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!

They’re Not Dead

They’re just sleeping.

One day they will be on the road again, perfectly restored and stunning in their finned splendor.