My Dad made it home. So what if he has to be a “tubie”, he’s walking better, cognitive skills are excellent, can do everything that is important – heck, we can’t ask for anything more. Dad went into the hospital on his Birthday and he made it home for his Anniversary. 62 years – May Day! Mom’s skinny as a toothpick, but she is holding up, too.
Me? I’m pooped (tired). It was a long day of squeezing in work, NYC traffic, flight, rental car, drive, learning the tube feeding process and fighting with the pharmacy. Add Dad getting on me that it’s garbage day tomorrow — yeah, that brain is doing just fine~
But the Sunset after a lovely 71 F (22 C) day? Amazing!
That extra shine is the sun hitting the water of a lake.
All-in-all, a very good day.
Photo: dievca 04/2018
dievca’s been sick and she’s been drinking fluids like a horse. Master has made her a mug of Rum Grog in the evenings – just to take the edge off and help her feel warm and cozy. (dark rum, lemon juice, whole cloves, brown sugar, hot water).
Having a warm libation reminded dievca of the mulled wine she would have in Maryland, years ago. It’s something she hasn’t found in NYC. So , she is determined to make it for herself when she feels better.
In her research, dievca learned that what she was actually drinking was a BISHOP — a type of mulled port. Here’s the recipe she is planning to try – it’s from Epicurious.com – original source GOURMET.
YIELD: Makes 4 drinks
- 1 navel orange
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 (750-ml) bottle Ruby Port
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Stud orange with cloves and roast in a small shallow ceramic or glass baking dish until browned and soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Carefully quarter orange, then bring orange quarters and Port just to a simmer in a 2- to 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat and serve warm.
The reviews are really positive and, yes, you do put the orange in at 400°F (about 200 Celsius) for 1.5 hours. The orange caramelizes.
Let dievca know how it goes and CHEERS!