June 30, 2012
I warned you…. we got carried away (or should I say Ian) got carried away and took too many photos at the Monterey aquarium. I decided to dedicate this post entirely to jellyfish. The aquarium makes it impossible to take a bad photo given the contrasts from the blue background and all the bright colors from the jellyfish. There’s lots of good photos in our collection and I hope to get some prints out of these.
June 28, 2012
Our birthdays were last week and we were both craving certain things. His craving just happened to be an oh sooo juicy steak from this place. Ever since he saw Anthony Bourdain’s visit to The House of Prime Rib he’d been begging to go. I had my doubts about this place, not the biggest steak fan but man did this place impress me. Our favorites in order were the 1) beet and red wine vinaigrette salad 2) the prime rib (duh) 3) the yorkshire pudding. We had no idea that this place was sort of English themed. I lucked out, because I’d been craving proper English pub food for months now. I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to have a good meal in the city.
Mine was simple, I was craving a burger from the infamous In N’ Out. When you don’t have a car in the city you realize that getting to In N out is quite a trek, but well worth it. So without further ado… Happy Birthday to us.
June 23, 2012
We’ve become lazy over the past few weeks, in hopes of cooking less we make soups and stews that last us for days. All those people that say they don’t have time to cook, this recipe calls out your name. I took this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, added a few extra ingredients (carrots, onions) in order to bulk it out more and thereby lasting longer. I think the key to this recipe is letting the tomatoes roast in the oven for a good hour. By doing that, you get a flavor that is out of this world plus your house smells amazing.
On a side note, I have no idea how some food bloggers are able to get mouthwatering photos of their food. I tried taking a few pictures of the soup but the heat kept getting in the way and fog up my camera lense.
June 21, 2012
It was both of our birthdays this past week so we decided to celebrate by taking a day trip to Monterey. Both of us had never been and thought we should celebrate by going to the aquarium. When we first walked into the aquarium the first animal to greet us was a huge ol’ octopus. I was excited to see him or her (can’t remember) so up close. Any time I go to museums with Ian its always like having a personal tour guide around. He’s always there telling me little tidbits and fun facts where ever we go. In this case he was able to tell me why it’s important that the octopus here changed his/her color. ( I already forgot the reason, I know I have a terrible memory) Ian was behind the lens for every picture and I am thankful because he got so many good photos. Here’s some photos from that day.
June 17, 2012