my fancy party shoes out of the town. I am sure I will post more about this fabulous event soon - I just have to sort out the photos where I look a little tipsy... :)
Have a great weekend!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Last week I had Chandon Champagne and caviar at work (the vendors came and showcased their products so I don't think my employer paid for it... although I am not sure). I had never really had caviar before and I was surprised that it was pretty good. I feel like I had it once and found it very salty. Not likely to become part of my diet (too expensive), but fun to try every once and a while. One of the caviars was priced at $720/ounce. Yikes!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
A few weeks ago I went to brunch at Mayfield Bakery and I had a baked egg in cream - it was heaven. After thinking about the meal for the 10th time, I decided I wanted to try and recreate it at home. A quick search brought up a great sounding recipe on a blog called The Wednesday Chef. The recipe comes from a restaurant in Oakland called Camino.
Definitely worth a try!!
|the leaks from our CSA|
|Fitch farm fresh eggs|
This recipe was SO good that I have made it twice in 8 days. It was also the PERFECT use for the fresh eggs brought to me by my co-worker who keeps three chickens in his backyard. Isn't the blue-ish egg so cool? Thanks Fitch!
Definitely worth a try!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
My grandfather's birthday was today - the ides of March. It is a day that I always think about not just my grandfather, but all of my other grandparents and other ancestors. I thought I would share some really interesting pictures my mom has sent over the last few days.
|my grandmother and grandfather|
Sarah and Jim Ryan in Pittsburgh after they were married
(He worked for Westinghouse I think)
|Doyle Dalton Ball (left)|
My mom's maternal grandfather at age 10 - he was born in 1893
Blogged about his future wife here
Pretty cool old photos! Really fun to see myself and my siblings in their expressions and traits.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Johnny was such a cute baby! Although my favorite memory is when he cut his own hair and left big bald patches all over his head. :) Check out some of his cutest childhood pics.
And a more recent photo of Johnny jumping like a leprechaun at Christmas.
Happy Birthday Johnny! I hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My fiance's Aunt Peggy gave us an ice cream maker a few months ago. A few weeks ago, we thought we would try a new recipe. I wanted to make something with eggs in it, to increase the richness. Our last experiment led to a very light whipped ice cream (which was delicious), but I was ready for something dark and rich.
|The recipe we chose - from the Cuisinart ice cream maker manual|
|Cream, milk, and vanilla beans|
|The recipe called for lots of chocolate - we used the good stuff :)|
|Making a bit of a mess - this was the consistency of chocolate pudding|
|We then added it to the machine|
The result was amazing. It was dense and dark and delicious. Although I must say it didn't make very much - but that might be because I took every opportunity to lick the spoons (and there were a lot of transfers between bowls for this recipe). In the end, it took 9 ounces of chocolate (a typical bar is about 3oz), so it is very chocolatey. My cousin Sarah is coming over tomorrow night and we will probably polish the last of it off. Excuse to make more!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
So I have posted several times about my desire to have a rug in our bedroom (here, here, and here). I think we are probably going to pick something pretty soon (just in time for summer). I am still hanging on to the fact that I want to put an reindeer skin next to my side of the bed (my fiance thinks it is horrible). Reindeer herding is a big part of the Sami Culture and they use every part of the animal, so I think of it as supporting the traditional way of life for my ancestors (my mitochondrial DNA points to Sami origins).
|Reindeer Skin from Kiosk by way of remodelista.com|
What do you think? Good idea or bad? Try not to think about the reindeer I met at Christmas...
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
|J. Crew birthday necklace|