Mongolian beef with basmati rice & steamed broccoli. Hit the spot!



Lazy day at the pool. (taken with iPhone)


With our friends still in town, we decided to treat them to a local crepe restaurant. This is the s’mores crepe. Words can’t describe the goodness. (taken with iPhone)


It is once again time for our quarterly cooking get-together at an old friend’s house.

Appetizers consisted of garlic bread with avocado, hummus & roasted tomato.

The difficult way to make spaetezle (we didn’t have the appropriate colander).

But who cares, because it came out perfect.

Perfectly seasoned and grilled filet. I forgot to get a pic of supper’s final plating: seasoned filet with blueberry hollandaise sauce, mushroom spaetezle, & asparagus.

Preparing the containers for dessert.

I did remember to document dessert’s final result: caramel souffle, vanilla ice cream & candied bacon.

As always, a fun and memorable time with a great group of friends. Can’t wait to do it again in September 🙂


Our normal route home is closed on the weekends due to bridge repair. The detour includes crossing over this lovely bridge.


Sunset + airplane + ferris wheel. (taken with iPhone)