Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

Slice thinly two or three fat green tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, cover and leave alone for half hour. Less if time is tight. Heat a wide skillet with 1/2 inch olive oil. Crack a farm fresh egg, beat it, add a dollop of raw milk and blend. Add some dried herbs, some Old Bay and a little more salt and pepper and mix well. Dip tomato slices in the liquid and shake in a paper bag with just enough flour to cover them all. Drop slices into hot oil and cook on both sides till golden brown or darker if desired. Drain on kitchen towel and enjoy hot or cold. Serves two. Or one if you love them as much as I.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thought For The Day

If you're too busy defending your mistakes, you won't learn from them.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independence Day



Hope you celebrated, remained safely sober, and enjoy your day off tomorrow if you have one.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Serena Serves History

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the winners trophy after  defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the womens' singles final at the  2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 3, 2010.
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Serena Williams of US holds the Wimbledon Trophy after defeating  Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2, in the Women's Final at the Wimbledon  Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west  London, on July 3, 2010.
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Richard Williams, the father of Serena Williams of the U.S. , takes  a photograph on Centre Court during her womens' singles finals match  against  Russia's Vera Zvonareva at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis  championships in London, July 3, 2010.
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Russia's Vera  Zvonareva in the womens' singles final at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis  championships in London, July 3, 2010.
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Serena Williams of US holds the Wimbledon Trophy after defeating  Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2, in the Women's Final at the Wimbledon  Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west  London, on July 3, 2010.
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Serena Williams poses with her trophy, after defeating Vera  Zonareva to win the women's singles final on the Centre Court at the All  England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Saturday, July 3,  2010.
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Serena Williams of the United States holds her trophy after  defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva in their women's singles final at the  All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Saturday, July 3,  2010.
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Serena Williams (L) of US and Vera Zvonareva of Russia hold their  respective trophies after Williams won the Women's Final 6-3, 6-2, at  the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in  south-west London, on July 3, 2010.'
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It's been a long time since I've seen Serena Williams this happy after winning a Slam title. Melbourne 2005, maybe. But she seemed more emotional and relieved for different reasons it seemed. New York 1999?

Today, she emoted pure jubilee. Four Wimbledon titles, 13 Grand Slam singles titles, surpassing Billie Jean King, and entering rarefied air. She has now defended both her Slam titles from last year, the first time in her career to defend two Slams in the same year, and only the third time she's defended a singles Slam crown at all.

Vera Zvonareva's composure held up throughout all of the first set and most of the second, and she was absolutely radiant and gracious, even through tears, after the match. Calling out the surgeon who fixed her ankle when she feared she'd never be able to play again was at once poignant and bizarre. Such is life on Centre Court at SW19. One hell of an effort from a player who's hoed through a tough, tough row.

Sometimes, players do re-invent themselves in a year.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Runner up Vera Zvonareva of Russia  poses after losing the Ladies Singles Final Match to Serena Williams of  USA on Day Twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All  England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2010 in London,  England.
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