It's a 'get things done in the back yard' sort of day around here! Our tree guy is also a landscape guy, and he's tackling the 30+ years of wisteria roots that have tangled up everything, everywhere. The previous owners had taken a lot out before we came on the scene, but remnants can be found. Believe me, the remnants can be found.
In other news, I figured out how to turn on the heat this morning (yes, it's a sign of moral failure to turn on the heat in October, but when the inside temps drop below 60 degrees, something must be done!)
I was convinced that I would need to figure out how to flip valves on the furnace, and get water going through the pipes, and bleed the radiators, and, and, and...
And I turned the cute little round thermometer up to where I wanted it, and everything worked perfectly without me doing anything at all. Hurrah!
But we still have the Heating Oil folks coming out on Thursday to make sure everything is truly in order.
Anyway, our friend Amherst came to visit a few weeks back with her girls, and while the girls enjoyed DPs very delicious pasta with cheese, the adults in the crowd enjoyed the Aviation cocktail.
That light blue color, that purple jelly bean flavor, that sweet tart on the tongue...
What's not to love about an Aviation?
2 oz Gin1/2 oz Lemon Juice1/2 oz Maraschino1/4 oz Crème de Violette
A really nice way to celebrate the end of summer.Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.