Archive | April, 2012

Spaghetti with toms, olives and feta recipe

30 Apr

My family loved this quick pasta dish!  Anni especially loved it, you will see her in pic wearing birthday crown.  Oddly, it’s not her birthday but this is how she rolls-in a getup.

Recipe: Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Black Olives, Garlic, and Feta Cheese

  1. 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 3), seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  2. 1/2 cup Kalamata or other black olives, pitted
  3. 1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
  4. 3 tablespoons drained capers
  5. 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  8. 3/4 pound spaghetti
  9. 6 tablespoons olive oil
  10. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  1. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, feta, capers, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti until just done, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over moderately low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cooked pasta and the garlic oil to the tomato mixture and toss.



Green’s on the scene

30 Apr

The color green is abundant with spring.  My soul is stirred by the grass stains on the kids clothes, hosta’s growing beneath the Elm tree and rocking in the Eames chair next to an open window!

Cb2 chair

Green Pear rug-FabIkat-Etsy

Vintage desk lamp-EbayVintage-Ebay

Wallpaper-Joss and Main

Joanthan Adler

Owl pillow-Etsy

Mirror-Joss and Main


Pops of green-Etsy

Food with friends

30 Apr

Sometimes we become friends with people and we feel as thought we have known them for ages.  I met a couple of woman when my daughter went to preschool with their children.  My husband and I have become closely acquainted with their husbands as well, and all fell into a rhythm of enjoying one another.  This sounds like we are a group of swingers, not so and get your mind out of the gutter.  It’s all very g rated.  This past winter the three families went on a ski vacation together and had such a great time we are hoping to make it a yearly event.  I’m pleasantly surprised by the friendships because I have found it difficult to emotionally connect with people the older I become.  I am somewhat of a curmudgeon and think time is too precious to spend it trying to crack the egg and figure what’s inside.  Sometimes people start to reveal their idiosyncracies and I think to myself, ‘I would rather be crocheting and watching storage wars.’  This group is quirky, intelligent and I cherish the friendships.  Last weekend we spent the evening at a fantastic Indian restaurant and then listened to a Beatles’ cover band.  Pass the nan friends…

Hair love

30 Apr

My sister Kayce recently chopped off eight inches of her hair.  This cut looks amazing; reminds me of Heidi Klum when she opted for mid lenth. 

Industrial clamp lamp

30 Apr

This lighting series is reminiscent of middle school crushes on all things to do with skate boarders.  A girlfriend and myself would hang out at a local skate shop and watch boys do tricks on their boards.  This lighting designer employs common materials in a ulitarian sense.  The outcome is whimsical products with a modern, minimalist sensabiltiy.  I found this great little shop on etsy!

Life at it’s most hilarious

29 Apr

Absolutely, hands down the funniest pic I have seen in quite some time.  It reminds me of a seventeen hour bus trip I took  home after working on Mackinaw Island one summer.  Really dude, just ass out in your tighties…


Outdoor knits

29 Apr

I consider my style to be hippy chic; a little eclectic, minimalist with godes of pop.  I would love to crochet knits for my oak tree’s.  How eccentric and stylized I imagine this to look.  Creative a wonderland of chunky colors for my aged tree’s.  My girls would flip over this…