|Friday night we arrived in West Lafayette. Here's what we've been eating as we visit our relatives.|
My sister Elaine had made a splendid Julia Child ragout with potatoes and greenbeans to
start our entertaining weekend.
|After a day of birdwatching at the rather cold Celery Bog and near the Wabash,|
we went to dinner at a nicely decorated Thai restaurant with Elaine, Larry,
and their friends David, and Jenny.
|The appetizers were quite delicate. All the dishes were spiced deliciously.|
|I asked to see a kaffir lime leaf, which was listed as the spice in one or two dishes.|
They brought this one. It smells citrusy and tastes like lemon and citronella.
I don't think the flavor was in anything we ordered,
but we loved the duck, mango fried rice, several other dishes, and the dessert of mango mousse.
|The famous St.Louis Italian signature dish: toasted ravioli!|
|A muskrat in the celery bog. I'll leave all the bird photos to Lenny.|