- Stinky has been extra clingy since we've returned from Mexico. I guess we'll have to host Christmas because he's made it very clear we are never to leave him again.
- The bulbs I planted are coming up and our grass is getting green. I'm looking forward to getting some herb containers going. We're also going to have to get a grill and some patio furniture. We thought those items would be on sale last fall but that was not the case.
- I've been working at home since last Thursday because our building lost power. Like majorly so. It sounds like we'll be back in on Wednesday. I'm updating syllabi and creating online assignments because between this and the ice/snow days, things are a mess.
- Austin is building a coffee table but progress has been slowed down by a bum foot.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
These would more aptly be called "amuse-bouche" and were cheese tequeños (stuffed rolls) and shrimp and Peruvian potato puree.
Puff pastry with roasted vegetables and caramelized foi gras with a balsamic reduction
Chupe lobster soup with avocado, corn, cheese, and fried tortilla (served tableside with broth poured over)
Austin's was so good he had it twice but I tried two.
Marinated beef filet with beef, potato purée, and poblano chili
Sautéed vegetable quinoa with goat cheese and avocado oil.
We tried three of the four over our two visits.
Butter cookie crisp with three fruit ice creams and orange blossom gelée (hands down the best!)
Rice with caramelized milk, fruit confit,and mango sorbet
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This week before spring break was unusually heavy with meetings, events, and appointments. It is now looking like I'll be on campus only tomorrow and Thursday, working from home on Friday as I normally do (and am so fortunate to be able to do). Tea and list making are in order with this unexpected block of time.
In addition to working, I am currently adding books to my Kindle and songs to my iGadgets; any recommendations?
Saturday, February 22, 2014
In fact, the last time we traveled internationally together was to Cancun in early 2007 to celebrate my brother and sister-in-law's wedding. It's time to do it again.
Normally, Austin and I like to go to lots of museums and walk all around a city but the purpose of this vacation is to totally relax. We're loading our Kindles with lots of books, staying at an all-inclusive so I don't spend hours researching the best off-the-beaten path restaurants, and we're going to let the sun and surf work some magic. We're so lucky we have this opportunity and we plan to enjoy every second of it.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The beginning of the year and the new semester kept me very busy and Austin continues to work crazy hours. But for now, I've got the patio door open so I can listen to the waves crash. I caught up on a little work and I'm going to go for a walk in a bit. Tomorrow and Saturday I'll be doing some focus group work with a publisher and then I'll be home just in time to throw a Super Bowl party with Austin. Stay tuned, I won't be away so long next time.