Monday, December 29, 2008

CHRISTMAS>

Such a pretty outside light - its on my dads spec home.





Christmas cookies - these are about 1/15 of what I actually baked this christmas.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

inspirations.

Absolute love. I think I was born in the wrong country::

             



and I am redecorating my room. Time for a new look, I need to feel inspired when I come home.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

gum is yum.

my new favorite Trident Splash flavor:::

Orange Swirl. 











Thursday, November 13, 2008

collection of thoughts.

its chili in my room today. 76.4 degrees.

speaking of chili...I was reading Oprah Magazine while making coffee and came across this::

can you say yum?
heh, its a Blueberry, Arugula, Feta salad.

1/4 cup sliced almonds       Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar    5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. honey mustard          1 package (5 ounces) baby arugula
1 tsp. ground coriander      4 ounces feta cheese , crumbled
1 tsp. honey                       1 1/3 cups blueberries (a scant half-pint)


Preheat oven to 350°. Spread almonds on a baking sheet; bake until golden, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once. Immediately transfer to a plate to cool.

In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, coriander, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in oil.

Arrange arugula on each of 4 plates. Top each with an ounce of cheese, 1/3 cup berries, and 1 Tbsp. almonds. Drizzle with dressing and serve.





 
   

Saturday, November 8, 2008

first.

  today while enjoying the BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE i overheard a saw go off, someone was working on their home, and i thought of my dad. I grew up around construction sites and hearing that sound took me back. 
while at work this morning, i sampled a solo cinnamon dolce frappachino which took me back to childhood where i enjoyed cinnamon sugar toast. 
while i was making dinner (tomato soup), i was reminded of my mom. She always makes soup in the winter. 

On a totally different topic, I tried Joy Tazo tea today and liked it.
And....I found that coffee is best in the evenings when it has plain creamer and a spot of sugar, thats it.

I ordered two pieces of jewelry tonight:
one is a yak bone necklace and the other a leather bracelet....im excited about them.