Goomp's black beauty Lucie -- AKA the last of the Meow-hicans -- on the window sill beside the bed evokes Johannes Vermeer's "Young Woman with a Water Pitcher" (c. 1662, Marquand Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Late-afternoon sunlight makes magic in the kitchen at Camelot-by-the-Sea.
Back home after an extended weekend Down East tending to things that needed tending to, Tuck invents the best potato salad ever -- Potato Salad a GeeGee -- a simple mixture of leftovers from yesterday's phantom cookout (no one broke bread with us but Goomp and Tuck and the poodies): our own to-die-for potato salad* mixed with thick diagonally-cut slices of leftover grilled Kayem (made in Chelsea) brats. Wicked delicious!
*Amazingly, an Answers.com search reveals we've never published our elegantly simple but effective potato salad recipe. Steam together for about 20 minutes halved purple potatoes and chopped garlic. Transfer to a large bowl, chop coarsely and toss with freshly ground pepper and mayo. Proportions are up to you. As our favorite ex-brother-in-law David said about our astonishingly delicious cole slaw -- coarsely chopped cabbage and shredded carrots tossed with mayo -- the other day, in answer to how come it tastes so good, "It's because Sissy made it." We aren't about to argue.