Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Woman in Corner #3 - "She Couldn't Be Good!"

After months and months of working on this painting, it is finally finished! I think this is my favorite of the Women in Corners series thus far.

New Paintings

I made these paintings for a friend who's having a little boy soon! They are based on the sheets they picked out for the nursery.




All 3!

What I Made for Dinner - 03/16/09

I am trying to get out of my winter rut of making tofu and refried beans once a week for dinner (even though it is tasty).

Last night, I made an olive and sun dried tomato tapenade and served it with some endive spears from the Everyday Italian cookbook. It was my first time making tapenade and it was so simple! It was also the first time I got to break out my new olive pitter and I don't know how I lived without one.

I also made a lasagna from the America's Best New Recipes cookbook. I modified it a little by using ground turkey instead of meatloaf mix because I don't eat veal. I also forgot to buy heavy cream at the store, but I didn't really miss it in the sauce. The best thing about making sauce now is the awesome dutch oven I received for Christmas! It's the best cookware ever.

Tapenade and Endive!

Sauce is ready!

Lasagna is assembled in the dish!

Piece of lasagna!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Favorite Snack - Emerald Trail Mix

I tried the Emerald Breakfast Blend Trail Mix yesterday and it is my new favorite snack. Dried apples, glazed nuts, yogurt covered raisins, and more. It's pretty tasty. I also bought the Berry Blend pictured above, but haven't tried it yet.

I don't think I've had yogurt covered raisins since I was in the Girl Scouts, and I forgot how great they taste!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Funny

I think Ricky Gervais has the best laugh on the planet. Here he is with Elmo (who always kind of freaked me out, but is super cute here).

Monday, March 09, 2009


The Watchmen movie was so bad, I don't even feel like searching for a picture of it for my blog. Don't waste your precious time and money seeing this film. Read the graphic novel instead. You won't regret it.

If you've seen the movie, please still read the novel. It is really good. I promise.

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Today is Barbie's 50th Birthday. Being a child of the 1980's, I had tons of Barbie dolls. Sometimes, my friend Jane and I talk for hours about our favorites. Here's pics of some of my favorite Barbie dolls. (Note that my ultimate favorite is Crystal Barbie with her pretty glittery shoes. They're the only shoes I never lost)

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything of note. I haven't been a good blogger. I promise I'll be back with reviews of Watchmen and the new Neko Case album soon!