February 25, 2008

our new home

This weekend, we finally moved into the new home! No, no... we didn't buy a new house... it is a new house, but we're just renting it for now. It's a truly beautiful place, thoughtfully and intelligently designed (and Built Green)... and it happens to fit all of our furniture perfectly! We couldn't be happier with our new place, and we're thankful to have such awesome landlords and neighbors who have extended a warm welcome to us.

The house inspires us... really. I've been itching to use the kitchen (a gas stove... finally!!) and the ample counter space, so for a quick dinner tonight, I thought I'd replicate one of the fantastic dishes we had at Harvest Vine on my birthday.

seared scallops, sauteed celery, shallot, kumquat

The lighting in this house is amazing... by day, the whole home is filled with natural light, and in the evening, we've got awesome light coverage for taking food photos.

Now that we have a nice sized yard, Lav is ready to launch a garden of lavender, shiso, rosemary, thyme, basil, peppermint, beer friends, japanese cucumbers and arugula (to start). And once we get later into this year, the apple, pear and plum trees in our yard will begin to bear fruit... so much fruit that we might dabble in making pies and preserves!

Dude, this is going to be an awesome year.


  1. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Post some pics of your amazing pad so we can drool with envy.

  2. Anonymous4:15 PM

    BTW, your profile pic is a little creepy looking.