Street art

On my walk today I found this street art……………in the middle of the street!

I like the way the street artist has blended natural and synthetic materials and wrapped them in a yellow ribbon. The inclusion of a tire is inspirational and is clearly a comment on society’s dependence upon the motor vehicle.

I admire the determination of the artist. It must have taken some effort to dig that hole!

Too many memories

It was raining this afternoon and then the sun came out so I suggested to Barnaby that we go to the toy room balcony and look for rainbows.

I used to spend a lot of time on the toy room balcony. It overlooks the street and also my neighborhood and has wonderful views of the city of Tbilisi. I liked to sit here with my friend Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot but since he died I haven’t felt like sitting here alone. Too many memories.

Anyway, I was really pleased that I invited Barnaby to the balcony. He really liked it and I liked his company. We didn’t see any rainbows but that didn’t matter. It was just nice being on my balcony with a friend.


I love khinkali!

De’s sister Mari came to see us yesterday and we had a Khinkali party. Khinkali is a popular Georgian dish made of twisted knobs of dough, stuffed with meat and spices.

De and Mari made our Khinkali.

In this photo you can see the Khinkali in different stages of preparation.

The idea is to make as many pleats as possible as you bunch the dough around the filling.

The dumplings are cooked in salted, boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes.

The Khinkali are served hot with no garnish other than black pepper.

There is an art to eating Khinkali. The doughy top, where the pleats all meet, is never eaten, but used as a handle for holding the hot dumplings. Here is a picture of the tall person demonstrating the technique and making sure none of the delicious meat juices escape!

Barnaby and me also had our share of the delicious Khinkali. Here we are demonstrating our technique!

I love Khinkali!