Saturday, January 6, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona - Singh Farms Vegetable Portraits

During the winter season and in to spring, Singh's Farm produces a beautiful basket for their market.  It is enough for me for the week and it is so beautiful that I need to take vegetable portraits before I enjoy the harvest.  The first shot is a "family shot" and then the others are individual or small groups.

 Heirloom tomatoes
 Orange Beets
 Fennel and broccoli
 Cauliflower, carrot, parsley and cilantro.
 Napa Cabbage
 A group photo of the red and orange beet family.
 Kale, carrots, chard
 Oranges and grapefruits.

Singh Farms

8900 E. Thomas Rd.
ScottsdaleAZ 85256

Friday, January 5, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona - First Friday Glass

First Friday is a celebration of all things art.  Tonight the fun was at Circle 6 Studios and SW Art Glass.  It is run by a group from Pittsburgh, so of course there were Steeler signs proudly hung.

I watched.  This intrigues me so I will likely take classes at some point. The photos are from the glass blowing section.  The other section has torch beads, fused, and stained glass.

Link to the Studios to see more.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Amadeus Silver - Last Dinner

I am spoiled and I will miss this.

The wine choice for today is
White - 2015 Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany
Red - 2015 Dornfelder from Rheinhessen, Germany

Shopska Salad
Cucumber, tomato, olives, bell pepper, fresh chop parsley, olive oil topped with shredded feta cheese.
or Beef Carpaccio with parmesan chips, rucola salad and honey mustard sauce.

My soup selection was Yellow Bell Pepper Potage with prawn dumplings.

or Classic Minestrone with tomato broth with pasta, zucchini, kidney beans and eggplant

My main course choice was Sesame Crusted Barramundi Fillet with egg noodles, vegetables and oyster sauce.
or Austrian Flaker Beef Gulch with Spätzle and pickled cucumber
or Stuffed Mushroom with Feta Cheese served with yogurt dip and vegetables, couscous

My desert choice was Crème Brulée Brown Sugar Crust served with fresh berries.
or Fresh Fruits
orCheese Plate

Danube River - winter Scene

The trees are bare. Life along the river has slowed. The views are best in black and white. We are sailing all day from Bratislava.

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." Robert Louis Stevenson

Amadeus Silver - Captain’s Dinner #2

The Captain's Dinner continued...

Lemon Sorbet with sparkling wine and mint.

One of the choices for the main dish was Oven Roasted Fillet of Roastbeef served with ginger-bread sauce, potato gratin, and Romanesco.

My selection was Grilled North Atlantic Salmon served on grilled leek with wild rice and saffron sauce.
Or you could have a Cheese Soufflé with roasted garlic velouté.

Some nice chocolates

Desert was MS Amadeus Silver Baked Alaska.

Amadeus Silver - Captain’s Dinner #1

Tonight we celebrated the trip at the Captain's dinner.
The wine choice was:
White - 2015 Grüner Veltliner, Langenlois, Austria
Red - Blauer Zweigelt, Langenlois, Austria

My appetizer choice was Trio of Smoked Salmon, carpaccio, California roll and tartar with spicy wasabi soy sauce.

Or Arugula salad, cherry tomatoes, roasted nuts, grapes and croutons.

The soup was cappuccino from Forest Mushrooms with Chester Stick.

and an Oven Baked Cannelloni stuffed with Ricotta served with Sauce Alfredo

and it continued!  See the  next post.