Sushi

•August 28, 2009 • 1 Comment

This evening my hubby was sweet enough to pick up some sushi on the way home from work. Being his thoughtful self, he even remembered to ask for the avocado to be left off the Philly roll (just the way I like it). Here is a little taste of my favorite roll.

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Caprese

•August 28, 2009 • 1 Comment

Well it’s finally here! The very first food post. The good thing is that this is the first of two for today. So here we go…

My favorite coworker U. generously shared with me some of the fruits of her labor. She is an avid gardner and grows all kinds of fruits and vegetables in her garden. Earlier this week she surprised me with a few tomatoes from her garden. Fresh tomatoes off the vine are absolutely amazing.

What better way to enjoy freshly grown tomatoes? Caprese salad of course.

After work and a visit to the gym, my husband and I picked up some mozzarella cheese and I threw together a fresh caprese salad with some black pepper and virgin olive oil. For a hint of color…a mint leaf. I know, it’s not basil but it’s a twist on the traditional (and all I had at home).

Caprese-SaladHubby helped with capturing this great dish, which by the way, was cleaned off the plate in it’s entirety within 10 minutes after this photo was taken.

Caprese-SaladThanks U. for the tasty tomatoes!

The votes are in…

•August 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The poll is now closed and the winner for the next book club book is Middlesex! Thank you to all those who voted. Hope everyone enjoys reading this book. Looking forward to the commentary.
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Happy reading!

The next book for the book club…

•August 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

While those of you that are reading the current choice for our book club, are enjoying the book, we wanted to put out feelers for the next book club choice. Below is a poll with choices for the next book. You can choose from the listed choices or suggest your own. The poll will be open for a week, so hurry up and get your votes in!

Also, if you’re finished with the Larry King’s My Remarkable Journey, feel free to leave your feedback.

Can’t wait to see your ideas and your feedback on the original book!


A new adventure…

•August 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The last few weeks I spent a lot of time thinking about my hobbies. I don’t know why I didn’t consider this before, but I love food (eating in particular) and over the last few years I’ve gotten into cooking more and more. I also love photography. Why not combine it into a great project?

A friend of my is a big foodie and big on cooking up a storm and experimenting with new dishes. After talking things over with her, we decided to collaborate on this new project. The idea being that I photograph her cooking endeavors and of course share them with you. We might even share the recipes.

So what’s a food blog post without a photograph of food? Well here is a little something from the past to start you off with. This isn’t a recipe but something mouth watering…

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See you back here in a few weeks for the unvailing of our first dish!

Book Club Blog

•July 29, 2009 • 4 Comments

My husband and I have been reading a lot lately.  When we read the same book we like to discuss our likes and dislikes in relation to the book.

We suggested a book club to our friends and they were somewhat receptive to it. However, not everyone is interested in the same topics, so it was a bit difficult in agreeing on the book.

We thought it would be a good idea to create a Book Club blog. We’ll post the book we’re currently reading and anyone who is interested can join in and then comment on the book once they’ve read it. There are no commitments and new book suggestions are obviously welcome.

I would like to incorporate it as part of this blog. While I figure out the best way to do so, here is the first book on our list:

Happy reading everyone!

4th of July … Capitola

•July 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Two in a row….must be a holiday 🙂

Speaking of Holidays…During this past weekend…we decided to go out to Capitola…The day started out grey, but cleared up into a beautiful sunfilled day…Unfortunately the batteries in my camera died before the sun came out. Nontheless…I believe I got some nice shots….Take a look…