Monday, June 27, 2011

In the kitchen...

I haven't posted much about food lately, 
but rest assured that I've still been
busy with culinary creativity!

Here are two of my recent favorites.

Challah (braided egg bread) is so pretty
that you almost don't want to eat it, 

It has the best sweet aroma when baking, 
making the whole house smell divine.
I also recently had a wild & crazy time teaching 
six kids (aged 4-8 years old)
how to make challah & homemade grape juice.
It was a mess, but really fun!

Oooh, just look at that orange zest!
This beauty is a citrus zest & blueberry olive oil cake.
I used oranges for the zest & fresh juice, 
a meyer lemon olive oil that we picked up on our wine country trip,
 and finally some fresh blueberries from the farmer's market.

The result is the perfect summer cake!

Would you like me to post the recipe? I'm happy to share!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whimsical Guest House love

I am so enchanted with these tiny guest cottages
made of recycled & reclaimed wood.
Doesn't it look like it's straight out of a childhood storybook?

There are more styles here, including 
saunas, playhouses, and even outhouses!

Just thought it was too fun not to share :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Sooo excited to be heading back to Chicago
for vacation & some friends' wedding...
can't wait to be back in the city!

Catch y'all on the flip side :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

A little surprise

These little beauties popped up
seemingly overnight.

I had no idea that these particular plants
would produce blooms, 
so it was definitely a fun little surprise!

In other news, I have been having some 
difficulty with my camera lately,
so that's why there have been fewer posts.

I'm working on it, so please keep checking back!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

When art meets science.

Just came across this print & wanted to share it with you.

Isn't it awesome?

I adore the vibrant colors, the range of subjects, 
the style, everything about it.

I would love to see it in wrapping paper form, 
or even matted in a frame.

What about you?

Charles Harper- “Giant Golden Book of Biology”