AAAhhh Sue Boo Ko

Hello

Today we are going to Muse about Osso buco and Panna cotta.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Diner Party

Diner Party

AAAhhh Sue Boo Ko

Jeanette sets a pretty table and cooks a splendid dinner.  That is what we did Saturday with a small group of our friends.

First we sent out the invitation.

Dinner Invitation

Dinner Invitation

Then several days in advance Jeanette planned the menu:

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Osso buco with Saffron Risotto, onions and snap peas

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

Coffee, Cappuccino, Wine

Saturday we completed the food preparation.  Some of it had been done in advance.

Dinner under way

Dinner under way

These were the veal shanks ready for then sauce and the reheating.

Veal Shanks

Veal Shanks

The table was set.

The Table was set

The Table was set

Set Table

Set Table

And the living room was uncluttered.

Living Room

Living Room

We had Lillian and Nery over to help.

Getting ready

Getting ready

Even Teddy participated

Even Teddy participated

We were set.  All we needed were the guests.  They arrived at the appointed time and we had a very pleasant evening with good company, conversation and food.

Several guests were unfamiliar with the dessert, Blood Orange Panna Cotta.  They really liked it.  So I will share the recipe with you.  I got it years ago from weight watchers so you know it is not fattening.

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

servings 9
Ingredients

3.75 cups fresh orange juice from about 18 blood oranges
2 2/3 teaspoons unsweetened gelatin
18 packets Splenda
1/3 cup sugar
10.5 Tbsp orange zest
1 cup Nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup evaporated whole milk
cardoman seeds

Instructions:

Pour 1 1/2 cup juice in a medium saucepan: sprinkle gelatin over.  Let stand 15 minutes

Stir gelatin mixture over low heat until the gelatin dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes

Add 18 packets of Splenda and 7.5 teaspoons orange peel.  Stir until Splenda dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Strain into medium bowl, pressing on solids.  Discard the solids left in the strainer.

Cool juice mixture 10 minutes.

Whisk yogurt, evaporated milk, and lemon juice into the orange juice mixture until smooth.  Divide among nine small goblets.

Chill until set, at least 4 hours ahead.

Stir 2 cups orange juice, 1/3 cup sugar, 3 teaspoons orange peel and cardamon in medium sauce pan over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Increase heat and boil until reduces to 9 tablespoons, 16 to 17 minutes.

Strain syrup into small bowl:  chill

Spoon some syrup over each Panna cotta and serve.

More to come

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4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Awestruck

Awestruck

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Joyful

Joyful

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Southern Bridge

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Today we are going to Muse about change.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Southern Bridge

Southern Bridge

Southern Bridge

Down the street from where I live stood the Southern Boulevard Bridge, a drawbridge.  It was one of three drawbridges that connect Palm Beach to the mainland.  The other two have formal names, but locally they are referred to as the “North Bridge” and the “Middle Bridge”.  So that is the set: North, Middle and South.

These are pretty substantial bridges:

North Bridge

North Bridge

Middle Bridge

Middle Bridge

You can see by comparison the South Bridge was pretty dated.  It had to go. Too bad, I rather liked the scale of it and had used it as a subject in several painting.

Intra Coastal Connection

IntraCoastal Connection

Drawbridge

Drawbridge

Fishermen on Southern

Fishermen on Southern

You have probably seen it many times.  When the Trumpet comes to town it is the road he takes to Mar a Lago.

So the plan is to build a temporary bridge next to the old bridge.  Then tear down the old bridge and build a new bridge and then tear down the temporary bridge.  Should take several years.

The process is underway.

Road Closed Here

Road Closed Here

This is where the entrance to the old bridge was.  To the left is the new temporary road.  The structure behind the yellow machinery is the temporary bridge.  The bridge does not tilt open;  the road bed between the vertical supports is raised in a horizontal position to the top of the structure when the bridge opens.

Mar a Lago

Mar a Lago

You can see the east end of the bridge has been removed.  That is Trump’s club, Mar a Lago in the distance.

Old Deck

Old Deck

The old deck is hauled away some place.

It is going to be a while

It is going to be a while

So this is what is happening in our neighborhood.  We are going to deal with this for some time.

On a different note, I’ll show you something interesting, a mystery.

Look at this photo:

Looking East

Looking East

I took this at the beach the other day.  Do you see anything interesting?  In the water, up by the horizon?

line in the water

line in the water

Here is a close-up.  That is the wake of a boat that went by about ten minute before.  Not a large boat.  Why is that still there?  It is a mystery.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

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Afternoon Mooring

Afternoon Mooring

Harbor Boats

Harbor Boats

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Intracoastal Mooring

Intracoastal Mooring

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Baa Baa Black Sheep

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Today we are going to Muse about hidden meanings.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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black sheep

black sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

A bit of trivia is what we are about today.  Simple things are often not what they seem to be.  Take the nursery rhyme  Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Baa Baa Black Sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for the Master
And one for the Dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

As a child I enjoyed the rhythm of the words and the rhyme, but never really thought about what was being communicated.  Recently I read a blog that discussed its meaning.

