Month: December 2013

A pampering massage

[caption id="attachment_480" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Purple Pear - one of several massage rooms[/caption] All my life I’d never had a professional massage until about four weeks ago. I’ve been to Europe three […]

A walk around Green Lake

[caption id="attachment_468" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Green Lake-Seattle, Washington[/caption] “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Don Millman My husband and […]

Taking time out for Christmas

My husband, niece and I went to Old Town Battle Ground’s Christmas Sing-a-Long last night. It was an intimate gathering of about 30 people inside the cozy coffee shop that […]

2011 The Spellbinder

[caption id="attachment_462" align="aligncenter" width="135"] Sleight of Hand Spellbinder[/caption] Sleight of Hand Cellars was created by a couple who met a talented wine maker at a Sun Valley wine tasting which launched […]

Amber Sweeney’s Christmas Time Special

[caption id="attachment_457" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Amber Sweeney at Galeotti's Wine Cellar in Battle Ground[/caption] My husband and I were graciously invited to attend Amber Sweeney’s intimate Christmas concert last night. Galeotti’s Wine […]

Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge Farms

  [caption id="attachment_453" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Durant Vineyards Tasting Room[/caption] It’s been six weeks now since my husband and I spent a couple days in the Willamette Valley for my best friend’s birthday. I’d […]

Artichoke Spinach Dip

[caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Artichoke Spinach dip hot out of the oven[/caption] A couple weeks ago my husband felt the need to make artichoke dip to go with left over homemade […]

Screen Door in Portland is committed to local and organic

[caption id="attachment_440" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screen Door - Screen Door plate w Fuji Apple Waldorf Salad, Winter Vegetable Hash and Roasted Beet Salad (sorry about the horrible photo quality)[/caption] Last night we […]

Still in a melancholy mood

[caption id="attachment_436" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My cat, Tio. Portrait drawn by my brother, Gary.[/caption] I’ve had a lot of cats in my life time. Growing up, there was a point when we […]

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