Saturday, May 29, 2010

Strawberry & Spinach picking

We picked strawberries... and then made stuff!

strawberry rhubarb crisp

strawberry rhubarb crisp

I washed all the spinach....

And then Dave made a strawberry cream pie:

4 years

Hooray for anniversaries!  Four years of marraige?  Even crazier: March 2010 marked 10 years (yes, TEN) together.  Dave planned a lovely evening out to Dinner at the Milton Inn.  Check out their site and see all the awards they've won... crazy stuff.  Although we're an old married couple... we felt like we wouldn't really fit in here for another 20 years.  Or maybe never.  It was very old-school hunting lodge meets fancy french restaurant?  Maybe?  I can't quite describe it.  Although the service and food was excellent.

Since I'm obsessed with food, of course I will share:
We split the Venison Pate for an appetizer: (example of old-school charm: when the waiter found out we were planning to split the dish he had it divided into two equally beautiful plates). 
I had the swordfish.  Dave ordered the rack of lamb.  We each had a glass of wine.  Everything was very tasty and fancy and I don't quite remember the details but it was lovely!

Then the dessert.  Isn't this cute?  Dave got the macadamia torte and I had the tiramisu.  This is the only point at which I felt I could whip out the camera, since hey - they wrote us greetings on our plates!  How can you not record that?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Visit to Omaha May 19-24 to help a friend conquer her wedding planning.  We decided after a long day of dresses and venues that swinging at the local playground was the best way to end the day.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Remote garden update

I am in Omaha right now, but Dave texted me these pictures of things growing in the garden:

A radish is poking up above the soil...
The amish sna peas are blossoming...
And the brocolli raab needs to be picked since it's flowering already!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm Done!

I just rode 140 miles on my bike.  103 miles day one, 30+ miles day two.  From Rehobeth Beach to Baltimore City.  And in doing so I raised over $1200 for Moveable Feast - enough to feed one client for an entire YEAR!  Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.  It was one awesome ride!

My bike taking a break at one of the pit-stops... She's a heavy one, so she needed to rest on the ground.

Someone else's more trim bike frolicking on the playground at the rest stop.

The whole team at AVAM, waiting to ride the last few miles together through downtown Baltimore.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend Garden Update - 5/9/10

Went to the first farmer's market of the season (for me) with a good friend Sunday morning and had a GREAT TIME!  Since it's the season.... my haul included rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries.  SO YUMMY.  I got one gift for Dave: last year we saw bay leaf plants but hesitated in buying them, only to never see them again.  I found him one and am excited to nurse it into a big happy plant.

Our tomato plants getting SO BIG!

The kale is really struggling.  I'm not sure it's going to make it.

Snap peas climbing along!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Garden Update - 5/2/10

carrots sprouting bigger!

spinach - the real leaves are forming!

Mountain Spinach

Neighbor's super cool kitten

Dave's Okra plants

Broccoli Raab

Peas & radishes getting bigger

all the sprouts still growing under lights in the basement (they are SO in the way)