Saturday, January 7, 2017

Evalena “Grandma Sally” Coulton

In winter when I was a kid my Grandmother used to make something she called a “Welsh Rarebit.”

Turns out there are many variations on this theme but they all use tomato, toasted bread and melted cheese in some combination. 

I even found one called a “Blushing Bunny.”

AllRecipes melts the cheese right into tomato soup.

Martha skips the soup entirely and tops the bread and cheese
 with a slice of tomato.

But Grandma always made tomato soup and floated the bread and cheese in the middle.

I started with a big Vidalia, chopped, and softened in olive oil, with a teaspoon of hot red pepper flakes and another teaspoon of good ground cumin.

While your onion is softening, 
clean a lot of fresh green basil.

You’ll have to add a couple cups of water, too, 
but I had frozen leek stock because y'know, of course I did.

So add two 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes and 2 cups of water.

Or frozen stock. Whatever.

This has to bubble for awhile, perhaps 10 or 15 minutes. Cook the tomatoes and let the onions melt.

Then dump in the basil.

And blend without further cooking, to keep the basil fresh.

Perhaps add salt, or more pepper if it needs it.

I miss snow. I miss Grandma, too.

Friday, January 6, 2017

take a walk and one last look

It all changes this year.

Have a thoughtful weekend.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

why we are...

...where we are.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

pennies from heaven

They’re gonna start with simple food deliveries in sports stadiums, 
but it won’t be long until drones bring your Amazon stuff.

A large blimp carrying an airborne warehouse will be fed product by smaller blimps.

A fully stocked warehouse 45,000 feet in the air will hold the drones and the product and be called an “Airborne Fulfillment Center.”

Earthbound warehouses feed the smaller blimps, 
they’ll feed the larger blimps 
and the drones will fly your products down to you.

Then they’ll recharge for pennies on the top of existing street lighting.

Don’t think this is too farfetched.

Amazon has already applied for the patents.

Monday, January 2, 2017

the best still on its way

When the river was deep I didn't falter,

When the mountain was high I still believed.

When the valley was low it didn't stop me, no no,

I knew you were waiting.

I knew you were waiting for me.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jesus knows best