Monday, October 31, 2011
sitting in my newly situated office, enjoying emerson's company and Let Me Go spinning around. I thought I would share some things I found in recent days that I like.
look at kiki's work here. It's beautiful!!!
pretty ceramic light from lightexture.
robin pecknold photo by spencer bray.
map blanket by haptic.com
Friday, October 21, 2011
I'm in the process of making my own ottoman, following someone else's step-by-step guide. This was a good one here. Mine is a round table. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to get those buttons to stay down, aka tufted. I have the giant needle and fishing wire, but it's not staying taut. hmm
(sorry for my bad photos, i misplaced my camera!)
I'm making maple tempeh with sprouted sunflower and olive bread from avalon, for sammy's. but in the meantime, I thought i would start soaking some garbanzo beans for something later and i found this recipe that cracked me up:
I’ll admit right up front, I’m not sure I’m going to do this one again. Sure, these garbanzos are better than canned. But 12-hours-of-lead-time better? I’m not sure about that.
Maybe I’ll try some in soup. Hmm … time to go look up some recipes …
Oops, sorry, drifted off for a second there. So anyway,
(this is the best part)
if you don’t mind starting on dinner before you’ve had breakfast, (ha! so true!) here’s how to do it.
If you grew up seeing chick peas on the salad bar, yes, we’re talking about the same thing. Well, probably. There are actually several related varieties of beans: Garbanzos (Spanish), Ceci (Italy), Chiche (France), Chana / Bengal Gram (India). See Clove Garden for pictures and descriptions of the difference. The ones I’m using here are the Kabul type.
If you’ve soaked beans before, you don’t have to actually measure things. But since this was my first time, I decided to follow the guidelines. So, one cup of beans.
to read the rest, go here: coollikeyourgrandmother.com
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
more things in vinegar:
8-10 small pickling cucumbers (about 3pounds/1.5kg)
2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar
2 cups (500 mL) water
2 tablespoons (25 mL) pickling salt
4 heads fresh dill or 4 teaspoons dill seeds (20 mL)
4 small cloves garlic
Read More http://www.epicurious.com
i went to an estate sale for this bookshelf, as i dreamt all week about installing it into my dining room, but it was $2000. yikes. George Nelson piping bookshelves are usually pricy, but I was hoping it wasn't actually Nelson. The arco and mushroom lamp were gone. Someone was there at 4:30am waiting for that $150 mushroom lamp.
instead, I got two $5 planters: