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Oh, Look, It's the Wedding Recap


Yep, the post we’ve all been fearing. No, not really! It’s just taken some time to get the photos and then I got distracted trying to get some MyPublisher books together and I forgot to post here. Oops.



First off, our awesome photographer was Christina Gilchrist and we loved her. Her prices were reasonable and in the range we wanted to pay, her travel fees for Astoria were also totally reasonable, she was super nice and fun and we really like our photos. So, there you go. . . . → Read More: Oh, Look, It's the Wedding Recap

Hooray! The Tulips are Alive!

tulips Image from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s Website

I have been putting off calling the farm where we are purchasing bulk tulips for a crazy-awesomely low price, as I was scared all of the tulips had been killed off in our Freak April snow and 20 degree lows. I wanted to call and ask how the tulips were doing but I was kind of scared to know.

But after a quick check of their field report, it seems the tulips are alive! And the tulip fest has even been extended, as the flowers are in such good . . . → Read More: Hooray! The Tulips are Alive!

Kind of Like a Turkey Ruben…


This was the best sandwich. Personally (and I know I am probably crazy) but I’m not a huge fan of corned beef or pastrami. I’m much happier with turkey or in this case, turkey pastrami.

So, this is kind of like a Ruben in that there is tasty bread (pumpernickel instead of rye), the earlier-mentioned turkey pastrami, swiss cheese and instead of sauerkraut, coleslaw. Oh and not just any coleslaw, fennel-herby coleslaw with orange zest.

It’s kind of like a Tyler Florence recipe I recently saw on Tyler’s Ultimate, except different (I went for . . . → Read More: Kind of Like a Turkey Ruben…

Two Months and Counting…

funny pictures

Look…it’s a wedding post

So, it looks like this wedding thing is actually happening. Eek! About 2 1/2 months to go. Let’s see, I have a dress (first fitting scheduled for the beginning of March), I have shoes, and jwa has assured me he has a plan that will result in him having an outfit to wear. Oh! And we got our rings the other day too. Hooray!


We’re going to Astoria tomorrow to meet with the Hotel and the caterer to finalize all the little details. Invitations will go out . . . → Read More: Two Months and Counting…

Yeah, I'm Still Here


Just a bit lazy. Look at my ring!

I need to get some actual food posts up but in the meantime, check out these cute little robots I made for wedding-related-stuff. jwa likes the robots…

robot groom groom-robot

robot bride bride-robot

robot couple

robot couple

robot couple

Food-wise I am trying to finalize the Christmas Dinner plan. So far it’s —

Roasted Cornish game hens with stuffing and wine gravy Roasted root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, garlic, etc…) Cranberry relish . . . → Read More: Yeah, I'm Still Here