“The Harem” also does not deal with the Harem entirely. It covers the palace of the Sultan, which the Harem is only one part. So don’t expect an entire book on slave girls. It covers everything else and only spends part of the book on the women themselves. But it’s still an excellent accounting of the history of the Seraglio. The Nurses’ quarter was fascinating.
Monthly Archives: May 2022
Why complicate things?
Sounds of Silence
Roy Orbison – Dream Baby
In the year 2525
Mashmakhan – As The Years Go By
Got it in one
Storied Chapters of life
Second Chapter Wine Co. on Tinhorn Creek Road in Oliver is owned by John Pullen, previous co-proprietor of Church & State Winery in Oliver for 15 years. Church & State was sold and Second Chapter is literally Pullen’s second chapter in the Okanagan wine industry.
Cabernet sauvignon is a robust, full-bodied wine that is pretty up front.. Merlot tends to be a little more delicate and sweeter.
We like them both and even better when a nice balance is achieved with a blend that has spent some time in French Oak (22 months). Let it cellar for a bit and try again!
Second Chapter Merlot Cabernet 2018
Ready for some Kefi?
Looking back, I see how far forward Patrick was thinking when he named the band Kefi
One linguist put it this way: Being upbeat and in a good mood, having fun. To do something with kefi means you’re smiling, you’re doing it with gusto, you’re having fun. To have kefi is to be in a good mood.
Simply put a “zest” for whatever you are doing, from dancing, to singing, to eating a meal with all the fondness of family & friends. Just simply ecstatic about what you are doing, as we say enjoying life to the hilt!
And that we did for more than 20 years, when 50 couples took over a Greek Restaurant on the last Saturday of every month for a private party.
And this is the song that kick started the dancing. I wonder where all the original Kariatis Dancers are now?
May all your days be filled with Kefi
Of course I’ve been cellared long enough – lots of people like to keep me in the dark.
Heading East out of Keromeos, up the hill, first right, past the Police Station. (Check how many vehicles in the parking lot), and then down the hill onto the flats of Cawston to the vines of the grapes in this lovely Merlot.
The meat started its way to tenderness hours before we opened the bottle to breathe. All the aromas filling kitchen didn’t lead to restraint when it came to dinner time.
You might want to head for the winery in West Kelowna and sample some of their other vintages.
And just so you understand the furrin words. Όχι means NO and αρνίσια κοτσάνια means lamb shanks.
Mt Boucherie Merlot
The Colour of Summer
The South Okanagan a couple of years ago was full of a cool, wet May and June that slowed the grape growth but things really blossomed when summer got underway. Healthy canopies gave the vines a chance to respond to the great growing weather.
It’s a beautiful blend of 65% Gamay Noir, 35% Merlot
Don’t bother grilling veggies. But, Start making the potato salad when you crack the bottle, the salmon will only take 12 minutes at 400 F.
It would go great with kalameri too.
Sandhill Rose 2021
Frail and about to collapse
While he planned the book, Diamond at first thought that it would deal only with human impacts on the environment. Instead, what has emerged is arguably the most incisive study of senescing human civilizations ever written. … the fact that one of the world’s most original thinkers has chosen to pen this mammoth work when his career is at his apogee is itself a persuasive argument that Collapse must be taken seriously. It is probably the most important book you will ever read. … Tim Flannerty
Diamond’s distinction between social and biological survival is a critical one, because too often we blur the two, or assume that biological survival is contingent on the strength of our civilizational values… The fact is, though, that we can be law-abiding and peace-loving and tolerant and inventive and committed to freedom and true to our own values and still behave in ways that are biologically suicidal…. Malcolm Gladwell
Another said “Exhaustive and exhausting” It’s provocative and should provoke you into doing something.
Collapse – How Societies choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond, 0-670-03337-5
We’ve been saving the corks from the Goddess’ Mystery Cases.
75 GREAT adventures will now be used in amongst the potting soil for the new plants/flowers going on the decks.
Will it make the flowers/shrubs/veggies grow more?
The Mask of Zorro』meets flamenco gipsy guitarist