Monthly Archives: August 2010


> I finished this painting last week, but am only now getting around to posting it. This painting was inspired by a bouquet of dahlias I bought from the Farmer’s Market in Burbank.  They were so vibrant and their petals … Continue reading

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>Aunt Trisha’s Smashed Potatoes

>These are truly a treat.  I am not sure where my Aunt Trisha got the recipe from, or if she devised these herself, but they are a keeper! You will need time when you make this recipe… allow for an … Continue reading

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>Flank Steak with Parsley-Garlic Sauce

>This is a truly tasty recipe that I’ve made a few times!  Thank you very much, Martha Stewart!  I found the recipe here, but I’ll reprint it below for you.  Most recently, I served this with Aunt Trisha’s smashed potatoes … Continue reading

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>A Sneak Peak

> A week or two ago at the Farmer’s Market, I bought two bunches of dahlias, one bunch a magenta/purple color and the other a red/orange color, and I put them in the same vase, on Gavin’s and my dining … Continue reading

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>You can think this is easy until you try it yourself

> Me with the finished product. About a month ago, I saw a brief article in the L.A. Times that was telling of a florist in Venice that was offering periodic floral design classes.  Thinking that it’d be something fun … Continue reading

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>Paper Flower Wedding Bouquets & Boutonnieres

> If you’re going to get married and have the cost of the wedding be somewhat reasonable, the only way to do that now-a-days is to have a DIY wedding.  As Gavin and I planned for our wedding earlier this … Continue reading

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>Lime-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

>A few weeks ago I made some vanilla ice cream.  In order to do that, I had to buy a vanilla bean, which are incredibly expensive (anyone want to go in with me on a bulk order?).  The package I … Continue reading

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Inaugural Post

After many, many years of blogging, I discovered on my old blog that I neither had the time nor the energy to keep up posting regularly about my life.  However, I have really fond memories of blogging and, although I … Continue reading

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