GREETINGS FROM THE BISTRO!
And, another fine week once again! The weather has been near perfect the last few days and, as such, I was able to spend some quality time in the garden. It is mostly weeded, grass cut and plants dead-headed. I’ll need to do one more mow before the 4th and then be able to enjoy the day with my family. I will say that the fountains have been a challenge this year… one isn’t holding water. I thought marine epoxy around the drain would work, it didn’t, and another has a spout that is clogged. An, easy fix, but “just one more thing.” They are all nice and sparkly though. Hopefully I figure it out and am able to sit back and enjoy them over the holiday. Niki and Pico love sprawling out on the warm driveway and watch me work then “help” feed the birds. I have to keep Maddie tethered on a long line as I still don’t trust she won’t go missing on one of her exploratory missions. Heaven forbid she gets lost… she’s so darn cute and agreeable. All three are food driven, go figure, but never get table fare, only their daily ration and healthy treats. It “kills” me not to shower them with an occasional tidbit of people protein or a dollop of Dairy Queen but we would all pay the price. And, not a pretty one. Picasso and Z are digging the weather as they graze all day, if it isn’t over 80, on some very green grass. They both have fans on their stalls which will be on full blast the next couple of days to help cool them off. Both get a cool spray down after riding and have salt licks to encourage drinking lots of water to re-hydrate. They are such great boys. Lucky horses, pups and LKYGRL!!!
As is Stated in the Declaration –
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
As we draw close to the 4th of July, the 243rd birthday of our great nation, let’s remember that it is not just another day off but a holiday commemorating our independence, then only 13 colonies, from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence which was signed by 56 others including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and John Penn. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge at age 26 and the oldest Ben Franklin at age 70. Two of the signers became president, John Adams, our second, and, Thomas Jefferson our third. Ironically both Adams and Franklin died on the same day, 7-4-1826. James Monroe died on 7-4-1831 and Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, was born on 7-4-1872. Equally important this Fourth is to remember all who have died protecting our freedom and all those who have served in the past or now. Without their dedication and devotion to the liberty of all we would not be living the American Dream.
Sharon and crew have some Awesome Chalkboard Features this week Per Usual. As a Starter, a House Favorite THICK AND JUICY CLAM STRIPS with House Made Tartar Sauce. Bistro Plates Include: WEST COAST HALIBUT Southwest Style with Black Bean Sauce, Grilled Corn and Tomato Rice and a Topping of Smashed Avocado, Crispy Tortilla Straw and a Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Drizzle; 12 oz. BONE-IN PORK CHOP Grilled and Presented over Spicy Peanut Bok Choy with Griddled Rice Cakes; CORNMEAL CRUSTED MICHIGAN WALLEYE Roasted and Accompanied with Southern style Tomato Pie, Wilted Spinach and a Drizzle of Bacon Vinaigrette and Last-but-not-least CHICKEN STRUDEL A Mix of White and Dark Meat Mixed with Artichoke, Summer Squash and Boursin Cheese Wrapped in French Style Brick Dough Garnished with a Forest Mushroom Ragout. YUM!!!
WE ARE CLOSED THURSDAY THE 4TH to give our Incredible Staff a Well Deserved Breather.
Be safe, have fun. And remember: “Make Every Day A Million Dollar One.”
XXOO, Mary, Niki, Pico, Maddie Picasso, and Z
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro