Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hawaiian Sunset

This lovely sunset was off the Big Island in Hawaii. Just an hour or so before I took this picture, our daughter Erin and her fiance Sven were married on that knoll, overlooking the ocean. It was a beautiful wedding in a most glorious setting.

Yesterday I enjoyed a deliciously lazy day. My body was still achy and I was still wiped from all the digging, potato planting and Saturday busyness, so I opted for a partial day of rest to recharge.

I did manage to get about an hour or so in the studio but my heart was definitely not in it. My body was much happier reclining in my office chair doing glaze chemistry, watching TV and only getting up to tend my seedlings and cook.

Today I should be able to get at least 6 hours of studio time, unless the predicted afternoon rains don't come, in which case I'll take an hour or so break in the afternoon and finish planting my potatoes and maybe even transplanting my leeks.

I'm doing a simple, orecchette pasta with an oil,anchovy, garlic sauce with pignoli nuts and steamed broccoli florets for dinner. It's one of my quick dishes for busy days, and a favorite as well. Any kind of pasta is my idea of comfort food.

If I get a chance I'll try to get one or both of my new sourdough starters mixed some time today, if I can, so I can make my first sour dough bread later this week.

Till later,


  1. i got my starter but not at all what i exspected it was 2TSP. FUll in a small bag:( And Lovely picture i can just look at all night. Lucky, wish i was there.

  2. I was surprised to see how little there was. The starter I got from King Arthur flour was in a liquidy state. The other starters were in a dry form.
    In fact, another one arrived yesterday. Now I just have to find time to get them started. I have two in the fridge already and 3 more waiting to get started. I'm going to have to get a separate fridge for all these starters! LOL