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Thursday, July 31, 2014

a favorite treat

i adore sun kissed warm fresh figs right off the tree, the only way i almost like them better is when they are stuffed with ginger and dunked in chocolate and shared with the book club~

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

alaska







15 years young, he will live in my heart forever~
1999-2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

jessies girl...

come on and sing it, i wish that i had jessies girl ...



last weekend i went to a book signing at a fabulous book store in marin called passages. i thought it would be hysterical! out of ALL the books and authors i pick this goofy "writer" to stop in for a quick peek... mind you, at 1 pm they had isabel allende, at 4 pm rick springfield and at 6 pm tom rob smith, it was a very full day and i choose the simplest of the trio. oh and he was late... rock star late! he didn't arrive until 4:45, the room was packed to the rafters, the vibe was electric, except for the handful of men stuck with their wives playing with cell phones...

while we twiddled our thumbs killing time, after i purchased 4 new novels to support the independent bookstores, the crowd was restless. they ran out of food and beverage, well except for wine, it was a very loose crowd of middle age woman... with constant updates to his pending arrival and a vocal crowd this young salesperson bravely stepped forward to sing to the masses. HE WAS ADORABLE! he got a standing ovation :-)





finally rick arrives, with dark glasses on the entire time. he uttered maybe 3 sentences, sang 3 songs and then leapt up and said lets sign some books! it was a huge let down... except for the face lift and hair dye, he looked great "refreshed"! not even a standing O for rick~

it was so disorganized, usually they talk about their book, there is q&a, there was NOTHING... just 3 songs and a massive rush at least 50 deep to sign his book. 300 woman all vying for his attention before they toss him out for the next authors arrival. i left without bothering to get it signed, but I did take pics of others enjoying their moments in time~







haven't had a chance to read his book yet, I will keep you posted if it was worth our effort!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

beach life...






mercy and grace are deaf, to me they look like snowflakes on the beach...




the beach has been littered with these by the wind sailors~



Thursday, July 10, 2014

tapenade

















recipe from a wonderful series of books by carol drinkwater, read them all!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

a gift from the sea

to me... from EDDIE!







halibut with summer fruits and ginger

fresh caught halibut, delivered right off the boat by the fisherman himself :-)
s&p

bake at 400 for 10' until tender depending on thickness

blackberries
blueberries
raspberries
mango
fresh ginger minced
parsley or cilantro
green onions

thank you eddie so much for such a wonderful gift! just as we sat down to dinner to dine on this gorgeous halibut up he pulls with a bag full of fresh oysters! thank you for sharing your bounty from the sea!

Sunday, July 6, 2014