Sunday, July 25, 2010

garden goodies.

As many of you know,
we have a lovely garden.

And as you can see,
there are so so so many goodies in there!

So the other night,
we excitedly harvested some peas
for one of my new favorite recipes.
(It's so easy and delicious!)

Little did we know exactly how little
our pea plants would produce....

but luckily the recipe was still a hit
(with Ma and Pa Bowers as well!)

We also had some friends over for dinner last week
and Anthony taught me how
to make artichokes and make a rhubarb pie

They were delicious!

He even let me make the turtle to go on the top!
I love having a garden!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fly Me To The Moon....

About a year ago,
(July 18th to be exact)
I married my best friend.

And although that day was one of the
best, happiest, most love-filled days of my life....

I can't believe how much my love has grown for him in the past year.

Yes, we had a lot of changes.
At times, it was really hard.

New city.
New jobs.
New life.

But it has been a blast.
And I couldn't imagine it any other way.

Anthony, I love you.
I can't wait to see where life takes us next.

This past weekend we spent our first anniversary celebrating.
Paper anniversary means paper concert tickets, right?


Saturday, July 17, 2010


When I think of summer,
there are a few things that always come to mind....

being by water
grilling out
biking everywhere

(and of course)

fresh food

in this case,

I love Strawberries as much as the next person.
But Strawberry Pie has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid.

Luckily for me,
dear Momma B has the easiest,
most to-die-for recipe.

I've already made it a couple of times this summer.
I'll use any excuse in the book as the reason.

Cookout at Steph and Molly's?
Of course Strawberry Pie would be a hit.

Liam's Birthday Party?
Who doesn't like Strawberry Pie on their birthday?

Nice man on our street corner 5 feet away from the door
selling fresh strawberries?
(by now I'm sure you know the answer....)

Unfortunately, I only have one shot of anyone actually eating the pie.

My good friend Greg used every excuse he could think of
to eat over half of the pie at Molly and Stephanie's.

It was hilarious, and I couldn't have been more amused.
(and yes, he was singing a song on his t-shirt keyboard while eating)