June 26, 2012

J. Jasper Update

I'm currently updating J. Jasper's blog, so I thought I would post some pics on here to show you what I've been up to.

This past weekend I got to work with Rebecca and Evan on their beautiful wedding at the Lake Merritt Sail Boat House. The skies were blue, the air was warm, and everyone was in great spirits! It really was a perfect day.

The I-do's
The views of Lake Merritt

But my favorite part of the wedding was the AMAZING backdrop that Rebecca created to hide the lackluster walls. She got her inspiration from here:

from 100layercake

Here's her creation:

Didn't she do an amazing job?? There were 4 of these panels - it really dressed the place up. Seriously, this girl worked hard. And to give Evan some credit, he built his own photobooth! That too was amazing - I didn't get any photos, but hope to post the "official" photos soon. Mazel tov, friends!!

June 15, 2012

Canning and Pickling 101

As you may have already seen on Facebook, I'm hosting (teaching) a class on canning jam and a class on pickling veggies for Lifecrowd next month! I'm pretty stoked to share my experience with other people that are interested in preserving the amazing fruit and veg we get here in CA. I'm by no means an expert, but I have been doing it for a long time so I feel like I know a thing or two about it.

In preparation for the classes, I'm perusing the internets for fun, simple recipes. A few blogs that I read have sung praises for this new book by Marisa McClellan called Food in Jars (based on her blog of the same name). For only $13 I think I'm going to order it - the recipes seem simple and easy to make. I will report my findings soon.


In the meantime, if you're interested...sign up for my Canning Fruit or Pickling class! They are doing a 2 for 1 deal right now, so 2 people can go for $15 each! 

June 13, 2012

Superfood Salad!

As I was browsing pinterest the other day and saw this yummy recipe for a "Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinegrette." Doesn't it look amazing?

Well I decided to make my own version of this, and here's what it looks like:

It's actually very different than the recipe posted above (but I was working with what I had in my fridge). Here's what's in mine:

  • Quinoa
  • Roasted garlic cloves
  • Arugula
  • Fresh corn
  • Cilantro
  • Cashews
  • Dried cherries
  • Cherry tomatoes
All mixed together with a dribble of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a whole lemon squeezed. Makes 2 delicious servings!