dinners, these days

June 16, 2009 |  Category:   cooking life


I know Mark hasn’t posted any recipes lately. There just simply isn’t any time. Not to say that he hasn’t been cooking dinner every night because he has, but business has been steadily busy since, well, Christmas, and there hasn’t been a lot of downtime for him in the evenings which is when he used to write recipe posts. We just ate a delicious dinner last night of sesame beef with red pepper, for example, but we scarfed that down too fast to take a photo, and let’s face it…sometimes you just want to eat. The kids used to complain and protest when they were too hungry to wait as I sabotaged our dinners to take photos, but lately I’ve been too lazy to go set up a spread and style some food shots (yeah, we’re a bit weary, can you tell?).

But here are a few simple photos from recent dinners: cold soba noodles in broth with wasabi sesame seeds, some marinated and crispy fried tofu (which Claudine miraculously ate!), and a Thai noodle dish concoction with homemade meatballs.

So I almost forgot that we are going away for a few days next week. Couldn’t come at a better time. We’re both a bit stressed from clients (me) and Father’s Day orders (mostly him, though I have been making gift boxes galore the last few nights). I can tell that I’m stressed because I am eating endless pieces of leftover broken brittle as a nervous habit (this has to stop! I’m going to the dentist in 2 weeks!). So we are totally looking forward to closing up shop and running away from cookies and clients for 4 days. But not to worry, I will still be here as my computer is practically attached to my lap. And besides, what else are we supposed to do in a shared hotel room with the kids as they are (hopefully) sleeping from 8:30pm and onwards? Can’t turn on the TV. Can’t talk too loudly. Can’t leave the room. Yup, like I said, I’ll be here.



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  • unha June 17, 2009 at 12:15 am

    hope you get some much needed rest!

  • bronwyn June 17, 2009 at 11:06 am

    The soba looks tasty. Hope you enjoy your vacation.

  • linda June 17, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    your dinners look so tasty! enjoy your time off.

  • manuela June 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    all the food looks delicious, the pictures are great and your children are gorgeous! it seems you have a wonderful life

  • Kitty June 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Yum. Everything looks sooooooo good.
    Have a good break next wk!

  • Alicia June 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I think you once mentioned a cookbook, I hope you make one some day! Have you been to lulu.com? They do printing, and have used them before to much success. Tthese photos look fab and make me hungry!
    Enjoy your days off!