Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My favorite postcards of 2009

Since my move to Austin I have been receive letters and postcards from my friends near and far (mainly far). Writing letters is sometimes my only way to share things with the people I care about that seem so far away. It seemed like an appropriate way to rap up a year of new beginnings. There are many other letters and postcards that mean a great deal to me but I thought I would share a few of them with you!

from: Rylan

from: Tommy P.

from: Jen May

From: Greg Barkley

from: Devon

from: Devon

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

a test: Breakfest and Lunch

2009 means new beginnings for me and I have started by jumping back in to the kitchen with a vow to cook more meals from home. I poached eggs for the first time successfully today. They looked pretty and tasted great. I have tried different methods but the Franny Farmer's cook book made my dreams a reality. Ok enough gloating here's the way I did it.

Fill a skillet 2/3 full of water and add 2 tbsp of vinegar. Bring to a simmer. Add 1 tbsp. of salt.
Crack egg and slide it in to simmering water. Spoon simmering water over the egg for 3 min. or until the egg whites become opaque. Use slotted spoon to remove egg from water. Serve!

I also made chicken by myself today which was a big deal seeing how I eat meat again. Chicken in a white wine sauce with shallots and olives. I got the recipe from this months' Real Simple magazine article and Greg and I say it's delicious. Fancy food that isn't that hard to make. Kid tested mother approved.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

To New Beginnings in 2009!