Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tahuya Snow Scenes...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mt. Rainier ~ December 5, 2008

Awesome "lenticular clouds" !
They're caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier, the air gets pushed upward where it cools and condenses into clouds.
Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations.
It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.
From Vashon Island ...
From Gig Harbor ...
From Orting...
From Fife ...
Other views ...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Sharing Thanksgiving leftovers ...

Jerry & Pam

Joe & Pat

Dave & Arleen

Keith & Cathy

Neighbors: Renie, Kathy, Nita

Pam, Arleen, and Pat enjoyed hiking to the Christmas trees

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tahuya Thanksgiving '08 Veggies roasting in the oven...
Something new...instead of deep frying our turkeys in peanut oil, Jerry got an Oil-less Infrared Turkey Fryer!

Boldrin brothers Mike and Jerry with turkey #1 of 4!

The adults?!?!

The Boldrin Bunch!
We also feasted on prime rib!


Photographer Mike captures the thankful ...
Pat treated us to Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate
Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Copycat Recipe
2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
3 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar crystals
1/4 cup whipped cream
2 tablespoons caramel syrup, divided
Bring the milk and cream to a simmer. Keep it just under a boil and stir in the chocolate until melted completely.
Add one tablespoon of the caramel syrup to a warm mug and swish it to coat the inside of the mug.
Carefully pour in the chocolate.
Top with whipped cream, add a drizzle of caramel, a sprinkle of the salt and a dusting of the turbinado crystals.
Enjoy the fact that while Starbucks *may* stop making this delicacy ... you never have to!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve Happy Thanksgiving everyone - I'm going to start blogging!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Enjoyed traveling from our Vermont location, across New Hampshire, to Bar Harbor - over 300 miles. Leaf color is still in beginning stages...