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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lime Day

We bought a bunch of limes on sale at the store today with the plan for having a Lime Day. So far, I've made an awesome Caipirinha (the national drink of Brazil) which is limes muddled with sugar topped with a couple of ounces Cachaca and ice. Shaken well. Best drunk slowly.

Update: Here is a photo of the Caipirinha:

Then, there is the Key Lime Pie that Lynne made. Can't wait for dessert.

And, I made some ice pops from watermelon, mint, tequila, agave nectar and lime. Those are in the freezer and probably won't be ready until tomorrow.

Now, I am looking for a good way to use lime in the beer can chicken we plan to cook tonight.

BTW it was a pool day. Last night was the first skinny dip of the season. The pool is at 82° which is just right. And, after working hard all morning, we had a nice long dip this afternoon, too. Maybe more later?

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/29/2013 at 02:24 PM
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Flowers on the Deck

A nice photo from Lynne's Lytro camera of flowers on our deck. You can barely see the pool in the background too. This shows off the refocusing feature of Lytro photos nicely. Just click where you want to focus:

 

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Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/10/2013 at 11:52 AM
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Bella at the Beach

Recently we had a chance to visit very dear friends at their NJ shore house--recently restored after damage from Sandy. We were able to take the dogs. And, we were especially curious about how Bella would react to the ocean. She does like to wade in water, but had never seen salt water with waves.

Here is a video of the experience:

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/04/2013 at 04:58 AM
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Busy Week

It has been a busy week. My mother flew out to visit us for Memorial Day. The weather was awful--rainy and cold. She flew from El Paso to Houston with the plan to take a plane from there to Newark where we'd pick her up on Thursday evening. Her flight into Newark was canceled because of the weather here, and she was rerouted to San Francisco and from there to Newark! She arrived on Friday morning very tired. But, as she said, she'd seen three oceans in one day! 

That first weekend was cold and rainy and we even had fires in the fireplace on a couple of nights.

Then the weather improved and we were able to get out and about.

On Sunday we did a food tour of NOLITA in New York City. We barbequed on Memorial Day. We visited the 911 Memorial Site during the week. We took a few drives, cooked good food, hung out around the newly opened pool and generally had a great time. On her last day here we went to Warwick Valley Vineyards for a tasting and lunch.

All in all, a great visit.

She is now home having taken uneventful flights yesterday. And, I assume she is settling back into her normal routine.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/04/2013 at 04:50 AM
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Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Pool Opening

Opened the pool today. More later, I am sure!

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Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 05/20/2013 at 06:53 PM
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