Category: Food

And The Winner (This Week) Is…

May 18th, 2008 • Posted in Food, Life, Music

Best Mother’s Day Meal Award
We invited my mom and my brother over to join us for our weekly Sunday dinner. Pip made an awesome Mother’s Day meal… Roasted beef tenderloin with beef demi-glace gravy. Truffled edamame. Steamed asparagus. Roasted beet salad with greens, red onions and sour cream. Salad of spring greens with fuji apples, […]


March 22nd, 2008 • Posted in Food

As I mentioned previously, Pip and I have our “month-iversaries”, but there are two main dates that we really celebrate — our wedding anniversary (January 22) and the day that we met. Today, March 22, is our sixteenth anniversary of having met. We celebrated by going out to dinner at bushi-tei. Their food is a […]

Jan’s 70th Birthday

March 17th, 2008 • Posted in Food, Life

Pip and I went to Louisiana to visit Pip’s mom, Jan, and celebrate her 70th birthday. As always, our trips to the bayou center around food. Although she’s not as active as she used to be, she still loves to cook for us. In preparation for our visit, Jan had been doing some pre-work and […]


January 26th, 2008 • Posted in Food, Life

Last Tuesday was thirteen years married for me and Pip. That also translates into our 190 month-iversary of having met. Yes, we still count the months, despite the fact that our friends roll their eyes and sarcastically ask, “what anniversary is it this time?” You celebrate your anniversaries your way, and we’ll celebrate them ours.
We […]

Secret Santas and Pip’s Birthday

January 6th, 2008 • Posted in Food, Life

The year has gotten off to a good start. Wanting to usher in 2008 with a few friends, we had a small cocktail party on New Year’s Eve. Pip made an infused vodka — Kettle One with pear, blackberries, vanilla bean, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks. We enjoyed delicious cocktails made with the infused vodka, soda […]

Holiday Traditions

December 28th, 2007 • Posted in Food, Movies, Life

Another Christmas has come and gone. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed to whiz by this year. December was an extremely busy month at work for both Pip and I, so we didn’t do much in terms of decorating the house. I wouldn’t say I was “bah humbug” about the whole holiday season, but […]

San Francisco Day 5 & 6: Napa, Muir Woods and Kleveland

October 5th, 2007 • Posted in Food, Life, Music

We spent most of the day Wednesday chilling out around the house. In the evening, we went to dinner with Ira and Jennifer. They also invited Father Al, a Filipino priest who had been at their church in Louisiana for a couple of years but then recently moved to the Bay Area. We had a […]

San Francisco Day 1: Lovefest and Coi

September 30th, 2007 • Posted in Food, Life, Music

Usually when we go on vacation I keep a travel journal. We’re staying close to home, but since we’re playing tourist I’m going keep one anyway.
Our vacation is starting off nicely. The weather is perfect — clear skies, warm but not too hot. We watched the Lovefest parade as it came down Market Street. There […]

Mirliton: The Movie

September 4th, 2007 • Posted in Food, Life

Pip’s mom Jan is visiting with us for a couple of weeks. My mom came up Saturday and we took them out to see Jersey Boys. It was well done, and since the music was from the 60’s and early 70’s, both our moms recognized a lot of the songs.
As usual when Jan visits, […]

Busy Weekend

February 12th, 2007 • Posted in Food, Life

It was quite a busy weekend. Pip has decided to become an Arbonne rep. in his spare time, so on Saturday he had his first party. First, we had lunch and mimosas, and then Pip did a presentation. He did great — he’s a natural when it comes to talking in front of people. People […]

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