Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
my friend y gave birth to the cutest baby girl this past spring. her room is a “hello kitty” theme in pink, light green, white, aqua and dark brown furniture. i wanted to knit a blankie to coordinate with her room and decided on the tumbling blocks blankie from lion brand yarn. some of my friends called this the “ice cream blankie”.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
well as a knitter i have always told myself i would never knit socks. i would rather knit other things if i can easily go to the store and purchase them. as you can see i first knit "a" sock and that was just way too complex for me. i knit "a" sock, not a pair. a friend/lys owner has written a pattern for two socks at one time! now i realize what the craze is about knitting socks, i'm hooked! i'm just beginning the gusset portion of the sock and i already can't wait to knit another pair! i plan to always have a pair of socks on my needles (along with my other wip's). plus they perfectly fit in my tokidoki pouch that i can throw in my purse!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
i would like to personally thank my friend jf for introducing me to this wonderful cuisine 10+ years ago. i seriously could eat vietnamese food everyday for the rest of my life, ask my DH. i was very fortunate living in diverse cities and being able to have whatever my palette craved for. the closest vietnamese restaurants is in baton rouge (60 miles) or new orleans (135 miles). everytime we travel a vietnamese restaurant is the first thing i look up. don't get me wrong, i'm very fortunate living here in cajun country with all the mouth-watering cajun cuisine. so the next best thing is making it at home. thank goodness we have a asian market where i can get a lot of my ingredients. i enjoy all the hot, sweet, sour, salty goodness that vietnamese food has to offer. funny how all the dishes look the same but served 3 different ways. reminds me of mexican food: taco, burrito, tostada. basically the same ingredients but served 3 different ways.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
last october, m, s, and i had the opportunity to meet, greet, and taste jamie oliver's wonderful food. jamie and his crew were so friendly. he even signed our cookbooks. we felt like were in high school again, asking the popular guy to sign our yearbook!
oliver visited louisiana’s cajun country as part of an eight-part documentary series he is filming about cuisine in the united states. each part of the series will feature a different state and he chose louisiana as his first stop. oliver and his production crew planned a trip to the acadiana region to pay a visit to mcgee's landing in henderson. after hurricane gustav ravaged the area oliver and his crew helped the restaurant get back on its feet. oliver teamed up with restaurateur david allemond and hosted a benefit to help the restaurant reopen. mcgee's landing, a rustic restaurant nestled inside the boundary of the west atchafalaya protection levee, is also a bona fide cajun boat landing and was one of the first to offer guided swamp tours. allemond was forced to shut down his restaurant for more than a month after high winds from hurricane gustav which caused serious damage to the building.the roof was completely torn off. the canopy, deck and the east wing of the restaurant were completely destroyed. oliver decided to come and help out. oliver offered to help him reopen. more than 150 attended the gala event which was highlighted by the special menu prepared by oliver and allemond. the menu included a sumptuous lump crabmeat salad, followed by the main course of pork loin, sweet potatoes laced with rosemary sprigs, green beans (that's haricot verts enFrancais), rice dressing and for dessert, a sinfully delicious chocolate bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.
louisiana department of agriculture and forestry - october 2008 volume 91 no. 22
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
On that note, look what has bloomed, a Pink Plumeria! Look at the Lovebugs that decided to mate… A little “Aloha” I brought back from Hawaii to Louisiana.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Strawberry Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting
I've always enjoyed this day even when I didn't have a special someone. I think it's the red, pink, hearts, doilies, sweets, and all the giddiness! Happy Valentines Day to You and Yours and especially to my forever Valentine, R!