Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I had a concert at Stony Brook with the orchestra on Saturday. I had some free time between the afternoon rehearsal and the evening concert and a friend went out to Long Island with me, so we went into the neighboring town for dinner. Port Jefferson is a small port village. There is a little lighthouse and a ferry to Connecticut and lots of sailboats, since it is on the north shore of Long Island. All the houses and shops are cute and look historic. Very cute. It's also the last stop on the Long Island Railroad line that I ride. So if I ever fall asleep on the train and miss my stop, that is where I will end up. I liked the old clock in the town square. It seems like it would fit in a movie. Here it is:
Friday, March 16, 2012
Sometimes I like to make omelettes for breakfast...or for dinner. They usually don't turn out looking all that great. Often one piece of it gets stuck and when I try to do the fold it crumbles. Or when I try to slid it onto the plate it folds or falls apart. All kinds of things can go wrong. My "omelette" is normally something between an omelette and a scramble. But this morning... this morning was different. I made a personal record best-looking omelette. So I thought I would share. Filled with spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese, the ingredients were spread out perfectly and tasted delicious. Slightly crisp on the outside, nice and smooth on the inside. The mushrooms and spinach were cooked to just the right texture. And that baby folded right over and slid out of the skillet and onto my plate with no hangups. Doesn't get much better than this. Woohoo!