Wednesday, July 31, 2013

17 June 13

ajo blanco & onion bhaji
My entry for the fusion cookoff: ajo blanco with an onion & kale bhaji. As always, visit the blog to see the rest of the photos & who won!

16 June 13

Jeff and I went on a beautiful but unfortunately short hike in Lighthouse Park, then he had to go to work and I had to come home and prepare my cookoff entry.
A few more photos from this day here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

15 June 13

reading Gordon Ramsay
Sometimes I'm well-prepared for the cookoff, and sometimes I'm frantically flipping through cookbooks two days before.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

14 June 13

Mal in her kitchen
Malloreigh graduated from SFU and hosted a celebratory party, obviously. Food, beer & wine, dance party, good times.

Monday, July 22, 2013

13 June 13

The Shipyards
Went to North Van to have dinner at Pier 9 with Jeff & Yvonne to celebrate her birthday, then wandered around the pier a bit. We talked to Natalie on Skype & saw the baby (our nephew?!) and then it was super late and we had to bus home.

12 June 13

fading ink

11 June 13

the notches in your spine
Made fancy mac & cheese. Sat around in my pajamas.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

10 June 13

Went for a beer at Six Acres. It was finally warm enough to sit on the patio.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

09 June 13

Met up with Liang in the late afternoon for beer & nachos at the Portside Pub; Jeff joined us for a bit before we left to go meet Mom & Jimm for dinner at the Irish Heather.

Friday, July 19, 2013

08 June 13

debating playoff beards
A night of beers in Gastown with Iain, Steph, Jesse, and Trevor. Here's Iain in the basement of the Alibi Room. I believe at one point we were having a heated debate about playoff beards.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

07 June 13

06 June 13

Jeff and I ate dinner outside; Steph was kind enough to share this dessert wine with us. Later we watched the Star Trek reboot because I'd never seen it before and it was AMAZING.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

05 June 13

On the way to yoga, I saw a sundog much like the one we'd seen in Okanagan Falls the day before.

04 June 13

prints and negatives
Picked up my two rolls of film from the wine trip; always exciting. Getting film developed is like a little gift to yourself.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

03 June 13

choosing records
Met with June after work to discuss possibilities for creating a sleeve around my phoenix tattoo. We had some beers and poutine while sketching out ideas, and then I came home and played records & read.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

02 June 13

weeping willow
Wine tour day 3: setting off the smoke alarm in the hotel room cooking bacon, driving the back road to the far side of the lake, dogs, good wine, awful wine, willow trees, parking lot sandwiches, flash rainstorms, high elevations, three full cases of bottles, rushing home to watch Game of Thrones.
See all the photos from the trip here.

Friday, July 12, 2013

01 June 13

hill sitting
Wine tour day 2: homemade (well, hotel room-made) breakfast, lying on the grass at Church & State, feeling fancy at Le Vieux Pin, rendezvousing with Mal, Bronwen, and Lindsay for dinner, taking a beer break, being driven inside due to a rainstorm, all of us sharing old high school photos while drinking wine in the hotel room.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

31 May 13

weeping willow, dusk
Wine tour day 1: new road mix, beautiful scenery, delicious Thai food, wine wine wine, winery dogs, being led to a wine batcave at Seven Stone, pub dinner, stunning sunset.

Monday, July 8, 2013

30 May 13

Packing for weekend trips is kind of hard.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

26 May 13

rosemary grapefruit gimlet
Mal's drinks from the appetizer & cocktail cookoff. As always, visit the blog to view the rest of the entries and winner.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

25 May 13

cooking wine
Got ID'd at the liquor store buying gin and sweet vermouth. What kind of minor would be purchasing those? Later I made a marinade for the cookoff the next day, cooked myself some dinner, and settled in for an evening of shopping for new earrings and watching The Twilight Zone.

Monday, July 1, 2013