It was great seeing my nephew in his new digs in Warminster, Pa. Hungry and willing to explore the area we went off to Tony's Place for lunch. The three of us started by sharing the scallop appetizer and it was small but yummy. Aaron had a filet dinner, which he managed to devour. Furm had a cheesesteak sandwich and I went for the filet sliders. I ordered my meat medium rare and it was served to me tender and cooked just right. I don't know how the boys had room for more but they did and out came caramel apple pie for Aaron and a chocolate brownie topped with chocolate ice cream for Furm. OK! I did make a little room for a Kahlua and coffee and a few spoonfulls of the chocolaty goo. Noticing the outdoor bar currently closed for winter we think this is a place to return to when the weather finally warms.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I was looking for an image to make up for my lack of news when during my review I found this.
It surprised me because I forgot about it. I like it quite a lot and vaguely remember how I made it from a bloom of summer hydrangea.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
There is so much to learn regarding post processing. Sometimes it is a simple conversion from color to black and white. Other times the purpose of post processing is to enhance the original image by adjusting the light, adding some contrast, maybe even sharpen up an image.
For the very basic adjustments I work in Windows Live, a free download, apparently closed down last year (discovered that when I went to look for the link for you) but still working fine for me.
If I want more than enhancement I go to Photoshop CS3
Shooting around the house on a cold winter day.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Truth is I hardly ever drink beer when I'm out and I did not drink this one. It just looked so good with George Washington's face on the bottle at the Washington Crossing Inn and reminded me of warmer days at the outside bar. But this is about WATER and Common Cents.
Have you ever wondered why you are served pretzels and peanuts at the bar. SALT!
Salt makes you thirsty. When you are thirsty you drink more...when you drink more the bar makes more money...RIGHT? Well not always. You can keep more money in your pocket if you drink water. My preference for libations is vodka, usually in the form of a Cosmo or a glass of wine. Since I usually cannot resist the free salty snacks, I afford myself a full glass of water while snacking and drinking matching one water for every other drink. Not only am I indulging in the free salty snacks, I am also drinking more water, less alcohol, and I am staying well hydrated. You probably know this already after all it is just common sense. Now you just have to do it. You will feel better in the morning too.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Almost impossible to walk around Lambertville, NJ without seeing Red.
On this occasion I did not have to go far from our Sunday morning destination for breakfast at the Full Moon Café. We got there early, before it even opened. I took a short walk to the canal and caught this view with the hue of red in the not so far distance.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
It must be apparent that my daily posts indicating a day, as in Sunday Funday, don't always take place on that day. How could it? No way could I have this much fun on Sunday and post by 8am.
This Sunday Funday took place on Saturday. Does that make sense?
Yesterday was a great day. The sun was shining and it warmed up enough by mid afternoon to not need my ear muffs or gloves. Furm and I went to see Aaron in his new place. It was good to see him there, happy and relaxed.
From his place it was just a short distance to Tony's, where we had a fine lunch.
I'll tell you more about Tony's on Foodie Friday.
Friday, February 28, 2014
NO NO NO...Not Salmonella...
For some with age comes high Cholesterol. Doc prescribed giant fish oil pills, and some other stuff that you need a prescription for. I decided to just eat the Omega 3's in its natural form in a piece of Salmon. Once a week is my goal. I like the Sockeye best but need to flavor it up some. By now you should know I like it easy and I have found nothing as easy and tasty as this so far.
I picked up the Char Crust at the local market and have used it several times and there is plenty left for more.
This is so simple. Preheat your oven to 350. Cover your broiler pan with aluminum foil. Portion out your salmon per person with the skin still on and down. Just sprinkle the herb mix on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes for medium rare to well done. I like it at about 18 minutes.
Seems to me that Asparagus goes so well with this and the timing is easy and perfect. So I almost always make this combination.
I place the asparagus in a sauté pan with a little water, pat of butter, and a sprinkle of Crazy Jane's. I bring the water to a simmer, and by the time the fish is finished
with a toss or two the asparagus has a nice tasty glaze. If you need more food put a potato in the microwave when you have 8 minutes left on your timer.
If you delicately move your spatula between the meat of the fish and the skin, the skin will stick to the aluminum and honestly you can just lift the skinned fish. Later I just remove the aluminum and don't even have to wash the broiler pan.
Sadly on this evening all our plates where in the dishwasher so all you get of the finished product is on a paper plate. OY
No worries...It tastes just as good on China as it does on China paper plates.