Friday, December 31, 2010

My Favorites this Year in Photos

 The sun sets over the Pacific, and over the end of 2009   

 In February our family from Italy came to give a private wine tasting, and stayed with us for a few days of "vacanza"

 Baby shower for a friend.  The theme: "hatching" but also classic children's stories. (She had a beautiful baby girl!) 
 And, lots of cupcakes!

 Smiles from our granddaughter Poppy warmed the cold during a visit to New York City in March.

 Teaching at the Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle, PA.  Spring is just beginning to come to the Harrisburg area.

 The first signs of spring, a daffodil and Julia Child rose. 

 A visit to Spello, Italy with our family in May

 Lunch at the enoteca

 Truffle Pasta, Il Panaro, Gubbio

L'Infiorata, Spello

 So much wine, so little time!

You can never be too far from MickeyD's

"Fresh" Pizza and pasta from a machine--don't ask!

 Market day in Sarlat; teaching @ La Combe en Perigord, July
 Sarlat potatoes; cooked in duck fat---OMG!
 Would you like some bread with your potatoes and Paella???
 There is always room for dessert!

or maybe two desserts!

 Around each bend, a chateau, castle, or storybook town

 La Combe en Perigord--at the end of the trip I began this blog
Specialty Produce Farmer's Market Bag classes begin once a month at Great News

 Our Granddaughter Poppy turns 1 year old and our son turns 30!

 Road trip to Steamboat Springs, via Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

 Teaching with my friend Larry Oates at KitchenArt, in West Lafayette, IN

 Turkey vultures outside of Ryan's condo in Bloomington, IN
Teaching at Draegers' Culinary Center, Danville, CA
 Teaching in Carlisle, PA at the Kitchen Shoppe
 Sara Rose gets married! 

 Beautiful bride, beautiful place, and fun wedding!

Aloha from Maui @ Thanksgiving
 Diva-Queen event at Great News

More Farmer's Market Bag Classes; once a month in 2011

 As the sun sets on 2010, and the ball drops in Times Square, I am  thankful for every opportunity I have had this year to travel, and teach, and spend time with family and friends. I'm looking forward to 2011 with anticipation, energy and hope.  Each year brings us new opportunities and challenges; meet them head on and give them your best--no one can ask for anything more than our best.  As I look ahead I'm praying for peace and hope around the world.
I wish you all a happy, healthy new year and encourage you to celebrate every day; each one is a gift.