Archive for April, 2008

Short sales aren’t.

Aren’t short, that is. Meh. So we haven’t heard back from the bank yet, and it’s been over two weeks, which was the amount of time we gave for the offer to expire. So while we may still hear from them, we’ve decided to proceed with the house hunt. Thankfully, it looks like we may [...]


Ingredients: 6 Heirloom Tomatoes, sliced 1 bunch fresh basil, ribboned 8 oz Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, sliced Balsamic Vinegar Olive Oil Fresh ground black pepper and Kosher Salt Method: Arrange tomato slices, basil ribbons, and mozarella slices on platter. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over platter, to taste. *Note: While ingredients matter in most dishes, it’s [...]

Stow Lake

The weather was perfectly gorgeous yesterday, so after Mr. Man finished up with his daily grind, I kidnapped him and dragged him out to the Golden Gate Park for an evening stroll. We wandered around Stow Lake Waterfall for a while where I was able to take some really nice pictures. Unfortunately, after about 30 [...]

Pan Fried Sirloin covered in Shallot and White Wine Sauce

Pan Fried Sirloin covered in Shallot and White Wine Sauce Ingredients: 1.5 lbs 1-inch thick sirloin steaks 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Shallot, chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 tbls Flour 2 tbls butter 2 Cup Broth 1/4 to 1/2 Cup White Wine (To Taste) 1/8 cup Chardonay Vinegar (to taste) Kosher Salt [...]

Making an offer on a house…

Whew! So we finally think we may have possibly perhaps found ~the~ one. The good: (short version, off the top of my head) 30 or so minute commute A Park across the street Decent sized yard Vaulted Ceilings Good Square footage 2 bonus rooms in addition to 3 bedrooms Finished (poorly, but hey) shed in [...]

Lemon Thyme Green Beans

Lemon Thyme Green Beans Ingredients: 4 tbls Butter 1 Shallot, chopped 3 cloves Garlic, minced 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans, washed and trimmed Juice of one Meyer Lemon 1/8 cup White Wine 1 handful of fresh thyme, finely minced 1/2 cup sliced almonds Kosher Salt Black Pepper Method: Melt Butter in Large Skillet over medium-medium-low [...]

Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 4 cans 28 ounce whole plum tomatoes 1 cans 28 ounce diced tomatoes 2 whole Red Bell Peppers, cleaned, stemmed, seeded and quartered 2 whole Carrots, ends removed and quartered 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, finely diced and sauteed 1 Whole Onion, peeled and quartered 1 whole Garlic 2 tbls Balsamic Vinegar (or to [...]

Seattle Sum-Up

So, I… er… um… kinda blew off blogging the last couple of days we were in Seattle. to be honest, I pretty much did everything that was interesting in the first few days, and was just kinda hanging around the hotel by the end of the week, except for my trip to the Seattle Art [...]