dinner for one.

generally it's dinner for two...sometimes more. but last night it was dinner for one...me.

grilled chicken, asparagus, and cherry tomatos sauteed with romeo's olive oil and fresh garlic....

...served with a delicious avocado salad. i swear i average 2-3 avocados a week. maybe more?

sunny sunday.

sunday was by far the best weather we've had this spring. i stepped away from my world of grad school work (which is ending this week - yippee!) to enjoy the gorgeous day that mother nature brought to new england on sunday with my neighbors/friends.

a hike up sleeping giant and yoga on the top. what a great way to start off the day!

the afternoon was spent on porch sipping on fresh margaritas (see recipe below) and indulging in some tableside guacamole. yum!

a game of scrabble.

and a fish dinner on the porch with a friend.

i contributed more avocados. there's nothing like a fresh tomato and avocado salad, especially with a delicious piece of fish!

fresh margaritas :: (serves 1)
:: 2 limes, freshly squeezed
:: equals parts tequila (we used hornitos by sauza) and triple sec
:: a splash of fresh OJ
:: ice



sicky sick.

that was me. sicky sick this past week. i'm not sure if it was food poisoning or i caught a bug. whatever it was, i'm glad it's gone!

a dear friend stopped by to donate some paper products that i was in dire need of :-) and to also drop off some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup! yum!

she also had in her goodie bag for me a beautiful handmade apron! she knows i've started an apron collection and this one will be hung right next to the rest of them.

it certainly stinks to be sick, but it sure was nice to have that dear friend's support this past week.

friends are the family we choose for ourselves. -- edna buchanan


happy 97th birthday granny!

special birthday wishes for my granny today! she's 97!!

margaret alida allen

on her wedding day...

granny, my aunt, my sister, and me

my granny and me