Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Funk

I've been in one of my blog funks again
but I am going to try to bring myself out of it.

There has been a lot going on recently.
We had a weekend wedding in the Catskills
and Monday was my 26th birthday.

Both were quite nice, and tons of fun.
The wedding was at a beautiful resort
in the mountains. Though not being a
true friend of nature I was definitely ready
to head home on sunday. The bf however
could have stayed forever.

Definitely danced my butt off on Saturday night.
It was awesome.

The birthday was good too. Can't believe that I am 26.
I don't feel old or anything like that- but last time I checked
I was 23. Times flies when you are having fun I suppose,
which must be true because these last few years have been

Gah, it's time for me to go on a dress hunt. We have another
wedding on August 8th. and mama needs a new dress.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Come on-a my house

I feel like Rosemary Clooney should
have been serenading my in my kitchen this week.

Besides my love of cooking, my financial state
has kept me in the kitchen and out of restaurants..

So we've been cookin' a lot.
Sunday was a Strawberry/Orange/Fennel salad

with a spicy sausage risotto with asparagus and squash.

It is hard to photograph risotto, it looks like
a lump of random stuff, but believe
is delightful. And super easy, I just took the same
recipe that I used for the ramp risotto awhile back
and just substituted ingredients!

Also last week I made Raspberry Muffins.
Which were awesome as well, light fluffy
and very berry-ful..
You can find the recipe here, it says strawberry muffins
but the market didn't have strawberries that day-so they
magically became raspberry. And I suppose you could
really add anything that you so desire.
Next time I'm thinking chocolate peanut butter
and banana mmmmm.

Last nights dinner was my first try at my mom's
beef stroganoff-which is one of my favorite things
that she makes. It came out pretty well for my first try,
but I did overcook the beef a I often tend to do
(eek) But it was still delicious, definitely one for the recipe box.

I have so much more to write but I am
falling asleep at the keyboard.
I took an amazing ballet class this morning
and am completely exhausted.

So, this calls for a power nap and part 2 of blogging.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Photos and Such

The 4th of July has come and gone,
this means that we are mid summer.
(which blows my mind every year)

This past 4th was quite enjoyable,
we spent it on a rooftop on E 5th St.

We had an amazing view of the city
and of the fireworks later.
The day was spent eating, drinking
and dancing. To my suprise and
enjoyment "rhythm is a dancer"
came on whilst we watched fireworks..

definitely haven't heard that song since
I danced to it when I was 11.
It was an awesome throwback.

ahh i can still hear my teacher saying
"touch. touch. pas de bourree" oh nostalgia.

ah anyway, on Sunday I participated in the Williamsburg Flea Market.

I shared a table with Christina (lady seen above)
I sold cards she was there to give advice.

This was loads of fun, but pretty lame on the sales end of things.
But it was also a holiday weekend, so I think that a lot if people
were still out of town.
I'll probably give it another chance in a few weeks.

Another highlight of yesterday was dinner
@ Egg. One of my favorite restaurants!
I got a huge bowl of grits and a fried chicken sammy.