Sunday, January 31, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Here is the menu for tonight:
Pintxos (Bite-Size Tapas)
Pan con Tomate with Jamon
Confit of Mushrooms
Orange and Thyme Marinated Olives
Salad with Seared Piquillo Peppers Stuffed With Manchego Cheese and Quince Paste drizzled with Sherry-Honey Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus with Salsa Romesco
Patatas Bravas with Saffron Aioli
Pork Tenderloin Simmered with Dried Fruit, Wine and Brandy
Spanish Olive Oil Pancakes with Chocolate
Rioja Soaked Apples
While I am off cooking Rob is headed to Snoqualmie Pass with some friends for night snowboarding tonight.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Below is a picture of the yarn stash I brought home.Stash includes:
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool - green sapling
Cherry Tree Hill - Blues and Purples (a gift from ang)
ShiBui sock yarn - S Pebble
Blue Sky Dyed Cotton - Yellow
Dream in Color Smooshy - Flamingo Pie
Shepherd Classic 100% Wool - Sand
By far my favorite store was Happy Knits. If and when I ever have my own yarn store, it is exactly how I would want it to be set up. It was simple and cute. All the sample garments were very "today". I loved it. I also had the pleasure of trying the VooDoo Bakery and trying the maple bacon bar which was amazing! Fun weekend! Thanks Ang!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
|Green Chard||Russet Potatoes|
|Mangos||Braeburn Apples *|
|Cremini Mushrooms *||Shallots|
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
While I have too many goals for 2010 and prefer to not share them right now, the first one is one that I found from one of my favorite websites, My Money Blog. Each week in 2010, he will post a simple task to try to save money. This first week's tip was a tip that I've heard before but I do love it. It's to go into your savings (401k, Roth IRA, or IRA) and increase it by just 1%. You won't even notice the difference and I'm sure there is something you can cut out of the budget to cover that 1%.
Aside from all the goals we have for 2010. Do you remember this post? We hired and worked with an architect and spec'd out the job for the attic, but after having two Realtors come by we decided not to do this job after all. The best explanation came from one of the Realtors who said "Your house is a perfect traditional Seattle home right now, why would you do anything to make it weird." If we want a bigger house on a quiet street, we'll move. Case closed.
Sorry there are no pictures in this post, I promise I will do a better job of keeping up with this blog in 2010.