The garden, thanks to a recent heat spell, is really in bloom. On
this hot, sunny day it was fortunate the Tolmach beer was well-chilled.
That's Lucy Tolmach in the rose garden.
A special kind of Iris.
Meanwhile, just chillin' in the pool were Dane, Jesper and Alanna.
Dane & Alanna.
The pizza dough, meanwhile, was quietly on the rise in the kitchen.
This could be trouble...someone let Amy loose in the kitchen with a sharp knife.
Here's a photo of Lucy after biting into one of these little nuclear peppers.
Here's Jesper two seconds after tasting some kind of hot pepper sauce (the label
is replete with all sorts of legal disclaimers to make certain people know this
stuff is potentially lethal).
TIME: 2 Seconds after tasting
Time: 6 seconds after tasting
TIME: 15 Seconds after Nuking his palate.
Alanna supervises the grating of the cheese.
Alanna assists Jonathan in topping a Fava Bean pizza.
We had to wait while the oven cooled down...Jonathan had that baby cranking at
900 degrees! This, needless to say, makes cooking a pizza a rapid process.
Our pals in Germany, Gaby & Norbert, had given Jonathan and Lucy a pizza
slicer. This gizmo came in handy on this sunny afternoon.
A mushroom pizza.
Alanna with one of her favorite-ist Uncles.
A lovely afternoon....
On the way out the driveway we spotted some deer. Unlike our Tuscan friend
Piero, who goes hunting with the car, we "shot" these only with our
What a lovely afternoon!
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