Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pearl and Chula

Pat took these pictures of Pearl with her cousin Chula.

Thanks to Cameron for taking this lovely picture of my vegetarian club sandwich with sweet potato fries from Baba Yega.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June and Christine

This picture was taken on my birthday. We were still living in Houston so it was probably my 7th. My grandmother Ninie woke me up in the morning and gave me June, the baby doll. I had gotten Christine, the older doll the Christmas before. I gave Christine to my niece. I'm not sure what happened to June. I may have given her to my niece too. I'm sure if she still has the dolls her children will play with them and love them as much as I did.

My Dad's Favorite Girls

Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Common Bond Bakery

On Saturday, Cameron and I went to Common Bond, a new bakery in Houston on Westheimer in Montrose. We had to wait in line for about 30 minutes but it was definitely worth the wait. It seemed like I bought at least 1 of everything but that's probably an exaggeration. I had the best pastry I've ever had before, the Kouign Amann, a round croissant like pastry with carmelized sugar on top. The fruit croissant was a close second. Everything was good including the macaroons. There are macaroon shops all over Houston now but these were much better than anything else I've had.

Here is a link to one of the many articles about this bakery that many are describing as one of the best bakeries in the country:

Dolce Vita

Here are pictures from my Birthday Dinner last night. We had roasted cauliflower siciliana, gnocchi with a tomato basil sauce, and the taleggio pizza with taleggio cheese, arugula, pears, and truffle oil. This is the best pizza I've ever eaten. After dinner we drove over to Cloud 10 and had ice cream. I had red currant mascarpone and marzipan and Cameron had chocolate cherry sorbet, sesame oil and chocolate, and red currant mascarpone. On Monday night I had another birthday dinner with my friend Ginny at Canopy on Montrose.