Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pho, Anyone?

Last night I had the opportunity to try pho (which is actually pronounced "fuh" but it is much more fun to make jokes about the name if you call it "pho").

It's delicious! The broth had an absolutely amazing flavor and then each person added ingredients in the proportions they wanted until the soup was completely customized in their bowl. First we added pasta (spaghetti or angel hair), then broth, then any combination of chicken, red onions, cilantro, mint, basil and bean sprouts, and then your choice of sriracha sauce or hoisin sauce (I opted for hoisin sauce as sriracha is pretty spicy, I'm told). It was pho-ntastic (see? fun to play off the name!).

Here's a picture of my bowl of pho to show you the finished product, since of course I took "pho"tographs of it:

Saturday, January 21, 2012


We have had some snow lately! In fact, enough to close schools and some businesses. So yesterday, I had a snow day as my work was closed! Some friends asked if I would like to come take pictures with them and of course my camera and I don't turn down a chance for a here's some pictures from our adventures:





Saturday, January 7, 2012


What better way to ring in 2012 than with good friends????

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beautiful, Beautiful

I was cleaning off my camera memory card and just had to share this picture of the Christmas lights downtown this holiday season. I love how this picture turned out. I'm very impressed with my new little camera and with iPhoto's "enhance" button. :) 

I took this picture a few weeks ago after work when a couple friends and I took time to walk around the boardwalk to admire the lights. It was a lovely holiday season and I am sad to see it be over so quickly, and sad to see all the beautiful Christmas lights that adorn our downtown area come down until next Christmas.