family fun

a googlewhack undone

Got my tickets to see these lads again: a nice evening to look forward to. Fun for the whole family, as the younger set seem to really enjoy them.


Summer meals: potato salad

Always a welcome addition to the table, and I cobbled together this dressing last night.

To 2 pounds scrubbed, diced, boiled, and cooled red potatoes, add:

1/2 cup mayo (could use a stock, but I haven’t tried it)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 – 1 tsp chinese mustard power
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all that together, add it to the potatoes, and serve warm.


the delicate sound of . . . . klezmer

The temple across the street has inaugurated wedding season, from what I can gather. The bands invariably set up their PA equipment to bathe my house in frenetic klezmer music: OK in the afternoon, but when they start at 8 -9 PM, it gets old fast.

obscure pursuits

coarse gardening update


Had to break down and get some of these: the nights are just too cold for my tomatoes.