Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, full-of-candy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Preview

I am working on pictures this morning.. and afternoon.. and tomorrow.. and the next day... until they are finished but thought I would give you a little preview of what we saw and did. More later!

The Market in Nice. 

Sadie thought about buying some spices... 

My wonderful family! 

We had some crazy weather while Mom and Dad were here. This is in Antibes- just down the road from Nice where the waves were around 8 feet tall. Incredible!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I hate it when Vacation ends..

Well everyone, I'm back. I am not sure how excited am about that though... For the past two weeks, my parents have been visiting. The first week was spent in Nice and the surrounding areas. Last week we all went to Venice and then hopped on a boat to sail around the Mediterranean. It was WONDERFUL. Mom, Dad, John and I all had a wonderful time and saw some amazing sights. 

This morning, my Mom and Dad hopped back on a plane to the US, John went back to work, and now.. all I have is my laundry (oh MY is it a lot of laundry), photo editing, and trying to get back into a routine. 

It's a lonely day. :-) 

Be looking for pictures in the next week! It's going to be a long process- there are a lot of them!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Sorry everyone! I will be taking a blog hiatus for the next 2 weeks. 

I'll have lots to tell you about when I get back though! 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Make this!

It will make all of your salads taste better. I promise. 

This is the other recipe that I knocked out of the "To Try" folder on Wednesday. My basil was starting to look a little crazy and I had a couple of shallots that needed to be used as well. It is so good. That's all I can say for it. If you don't believe me... make it and prove me wrong. Or, believe me and make it. The point here is that you must try this salad dressing. 

I am already dreaming of my next salad.

Basil Vinaigrette
 And I didn't change a thing, it's just that perfect

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Shallot, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh Basil leaves
1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mix all ingredients well and allow to sit for at least a couple of hours in the fridge. So good. Enjoy! 

- This can be mixed in a food processor. I don't have one of those, so I didn't use it.