Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Homemade Soup

Last night I made the most delicious soup!  It was a creamy mashed potato and leek soup.  I had a base recipe and then added my own special touches and it was delicious!

A day in the life of my cat....

I'm currently in a photography class and the assignment was to follow someone or something for a day.  I chose my cat.  While she does sleep a lot, she does do a few other activities during the day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga Ca

I can't believe that I've lived in the South Bay for the last 13 years and I've never visited Hakone Gardens!  I'm a little ashamed of myself.  Last Friday I decided to take a field trip to take some photos.  I had a field day!  The rain stopped for a bit as I started my journey, but the break didn't last long.  It dumped buckets while I was trying to shoot, so I ran for the ancient tea house and waited for the skies to clear.  Here are some of my favorites!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oscar Party 2009

Watching the Academy Awards is one of my all time favorite things to do.  Every year I have a very small oscar party where we drink champagne and eat a lot of food.  This year I went a little overboard and made the following items:

* prosciutto wrapped shrimp
* chicken wings
* caprese puffs
* brown butter parmesan popcorn
* samosas 
* chicken taquitos
* spinach and artichoke dip
* chocolate chip brownies
* lemon cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting

I then made the guests goodie bags that were popcorn containers filled with swedish fish, gummy coke bottles, milk duds, a kit-kat and some microwave popcorn.  I didn't get pictures of everything, but here are the highlights!