Sunday, January 17, 2010

My trip to the Goodwill

I think I am just missing going to garage sales they are my fav. Come on spring I await you.
This jar was $1.99 and is huge. I am going to keep my 50lbs of flour in it. haha
And this hen on an egg on a haystack, weird I know but for some reason (only I know) I love it. I must it was $4.99

And this angel making a snowman. I put it in my lantern with some snow flakes $1.99

Went to the Goodwill yesterday and picked up some treasures. These cute little snowmen $1.00

and I love them.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tavern On The Green N.Y.C.

Today on the news I heard that they are auctioning off all the contents of Tavern On The Green.
How sad to see this beautiful restaurant and landmark in central park, sold at auction.
These are just a few pictures I took last june when Chrissy(my favorite go to nyc girl) and I paid a visit.

It's hard to see in this picture but they have the most awesome lights in the courtyard .They are just strings of bulbs and they have put old lampshades on them. Like the kind your granny would have. You take two shades and attach them to each other at the widest end and viola you have a truly stunning light in your garden. I hope to copy that some day in my own courtyard (when I get one that is) .

Many years ago when I was living with a very nice gentlemen we took our first trip to new york together.
I made reservations at Tavern a month in advance and still the only seating we could get was 10:30 pm on the saturday.
It was in december and the restaurant was decorated beautifully.
We got all dressed up and I wore heels even. Something I never do. It was a very nice night and I have very fond memories of it.
No matter what the new owners do it will never be the same. I am all for change , but I hate this particular brand of it. Some things should just be, and this is one of them. Some day I will tell you about when they closed the Plaza Hotel, but that is another story.
Goodbye Tavern I will miss you greatly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cooking Class

Tonight I went to my "What's For Dinner" class at the Independant Store in Beaverton. They have the class every wednesday night at 6 till 7. The regular chef Myrna was not there tonight and we had Steven as our guest chef. He has done the class before and is very good at what he does. I was going to publish the recipe but I thought it made more sense to just put the link for his blog on my blog. He made the braised root vegetables in a coconut curry sauce and it was fantastice. So go on over to his blog @ and give some of his receipes a try. Thanks Frances

Monday, January 4, 2010

bev's christmas village

Here are some pictures of my friend Bev's christmas village that her very talented husband created for her.Lucky girl and way to go John I absolutely love it.