To hard boil eggs:
Place eggs in a heavy-bottomed pan with water to cover by a few inches. Add 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and a pinch of salt. The vinegar helps if the eggs crack to prevent them pouring out into the pan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let sit 18 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely before peeling.
For the dressing:
4 tablespoons good quality olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic
3 peeled shallots
a generous pinch of dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
A generous grind of black pepper
Puree in a blender or food processor. You can double the recipe easily.
The maple tree behind the house has started to bud. This is very early. As always, Danny welcomed the first burst buds on the tree with an asthma attack. We'll be keeping the windows closed for the next few weeks until it is through shooting pollen all over. It is a beautiful tree, but oh how I dread the first few weeks after it decides to wake up in the spring.
I've been decorating for Easter. Not sure where to put these felted eggs. They'd work well to stuff a bullet bra.
Who me? Vulgar?
I met with the rheumatologist Thursday. I''m old enough to be his mum. This point was driven home when I was sent off to the lab for blood work and I asked, "Don't I need a form to bring over?" There was a pause before a smile broke across his face and he gently told me, "No, we can send it over by computer."
Right, because it is 2016. Duh.
The lab was interesting-almost luxurious. I have no idea if it was due to the West Omaha (read: posh) location, or if the downtown offices are just as nice but if they hadn't been drawing nine vials of blood from me, it could have been mistaken for a spa. Yeah, that's not a typo-nine. And that's not even a complete workup, that's just the various antibodies and crap they look for with my particular issues. It will take a bit for some of the results they can't do there, but I don't expect to hear anything I don't already know. Left with prescriptions for the same medications I've used before, and hopefully I'll get over this hurdle and get back to
ignoring my illness and pretending nothing's wrong "normal".
This moth brooch rarely gets worn, and I'm not sure why as it goes with just about everything.
1980's skirt (has a matching top) New Life Thrift
1990's twin set-Sears
Beads-Thrift Store in Seward, NE
Vintage Ntauralizer shoes-Thrift World
Vintage Kadin handbag-Goodwill
60's Clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Wood bangles/ Cinnabar bangle-Hand-Me-Ups
Large red Made in Japan bangle-Imaginarium
Lippy-Revlon 5th Avenue Red
Hope you have a great weekend.