Thursday, April 29, 2010
This weekend Kip and I took to the ferry to Whidbey Island to pick up an antique drinking fountain we found on Craigslist. We're going to use it as a birdbath in our front yard.
While we were in Whidbey Island, we took a walk on a on Double Bluff beach. Fun adventure!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Well, not really, but it was pretty great! :)
Group shot! Kip's parents (paid for our trip!! thanks a million!), brother and his wife.
Best Pals forever!
Plumeria bloom (flowers used in leis)
Makalawena Beach (we think...jury is still out)
I can't get me enough of that sun!
Black Sand Beach (lava broken down over time by the surf)
View from the condo where we stayed...sigh!
Mahalo for looking at my pictures!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
We're back from Kona! I will do my best to get pictures up tomorrow. We had...a lot to go through! So many duplicates, it's bananas.
In the meantime, here's a few photos of what I made for dinner tonight. This Asian Kale Salad is from Flying Apron's baking book. I used collard greens instead of kale. I couldn't find gomasio at the Viet Wah by our house, but I'm sure it's at Uwajimaya. Instead, I put extra salt on the pumpkin seeds and sprinkled black sesame seeds all over the thing right before serving. It was WONDERFUL.
My lovely friend Erica emailed me a recipe she tried recently and blogged about, a celery soup from Bon Appetit. I made a few adjustments: I used yogurt w/dill (thanks Erica, for the suggestion) and soy milk instead of the whipping cream. Fabulous! And it made tons, so Kip will probably be eating it for lunch all week.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
We had Easter lunch at our house this year, and I've been having fun planning it here and there for a few weeks.
My friend Robin graciously let me borrow 3 of her antique mason jars, which I used as vases. The tulips are from Pike Place Market. I used granny smith apples with paper leaves as table name cards.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I made these delicious muffins adapted from Glenn's Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Candied Ginger recipe. I modified the recipe slightly by using 2 cups of spelt flour instead of all-purpose, and I used 1 Tbs ground flaxseed+3 Tbs water instead of 1 egg. The recipe didn't give a specific measurement for the ginger...I ended up using 3 Tbs.