Never before have I seen a miniature orchid until last week. All of a sudden, I had to have it.
Sure I've had several orchids. They always look healthy and then it happens. The first leaf drops, then the second and so on. I water/lightly feed them once per month and spritz them with water and supply them carefully with filtered light. Simply put, they hate me and I'm not sure why. I nurture them...
There is a site aptly named The Canal Sessions and it is a project by producer Maarten Besseling and music journalist Matthijs van der Ven who both live in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Their most recent offering includes of one of my favorite musicians, Damien Jurado.
Damienwas an artist before he was ever a musician and didn't learn to play guitar until he was 20 when he began by making homemade...
Yesterday afternoon found me with five ripe bananas. I phoned my mother for a basic banana bread recipe and loved it so much, that I'd like to share with you:
- 1/2 cup butter or canola oil
- 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/4 cup organic sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2-1/3 cups bananas (mashed)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- pinch of...
I've been doing my best all weekend to fight off a cold and I'm finally feeling as though I may be in the lead. Because I'm so bored, I decided to bake a white cake. The white cake required egg whites and because I didn't want to waste the yolks, I decided to also bake blueberry fruit slice pastry. My mom has been baking these for as long as I can remember and the recipe is simple:
- 1/4 cup hot...
Today was my slowest Monday ever! I stayed in bed for a little while before getting up to open the curtains and walk the two pugs who are usually tossed about above and below the comforter somewhere. It is super sunny and 70 degrees today and there is plenty to do: cleaning the house, heading to the post office to ship this weekend's orders and of course stopping to find some new fiber for custom...