Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Balls
2-3 dozen balls, depending on size
1/2 cup natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey or agave syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup malted milk powder
Mix all ingredients until they form a crumbly, sticky mass. Roll into balls. Try not to eat all at once.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
my snack today:
local figs from farmers market, greek plain yogurt, local honey and pistachios.
use the figs as dippers for the yogurt.
hot damn it was good!
for all the years (18 to be exact) i lived in the valley and had 5 fig trees in my own back yard, i NEVER ate any. they creeped me out. well life is cyclical and i take pride in the valley and it's produce now. up next, Fresno dancing raisins!
Lord Admiral Hiratio Byrd following his true dream became a florist after the great warThis is a print of an original gouache painting by Portland artist Matte Stephens.
Printed on German Hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm matte paper.
The print measures 8.5 inches X 11 inches.
Each print is hand signed and titled in pencil in the bottom border and shipped in a protective sleeve.
artist: Matte Stephens
Road Trip Art Print
hand made 4 color silkscreen print
poster measures 18 inches x 24 inches
signed & numbered edition of 100
artist: Delicious Design League
Agent Orange concert poster
at Grant and Green- San Francisco
Feb 3, 2005
hand made silkscreen poster on heavy stock
poster measures 19 inches x 25 inches
poster artist: Alan Hynes
Admiral Seymour Doughtridge was a stern man but always had a soft spot for sea lions.
original Gouache on panel
measuring approximately 12 inches x 16 inches
artist: Matte Stephens
archival giclee print
printed on 200gsm archival matte paper
print measures 8 inches x 11.5 inches (includes white border for framing)
hand signed by Blanca
artist: Blanca Gomez
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Nicoise salad w/blue baby potatoes, green beans, leeks & wild AK salmon.
Corn w/ homemade chipotle mayo and green onions.
Coconut Bliss "ice cream" w/strawberries and pistachios....a Eugene, Or. delicacy.
all produce in tonight's dinner ala my local long beach farmers market.
6:20pm. 89* in LB. dinner on the barbe, worms in the green composter, wetsuit drying from a day of fun in the sun. life is good.
the little tomato that could (this plant DIED...or so i thought so i've been neglecting watering it. i came back from vacation and look what i found.)
best garden gloves i've had. thank you sambazon!
Wednesdays, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m., Long Beach
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
my babe is doing yet another triathlon this sunday in san diego. nuts i do say but i'll be at the end, champagne in hand ready to PARTY. apparently doing races like this give you a real high. so while he's getting his the o-natural way, i'll be getting mine the ol' fashion way. pictures to come.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
one of the best documentaries i've seen in a long time. this film got me riled up.
fuck jan perry and fuck ralph horwitz.
rent this movie to see what i'm talking about.
at the least it will get you thinking.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
i made my first mistake of buying Food For Life Brown Rice Bread from trader joes. this lovely little item should only be used as a home security device if a robber breaks in. the weight and density will surely knock him out. or maybe as a replacement brick for that wall you've been meaning to fix. regardless, pass go and never come back! YUCK.
So after that little disaster buy, i had given up all hope (and $6.20!!) of ever having a sandwich or piece of toast again. then my lovely bf reminded me he has a bread maker! an old gf bought it for him as a "take me back" move. strange present for a guy that had never made bread in his life. luckily he ditched the girl and her gift has become my saving grace.
whole foods has an amazing selection (most stores) of g-free products. bread mixes in particular. you can get dizzy looking at all the options. i knew to be hesitant from my last purchase. i first experimented with Bob's Red Mill since it was a well known alternative flour brand.
it was good. better than that nasty rice bread, but not 100% legit either. i was just happy toast came back into my life. my first batch's texture was a bit off so i gave it one more try. much better texture round two. then i decided to try another flavor mixture of Bob's....
mummmm, cinnamon raisin bread. i used to love that stuff back in my G-BINGE days. the texture of this one came out on point. i was so proud of my 1.5lb loaf. i felt like a real baker (even though the machine did the hard part). flavor scale, 4 out of 5. not too shabby.
i found this sweet G-Free food reviews website that really got me hyped. no more guesswork. they do it for me. so today i ventured off back to my local wf's and bought two new bread mixes to sample. today's is:
Pamela's Gluten Free Bread Mix (like my table and nails? i thought so.) this loaf came out a little softer than Bob's. i let it cool and sliced that puppy open to see my work in depth.
nice air pockets. got some dense zones in there but how does it taste? at first un-adorned bite, it was good flavor wise. a little sweeter than Bob's and a little chewier that BRM. but how did it toast? oh sweet jesus!!! the best toast by far. who needs gluten bread when you have this?! i ate it so quick i couldn't snap a pic of the golden Buddha. but i did snap a pic of my late afternoon snack, G-free Sam Smith's Organic Cider and a slice of wheatless wonder.
more reviews to come as my adventures continue. cheers!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
All electric, first mass produced plug-in street motorcycle that goes up to 50mph. check out these stats:
- 45 minutes of drive time on a full battery
- emitting 92% less overall carbon dioxide than an average car
Minox's throwback Rolleiflex AF 5.0. it produces square-format images with resolution up to five million pixels. $449
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
while doing a little work today in whole foods westwood, who did i run into on isle 5? you guessed it, dirty harry. no entourage, no personal shopper, no security guard...DH doesn't need one. just clint and his cart. class act i must say, tall and kinda hot for being 79. he's still got that suave about him that leaves a person speachless. me, speachless! in 5 years of living in the LA area, this is my first star sighting and i was truly star struck. kinda made my day.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Newly produced black walnut dining table based on a Danish mid century modern coffee table by Illum Wikkelso. Hand crafted and build by a local LA furniture maker. Solid walnut top is 3/4 inch with beveled edge. Seats 6 comfortably and can accommodate
Danish mid century modern original butterscotch leather love seat, with metal legs and tufted back and seat cushions.
Set of 4 solid teak Danish mid century modern dining chairs by Niels Ole Møller for J.L Møllers Møbelfabrik, 1954. They have been fully refinished and are upholstered in a vibrant yellow leather....i'd prefer a set of eames chairs for the dinning table above so these would work for my kitchen table. a girl can dream!
if you'd like to support my dreams, you can find these items for sale @ silica three in n. hollywood.