Fruit Tart

Here is this beautiful fruit tart my friend and I made for her grandfather’s birthday. It’s so perfect I have to share it with everyone. I haven’t tasted the finished product, but what could have possibly gone wrong…perfect crust, cream cheese filling, and wonderful fresh berries with kiwi fruit?! Recipe to come… Advertisements

Caramelized Onion and Garlic Vegetable Quiche

In this quiche, I included fresh spinach, caramelized onions and garlic, green onions, eggs, and an array of bell peppers and fresh tomatoes on top. Then I grated some hard cheese on top, and added salt n pepper and Italian seasonings. The crust: 2 cups flour, 1 t. salt, 5 T water, 2/3 c shortening

A relaxing evening with a couple of Steelhead Porters

Took my dog on a walk on this beautiful day, then went to try out a short hike on Turkey Mountain. Afterwards, I rewarded myself with trying a new porter while cleaning my brother’s condo. He just moved to South Carolina:( …then another to help me relax when I got home. Anyway, it was hard…

Roasted Bell Pepper Gouda Garlic Soup

This soup is incredibly goud-aa!! Here are the already prepared ingredients: The first thing I did was roast the 6 bell peppers–mostly red but threw a yellow and orange one in just because they were also on sale–with 5-6 cloves of garlic drizzled with olive oil. I roasted them on a foil covered cookie sheet…

Originally posted on in pursuit of more:
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a great few days! We just wrapped up a super weekend filled with kids parties and an end to an entire (wonderfully bizarre) week of parrot sitting. Yes, you did read that right! For those of you who follow me on…

The Vault

This is a vintage restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for weeks now. It just opened in September down the road from where I moved to that very same month. I decided I really like it, because I feel like I’m in an episode of Mad Men:) Here is a good quote I just saw…

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get…