by Kelli H. on July 26, 2011

Lately I’ve been failing at blogging and for that, I am sorry! Here are my excuses:

It has to do with the fact that since summer started I’ve mostly been eating salads for dinner. Not salads I particularly want to share on the interwebz, ya know what I’m sayin’??

Exercising has come before my dinners this summer. Since I walk around Spring Lake after work on Tuesdays, go to yoga on Wednesday and Thursday evenings it puts me in a weird position to cook. Tonight I did have salmon which was excellent. I’m a very lucky girl to have a Dad that loves fishing. I get wild caught salmon frequently. 🙂

Those are my lame excuses but I promise once I cook a meal that is blog worthy I will be sharing! My blogging just might become more infrequent until I find more time…

In other Kelli news my friend, Jasmin came to visit from Germany! She was our foreign exchange student that we had when I was a junior in high school. Around March during our junior year she needed a new host family and we got the pleasure of hosting Yazzy until June. Since then my mom and I traveled to Germany to visit her in 2007 but I hadn’t seen her since. She is now a flight attendent for Lufthansa airlines and finally had a stop in San Francisco.  We had so much fun catching up for 2 days!

We went to Glen Ellen Inn for dinner the first night. The restaurant is not far from my parents house and they have great service, yummy food, and delicious cocktails. I had a fuzzy naval martini that was super refreshing.

Windy day in the city!

The next day we went to Korbel for wine tasting and then off to Russian River Brewery for beer tasting and pizza. RRB has the BEST pizza! After lunch we headed on over to Fisherman’s Wharf in SF per Jasmin’s request. We checked out Pier 45 which is full of WWII history – very interesting! After that, we went over to Union Square, walked and shopped around and ended the day by having a cocktail and dinner at Oola. It was quite the busy day but it was SO fun to visit with Jasmin. I only wish we had more time to hang out.

She brought us this bottle of Riesling from Germany. I thought the wine was great! Super easy to drink and very aromatic. It was a great summer wine. Plus, the winery is over 800 years old! I can’t even imagine an 800 year old winery. I love Europe! So much history.

Hopefully I’ll be back soon with a noteworthy recipe! Have a great week!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Alicia @ AliGirl Cooks July 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I used to stress out about not posting all the time or not having meals worth posting. The truth is, blogging is a hobby so I don’t want it to feel like a chore! If I need a few days off, I’m going to take it! My readers will be there when I get back to it!


Made in Sonoma July 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm

@Alicia @ AliGirl Cooks
That’s the way it’s gotta be! 🙂


thecookieboss July 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Don’t worry about not blogging so much! I skip days all of the time! It’s better to do the stuff in the “real world” first!


Errign July 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

So great to see old friends – I saw a friend of mine that I hadn’t seen since -07 this week too!


my little celebration July 26, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Taking a little break from blogging is so refreshing. Hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward to another one of your amazing recipes!


Made in Sonoma July 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm

ha! that’s weird…hope your weekend was awesome!


Made in Sonoma July 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I definitely agree that “real world” is more important. Sometimes I think some bloggers live through their camera lens and I wonder how much of the real world they are seeing…just a thought!


lauri ( July 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

I definitely agree with cutting back on blogging!! Its SO time consuming!! Sometimes I wonder how much more I could accomplish if I just ‘unplugged’ for a day… week… month…


David July 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

It was a lot of fun taking the day off and hanging with you guys! I hadn’t seen Jasmine in like 7 years, so that was pretty cool. It honestly felt like no time had passed once we were talking and hanging out.

Russian River beer and pizza was sooooo good, now I’m dying to go back! And Korbel’s wine tasting was super cool too!

And yeah, it’s definitely good to take a break from blogging sometimes. Gives you time to relax and do other things, and most importantly time off gives you more stuff to blog about! haha.


Mary July 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

It sounds like you had a wonderful day withan old friend. This is my first visit to your site and I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did that. You’ve created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


eathealthybehappylivewell July 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

We had multiple foreign exchange students when I was in high school! I got to visit the one from Germany before she came and lived with us. It was so awesome to go over there in the summer 🙂 I can’t wait to go back!

ps-Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to seeing what you whip up when you get the time!


Made in Sonoma July 29, 2011 at 2:35 am

Thank you, Mary!


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