Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grillin' Season

I am having so much fun grilling! I marinated these pork chops in hoisin, soy sauce and garlic before grilling -- delicious. C came up with the sides of horseradish cheddar cheese, apples and brussel sprouts. Sitting on our front porch with this meal = the perfect summer evening.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Garden Update



snap peas




onion flower





butterfly bush



flicker feather

Happy First Day of Summer!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day in Denver with Miss Q

C & I spent a day in Denver with the birthday girl and had a blast!

the day started with made-to-order donuts at the Jelly Cafe - yum!

Miss Q got the frittata sliders -- she loved the goat cheese and pesto one!

I ordered the eggs jennifer with peasant potatoes - delicious! C's southern biscuits & gravy left much to be desired.

Then we browsed the nearby used music store before heading to the Denver Art Museum.

My favorite was this interactive piece in the Overthrown: Clay Without Limits exhibit called "Footing" by Nathan Craven. The sound, the feel, the fun and weird shapes....

"You Are The Palace, You Are The Forest" by Jeanne Quinn

Another interactive piece with dizzying effects: "like the new past" by Anders Ruhwald

Next stop, Common Era -- a fun clothing store where Q found a cool top and sweater. We got our energy up for the trip to Fancy Tiger, thrift shops and home for tacos and card games by eating frozen yogurt.

I tried mango with a side of raspberry, topped with fruit and other odds-n-ends... fun! Self-serve can be dangerous at Yogurt Guru.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Birthday Celebration

birthday dinner: BBQ pork sliders with slaw and pickles, sides of sweet potato fries with spicy ketchup & fruit salad

Her grandpa made this beautiful ferris wheel that moved as you served the cupcakes. Her mom did such a great job with all the food, games and treats!
Happy Birthday Q!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lino Printmaking

still working on getting the correct amount of ink and figuring out my brayer....
but I had such a fun time with L & S

Friday, June 3, 2011