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Sunday, August 23, 2009

local flavor

spent the day near bear creek yesterday. actually in kittridge. it seems so easy to forget just how peaceful and simply beautiful the mountain locations are all around me. i worked a 90th birthday celebration which consisted of 4 generations of a family in a creekside location. the house was built in 1909 and was a monster at that time. it remains impressive, but what is more memorable is the actual parcel of land and the footprint of the house on that terrain. my heart opened immediately upon arrival. no doubt it was a fantastic place to grow up and hone an imagination.

today is an active day, too. i live in a set of rowhouses by the park. we are installing insulation today in the attics for what should be obvious reasons. i imagine that will take most of my day somehow. i have some additional work to do on the next newsletter, and i am attempting to help redesign the patient handbook at work. it was plenty outdated. maybe i can get in a movie, too.

here is a recipe for one of my favorite summer salads this year.(it's from food and wine)

2 Granny Smith apples (about 1 pound)—quartered lengthwise, cored and thinly sliced crosswise
1 small sweet onion, such as Vidalia, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
One 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into 1/8-by-2-inch matchsticks
1/2 cup finely grated peeled fresh coconut
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely shredded basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Lemon Verbena Oil
Toss the apples with the onion, ginger, coconut, lemon juice and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons of Lemon Verbena Oil and toss; serve.

peace.... and hava pleasant summer sunday...

today's sound choice is a colorado band. here is meese with "the start of it"


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