Sunday, May 15, 2011

Visit to Raleigh, NC

Last weekend we traveled to Raleigh, NC to visit Sheri's mom DiAnn to celebrate Mother's Day and DiAnn's Birthday.  DiAnn and Mike have recently made Raleigh their new home and have a beautiful place that seems to be near everything, including the airport!  Raleigh and surrounding area is rich with history, and has all the benefits of some great universities, friendly people and lots of green spaces to enjoy.  We explored The Duke University campus and Sarah P Duke Gardens,  and we ate BBQ at Bullock's where Mike dined during his tenure at Duke.    There are MANY restaurants in Raleigh, and DiAnn and Mike have found great outdoor dining spots, including a great local pizza place with an excellent beer menu.  They also took us out for an Italian dinner that brought back found memories of our trip to Tuscany.  On Sunday, Mother's Day AND DiAnn's Birthday, DiAnn cooked roast beef filet lunch and we were joined by her friends Sue, Megan and John.  Don't worry we helped with lunch, a little.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The winter of sprouts...

At HHR, this has been the winter of sprouts.  

In a quest for interesting winter salad materials we re-instated the kitchen sprouter and started experimenting.  With the help of resources on the web, we found that you can sprout all manner of things.  beans, sunflowers seeds, peanuts, almonds, buckwheat groats, rice, wheat, and all sorts of exotic grains.

If you stop by any time soon, expect a healthy crunchy salad to feast on!