Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Break Has Begun

Posts have been few and far between around here! I just can't seem to keep up with all that is going on in my life. I'm going to officially announce a blogging break. Don't worry, it isn't permanent, Denny has been working on a new design for this space and my silence hasn't been about lack of stuff to talk about, just lack of time to sit in front of a computer.

Summer break has begun and I am looking forward to spending time with both the kids. We've got some things planned, but I'm also looking forward to having some lazy days. And I'm totally going to take a bit of time to clean and organize the clutter that has accumulated around here!

Don't be sad, I'll be back soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Loving The Fresh Vegetables

Look what made an appearance on Saturday! There were only 3 flats and they were gone in seconds. I ate one and it was heaven.

My new favorite breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese, cucumber and some freshly ground black pepper.

We grilled fennel with new potatoes and fresh garlic.

Here is Tom Denison, the farmer I work for, putting some ice on the vegetables. We have had beautiful weather and the ice helps keep them from wilting.

These are salad turnips. They are delicious raw or sautéed with butter. They make a short appearance, so you should snatch them up if you see them!

And this was our market dinner Saturday evening. Grilled salmon, new potatoes, red onion, fennel, carrots and fresh garlic. We like to use our old cookie trays for grilling fish and vegetables, then you don't loose anything down the grates. The potatoes, carrots and garlic were tossed lightly with olive oil, fresh thyme, salt and pepper and placed on the grill first. The onions and fennel were added after the potatoes started to soften.

We covered the salmon with sliced red onions, salt and pepper and placed it on the grill for 10-15 minutes. The broccoli salad was the only thing not from the market, but I was craving it and found this great recipe that I had to try.

I'm away from the market this weekend because we are heading out for a school camping trip. Should be lots of fun. I'm in charge of Sunday brunch (for 200)! I'm using Diane's delicious strata recipe that was in her Christmas zine. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Market Day 1

Oh so delicious.

Carrots and sweet onions.

Leeks, new potatoes, green garlic, and fennel.

Lovely radishes.

Cabbage raab, oh yeah.

New potatoes.

I'm so glad that Farmer's Market Season is here!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Fairy Festival

My pretty fairy. She is wearing the fairy dress I made from Wee Wonderfuls. The crown was part of the festival activities.

Wand making was very fun.

I wore wings too. We must have dropped beads under the table.

Wren was not going to have fun, he has entered the "this is girl stuff" phase. :(

But I made him a wand and he had a hard time staying grumpy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I've been on a computer hiatus lately, no posts, no facebook and I'm totally over due answering emails. I don't know what my deal is! But I must tell you, the bunny pattern is almost done. I just need to get together with my computer guy (Denny) and get the instructions onto the PDF.

Also, The Market is starting May 9th!!!! That means market pictures. Oh, I'm so excited. I'm told there will be carrots and strawberries along with the usual early spring produce on the first day. Hurray! I can almost taste them just thinking about it.

Market picture from last spring.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter (make something cool when I can)

It was Saturday, I hadn't done A THING for Easter. It is hard to be motivated when you have been invited to three Easter celebrations and there is going to be candy and egg hunting at each one. But I decided I needed to do something, I wanted to do something. I preceded to brainstorm, rabbit silhouette, felted sweaters, images from a Google search. Result: Easter bunnies for the kids.

Denny said he will take my pattern and turn it into a pdf so I can post it here. Maybe in time for next Easter.

Happy Easter kids getting revved up for the hunt, decked out in scarves I made them with that dreamy-soft-bumpy-baby blanket material (don't know what it's called) and scraps of fabric. Something I did on a whim and just love how they turned out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just Too Busy

Seriously Folks, I'm just too busy for my own good. I really don't know how people with kids are supposed to get anything done. I'm never home anymore and never seem to have the time or energy to have some me time! I actually have tons of things I want to write about, just can't get it done. I'm trying to be a part of Dabbled's Make Something Cool Every Day challenge. At this point, just posting here will be challenging enough!

So here are some teaser pics just to let you know that I'm still alive and kicking and "doing".

Velvet Chocolate Sauce.

Trying to take a picture of the dress I made.

Cake for the school auction.

A bowl of dirt?

Sunday walk.