Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Snippets..................

We have been having mouse troubles here at home for the last 3 to 4 weeks. Not the usual furry kind that can find their way in once the cold sets in, no this was the computer kind. So we I decided to go back to the future and get a wired mouse and eliminate the wireless mouse problems. And praise be, I can once again use the computer for blogging and reading and solitaire!

After our 4 day windstorm with fallen trees all over our community, the weather has calmed a bit. But the rain gutters were packed with leaves. And then last night it rained, really hard. So hard the water was falling off the roof like a waterfall. We have some drying out to do on the patio.....

During the windstorm, this was where you would find the cat, he really wanted to be out, but that wind is just so darn frightening!

Between the rain, raised beds are being built in the garden. The finished beds will be two boards high in some spots, three boards high in others.

And from the kitchen wall......

.....a replica of the label on the side of an apple bin from Wapato Fruit & Cold Storage Co. I actually found this when I moved here to Vancouver from Yakima back in 1987 and it has been in my home keeping the memories of living in Yakima fresh in my memories.

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. We appreciate your time and your wonderful comments.

The Negroni, a deeply rich and complex drink

This drink is a cinch to make, just pour over ice and sip. It is rich, complex and a beverage to sip and enjoy leisurely with conversation or music. A perfect way to end the week or relax during the weekend.

The directions on the back of the bottle indicated to mix, shake and strain using a closed top vessel, but our simplified version worked very well also.....

from the back of the Campari bottle
makes 1

1 oz Campari
1 oz Russo Vermouth
1 oz Gin

Pour over ice in a glass, stir gently. Add a twist of fresh orange peel and enjoy!

PS, we were out of oranges.......(but the orange would be delicious in there)

As always thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. We appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

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