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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Impact of technology today!

Yesterday, I spent a day with  technology!  My second grandchild was born and I was notified an hour and half after the birth by telephone.. then the morning  quickly disappeared pleasantly on telephone, face book , email and text messages as each of these systems hummed with the joy of this birth!  What a different world since the other grandchild that just turned 2 last month.

Here is a picture that was taken and sent  by a cell phone. The baby boy is not 2 hours old here.  Interesting enough, a photographer no longer comes to the hospital nursery to take pictures of all the newborns from that day at night.. To have a picture of the newborn with the eyes open, the bassinet was hit so that the baby wakes up for the hospital picture..  resulting in eyes open but in the startle reflex or Moro reflex with arms extended and back arched!

This is a picture of a very peaceful baby

Here is another picture sent a few minutes later to his grandfather's cell

Lamb burgers loaded with flavor, fresh mint, spinach, garlic with feta cheese

Lamb burgers loaded with flavor, fresh mint, spinach, garlic with feta cheese

The lamb burgers I made before were difficult to BBQ as I had crumbled the feta cheese into the mix.  To prevent the cheese from melting all over the BBQ, the burgers had to be grilled on a sheet of tin foil. This time I placed a slice of cheese in the middle of the burger. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Christmas Stollen in July

Pane e Formaggio is an artisan bread and specialty cheese company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Does it bother aneone else, that this bread was still okay to be eaten in July.. According to their website, this loaf was probably baked the July before!!! What does that mean??

My Summer Garden

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hutschenreuther china,

Hutschenreuther [HUTHUT1315]

In 1814, Hutschenreuther the name of the family in Northern Bavaria established a porcelain industry and gained reputation in the European market. The Hutschenreuther "Mark of the Lion" continues to this day, although since 2000 is a trademark of Rosenthal.

Pattern: HUT1315 by Hutschenreuther [HUTHUT1315]Description: Cobalt Blue Bands,Gold Encrusted Laurel

 This pattern is discontinued but one can find pieces through Replacement Limited. 

While living in Winnipeg, I went to an estate auction and the only thing I could afford were these china dishes. I loved the elegance in the pattern but the number pieces did not lend it self to be used often.  In the set there are 3 bread and butter plates, 8 luncheon plates and 3 dinner plates.  

I think that my daughter may make good use of this china as she plans to mix different patterns of china together.. Although finding china to do this may be a problem as  usually one sells all of their china pieces together.