Crazy week. I found out the hard way that I’m allergic to yellow jacket venom. But you know I wouldn’t leave you without some of my partner’s baking. This weekend: Chocolate Chip Shortbread. Advertisements
Strolling through the Park Blocks to the PSU farmer’s market. This picture is just a fraction of what is there; this is the view from the center. Hella green beans. These beans were the longest I’ve ever seen, some were easily 10″. Crazy! While I was waiting to take this photo, I overheard this conversation: […]
After tormenting our child by dragging him to several stores and igniting in him a burning hatred for antiques for all eternity, we left Aurora and headed home. I’ll throw in one last beauty: I love the Greek Key design, the lilac color, and the scale- the basin is nearly 2′ across. I could see […]
We actually got out of town this weekend and headed to Aurora, the “Antiques Capital of Oregon”. Aurora is a small town of just over 900-ish residents that was founded as a Christian utopian colony. Today it is known for having an abundance of antique stores and historic buildings, many of which are white and […]
We had homemade black bean burgers and oven fries for dinner last night…I bet you know who made these. Don’t look my way, sister. My son’s old long johns top: became this: and I did make that. My pillows are wearing clothes!
My partner made these pecan scones last week. The case knife comes from his family. No baking this week, no obscure Scandinavian jazz, no English football (no yelling), no crazy dances from my son as he jumps through the room. They are out of town. I miss you guys.
Portland summer pesto: Oregon filberts with fresh green garlic and basil from the farmer’s market.
Shopping the farmer’s market at Portland State University is one of my favorite Portland experiences. This is our haul from a few weeks back…my family eats a lot of vegetables!
These scones were made by my partner. The thoroughly obsessed may recognize this stoneware as W. Dalton Imperial in Tangerine. We found a big set at a stoop sale last weekend and it is my partner’s favorite pattern. I went through a minor aesthetic crisis over having to switch out blue dishes and I’m now […]
The past week has been filled with extra work and activities, including a mid-week training and an extra work stint on Saturday. There was the epic closet cleanse of 2012 which resulted in a dozen bags and boxes going to charity and several trips being taken to the dumpster and recycling bins (what on earth […]