Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yumminess in the First Degree

Hola Bloggies!

I hope life has been treating you wonderfully since we last met. I know race season is in full gear in many areas - kudos to all of you that have already run and all the best to those of you with upcoming races (I can think of both aron and Lo off the top of my head)!

As for me the only racing I've been doing is a lot of running around with the puppy we're dog sitting. Having Stevie here has been a total treat. He's become my buddy and it thrills me to pieces to see how much he seems to love being around here.

The only downside? I have to give him back next Wednesday. Maybe the owners will change their mind and leave me the chuchito (puppy in Spanish). A girl can dream right? :o)

Other than the puppy I've been keeping busy with a big bad jury trial. Criminal trials don't come any more serious than this one. Which also means I've been working crazy hours. Like bring the puppy with me to the office and spend all night working, kind of crazy hours.

But enough about that, how about I share with you some random food pictures. I call this yumminess in the first degree! :oP

Lately I've discovered a whole new variety of grapes - Coronation. I first bought them because they are fairly local but was delighted to find a seriously hard-core variety of grapes.

They're definitely different than your average table grape. In fact the meat of the grape is quite dense and the flavour is seriously reminiscent of a beautiful glass of wine! The only downside is that the skin is somewhat dense. But on the whole I would still fully recommend this variety!

Another new discovery for me has been Annie's Bunnies - kind of like a healthy version of Mac and Cheese. And unlike Mac and Cheese it doesn't upset my stomach. Bonus!

As of late my breakfast parfaits have lost beautiful summer berries and gained crisp fall apples instead.

I don't know what the weather is like where you live but here in the Rocky Mountains you ca definitely tell winter is on it's way. But that just means Holidays, baking, lovely stews, and perfect winter days. It's all good! :o)

And this here is what we call some serious food porn courtesy of my co-worker friend that hosted the Oktoberfest party. This beauty is an Okanagan peach pie with a home-made lattice crust. Like whoa! lol

This is the same co-worker that made the cakes you all seemed to love in the Oktoberfest post. For the curious, that ocassion featured a sour cherry black forest cake and an almond tort iced with an egg liqueur.

Several weeks ago I visited my favourite Mexican restaurant in Northern Idaho. Yes mexicans have made it to the far north of the continental United States. And thank heavens because they served me up a yummy shrimp dish the last time I was there. I know you can't see any shrimp in that picture but you'll just have to trust me that they were actually there! :oP

And this is my favourite of the recent eats. A veritable feast of seafood! This was a small casserole loaded down with shrimp, mussels, calamari, and scallops. Yum!!!!!

And that ladies and gents is all she ate. See you soon! :o)


Anonymous said...

way too much goodness in this post! Serious!

If I had a puppy I`d want to keep it *forever*. lol....

and I recently bought a few boxes of that annies macncheese as well...can`t wait to try it out! :)

Marlene said...

As usual, you're making me hungry. :)

Too bad you can't keep little Stevie!

aron said...

ohhh thanks for the shoutout <3 :)

CarolynM said...

That pie looks awesome...I have All-Bran bars and a bag of carrots sitting on my desk, and they are doing absolutely nothing for me now that I've laid eyes on that pie...

Puppy is super-cute!! I wish I could have a pet (with fur)...allergies. =(

Anonymous said...

Nice food pics! I can't wait to start baking!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

Are the coronation grapes simialr at all to concord grapes? They look like it. I really like concord grapes, so I bet those would also be good.

Love all the seafood. Mmmm, seafood.