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Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Visit from Julie and Guillaume

Sara's friend from college Julie and her partner Guillaume stayed with us for a few days just now. Amazing. They built a bike frame, using carbon fiber that can be disassembled and taken on airplanes. They rode from central France to Barcelona, flew to LA, and are biking up to Oregon. They have a neat website for their trip. Julie commented that she felt like Sara and I were her grandparents trying to fatten her up... We had meatballs and steamed potatoes and a cabbage salad the first night, masa quesadillas and beans the second, and vietnamese (beef, rice noodles, salad from the garden) the third. Photos from my camera:
action shot, shutter lag as Guillaume rode by
their trusty steed

our trusty steeds
closer-up of the front wheel drive front end
Artwork of their bike that Julie made, for a lampshade for Sara. I have northwest coast art all over my walls, so she added some design elements to her painting. Really clever and lovely...
the blue salad bowl has korean mint, 'santo' cilantro, and some spearmint
Massaged kale salad, a lovely food discovery. this one was red kale + salt/fish sauce/olive oil that marinated together for a while, and then more spearmint and a cuke at the end.
the plate
Julie and Sara made the lemon bars from the Tartine pastry cookbook the last night

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