Watery Wednesday – Lake Carnegie

early morning fishing from the lake's pier,... serene scene

Ducks, Carnegie Lake

Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J.       “Canadian Geese”

This video captures a serene morning by the lake  recorded on World Water Day.

oops, will have to try to upload video another day.

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Princeton, New Jersey-Holiday starting December 5,2009 and on

Winter’s almost here, many places in and around Princeton are hosting Holiday events starting December 5, 2009.

Dorothea’s House -Polenta Fest Share your recipe for Polenta, an Italian dish and sample others.
Sunday December 6,2009 at 5:00 p.m.

To view last year’s Polenta Fest photos, Type in search box on top right the words- Dorothea’s House-Polenta Fest.

On December 5, 2009:

Arts Council of Princeton-” Sauce for the Goose”
Witherspoon Street, Princeton, N.J.
12/05/09 craft fair -paintings, drawings,jewelry, holiday ornaments, greeting cards, hats, and scarves. Gallery hours Mon- Fri to December 21st, 2009.
Polar Express train rides Saturdays and Sundays 11-28-12/20
Lehigh Junction , Phillipsburg nyswths.org/polarexpress.htm

Sinterclaus Brunch and Bazaar, Blawenburg Reformed Church
rt 518, Blawenburg http://www.blawenburgchurch.org

Medford Dickens festival December 5,2009

Stay tuned, I’ll add more events tomorrow.

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday in Princeton, New Jersey

At Halo Pub Ice cream store

 

After spending the afternoon  admiring the art in the Princeton University Art gallery and the Princeton Art’s Council, we  came here for ice cream treats!

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

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.

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