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Hello 2013!

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I realize that we are almost 4 weeks into 2013, but since my Christmas decorations are still up, I think it’s still kosher for me to wish everyone a happy new year! And also because this is my first post of 2013.

So how has everyone’s year gone so far? Mine has been very busy. I spent the first week of 2013 visiting family and friends in Maryland. Then, I came back for 4 days, only to head off again to Burbank for 6 days for a work trip. After being home for almost one week, I went away again for a ski trip at Lake Tahoe with my old lab. I had a great time, but I’m definitely happy to be done with traveling for the foreseeable future. 2013 has started out with too much eating out and lingering holiday indulging. Must get back to cooking, STAT!

Speaking of cooking, my friend and former colleague DS cooked some truly gourmet and memorable meals during the ski trip. I shall leave you with the following images to give you a glimpse of the deliciousness of it all. Enjoy!


Dinner #1! Clockwise from top left: crusty bread, arugula and roasted beet salad with shaved fennel in orange vinaigrette; green beans, mashed potatoes, and roasted halibut with mushroom and caramelized onion reduction.


Dinner #2! Montreal style aged brisket with homemade sauerkraut and cabbage salad, cucumber and dill salad, french fries, and rye bread. This was the best brisket I’ve ever had — very tender and juicy!


It wouldn’t be a ski trip without some actual skiing! After not skiing at all last season, it was good to hit the slopes again.

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

One thought on “Hello 2013!

  1. Looks like you’re eating in style.

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