All done with the color studies now.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Andreas ordered a Greek salad. He got it, too. This was our first stop in Odessa, even before we got to our apartment. We were wet and hungry after our trip, the last part of which was in the rain. He had Greek salad and a baked egg and chicken dish with rice. I had lobster bisque, friptura, and fried brie. It was all good and warm and the rain stopped while we were inside!
Andreas ordered a Greek salad. He got it, too. This was our first stop in Odessa, even before we got to our apartment. We were wet and hungry after our trip, the last part of which was in the rain. He had Greek salad and
Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is my new take along extra time project. It's another one of those small octagons. I like them, and Fireside Stitchery in Pennsylvania mails one to me every month as one of their clubs. It's a full kit and directions, so you can just pick up the project and go. Anyway, these are the bones of the new octagon!
We drove to Odessa during the last week of August, since there were two! holidays during that week here (National Language Day and Independence Day). We stayed three days and had a wonderful time. Odessa doesn't look like an eastern European town; it was founded as a free port just before 1800 and was planned by French and Austrian architects. This is the opera house. Our apartment was about a block and a half away from it, so it was one of the first things we saw. The opera house was built in the 1830's and is still in use today. The architecture is gorgeous.
Friday, September 28, 2012
I think I am getting kind of slumpy about this project. I've been working on it nearly every day for over eight months now, and it's just getting boring! It looks good, yes, but still.... I need a break. But there's a time limit to get each part done, and I'm already behind. I'll end the whining now.
I had a craving for tempura, so we went to Planeta Sushi in MallDova. Unfortunately, they didn't have any tempura, so I still have the craving. I guess I will have to make it myself. Anyway, we -did- have spring rolls and chicken bites and a ramen noodle bowl. They all tasted good, but really? No tempura? I can dream!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
When we ate dinner at Pegas as a group, I remarked that their breakfast menu looked good. The guys said that they were -not- ever going to get up early enough to go out to breakfast on a weekend. Thus, a ladies only breakfast on a Sunday morning. We enjoyed ourselves! A lot of this stuff was shared. I tried the "cottage cheese pancakes". They did have cheese in them and were served with a side of sour cream. Good, but odd to American tastes. We don't expect our pancakes to have any sour. Next picture is some kind of Ukranian dish. It was basically a very thin layer of scrambled egg rolled up and cut. Tasted just like it was, too, but very pretty presentation. The other ladies had eggs, tomatoes and cheese, but I'm not much of an egg person. The baked camembert at the bottom was sooo delicious, though, and so artful! The red is a raspberry coulis and the fruit is pears. Definitely something to have again!
Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm done with these four squares. I'll probably make them into ornaments. The colors were chosen for a color theory class I've been taking. At least they worked up somewhat quickly, but doing four of the same thing of anything at the same time is hard for me to do!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
We went back to Buffalo Steakhouse last month. It will be our last visit for a while - they had a fire and flood, so are remodeling. While there, I had zeama (beautifully presented and no bones!) and Andreas had Greek salad. His iced tea looked more like iced tea than normal, and he says it tasted pretty close to sweet tea. I had a beef salad as my main course, and it was good - had more beef than most other beef salads in the area. I still wish they served other than mayonnaise or oil and vinegar for salad dressing around here, though! Andreas had a burger. This is his favorite place in Chisinau to get one.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
August's Ladies' Night Our was at A-95 Pivnushka, a pretty big and nice restaurant I'd never been to. Actually, we'd passed the building numerous times and didn't know it was a restaurant because the entrance and signs and such are in the back, not on the main street. Anyway, I had a salad with real bacon on it! It's very hard to find real bacon here, and we normally import it. My main course was chicken and grilled apples. They were okay. The apples were better than the chicken. It was a bit dry. We were supposed to do karaoke, but we decided to talk for hours instead.