Friday, July 30, 2010

nice little friday

garden hipstamatic
(don't you just love this iphone app?!)

It's a gorgeous day here. A break from the heat and a cool breeze is a welcomed treat after the heat wave. So many of my flowers burned out last week, so I think I'll run to the nursery (yes, again) and hopefully find some other pretty petals that will last through September. I just don't think I can't stand looking at a bare patch in the garden.

I heard this beautiful song on the way to the market this morning. I can't stop listening to it.

I discovered this cute California cutting board via Cup of Jo this morning. I'll forever be a California girl despite living 2500 miles east of the golden state.

Fell in love with these lovely earrings via {wit + delight} and just had to buy them. Bonus: 20% when you use YDT20 upon checkout.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Project Nursery

32 weeks down, 8 to go... whoa! I am obsessed our baby's bedding from Rickshaw Design. I can't wait for it to arrive. Umm, how darling is this babysack?!

Lots of baby love on the net this week:

If a little girl were on the way, this would be perfect.

Hello, Baby DJ.

The Walk to 40 Weeks from Pacing the Panic Room. This is the sweetest photo journey and journal. Wishing I would have jotted more down throughout my pregnancy.

cute, cuter & cutest find from Etsy.

Latest baby read... one that I actually like.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Garden Veggie Galore

I simply love all the good veggies in my community garden this week! Chard, huge zucchini, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers are in abundance. Although, I'm not sure Jon and I can keep up with the amount of cucumbers, it's just a matter of time before I start eating them for breakfast. This might be the week where I test my canning skills.

Monday, July 19, 2010

happy monday!

I am back from the beach. I'm relaxed, suntanned and my belly is large. Very large. My mom taught us how to play bridge, whoa... I feel so mature. I finished my fourth book of the summer.

Got back just in time to head to the park for an evening picnic to watch Rosanne Cash on stage.

Check out her new album.

Make a Moscow Mule (a summer evening picnic essential).

In the meantime, I need to unpack and adjust to reality. Cheers!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Grilled Tuna Salad

One of the best aspects of summer is how simple it is to throw together fresh ingredients for a delicious meal. This weekend, we made one of my favorite dishes... grilled yellow fin tuna on a bed of mixed greens with avocado & mango. I don't follow a recipe, so you may have to add a little of this & that to yours.

*marinate tuna in some soy, ginger, shallot and jalapeno.
*salad dressing: sesame oil, soy, ginger, sriracha, brown sugar, salt & pepper (lime ia also good)
*on a plate, grind pepper and mix with sesame seeds.
*encrust tuna with pepper & seeds right before grill time.
*make a fresh mixed salad with mango, avocado and cherry tomatoes
*toss salad with dressing and add sliced tuna


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Corn

We've been eating silver queen corn everyday down in South Carolina. We've been roasting it and using it in corn salads with tasty tomatoes, grilling it, eating it off the cob and one day we made some sweet white corn chowder. It was so delicious and the poblano pepper puree added the perfect dash of spice.

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