November 8, 2013

Meet Joseph! He is a super cool guy. He prints his amazing photos on metal (Aluminum). The way the light hits his photos is so breath taking. I wish the photos I captured could have done them justice. You can find his work in local galleries in Ashland.
This photo is one of my favorites of his
What an amazing line of work he is in. Traveling and taking photos and making beautiful art. He has a great passion and you can really tell through his art.

Finishing Salts- Salinity

 This is Laine Alexander. I just gotta say Laine is so super nice and loves to share her product.You can find the finishing salts at local wineries, online, farmers markets and Enoteca in Ashland.
 These are some of the varieties out at the moment. However, there are more being prepared for release so be sure to look for the new ones.I have sampled all of them! The new "tis the seasoning" was so good on some pumpkin pie! And I can bet the coconut-lime would be amazing on some popcorn! There are just so many new flavors you can add to your cooking. The finishing salt enhances flavor and it is healthy too.
Here is some of the information behind the finishing salts. I have to highly recommend this product for your household as well as gifts for friends and family!

I love Brie

I love Brie. I am always searching for a new way to prepare and serve Brie. This is my new fav.


1 baguette, sliced into nice little bites (1/4 inch pieces)
Brie cheese, cut in 1/4 inch squares (I use the Brie that is shaped like a tube of Brie)
Apricot preserves, 1/2 cup
Pomegranate seeds, about two handfuls
1 jalapeno, no seeds, minced
Splash of Moscato wine :) Just enough to make it easier to mix

 ~Mix the Apricot preserves, Pomegranate seeds, Jalapeno and a splash of Moscato (or water) to make a nice topping
~Place a piece of brie on the bread and top the Brie with the marvelous topping
~Place in the oven at 400... You just want to melt the Brie... So just a few minutes like 7ish. If you are really in a hurry try Broil but keep a close eye on the little breads.

October 31, 2013

Cucumber and lemon Green tea

So refreshing! Take your favorite green tea baggies (about 5), thinly sliced cucumber (about half of 1 medium cucumber) and half of a lemon (thinly sliced). That is about it. Brew the green tea and plop the cucumber and lemon in a plastic bottle and pour the green tea in. Shake, shake, shake. So good. And then if you like it sweeter just add 1-3 tablespoons of agave sweetener.

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Simply top a slab of Salmon with minced garlic, thinly sliced lemon, fresh parsley and small amount of butter or drizzle of olive oil.
Easy. Enjoy!