Sunday, April 26, 2009


Well, Film Clubbers, it's that time of year again. When Jim & Dan go mollymooching -- the hunt for the elusive morel.

This year, as always, Jim had a THEORY about where to find these delicious mushroom -- the first things up in the Spring. Since fresh morels are on sale at the Charleston Farmer's market -- 5 for $16 -- the reward is tremendous!

Jim's theory -- as always -- involves a LOT of stenuous hiking. I mean, if it were EASY everyone would be doing it, right?! I must admit that, this year, JIM WAS RIGHT!!! Even Kathy & Kim got in on the morels this year following Jim's theories.

Jim & Dan had equal success & brought back more morels than ever before! This resulted in a delicious morel dinner with Ca' da Bosco sparkling wine & a 2005 Kistler Chardonnay to complement Kathy's excellent dish of chicken with morels. Fresh asparagus straight from the garden & roasted in Kathy's special soffritto just added to the feast!

The icy cold winter combined with a very wet spring made it a banner year for the morels. Many ask us, 'Where did you find more than 300 of those tasty morels, fellows?' Our answer is right to the point: 'Oh, somewhere up north in MICHIGAN! You should head up there right away before they are all gone!!!'

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A great night at Conjura Blake's place! We broke out the champagne to toast the upcoming 25th wedding annuiversary of Ann & Rodger -- CONGRATULATIONS!!! The liquor was excellent -- but nothing like the stuff the late Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton brewed in the hills of Tennessee

We then had a terrific catered dinner including steak tartar, salmon tartar and a spicy asian salad. Rodger treated us to a wild tale of his senior prom night [trust me -- you just had to be there to hear it!] & we then watched the rivetting story "Little Dieter Needs To Fly" which featured a true-life character from Rodger's prom story. The movie was a gripping tale of a pilot shot down over Laos who escaped from a prisoner of war camp & finally made it to freedom.

Fortunately, there were delicious desserts to bring us back to earth. All-in-all a wonderful Film Club evening. Thanks to Rodger, Ann & all who attended.


As an update to the film that we showed at our film club, i thought that I'd sen you the link to Diter's Wikipedia page:

It turns out that one other man made it out of the POW camp, this is his Wiki page: