This sweet little cat and mouse letter holder is perfect for your favorite mail!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Chicken satay is a really popular dish in Singapore and I can't believe it's taken me so long to make my own! We used this handy mix to marinate the meat, then threaded it onto skewers to be put over the hot grill for just a few minutes. It is so delicious and really close to what you'd get in Singapore.
The Thai noodles were cobbled together using soba noodles, red peppers, and edamame and garnished with spring onions and cashews. I didn't love the base (sesame oil, rice wine vinegar) so will be seeking out another recipe and will share a success soon I hope!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Flowers at the farmers market
Most delicious macarons at Miette
Heath ceramics (I acquired another bud vase!)
Beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom
Vintage Vera!!! (more to come next vintage Monday!)
How was your weekend?
How was your weekend?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
This delicious recipe originates from Smitten Kitchen and I just made a few tweaks. We had it as a healthier option for dessert--full of fruit with a nice crunch from the granola. B had it plain while I smothered mine in White Mountain yogurt--the tartness of the yogurt balanced out the apples and granola perfectly.
Breakfast (or dessert!) Apple Granola Crisp
- 3 apples, cut into approx. 1/2 inch chunks (I used fuji)
- 1 tbs lemon juice (optional)
- 1 tbs demerara sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 3 tbs butter (will try coconut oil next time!)
- 2 tbs light honey
- 1/4 cup flour (white or whole wheat works)
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds or other chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Place apples in the bottom of 8x8 pan and sprinkle lemon juice, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and mix together
- In a pan, melt the butter. Stir in honey and then the remainder of the ingredients (flour, oats, almonds, shredded coconut, and cinnamon)
- Pour the oat mixture over apples and spread evenly
- For an extra crunch, I sprinkled more demerara sugar (from our Barbados trip!) on top
- Cook uncovered on the middle rack until it gets golden brown on top (about 20-25 minutes)
- Cover with foil and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes
- Serve as is or with your favorite yogurt, ice cream or whipped cream
- Cover and store in refrigerator (if there's any left!)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Our first rose has bloomed! La Reine Victoria
The vegetable garden is going well--first signs of cherry tomatoes
And our newest member for the salsa garden: a lime tree!
How's your garden doing this week?
Monday, April 2, 2012
We found this drawing at an estate sale and was immediately taken by the colors. After a little internet searching, it seems that Barday frequently traveled and sold his paintings and drawings to tourists. It looks like Trinity Church on Broadway was featured in this drawing--it's so neat to see how the existing buildings have changed around this iconic building. (also bonus question: what movie featured the church at Broadway and Wall?)