Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wing Pattern

Guinea Fowl. Beautiful feather patterns. The contrast between the plumage and the bare head may be explained in the new book Feathers by Thor Hanson  http://www.feathersbook.com/.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


But now the question is "What to do with all the zucchini?". So far we have grilled, sauteed and included in lasagna. Now it is time to share or bake. 

In my last three garden summers the zucchinis got sick and died. This year they thrived. I forgot how prolific they can be and am caught with out a plan.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Restraint is the Key

Restraint is the key. This year we scaled back and we still have plenty and more. Four kale plants even seem like a lot now. So tonight we had our first kale salad. It was wonderful. I'll get the recipe together in another post soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Miniature Forrest

Everything is very early this year. The moss is particularly lush.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Favorite Book

My sister and I came across this charming book at Anthropologie recently. The sketchy style is perfect for this story about growing up and inventive reuse. The book is published by Abrams books. Boni Ashburn is the author and Julia Denos is the illustrator. It is my new favorite.

Monday, February 6, 2012


This past holiday season a friend told me about this cookbook and then gifted me with a copy. I've shared it with family and friends. We pour over it and plan what will be the next tempting sensation for the table.Yotam Ottolenghi, author of "Plenty" a stunning book of recipes focusing on wonderful ways to prepare and present vegetable dishes teamed with photographer, Jonathan Lovekin to delight and nourish the spirit as well as the person.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Time to Plan

It is the end of January. It is snowing. Mother Earth News offers the perfect way to beat the wintertime blues. Try out their Garden Planner to layout your ideal garden.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Culling the Herd

Ten mugs less in the cupboard. It is the beginning of my new year's resolution which is to go through all of the things that have accumulated. The goal is to have a leaner more meaningful home and life. It is hard though. The mug without the handle was a gift from my daughter when she went to camp in fourth grade. The red mug was part of a valentines gift. The dotted one is the last remaining item from one of my favorite wedding gifts, a set of four dotted breakfast plates and mugs.The blue and white one is from the grocery store, but I really like the pattern. The rest are easy, they all came on their own as giveaways, promotional gifts, or advertising.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It is Done

It is done! Finally finished the recipe drawing for Nate and Salli's website They Draw and Cook. To see my recipe full size look here. It is so much fun participating and following what others are submitting. There are so many delicious recipes to try. Use the Dial-a-Dinner feature to breakout of the dinner dulls.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Left Hand Page--They Draw and Cook

This is the left hand side of the recipe for They Draw and Cook. It is almost done. I hope to post it to the site soon.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Right Hand Page--They Darw and Cook

The image above is the beginning of a new recipe illustration for They Draw and Cook. The holidays was a fun time for us in the kitchen. Everyone pitched in with great ideas for meals. As a conclusion to the feasting, my daughter and I plan to make this intriguing citrus salad over the weekend.