A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan with Nitro

Make sure to saute some onions and garlic to incorporate into the homemade tomato sauce!  I like a thicker sauce, so this doesn’t get watery.  Finished the dish with cherry tomatoes and arugula to get in some fresh greens and juicy tomatoes  Nitro with “The Mustache”

Back in Big D

I had a blast with my good friends gathering for this happy hour reunion at Parliament.  It couldn’t have gone better than this and everyone showed up just to see me!  I sure missed these guys but not particularly the Dallas lifestyle. LauraAndyChristina By night… With the full work day, 4 hour drive, and partying since 5pm,…

Peaches for me

Grilled Peach Salad with candied almonds and pistachios Before prepping nuts and dressing, sliver generous amount of red onions and soak 30-60 minutes in ice water to cut the intensity and crisp up the texture of the onion. Combine all just at serving time arranging the peaches on top. Candied Nuts 1/4 c water 2…

Pinot’s Palette

I really enjoyed this whole experience at Pinot’s Palette. We were able to bring in our sushi dinner;however, they provided a decent selection of drinks for a somewhat pleasing price. I like the concept, but I’d suggest checking their calendar before going (as I did not), to make sure you aren’t stuck painting a picture…

Pre Treehouse Birthday Party

This is a shrimp cocktail with some salmon bites. I threw together these fancy bits of goodness using Dill Triscuits, gravlox (smoked salmon), crème fraîche (or sour creme), slivers of orange or yellow bell pepper and red onion, with arugula and capers on top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice This is a cheese…

An energizing start to a long day of baking and cooking gone bad

Started out the day with an exhilarating yet hot and exhausting run…so I earned this glass of Rose with lunch;) I have to support the local Ojai winery! Next up, baking cookies then preparing the pasta salad and shrimp cocktail for the big pool party tomorrow. If you’re wondering what the greenery is, that’s the…

Rasar State Park

This is our new home for a few days…where rainforest meets the highlands A snack of strawberries and cream while relaxing in the hammock tucked in the trees Green toes and matching pitcher Hemmed in trail with swampy looking tree ferns We were more than impressed with this campground  Just check out the secret beach…

Last dinner on Flathead lake site

…And what a sight it is. We definitely enjoyed our little semi private beach spot with kayaks at our fingertips, our hammock set up amongst the mini squirrels and towering pines, with rainbows embracing the skies around us. The five days here couldn’t have gone by any quicker. We had one of our nice bottles…

Notte italiana

Tonight we had chicken parmigiana; farfalline pasta with a tomato, onion, garlic, basil, mushroom sauce; rocket basil salad; and brownies for dinner