Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Favorite Pasta Dish

Add ricotta, walnuts, parsley, garlic and a little lemon zest to your favorite pasta for a delicious and easy dinner!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ethiopian Lunch

After V & I worked up our appetites at the DAM, we had a deliciously filling birthday lunch at Abyssinia, before heading to Mod Livin', then to S. Broadway for more shopping (like the fabulous Hazel & Dewey kitchenware boutique), and lastly a quick stop at Happy Coffee to energize for the trip home.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In the Heaven of Earth

On this cold February morning, I remind myself of moments when I've truly experienced this heaven of earth.

Railay Beach, Thailand

(Dala Floda, Sweden; photos by B.L.)

"...not in the serious,
   careful way
         that we choose
              this blossom or that blossom—

the way we praise or don't praise—
   the way we love
         or don't love—
              but the way

we long to be—
   that happy
         in the heaven of earth—
              that wild, that loving."

Read the full poem "Luke" by Mary Oliver, here on the Writer's Almanac (my favorite radio program / podcast).

Monday, February 17, 2014

An evening at the Broadmoor

A sidecar martini at the Hotel Bar, followed by a deliciously rich dinner at the Summit (oysters, trout, duck, wine, and crème brûlée) - now that's what I call celebrating Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What's the Password?

So grateful for family & friends who love board games as much as I do!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Blueberry Banana Scones

Fresh blueberries and a ripe banana means you don't need much sugar at all for this recipe. Delicious!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Saute chunks of sweet potato in spices, add black beans and water, let simmer until fully cooked through. Next day it is even tastier! Top with plain yogurt and cilantro.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Jadeite Square Dish

A beautiful gift from G - a jadeite square dish that looks like a little berry basket. Love it!