Favourites, Fall edition

-leaves piling up


Charade:  Reggie (Audrey Hepburn) and Adam (Cary Grant) on the Seine….


REGGIE:  “You don’t look so bad in this light.”

ADAM:   “Why do you think I brought you here?”

REGGIE:  (indicating the lovers on the shore) “I thought maybe you wanted me to see the kind of work the competition was turning out.”

ADAM:  “Pretty good, huh?  I taught them everything they do.”

REGGIE:  “Oh?  They did that sort of thing way back in your day?”

ADAM:  “How do you think I got here?”

She rises on tip-toes and kisses him gently; his only reaction is to look at her.

REGGIE: “Aren’t you allowed to kiss back?”

ADAM:  “No. The doctor said it would be bad for my- thermostat.”

She kisses him again. He responds a little better.

ADAM: “When you come on, you really come on.”

REGGIE: “Well, come on.”


-Ralfy’s whisky reviews: ralfy.com

-cats, big ones

-dolmades with avgolemono sauce

-the World Serious

-Vanity Fair

-Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Jack Benny

-Midsomer Murders

-cream of tomato soup:  Saute in a good oil –

large purple onion, chopped

celery, chopped

garlic, chopped

Add –

6 large vine ripened tomatoes, chopped

a little brown sugar

a pinch of ground cloves

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper

2 carrots chopped

1/4 cup or more of chopped fresh basil

4 cups boiling water

Simmer uncovered for 40 minutes

Turn off heat and let sit for an hour

Remove bay leaves and Puree

In a small pot heat 4 Tablespoons butter and make a paste with an equal amount of flour

Whisk into soup and simmer for 5 minutes

Add milk or cream to taste, stir, simmer for 2 minutes

Ladle into serving dishes.  Top with croutons, chopped basil, parsley or cilantro and dry grated cheese

Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches and pickles

-full moons at dusk

-Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson


-walks after dark

-any of my favourite men (Cary, Fred – pictured below, Gene) dancing to Let’s Face the Music and Dance by Irving Berlin

“There may be trouble ahead
But while there’s moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance …”


-dark chocolate from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

-cozy by a fire

-falling asleep to the sound of rough waves

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