Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Pergola

This past week we upgraded our deck arrangement by replacing the gazebo, table and chairs.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In Memorium...

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die."

“The fundamental test of our society is how it treats the least powerful among us”

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visitors today

This is one of what looked like twins who visited today.
Their mommy stayed down in the ravine.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Handbell Concert

When we were in Petoskey there was a group of nearly 100 handbell ringers from all across the country. On Thursday they gave a concert - here is one of the pieces.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Someone liked this picture!

An employee at Holland America Lines has a blog and recently asked for photo submissions for the header to the blog. I sent in a few photos from our cruise last year and this one was picked! Thanks, DBA! Use the link above or go here:

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Back in May I saw this recipe for chicken on the grill on the Today Show. (On the link scroll down to the second recipe.) Since then we've tried it several times. Since I don't have fruitwood I use charcoal. Come winter I don't see why you couldn't use the oven. We don't use a loaf pan but a disposable poultry pan that is lined with foil.

Here are the steps:

Mix the applesauce and Worcestershire sauce, combine the dry ingredients as per the recipe. The size of the chicken determines the amount used.

Next you coat the inside and outside with the sauce mixture, then do the same with the spice mixture. Place it on the grill with the coals on one side and the bird on the other.

After about an hour I turn the chicken around so everything is evenly cooked. Depending on the amount of coals the size of the chicken, and other mysterious factors the cooking time will vary - the recipe calls for two hours. Just as you do in oven cooking, if needed put foil on parts that you don't want to get too black.

Here's the finished product -