Happy September! I have been so busy at work ... I'm really pleased that I got these blogs put together ahead of time. SUNDAY is the big moving day for the furniture and I'm ready! I'm looking forward to getting everything straightened up and taking some new 'updated' photo's of my apt! WEET!!! I have no funnies today ... sorry about that ... I just don't have but a minute here!!! So on we go with the rest!
~Pearl S. Buck
noun: Colored glass or enamel used in mosaic.
From Italian smalto (enamel, glaze), related to smelt (to melt).
"Using Carrara marble, Venetian gold, and glass smalto, Elaine M. Goodwin creates mosaics inspired by the Classical, Byzantine, Victorian, and contemporary worlds."
Lo! where the Moon along the sky
Sails with her happy destiny;
Oft is she hid from mortal eye
Or dimly seen,
But when the clouds asunder fly
How bright her mien!
Far different we--a froward race,
Thousands though rich in Fortune's grace
With cherished sullenness of pace
Their way pursue,
Ingrates who wear a smileless face
The whole year through.
If kindred humours e'er would make
My spirit droop for drooping's sake,
From Fancy following in thy wake,
Bright ship of heaven!
A counter impulse let me take
And be forgiven.
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup crème fra&ircirc;che
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
2 pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (from 1 medium)
1 pound fusilli or other short spiral pasta
3/4 cup chopped mixed herbs such as basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, and tarragon
Whisk together oil, crème fraîche, vinegar, sugar (if using), 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Coarsely chop tomatoes and toss with shallot and dressing. Marinate until ready to use, at least 10 minutes.
While tomatoes stand, cook fusilli in a pasta pot of well-salted boiling water until al dente. Drain in a colander and immediately add to tomato mixture, tossing to combine. Cool to warm or room temperature (do not chill), tossing occasionally, then stir in herbs.