Monday, May 31, 2010

Thoughts and Thanks

My thoughts are with all those who are remembering their loved ones lost in service to our country today.  I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of those who serve and who have served for my freedom.  Bless you all.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm going to eat this eventually...

..when my friend gets done playing with it! I wanted to take a simple picture of some veggies I picked from my garden, but he wanted to "stage" it. It all worked out. I sliced up the veggies, tossed in a little balsamic vinegar, some chili pepper infused olive oil, a little S&P, and a few squirts of lemon juice. Put the whole thing in the oven to roast for about 20 mins, then piled it on killer ciabatta loaves topped with mayo and just picked lettuce. Pretty awesome, I tell you. My friend described it as "comforting." This was good to hear since he LIVES on Cheetos and ice cream. You wouldn't think snow peas taste good on a sandwich, but they really do when cooked like this.  I admit I didn't eat the nasturtiums.  They were just to add color.  I know they are edible, but for some reason, I won't even try them.  What are you all making to eat for your Memorial Day weekend?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I love Tim Holtz!

Who doesn't? So creative, so inspiring, so giving. Tim has just shown his generosity in a big way. Details to follow in later posts. Thanks, Tim. Love you.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And so it begins...

Welcome to my blog! I'm not exactly sure what direction I want this blog to take, but it is time to jump in. I won't be taking any photos of my feet (trust me, this is a good thing), and I probably won't be taking many photos of my dinner plate. Expect to see photos of my garden and my art though! I hope to write interesting posts and brighten your day most of the time. Thanks for stopping by. And what would an opening conversation be without a discussion of the weather? So here you go: I am so loving the weather this spring! So cool and bright. My peppers would prefer a little more heat, but I'm happy with the trade off.