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Hail Caesar!

I have always been a big fan of Caesar salads and have always wanted to make my own dressing at home. According my Yelp (http://bappletree.yelp.com) list with the same title as this post, I’ve compiled my favorite places to get a Caesar salad. I’ve cut back on ordering them at restaurants because of all the fat in the dressing. I found a recipe online at the Food Network but made some tweaks. Here you go!

Ingredients:
3 cloves of garlic, mashed and minced
1 tablespoon of Safeway horseradish spicy mustard
1 tablespoon of apple vinegar
2 tablespoons of Smart Balance mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Lemon juice of half a lemon
Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar and two pinches of salt in a bowl and beat with a fork thoroughly. Add mayo, oil, pepper then lemon juice. Half of this mixture is good for a large head of romaine lettuce. Topped with Parmesan cheese. Croutons as well if you like.

Yosemite - This Weekend

For our second anniversary, my boyfriend and I, along with our 1.5-year-old Boston Terrier will be headed to Yosemite tomorrow after work. I am looking forward to exploring the national park with him, seeing Half Dome and El Capitan with my very own eyes, to stand near Bridalveil Falls. There are limited areas where we can take Bevo and I’m so glad the weather is going to dry. Weather.com is saying it’s going to be around 60-65 degrees. On Twitter.com, a park ranger has been reporting bear sightings. I hope we do see some cool animals but avoid any near attacks. My little pup is a lover, not a fighter. We will be staying at Yosemite View Lodge. I made reservations at the Ahwanhee Hotel for a pricey dinner but the BF said it was unnecessary. We’re paying $175/night at the hotel so… Stay tuned for a Yosemite recap.

Bridal Faires - Walnut Creek, 3/28/10 and Foster City, 4/11/10

My google calendar is full of upcoming bridal fairs in the Bay Area, thanks to the listing on HereComeTheGuide.com. I follow them on Twitter.com so it was nice that they reminded me of these upcoming shows. I just read a post on BridalTweet.com regarding people’s takes on bridal fairs/shows. Being an Event Planner, it’s sort of difficult to sell or present a service versus physical final products such as invitations, chair and fabric rentals, photography, cakes and catering. You have five minutes tops before they don’t want to listen anymore and move to the table that has free apps and a drawing to win a spa basket. I don’t think I’ll spend any marketing dollars at these bridal fairs.

I do enjoy going to them and meeting potential vendors I may or may not work with in the future. There are more photographers in my database of vendors than any other service provider. I also go to network, see what people have to offer, taste their food, flip thru their beautiful photo books, feel t…