Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Just back from a work trip to Louisville, KY. While there, I attended a professional conference, but I also had the chance to see some sights. Louisvillians are a really friendly bunch. They were all eager to see that I had enough to eat, that I knew what to see while in town, that I was going to "come back and see us, now." Truly, I was a friend they hadn't met yet.
Eggs and grits for breakfast. Add a biscuit and coffee and I'm in heaven.
This is a Kentucky Hot Brown. Toast, turkey, tomato, bacon, Mornay sauce, and mushrooms. AKA heart attack on a plate.
I spent some time wandering in the beautiful Cherokee and Seneca parks. I dabbled my feet in the creek and listened to the bugs and birds. I enjoyed all the green. I imagined this must be what it looked like in Daniel Boone's time.
Cherokee Park. Beautiful. GREEN.
One night I went to a true neighborhood dive - no a/c, just big fans going; beverages were listed on the greasy menus as "coke products." I ordered the fried chicken and I swear they went out back to kill it, it took so long to get to me. And, they served me up half that bird. It was pretty amazing. "Baby, when you want chicken, we give you CHICKEN," cracked the sassy waitress before going outside for a smoke.
I found a fantastic little cafe with the most amazing fresh baked bread, sweet iced tea, and soup.
Not to mention the peanut butter and ganache "sin bar."
I enjoyed a personalized tour of amazing architecture in Old Louisville. I also survived the summer storms.
I didn't get to drink any bourbon, but according to all my new Kentucky friends, I'll be coming back for another visit.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
FROM: a page from her book
Hello. I don't know you, and you don't know me. But when I was getting a drink at the drinking fountain in my place of business, I noticed your wad of gum sitting on the drain in the water fountain. And I have questions for you.
Where do you think that gum is gonna go?
And if it accidentally fell out of your mouth, and you don't want to pick it up and put it in the trash can that's five feet away, what makes you think someone else wants to?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
It's so easy - take a slightly stale loaf of sweet french bread (not sourdough), slice it up, dip each slice into sweetened condensed milk, then into grated coconut. Pop it under the broiler until the coconut browns. Pour a big glass of milk, or a nice cup of coffee, and enjoy.
ps. you were expecting photos, weren't you? Well, I ate it all up before I could get the camera. I'll try to take some pics next time.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We like the same things - wandering the streets, antique-store cruising, eating, reading....
One of the best parts of the trip was meeting Levi. Levi joined my friend's family last fall, after years of prayers, and lots of agony. He is a great little guy.
Levi and I got along just fine. I can't wait to watch him grow up. And I can't wait for our next visit!