Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lunch on the Yum!

Late summer farmer's market! Melons and tomatoes and peppers- Oh MY!

My favorite lunch has been a warm corn tortilla with a roasted sweet italian pepper, sliced heirloom tomato w/ a touch of salt, and a slice of avocado.
They roast the peppers on site at the market.
I reheat the pepper in full size on my stove. Once heated on both sides I scrape away the extra skin, slice off the top and slice in half, and scrape out the seeds.
Eating it I can really taste the deep flavor of the roasting process, the sweet salty tang of the tomato and the creamy avocado.
It is completely satisfying and doesn't need egg or cheese which brings another level of satisfaction.
Loving September. xox

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My fair city

Another month. Another enjoyable catalog full of inspiring images.

The city scapes reminded me of an auction project I did with a group of 3yr olds a couple years ago.
It had it's flaws and unfortunately didn't have the time frame to be fixed or redone, but I think the conception was positive and the item brought in a lot of moolah come auction nite.

I'm interested in trying my own version depicting Seattle in a textured, layered wall hanging.
Finished my post-summer cleanup... which really means transitioning the garage from camping storage back into a studio and uncluttered my canvas work table. Ready to get back to it! I can tell I'm ready when enough stress is gone that I can't slow down the brainstorming of ideas!

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Friday, August 30, 2013


Some of my fav catalogs that I always search page by page for inspiration. Amused to see such similar items show up on the cover. I wonder how such things are planned and decisions made. I don't know much but I've never heard of these two companies being linked.
Next up... The annual IKEA catalog!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

the Pantry

I love cooking classes at the Pantry. This is a space behind the pizza restaurant Delancey run by owner/chef husband of food blogger Molly Weizenberg of Orangette. I know that's a lot of connections- but the cool thing is they're a community kitchen so having one biz tie into another is kinda what they do. I don't claim to know who owns what, but I know they all help each other out. And extra cute bonus- if you know the blog, you'll know the baby and I saw that sweet face last night as I popped in early to their bar Essex for a quick house-made Campari beverage. She looked so adorable!

Last nights class was grains. Yum! Millet, tri blend rice, farro and quinoa were all on the menu. Delish as usual.
Think ill try for the farro salad and use my rhubarb in the quinoa compote first.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

family coloring

My kiddo likes to ask me to search for images that he can color. Not always a success. We found one of Skylanders Hot Dog but Wrecking Ball was a bit harder. 
I eventually found a small b.w drawing and doctored it up for us to color. Then we had a fun little coloring contest. Daddy spent all his time and talent on hot dog so he skipped Wrecking Ball.
I'm adding my version of wrecking ball. Hopefully you can figure out how to print it. I don't know how to add it as a file to download.
family coloring contest

print and color!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

spring clothing!

The tulips have bloomed. The rain has warmed up. And the light weight spring clothes are already hitting the sale racks.
I'm feeling pretty feminine as I check out my haul and see many brite colors and florals. Even a couple more hotish pink striped shirts that I didn't find online images of.
I almost didn't bring home the "toothpick" pants. Love the color. But these Polish legs are more like drumsticks than toothpicks.
As I walked out of the dressing room and spotted them on the sales clerk and her words of inspiration were "Be Brave" I sure will! and I'll be wearing them with black just enough to cover a little of the tush ;)
I fell in love with the comfy sooper-light sweaters at Madewell. I went a little overboard getting a few. But I keep stuff a looong time.

So. Two stops. My local JCrew and Madewell. My BYOB (bring your own bag) was full and I called it quits. Now I just need somewhere clean to wear this stuff to-- ie not my clay studio.
Today I'm wearing thrift store jeans and college hoodie as I finish this post and head down to trim mugs.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A new day

How I wish I could start every day with a poppyseed muffin. Top eaten 1st of course.