Monday, September 27, 2010

Not Here!

Turns out, this little blog has NOT been the best way to communicate adventures, pictures and thoughts to our out-of-town relatives.

So, if you're looking to keep up with the Reagans, find us on Facebook or give us a call!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Well-chosen Poem

Mark read this to me at our Valentine's dinner:

The Pasture

I'm going out to clean the pasture spring:
I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too.

I'm going out to fetch the little calf
That's standing by the mother. It's so young
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too.

- Robert Frost

Monday, February 8, 2010

Point Betsy

Last summer, Mark's parents took us on a lovely tour of Northern Michigan. It's stunning!

Here we are, enjoying the wind and Petoskey stones on Lake Michigan. For the record, those are Mark's shorts, and I'm trying to keep them from blowing off!

This a favorite among the favorites of favorite Reagan destinations: Point Betsy Lighthouse.

Thanks Mom and Dad!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Granville Market

Our lunch of stone-baked caraway seed bagel, fresh mozzarella balls and salami.

The cute little aqua buses.

Practically under the bridge.

Sideways pears. They grow like that.

Incredible selection of terrines!

I don't remember what these were...some type of nut?

Beautiful Pastry Case

Gearing up for the 2010 Olympics.

Lonsdale Quay

A quay is a wharf or bank where ships or other vessels are loaded. We simply had to revisit a delightful market there.

The tugs all snug as a bug in a rug...

Dragonfruit! The inside looks like kiwi except the flesh is white.



Lamb Gyro!

Nanimo Bars on the top shelf! We bought and ate one, of course.

Lynn Canyon

Three years ago, we made it to Lynn Canyon by nightfall. We inched our way out on the bridge and listened to the raging water in the dark while the rain poured down around us. This time it was still raining, but at least we had daylight!

There was a blue balloon stuck in the current!

Mark's VILLAIN look. And I have no idea how to get rid of the writing on the wall.

There was someone else on the bridge too...that had, at some point in their life, been to IKEA.

View of the suspension bridge from upstream.

Hunky Husband

Me, by my favorite photographer. The cold made our cheeks rosy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Roasted tomato and Italian sausage Pasta

In response to someone asking "Yum, will you share the recipe," here it is in all its made-up glory.

Cut a few cups of cherry tomatoes in half. Or, cut regular tomatoes into half-cherry tomato size pieces. Place in oven-proof dish. It could be a 9x13 or just use your all-stainless steel cooking pot like I did! Drizzle, nay POUR, a generous amount of olive oil over. The oil should at least coat the bottom of the pan. Season with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Roast in 400 degree oven for 30 min. Longer is acceptable too, I think. So is a lower temperature. In any event, the tomatoes should look "shriveled."

While your pasta is boiling, add sweet Italian sausage to the pot of roasted tomatoes. I like chicken A La Fresco brand. (They also make a fabulous chicken apple sausage.) Also add some diced onions (1/4 on onion). Garlic too if you want (but I didn't). Add more olive oil if it looks like it won't properly cover the pasta as if it was a sauce. Cook on med-low until onions are soft and sausage heated through. Throw in some fresh basil for color if you've got it.

Add your pasta to the tomato mixture and stir until well coated with the delicious olive oil. Serve with parmesan if desired. Enjoy!