God... yes, these are all platform and 5 inches high!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
God... yes, these are all platform and 5 inches high!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America A Walk in the First Garden Local Grown...at the White House The White House is famed for its Rose Garden, but First Lady Michelle Obama has now brought back the tradition of growing vegetables there, too. This stunningly illustrated volume follows her journey from planting to harvest, in a celebration of America's home-grown bounty. Recipes included! American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Michelle Obama
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I'm not even pretending that a) I'm a good speller or b) I can spell in another language...
But it always cracks me up when I go into an ethnic restaurant and just see blatant spelling errors. I certainly would pass my menu copy through a native speaker before sending these off to the press... I mean, eggs plant?!
The top of this cabinet is filled with other grains. Baby steps. But I LOVE it. And it makes me happy to be exactly where I am, just for today!.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday's booty consisted of:
1) Organic Ugly soft tomatoes (that made a terrific pasta sauce)!
2) Organic Celery
3) Organic Purple kale
4) Organic Cauliflower
5) Fresh - never been frozen wild Alaskan Halibut.
Since the only real fish I've ever indulged comes from a frozen bag at Costco. And the price of this 1 piece of halibut was probably as much as I've spent on the entire bag at Costco. But holy crap, did it taste amazing. Never have my hands cooked a fillet of fish of that quality!
I salted and peppered the fish and squirted some lime juice on it, and fried it up with some butter.
Then I put a cilantro pesto lime butter over it. Roasted some broccoli at high temperature for about 15 minutes and voila! A really amazing dinner!
1 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. pine nuts (or walnuts)
Wash cilantro, dry. Mix ingredients in food processor until smooth.
I melted down the pesto and added lime and butter to the mix!
- They are made by Christian Siriano who appeared on Project Runway... ok, I had to look that one up.
- They are blue sandals.
- They were 50 % off!
- The sandals that I used to have are really old and ratty.
- I needed these!
- They seem comfortable.
- They got good reviews on the website :)
- They came in a Wide size.
- They go with many of my outfits!
- They go with many of my outfits!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I was hoping to find 1 pair that would go with the lovely dress I was wearing... and boy did I hit the jackpot!
I have always likes the "wrapped" look of shoes. The 1 pump in the back I waited a few months to buy when cause the store was out of stock. There was something about it that felt so, me! So when I found these two puppies, and for like 16.99 I couldn't resist. I'm not usually TOO into bows, but the little brown bows weren't too over the top for me.
When I wear my high heels, I feel, powerful and sexy. Having the flats on made me feel, dainty (dainty = marked by delicate or diminutive beauty, form, or grace).
Friday, May 11, 2012
Maeve brings together many many characters from her others books; The Copper Beech, Evening Class, Scarlet Feather, Quentins, Nights of Rain and Stars, Whitehorn Woods and Heart and Soul... If you are a person who hates when a book ends cause you miss the characters, this is the author for you!
And this lady writes... NOVELS. And each person's lives are intertwined with each other's. I love it. One day, I would like to start from the very beginning, and listen to each book from the beginning of the series to the end. Although you would have NO problem picking up a random book and diving right in, as each of her books can stand alone.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
- 1 cup of white beans, soaked
- Remaining disgusting chicken stock base that we used to buy
- The last can of mushrooms in my pantry
- The last of the shredded carrots from 3 weeks ago
- 1/2 of the remaining purple cabbage left in my fridge (oh my god, does 1 head of cabbage shred to!)
- The remaining stalks of celery in the fridge
- 1/2 the green and purple kale in my fridge (stems removed and ripped into pieces)
- 1 onion
- Homemade chicken stock from freezer.
Done. And Very tasty. I'm gonna jar some up and keep in my freezer. Its a HUGE potful!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Calm down... these are the ones you eat... wait. Scratch that. Dirty birds.
I have always seen these nuts. First in some huge mixed assortment of unshelled nuts that my dad would bring home from the supermarket. Something about the cracking of the nuts with the nut cracker was always fun. I masted almonds and walnuts, but always stayed away from the funny looking bumpy ones...
Fast forward to a few days ago. I had gotten my own assortment of mixed nuts from Sprouts as a "healthy" trail mix. And these huge guys were all in my little cup. I don't know why I hesitated to eat them, (I always yell at the husband for not trying things). As I took nibbles... I couldn't exactly place what these huge nuts tasted like and then it sort of hit me...
like POTATO CHIPS... unsalted, but that is the essence I got. And well, I'm a person that really likes potato chips :)
I have not had lilacs in my home since I lived in NY where we had a lilac bush. I guess $12 is a steal compared to buying a ticket to NY, staying with my parents, missing work, and praying for a non-rainy season where most of the buds would end up on the ground anyway.
They smell amazing. You will find me for the rest of the day with my nose in them :)