Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I've been keep my earrings in a small clear case designed to store eyelets for the scrapbook enthusiast. This has worked well except for my larger earrings - and I was running out of space in the box as well. Taking a cue from my necklace rack I decided to make use of some blank wall space next to my bathroom mirror and put in some nails in a lattice pattern on the wall and hung my earrings from there. I just had six nails at first - but I liked it so much I wanted to turn some of my other pretty earrings into artwork and just kept going.
In general, I like how it turned out. I'm considering finding some simple fabric that coordinates with my bathroom and putting that on the wall behind the earrings and framing it all out with some simple molding from the hardware store - just to set off the display - but that may be a bit much for the space. I'll mull it over and if I give it a re-design I'll be sure to post pictures.
Those are headbands on a towel bar as well. i went through a headband phase for about a month before I stopped wearing them - - but I liked the headband there so they've stayed.
Anybody else have interesting jewelry and/or accessory storage ideas? Hats? Purses? Scarves? Pins? Do share!
Friday, June 6, 2008
I had potatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, cabbage, and lettuce.
With the onions I made an onion pie - which I must admit I was not all that excited about but since I had an abundance of onions I figured I should experiment. It turned out fabulously! I think I'll make another one day.
Here's what you need:
1/2 tube ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 stick butter, melted
Mix together and press into a 9" pie plate
Saute 1 cup vidalia onions thinly sliced in 2 tbs butter until onions are translucent. Place in pie crust.
Whisk together 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup milk, salt, pepper, and 2 eggs. Pour over onions.
Top with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I had some broccolli left over from earlier CSAs - so I decided to make a potato broccoli quiche. This turned out ok. I like things a little more spicy. Since it wasn't all that great I'll skip the recipe. You can find it on www.allrecipes.com if it sounds interesting though.
With the zucchini and squash I made fried patties that were DELICIOUS and very very simple.
I made a batch for each - but I'm sure you could mix them together if you'd like.
For one batch:
Grate one squash or zucchini. Mix in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1 egg, sage, ginger, cloves, basil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
Drop batter by spoon fulls into an olive-oil greased skillet and fry until brown and crispy on both sides.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
What do you think? (yes, my TV is that small) The funny looking ones with the box in the center is an open cube. The back panel will be painted brown and the insides blue.
I"m painting it to match my curtains/other accents in the room -
I found some pre-assembled unfinished cubes that are open/with a door/with drawers that I could buy. It'll be a bit pricey to get all of them - but I'm thinking that may be the easiest route. If I try to nail cubes together they won't be pretty. I'd like for it to be my summer project but I don't think I'm going to have the money/time to get it finished that quickly.
What do you think?