I had my father over for dinner after work Monday and made one of my favorite recipes from a restaurant I used to work at… pan seared prosciutto wrapped scallops served with a nest of fettuccine tossed with arugula, parmesan and olive oil! The scallops were finished with a dollop of French orange marmalade for the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Bon Apetit!
I have two close friends who have just bought their first house together and are having a party tonight. Since we are in full swing of the holiday season a pair of homemade stockings seemed fitting. I recycled 2 great sweaters and added matching red wool loops. I hope Santa stuffs these full!
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I am thrilled that Deb the lovely lady behind the delicious blog, smitten kitchen has published her first cookbook! While I was out shopping last weekend I discovered the beautiful mouthwatering book. This will be going to the top of my wish list for Santa!!
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A little bit of this and a little bit of that…
1. I found this little guy on Pinterest and absolutley had to make him for the pumpkin carving party I hosted last week.
2. While out and about I found some great cobalt blue bulk lacing and knew immediately that I had to have it to spruce up my Bean boots! I love the pop!
3. Packed up and ready to go for our trip up to Bar Harbor this past weekend. But not before a quick pit stop in Rockland for a Peter Wolf concert! (4.)
5. A great anchor spotted while walking around Bar Harbor.
On another note I hope everyone within Sandy’s reach is safe and sound!
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Last night I made Martha’s Vietnamese Kabobs with a delicious dipping sauce served in lettuce wraps for my father and boyfriend. I paired the kabobs with a coconut basmati rice and lemon snow peas. The dinner was a huge success and for our second course my Lobsterman father prepared grilled lobster tails and steamed lobsters!! For dessert I roasted nectarine halves and served them with a scoop of Haagen Dazs vanilla bean ice cream and a sprinkling of blueberries. It was delicious evening filled with great conversation!
I am getting very excited for the warm weather of spring to blossom into the summer. Also, I may have gone on a little dream shopping spree at ANTHROPOLOGIE.com tonight in preparation for the season to come….
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