Sunday, December 14, 2008

Think Inside the Box

Prefab homes are on the rise. We like the coziness and the configurability of the weeHouse. Legos anyone?
the weeHouse gallery...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Big Bang Theory

Big full bangs are supposedly in right now. Will it look good on you?
Try one for size at DailyMakeover...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Street With A View

Mixing Google Maps with art...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flowers Aflame

Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 17" x 20"
Inspiration: my red Jetta zipping down a country road lined with vibrant summer flowers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Roof View

Burrr!! It's 34 degrees outside! We saw snowflakes today - first sign of winter. The view from our roof... (for our nieces and nephews :-)
More of our Photography...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Colors of Mexico

Here's a sampling of the beautiful colors we enjoyed during our Mexico trip...

My future luchador moniker...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vocho and Pancho

Two of the cutest things we will miss from Mexico is the Vocho (what Mexicans affectionately call an old beat-up VW Beetle) , and Pancho the puppy who we shared our apartment with. Vocho was a reliable friend, other than the fact that at times it would honk for no reason! Understandably, this made us very nervous in heavy traffic. So when it would speak its mind, we would yell out "VIVA CHIVAS" (a Guadalajara soccer team) with the windows down shaking our fists in celebration of their big victory the previous week. We lost our voices, but saved ourselves from road rage. :-)
We all piled in!
Vocho carried all our luggage too...
and took us out for yummy coffee...
Every morning we were awakened by the sound of Pancho conversing with other neighborhood pups, and babies crying downstairs . This inspired us to come up with yet another fake band name... "Pancho and the Crying Babies" :-D Here's Pancho:
...and his future girlfriend (we met at the mercado)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Not Taco Bell!

Real Mexican food from the homes and streets of Mexico City and Guadalajara...

Chilaquiles verdes:
Huevos en salsa pasilla:
Love how the chorizo is mixed in with the egg:
Tamales and flautas... good at any time of day!
A hole in the wall in Ajijic had the best barbacoa tacos:
The mercado had amazing blue-corn gorditas:
Fish tacos... from the streets of Guadalajara... (check out the arsenal of hot sauces!):
Arrachera a la parilla. Absolutely the juiciest flank steak we've ever had: Not to be outdone was the plato jarocho with sopa de nopales (cactus soup):
Once in a while we had to take a break from all the meat with a refreshing licuado:
And sip fine tequila...
A great pairing with Mexican food is the Indio (lighter) and Bohemia (darker) beer:
And of course, Negra Modelo:
Even a light dinner usually consisted of tacos dorados (crispy fried tacos). Ensalada is totally optional :-D
Tacos dorados, here from a street vendor in Lake Chapala:
Tacos dorados, from a restaurant in Chapala...
...with an order of plump & delicious shrimps!
The ultimate in comfort food: the pozole (verde pictured):
A gelatin dessert is light and refreshing after a big meal...
(or you may prefer the grilled corn with a hint of salsa and lime :-)
We heart icecream!
A little warning: Mexican donuts are extremely sweet!

Tacos are everywhere... check out the adorable ceramic tacos from the mercado:

Of course, we had to pick up one of these tortilla presses (a must for an authentic Mexican meal... can't wait to try it out at home!)

More pictures to come!