Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

DIY: Reusable Produce Bags

A friend gave me this plastic pink net material a while ago and I finally figured out a great way to use it! Two reusable produce bags :) and they were so easy to sew. I've stored them in my canvas grocery bags so I'll remember at the store.

(photographed on the super fun, vintage inspired apron my mom made me -- thanks mom!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cicotello Retrospective

An amazing exhibition, packed full of fabulous pop-art by the late Louis Cicotello. My favorites are the plexiglass sculptures! At GOCA until March 29th (click for more info).

Monday, February 20, 2012

Felt Badges

an idea I am having fun with -- felt badges for your friends or loved ones

what symbols / colors would you have on your badge?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thank You Cards

Whether its a belated holiday thank you or a sweet merci for your valentine, here is a free pdf of the design below.
Have fun with it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Best Gluten Free Pizza!

A friend posted this recipe on facebook a while ago and I finally got around to making it. I enjoy regular pizza dough, but this was raved about so I had to give it a try. Its now a new favorite -- so easy, so delicious, so amazing!
The recipe can be found here.

in my food processor it only takes about 30 seconds, maybe a minute to rice the cauliflower, then pop it in the microwave for 7-8 minutes, add egg, cheese, oregano and S&P

press onto an OILED baking sheet and bake

make sure your toppings don't need to be cooked, because at this point you just throw it under the broiler to melt the cheese

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love & Light in Loveland

A fun art happening that you may have missed since it flew by so fast -- up Friday, fabulously well-attended opening, down this Sunday: LOVE + LIGHT. If you have a chance to check out the old Loveland Grain and Feed building -- its going to turn into an amazing art space! Here are some photos from Friday.

Carrie Johansing-Heintzleman

Corey Drieth

Pard Morrison (being viewed by another artist)

...oops, I guess I didn't write down this artist's name -- do you know who it is?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


our superbowl feast:

To start, C made perfect little 'pigs in a blanket' (with organic beef mini dogs). S made a spicy, creamy delectable crab dip that went well with my biscuits. Sadly I didn't get a picture of our very own special drink -- beer brewed by D! It was very tasty and hard to believe it was his first time making it.

For dinner, S made a delicious jalapeno, black bean, avocado, arugula salad and spanish rice with chorizo. 

And even though these were only sweetened with honey, so not a classic dessert -- I made little cheesecakes with butter walnut crusts topped with a slice of candied kumquat.

Last, but not least, thanks to M for hosting!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


African Peanut Chicken Stew
(I love throwing things into the dutch oven or slow cooker, and coming back a few hours later to eat a warm dinner without a lot of hassle.)

one my favorite things to try and succeed: dinner made from "there's nothing in the fridge"
here I took the leftover organic chicken, sauteed it with the last of the veggies and tossed with pasta
p.s. olive oil and garlic makes any dish like this taste good!

Brown rice and Amy's jalapeno refried beans are always a good staple and I enjoy the ease of adding a handful of fresh organic mixed greens to as many meals as possible.