Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wifey Wednesday

We are in love with our Colquitt pecans! We are trying every excuse to eat some more, so here is another yummy recipe we whipped up (remember our brie en croute??).

Easy Pecan Pesto

1 C Colquitt pecans
1 C basil (or more!)
1/2 - 1 C Parmesan cheese
2 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Throw all ingredients in Cuisinart
Pulse until fine
If too chunky, add more olive oil
If too oily, add more pecans, basil and cheese
Add salt and pepper to taste
Serve as an appetizer, over chicken, or as a sauce for pasta
We recommend microwaving the pesto ever-so-slightly (under 10 seconds) because it is SO yummy when warm!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Snow in Stowe

Slightly overdue, but when we were planning our ski trip to Vermont, all I could think about were scenes from one of our all-time favorite movies (and movie on our first date!), White Christmas.

And, while we may not have been in the same train car as Bing Crosby ...  or even in a train for that matter ... it didn't stop us from having a fantastic time in the quaint little ski village of Stowe for a long weekend! 

Both first-time east coast skiers, Hubby and I had a great time making our maiden voyage up to Vermont and enjoying all that accompanied the trip. The maple syrup shops, the cozy towns, and finally, the esteemed ski terrain. Stowe totally surpassed our expectations - we just loved it! However, skiing here is different. I found it quite chilly and overall not as powdery - but the lack of powder is not for lack of snow! We attributed it mainly to the freeeeeeeeezing temps that left us running for hot cocoa a bit earlier than usual in the day :)

As you can see... we had a mix of clear and foggy days. Stowe is a great town - perfect mix of food, culture and cozy ski lodge feel - a true apres ski must!

Skis up!

White Christmas photo from: 


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