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Archive for March, 2010

Cooking like crazy

I’ve been cooking up a storm lately and trying lots of new recipes. Here are a few photos.

Beer braised chicken tacos.

Masaman curry.

Erik's recipe for tuna salad.

Stawberries are in season!

Last night we made delicious salads with fresh farmer's market veggies.

Spring rolls with peanut sauce

Cabbage and ricotta salad

New Minnie pics

We had a rough weekend with the Minnie. She was really sick Friday night and had us up taking care of her like she was a newborn. But now it’s Sunday afternoon and she’s found the best sunny spot to hang out – on top of Erik’s old computer. Here she is:

Funny weekend photos

Moonstone beach ground squirrel.

Birthday flowers..these were my favorite flowers when I was a kid.

Birthday lunch. Beer and Danish lemon cake.

With Laurie, Lucy, Bert.

Random dude with tail crossing the street in SLO. Huh?

Another birthday

Yikes. It seems like yesterday that I turned 30 and was Not Very Stoked about it. Saturday I’m turning 31.

I will say that I feel better about 31 than I did about 30. 30 was yucky. 31 is just yucky plus one (with 365 days to get used to the idea that I’m not in my 20’s anymore). Today at Whole Foods a woman in her 50’s called me ma’am. Repeatedly. It was awkward.

I’ve stepped up my running in 2010 and that’s been great for me. I have two demanding but fun jobs. Minnie the kitty is a wonderful addition to my life. I think I’m becoming a better cook. These are all positive things in my life right now.

It was really hard to lose my grandmother this year  but I feel her presence in my life every day. When I go to see my grandfather, I feel her there in the house with us. That makes everything easier.

I get to eat chocolate croissants with my parents, watch Lost with my boyfriend and see my brother often (never often enough). My life is good. Now, if we could just find a way to go travel again …

From President’s Day

We camped on Figueroa and hiked to this broke-down cabin. These photos were on Edhat but somehow I never got around to posting them here.