Monday, June 14, 2010

dinner party numero uno

I am so happy to report that as of a week ago, I do, in fact, have a fully functional kitchen. A kitchen means cooking and cooking means blogging. I'm so happy to be back!

Brandon entertained our guests while they enjoyed libations in the backyard and I cooked up a storm in the kitchen. Our guests drank cosmos and a twist on my minted lemondrop, sans mint with the addition of fresh cherry juice from the farmers market. In the kitchen, I worked on a farmers market Greek salad, risotto with leeks, and seared scallops.

Our guest list was exclusive, I must say. My parents have been so instrumental in our house-fixingupness. I am so lucky to have them. Also, Rich and Alba, our neighbors and my parents BFF's, have been there to help us throughout this process. Rich has helped my dad for countless hours with plumbing and the kitchen, and Alba helped me cut up old narsty plants among other things. I am so thankful to have a kitchen, but more so to have such an awesome crew who I can show my thanks (however ill-sufficiently) by cooking on Saturday night. And it was fun!

Monday, January 04, 2010

is it safe in here?

Oh my, is has been a while, hasn't it?

I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I am still here, living and breathing and creating, but in a way other than cooking at the moment. My husband and I bought our very first home! It's a big fixer upper with the time commitment that you would imagine goes along with a complete overhaul. We are living with my parents until we get in working order (and have been for a while), so you can imagine how cooking has been put on the back burner (pun most definitely intended). Once it is all fixed up, I fully intend to come back with a bang, or possibly a boil or simmer.

If you want to keep track of where we are with the progress on the house, check out my other project I miss my food blog like crazy!! I can't wait until I can carve a little piece of this world out for me and my cooking adventures. Till then!