August 6, 2007

cookbook heaven


Donna Hay Cookbooks:

Off the Shelf: Cooking From the Pantry

The Instant Cook

Instant Entertaining

Other Cookbooks that I stare at at the library:

Jamie’s Italy

The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

(i already subscribe to the magazine…but somehow I think I NEED this)

I always dream about subscribing to this magazine (i’m always looking for them in the bookstore…)

July 23, 2007

i am an errand machine

this weekend was busy! Lots of stuff to do…and I randomly got a case of the lazies and spent a few hours doing ABSOLUTELY nothing (well, laying on my bed staring at my backyard is SOMETHING- I suppose).

the productive activities included:

-trip to Daiso (found EXCELLENT hair thinner comb) Here’s part of my loot:

-spent the early part of saturday on a caffiene high- i drank an iced coffee after downing this one:

-container store trip (containers for craft room/travel) I made it out of there in record time!

-trip to hillsdale mall to meet up with a friend (got a cellphone dangle from the Sanrio store)

-i finally found a pair of shoes @ DSW to match my dress-it only took 3 months!:

-had lunch at Falafel’s Drive-In (gyros salad=yum!)

-made my special popcorn & had neighbors over to watch Uncle Buck. (i love that movie!)


-setup my tripod and took a picture of our dining room in progress:

-went out to breakfast at Stacks & had a *somewhat* healthy meal:

-dreamt of getting a new camera for my birthday….

-grilled veggies, while Casey DESTROYED two wasps nests in our backyard

-started the whole laundry process….

-watched John from Cincinnati (what the heck is going on with that show???!!!)

-the end.

July 23, 2007

pet peeve # 4520

there is nothing worse (to me anyway) than listening to someone clip their nails in public. gross.

July 20, 2007

indian food & san francisco

the week started off with a bang! I was given these wonderful See’s Candies- Apricot Delights from our neighbor. *thank you!* They were sweet, tart, soft & chewy. I’ll have to get some next time I cave and find myself in a See’s Candies shop.

then on wednesday day i hung out with a good friend. we had some Indian Food @ Naan N’ Curry in San Francisco. It’s the best Indian food ever. I’ve yet to find a place in the pennisula that is as good-but we’re always trying….

my favorites at naan n’ curry:

-chicken tikka masala
-palak paneer
-benghan bharta
-potato naan
-aloo ghobi

The Indian food coma set in- I walked around and saw some cool things:


market stand

July 16, 2007

over the past two days:

i made breakfast for us late saturday morning:

realized just how easy it is to make pan ini with my grill pan:

had some quality time with the fuzzy members of our household:

bought some new flowers for the yard:

enjoyed freshly picked green beans from the neighbors garden:

-ran errands (target, home depot, costco)
-watched the departed (again)
-painted shelf unit & potted new plants for the front steps (picture to come)
-ate breakfast with friends over the hill (oatmeal, brown sugar, golden raisins & bananas)
-hung out pool-side with wonderful people & shared laughs with a 94 year old woman in a motorized inflatable pool lounger
-had dinner at the neighbors (favorite part: avocado/grapefruit/pine-nut salad with honey poppy-seed dressing!!!)

July 13, 2007

Green Tea Cupcakes for Kevin

this week has been filled with green tea goodies.

July 9, 2007

my favorite things lately:

after dinner dessert & reading

apricots from neighbors yard.

i picked these apricots off of our neighbor’s tree. I’ve been eating them by the handful over the past few week. Every time I walk past the bowl in the center of the kitchen, I grab 2 or 3. I was in such a zone eating them, I bit right into the pit of one. Yowzer! Apricot pits are hard. I suggest avoiding biting into one at all times.

some of my favorite things lately:

-apricots (of course)
-the new issue of Donna Hay (i always LOVE this magazine…maybe I’ll get a subscription for my b-day)
-black sesame pocky
-waking up with the brand new curtains in our bedroom
-walking past our dining room and catching a glimpse of our new dining room chairs
-the new shelf unit in my crafty room
-vanilla cola lip gloss from bigelow & benefit’s “hoola” blush
-cormeal pancakes from Main Street Cafe
-the feeling of being on a rollercoaster and hearing my husband scream like a kid
-holding hands with my 8 year old niece