Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

16 Favorite Albums March 19, 2008

Here are my top 16 favorite albums on iTunes in no particular order:

  1. Anna Nalick, Wreck of the Day – rock/popchantal_kreviazuk_ghost_stories_2006.jpg
  2. Josh Groban, Awake & Closer – easy listening
  3. Keane, Hopes and Fears – rock/pop
  4. Matchbox 20, Mad Season – rock
  5. David Gray, White Ladder – rock/pop piano
  6. Chantal Kreviazuk, Ghost Stories – rock/pop piano
  7. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me – jazz
  8. Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope – rock/pop piano
  9. Sarah McLachlan, Afterglow- pop pianofront.jpg
  10. DH, Utopia – dance (DH is a dear friend – listen online at
  11. The Carpenters, Christmas Portrait – Christmas
  12. Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas – Christmas
  13. Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas – vocal jazz/Christmas
  14. Denzal Sinclaire, Denzal Sinclaire – jazzjorge_seu_cru.jpg
  15. Esjborne Svensson Trio (E.S.T.), Viaticum – instrumental jazz (an astounding Swedish jazz trio that played the Vancouver Jazz Fest in 2006)
  16. Lucia Micarelli, Music From a Farther Room – instrumental (this firecracker opened up for Josh Groban)
  17. Seu Jorge, Cru – Brazilian

What’s on your iPod?  Look forward to expanding my horizons with your recommendations 🙂


Butter Chicken without the Butter? February 21, 2008

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I have been meaning to make butter chicken (my new favorite Indian dish) for weeks and have had the yogurt in my fridge to prove it. Tonight was the night and we finally prepared the incredible dish. After eating my entire meal, I realized I’d forgotten to add the BUTTER! Butter chicken without butter? That’s like caramel corn without the caramel. Butter is definitely better.

Here’s the recipe we used – watch out for the kick!

reginaI recently discovered an artist with an amazing voice and sensational piano chops have since been listening to her record over and over ever since. Regina Spektor is the genius behind “Samson”, my new favorite song. After I realized she was a pianist, I found we had something in common and decided to look up the chord progression to Samson on Much to my delight, I was playing and singing along to my favorite song within minutes.

Oh how I have missed the math of music! After teaching piano and hosting music clinics for six years, I flew away to Utah. Feeling encouraged, I looked up One Republic and Timbaland’s “Apologize” and was surprised at how ridiculously simple the chord progression was! After picking Tim up, I told him about my success and challenged that with my help, he could learn Apologize in 2 minutes. He did. I need to start marketing DVDs on eBay or something… 🙂

It was a good day. How was yours?