February 03, 2011

Irvine Regional Park

Not much of a natural setting, but for a paved and crowded park, it was all right.  Here's what I did instead of cooking:

The afternoon was pleasant.  It's a prelude to the warm, dry, horrible summer to come! :P

Some parts of the park were eerie, almost like a fairy tale.  I probably wouldn't go back any time soon, but it was nice to visit...


January 26, 2011

The first farmers market of the year

Well, not the first, but our first visit to the farmers market this year.  Not much in season.  But, there were these 1.5" diameter mandarins!

Some slightly green tinged, all fresh and wonderful.

Also, I made more muffins for a party.  Pumpkin muffins from VwaV.

And some oatmeal-apple butter muffins.  They're still waiting for their recipe.  It's in-progress.

I packed them in a soda box.  They fit quite well.  :D

Also, my Freund sent me this that she made out of clay...
Badass, no?

It's a raptor claw.  Yes.

January 22, 2011

Banana muffins, sunflower seed and walnut variations

It has been unseasonably warm here.  A banana bunch ripens faster than two people can eat them.

Walnuts are the traditional banana bread companion, but I had only enough to cover half of the muffins.  So, the rest were decorated with sunflower seeds.

January 07, 2011

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

A work in progress.

And some photos from to/fro/in Oregon:

Rebekah and I spent some time cuddled by the heater.

Birds and squirrels and snowfall.

Holiday decorations.

My boyfriend's mom's cats, LOLing it up.

On the way home, snowfields from the window.

Happy New Year, everyone.  Hope you had your ozoni!