Monday, August 31, 2009

Dream Summer brella

Getting carried away
During vacation.
Forgot t add another pinch of salt
& 1/2 cup of broth to previous
'Xercise Mussels ....'

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Xcercise w mussels

Wash 2 pounds of tightly closed
Mussels, enough for 6 people as
Chop 2 large cloves of garlic w
Pinch of salt & small bunch of flat
Parsley, creating 'persilliade'
Heat up a beautiful heavy copper or
Castiron skillet, drop in soupspoon
Full of olive oil,add drained mussels
& persilliade,cover w lid shaking pan
Occasionally, feeling surge of
Chefpower..when mussels r bout
T open,pour 2oz(or bit more)of
Pernod making sure alcohol lites
Up a flame.. Guests really love this,
Enjoy bringing the dish straight to
Table& share dipping crusts of
Grateful Bread.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The rain brought out
Lots of snails
This striking white one
Balancing it's 'house'
On the road&
Always home.

Heirloom tomatoe salad

Bursting w sunpower
Filled up to capacity w flavors
As different as their colors
Including one little peach yes
Find beautiful shallow plate
That will catch their juices
Slice thick meatycircles don't forget
Little peach: layering w fruity
Olive oil, cracked pepper&
Finally good sprinkling seasalt
Fresh basil leaves more tomatoes
Crust of bread in hand,
Mouthfull of summertime

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August vacation

We caught the chef de cuisine:
Relaxing after 'Sunday lunch'
This is traditionally the time
When a chef's 'best work' gets done!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Reminds me ...

On my 5th birthday:

Received white enamel, 2burner tiny
Beautiful stove;
Xting red light switch: for off&on plus
Matching set of pots, pans.
I prepared 'chicken soup' w help
of 'Knorr' bouillon cubes& vermicelli
Noodles, proceeding little 'crepes'
Drizzled w molassessyrup...
Saturdays in our house, 'dinner'
Was served 1.00 aftnoon:
Mother prepared soup&
Father came home early from work,
'famous' for his delicious thin 'crepes'.
We'd watch his movements, proud flipping
In mid-air, recalling boyishness&
Big stack of pancakes ..
Mother turned those pancakes
Into beautiful dish for dinner next day:
She'd fill those 'crepes' w mushroom
Ragout,lined up side by side, in a
Pyrex casserole: sleeping overnite
In fridge,rejuvenated next day in oven;
Boston lettuce w vinaigrette served alongside&maybe hardboiled egg
Some tomatoes on top.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The tree's gifts

Love gifts
So moving specially
When I'm down
& out
Inspiring thankfullness

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Breakfast@the Beach

Birds zooming overhead
Waves rolling up
Millions of eyes have seen
This before me
The day