Thursday, May 31


I added a few recipes to "Recipes I Want to Try" which I hope to make in the next week. All involve grilling vegetables with various seasonings or rubs.

Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Vegetables With Cilantro Butter
Grilled Vegetables and Chickpeas with Couscous
Grilled Vegetables with Feta

For dinner tonight I made the last recipe above and was really pleased with it. It was filling and nutritious. Once the grilled vegetables were cut, I tossed them in some leftover vinaigrette for additional flavor. I'd make it again!

Tuesday, May 29

Oregon Pictures

My time in Oregon is at an end. It was fabulous! Here are three albums:
Oregon Family
Peony & Iris Farms

Tuesday, May 22

Friday, May 18


Here are some fascinating lightning photographs taken by a professional photographer, which I found using StumbleUpon, with my interests set to photography. And that, folks, is all I have for you!

Well, I also stumbled upon this "photo" which is pretty cool. Move your mouse from the left side to the right side and see it change.

NOW that is all.

Monday, May 7


I made a Double Chocolate Torte for Ryan's birthday yesterday. I made it ahead on Saturday night, and it turned out wonderful! The bottom half is a dense, dark, chocolaty cake (minimal flour), and the top half is a smooth mousse. It's a great do-ahead dessert that isn't necessarily "quick" but is worth the multiple steps involved.