Monday, August 30, 2010

I turn my back for 5 minutes...

I turn my back for 5 minutes...
The latest sneaky produce from my garden.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Celestial Seasonings Factory
Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory (more fun than I expected)

Tour de b-cycle Denver
Tour de B-cycle, Denver. 25 miles, 43 bike stations in one day.

Dushanbe Teahouse, Boulder, CO
Dushanbe Teahouse, or: why can we import more buildings from Tajikistan?

Historic Georgetown, CO
Historic Georgetown, CO. I just love that pup waiting for his owner.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ceramics update

I've spent quite a lot of my free time this summer working on some things in the ceramics studio. This is my first time throwing pottery on the wheel in 11 years, and my first time back in the studio since 2004. I'm still perfecting my skills, so not everything comes out exactly as I want, but I have been rapidly improving. Here's a peek at some of the more successful items so far:

Mug pair

Turquoise bowl

Deep blue rice bowl

Turquoise & white bowl

Tor's blue bowl

Handcarved pot

Chevron jar

Islamic star cereal bowls

Floral crest cereal bowls

Mug set

Surf blue large bowl

Deep blue large bowl

Baby things

I met my lil' nephew last month and brought a few handmade gifts: Sheldon the turtle (renamed Mervin by my sister), a bright blue baby placket neck pullover, and a small blanket.

Baby gifts

Summer kitchen

Well, hello there!

I've been enjoying my summer so much that I've neglected the blog for two months! To be honest, I'm not knitting or sewing much lately. It might be time to reinvent this space a little, though I haven't quite figured that out yet.

I've been completely buried in vegetables lately--from my own garden, and from the farm CSA. It's great, and overwhelming. Here are a few things I happened to photograph:

Homemade pizza
Homemade pizza on my new pizza peel. This peel is great--I had been using my largest cutting board, which was not nearly large enough. This is a fresh, organic spinach pizza.

Tahini-smashed fresh peas
Tahini smashed english peas. Soooo good, I wish I was eating this right now.

Almond cake with rhubarb strawberry compote
Almond cake with strawberry rhubarb compote, via Smitten Kitchen. This was really tasty, though I preferred the cake without the compote. The compote was wonderful with plain yogurt.

Spinach & Zucchini Lasagne
Spinach and zucchini lasagne, back when the farm sent me two gargantuan bunches of spinach, and I was not yet at war with my over-productive zucchini plants.

Zucchini bread (round 2 of many?)
This was either round two or three of zucchini bread fest 2010. There's much much more to come! I think I used this recipe, and it was good.

Homemade quesadilla with zucchini blossoms
My first zucchini plant attack involved plucking some of the male flowers to make these great homemade zucchini blossom quesadillas. I used yogurt instead of crema, and threw in some green onion. Quite nice!