How do you like my new look? It’s a new and improved ME. I really, really love it and hope that you will too. One of my readers, Joanna, is a blog designer and I emailed her to ask her some questions about how I could change a couple of things on my blog and she graciously took over and gave me a complete bloggy makeover, with a new layout and a snazzy navigation bar. Now, you’ll see I have lots of links to click on and a whole new look. Hope you’ll look around and check out all the buttons. I think this new look will be easier to navigate and you’ll be able to find things better. Everything is still here, it just looks a little different. As I mentioned before, I’ve moved my extensive blogroll to my 2nd blog, so just click on Blog Candy to go there. Enjoy the NEW me! If you want a new blog design, I hope you’ll check out Joanna’s design service, Southern Girl Blog Designs. She did a fantastic job for me and gave me just the look I wanted.
Friday night, we got to enjoy the new dining room again and invited over some friends, Sandi and Bill from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking. Sandi and I started out as bloggy friends, but now that we’ve gotten together with them a few times now, it’s a real life friendship. We’ve been to their house for a party and so I thought it was time to invite them over to our place. Bill’s parents were long-time owners of the Irondale Cafe that I talked about here, and they sell Whistlestop cookbooks and Whistlestop cooking products too, so go over and take a look at their foodie blog.
Last week, Peter spotted a cooking class in the paper being held at Whole Foods, called School of Fish. Given his love of fishing and especially his love of eating fish, we decided to check it out and it was well worth it. They shared 3 recipes and we got to sample them all, so I fixed the salmon dish for dinner and tried out the Lemon-Dijon Dill Sauce, which is fantastic.
Bill, Sandi, and Sandi’s sister, Holly, who was in town and came along for dinner too. Holly also has a blog called Holledaze and she lives fulltime in London and part time in Boston, so check out her blog too. She just did a gorgeous kitchen reno on her blog. We sure enjoyed the evening with our new friends!
Lemon-Dijon Dill Sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Mayo (low fat is fine)
3 tsp. minced dill weed
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
Juice from one lemon
1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
This was a wonderful sauce with the salmon, so I hope you’ll try it!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the new and improved look! Come back on Monday and we’ll talk about lighting.