Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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HANDS BEHIND THE WHEEL

Skilled hands bring
lambs wool to yarn.

Shear and comb,
then dye in shades
your color's choice.

The caring touch and feel
of a spinner's wheel,
pedaling beauty by the
ball and skein.




Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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TUNE UP
YOUR PASTA

Here's an old world pasta maker
that you can strum like a guitar.

An Italian chitarra was in style in the 1800's
and a clever way to make home-made pasta.
You can still buy these "pasta guitars"
with their tunable wire strings,
and an effective way of pushing sheets of pasta
into delicious strands of fettucini or spaghetti.

"Pasta harps" are great family fun
in the kitchen.




Monday, February 27, 2012

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ROGUE UNDERGROUND
GOES CANADIAN

This month's Rogue Underground Dining Society
event was titled "Homage",
featuring the flavors and cuisine
of Montreal, and it's French influence.

Rogue mystery chefs prepared 8 courses
of authentic French dishes
from favorite Montreal restaurants . . .
even shipping in unique ingredients from Canada.

22 lucky guests were treated to an evening
of tempting dishes and accompanying beverages.

Bon App├ętit!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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A GENTLEMAN'S
WINE CELLAR

(Be still my heart!)

A properly stocked, temperature controlled,
custom milled wine cellar.

A well thought out collection,
with a concentration of rare, collectable bottles.

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont, Tuscany,
Napa, Sonoma, Champagne, special bottlings,
grand crus, first growths, the best vintages.
Magnums, double magnums.
Oh my!

A liquid fortune.

(Who's got a corkscrew?)




Saturday, February 25, 2012

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SCENES FROM
A GENTLEMAN'S LIBRARY

Details from a well decorated room,
on a late afternoon visit.




Friday, February 24, 2012

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LANDMARK TREE
REINCARNATED

Imagine the sorrow
of losing a 100-year-old tree
that marked the front yard of your home.

What a wonderful decision
to preserve its place in the neighborhood,
transforming its massive trunk
into a work of art . . .

hand carved and reincarnated
into a legendary griffin.

After all,
griffins are known through the ages
for guarding treasures, kingdoms
and priceless treasures . . .

like this home on Rock Hill Road
in the "historic walk" section
of Webster Groves, Missouri.