Archives

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

 

Good morning!  How was your weekend?  I had some family in town for a dad/brother birthday celebration.  Good food, good company.  Just the thing to send you into a busy work week.

Are you a big Instagrammer?  These apps will help your photos to REALLY pop.

These vintage food ads might leave you without an appetite.

Let’s cleanse our palette.  These peach caramels by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil should do the trick.

Adrianna at A Cozy Kitchen shows you how to make one fancy-ass BLT.

 

Friday Instagram Round-Up 7

I am so ready for the weekend, how about you?  Shawn and I got a Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming Netflix device for our birthdays, so this past week has been a blur of work, cooking and Arrested Development episodes (SOOOO good).  Plus, a little time for Instagram.

photo (4)

 

Working from home because of the BART strike.  Nice to final put that office to use after a year.

photo (3)

Leftovers from dinner the night before resulted in this breakfast delight: herb and mashed potato omelette.

photo (2)

Emily and I threw a girl’s cocktail party with small bites; super fun!

photo (1)

Quick dinner: dry rubbed roasted pork, peach and basil yogurt wrap.  So, so good.

Also, for all you bloggers out there, Nichole from Vanilla Extract is organizing her Blog Brunch on Sunday, July 21.  Visit Vanilla Extract to RSVP!

Blog Brunch

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday Instagram Round-Up 6

Oh, Friday. You know what that means…Instagram round-up! And weekend. Oh, I love me the weekend. The weather has been so beautiful lately here, I can’t wait to get out in the sunshine. Our yard is definitely in need of some de-winterizing (i.e., get rid off all the brown), but we already have blossoms on the plum tree and jasmine bushes. The jasmine smell in the morning is enchanting; great way to wake up. I also have a Prohibition-themed birthday party for some friends this weekend… Post to follow next week!

In the meantime, let’s get to Instagramming, shall we?

20130314-221548.jpg

Celeriac and artichoke heart soup with some crusty bread. Perfect winter to spring transition dinner.

20130314-221800.jpg

Working on my presentation: grilled chicken, sautéed Brussel sprouts on a baked polenta cake.

20130314-221919.jpg

Discovered in my make-up case: Jane brand cosmetics circa 1998. Hello my name is Jillian and I’m a hoarder.

20130314-222116.jpg

Reinventing the wheel, or rather, the rice bowl; broiled salmon and steamed asparagus over rainbow quinoa.

20130314-222238.jpg

Dinner at The Vine, a wine & tapas bar in San Leandro. Those beans are ridic.

20130314-222650.jpg

Avocado-chocolate mousse, recipe courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen. Super creamy and rich. You must make this.

20130314-222910.jpg

The little things in life: opening up my dictionary at work to the EXACT page I needed. I may have squealed in excitement.

20130314-223030.jpg

Fried brown rice, roasted pork tenderloin and soft boiled egg yolk. Delish.

Friday Instagram Round-Up 5

Hello! So, I missed last week’s round-up. But, I only had a couple of photos (what with a week of late work nights and eating out), so I thought I would roll last week’s into this week’s. So here we go!

20130221-205805.jpg

I am currently trying to grow out a pixie cut while trying to avoid that whole Justin Beiber/mullet look. I find dark red lipstick helps.

20130221-205811.jpg

Sunday movie night: Bernie with Jack Black and curried kobucha squash and quinoa and kale soup.

20130221-205820.jpg

Easy Dinner 1: chicken and sweet pepper stir fry over rice.

20130221-205825.jpg

Easy Dinner, The Sequel: penne and pork tenderloin in tomato sauce.

20130221-205837.jpg

Saturday night, couple’s dinner with Kat and Kris: veggies with hollandaise.

20130221-205842.jpg

Me. Instagramming Kat. Instagramming dinner. Meta.

20130221-205847.jpg

Pork and cucumber meatballs with yogurt sauce. The best.

20130221-205854.jpg

And, of course, boeuf bourguignon to finish us out.

Have a great weekend friends!

Follow me on Instagram @thehumblegourmet