Friday, August 31, 2012

weeknight meals

we are officially back to school,
and that means official dinnertime.
i started this week with a meal plan.
each person got to choose one dinner.
also, i have decided that we'll have
soup every friday night.

here's how our week of dinners looked:
{only four since school started tuesday}

tuesday: big salad
spinach, romaine, arugula, poached eggs, beets, broccoli, onion,
peas, cheese, avocado, celery, cucumber, and this dressing.

wednesday: yum bowl
a base of mixed salad greens,
beans, rice, cheese, super saucesalsa, avocado
{plus leftover beets & broccoli from the previous night}

thursday: panini
french baguette, fresh mozzerella, heirloom tomatoes,
basil, olive oil, salt, pepper.

friday: tomato soup
tomatoes, leeks, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper
simmered in the pot with:
bean broth and a little "better than bouillon"
then blended with my immersion blender

tomatoes, leeks, garlic before roasting

tomatoes, leeks, garlic after roasting

a dinner plan makes me happy.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

:: earthly delights csa - week 15 ::

our share this week

with so much
fresh basil & fresh tomatoes,
we made these

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

first-day-of-school presents

my goodness, what fun!

and if your first day of school is a bummer,
there's a present waiting for you at home.

grandma & pa never disappoint with
their special first-day-of-school presents
so much happiness packed inside
ned pointed out that these were
made with real fruit juice

this truck drives over anything

in marian's bag, was this snappy blazer

in ned's bag, was this stripey shirt
thank you, grandma & pa!
their presents
♥ ♥ ♥

in our planetboxes today:
salad & bread,
grapes & pluots,
pirate's booty {curious?}
and gummy worms

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

first day!

we're off to a great start
{revisit our first day of school 2011 and 2010}
{hello, teenager}

{kind of glad i haven't gotten around to cutting his hair}

what's in YOUR planetbox?
we have grapes, carrots, bell pepper,
sugar snap peas, tortilla chips,
{cut into tiny squares so they fit in the teeny tiny dessert spot} 

ned & me

ned had the good sense to bring his new teacher
a white chocolate mocha  

check back tomorrow to see what's inside
their first-day-of-school presents
from grandma

Monday, August 27, 2012

:: school supplies ::

school starts tomorrow
for marian & ned.
there's nothing quite like
crisp, fresh school supplies.
today was emily's first day
at cabrillo college in santa cruz.
i helped her find her first class

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Saturday, August 25, 2012

art-paper-scissors :: handmade handkerchief

:: sweet ::
:: homey ::
:: old-fashioned ::
:: nothing to sniff at ::
head over to
and make your own
bless you

Friday, August 24, 2012

a new aesthetic

i have started to tweak things at home.

i test it out with my etsy treasuries.
here is one from today

i've been shopping my house,
piling things together on the kitchen table.
these things had to meet certain criteria
to be part of my new aesthetic

next up,
these things will find homes
on the mantel & kitchen window
and other places.
and i might just box up my
colorful fiesta-ware and search for
vintage white thrift store dishes
for a while.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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