It is about commerce and taxation.

In the 1700’s in England, black wool garnered a better price than ordinary wool. It did not require the expense in time and money of dyeing the wool.  It was the preferred wool.

The Master and the Dame do not refer to landed gentry.   The Master refers to the king;  the Dame refers to the church.  One bag for the king: one bag for the church.  This was taxation, a high rate of taxation:  66%.

The remaining bag went to “the little boy who lives down the lane”, meaning the shepherd or commoner.

I find this kind of stuff interesting.  Simple things are often not what they seem to be.

More to come

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Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

My work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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 Works available

Along North County Road

Along North County Road

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Society of Four Arts

Society of Four Arts

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Inlet

Inlet

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On The Subject of Euphemism

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Today we are going to Muse about euphemism.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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On The Subject of Euphemism

pass away

euphemistic die: she passed away in her sleep.

I am of the age now that I find myself on occasion reading the obituaries . . . to check up on my friends.

Down here, Florida,  people “go to their reward”, “rise to heaven” or simply “pass away”.  Most simply “pass away”.

Today I read the following:  “On (date). a cloudy and drizzly afternoon, the heavens opened up as our beloved Dad embarked on his journey home into the arms of our Lord surrounded by angels.  Awaiting his arrival were his departed parents (name),  his wife (name) and his brother (name).”

Oh My!

Just so you know, when I am gone please do not pass me away.  I would like it said that I “died”.

On a different subject

with the word “away” in mind, it seems a lot of people are away.

Last week started like this

angry sky

angry sky

and much of the week , each day it seems, we had rain.

Teddy liked it.

Standing in the rain

Standing in the rain

Finally we had a break, a nice day.  We headed out to the Beach Club.

Where did everyone go?

There was no-one on the croquet courts,

Empty Croquet Court

Empty Croquet Court

no-one in the pool,

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

or the grounds nearby.

Pool Area

Pool Area

There was one person on the beach.

One Person

One Person

We basically had the place to ourselves.

Jeanette and Claude

Jeanette and Claude

Everyone was away.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

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Impressions of Florida

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Spring Palms

Spring Palms

Click to see

Tropical Ballet

Tropical Ballet

Snag

Snag

Click to See

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And The Rains Came

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Today we are going to Muse about being responsible.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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And The Rains Came

We are in the summer pattern.

Approaching storm

Approaching storm

In Palm Beach county, Florida,  afternoon rain and thunderstorms nearly every day made May 2018 the wettest May on record going back to 1895.  It has been wet.

Inland, people have dealt with flooding because the ground is saturated and cannot absorb the water.  We are fortunate to live by the waterway on a coastal ridge so flooding is not our issue.

water line

water line

However, today as I walked the dog, I saw this at the end of the street.  You can see on the left the line of leaves left by the rain runoff. The street was a river last night.

 

 

 

 

A month and more of rain has caused our yards to green, as if they were on a growth hormone.

Lush and green

Lush and green

Thick with follage

Thick with Foliage

Now you can image this is a yardman’s paradise.  Every day there are crews up and down the street mowing lawns, trimming hedges and trees, raking and blowing.  The noise can be intrusive.  Fortunately they normally do not start their work before 8AM.

In many parts of the country when yard work is done, the removal of debris is the responsibility of the crew performing the work.  But, here in West Palm Beach, the sheer volume is such that the city or county provides the removal service.  They do not want debris left on the street for long periods , nor do they want people to dispose of the debris illegally to avoid paying landfill fees.  So we are taxed for yard debris removal service and weekly, in our case on Wednesday, a large truck with a grabber works its way down the street removing the yard material left behind.

That is great.  But there is a limit.

The debris pile should not be larger than the size of a refrigerator.  Or there about!

small pilev

small pile

This is OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

medium pile

medium pile

This is pushing the envelope, but will probably get by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoa nelly!

Whoa Nelly!

Looking East

Looking East

 

Whoa Nelly!  You gotta be kidding me!  I’ll bet you a dollar to a nickel that pile is there for weeks.

Our street is narrow so this is a safety issue.

 

 

Not good.

HARRUMPH!

more to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com

 If you like Musings, take a moment and click the subscription button on the side-bar to the right so you will be notified by e-mail when I make a new post.

****************************************

Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
Click on title below to preview

Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

*****************************

These are New Works at

                                thomas-tribby.pixels.com

Spring Palms

Spring Palms

Click to see

Tropical Ballet

Tropical Ballet

Snag

Snag

Click to See

For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us:

 

 

 

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