Friday, April 6, 2012

New Percival story

Bruce Heard and I are working on a new Percival St. Croix story called "The Hand of Justice".  The scenes of 1915 Cairo are very intriguing, as is the history involved.  We'll have it up on Bruce's blog in a few days.

Excellent dinner

Yummy dinner last night:  sauteed thick beef tenderloins, laced with Penzey's Sate seasoning and dried parsley, finished with sauce made by deglazing the hot pan with a splash of Little Penguin 2009 Shiraz and a generous pinch of French thyme.  Served with lightly steamed asparagus with just enough leek to suggest that sweet onion flavor.  Mmmmmmmm...with cooking like this, who needs to go out for meals?

Spring and Longhairs

Spring is a hard time for longhaired cats.  Furballs become more frequent.  I think I'm brushing cats thoroughly, but it never seems to be enough.  My tiny Brika projected a huge furball this morning, and got a raspy voice for her efforts.  She's now is sleeping it off in a pool of sun on my desk, poufy tail over her nose.  She's cooked!