Kitchen Melodies

Mandoline.

Makes slicing vegetables etc. so much easier. Daikon slices, uniformly so thin that one can (nearly) ready a newspaper through them, until now a nearly unattainable goal.

Today we got a mandoline – at half price.

Yeah!

Next stop: Buddha’s Delight.

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Even without Mardi Gras, “joie de vivre ” is the motto of the day.

Freshly baked beignets and cherries make a good breakfast any Monday morning.

Meet Sofie

6 feet tall, weighing in at approx. 140 pounds and cute as a (rather largish) button: Sofie, the baby giraffe at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Born on April 22, 2013, Sofie has only been on exhibit for a couple of weeks; and yes, even at 6 feet she is quite tiny, compared to her parents. But she’ll get there!