Cows in December

Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera

Not now, the birds are watching

Not now, the birds are watching

Such willing subjects

Such willing subjects

Push me Pull you cows-aka Dr. Dolittle

Push me Pull you cows-aka Dr. Dolittle

Cow is resting with lots of space

Cow is resting with lots of space

"We're mooving, are you joing us"

Cows! The opportunity to photograph cows just before the snowfall was an unexpected pleasure. The sky was covered in grey, yet I was all smiles. I pulled off the main road onto the side road that the farm borders to capture these close-ups. Along the farm’s edge of road is a border of brown bushes and barbed wire fencing; I manged to find a sparse opening with which to capture these images. The cows sitting have curly white fur on top of their heads.

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Polenta Fest at Dorothea’s House, Princeton,N.J.

Yum Polenta and Lasagna

Yum Polenta and Lasagna

Polenta's ingredients in Italian-spicy sausage, mushrooms,toamtoes,...

Polenta's ingredients in Italian-spicy sausage, mushrooms,toamtoes,...

This is delicious

This is delicious

Polenta and vino, what more could one ask for?

Polenta and vino, what more could one ask for?

On New Years, Lentils and Polenta bring good fortune

On New Years, Lentils and Polenta bring good fortune

Not much left

Not much left

Polenta goer claps to the music

Polenta goer claps to the music

Listen to the sweet sounds of the music

Listen to the sweet sounds of the music

The Polenta buffet

The Polenta buffet

Polenta dishes

Polenta dishes

After polenta tasting comes dessert or before....

After polenta tasting comes dessert or before....

Yum dessert

Yum dessert

Polenta, a classic Italian dish made with boiled cornmeal was the highlight of this gathering last weekend. Among the foodstuffs added were spicy sausage, cheeses,mushrooms, tomato sauce, chopped cooked broccoli, and one daring cook placed cooked liver atop her polenta.

 

                              POLENTA WITH SAUSAGE  (Polenta con Salsiccia)

1 pound Italian sausage

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

2 1/2 cups canned tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 up cold water

Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Directions:

1.  Cut sausage casing, remove sausage, and crumble into small pieces with a fork.

2.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet.  Add sausage and mushrooms to skillet.  Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms and sausage are lightly browned.

3.. Slowly stir in the tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper,  Simmer 20-30 minutes.

4.  While the tomato  and sausage mixture is simmering, bring 3 cups of water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to boiling.  Gradually stir in the cornmeal and 1 cup cold water.  Continue boiling, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened.

5.  Cover,  lower heat,  and cook slowly 10 minutes or longer,  if necessary.   Transfer the cooked cornmeal to warm platter, and top with the tomato mixture.

6.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.                    6 to 8 servings

 

This recipe for the region of Italy: Friuli-Venezia Guilia

Ffruili in the name of this region recalls the Roman Forum., and the Guilia, the emperor  Julius.  After WW II, Italy lost a portion of this region, but picked up Trieste from Yugoslavia.   Trieste is famous for it’s soup.  A hearty chowder concocted of beans, potatoes, and sauerkraut, boiled with pork and laced with garlic, is called Iola Triesstina.

From Italian Cookbook Culinary Arts Institute  Copyright 1977

What Tarot Card are you

I took this test to find out what Tarot card I am. There are 4 styles of picture cards to choose from. I choose cat style.

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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Princeton, New Jersey -Holiday Decorations

Baby, it's cold outside

Baby, it's cold outside

 beautiful lights all aglow

beautiful lights all aglow

See how it glows

See how it glows

Delicious ice cream

Delicious ice cream

What chocolate treats inside

What chocolate treats inside


On Palmer Square in Princeton, N.J., this one of my favorite shoppes to buy a treat. All Chocolate, of course. On the other side of town, is their Ice cream shoppe on Nassau Street.
The Bent Spoon is another shop that is fairly new in past few years. Their ice cream is made fresh with all natural ingredients and local ingredients. My favorite flavor is hazelnut.

Smiles Across Miles Cards giveaway

In the blog Mudpies and Maryjanes.blogspot.com, until december 9,2008, you can enter to win 60 free 4×6 photo greeting cards. It is called Smiles Across Miles Giveway and you can read about the contest rules on Mudpies and maryjanes blogspot.com
Celebrate lifes special moments with photo cards styles from holidays, birthdays,invitations, moving announcements, , thank-you cards , birth announcements, weddings, or your own personalized photo collage.

Scenic Sunday

On the island of Maui

On the island of Maui

Aloha

Aloha

Hawaiin  Flowers on

Hawaiin Flowers on

sugar cane growing on Maui

sugar cane growing on Maui

"Surf's up!"

"Surf's up!"

Iao Needle

Iao Needle

Surfers

Surfers

Maui beach
Maui beach

Scenes for Scenic Sunday
Maui Hawaii

August 6,2008

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Austin Heroine Quiz

On the post, Emma’s Adaptations, take the quiz, no peeking at the bottom, to find out which Austin Heroine are you.

I answered the questions and this is the image I got.

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

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