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Claire
loving my new Suzuki SX4
eating lots of cabbage slaw
reading Cain and Abel (Sunday School lesson this week…3 yr olds)
wearing cat eyes as often as possible
making decorations for my 10 yr high school reunion
watching Hercule Poirot (huge BBC/PBS fan)

Scones

“ScAWns” (in honor of the British) translation: Scones

Firstly, let me note that this recipe came from an online site, which I can’t remember and have changed a bit to correspond with the ingredients I normally have on hand.

Secondly, I will suggest this recipe as a complement to TV series such as Downton Abbey, Sherlock Holmes,  Call the Midwife, and a slew of other Masterpiece Theatre programs.

Downton Abbey

(click image to watch Downton)

Sherlock

(click image to watch Sherlock)

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 table spoons unsalted butter, frozen

1/2 cup FUN (blueberries, chocolate chip, dried any fruit)

1/2 greek yogurt

1 large egg

Instructions

1. In one bowl, combine dry ingredients.

2. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients.

3. Grate frozen butter into dry ingredients. Using a fork, mix until mealy in texture.

4. Add wet ingredients slowly. Mix with fork until mostly combined. Add FUN/ mix-in

5. Form into triangles or desired shape on baking sheet. (it may be worthwhile to grease sheet)

6. Bake at 400 degrees F (sometimes I bake them at 375) for 15 to 20 minutes or until they can be pierced with a toothpick without leaving residue.

Il Primo

MA and I both love coffee and breakfast in general. Last weekend we set out to try a local classic.

Il Primo

Bretton, took our egg sandwich orders (We both had ciabattas. I had ham and cheese and  MA had sausage and cheese).

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This cash register has seen a few days…It has lots of character, like Il Primo.

Il Primo

MA had a coffee of the day, Kenya Velvet Roast by Panache out of Seattle. I had a cinnamon roll latte (caramel, cinnamon, and vanilla syrups).

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Here is Peter, demonstrating his expert barista-ing skills.

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Stephanie made excellent sandwiches.

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Il Primo is extra special because they sell all of their coffee, syrups, and chais in bulk.

Cosmetology: The Art of Hair Design

My favorite quality in a hairstylist is one who can give a better haircut than you could imagine for yourself. 

Eric Fisher Salon

Mary Ann and I have both had our hair cut by Kylee at Eric Fisher Salon

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My favorite thing about Kylee is that she comes up with fun hair styles that are low maintenance. 

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I love this specific cut for Mary Ann. When Kylee finished cutting and styling, MA looked like she got subtle highlights. It was really just the long blended layers. 

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Wow. I wish that I could cut hair! The pros make it look so easy!

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