Monday, April 21, 2014

Reiner, Esther & Lola Visit Cafe Drake HRV

Q:What makes a holiday weekend even more special? 
A: A visit from good friends!

Arabella welcomed Reiner, Esther and Lola with her usual enthusiasm for head petting, tummy scratching and human pillows . . .



Lady Arabella Page even managed to photo bomb Lola and the Easter Cookies. Look closely . . .

 

Even typically photo-shy Lloyd Page managed to get into the spirit of things . . .


Lots of tasty meals both at home and at local eateries, below a few glimpses sneaked around the Cafe Drake HRV dining table:

Dhokla, a Gujarati steamed, savory chickpea flour cake. It's what's for dinner!

Fish marinating in a garlic and turmeric dry rub, later simmered with coconut milk and red chilies.



Reiner & Lola on a (very) short-distance phone call . . .



Mornings were spent at the Catskills Animal Sanctuary and the river and forest paths behind Cafe Drake HRV (as below) . . .




  

 Lola even picked for us flowers from the woods . . .




And a few pics from the lens of Esther Lok . . .

Reiner & Lola meet a 44-yr old donkey!

A dinner of basmati rice, black-eye pea curry, fish with coconut sauce, arugula salad and dhokla.



Lola is ready for ricotta torte.

Nice to have a hand setting the table.


Don't be disturbed by a quick first glance. Moments later we were all scratching the stomach of this napping 900-lb. pig at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.


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