Mary's blog and Sharon's chalkboard features - June 23, 2017
And, another fine week it has been! After a great AM ride on Z I spent the rest of yesterday spiffing up “Brady Acres.” The perennial gardens are growing in leaps and bounds, there are lots and lots of baby tomatoes and the pole beans, peppers and eggplants well on their way to adult hood. I have a variety of lettuces – bibb, red and green leaf and romaine which get along well together in a simple salad tossed with red wine vinegar and olive oil. There is not much better than a freshly picked mixed green salad. Well, maybe, one with tomatoes from the garden. That is a few weeks away though. All the fountains got their monthly “bath” and treated with an algae and mosquito inhibitor. I enjoy the sound of falling water; it is my music while working in the yard.
I loved the storms and lightning that passed last night and watched from my side porch. It was magnificent. Better still, Niki will sometimes shiver and shake but had no problems with the noise and flashes of light. It must be her “old age” kicking in. 12 is the magic number I guess. Even at their recent yearly physical, they were calm, cool and collected. Way, way different that the norm. Both had a great check-up, got their shots and heart worm tests and are resting quietly as I write. They, like my big boys Z and Picasso, get a shot of Benadryl before their vaccinations to ward off upset tummies and aches and pains that sometimes result from the inoculations. I’m a dog mom freak and won’t take them in to the waiting room as Pico is an aggressive little 12 pounder who will sniff any dog any size and get his chops licked as a result. In dog terms “his bark is much worse than his bite.” The office girls I’m sure talk about the crazy Mary Brady who waits for a phone call in her car that the “room” is ready for her dogs. Yikes. I do what I can for them…
Our summer menu is in full force and there are some new favorites including the Smoked Trout Dip, Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Asian Chop Salad, Korean Chicken Tacos and New York Strip. Of course, The AWESOME Brady Gazpacho is always a HIT as is the Lobster Scramble at Brunch.
Sharon and Crew have some wonderful Chalkboard Features Per Se including: Chilled Jumbo Lump Crab Salad with Southwest Flavors; Vegetarian Sloppy Joes; Prosciutto Wrapped Alaskan Halibut Presented with Basil Pesto Orzo and a Garlic-Lemon Butter Sauce; Grilled Bistro Teres Major Steak Accompanied with Cauliflower Gratin and House-Made Steak sauce and a Pretzel Crusted Trout served with 6 Cheese Macaroni and Grilled Asparagus. YUM!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!!
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