Saturday, December 1, 2012

Philámayaye








I am thankful for having friends to cook for who know and honor the dark past, but still come together to give thanks and stay positive for a late thanksgiving meal, in spite of the historical slaughter we base this holiday on.

I made Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, a Boneless Turkey Roast, Stuffing, Biscuits, Carrots, Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms, and Cranberry sauce! 





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Don't Think Twice



It's Alright.
I adore Bob Dylan, and many a times in my life this song has resonated with me.

Friday, November 23, 2012

I Plan on Writing an Epic Poem about this Gorgeous Pie









Strawberry Raspberry Rhubarb mini pies!

Normally I would just give you a link to the recipe, but I couldn't find any that included all the ingredients that I think make a fabulous pie, so this time, I will write you my special recipe!

            After making two batches of this pie dough, cut the dough into circles and chill it! Pie crust is so much easier to work with when it is slightly chilled. Cut out any shape you like for the tops, but if you do lattices, I recommend you make them separately on a flat surface, then also use your cookie cutter to cut out the perfect tops from that.   

 Ingredients
3 cups fresh or frozen rhubarb
3 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 tablespoons vanilla 
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup quick cook tapioca
1/4 teaspoon salt
            In a bowl, mix together the sugar, tapioca, salt and cinnamon. Add your rhubarb, then blend in a food processor or blender until the rhubarb is finely chopped. Strain only part of the mixture, allowing some juice to stay in the filling. Add the raspberries and the sliced strawberries, stirring and slightly mashing with a spoon, then let stand for 20 minutes. 
             Then just fill the pie shells with your filling, pinch the top crusts to the bottom ones, preheat the oven to 425f, and cook for 20-25 minutes.   
Eh Voila!  
  


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Frontier Ruckus...

well...Zach and Davey at least. 
Such a pretty song, and it was a lovely show at The Cactus Cafe. These boys are the best, and it's always nice to see them. 

This and That












Some of my doodles, the handsome men in my life (my cats), some hypnotizing fungi near my apartment, my overcrowded fridge, and my Flame Princess Halloween costume I made myself!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chicka Chicka Chicken


     A quick dinner packed with protein. Just sauteed some chicken with olive oil and garlic. The frozen edamame from HEB is the best! 



Friday, November 9, 2012

Bye Bye Basil Burgers

These delicious turkey burgers only have 299 calories per serving! The lean meat stuffed with Mozzarella and basil, smothered in homemade marinara sauce, all under a warm bun is heaven to the taste buds!
                                I used This recipe, but made my burgers a bit larger! 








Monday, October 15, 2012

Painting Progress

Still working on these mostly! Just been enjoying painting a lot recently, and I thought I'd share!






























Printmaking

Is something I'm really starting to love since I started taking a class! Here's the beginning stages proof of my copper etching. Soon to come, lithography, and relief prints as well!

Blogs I Adore

 And why!

1.
   Bleubird Vintage
An adorable family, with style, personality, and a love for all things handmade and vintage. What's not to adore?! This mama bird inspires me with her heart full of love and creativity.
 2.
     Hannah and Landon
Beautiful people taking beautiful photos, of their beautiful life! This bloggin gal has style, and quite the eye, and has quite a few photos of her cat (which you know I love!)
3.
     The Pineneedle Collective
Annika Victoria not only shares a name with me, but her passion for thrifting, diy, and hair dying keep me browsing her site for hours! She has great DIY apparel tutorials, including one on a pretty swell printed pair of tights.

 4.
     Annie's Eats
Every recipe I have ever made from this mouth watering blog has been delicious, to say the least! She understands presentation, taste, and variation more than most food bloggers. From The Nightmare Before Christmas cookie, to these adorable heart shaped cheese raviolis, Annie adds a little spark to the fires in my kitchen!
 5.
     Scathingly Brilliant
Kate Gabrielle not only sells her adorable illustrations on Etsy, but she sews, cooks, loves her cats, and has quite the adorable bedroom walls! For floral prints, pastels, big bows, and Flapper Doodle pendants, Kate is the Gal to see.

6.
    Pancake Pancake Pancake!
Natasha Allegri gets to work with Pendleton Ward, one amazing dude, but turns out she is actually one cool chick herself! Her illustrations range from comics about her cat Pancake, to sexy ladies kissing, and even to silly renditions of the characters from Bob's Burgers (among many other cartoons I love). She seems to respond to her fans, with the occasional drawing directed towards a question or two, and I'd hang anything she draws on my wall any day!
      Click on the blog name to be taken straight to it!

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