Garden 2009

Swiss chards, blueberry, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers

Cucumbers, tomatoes and basil

Bond and cucumbers


English Muffins

Wholesome English muffins made with oats and flaxseeds. yum.

Lemon Cake

For John’s birthday I made a triple layer lemon cake with homemade lemon curd and lemon butter cream frosting. Topped with lemon candies. So good, even though not so good for us!

Squeezing lemons

Squeezed + zested lemons

Lemon curd filling

Lemon cake

Honeymooning in Belize + Guatemala

John in Belize City

First day on Caye Caulker…very pale!

Tree on Caye Caulker

Hammock Time

Palm Trees

Drinking Belikin (yum!) at the Sand Box Bar

More Belikin drinking….

The Lazy Lizard bar on the northern point of Caye Caulker

Breakfast at CocoPlum

Snorkeling with sharks and rays in Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Green turtle


John and a ray…and jacks that followed us everywhere

Bill + Jenny of Cerros Beach Resort with Hannah – part dog, part deer!

Hibiscus flowers in Cerros

Sunset at Cerros

Nursing statue in Corozal Town

Cool tapestry in our hotel room in San Ignacio

Ceiba tree in Tikal, Guatemala

Temple I, Tikal, Guatemala

Cedar tree root, Tikal, Guatemala

The view from Temple IV, Tikal, Guatemala…aka the rebel base in Star Wars IV!

Legs like jello!

We loved Caye Caulker so much we went back for our last few days

Brochure picture for the time share!

Sunset at the Lazy Lizard…with a Belikin, natch

Breakfast at Gloria’s

Me, recreating the scene above

Frigate bird and the moon

Drinking is Fun!

English Muffins/Crumpets

I tried making crumpets for John for Valentine’s Day but they turned out more like English muffins with a crumpet texture. Basically it’s the same recipe except that crumpets call for more milk. They were damn good either way!

Spinach & Leek Pie

A spinach & leek pie (almost a tart!) from David Tanis’ book ‘A Platter of Figs.”

Cleaning the leeks.

Nana & Pappy’s house, pt. 1

Last spring I stayed with my grandparents for a week while my grandfather got his knee replaced. It was really nice to spend some quiet time with them. Their house hasn’t changed since I was a kid.