
  • Couscous
together with instructions on how to make ras el hanout, harissa, and some other nice things....

Yours, in culinary mode,

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Since my mother had problems a few years ago, medical professionals now insist that it's a good thing for me to get screened, tested, scanned and probed.
So tomorrow I go to meet the appropriate doctor, and then we'll set a date for a fun, fun couple of days.  Fasting, and other medical prep work, to get me ready for a colonscopy.
I know that getting checked out is the right thing to do, but the double whammy of what they are going to do, and what the US insurance system will surgically extract, dollar-wise, are daunting.
Yours, wishing that one or the other could be easier:,

Remiss in posting

It's been a while since I posted: we spent a lovely couple of weeks in the UK visiting Boo and Skibo's grandparents (some of which was somewhat internet-access-challenged), and once we came back home everything was full on.

And I'm not sure that I'm going to promise to get back to posting on a near-daily basis again any time soon: I did that for several years, and now am not sure I can do it again.  But I do hope to post more frequently than every five or six weeks, which is my recent track record!

Yours, apologizing to both of you who read this,