Tuesday, January 5, 2010

pear tart

i believe i have made this rustic pear tart 3 times now.
it is simply delicious. i add 5 pears, it only calls for 3 per tart.
a keeper from bon appetit!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

new quilt's a beaut.

christmas quilt from mom is too pretty
puppy likes it too...

Monday, December 14, 2009


pretty! this is a christmas gift i bought for my sister... it's from hammerpress

Sunday, September 20, 2009

dressing up the fridge

I made a simple fabric pocket and put some strong magnets in the back for a coupon holder for the fridge--- rather than having them scattered across the whole fridge... so i've cleaned it up a bit. woohoo!

Also I added some color using this idea from d*S and I think it looks pretty awesome.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I picked up a "green skinned avocado" at the grocery store - it was HUGE and same price as the other avocados. It was hard as a rock and when I got home I noticed that the sticker said "Slimcado-half the fat of regular avocados" OK.....

I waited four days until it had softened
It looked pretty normal on the inside - tasted it and it was pretty blah.
But I jazzed it up with some home grown tomatoes, serrano, cilantro, salt and garlic for really really good guacamole. BUT it was more liquidy than normal because the slimcado has a high water content. One avocado made a pretty large amount of guac. Will stick with my normal avocados though.

Monday, June 8, 2009

mushroom cake

Mushroom cake doesn't sound delicious, but this one was.

It's a Super Mario red mushroom cake!! I made it for a friend's birthday, and it turned out better than I expected

I borrowed this cake pan to get the shape easily
And the frosting was a mix of instant pudding mix and a container of whipped topping... which was great, except it took a whole bottle of red before it stopped looking just pink, something to keep in mind if I use that frosting recipe again.. it would be awesome for pastels. :-/
The white spots are marshmallows and the eyes are oreo pieces !!

Monday, April 6, 2009

easy sushi

easy sushi rolls = Win!
I will be making these more as the weather is warming up!! yum
This is a good link for making sushi rice. the key is in the vinegar..

My ingredient list was : Nori (seaweed) sheets, sushi rice, cucumber, carrot, avocado, wasabi, crab sticks, green onion. Soy sauce for dipping...
I've only tried it a few times now, but it is really fun.
Also, in no way can mine compare to eating out: Matsu has been good to me thus far