May 2010

Spring Cherry Blossoms & Washington DC

May 23, 2010

Spring in Washington DC is lovely and the blooming of the famous cherry trees makes it a special time to visit this great American city. We had a busy week visiting family, seeing the sites, enjoying great food and of course taking lots of photos of the beautiful pink cherry trees blooming in all of their glory. Our timing was perfect as we hit peak bloom weekend.

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Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

May 17, 2010

We had another fun weekend with the Sears Chef Challenge! This weekend was event number two. We were at the Sears in Brea, California. My thanks to tore Manager Phil, Operations Manager Darlene Lima, Sebastian and the Sears Blue Crew for a great setup and successful event! If you missed the first post, please check it out for details on the Sears Chef Challenge and be sure to visit the website for recipes, games, information and an update on the competition.

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups and Ahi Tuna Salad

May 14, 2010

The Sears Chef Challenge – Event 1 What an exciting weekend! I was selected to participate in the Sears Chef Challenge representing the Los Angeles area. Saturday May 8th was the kickoff event.The Sears Chef Challenge is taking place in four major cities across the U.S. – Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York and Chicago. There are twelve chefs, three per city, competing to win money for our favorite food related charities.

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