Who Likes The Rain?“I,” said the duck. “I call it fun, For I have my red rubbers on; They make a little three-toed track, In the soft, cool mud, – quack! quack!” “I!” cried the dandelion. “I! My roots are thirsty, my buds are dry.” And she lifted a tousled yellow head Out of her green and grassy bed. “I hope ‘twill pour! I hope ‘twill pour!” Purred the tree-toad at the gray bark door, “For, with a broad leaf for a roof, I am perfectly waterproof.” Sang the brook: “I laugh at every drop. And wish they never need to stop Till a big, big river I grow to be, And could find my way to the sea.” “I,” shouted Ted, “for I can run, With my high-top boots and rain-coat on, Through every puddle and runlet and pool, I find on the road to school.
Clara Doty Bates (1838-1895).
It is gloomy weather outside. It has been raining since yesterday. ANd it is set to continue another two days. In preparation for cooking dinner, I thought it would be prudent to have a quick snack, in order not to start cooking on an empty stomach.
My plans for dinner are some sort of pasta (have not decided yet) and Bolognese …. definitely Bolognese. I love cooking Bolognese. The smell, the color, the pasta, and best of all it is the bottle of red wine on the kitchen table. I have te picture all painted, even before I start cooking. But this is for another blog ….
As I said earlier, I was having a snack …. a SMOKED TURKEY SANDWICH …. and I was sitting on the front porch watching the weather moving in.
And a couple of minutes later …
And YES, this is the view from our front porch. Actually I can see this in almost it’s entirety from the kitchen while cooking …. NICE …
And for a brief moment the sun came out, and lit this sandwich up ….. I ran for the camera …. and this is what I came up with. And now you know, that all those pictures taken with a dark background, where shot on my terrace.
My Smoked Turkey Sandwich on Olive Bread
- Olive Bread from boulangerie “Paul” (yes we have one too in Beirut
- Herbed Garlic Chevre
- Smoked turkey breast
- Bulgarian Kashkaval Cheese
- sundried tomatoes
- Colman’s mustard (careful this sucker is hot)
- AND … this orange thing next to my sandwich is a Campari Orange