Category Archives: Our Life in Photos

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

Jaime’s a vegetarian which pretty much makes me a vegetarian too…but I love a tasty burger.  When that’s not an option, my vegetarian chili is pretty meaty for a non-meat dish.  I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of ingredients for years and, while no two are exactly alike, this recipe is pretty close the ideal… + Read More

Lavender Blood Orange Martini

Lavender Blood Orange Martini

This is a really nice summertime drink that’s actually quite well balanced and not as sweet as the ingredients might lead you to believe.  In the spirit of full disclosure, we tried a LOT of different combinations of ingredients that were suggested by you and struggled to make something work for us.  We have a… + Read More

Broken Bells w/The Morning Benders – Humphrey’s San Diego

Broken Bells w/The Morning Benders – Humphrey’s San Diego

Driving home from the Broken Bells show we decided to pick up a couple of hitchhikers, as we thought we needed to do something a bit rock and roll.  As we drove away from the venue with two strangers in our car, we reflected on the performances we’d just seen. Our too-drunk-to-drive passengers concurred that it… + Read More

Excuses, excuses…

Excuses, excuses…

I could blame a lot of things for not having a recipe on time this week (family overload, Jaime battling walking Pneumonia, Jicama and Watermelon salad not really that exciting, travelling to shoot a wedding, Mother’s day, etc…) but I saw a sign today that read “no excuse is better than a bad excuse” so… + Read More

Jicama!

Jicama!

I have to be honest, I got an hour or so into the prep and realized I had family coming over for dinner and was not even close to having any food ready…so I decided to opt for something simpler – but no less tasty – than my first choice. I have little experience with… + Read More

Greek Fava Bean Salad

Greek Fava Bean Salad

For this week’s recipe, I chose the Fava Bean.  I thought instead of making something really tricky, I’d keep it simple and give the bean a chance to showcase its slightly nutty flavor and buttery texture.  You can buy pre-cooked Fava Beans at many grocery stores now but I chose to buy fresh ones in… + Read More

My Man Cave (Girls Allowed)

My Man Cave (Girls Allowed)

Although it may seem to my friends and family that I never sit still (true most of the time), I do fully relax when the sun goes down and I have a delicious beer and some nice music in my listening lounge.  Here I am hard at work, relaxing.  Notice the dazzling unicorn hanging in… + Read More

What’s for dinner?  Cornish Game Hens!

What’s for dinner? Cornish Game Hens!

So for the first installment of our new weekly personal culinary challenge, I took a difficult item, something I’ve never made before just to keep it real.  I decided to make oven roasted Cornish game hens in a woodsy, European style.  Being this was my first effort, I’ll be candid in admitting that it was… + Read More

What’s for dinner?

What’s for dinner?

We love food. Who doesn’t? You have to eat, and it’s recommended that you do it at least 3 times a day…so why not enjoy it? In the spirit of the Iron Chef Japan series (one of my favorites of the 90’s), we have decided to give ourselves a weekly challenge. Each week, we will… + Read More

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