Made this quick Greek salad out of random fridge finds. It hit the spot. Here are my non-exact measurements: 1 lebanese cucumber a handful of cherry tomatoes a few green olives a ‘hunk’ of goat cheese Enjoy! … Continue reading →
What a week! If you’re like me you’re probably still recovering from late night election watching.
As the dust settles after the election, I find myself inspired by all things American and found this cute book of all American recipes. I don’t own this book, but it looks like fun (and full of great recipes too).
Find it on Amazon. Try it and let me know what you think!
Happy post-election day to all our American readers, and happy reading!
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a post for Fabric Friday so I have a great print for you to make up for it!
This fabric is from Sis Boom by Jennifer Paganelli. It is from the beautifully designed and intricate West Indies line. The print I chose is called Velentina a vibrant floral with a bright yellow background to bring some life into the dark rainy days before us.
I love the vintage feeling it has. I would love to see this as a skirt in the spring! It would also look great in a quilt with other prints from the West Indies line.
I also came across this picture of matryoshka dolls made from other Jennifer Paganelli prints. They’re so cute! Gives me some ideas…
(click the picture to find the original poster of these wonderful dolls!)
What would you make with this fabric? Let us know in the comments!
When I was in high school something magical happened: our cable provider added the Food Network to our services. Since then I’ve been hooked on cooking and baking shows and can’t seem to stop. In my early Food Network endeavours, I was introduced to the one and only Naked Chef, aka Jamie Oliver. I don’t know if it’s his British charm or his good food but I just can’t seem to get enough of him. Most recently his food adventures took him around his home country in his series Jamie’s Great Britain.
Along with the show Oliver has also released a book with the recipes featured in the television series. I may be a vegetarian but even I can appreciate the variety of meaty recipes in this book. It’s always a delight to watch Jamie Oliver on TV and his books are just as fantastic. He puts a lot of love in his work and it shows. That’s why Jamie’s Great Britain is on my wish list this year!
Now when we craft we don’t just sit there in silence, right? So, why not share what we listen to when we’re in the crafting mood. If anyone knows me they know how passionate I can get about the music I listen to. As a young girl it was the Backstreet Boys, as an angsty teen it was Dashboard Confessional, and beyond that, John Mayer. Another one of my big music loves is Glen Hansard. I first discovered this amazing musician when I saw the film he created with Marketa Irglova, Once. If you haven’t seen the movie or listened to the soundtrack for it, do yourself a favour and do it now. When you’re done with that, and trust me you’ll want to listen to that 1000 times, buy Hansard’s latest album Rhythm and Repose.
A couple of tracks really stand out to me on the album, High Hope and Philander. Hansard has always been able to evoke so much emotion in his work with beautiful lyrics and a powerful voice. It very much comes out in these two songs. Let’s not even get into his live performances as they are not of this world and need to be experienced in person.
Go ahead, have a listen. Let me know what you think!