Month: April 2019
A Short Tale With the Possiblity of Unlimited Treks
What kind of life can you have in a house without books? Sherman Alexie
A house without books is certainly not one I would want and parents and grandparents who do not read to their children are not people I understand.
Digging the hole for the post.
Little Free Libraries are found all over the world and having seen them in various locations in our province, I wanted one. Seeing and reading about the one in Green’s Harbour, Trinty Bay closed the deal for me. Thankfully my husband agree to make me one and because the ground was frozen, it had to wait until this week to be erected.
This is now extra special because two of our grandchildren are here and helped us with the set up.
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald
Preparing to cut the ribbon.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Anne Herbert
I am blessed in that even though my grandchildren love their devices, they are avid readers.
Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
I am thrilled that two people have already stopped by to get books and another left some books.
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. Dr. Seuss
The sign reads “Take a book, leave a book”, but if you don’t have one to leave, please feel free to take one and….. spread the word.
Corner of Elderberry Lane and Poplar Road, Comfort Cove.
I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die. Patrick Rothfuss
Chile…….a culinary tale.
When we weren’t hiking the trails, mountains and in the villages with Foothills Hiking Chile, we were walking in San Fernando, in Santa Cruz, in Chimbarongo and in Santiago. In San Fernando, we happened upon a lovely restaurant and had dinner there. Most of the restaurants around our hotel in San Fernando were of the fast food variety, so we were ready for a nice dinner and my husband, somehow learning from the waiter that this dish contained meat, promptly ordered it.
Chorrillana is a Chilean dish that is made with french fries topped with different kinds of meat, sausages, caramelized onions and right at the top…..two fried or scrambled eggs.
A lovely salad.
We purchased this at the supermercado (supermarket) across from Hotel Espanol. It is a fruit that tastes like a cucumber.
Begging for this cup at the cafe that we visited did not sway the server….. “No, no, no, I cannot sell it.”
This was our own delicious feast that we bought at the market……it went over very well for our Happy Hour.
San Fernando Market
I bought these at the market and was told to boil them for an hour and sprinkle with cinnamon…. I believe they were some variety of apricot.
I love this picture. I asked if I could take her picture and she was so pleased.
The ‘mason jar’ bag ( a gift from my daughter) came in handy when I bought olives at the market.
Wine Festival in Santa Cruz
Using a hairdryer to rekindle the barbecue coals.
Cooking Class….Cazuela de Ave
Cazuela de Ave is the national dish of Chile. Chicken, vegetables, salt and pepper, cloves, coriander, paprika is used in this recipe, where we would probably use turnip, butternut squash or pumpkin is used. I don’t know if turnip is grown in Chile, but there was none to be found in the supermarkets or local market.
……a new drink.
In the little mountain village of Termas del Falco, the electricity is only on between 8 pm and midnight. This little bar had a interesting refreshment…a stout beer mixed with a can of condensed milk. Ordinarily a blender would be used, but because there was no power at this time of day, it was simply whisked with a fork.
While we were seeing the historic San Cristobal Hill in Santiago, we saw people drinking this interesting concoction …roughly translated it is peaches with wheat. The ingredients are dried peach halves, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon or orange peel, water and one cup cooked pearl barley or wheat berries. It is very, very popular in Chile and while I enjoyed it, I don’t think it would be a favourite of mine.
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
Chile you were an amazing experience.
via Lion’s Den Trail