Tuesday, June 30, 2009

one moment

There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A meal for company

We had one of my favorite relatives show up
for a visit one night this week.
The food, the wine and the conversation were
such fun I wanted to share with
a few photos.

I have to start with the bread as this picture fits
the evening so well.
A loaf of Artisan whole wheat, sliced and smeared
with lots of basil garlic infused olive oil and chopped
green olives with pimentos. Wrapped in foil and baked.
I have to admit...
The bread was tasty...

Main dish, Phil did his water smoked chickens,
covered with his dry rub and slow smoked for
over 5 hours breast side down.
Makes the juiciest white meat you've ever had.

Your going to keep seeing this great bottle of
wine we had with dinner in all these pictures as it
was by our side while cooking also..
We opened it a little early...
It is a Layer Cake Shiraz from Australia.
The name of the winery says it all. This wine
plays with your taste buds for quite some time.

We can't have a dinner party without making
one of my crazy salads.
I did spring greens with herbs and lots of arugula.
Dried cherries, sliced pears, thin sliced red onion
and lots of toasted walnuts. Gorgonzola cheese on
top and dressed with a splash of lemon infused
olive oil and orange muscat champagne vinegar
and then a grind or two of cracked pepper on top.

Our veggie dish was lemon garlic cauliflower,
this is our veggie recipe of choice right now
we can't seem to get enough of it.

Our table always looks so pretty right before we dig in...

And last but never least, dessert.
Pistachio gelato with fresh raspberries.
It was sad to see our company leave but
I will be visiting them next month and I'm sure
there will be much more ...
Good food
Good wine
Good times

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


small town graffiti
river catching summer light
letting art exist

Monday, June 15, 2009

A thoughtful quote

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

quote by Marcel Proust

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lazy Dayz

A lazy day on the river

You never know what you will see,

or who you will run into.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


So raspberries are the most perfect little luscious morsels. I am just thinking how pretty they looked in this old colander I got a
few years ago at a junk shop.. I had to take a few pictures of them. I am freezing them up to make some homemade jam... I love the song, strawberry jam by Michelle Shocked. The sweetest little berries was cookin up right...We were makin jam... strawberry jam... if you want the best jam... you got to make it roll...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


This is my first post.. although I started this blog 3 months ago.. but today the word daughter puts a smile on my face...Thats for you J... Thanks for your help once again.
So many funny people I have talked to today and all I can remember is my daughter and how sweet she is.
Lets see... one thing about J that makes me crack up...hmmm Okay I got one..
When you were about 7ish years old and we went into town one night with Beth to get some Ben and Jerry's ice cream..(I know you are already crackin up). While driving home you were so quiet.. and I looked back and you had taken off one of the lids and you were munching on the edges of the cherry garcia.. That was the moment I knew you were truly my daughter because I could never resist ice cream...

All I can say about today is Rain Rain go away and come again another day...
Cody and I have a date at 5pm