Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Summer In March

My first time making pico de gallo! 

I love how it looks like the lemon is glowing!

We've been having some very funny weather here, lately. One day, it'll be in the 80s, the very next day, in the low 60s! The other day it was just too hot to turn on our oven and even boiling water made me cringe. We don't have central A/C in our apartment--just a small wall unit--and it gets so hot in the late afternoon as the sun sets. Because of the heat, I wanted to make a "cool" dinner. I decided to make taco salad for myself and Michael, with some fresh pico de gallo. It was sooo easy and the pico de gallo was delicious!!

Michael helping me finish up the creme brûlée. 

One of the Christmas presents I got from my in-laws this year, was a creme brûlée set (I have great in-laws!).  I fell in love with the stuff the first time I ever had it, at Thanksgiving dinner while in D.C. with family, a few years ago (yes, I remember the exact day I had my first taste :P). 

So, when I unwrapped this set, I was SO excited to finally be able to make my own! It's incredibly easy. The hardest part is using the torch to caramelize the sugar on top. Which is why Michael was doing it for me! Lol My thumb got tired.

I love watching pelicans at the beach. 

Michael and I made a trip to Marina Del Rey a couple days ago, just to have a look around and enjoy the sights. It's a lot of fun to walk around and just be amazed by the sheer size of some of the yachts and boats people own. I saw a bunch that were bigger than our apartment! 

I wasn't able to get very many pictures while we were there because the wind was just too much, eventually. It was probably only in the mid 70s, but the wind was fah-reeeezing! Eventually my ears were hurting a lot and we had to leave!

Iced tea on a hot day.

This was one of those unbearably hot afternoons. I'm pretty sure I'm standing by our air conditioner here, trying to cool down. I really liked the light coming through our blinds. 

This glass is one of my favorite cups to drink sweet iced tea out of. It's a vintage glass I picked up for 50 cents, I think. It just makes the sweet tea taste better! Not to mention, I used a blend of different black teas to make the tea, which is SUPER tasty!


The pictures I took at the beach definitely aren't my favorite. I decided to put them up anyway because I'm keeping this blog to keep our friends and family updated on our life, especially those we don't get to see very often! 

Also, I want to be able to look back on my photos and see my abilities progress and improve. Even though I almost didn't put up any of the photos I took at the marina, I thought I should at least put up for the sake of remembering that day, and sharing it with those that we care about, and who care about us!

I have to keep reminding myself that it's all right if not every single photo is my best. :D

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rhiannon,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Marina del Rey to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!


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