Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fresh Greek Salad

Don't forget the feta and croutons like I did here!

This is by far Adam's favorite salad.  It is inspired by one they serve at a restaurant named Stella's here in Richmond, and I have been meaning to add it for months.  They chunk their vegetables much larger but I cut them "fork-size."

We probably make it once a week, yet I can never seem to get a photo of the completed salad:)

I love it because it's lettuce-free and different than the typical Greek salad you have with olives, pepperocinis, salami, etc.  It's crisp and crunchy and so pretty!

Fresh Greek Salad

1 large English cucumber, chunked
1 red pepper, chunked
1 orange pepper, chunked
1 yellow pepper, chunked
1/2 red onion, chunked or diced (I do either, depending on my mood)

Greek Dressing

1 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
1 Tb garlic powder
1 Tb dried oregano
1Tb dried basil
1/2 Tb pepper
1/2 Tb salt
1/2 Tb onion powder
1/2 Tb. dijon mustard

Friday, April 5, 2013

In Class

I am SO excited!  For the next 12 weeks, I am taking a class from the fabulous Cathy Zielske about digital photo story-telling.

I love my How Fast Time Flies pages and I will continue to use them.  But I realized I was ready to start making my own Photoshop layouts to achieve a cleaner, crisper, more classic, timeless look.

Both Cathy and Stacy Julian believe that we are truly only qualified to tell our OWN stories.  And this has been eye-opening to me.  My intention has always been to document my children's lives and our family's journeys & relationships... but I would have thought it self-absorbed to discover me!

Well, we ALL matter... and I do have something to offer... and story-telling is one of my gifts... so here goes!

This morning Davis crawled into bed with me and said he wanted to do his own ME layout and we had the best time putting his page together!  He loved it, and I know I will treasure his page.

As soon as Mary Fowler saw Davis' page, she wanted to help with hers!  Then I did Adam's and Charlotte's so we'd each have one.  I uploaded them to MyPublisher and I can't wait to get them in the mail!  Makes me so happy!