Wednesday, March 22

Tomato, basil and olive salad for potluck with the girls

The girls got together at Sindy's for a potluck feast last night. I pulled my recipe from Donna Hay, and I did a really nerdy thing. This may be even nerdier than the TiVo tip.

See, the recipe was simple; it was pretty much a Caprese salad with a twist. But that "twist" of arugula, olives, red wine vinegar, and the making of croutons was a bit more than I trusted myself to remember perfectly. I didn't want to lug the whole cookbook with me, however I was feeling too lazy to write it all down... so I took pictures with my digital camera!
I've been taking camera phone photos of wine labels for ages now. It's the only way I can commit new wines to memory. The camera phone would not have sufficed because there was no way I would've been able to see all this text on the tiny screen. That's when I pulled out the big guns.

And once again, my friends benefit now because I easily uploaded the recipe here. The olives added a more flavorful saltiness, and the croutons were the hit of the dish; I'll probably add more of those next time. Don't forget that good olive oil is key! Yum.

I've been carrying around my camera a lot lately, merely to capture all the images and people I'll miss in and around San Francisco. Nowadays the girls' automatic reaction is, "Is this going on the blog?"

I wasn't necessarily planning to blog this pic out of some sense of respect of privacy, but if they're happy to be blogged, I'm happy to do the blogging.
And here's Pixel, our first "nephew," and the cutest Boston Terrier you'll ever see!Oh, it's all so bittersweet! I'm looking forward to being with my love, but I'm already missing the other loves I'll be leaving behind. I'd better stop writing, or the tears may start...

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