SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAYS THREE AND FOUR

Sorry for not posting yesterday, the Internet was acting up a little.  The last two days we have just been exploring San Miguel on foot.  My legs are so sore from walking.  Here are some snapshots from the local open air market that goes on for several blocks.  I love all of the repetition! More soon!  We’re off to an arts and craft show, then tapas at Cafe Rama!

SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAY TWO

Here is another round of photos from our second day in San Miguel.  The weather continues to be fantastic.  It was actually freezing cold when we went out to shoot this morning–a welcome change from the oppressive heat in Dallas.  Picture of Carol on our way home from Monet’s–one of our favorite breakfast haunts. Carol snapped this photo–I absolutely loved her eye for composition.   I chose very practical shoes for this trip.  The cobblestone streets are especially tricky. Jane running through the park. Ginger in the park. Look at all of these cute dogs!! So long for now–I’ll have …

SAN MIGUEL DIARY DAY ONE

I’m up early after our first day in San Miguel.  I wanted to share some of the photos we took yesterday afternoon.  Jane and I are having fun with a new 1.2 lens.   The weather here is perfect, with highs only in the 70’s, and you need a coat at night.  Here are a few places we visited. This is the entrance to the new and very beautiful Rosewood Hotel. This is a brand new group of condos right across from the Rosewood–they looked so cute! Stunning old pot in an Antiques shop. Elegant table setting at a little boutique …

NEON

Hi everyone!  Sorry for my absence of late–getting ready for a photo shoot at my home, so I will finally be able to show you more of my new place soon.  Can’t wait.  Also packing for a week in Mexico–I’ve had time for little else, but Carol and I did a little back to school shopping this week, and I was happy to find this J. Crew jacket marked down 60%!  It was great to pair with my very old Dior neon sandals.   I love the trim on this jacket. Shelly says “hello.”  She looks like a puppy with …

VEGETARIAN SUPPER

  I made this simple vegetarian dinner last week for Carol and me.  It consisted of English pea pancakes, and a cold quinoa salad.  The quinoa salad is surprisingly the same recipe I posted a couple of weeks ago for the filling of my stuffed peppers.  When I initially made the stuffed peppers, I had much stuffing left over, so I put it in the refrigerator, and was amazed at how great it tasted cold and on it’s own as a side salad.  We keep this salad on hand all the time now. Cold Quinoa Salad for Vegetarian Suppers from …

SNAPPED

Snapped at the Timothy Oulton opening wearing my new favorite Rag and Bone jeans.  Purse by Meredith Wendell. There’s a sale going on on the site! I’ve got a great vegetarian dinner for the site tomorrow–stay cool till then!

MY FAVORITE PASTA

I’ve been making this pasta since the girls were just babies–it’s the perfect pasta to throw together when it’s just too hot to deal with a bunch of ingredients.  Serve it warm  or room temperature.   The original recipe is from an old Tricia Guild decorating book, and the recipe is at the bottom.  (I know I’ve been too heavy on recipes lately, but I have one more great one, then I’ll get onto to something else.) Start with cooking the pasta–I chose a whole grain penne. Slice as many grape or cherry tomatoes as you like– Grab a couple of …

TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES

When I came across this recipe on the web, it really appealed to me.  Since giving up meat, I’ve been on the lookout for hearty vegetarian recipes–this one definitely is all that, and very tasty too! Over all, this recipe is very easy.  The only tricky part is getting the skins hollowed out.  It was a little time consuming, and you do have to be very careful not to tear the skins. All stuffed, and ready for the oven.  Recipe from one of my favorite blogs–The Year in Food. TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES 3 medium sweet potatoes 1/2 small yellow …

BRITISH INVASION: TIMOTHY OULTON OPENING

Last night I attended the opening party of the new Timothy Oulton store in Dallas.  I’m so excited to have this store here in our city!  The concept is focused mainly on recreating antiques, but the atmosphere is like an amusement park!  Imagine if Disney World became a really cool furniture store–then you can imagine Timothy Oulton. Lisa Garza catered the event, and the food was amazing!! The cocktails were great too! There was so much too see–it really was visual overload! This has a matching sofa too… A British invasion wouldn’t be complete without Foot Guards. Or an aquarium …

REALLY GARLICKY GREEN BEANS

I had some green beans that I needed to cook up from my trip to the Farmer’s Market this weekend.  I really didn’t have a great recipe on hand, so I improvised and used what I had in the pantry.  A little olive oil, lots of fresh garlic, and a little salt and pepper. That’s it!  It was pretty tasty.  (Sorry for so many recipe posts, I  have loved being back in my kitchen. I’ll try and get something else together soon!) Really Garlicky Green Beans Green beans for 2 people 3 cloves of garlic Salt and pepper Olive oil …