Thursday, June 23, 2011

the summer of lobster?

I think this could be the one.

These were so big and sooooo goooooood!

And yes, there was turf with that surf. But I'm trying to eat less meat on the island so my goal is to make a different quinoa salad and green salad every weekend. The green salad was a version of a niscoise: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, snow peas, cooked potatos & chopped hard-boiled eggs in a vinaigrette.

The quinoa salad had: pineapple, red pepper, green onions, garlic, cilantro & pumpkin seeds. The dressing really made this even better the next day: pineapple juice, lime juice, white wine vinegar, avocado oil and grated ginger - so fresh & yum!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

goin to the island for more than 30 years

Just found these pics of the little sibs and our friend Jenny waiting for the ferry to the island.

look at those pants I'm wearing on the right!

Oh man they were so cute! They may not be little any more but they sure were back in what I'm guessing is probs 1979.

I'm trying to arrange a little reunion for us Jenkinses in August so we can take some trips down memory lane together.

I am so digging my outfit - that yellow poncho rocks! I will have to get one for Ceciley for her visit so we can do some matchy photo-ops. We like those ;)

Monday, June 13, 2011

birthday flowers from Marcel

Marcel knows how much I love flowers and he's the only man in my life who ever buys them for me. Last year he got me the most incredible peonies for my birthday and this year lovely lilacs. He loves the smell too.

He agreed to pose for a few "still-life with cat" photos to kick off the week.

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, June 10, 2011

the end of the birthday

After my fabulous nap the fine fellow returned from the city with lobster tails for an incredible birthday bbq dinner.

I made an amazing spinach salad with pears, blackberries, peas and walnuts with a maple dressing, and a tomato, cucumber and basil salad. The fine fellow cooked up some asparagus with portobello mushrooms in garlic in his sexy red pan and we had an amazing looking meal on the table.

That lobster was soooo good!! We finished things up with my favorite coconut-lime cake (which is of course wheat & dairy free) and sliced strawberries - yum!

Stuffed and happy - turning 40 has been pretty great! Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me kind wishes!!

You know what I wished for? I wished that I could really really feel the love that everyone around me has for me. I got this in so many more ways than I could possibly have imagined. I am truly grateful!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

the day I turned 40

Was a totally gorgeous day! This is what I found when I finally rolled out of bed on the boat at almost noon. Bella had come and decorated!

Then after a little brunch I went for a lovely bike ride and discovered the biggest lilac bush I have ever seen!

I just had to come over and be surrounded by their amazing smell and look out onto the lake and feel grateful for all the beauty around me.

Then I went back to the boat and set up my tanning bed on the roof where a very insistent red-winged black bird kept calling to me to feed him.

He keeps getting closer but is not as tame as the one the fine fellow fed by hand last year.

And then, since it had been such a strenuous day, I took a nap.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!

My darling sister Ceciley made me this sweet video.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes - you all rock!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Marcel in action!

My sister wanted to do a video about Marcel so she could have all his cuteness with her when she's in LA. Here it is!

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