Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour

I wrote about this a few weeks ago but wanted to remind you that the Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour is coming up Saturday May 16th. If you would like to buy tickets just e-mail me at

I hope you can make it!

Vital Life Services

Vital Life Services is having their annual "Dining Out For Life event." I went last year to Shelby's in Orinda. Have a nice meal in a restaurant and support a wonderful charity. Here is some information for their website about the services they provide -

For over 20 years, Vital Life Services has been a resource and a refuge for low-income and homeless people living with the effects of HIV or AIDS, and the constellations of health, social and emotional issues so often encountered. We are the only drop-in day center of its kind in the East Bay, serving both Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Our services include:

* Two nutritious meals per day
* Acupuncture and herbs/vitamins
* Mental health therapy
* Case management
* Van transportation to medical and social service appointments
* Massage therapy
* Phone, mail, shower & laundry facilities
* Referrals to other community service providers
* Emergency housing & utilities assistance
* Activities such as hikes, concerts, and other events
* Guest speakers & workshops

The Glass Jar Kitchen

Last weekend Fred and I went to see Zach's final presentation for his green MBA program. He presented his new business venture The Glass Jar Kitchen which he hopes to open in Santa Cruz in the coming months. His business partner is Kendra Baker who is a very talented pastry chef. I wish them luck and can't wait to eat there when they open!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fred's New Place

Fred and I spent Sunday moving him into his new place in Capitola. It's cute and small with a very good location, right near downtown. It was a full day and there's still a lot of work left to do! I felt bad leaving him all alone Sunday night! We're still in the process of furnishing the place, I'll have more photos as the weeks go by.

Monday, April 13, 2009

You Should Make This

For Easter I made a sausage and sun dried tomato strata, it turned out pretty good. The recipe can be found here on Epicurious.


We had a good time this Easter. Delicious food. A good part of the morning was spent hunting for Easter eggs. In the afternoon, we played hide and go seek, played with the bunny, R and L explored the creek, M tried out a very old fire extinguisher (it still worked), and Julie jumped through a burning ring of fire (ok, it was just a hula hoop). I think Mom and I win the prize for most talented hula hoopers.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


R and I got pedicures this morning. I love getting a pedicure and I love taking pictures of my feet! Lucky you, I did just that and now you can bask in the wonderfulness that are my feet. Here are my gratuitous foot pictures!

Santa Cruz

Fred and I were in Santa Cruz last weekend. Here's a photo from Seabright Beach (aka Castle Beach) and a photo of a house I love! Fred just found a place in Capitola, photos of that soon! I'm excited about decorating his new apartment. I just stopped by a consignment furniture place this morning to look for some good buys.

Monday, April 6, 2009

You Should Make This

I made crockpot lasagna this weekend and it turned out great. The recipe can be found here. Once again, I forgot to take a picture. Oh well. Also, I modified the recipe slightly, I didn't use any squash. This lasagna doesn't call for noodles, it has eggplant instead and it ended up tasting great.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Photo Shoot Part II

Here's a couple more by Deborah -

Photo Shoot

Last weekend I did a photo shoot with Deborah Atalig. Here are a few of the shots. Thanks Deborah!