Saturday, February 26, 2011

Breakfast



One of 
the blogs
that I
frequently
visit
(and love)
is called...


It is simply
a photo collage
of breakfasts
created by
Jennifer Causey.

So this morning
I decided
to take
some inspiration
from her
and photograph
my breakfast.



Posted 1 Year Ago: "Greenhouse"
2 Years Ago: "Tomato Risotto with Seared Scallops"

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Je t'aime Coffee



I know
Valentine's Day
has come and gone...

But I still
had to
post this.



Via: Eat Drink Chic


Posted 1 Year Ago: "Collection"
2 Years Ago: "Mardi Gras


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Art History



For those
of you
who might
not know this....

I love
Art History!


To be an
Art Historian
or a
Museum Curator
will always be
one of my
dream jobs.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dressing for Spring


Lately
I have been
daydreaming
about Spring...


Particularly
about what
it will be like
to wear
Spring Dresses
again.

Hence
this dress...

which is
gorgeous.


Via: Simply Hue

Posted 1 Year Ago: "Etsy Dresses"
2 Years Ago: "Cherry Almond Scones"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Silas (A Silent Film)



For those of you
who don't 
get to see
Silas
very often...

Here is a little
silent film
to show you
just how
GIGANTIC
he has gotten!


video


See Silas
next to my desk....

next to
the recliner...

next to
the sofa...

next to
the kitchen table...

and in our
small hallway...

yeah, he's big.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mini Cakes Dusted with Gold


These look
delicious!


These
Mini-Cakes
were made 
to look like
a box of
chocolates.

My favorite
is the
cake.

Created by: Sweetapolita




Saturday, February 19, 2011

BHLDN



It's official...

now has
a line
specifically
designed
for weddings!



For the Bride...




For the Bridesmaid...




 And everything in between...





Posted 1 Year Ago: "Loving..."
2 Years Ago: "Playing"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hot Fudge



This
Hot Fudge
is going
to be
the death
of me.

It is
so good...

I can't 
stop eating it.


As you see...

It's from
Martha Stewart!


Hot Fudge

1 1/4 cups heavy cream
4 tbsp butter
2/3 brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 tsp salt 
1 cup chocolate, chopped
2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Bring cream and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. 
2. Add sugars and corn syrup, mix until sugars dissolve.

3. Whisk in cocoa and 1/2 tsp salt.

4. Add chocolates and stir until melted, then stir in the vanilla.
5. Use immediately over vanilla ice cream!!!


Updated 1 Year Ago: "Vanilla Almond Cupcakes" (with a Huckleberry frosting!)
2 Years Ago: "Locke"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Lunch


Micah and I
decided that
we were
going to
have a
special
Valentine's Day
Breakfast...

but then
we got lazy
and slept in.

So we made
Lunch
instead!




I made my
yummy
Chili.


Chili 

2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder (or more to taste)
1 1/2 tsp cumin (or more to taste)
1 (15oz) can black beans
1 (15oz) can pinto beans
1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced green chilies
1/8 cup diced jalapenos (more if you want more heat)
salt and pepper

1. In a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until done.

2. Add onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Cook another 2 minutes.

3. Add the beans (with their liquid), tomatoes, green chilies and jalapenos. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 hours. After it has been simmering 2 hours taste for seasoning and adjust in necessary. 

4. Top with pepper jack cheese and sour cream! Yummo!
shredded pepper jack cheese



Posted 1 Year Ago: "My Valentine's Day"



Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bell'occhio



Look at this
stylish little
general store. 


They don't carry
your normal
general store
items...

They carry
a lovely
array of
things
like this:







 Little pieces
of beauty.

So if you
live in
San Francisco
(I'm talking to you Kelly Moore),
then go
check it out
for me! 




Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie



Because
I have
been sick,
the only thing
that I
have been
craving is
Chicken Noodle Soup
or this...



Chicken Pot Pie

2 shallots, finely chopped
olive oil
2 carrots, diced
1 parsnip, diced
2 potatoes, diced
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups chicken stock
2 chicken breast, diced
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp sage
salt & pepper
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 cup heavy cream
butter & flour (for a roux)
refrigerated biscuits 

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Cook the shallots in oil in a large pot over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes.

3. Add carrots, parsnips, and potatoes. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes.

4. Add wine and simmer until reduced by half.

5. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Then add the chicken, sage, thyme & bouillon. Cook until chicken is done.

6. Season with salt and pepper (to taste), then add the heavy cream. 

7. Make the roux (4 tbsp butter & 2 tbsp flour) by melting the butter in the stove top and whisking in the flour to form a paste. The add the roux to the mix until desired thickness.

8. Top with biscuits and bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until the biscuits are nice and brown.


Do you see
the pot
in the picture?

It is my new
Le Crueset 
French Dutch Oven!

I was
a gift
from my
family.

Thank you
to everyone
who purchased
it for me.

I absolutely
love it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My 30th Birthday


Yesterday was a
big day for me.

It was my
30th Birthday.

Micah had a
huge day
planned for me...

but I
got sick.

And I had
to stay in bed
all day.


(That was my view all day)

But Micah
made it special
for me by...

cooking breakfast
(Ricotta Pancakes)
and surprising me 
with a gift...


I am sure
you will be seeing
many more
iPhone photos.



 



Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Fall


I must
tell you
about this
amazingly
beautiful
movie
that I
watched
recently.

 

 And
it has
Lee Pace
(Ned from
Pushing Daisies)
in it!!!!

Here
are a
few more
beautiful
images
from the
movie...

 





When I
began
watching
this film,
I had
no idea
what it was...

but
by the
end
of the
movie,
I was
in tears.

It is
seriously,
a good
movie.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Catching Fire



Another one down.

This book is #2 in the "Hunger Games" Trilogy.

For my review and rating, check out my Shelfari site!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

K. Miller Actions


I just
love
when I
discover
photography
that instantly
creates
atmospheres
of peace.









All these
lovely
photos
were
taken by:
K. Miller 


Posted 1 Year Ago: "Gabrielle Kai"