Sunday, June 21, 2009


Had a fun cookout in my back yard. What a Feast we had!

Cousin's pregnant belly.

This is pretty neat. Picture is also posted in my Face Book. Check out my latest cell phone photos!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

My xoxo cupcakes

Bringing in a new batch of my xoxo cupcakes!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Food Week: 5 things you could make with a lemon

1. A margarita
2. Arnold Palmer Drink
3. A lemon thyme marinade
4. Lemonade smoothies
5. Lemons and Limes in a bowl (for summer centerpiece)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

the smallest knitter

Much needed festivities

greg's surprise birthday party for his beloved Jen was lovely! I got to see some of our game night members and meet new folks. of course Nat and ste were there so that was sweet! Nat, you and Jen looked beautiful. This was certainly refreshing after a tough week at work and i'm craving for good energetic people right now!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Train station in Antwerp

Check out this feel good video Chris found on You Tube!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Chatting on Face Book

I just discovered the exciting world of FB! Join me for a chat or look me up when you get there! I'm getting over a bad cold/flu and this was a welcome distraction for me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Green Papaya Salad

I'm going to make vietnamese green papaya salad with shrimp as an appetizer this weekend.

In The Scent of Green Papaya, there’s a scene where a woman (Mùi) is preparing papaya the traditional way, holding it in front of her, one hand holding the papaya and the other wielding a knife, tapping and quickly cutting and shredding perfect, julienned strips of papaya — no cutting board, no mandoline and no Cuisinart... (written by

My recipe: Shredded Green Papaya with fresh chilies, minced shallots, shrimp, shredded carrots, asian basil leaves, lemongrass, fish sauce, and coarsley chopped roasted peanuts.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The french have beautiful traditions....

I saw a picture of a traditional beautiful french wedding cake called a croquembouche and I thought about my own wedding day 9.3 years ago. For our Tenth Anniversary, I decided I would like to have this cake made and to celebrate it with an intimate group of friends. The word play as defined by the french is a traditional cake for weddings and christenings . Croquembouche comes from the French "croquant" meaning crackling and "bouche" for mouth. Thus croquembouche refers to the crackling in your mouth when eating this traditional dessert. It's simply profiterols or as some may know it as: creme pattissiere, or choux pastry stuffed with pastry cream, and spun caramel that has been crystalized to look like angel hair.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Click on the word Friendship to view picture! I borrowed this picture from Natty's blog.

Anticipation for what's to come

Change of plans for Sunday, I will be ringing in the Chinese New Year with five spice roasted duck, wonton soup, and steamed pork and shrimp Shumais!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weekend of Festivities

Saturday, we are going over to a friend's house for dinner and wine. On Sunday, we are going out with another couple to celebrate the Chinese New Year....the Year of the OX! By the ways, Joseph Vu is producing a show for the New year,if we have time, I'll check it out.

Jill and Geoff: Thanks for dinner the other night. It was delicious. I love it when someone else cooks for me! Chris will be over to help Geoff with the wall!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Game Night

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A weekend of relaxation with some friends over to share in the extended holiday season. What would you recommend as a fun game for a group of 6-8?

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Year of the OX- 2009

2009 is the Year of the OX...or Buffalo. As a child born in the year of 1973, I am therefor an ox.

The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes.

What is your Chinese Zodiac Sign??