Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hello all, hope you had a good weekend! I had to work Saturday but Sunday was a rare full day off and also our 6 year anniversary :) We spent some time in Nelson (bought a couple presents for my kitchen, I'll have to show you later) before heading over to Ainsworth Hotsprings for a soak and dinner. Ainsworth is a favourite spot of ours, it has a fun, natural horseshoe shaped cave adjoining the hotest pool and a very nice restaurant. We had mussels in some kind of cream sauce to start, then I had a rack of lamb with some sort of amazing sauce including juniper berries. I didn't know they were edible! A nice glass of Columbia Garden's Ge and creme brulee for desert. I loooove creme brulee. Mmmmmm....
People always think it's strange that we would rather have a really great dinner than presents, but we think of it as a shared memory. Seriously, we'll sit around a reminisce about our favourite meals. Doubtless one of the reasons our marriage is a happy one!

Anyway, back to real life today. It's homemade pizza night (pesto with sundried tomatoes, prosciutto, frozen spinach, mushrooms, goat feta and mozza) and here are some links I've come across lately for your reading pleasure:

Broth is beautiful - why you should make homemade broth
Put down that winter tomato! It was picked by a slave! - just in case you were enjoying your winter tomatoes...
Food Photography for Bloggers - some nice tips here
A big list of DIY recipes