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A Sweet Moment, Wedding in the Redwood Forest

Things I love: Peonies ...

Fresh Peonies: Classy, Elegant and With Fresh Dew Drops

... And Photographing Children

Each with his/her own unique energy


Monday, May 31, 2010

A Day in the Life of Evan, The Cutie

I took a bunch of pics of Evan over the wknd. He is so cute and curious - what a lil character ♥

Happy Birthday RMY!

It was Alyrris' birthday yesterday - happy birthday!! And the whole family got together (even bud made it!) and celebrated with a mocha cream cake from Just Desserts.  The day before, we tried out the chocolate eruption cake from Whole Foods.

Overall the weekend in Northern California was nice - the weather there is unbeatable and perfect!  Here are a few pics - more to come!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bread Baking

Friday night I took a bread baking class at the Whole Foods culinary center with Lynn Kutner.  She was a terrific teacher and demonstrator, and kept things fun.  We baked basic whole wheat loaves, cinnamon rolls and fougasse ... and by Saturday I was all breaded out.  A sampling of the breads made:

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Chelsea Market, Highline and Degustation

On Friday, Vincent came into town, and took me out to dinner at Degustation.  I had heard good things about Degustation but didnt realize that reservations in general are tough bc the restaurant only seats ~16.  We tried out the tasting menu and feasted on hamachi, almond soup, duck, lamb, rabbit, fried eggs, and chocolate banana pudding! 

But before dinner, we went to Jacque Torres chocolate haven (first try at Hudson Street, but it was closed) in Chelsea Market.  I havent spent much time in Chelsea Market but it felt like a cross between being in Pirates of the Caribbean and somewhere in the Wild West.  So many bakeshops and artisan type places in the market.  We also stepped up to see Highline, and checked out a new outside art display.

I love my pocket cam, and here are its captures from Friday night.