Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snowy Day

The groundhog really did see his shadow....it's snowing in Austin, Texas.

While it's been coming down now for about an hour, it isn't really sticking to the ground which is fine with me.

It is really challenging to work with the delightful powder floating in the sky...one last glimpse of winter.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ukulele's and dimples

All that I can say is that this girl takes music that I am not so fond of and makes it sound amazing.

She is too cute!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Although Valentines Day is not my favorite holiday, I am looking forward to it this weekend.

My best friend who I haven't seen in 2 years is coming to Austin to be my valentine and for the first time in 5 years, I live in the same city as my wonderful boyfriend.

Above is my collection of valentines and love related ephemera. It got a boost from some of my dear friends at the CCS (capital city scribes) meeting last night.

Featured in the center is a red and white mandala by Sandy Odom.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend...and happy St. Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Record your Life

A little journal that I inscribed this past week. What a wonderful gift idea.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dinner Club

So we gathered, the five of us, to begin this adventure in food.

I brought New Age White Wine... served over ice with lime.

Since it was K's night, he was responsible for the meal. To begin...fresh rosemary sea salt bread...straight from the oven.

The Lavender crusted Tuna prior to cooking.

First Course: Filo stuffed with Three cheeses and herbs...served with Harissa infused Olive Oil.

The Main Course: Seared Tuna with a Lavender Crust and a Wasabi Avocado Sauce, Spinach Souffle in a Tomato.

Dessert: Lavender Sorbet with an Almond Tuille.

Thanks to K for a wonderful Dinner! And to everyone else for fabulous memories. I can't wait for D's turn next!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Food and More Food

Things here at Amon Design Studio have been a little out of sorts. While I couldn't possibly live without my computer, I did have to for a bit while it was being reformatted. All is corrected and I'm back and running better than ever.

This picture is of a dinner I made for my lovely boyfriend a little while back. He apparently doesn't "care for" scallops although anyone that does would love this dish. I simply wrapped some large sea scallops in bacon that I had found at the farmers market (it was honey rosemary bacon!!) and grilled it on the indoor grill. With it, I paired roasted potatoes and asparagus.

I love, love, love roasted vegetables and think that you can never mess them up. Oh and if you have a convection oven at home, do roast them with that...it makes for some fabulous food.

One last food related comment.

Our dear friends K & J are back from exploring Europe and have invited us to join them in a dinner rotation. Basically, each "member" cooks a meal in turn and we enjoy a lovely meal each time! For me, it is the perfect way to spend time with friends and save a little money. This week is K's turn...he is a master grill er!