I seem to be having some kind of computer problems, I have written a post and then it disappeared into cyber space. The next time I tried, half of it was missing, then I couldn’t type any more on the page. So I have no idea whether this one will work or not.
I started by telling you that I am overloaded with actual books at the moment, either loaned by friends or from the library. I am reading Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb at the moment – I have enjoyed all her books in this series so far and this one appears to be up to standard. Then I have two huge Ken Follett novels to read, one from the library, The Fall of Giants and the second a loaner from a friend, Winter of the World, the first two books in the Century Trilogy. I have been reading Ken Follett books over the years and have always enjoyed them too, particularly one of the first which was the Eye of the Needle. There is at least one more book to read and then of course, the Kindle.
Saw an incredible piece on the ABC World News yesterday about a 15 yr. old pole vaulter who is not only the best in her school but the best in Texas too. She has jumped 11’6” which is quite some height. However, the most incredible thing about this young woman, Charlotte Brown, is that she is legally blind and cannot see what she is jumping. She can distinguish light and dark so they line side of the run up in a contrasting colour so she can make out where it is. If you check the link you will see Diane Sawyer in the link from the TV segment.
I regularly receive a blog called Closet Cooking by Kevin Lynch. He produces some very good recipes and lots of great photos. Today, funnily enough, he produced a recipe for asparagus which I have linked you to. Baked Asparagus Fries. To titillate your taste buds, here is one of his pictures.
Don’t they look delicious. I will certainly be trying these. I have found a couple of other recipes, one of which uses almonds instead of Parmesan which would be good for my vegan friends. I have seen a number of different dips suggested too or you could just use mayonnaise if you wanted to.
Have a great day