Friday, October 31, 2014

Ghosts of Halloween Past...

Emma and Finn as The Princess and the Frog circa 2001.
Emma loved this dress more than life itself and even wore it for her princess inspired birthday party the following May.  Stiff-legged, round bellied, lollipop toting Finn was too much fun at this age.
Having these two in my life for this long sure has been a treat, but it seems a little tricky they've 
grown up this quickly.

Fence Fixation...

Our neighbors are getting a lovely new fence installed today and Fitz is riveted to the scene like he is watching a blockbuster film.  He is always good for a daily dose of adorable!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jordan the Cat.

It may seem like Jordan gets lost in the shuffle around here, but this pretty kitty has been Finn's most loyal companion ever since she walked up our front steps and decided she was home 13 years ago. Our family wouldn't be the same today if we had not agreed to keep her safe for a night.  
Happy National Kitty Day!

Night of the Calavera...


It is no secret we love our  adventures with Field Trip Cocktails!  Committing to these pop-up cocktail studies means we've hung out at a working urban farm while sipping on memorable cocktails and savored pork in a pigpen and brisket in a pasture all in the name of supporting the creative and hardworking folks who bring a whole lot of delicious into the lives of others.  They are just plain fun!
Last night's field trip took folks to the Revolution Brewery Tasting Room for an array of Dia de los Muertos inspired fare. I had the chance to be on the staff side of things last night and being in the company of notable chefs, mixologists and guests was an honor and a delight.  Thanks to Patty's awesomeprep help, I churned out a bunch of seasonally inspired delights with my darling friend Missy by my side.  I was too busy to take pictures, but I just loved all the candid shots my friends were posting on social media during the event. 


I hang with people who are always up for a good time and while many of these fantastic folks have been to all three field trip events it meant even more to see them in the crowd while I was serving up my own dishes.  I really am a lucky girl to have such incredible folks in my life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Volume Production...


Anyone who knows me probably knows how I feel about making dessert...not my favorite thing to do or eat for that matter.  This week I got myself into a situation that required me to make 225   teeny-tiny desserts.  I oped to go serve a savory sweet cheesecake in one ounce jars and I have to say they are just delicious.  The cream filling features Three Queens Maple Syrup, while the base is a salty sweet pretzel-cookie dust.  The whole thing is brought together by a sweet-tart cranberry, rosemary  and cider compote. Autumn is just delicious!  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Inspired...

Poblano Albondigas in Pumpkin Mole with 3 Onion Flavors, Queso Fresco and Pepita.

Friday, October 24, 2014

My New Friend...one week older.

 Just look at handsome Kavi. 
He is wide-eyed at two weeks old!  

Too. Much. Cute.
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