Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mealz, stormz; the birthday week continues

A wild storm blew through here on Sunday. We had been out till 5am; a friend's final evening of debauchery before hitting the road to CA. He now knows about this blog, so I'll hold the disparaging comments on why anyone would want to leave this city. Sunday's storm was the kind that makes you want to sit in one place and wait to feel electrics in the air...as if the slightest good-willed charge could suddenly clear your head and leave you rarefied..

I could have stayed in my chair all day but then I'd have missed the ridiculous grass-fed lamb my mom had butchered up in my honor. Lamb is my favorite thing in the world. These cubes were skewered and grilled with figs. It was pretty much the best thing I've ever eaten.

She made a blackberry pie for dessert. We picked up soap. We looked again at her tomato plants which are now about 5.5 feet tall and dripping with green tomatoes. We have plans for canning, salsa, pickled green tomatoes...any other ideas?

28 today and I'm not sure how I feel. I think I will go record shopping. Thank you for all your nice comments and birthday wishes! I'm probably going to milk it a bit longer so please bear with me...


P said...

You've just described my fantasy birthday meal. Lamb! Figs! Blackberry pie! It's all so summer-in-the-Greek-Islands. Lucky girl.

You are such a young thing. Enjoy it.

Alice and Stuart said...

Happy B-day! We've been thinking about you and Eric up there. Stuart knew it was your b-day way in advance as you and Ransom have the same one. Figs are one of my favorite things ever. Not so crazy about lamb, but figs....ambrosia. We're hoping to score some on a bush right near our house in a few weeks. i'll be leaving the sweet age of 28 in a few months, so let's enjoy it together for a while! happy b-day again from the both of us!

read me... said...

I am going to have to try those figs... sound delicious!!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, again. We'll be 'milking it' a bit longer on our road trip tomorrow and Thursday.

Love you.

Brassavolas Floral Couture said...

Hey Birthday Girl! Happy 28th...i'm dreading my birthday too...turning 28 this year as well (passes out)Loved the lamd skewered in rosemary...grilled figs, sounds yummy. This whole week should be your birthday week...I know thats what i'll be doing!

L A M A R T I N É said...

i noticed the music stand....what instrument do you play?

jezebel said...

pickled green tomatoes = magic

happy birthday!

Hannah Kasper Levinson said...

Hi Sarah! We have the same birthday! Hope it was a good one for you. oh, I'm getting a studio above Fairway, so I will probably see you around the neighborhood. I'm moving my stuff in over the next couple weeks. All the best,
Hannah (Prospect Hall bride)

Sarah Ryhanen said...

kimbery; i play the cello. since the 4th grade.. but recently quite out of practice.

hannah! you have to stop by and tell me about iceland!

Anonymous said...

another birthday greeting from me...happy 28th! i don't know why, but I always think of you as the same age as you were when we met but i thought you were older then so i don't really know what that means.


Sarah Ryhanen said...

shit gale, you trying to say i look like an old lady...?

love the idea of playing up early cancer detection with cat pics...seriously i'm imagining that brief right now and its hilarious.

Hannah Kasper Levinson said...

"hannah! you have to stop by and tell me about iceland!"

Will do! And thank you again for the magnificent job you did at my wedding. x

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