So You Think You Can Dance… by stegaliu
July 23, 2009, 6:47 am
Filed under: Misc

This might seem random because I’ve neer talked about my love for the show, So You Think You Can Dance but last night’s performance by Melissa and Ade was so beautiful it had the audience, the judges, the dancers and me sitting at home on my couch, crying. Thought it was worth posting.


*YAWN* by stegaliu
July 7, 2009, 7:46 am
Filed under: Madeline Pawlbright

All that blogging has left us very, very tired.  More to come as the summer stretches on… and after a good nap.


FARM DAY! by stegaliu
July 7, 2009, 7:41 am
Filed under: Family, PA

Just before the Fowlkes left town, we found time to visit the Lafferty’s farm with John and Aidan.  Carter and Aidan got along swimmingly on the Forth, with Carter insisting on referring to Aidan not by his name but simply as “my friend”.  The farm is owned by Kir’s grandfather’s cousin (I’ll let Nell figure out exactly what that makes him in relation to me) and we often go there on nice days to feed the livestock.  It was a real treat to get to go there with Carter.

They took a ride on a tractor.


Fed some goats, which Carter was a little unsure about.


Also a little unsure about the ponies.


So we spent some time down by the pond.


Where Carter was quite sure he wanted to put his feet in the water.


And spent his last few moments with his “friend” looking for fish.


Many thanks to John for taking us over there last minute.  Hopefully more pics of Carter and his friend will be up on the Fowlkes Family Update when Eli gets back from her business trip.  Pressure’s on!

PLEASE TOUCH! by stegaliu
July 7, 2009, 7:07 am
Filed under: Family, Holidays

During their trip up for the 4th, Kir and I gave Eli and Thomas some respite from their little one while they poked around Old City.  We took Carter to what is quite possibly the perfect place for kids in Philly, the Please Touch Museum.  Keep an eye on the Fowlkes Family Update for more pictures from their trip later on in the week.

July 6, 2009, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Cooking, NYC

While in New York, Nell and the gang took Kir and I down to Red Hook.  No, we weren’t going to Ikea (we have two of those in Philly, thank you very much).  There are ballfields there where several Latin and South American communities have recreational soccer and baseball leagues that they take very seriously.  They also take their food very seriously, so several top notch vendors set up shop on Sundays.  Needless to say, they have developed *quite* a following among foodies and amateur athletes alike.

Choices abound: Colombian, Venezuelan, Dominican, Mexican, Chilean… you get the picture.  In case you don’t get the picture, here are several. (Note: this is my first time using the “gallery” feature on wordpress, so if it turns out to be a failure I’ll repost the old fashioned way.)

FIRST HARVEST by stegaliu
July 6, 2009, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Cooking, PA

Hello all.  Prepare yourself for a bounty of fresh posts (well, a handful) from Yours Truly Who Hasn’t Blogged In Forever.  In keeping with this theme of not getting anything for a long time and then suddenly having more than you know what to do with, the first post will involve our garden.

You might remember it looking like this:


Now, after an incredibly wet June and tons of recent sun, it looks like this:


And that’s just one of the beds.  Here’s some of the pickings.


Guess I’d better get myself into the kitchen before all of this freshness goes to waste.