Monday, June 6, 2011
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Just won a gift card to Communal from Rachel over at Black Eiffel!
I can't wait to go try their breakfast. I love going out to breakfast. It feels so luxurious for some reason. And you'd better believe I'll be having a cup of this with whatever I order! I'll be sure to let you know just exactly how delicious it is. Promise. :)
Friday, October 15, 2010
picture via The Creative Pot
It was easy, TASTY, and didn't have any random, wierd ingredients that require a special trip to Many Lands. I think the only thing I'll do differently next time (because there will be a next time) is season the beef a bit before cooking it. Thanks, Marisa, for sharing!
p.s. Tomorrow I'm totally gonna go to this. And while there I will get the world's most delicious donut.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
1 small shallot, minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
3-4 cups chicken broth
aprox. 2 tsp. rubbed sage
salt and pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven, saute shallot and garlic until soft. Add roasted squash and chicken broth. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Add more or less broth depending on your desired thickness. You'll notice from the picture that I like mine thick. My husband says it reminds him of baby food, but baby food is not nearly this delicious. If you prefer something thinner, you can add more broth or evaporated milk, regular milk, whatever you like.
That's it! So simple, and so delicious. The only thing this soup was missing was a nice crusty roll to enjoy with it. Let me know if you try it!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
And in a continued display of awesome, they're doing the best giveaway ever! Here's how it works, I post my etsy wish list here (spending up to $100) then comment on their giveaway post, and I could win my wish list! Yeah, I'm down with that. Although, I gotta tell ya, it was HARD to pick a list that was under $100. There's so much on etsy to love! I decided to limit myself to things for Jane (which was still hard to pick). So, here's my list of baby cuteness:
Monday, August 2, 2010
We planted 4 different heirloom tomato varieties, 2 cucumber plants, 1 crook-neck squash, 1 butternut squash, 3 different bell pepper varieties, 4 hot pepper varieties, sugar snap peas, cilantro, and basil. Notice all the empty space covered with bark? Here's what it's looking like lately.
It's filled in beautifully! Most of what you're seeing is the butternut squash vine that has taken over the back yard, but I don't care because I already have a few big squashes on the vine. I'm pretty excited about it. See what's coming along.
We've eaten some sugar snap peas, and I've already had two BLT's with my fresh tomatoes. Fa-Nominal! But I was too busy enjoying them to take a picture.
One of the things I'm most excited about is the basil. It's thriving, so I finally made some pesto. Oh man, it's beyond good! I picked about three cups worth of leaves off the bush, and you can't even tell I took anything off the plant (I'll have to make some more!). Here I am (in my new Anthro shirt, told you you'd see me in it soon!) cutting off some leaves.
Put it on pasta, bread, a cracker, a fork, whatever! I've eaten three meals of whole-wheat pasta and pesto in as many days. And I might just have it again for dinner tonight. It's that good. Or you can come over and have some with me. The Rockstar doesn't like it (He's crazy, but we love him anyway) and I need someone to enjoy this with me!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
- Baby Shampoo is a cheap, yet effective eye make-up remover. Just rub a little with warm water on your eyes and voila, clean eyes, and no tears!
- A grapefruit spoon is not a grapefruit spoon when it's a peeler for fresh ginger, or a strawberry huller, or a great tool for getting kiwi out of it's fuzzy skin.
- Newly shaved legs + Baby Lotion = Silky Skin Perfection
- This makes for a great summer foot exfoliater. The next best thing to getting a pedicure, but way less expensive.
And coming soon, another shirt to cardigan tutorial, but with more pictures this time...
Friday, July 16, 2010
- Recipe for Homemade S'more candy bars. Yum...
- Ingenious new use for broken clock.
- Cute [free] softie pattern with tutorial.
- Delicious Melt Aways recipe.
- How-To for cabinet knob wall hanger.
- Gorgeous and inspiring table before and after.
Have a lovely weekend!