Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sun and Rainclouds.

Art Nouveau.

One minute it is sunny and the sky is blue and the next minute it is cloudy, with big angry rain clouds hovering threateningly overhead.

Richie and the dogs went to the park in the hope of it staying pleasant; hope so as it would be nice for the dogs.

They really need a good time in the park, as they have not had a long walk in the park due to the shitty weather recently..

In a moment they should be back, as I typed that the door opened and the dogs charged in followed by Richie.

They are very happy and relaxed now which is just how we like our dogs to be, Richie is off down the market via the pet shop for some of the dog's favourite food, tripe.

Have eaten tripe in England, and have cooked it myself and it was very good, I marinated it overnight and cooked it in red wine, in a spicy rich tomato sauce and it was gorgeous.

Recall some friends coming round for dinner, they thought the food was very good and tried unsuccessfully to guess what it was.

They guessed all sorts but never what it was, just when I nearly told them what it was, one of them said 'as long as it is not tripe'.

At that moment I was so relieved that I had not told them that it was indeed tripe, can't remember now what I told them.

Probably that it was a piece of beef, that needed long slow cooking, felt bad for not telling them but did not want to upset them.

Forgot then that not everyone wants to be adventurous and try things that are strange to them.

Sitting is going slowly; when I sat for four hours on Tuesday it all went well, but subsequent days have been more tiring.

That could also be the effect of the antibiotics, which do wipe you out and upsets the entire body.

As soon as the course of antibiotics is finished I have another course of tablets to take.

Richie is off to the market now, poor Spike is crying because he can not go with him, poor little thing.

He has just come back from an hour in the park having a wonderful time chasing the ball and has nothing to be so upset about, but that is not how Spike sees it.

It is sunny again, the last hurrah before the sun goes away for the day, hope you all have a good day today.


Rain said...

Oh poor Spike! He wants his pack together!!! :)
Hi Herrad! We are having similar weather. From my view right now, the sky is dark and cloudy, but behind me, in the front of the house, it's sunny! There is rain in our forecast for the week, and maybe some snowflakes!
I have to say I've never tried tripe. I'm one of those picky eaters who doesn't like something, even if I haven't tried it, lol....I went my whole life missing out on asparagus until a friend of mine "accidentally" put it in an omelet and I loved it. Silly huh?

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Spike is happy now, Richie came home and he brought dog treats, tripe and chews,l so both dogs are happy.
Food can be difficult, I like to try things.
Glad you discovered asparagus, they are also good in a quiche or as your green veg with either butter or olive oil, yummy.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad

I hope the evening is pleasant, sounds like the dogs and all are happy now. I had a dish served to me once with goat meat in it, tasted bland, and after I found out what it was I was not happy about it.

It's morning here and i'm making pasta to take in a container to my daughter.


Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by, pasta for your daughter sounds very good.
Guess we all eat food is we are used to, in Trinidad they do an excellent goat curry.
I intend to enjoy this evening hope you have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Herrad,
I like asparagus baked on a cookie sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of garlic salt - yum.

It is lightly cloudy right now, and has warmed up to 9C. That's still cold to me, but oh, well. I'm waiting for a friend to arrive for a visit. She's quite late; perhaps I should call her cell phone.

I have never had tripe, and am unlikely to do so!

ρομπερτ said...

Dear Herrad,
I'd like to wish you a wonderful first Advent.
Whenever I come home and Stefan opens the door, he wants to go out as well, regardless whether it rains or if it is cold or during the night - we usually sit in the living room than and play a game.
Never tried Tripe as well.
A wonderful Sunday for you all.

Herrad said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for coming by, we must try aspargus in the oven sometime, it sounds good.

Hi Robert,
Thanks for your visit, have a good day tomorrow too.

Thanks both ofmyou for coming by.

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Herrad

We seem to be having identical weather. Have a pleasant Sunday

Nat said...

Sun and Rainclouds... a step up on London - we've had a most monster hail storm - turned the garden almost white! Enjoy the rest of Sunday :)

Joan said...

Walked dogs are happy dogs off to the land of nod after their exersize. I was brought up eating tripe during rationing it was one thing you could get I loved it with mashed potatoes. Could not eat it now though. Have a peaceful Sunday. Love Joan

Herrad said...

Hi Nat,
Thanks for coming by, the hailstorm sounds amazing, hope it did not damage the garden.
We have just had lots of rain here.

Hi Carole,
Thanks for your visit too, all this rain is stopping me going out.

Thanks both of you for coming by, again it is wet and cold today.
Wish the rain would stop so that I can go out.
Have a good Sunday.