Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Breakfast Smoothie

Pineapple, mango, spinach, kale, strawberries, water and ice. Blend into oblivion...

It tastes better than it looks.

Fashionably good

Me and the Little One

I spend all of my time with this handsome thing. He can't even talk and he's the most interesting person I know.

Happy 3 months Little One! Thanks for being resilient through my learning curve. We might just make it through this thing.

Did I mention I love you more than life itself?


Strawberries and Nutella on twelve grain toast. Nomnomnom.



Spicy honey chicken, mango, red onion and avocado on romaine with homemade honey citrus vinaigrette.

Delicious, healthy, happy.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Magic Trick

You know how when you bake a cake the top is never flat? It has like a little dome in the middle? Well, if you take a strip of old towel, soak it with water and fasten it around the pan with a safety pin, the cake will bake FLAT.

It's SCIENCE, but it's also MAGIC.

Aldo, I love you

My first foray into furniture

This stay at home mom thing is really giving me a chance to expand my crafting and creative horizons. This weeks adventure: upholstery.

I've had this red footstool for years and it has been through a lot: melted candle wax, muddy feet, more than one meal of spilled salsa or chili or something. It wax looking pretty thrashed and I've been wanting to recover it for ages.

So this week I pulled the base off, levered off the fastenings, measured, found new fabric at JoAnn's (Where there was a sale on home decor fabric! Woot!), washed, ironed, measured, folded, fastened the new fabric and reattached the legs. Success! I really like this furniture crafting. I may have to do more.

The chocolate cake that will change your life

Yesterday I made my mother-in-law's birthday cake. She requested chocolate, so I tried a new recipe with everything from scratch. It sort of blew my mind. Pictures now, recipe to follow.