Wednesday, July 31, 2013


in a few weeks, these ladies are moving in 
and hopefully, ashley will make more of these strawberry cocktails:
chloe is thrilled


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

food lately: not really but still good, part 2

because it has been a long time, there is more to share:

dinner of poblano hash with soyrizo & corn, fried eggs, and cornbread waffles

coconut-crusted tofu, fried bananas, jerk refried black-beans, and salad

avocado with salt & pepper (because what else does it need?) and succotash with the big lima beans - my favorite 

 more jerk-refried black beans, but now with sauteed pineapple, sweet potatoes, and goat cheese toast

and last but not least, my favorite treat of late - plain full-fat yogurt with my blackberry syrup and mini chocolate chips.  Better than ice cream folks 


Monday, July 22, 2013

sometimes curled

sometimes, spoon curls up as tight as he can be and it's the cutest.
and sometimes he stretches out to be the longest cat ever - while still keeping those paws tucked in tight.
but most of the time, he sits in front of my work and says pay more attention to me.

happy monday

Sunday, July 21, 2013

food lately: not really but still good, part 1

I have been cooking (& eating) but I've been behind on posting (obviously).  
So here are some things from the last couple of months...

Tomato-Basil Bread from here plus I added some sun-dried tomatoes

Challah (at a Balla) from my bread cookbook, which is this one if you are interested (it was super delicious) 

Chocolate-Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream for added deliciousness 

Southern Spread of deviled eggs, cheese, pickles, and crackers (for the derby! so long ago!)

More deviled eggs with a salad of blackberries, goat cheese, and pecans, so very good

and if your curious -- 

what goes in my traditional southern deviled eggs:
egg yolk
dijon mustard
pickle juice (from the sweet ones)
salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne 


Friday, July 19, 2013

rant/rave: i spy

how many amazing things do you spy?
i spy:
1. Hotytoty license plate - ridiculous
2. Dressage sticker - really??? I guess it is on a cadillac 
3. Arnold Palmer edition - no words

best car ever? 
you decide.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

big vs little

some days, spoon likes to wear a big hat,
and others, a small one.

we're at the beach this week, soaking up the sun but missing this little guy and his high fashion sense.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Picking Blackberries

It's been another month free of posts - I tell you it's been crazy-busy around here, with no sign of slowing down.  There has certainly been no crafting and little cooking.  
But I'm off to the beach tomorrow, for a week, and hoping for some relaxation and blogging.  

Until then -- Blackberry pizza
Crust - rolled out.  
Drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt & pepper. 
Topped with goat cheese, blackberries, hazelnuts & parmesan.
Finished with balsamic vinegar, chopped rosemary, and honey.
Baked according to your crust's directions.
So very delicious and so very summer.

Hope you are not so busy