September 24, 2021
AND ANOTHER FINE WEEK IT HAS BEEN…
Boy, we sure couldn’t complain about the weather up until yesterday. It has been nearly perfect for outside activities. The pups have been enjoying their walks and horses appreciate the nice green pastures that recent rains have provided. Tomatoes that I never thought would turn red have and the peppers have reached picking size. Oh, what a little warmth and sunshine can do! I really thought the garden was done, baby, done. The rain though yesterday and today has literally been torrential at my house. Maddie and Sofia run out, do their business, and are back in split seconds. It is interesting to me that when they have to get their little paws wet their wandering spirts are left behind. Yesterday, September 21, marked the Autumnal equinox, or first day of fall in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. During the equinox the sun crosses the earth’s celestial equator, an imagined line which stretches from the north to the south. At this time, 4:02 in the afternoon, both hemispheres will receive about the same amount of daytime and nighttime. The name, equinox, is a Latin derivative and means equal night. We’ll begin to see later dawns, earlier sunsets and cooler temperatures. Personally, I don’t do well waking up in the dark. Boo hoo…
My sister Isabelle was in town from St. Pete for a few days so I had the gang for dinner on Sunday night. It was a “catered” meal from the Bistro of burgers and salmon with some great appetizers thrown in. Even with bringing food home it is still a lot of coordinating to pull off a feast for a group. We had a great time and my Mom was thrilled to have everyone together. Liz brought her 70# pup Cocoa and my girls, 10# tops, had fun with her. Life is good!!!
National Food Safety month continues with reminders of proper food practices. Cleanliness is of utmost importance. Hand washing can be your best defense against spreading illnesses. As are clean work surfaces and food products. Cooking foods to the proper temperature is imperative to assure that the temperature necessary to kill off harmful bacteria has been reached. Use a thermometer to check internal temperatures. Be certain to keep hot foods hot, above 140 degrees and cold foods cold, below 40 degrees, to maintain their safety. Keep raw and cooked foods separate from each other to reduce cross contamination. Wash and sanitize all items that have come in contact with raw food before using again.
Sharon and Max have some great Chalkboard Features. The bid sheets were not in yet as I wrote this so go to the web to check them out. djbistro.com
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO AND,
WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS!!
XO. Mary, Maddie, Sofia, Kos and Z