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Sunday, 10 March 2013


 March:  always an exciting month, but this year has been exceptional!  First Kepler, and now, back home, our other daughter's new puppy has joined the family!

Visiting the newborn puppies.

Vesper's mama, Dakota
The puppies were born on January 9th.

Vesper, in her new home

“Tuckered out after playing with Bryan”

Vesper is an Ashanti Ridgback.


 Cheflovik also writes me about his expanding culinary repertoire. J

Bryan’s Chicken Pasta Recipe


1 chopped onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup red wine

½ can tomato paste (160 ml/5.5 oz)
1 can plum tomatoes (800 ml/28 oz)

1 bell pepper, chopped
1sp oregano
1 tsp basil
2 cups mushrooms, sliced

½ cup flour
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt

4 chicken thighs

3 to 4 ounces spaghetti per serving


1. sauté onion mix  (10 minutes)

2. sauté mushrooms  (10 minutes)

3. mix tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, bell pepper

4. place flour, salt, pepper in bag and coat each piece of chicken

5. sauté chicken ( 5 minutes on each side)

6. add wine to chicken; sauté 3 minutes

7. add tomato mix to chicken; simmer 20 minutes

8. add mushrooms, simmer 10 minutes

9. cook spaghetti, al dente ( 9 minutes)