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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Oh, Julia...

you know I adore you and all of your recipes - well, mainly your potage parmentier - but this one was a stinker.  I'm sorry, but your famous Cherry Clafouti tastes like a cyanide-flavored crap pancake.  Maybe it's because the cherries weren't French, or because I used almond extract instead of Amaretto, I don't know.  I might just be a crappy cook - but I don't think so.  I may not be Julia Child, but I'm certainly not without culinary skills.  And because I love you, Julia, I will give this another try - maybe with peaches or plums - and without the almond flavoring.
I dutifully ate it for dinner, so as not to waste a perfectly good two cups of fresh pitted cherries, but I didn't enjoy it.  Not one bit.  And neither did Aggie.  Just saying.

1 comment:

  1. The Amaretto probably makes the difference. Almond extract is WAY too powerful when I have tried to substitute it.

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