Saturday, January 28, 2012
The international snow sculpting competition is going on in Breckenridge...about an hour and a half up the mountains and we decided to check it out today. Thirteen entrants started with a twelve foot cube of snow (snow is opaque, ice is clear) and had three days to create their sculpture. They were all finished today with judging tomorrow.
Breckenridge is an old gold mining town. Today it is a cute little ski town in the winter with lots of summer things to do too. This was my first visit.
The sculptures were amazing.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Last weekend was a trip up to Seattle to celebrate Gabriela's 2nd birthday. I got out my raingear and left my snow boots at home but that was a mistake. This trip we needed snow gear as I'm sure all has heard on the weather news.
Amber made a delicious cheesecake topped with blueberries for the cake. It was delicious! Then on Monday before the biggest part of the storm we sneaked a trip to the gymnastics studio. Reina is really very good on the trampoline (too far for pics) and balance beam. Gabriela just loves everything....including blueberries! Happy Birthday, little one
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
The soup is a winter squash variation of butternut squash. The salad is a fresh and crunchy coleslaw and the bread is a variation of Amy's bakery (NYC) famous Semolina bread with fennel and golden raisins.
These recipes all have a common threads: lots of spices that overlap: fennel, chili, sage and pumpkin seeds. And the pumpkin, cabbage and sage all came from my garden. Did I mention it is January?
The recipes are just slight variations from Paula Deen and Michael Chiarello. The bread recipe is a basic bread with 2 Tbs fennel seed and 3/4 cup green raisins added before the final rise.
Happy New Year