We will be at the DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing this coming Saturday, May 11th! Make sure you come by and check everything out- there will be a TON of awesome vendors from around the region, plus music and food!!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come check out one of Baltimore's most prolific street festivals, the 14th Annual Flower Mart! Shop gardening supplies and plants, admire the wild costumes (there will be many), and support local artisans like myself by buying amazing handmade goods in the arts & crafts tents! Over 100 vendors will be present, so there will definitely be something for everybody. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mt Vernon Plaza, Baltimore, MD
Fri & Sat, May 3rd & 4th
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
DC MEET Market OPENS this Saturday, April 6th from 11am-5pm at 15th & P St NW DC! There will be over 40 local vendors (inlcuding us!!), including amazing designers, artisans, local shops & businesses, and food vendors! Check out this year’s roster of vendors here: http://bit.ly/126pQ99 Special thanks to Sponsors Relay Foods, Honest Tea, and Zipcar®! See you this Saturday!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I came across this recipe the other day (thanks to Ode2Food!), and decided to give it a try. Pistachios are not something I keep around the kitchen, but it was definitely worth the effort to pull these ingredients together. Enjoy!
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh tarragon leaves
2 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup goat cheese (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 500 F.
Put the peas in a cooking pot or a small Dutch oven and gently heat them on the stove until they thaw, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, put the tarragon, scallions, olive oil, yogurt, goat cheese and 1/4 cup of the pistachios into a blender and puree. Gently mix into the peas, add salt and sprinkle the top with extra chopped pistachio. Bake for about 15 minutes – about the time the top will begin to brown. Remove and serve.
The original recipe calls for frozen peas but you could easily use shelled english shelling peas, lima beans or petite sweet peas as alternative. If you can’t find Greek yogurt, strain some plain yogurt through cheese cloth over a bowl for 2 hours to thicken it up and for the extra liquid to drain.
Original recipe courtesy Eric Gower's The Breakaway Cook, 2007.
Recipe text and image courtesy Ode2Food.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Despite the blustery conditions, I decided to bundle up and go to the park today. I was hoping to spot a glimpse of the cat we rescued a couple weeks ago, but word has it someone picked her up and gave her a home (yay!). The fresh air was great, but I didn't last too long in the cold. These geese looked pretty content though, walking around feeding on the park grasses.
Photos by Open Eyes Press.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Got myself outside today, despite the gusting winds, and started preparing the garden for spring planting. Pulled this beautiful turnip out of the root patch, and turned up the soil around the kale in hopes I might get a banger batch of greens this spring/summer (fingers crossed!).
Curly and Flat Leaf Kale
The garden will be expanding a bit this year, so expect photos of that soon. Trying lots of new varieties as well- we'll see what happens! : )
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Wallet + photo by Love Leather.
The older I get, the more time I spend thinking about what I'm buying, who's making it, and how long it's going to last me. Maybe this is because I shop handmade way more than ever (thank you, Etsy), or maybe I'm just becoming more conscious of consumerism in general and it's impact on the world.
In any case, I've been wallet shopping for some time now, and in an effort to narrow down color choices, I consulted with the following feng shui guidelines, courtesy WealthWallet.com. Enjoy!
Wallet + photo by Emmi Willis.
Choose a Feng Shui Color for Your Wallet to Attract New Wealth
- Black or dark blue correspond to the Water element of Feng Shui. Water is responsible for your wealth and prosperity. Black is traditionally considered to be the best color for a wallet.
- White, grey, silver or gold are said to be responsible for stability and permanence and could infuse your financial affairs with these qualities. Gold is nearly always associated with luxury and wealth and will help to attract these into your life.
- Red is the color of the Feng Shui Fire element. Red activates and energizes the positive flow of money into a wallet.
- Green is the color of Feng Shui Wood element and represents growth and development. A green wallet will help to contribute positively to your financial situation.
- Yellow or brown are associated with the Earth element of Feng Shui, and will add stability, reliability and confidence to your wealth building skills.
Buy the Right Wallet to Attract ProsperityA wallet is a more than just a convenience to hold your coins, notes and credit cards - it is the home for your money and everything related to it.
If possible, buy a wallet where the banknotes can freely fit into the wallet without being folded as money doesn't like being wrinkled or creased.
Make sure that your new wallet is large enough to contain more money than is usually kept in it – this should help attract more money to fill the free space.