Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve Everyone!

And what will your new resolutions be?

Mine is: Eat less......somehow.....haven't gotten there yet in 2008 but there's always next year. Too much good food around me, afterall, I am living in one of the most epicurious cities in the country.

Happy New Year

Cell phone days

I just learned an exciting way to post cell-phone pictures from Natalie...the angel on my shoulder!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanks giving chez Marguerite

This year, I decided to cook after all! The Turkey came out delicious, we had Ms. Renner's famous Drunken Yams and Green bean casserole amongst other delightful treats. Jill and Geoff came over later that evening and we had a blast making Ginger bread houses. Had a little problem with the foundation as each of our roofs kept sliding off. Hot toddies and dessert wines were the best accompaniement with our pecan pies.

Saturday night, we are having Florian and Dina over for dinner. What am I serving?
Sea Diver Scallops Gremoloise with Yukon potatoes gratin and cream, and fresh asparagus with a mustard sauce. I think a nice chilled Riesling will go nicely with this dish.

Next weekend: Dinner with my beautiful Natalie and Steven.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A great Summer BBQ Recipe- For dinner tonight

Ingredients: Boubon Glazed Pork Tenderloin
1 cup bourbon
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup prepared mustard
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
Freshly minced Garlic

Preparation:Combine all ingredients and mix until the sugar is completely dissolved. Marinate meats for 4 to 6 hours and grill on low heat for 2 hours until at least 160 degrees for doneness.

Serve with a side of Grilled Romaine Caesar Wedge:
Romaine Lettuce quartered lenghtwise, fresh lemon, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper

Preparation: Coat lettuce wedges with olive oil, sea salt, and coursely ground pepper or your favorite vinaigrette dressing
Brush hot grill with olive oil and gently grill lettuce wedges for about 20 seconds.
Remove and serve with a sprinkle of fresh lemon with freshly grated parmesan to garnish.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

What do we know about the Mile High City?

Happy Easter everyone. I'm off packing for a quick trip to Denver. Here is a pop quiz about Denver. If anyone can answer correctly.....then I just might have a treat for you upon my return:

-True or False: Denver is the most populous city of Colorado
-True of False: Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.344 m) above sea level
-Denver is located between what famous mountain range and the high plains to the east?
-What is the name of Denver's football team?
-What year was Denver founded: 1848 1858, or 1868

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Obama/Richardson Ticket??

A few months ago, my instinct was that if a Democrat were to win the race to the White house, it would be the Clinton/Richardson ticket. Now it looks like an Obama/Richardson ticket may be the way to go. What are your thoughts. Watch this video from Portland Oregon on Richardson's speach endorsing Obama.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Watching the crystal ball drop in NY Times Square on TV is a time honored tradition when celebrating the new year in the cozy warmth of your home.

My top 5 resolutions for 2008: If I can accomplish at least 3 of these, then I'm ahead of the game!

1. Lose 25 lbs- How? Eat less?? Oh no...exercise! (This resolution is so overrated)

2. Save Money- Shop less??

3. Start a Family - What am I waiting for?

4. Limit my Television shows to just: 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, The Apprentice, & PBS

5. Take my dogs out more- Gabriel Park is right down the road from the house,
and Tryon Park is another great option!