Thursday, January 28, 2010

In the Garden with Baby Dan & Sissy

I've been missing our garden and lovely green grass so in honor of that I wanted to post a couple of pics from last year of my "kids" (okay mainly Baby Dan, but what can I say my boy loves the camera) in the garden. :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Making Ricotta

A few months ago Dan made Ricotta cheese for the first time and it was delicious!
The recipe can be found on BonAppetit's website.

Bring milk and salt to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in lemon juice. Let simmer until curds form, 1 to 2 minutes.

Using finely slotted spoon or skimmer, scoop curds from pan and transfer to cheesecloth-lined colander.

Let drain 1 minute (curds will still be a little wet).

Transfer curds to medium bowl.

Mmm homemade ricotta...there's nothing better.

Cover and chill until cold, about 3 hours.

He's happy & I'm so proud. :)

Friday, January 1, 2010


Goodbye 2009! Hello 2010!
2009 was filled with both good & bad times. It was a tough year, but it's FINALLY over and we're already starting the year off well! The case (house) is settled and we can now move on! It's been over 2 years of hell and we couldn't be happier that it's all over.
Now we can focus on more important things like getting Dan's film made, possibly opening our own business & making a baby (I can't believe I just typed that!)!

New Year's Eve Dinner-Shoyu Ramen

Happy New Year from us to you! I hope 2010 is amazing for everyone!