Monday, July 27, 2009

On a blanket in OBX with
my baby is where I will be...

Sea Fever

by John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again,
To the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship
And a star to steer her by;
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song
And the white sail's shaking,
And the grey mist on the sea's face,
And a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again,
For the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day
With the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume,
And the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again,
To the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way,
Where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream
When the long treck's over.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sing this...

Daisy Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two !

Whilst making this...

Vodka Daisy
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. Grenadine
4 oz. Vodka

Do not attempt to ride a bicycle built for two after drinking.
We ended badly.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Sangria

One 750-ml bottle dry Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc
1 1/2 cups white cranberry or white cranberry-peach cocktail
1/2 cup peach schnapps
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1 lemon, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 orange, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
2 peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into wedges
Ice cubes
1 to 2 pints mix of fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries

In a gallon pitcher, combine the wine, cranberry juice, schnapps, lemon and lime juice. Add the seeds from the vanilla bean, the sugar and the lemon, orange and peaches. At this point, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, fill 8-ounce glasses half full of ice cubes and pour sangria over ice. Garnish with berries. Go sit in the sand, sip your sangria and thankful be.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beach Sand by Raymond A. Foss
Maybe it is the memories
the change of pace that brings us there
the sense of vacation
maybe the smell of the place
the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the grasses
but oh it is the feel of it,
the crunch and slide of it
the feeling of beach sand
so different from dirt, soil, loam
no, not earthy, moist, rich,
but oh so granular and gritty
even when wet,
moveable paper spreading under toes
sliding beneath the soles
smoothing my skin
clearing my mind
unburdening me of the rest
drawing me to the tactile, the feel
of beach sand

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ye Olde Tavern Bakery Garden Luncheon Menu

Rose Blossom Punch

Cherry Tomatoes
Filled with Blue Cheese

Wild Mushroom

Crab Phyllo Purses

Bacon Polenta

Hummus with Olives

Fruit Kebabs with
Mint and
Horseradish Dipping Sauce


"If music be the food of love, play on."

Twelfth Night

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

July 17-August 1

Rockwood Park

610 Shipley Road

Wilmington, Delaware