February 17, 2010

Spring Fever

Today was graduation for a group of students and they made a delicious spread of fabulous fare to celebrate their adventure into the world of restaurants. Beaker and Flask, a cool Southern Food restaurant in SE Portland called Country Cat, Clyde Common, and Blue Hour were a few of the places where they will be doing their externships. It was like a fabulous preview of the next batch of up and coming Portland chefs!

Aside from a spectacular lunch, most of the day I’ve spent holed up in my little office on the phone and emailing new culinary students who start new classes this week. A few times, I poked my head out of the office and when I walked around the block I couldn’t believe the weather… gorgeous, chilly but sunny and definitely SPRINGLIKE weather! The bare branches of the trees are beginning to show signs of growth and the breeze on my face held the promise of warmer days around the corner. I’m beginning to daydream:

Bike rides on the beach
Strawberry Lemonade
Laundry drying in the sunshine
Reading in Flip Flops
Road Trips
Taking pictures at sunset on the waterfront
Long Summer Afternoons

I am ready.


  1. I'm ready to be your photography apprentice, anytime!

  2. cool! I got to see your blog my friend... very cool!