Friday, February 18, 2011
a storm is brewing outside, which i welcome with open arms. these babies are rare in southern california so you have to grasp them when you can.
a 3 day weekend is also hours away. needed? YES.
on the agenda:
less computer and more pulp
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sexopolis: Jean Pierre Mirouze
Feelin Frisky: Sly Johnson
Bonnie and Clyde: Serge Gainsbourge & Briditte Bardot
100 Days 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
You Made a Believer Out of Me: Ruby Andrews
Baby I Love You: Aretha Franklin
Superman Lover: Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Queen Majesty: The Uniques
Fever: Susan Cadogan
La La Means I Love You: Alton Ellis
Number One: Gregory Isaacs
Saturday, February 12, 2011
1/2 bag frozen strawberries
the juice from 3 mini limes
1/2 c. soda water
a heavy hand of Pisco (maybe 4-5 shots)
mix all in a blender until smooth. adjust to taste...more sugar, more pisco =)
serve with a sugared rim, a slice of lime and a sunny sky.
don't blame me if you get get naked.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine by sopedradamusical
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Palabritas Beach houses in Lima, Peru (all photos from my cousin-in-law's last trip there in december)
we have a peru trip in the works this summer to visit my husband's family and do some south america traveling. i was there in 2000 and can't wait get back. peru is such an amazing country with a mix of cultures, design and food. from the coast to the andes, to the jungle...it's got something for everyone. until then...i daydream about what's to come.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
apartment therapy. it's been a treat to see these wonderful photos of our house as well as read some really generous feedback. thanks again bethany for finding me and touring our house. xx
|photo of lola ala bethany nauert|
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
3 Cheese Pear Onion Focaccia
1 package whole wheat pizza dough (trader joes)
1 apple, cut in thin slices
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
aprox 1 1/2 c. sharp cheese (you could use one, two, three...whatever floats your boat.)
*i used a combo of sheep feta, drunken goat and aged english cheddar...leftover from superbowl
3 T. olive oil
chili flakes to taste
3 in. sprig of fresh thyme (growing on my balcony)
-oil a large baking sheet with 1 T. of olive oil and spread around with hands until totally covered.
-with hands, work pizza dough into about a 12-in. circle
-saute onions with remaining olive oil until onions are caramelized and light brown
-arranged sliced apples on dough, add onions evenly, distribute cheese and top with chili flakes and thyme leaves
-bake in a pre-heated 450* oven for 20 min
"Cream" of Broccoli Soup
this recipe has been floating around my house since i was a kid. always a go-to winner and perfect for a fall/winter night when it's cold and broccoli is in season. i've altered it a bit to make it a bit more waist friendly.
1 lg head of organic broccoli, chopped into pieces
1/2 white onion
3 c. vegetable stock (i prefer to use better than bouillon if i don't have homemade)
1 t. curry powder
1/2 t. fresh ground pepper
1/4 t. mustard powder
1/2 c. milk (whole, low-fat....just no non-fat)
1 T. butter
-in a large saucepan, cook the broccoli, onion and vegetable stock until broccoli is fork tender.
-removed from heat and blend with a hand held blender (LOVE mine) or in your classic blender. *be careful since contents are hot. do not over fill your blender as hot liquid will blow out)
-return contents to saucepan and add spices and butter. bring back to a simmer
-in a small jar with a lid (or a bowl with a fork) mix the milk and flour well.
-add milk/flour mixture and cook on low for about another 5 min, stirring often.
wa-la! serve with a squeeze of lemon and you have yourself a fine meal.
Monday, February 7, 2011
|"i love you" in chinese: gift from my mom for chinese new year|
|leather fortune cookie. DIY fortune ready....|
since we are on "budget 2011" over here, we've decided to make a meal together at home. and honestly, i know it's going to be cheaper, tastier, FUN and a more memorable time than any restaurant could provide us. we both love to cook and have decided to make something decedent and possibly a bit more time consuming than our typical meal. the recipe hunt has begun. i think a coctel de fresas con pisco might have to be in order, representing the peruvian half of the family.
Labels: valentines day
|the desert by charley harper|
we often refer to our house as the treehouse since we live in the top floor of a duplex that has amazing views of the city and is surrounded by trees. we live amongst bright green, yapping parrots, crows galore, hummingbirds and many other tree dwelling creatures.
welcome to the treehouse:
|view from bed|
|sunset from the living room|
Friday, February 4, 2011
|my mom gave me the idea to make these. i found someone already making them on etsy: scrabble wine charms i'm still planning on creating my own for all the drunks that loose their glasses @ my house. (btw, i hate the word charms)|
|color theory tshirt: rainbow spectrum wheel this entire etsy shop has some great graphic tees. check the others out too.|
|baby hipster pants, really called baby leggings navajo print|
|leather mini clutch in antique gold|
|antique french bone handled cutlery|
|marine chiffon blouse (i like the entire outfit)|
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
panton chairs around it. old growth redwood burl doesn't come around every day...unless you live in humboldt co. i'm scared to see what they're asking for it. the price is not even listed. well a girl can dream!