Friday, August 22, 2014

Last Full Day

Off tomorrow to Ct for a quick visit.
So last full day at Pompanuck

 These two free range dogs will have some major separation anxiety come Saturday afternoon
After they sleep for a few days.
 The Round House
rare empty table
A most sincere kale patch

A Night at the Opera

 Always kind David D, a BIG opera fan,  treated everyone to the local production of 
Mozart's Marriage of Figgaro
last night.

 How lucky these guys are to have this here in the Summer. Cambridge is a very small town, but it is very well located - sort of in the middle , or not that far away, from a lot of things. Bennington College being one. So, the production was really first rate, in a very old little theater next door to Scott and Lisa's Cafe ( nothing in far from anything around here  )

 Not at all sure what we where headed into, it was a very nice surprise.

 Half Time Pics

Curtain Call

Many of these young folks are graduates of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, with a sprinkling of Juilliard etc, really a first rate job ( as much as I know about Mozart Operas ). We had a very nice outing.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

toe in the water ....

Finally made it down to the Roundhouse Bakery Cafe this morning, after setting out to do so every day this week. It is such a nice and inviting place - Scott and Lisa should be very proud of what they have created . Neither one of them is here - Lisa is back home in the bakery and Scott has a nasty cold. ( David G. made him some chicken soup yesterday ) 

Time marching on, Thursday already, phase one of our trip over on Saturday , then some phase ll - but y'all know all that I want is to.......New Doctor on Saturday night - I WILL be in front of some cable television, somehow ...

Coffee and Mixed Berry Scone
It's raining today - Dr Tinkler told me it had been raining the in the Fingerlakes since we left - nothing new there. They do have just totally different weather in this part of NY from what we have in our little pocket climate of Mendon, but like I have said, its been lovely. A little bit stir crazy - the ratio to under 30 to over 30 is a little bit ( A LOT  ) big for me this year , for me children are best observed from afar, books or the occasional movie. This upclose and personal dosage might just do me for the rest of my life ......

Not sure if I will be able to get back here again before we leave, if so there will be more updates, or if the moon is in the right place, birds,clouds something ; and there is internet at home, Ill check in from there .

Still .....

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Dinner at Pompanuck

Tuesday Night
( I think - with out media my days are all Sundays )

One of my favorite things about visiting Pompanuck - really one of my favorite things in the world is just walking out the kitchen door, into the garden and then deciding what is for dinner. Beets are popping out of the ground, plenty of kale ready, and these broccoli rabe leaves will be very interesting as part of some mixed greens. Tomatoes , unlike Mendon, are all but falling off the many vines ripe.....

so much room to cook in their kitchen
simple and well picked over pre game snacks
pre game dark and stormy
Dahn enjoying a deviled egg while looking at her phone
( which has no internet )

  • just picked tomatoes
  • the still dirt warm to roasted beets
  • roasted red pepper
  • red onion 
  • rocket

Proper Lemon Risotto
Grilled Chicken 
marinated in a LOT of freshly picked thyme

Beet Greens
Broccoli Rabe Greens

There are many other people here than Neil and Dahn
and yet that is all I ever seem to take pics of ....

Tiny Pies

I know I am in sort of a rut with these, but they are so easy to make, people really love them and I am just not a baker - when two wonderful professional bakers just left the farm this morning, so I did the best I could. 

I then played - and actually enjoyed - games with real live young people

Totally kicking some Cranium butt. My other worldly humming of Modern English's I'll Stop the World and Melt with You-Went over everyones head, but would have brought a tear to any Moopah's eye.

Daily Koda

( this photo is huge - I hope it does not mess anyone up - Neil took it with the good camera, not my usual phone. But if you can embiggen, please do.)