Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mon Dieux!

After years of saying I need to drink more -- seriously, I do relax when I have a few drinks midweek, although I'm not a big drinker, I'm working on building up a decent bar at home.

Tonight I made my first Martini. Not sure if I ever drank one, know I never made one. Didn't think about the recipe while I was making it till I sat down with the glass...and realized just how much alcohol was in it!

How did people function after a three Martini lunch?

Looking at the recipe for a Cosmopolitan, it ain't far behind a Martini, which goes a long way to explaining how the Sex and the City girls managed to never keep their legs closed.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

More Wood!

I'm figuring cut & split right now I'm good through January.

Next weekend (Thanksgiving) I should get the big oak blocked up and start splitting, not sure I'll get it all brought down...once that's in I should be set all year and can start cutting for 2010-2011 :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What a beautiful stove!

Vermont Iron Stoves' Elm.

They are no longer made, but the former President of the company continues to make new parts and refurb stoves.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It invariably happens...

If I spend enough time innocently googling around, I always come across something that I just was not expecting...