Monthly Archives: July 2011

Slow Roasted Pasta Salad or Camp Arrowhead

Oh Arrowhead I miss you!! It has been three days since we were together and I have felt desperate for you the whole time.  And I am counting the hours till we meet again.  My husband writes all day, I paint, hike with the dog, swim, yoga, cook (oh glorious cooking!) and apply for jobs.  It is perfection, even that last item is enjoyable in such a beautiful place.

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Lychee Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream or Dedicated to the Missing O’Malley

If I bake too many sweets (always) then I can (hopefully always) rely on the O’Malleys to bring their unique brand of amazing round my house and eat.  After a massive city hike in San Francisco, that involved the pier, Boudain, Ghiradelli Square, a cable car ride, and the cable car museum we found ourselves in Chinatown…with a good mile still to go to our car.  It was hard for me to care when I saw the 2 pound bags of lychees falling out of their crates for $1.99!!  I LOVE lychee.  If however it is a new fruit to you allow me to introduce you a little.  It is soft white, fresh, sweet and a little citrusy.  But only a little!  It is above all delicious.  So after eating HALF the bag I bought, while watching a movie I decided MAYBE I had had enough fresh lychee and MAYBE I should try to make something with the rest.

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My Very Own Fridge Magic and Letter Art Mornings

On a day back from vacation, you hope not to spend the entire day cleaning the house.  But unfortunately you have a dog meant for far chillier temperatures who can do nothing but shed like a maniac in the heat of the California summer sun.  (A light breeze will send a cloud of hair wafting in the wind.)  You also dread going to the store because your legs are sore from walking urban hills and you have been in a car all day.  So you rummage in the fridge and to your utter surprise…you make something delicious from odds and ends.  Something so delicious you can’t wait to run out and get the ingredients on purpose to make it again ASAP.  Which you do, and serve to your husband after his long flight home.  And he loves it too.

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Waiting for The Hubs

Something very beautiful about roses in their last days of glory, don’t you agree?

There will be cupcakes soon too.

 

 

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My Mister was Away and The Games We Played

I think we are both going to have to admit something.  There will be lulls in my blogging.  The culprits:

1)  I have begun to use my film camera more.  And I LOVE IT.  There is an undeniable soul to film that is lost in digital, or at the very least has yet to be achieved.  Unfortunately, without a dark room on hand, film can take a few days to develop. And frankly, I am more than a little backed up at the moment.  This seems as good as any to tell you what equipment I use on this blog, as it seems a common questions.  I use a low tech digital Canon and a old film  Nikon.  I photograph in natural light (whenever I can) and whatever catches my eye.

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