It's so nice to finish the day with this blog. Business first. Noah Welch sent me an email to let me know that there will be a benefit for the Komorowskis tomorrow night. Here it is.
From Noah Welch:
Today (march 22), my band, Edge of Nowhere, will be playing a benefit show for the Komorowskis, much thanks to the owner of a coffee shop in West Chester. It's a small venue, but we have fun worshipping God with our music. Please come join us if you are so inclined.
Cost: $5 (there will also be a box for any additional donations that anyone might want to contribute)
111 N. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Please pass along to anyone who might be interested...
Please get out there if you can. I'm going to try to go with Jay Jr. and Celeste. Jay Jr. will be home early tomorrow morning from Death Valley and LasVegas early tomorrow morning.
OK, so, now that I did that, I'll give you one more recipe for St. Joseph's Day that Aunt Jeannie found. We Believe that this is the one that you should follow. It is an exact copy of my Grand mom's, spelling and all. The following was sent by my Aunt Jeannie, it's great:
"She did this booklet for me when I asked her to document old family favorites. Asked her to write them down to keep her busy during the day. She was probably 89 or 90 when she transcribed these. Had to laugh as I read over them. Mixed in with the pizzelli, stuffed peppers, biscotti, cannolis, veal scaloppini, roasted chicken, ceci bean soup, Easter bread and fried anchovies, etc are Harvey Wallbanger Cake and Brandy Alexander Pie - I sure as heck do not remember them as a child. She also included her killer recipe for Jewish Apple Cake, which was Uncle Nickie's favorite.
Anyway, here goes version #3. It is marked recipe #31 in her little booklet: Calagenette - Italian Chocolate Stuffed Cookies (Spelling is all Jeanette's - perhaps she had a jigger or two while writing. She really took this job seriously and tried to do her best to make her little recipe booklet inclusive. Believe she would get a kick out of seeing her recipes viewed.) Personally, even though I don't like these cookies, prefer partial version #2 - seems to have much more of a kick! Whatever, as I typed the recipe, could almost hear her saying the words …
Now let me ask you, where can you get this kind of stuff, honestly? Family anecdotes are not only important to our history and heritage, but incredibly amusing as well.
OK, the painting di giorno, once again is of the quartz stones, this time with a cobalt blue camphor glass tumbler and a quail egg. I love how I can see and paint every color surrounding these stones. The new quail eggs are so much fun to paint. They're different, yet the same. I think the only reason I realize that is because I study them so much when I paint them. In any case, the painting above is titled, "Cobalt Glass, Quartz Stones and Quail Egg". It's 6"x4" oil on deep, gallery wrapped canvas. $50., framed.
I've been listening to a new CD tonight by Josh Groban. Jay's students, the McKiernans, gave it to him. I'll spare Josh the criticism that he sounds like another famous singer, Andrea, because he's very enjoyable to listen to. Tomorrow I'll remember Wilbur.