Entries from April 2010

Charmaine Olivia

April 27, 2010


One of my very favorite blogs is The Jealous Curator. I visit it daily for inspiration and can rely on having my mind blown every time.

Recently The Jealous Curator featured the work of Charmaine Olivia and when I visited her site was blown away by the prolific amount of illustration and talent there.

So I thought I’d share. So you can be jealous too.

The best egg salad sandwich ever

April 27, 2010



I’m on a serious sandwich kick right now. Last night I was craving some egg salad and decided I was going to try and make some mayo. The first time I made mayo I had no idea that drizzling the oil in was key – needless to say, I wound up with a bowl of oil with an egg yolk beat up in it.

Since then I’ve read Julie & Julia and realized the drizzle of oil is the most important step.

I used this recipe to make the mayo but used curry instead of mustard and apple cider vinegar instead of white wine (because it’s what I had on hand).

I added a tablespoon or two of the mayo to 3 diced hard boiled eggs. I added some green onions and dill to the mix and layered with fresh spinach on some bread. I then grilled the whole thing with a little bit of butter in a cast iron pan.


The best grilled cheese ever

April 26, 2010


It’s been a long time since we’ve had sandwich bread in the house – so making a grilled cheese felt like an extra special treat. This one is made with spinach, avocado, and raw milk cheddar cheese. I also discovered that making grilled cheese in a cast iron pan is the ONLY way to do it.

Ingredients in green are local.

OKC Memorial Marathon

April 26, 2010




Sunday morning we were awake before the sun and dressed in formal wear. Armed with mimosas in red cups (classy, right?) we lounged on picnic blankets in the park along with a couple of brave friends. We were ready to cheer on the OKC marathon runners.

The runners came and we cheered. And cheered. And cheered.

We Know We Belong to the Land

April 23, 2010


We Know We Belong to the Land installation art by Molly O’Connor

I saw this on my urban trek to work yesterday. I discovered through a Facebook post, yesterday, what it’s all about.

On April 22, Oklahomans commemorate the anniversary of the first of seven Land Runs that took place to settle the “Unassigned Lands.”
This is also the day that the rest of the world celebrates Earth Day.

This installation sheds light on the longstanding relationships between humans and land. Long before white settlers staked and claimed Oklahoma, this land provided nourishment and life and home to native peoples for centuries.

Today, we live in a world that threatens the earth that provides for us. How can we all make a commitment to protect the earth, both locally and globally? How can we set differences aside to preserve and protect the land that sustains us?

If you happen upon this art installation, please “unstake” the land and take one of the white flags of surrender with you. Make a commitment to be a better steward of the land, recognizing that we are all guests invited to inhabit this wonderful world.

From this post I knew to unstake a flag as I trekked past this installation today.

I chose path.

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