Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Got Scurvy?

[Insert Pachelbel's Canon here] My name is Sara, and I'm a grapefruitaholic.

The time comes once a year, when I buy grapefruit by the boxfuls. The other months of the year, I'm a hater. Don't worry, like all the others, this food phase will probably come to an end. But for now, I'm exceeding my vitamin C requirement.... and yours.

"Gentle garden, I have little more grown up..."

See my little patio flower & herb garden? It is so gentle.

(And I haven't had to water it once with all the rain! Bonus!)

p.s. The title is atop some Engrish stationery I have... so silly.

Turkey Reincarnation

Turkeys become enchiladas after thanksgiving 'round theses parts.  This is my very favorite enchilada recipe, from my Chevy's cookbook.  Sometimes I call them "The 10-Hour Enchiladas," but that's not really true... Use a Costco roasted chicken and save yourself some time.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

No Need to Knead

They say, "Man cannot live on bread alone" (I think even Shakira says it in La Tortura) ...but, BOY, I sure could! Just slap a little butter on there and I am a happy girl.

I found this no-knead recipe that produces this AWESOME, easy specimen of a loaf. Crispy on the outside, scrumptiously spongy on the inside. This is just the beginning for me - I see olive loaves, baguettes, and rolls in my future! I'm telling you, anyone can make this bread - and everyone should.

If you need the recipe, just give a holler.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Have you seen this fabric website? ReproDepot.com

It's one of the internet places I *heart* most. My favorites are the Amy Butler & Heather Ross fabrics...and, well, you know what I think of Denyse Schmidt. The problem is coming up with things to make with the fabrics I love.


One day, when I am finally good at my job, and am out of school, and have a huge organized craft room, I will have the time to dedicate to purpose some of this fabric....

Friday, November 10, 2006

Have a Kosher Day

I made spicy dill pickles!! (that is, of course, because I had nothing better to do) Or maye I should call them "A Yitto Bit 'Picy Pickles," in honor of Malia, my niece...

I was inspired by a cucumber liquidation at the Marin farmer's market (which rules, by the way). I used an easy, no-cook recipe from Epicurious.com that got rave reviews from users. They turned out delicious! The ones I cut in 1/2 were tastier than those I left whole. I think I'll need to let the whole pickles marinate a yitto bit longer.

I think you could probably just shove cucumbers into any old pickle juice... Try it!

And thank you my great friend, Jenelle, for supplying me with this fabulous vintage jar! Can you even stand how cute it is??

Next up is my pickled green beans... to garnish bloody marys with - yummmmmm.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Today is my first blog, are you proud?

Are you ready to find out all the things I've been up to? The products of my manic homemaking moments? Well, sit back, tune in frequently, and you'll see just what I've been up to...

Here's my most recent craft, from the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book.

A few months ago, my car was broken into, and all the contents of my glove box and trunk were stolen, including my ipod, gym bag, swim gear, and most importantly, a nearly complete queen-size Denyse Schmidt quilt I had worked very hard on. So, this little oven mitt is me "getting back on" that quilting horse. Baby steps, Sara.