Entries from July 2010

Veggie Garden

July 20, 2010





It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the veggie garden – and the truth is that I haven’t been the best backyard farmer. I’m ashamed to say that things like mosquitos, heat and an ever-growing to-do list have been enough to keep me inside. Yesterday when Jeremy told me to check out the garden “if I get a chance” I felt a pang of guilt – so this morning I spent some time with our little patch of veggies.

We’ve got one zucchini plant that is trying to survive the great Vine Borer attack of 2010. Our tomatoes are starting to take off and that mystery plant everyone thought was a cucumber – it happens to be a cantaloupe! We didn’t plant it – it made it’s way through our homemade compost. Nature y’all!

I’d like to get some more herbs and peppers going now that it’s warm enough for them to thrive.

Around the world.

July 19, 2010





When Jeremy and I got together I felt the need to see the world with him. All of it. Since then it’s been my life goal to travel and experience what this planet has to offer. Accompanying this desire has been an obsession with maps, and I’ve been on the hunt for a great globe for years now.

The hunt stopped at my favorite antique store down the road. $35 later I had the perfect globe to admire spin and stare at for hours on end (minutes, really – but I’m like a kid when it comes to measuring time). I’ve decided to keep it in the office for now – so I can constantly remind myself what I’m working for.

I’m keeping a list of destinations – so I’d like to know what is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

Brussels Sprout Quiche

July 19, 2010




I’ve taken food for granted for a very long time – I realized this when I got some brussels sprouts in my CSA and had no idea they came on a stalk like that. For all I knew they grew like blueberries on a bush. Embarrassing, I know. I’ve only eaten Brussels sprouts once before and they were alright but not my favorite… so I’ve decided the best way to eat a questionable veggie is to throw it in a quiche – lots of onions, eggs and cheese make anything taste delicious.

I used this recipe but caramelized these little Brussels sprouts and diced onions in a skillet before adding them to the mix.

I’m jealous of…

July 17, 2010


One of my very favorite bloggers, The Jealous Curator, is having me over for the weekend. Click here to find out who I’m jealous of. Hint: this empathy penny is just one of her amazing pieces of work.


July 16, 2010

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I’m loving these state illustrations by Frank Chimero.

I’ve only lived in two states my whole life: I was born in Tyler, Texas and moved to Oklahoma when I was 6. What about you?

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