Saturday, October 23, 2010

you are going to want to watch this...

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before...but in case you didn't get to it the first time around. This is my good friend Steve Nelson on the cello. Brilliant!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

perfect saturday mornings...

are spent waking up late, running in the park and then heading downtown for the Farmer's Market. I did just that this morning and ended up bringing home fresh baked bread, sundried tomato and blue cheese pesto, and of course home made pasta from Tony Caputo's (my very favorite Italian deli in Salt Lake) to go with. Ah, bliss!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

fall dinner party

It's not a secret that I adore fall. It's not a secret that I adore cooking for my friends with all my heart. I don't need an excuse to have a dinner party, and I didn't use one. I just invited my foodie friends to join me for a fall meal. I enjoyed every minute of putting this dinner together. Here are some pics of the table and the appetizers. On the menu…


pan fried caramelized onion dip

brie cheese with craisins, brown sugar, and tart apples

roasted butternut squash soup

arugula salad

braised pork loin in pasta with pancetta and pecorino cheese

butterscotch and spice trifle with pumpkin whipped cream


I had an amazing evening with my friends. So amazing that I spaced taking pictures of anyone. Sad. There are pics of the table and appetizers. I did get that far! No seriously though, My friends are a beautiful bunch and witty to boot! We laughed our heads off! I'm so happy to have foodies in my life, and just food in general really.

A little while ago…

I went to the Antelope Island Kite and Balloon Festival.

I took pics, which turned out mediocre.

But…I had thoughts.

Serious thoughts about wanting to fly these kites, and to ride in these hot air balloons.

I think I might actually want to own one, or both. (on this teacher's salary I better start saving)

Definitely an achievable dream. Right?

Let's be honest, there are hardly things more beautiful and cool.