DIFFA • Dining by Design

DIFFA………..Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.……….come together with designers to raise millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS victims.


On Monday night all of these tables will have diners enjoying………cocktails and extraordinary cuisine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GREAT BLUE HERON returns to Central Park

The GREAT BLUE HERON has returned to Central Park.  I don’t know here he goes when he decides to fly………but he always returns and hangs around for a while.

The MANDARIN DUCK is back………….he belongs somewhere in China………but has made an appearance here……..and New Yorkers are thrilled.

Thanks to Mitz Gami Photography for the photo of the heron.

Today is the First Day of SPRING

Some plants on my terrace have budded……..to welcome the start of Spring

In a month or so my terrace will return to “life”……….and look like this.

My pots will be filled with seedlings………….

The magnolias will be in bloom……….again

My green sweet potato vines will grow like crazy………

The lillies will grow into their glory…………..

My GREEN THUMBS will swing into action………..

The petunias will overtake their allotted space…………….

The crabapple tree has budded….and soon the flowers will appear.

The rhododendrons have set their buds……….

The LILACS are one my favorite bushes…………and oh their perfume………

New plants and new buildings………..I look forward to the plants……….but the skyscrapers are messing up my views.

Can you Bake a Cherry Pie TOMMY BOY TOMMY BOY?

I can try….I can try

And I did it….using frozen sour cherries and a lot of sugar…..a lard crust and…….

with NO cornstarch or tapioca.

 

 

 

Getting Wasted on St Pat’s Day

What would SAINT PAT Say?

Guiness……Kilkenny……..Harp…….or Smithwicks?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCULPTURE by Elmgreen and Dragset

Their installations and sculpture………..powerful and thought provoking.

 

 

 

 

 

Go to their website………..it is worth the trip.

EGG on my Face…………NOT!

It’s FACES on my EGGS.  These ladies will soon be all dolled up and ready for my hat in the Easter parade.